S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Pall Corporation (PLL) reported its results for the most recent quarter. Pall Corp. supplies filtration, separation and purification technologies for the removal of contaminants from a variety of liquids and gases.
Pall Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Net income rose 2% to $71.1 million (60 cents/share) vs. $69.7 million or 58 cents per share in the year earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 15.2% to $709.8 million
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: PLL reported adjusted net income of of 72 cents/share. By that measure, the company beat the mean estimate of 71 cents/share. Estimates ranged from 69 cents per share to 73 cents per share.
Quoting Management: Eric Krasnoff, CEO and President, said, “Fiscal 2011 sales have increased by double digits throughout the year. Third quarter sales rose 11% in LC with Life Sciences up 12% and Industrial close to 10%. BioPharmaceuticals again performed well reflecting Pall’s broadening presence throughout the biotech production process. Microelectronics grew, driven by increased semiconductor production for a wide variety of industrial and consumer products.”
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Stock Performance: Shares of PLL are trading at $52.92 per share.
(Sources: YahooFinance, Xignite Financials)