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Eaton Corp. Reports Rise In Q4 Profit

Eaton Corp. (ETN) reported earnings for its fourth quarter that rose compared to the same period last year.

The company said its bottom line advanced to $635 million, or $1.43 per share. This was up from $505 million, or $1.12 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.21 per share, according figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said revenue for the quarter rose 7.0% to $5.21 billion. This was up from $4.87 billion last year.

Eaton Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $635 Mln. vs. $505 Mln. last year.
-Earnings Growth (Y-o-Y): 25.7%
-EPS (Q4): $1.43 vs. $1.12 last year.
-EPS Growth (Y-o-Y): 27.7%
-Analysts Estimate: $1.21
-Revenue (Q4): $5.21 Bln vs. $4.87 Bln last year.
-Revenue Change (Y-o-Y): 7.0%

-Guidance:
Next quarter EPS guidance: $1.00 - $1.10
Full year EPS guidance: $5.00 - $5.20

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