Rockwell Automation Inc. Q4 Profit Increases, beats estimates

Rockwell Automation Inc. (ROK) reported earnings for its fourth quarter that increased from last year and beat the Street estimates.

The company's earnings came in at $338.9M, or $2.91 per share. This compares with $78.5M, or $0.67 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Excluding items, Rockwell Automation Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $353.8 million or $3.04 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $2.97 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 17.7% to $2.13 billion from $1.81 billion last year.

Rockwell Automation Inc. earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q4): $338.9M. vs. $78.5M. last year.
-EPS (Q4): $2.91 vs. $0.67 last year.
-Analyst Estimate: $2.97
-Revenue (Q4): $2.13 Bln vs. $1.81 Bln last year.

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