Terex Corp.’s shares climbed +3% on Monday, after the company reported fourth quarter earnings that edged past Wall Street estimates.
The manufacturer of utility trucks and tower cranes raked in earnings of 51 cents per share in the fourth quarter, beating Zacks consensus estimate of 46 cents a share. The earnings per share was also higher from the year-ago quarter's figure, by a solid + 55%.
The company’s revenue for the quarter increased +16% year-over-year to touch $1.23 billion – which is higher than analysts’ estimate of $1.2 billion (based on Zacks survey of analysts). A major driver of growth was material processing equipment whose sales surged +20%. Sales of aerial work platforms, such as bucket trucks, increased +19.4%. Those of crane sales rose +12.4%.
For the full-year 2018, Terex's operating income was $208.6 million (or $2.71 per share), higher than 2017’s $128.4 million (or $1.35 per share).