Teledyne Technologies Reports 43% Increase in Fourth-Quarter Net Income


Teledyne Technologies, a leading provider of infrared cameras and other industrial and aerospace supplies, has announced a strong fourth-quarter performance. The company saw a significant increase in net income, driven by a tax benefit and a slight growth in sales.

Financial Highlights

In the quarter ending in December, Teledyne’s net income rose to $323.1 million, compared to $226.4 million in the same period a year ago. This represents a remarkable 43% increase year-over-year. Earnings per share also rose to $6.75 from $4.74, highlighting the company’s profitability.

After adjusting for certain one-off items, including a tax benefit of $123.4 million, Teledyne achieved adjusted earnings of $5.44 per share. This exceeded the average Wall Street estimate of $5.04 per share, as reported by FactSet.

Sales Performance

Teledyne reported fourth-quarter sales of $1.43 billion, demonstrating a modest 0.5% increase compared to the previous year. However, this fell short of the average Wall Street target of $1.46 billion, based on FactSet’s data.

Business Segments

  • Digital Imaging: Sales in this segment slightly declined to $802.5 million.
  • Instrumentation: Sales in instrumentation grew by 2.8% to $335.2 million, benefiting from higher demand for marine instruments.
  • Aerospace and Defense Electronics: This unit experienced a notable 3.4% sales increase, reaching $184 million.
  • Engineered Systems: Sales in engineered systems declined by 3.8% to $103.3 million.

Teledyne continues to be a prominent player in the high-tech industrial and aerospace sectors, offering innovative solutions and top-quality products to its customers.

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