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Earnings: Aetna, Archer Daniels Midland, Eaton Corp (AET, ADM, ETN)

Mike Deane Feb 03, 2015

Before the opening bell on Tuesday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.

Aetna Matches Q4 EPS Estimates

Aetna (AET ) reported fourth quarter revenues of $14.8 billion, up 12% from last year’s Q4 revenues of $13.13 billion. Operating income for the quarter came in at $434 million, or $1.22 per share, down from last year’s $537.7 million, or $1.45 per share. AET met analysts’ EPS estimates of $1.22, while revenues came in just above the expectation of $14.59 billion. For FY2015, Aetna sees EPS of $7, which is below analysts’ estimates of $7.16.

Archer Daniels Midland Beats EPS Estimates; Misses on Revenue

Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM ) reported fourth quarter adjusted EPS of $1, compared to last year’s Q4 figure of 95 cents. Revenues were down significantly, coming in at $20.9 billion, compared to last year’s Q4 revenues of $24.1 billion. ADM beat analysts’ EPS estimates of 93 cents, while revenues missed the $23.95 billion expectation.

Eaton Corp. Beats EPS Estimates

Eaton Corp. (ETN ) reported fourth quarter sales of $5.57 billion, up slightly from last year’s Q4 sales of $5.53 billion. Analysts were expecting revenues of $5.6 billion. Net income for the quarter came in at $581 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, up from last year’s $479 million, or $1.01 per diluted share. On an adjusted basis, EPS came in at $1.27, beating analysts’ estimates of $1.20. Looking ahead, ETN sees FY2015 EPS in the range of $4.75-$5.05, while analysts expect $4.97.

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