Our tax rate was actually a headwind in the quarter. In the third quarter last year, it's only 25.9%. As most of you would know third quarter results tend to have whatever rollover there is in 1040A calculation for filing tax returns. This year our tax rate was 27.7%, a 180 basis points increase over the prior year, which took a couple of pennies out of our results.Net earnings were $110 million, up 31% from the prior year, and our diluted earnings per share were $1.12 versus $0.87.
Roper Industries' CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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