Esterline Reports Q1 2009 Earnings
By Michelle DeGrand on
BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 26, 2009 — Esterline Corporation, (NYSE:ESL www.esterline.com), a leading specialty manufacturer serving aerospace/defense markets, today reported fiscal 2009 first quarter (ended January 30) income from continuing operations of $11.5 million, or $.38 per diluted share, on sales of $309.7 million. Year-ago income from continuing operations was $29.7 million, or $1.00 per diluted share, on sales of $357.3 million. Income from discontinued operations was $.52 per diluted share, compared with $.04 per diluted share in the prior-year period, reflecting gains on the sale of a U.K.-based operation in November 2008. Net income was $26.9 million, or $.90 per diluted share, compared with $31.0 million, or $1.04 per diluted share, in the prior-year period.