Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DLPH), a leading global vehicle components manufacturer, today reported fourth quarter 2012 revenues of $3.8 billion, a decrease of 3.4% from the prior year period, the result of further reductions in European production and continued weakness of the Euro and Brazilian Real, partially offset by increases as a result of acquisitions. Adjusted for the impacts of currency exchange, commodity movements, acquisitions and divestitures, revenue decreased by 4% in the fourth quarter.
The Company reported fourth quarter U.S. GAAP net income of $136 million and earnings of $0.43 per diluted share, compared to $290 million and $0.88 per diluted share in the prior year period. The current year quarterly U.S. GAAP results include special items consisting of restructuring-related charges and acquisition-related costs. Excluding these special items, the Company reported adjusted fourth quarter earnings of $287 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, compared to adjusted earnings of $299 million, or $0.91 per diluted share in the prior year period.
“Delphi's fourth quarter financial results reflect the continued high level of execution, particularly in the face of a challenging environment in Europe," said Rodney O'Neal, chief executive officer and president. "As expected, European vehicle production levels continued to be weak, and as previously announced, we initiated significant restructuring actions, primarily in Europe, that we believe will provide future benefits. Maintaining and improving our lean operating structure is of paramount importance to us, and we believe better positions Delphi to provide strong results for our shareholders."
Fourth Quarter 2012 ResultsThe Company reported fourth quarter 2012 revenue of $3.8 billion, a decrease of 4% over the fourth quarter of 2011, adjusting for currency exchange, commodity movements, acquisitions and divestitures. This reflects solid growth of 11% in Asia, 6% growth in North America and 4% growth in South America, offset by a 18% decline in Europe.
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