Esterline Reports 4Q Earnings Per Share of $.71 From Continuing Ops
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BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 7, 2006 — Esterline Corporation (NYSE/ESL www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today reported fourth quarter income from continuing operations of $18.4 million, or $.71 per diluted share, on sales of $270.3 million. In the same period last year, income from continuing operations was $15.4 million, or $.60 per diluted share, on $224.1 million sales. Orders received in the fourth quarter totaled $288.2 million. This compared with orders of $204.2 million a year ago. Backlog at year-end was $653.5 million compared with $482.8 million at the end of the prior-year period.