Eaton Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Share of $1.18
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Power management company Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE:ETN) today announced that earnings per share were $1.18 for the fourth quarter of 2020. Excluding charges of $0.06 per share related to acquisitions and divestitures and $0.04 per share related to a multi-year restructuring program, adjusted earnings per share were $1.28.
Sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 were $4.7 billion. Organic sales were down 5 percent, and the divestitures of the Lighting and Automotive Fluid Conveyance businesses reduced sales by 8 percent, partially offset by 2 percent growth from acquisitions.
Craig Arnold, Eaton chairman and chief executive officer, said, “Our fourth quarter was stronger than expected, with organic…