The Toro Company Reports First Quarter Results
First quarter sales grow to $446 million driven by strong demand for snow products
Net earnings per share of $0.44 delivered for the quarter
Company well-positioned for primary selling season with innovative new product offerings
Business Wire The Toro Company
13 minutes ago
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Toro Company (TTC) today reported net earnings of $25.9 million, or $0.44 per share, on net sales of $446 million for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended January 31, 2014. In the comparable fiscal 2013 period, the company delivered net earnings of $31.4 million, or $0.53 per share, on net sales of $444.7 million.
“Significant snowfall across key North American markets this winter season spurred retail demand for our snow products—helping to drive sales for the quarter and providing a solid start to our 2014 fiscal year,” said Michael J. Hoffman, Toro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “The combination of more abundant snow conditions, stronger international demand and solid execution by our team helped us to temper the challenging year-over-year quarterly comparisons we faced due to the Tier 4 diesel engine transition that accelerated sales of large turf equipment into our first quarter last year. In addition, we finished our first quarter more favorably situated in terms of field inventory levels as compared to last year, considering that pre-Tier 4 equipment sales last year went into our channel while snow products sold this year moved all the way through to end-user customers.”
“Looking ahead to our primary selling season, we are well-positioned across our businesses to drive retail sales and increase our market share. Golf course development and renovations continue to progress and customers and channel partners alike are excited about our innovative new equipment and irrigation offerings, including those featured at the recent Golf Industry Show
Apple Reports First Quarter Results
iPhone and iPad Sales Drive Record Revenue and Operating Profit
Business Wire Apple Inc.
1 hour ago
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 first quarter ended December 28, 2013. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion, or $14.50 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $54.5 billion and net profit of $13.1 billion, or $13.81 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 37.9 percent compared to 38.6 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
The Company sold 51 million iPhones, an all-time quarterly record, compared to 47.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Apple also sold 26 million iPads during the quarter, also an all-time quarterly record, compared to 22.9 million in the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4.8 million Macs, compared to 4.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $3.05 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on February 13, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 10, 2014.
“We are really happy with our record iPhone and iPad sales, the strong performance of our Mac products and the continued growth of iTunes, Software and Services,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We love having the most satisfied, loyal and engaged customers, and are continuing to invest heavily in our future to make their experiences with our products and services even better.”
“We generated $22.7 billion in cash flow from operations and returned an additional $7.7 billion in cash to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases during the December quarter, bringing cumulative payments under our capital return program to over $43 billion,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO.