Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE:ARW) today reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $134.8 million, or $1.32 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net income of $174.7 million, or $1.62 per share on a diluted basis in the fourth quarter of 2012. Excluding certain items in both the fourth quarters of 2013 and 2012 1, net income of $172.0 million, or $1.69 per share on a diluted basis, in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared with net income of $139.7 million, or $1.29 per share on a diluted basis, in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Fourth quarter sales of $6.15 billion increased 14 percent from sales of $5.40 billion in the prior year. Sales, as adjusted, increased 8 percent year over year.
“An outstanding fourth quarter capped off a good year for Arrow. Both sales and non-GAAP earnings per share were ahead of our expectations, and we, again, generated strong cash flow. Operating margins grew in both businesses year over year, and we posted record operating income in the fourth quarter,” said Michael J. Long, chairman, president, and chief executive officer.
Global components fourth-quarter sales of $3.44 billion increased 8 percent year over year. Sales, as adjusted, increased 6 percent year over year. Sales in the Asia-Pacific region increased 9 percent year over year, with significant contributions from China. In the Americas, sales increased 3 percent year over year. European sales, as adjusted, were up 10 percent year over year.Global enterprise computing solutions (“ECS”) fourth-quarter sales of $2.72 billion increased 23 percent year over year. Sales, as adjusted, increased 12 percent year over year, as storage, software, and services advanced at double digit growth rates globally. In the Americas, sales grew 19 percent year over year as our value-added service offering creates a differentiated value proposition for our suppliers and customers. In Europe sales, as adjusted, advanced 5 percent year over year.
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