Woodward 3Q Results: Postgame Scorecard

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Woodward's (NASDAQ:WWD) net income fell in the third quarter.

Earnings and Revenue The company fell short of estimates with EPS of 40 cents a share and revenues of $460.2 million. Analysts were expecting EPS of 45 cents a share and revenues of $464.6 million.

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The company's net income for the quarter was $28.3 million. This is a 21.5% decline from last year. Revenue climbed 5% from $438.5 million in the same period last year.

Company Fundamental Trends With last quarter's falling profit, The company ends a run of at least four consecutive quarters of year-over-year profit increases. The company's revenue has grown during at least each of the past four quarters on a year-over-year basis.

History Against Expectations The company missed estimates last quarter after meeting expectations the quarter before. It reported net income of 55 cents.

Official Comment: "Operational issues and increased investments in awarded system programs in our Aerospace segment have combined to make this a challenging quarter," said Thomas A. Gendron, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Ongoing worldwide economic uncertainty is also pressuring sales growth."

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