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Eddy Elfenbein submits: After the close, Donaldson (NYSE:DCI) reported earnings of 38 cents a share, one penny better than estimates.

Donaldson Company, Inc. announced record second quarter diluted earnings per share of $.38, up from $.32 last year. Net income was $31.3 million, versus $26.9 million last year. Sales were a record $463.7 million, up from $392.9 million in fiscal 2006.

For the six month period, EPS was another record at $.81, up from $.69 last year. Net income increased 14 percent to $67.3 million compared to $59.1 million last year. Sales were a record $910.2 million, up 14 percent from $796.3 million in fiscal 2006.

"Sales growth was very strong during the quarter, supporting our outlook for another record year," said Bill Cook, Chairman, President and CEO. "Our sales were especially good in Europe and Asia, where solid economic conditions and our well-developed market presence combined to deliver growth in excess of 25 percent in both regions. Our year-to-date operating margin of 10.6 percent compares favorably to 10.2 percent a year ago. Global economic conditions remain healthy for most of our businesses, giving us confidence in delivering our 18th consecutive year of record earnings."

Here's a look at the streak:

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............$1,694.3............$1.55
2007............$1,820.0............$1.76 (est)
2008............$1,940.0............$1.95 (est)

The company expects this year's earnings to be betweem $1.72 and $1.82 a share. For the first half of this fiscal year (ending in July), DCI's EPS is up 17.3%. If that trend continues in the back half, Donaldson will net $1.82 a share.

Source: Donaldson Continues Its Remarkable Earnings Growth Streak

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