Donaldson Earnings Soar...Again

| About: Donaldson Co (DCI)

Eddy Elfenbein submits: I've learned never to say "I love a stock," but I'm in serious like with Donaldson (NYSE:DCI). The company just had another fantastic earnings report. The company has increased its earnings for 17 straight years.

For the fourth quarter, DCI earned 43 cents a share, three cents more than the Street was expecting. The stock is up 10% after-hours.

For the year, Donaldson earned $1.55 a share on sales of $1.694 billion. Here are the results going back to 1990:

Year.............Sales.................EPS
1990............$422.9...............$0.19
1991............$457.7...............$0.21
1992............$482.1...............$0.23
1993............$533.3...............$0.26
1994............$593.5...............$0.30
1995............$704.0...............$0.37
1996............$758.6...............$0.42
1997............$833.3...............$0.50
1998............$940.4...............$0.57
1999............$944.1...............$0.66
2000............$1,092.3............$0.76
2001............$1,137.0............$0.83
2002............$1,126.0............$0.95
2003............$1,218.3............$1.05
2004............$1,415.0............$1.18
2005............$1,595.7............$1.27
2006............$1,694.0............$1.55

Donaldson sees 2007 EPS coming in at $1.72 to $1.82 a share, which is above Wall Street's forecast.

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