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  • Garmin Profits Rise 27% 0 comments
    Feb 19, 2014 11:09 AM | about stocks: GRMN

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    Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN) announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013, posting a 27% rise in profits from a year ago. The global positioning systems provider reported a 50% increase in its nonautomotive and mobile business segments, helping offset the 12% automotive and mobile sales decline. Garmin is projecting continued headwinds in the personal GPS device market due to the increased accessibility and use of smartphone applications. Revenue fell 12% to $759.7M, but still beat analyst $713M expectations, while gross margin improved from 48.6% to 51.9%. All other Garmin business segments reported improvements, with aviation sales improving 25%, fitness sales up 14%, and marine sales up 13%. Earnings improved from $129.3M and $0.66 per share a year ago to $163.6M and $0.83 per share this quarter, beating analyst predictions of $0.62 per share.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Stocks: GRMN
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