Motorola Solutions Q4 earnings surge

Chicago, Jan 24 (IANS) Motorola Solutions Inc. announced Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings jumped 83 percent, supported by stronger sales to government customers.

The Schaumburg-based company earned $336 million or $1.18 per share, compared with $184 million or 56 cents per share a year earlier. Excluding one-time gains and losses, the company reported adjusted earnings of $1.10 per share for the quarter, up 26 percent from 87 cents a share a year ago, reported Xinhua.

Sales of the company rose 6 percent to $2.44 billion in the quarter, thanks to its sales to government customers, which rose 10 percent.

Just a day ago, Motorola Mobility posted its fourth-quarter phone revenue at $1.51 billion, down from $2.5 billion a year earlier and $1.78 billion in the third quarter.


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