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Earnings report Q4 2023

Rockwell Automation Reports 3.6% Increase in Sales for Latest Quarter

Segments of revenue

In the three months ended December 31, 2023, Rockwell Automation reported sales of $2.05 billion. The breakdown of revenue by segment is as follows:

  • Products and solutions: $1.83 billion
  • Services: $218.9 million

Strengths

Rockwell Automation demonstrated a 3.6% increase in sales compared to the same period last year. This growth can be attributed to multiple factors. Organic sales increased by 1.0%, indicating the company's ability to generate revenue from existing operations. Currency translation contributed 1.2 percentage points to the sales increase, while acquisitions accounted for a 1.4 percentage point increase. Additionally, pricing strategies implemented in the Intelligent Devices and Software & Control segments resulted in a 3 percentage point increase in total company sales.

Challenges

Despite the overall increase in sales, Rockwell Automation faced challenges in certain regions. The results from China negatively impacted the Asia Pacific region, with a significant decrease in reported and organic sales. Additionally, volume decreased total company sales by approximately 2 percentage points, which may indicate a decline in demand for Rockwell Automation's products and services.

Noteworthy

It is worth noting that the Software & Control segment experienced a 5.3% increase in sales during the latest quarter. This growth was driven by a 4.0% increase in organic sales and a 1.3 percentage point contribution from currency translation. All regions experienced reported and organic sales growth in this segment.

Summary

Rockwell Automation reported a 3.6% increase in sales for the latest quarter. The company's strengths lie in its ability to generate organic sales, benefit from currency translation, and make strategic acquisitions. However, challenges in certain regions and a decrease in sales volume pose potential weaknesses. The Software & Control segment showed promising growth, while the overall performance of the company reflects a positive trend in revenue generation.

Source documents

Form 10-Q  filed on Jan 31, 2024
104 pages scanned

Reference data

Company financials Q4 revenue 0
Analyst estimates Q4 EPS missed by 0.00%
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