United Technologies ( UTX), a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, reported first-quarter earnings of $799 million, or 78 cents a share, compared with earnings of $1.08 billion, or $1.03 a share, a year earlier as revenue declined and the company faced "difficult end markets and currency headwinds." The latest quarter include restructuring costs of 12 cents a share and a one-time tax benefit of 3 cents a share. Adverse foreign currency translation and currency hedges at Pratt & Whitney Canada totaled 8 cents a share in the first quarter, the company said in a press release Tuesday. Net income attributable to common shareowners fell 28% to $722 million from $1 billion. Sales fell to $12.25 billion from $13.96 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of 78 cents a share on revenue of $12.4 billion. United Technologies said order trends in the quarter were weak although the company said it saw "stabilization in the rate of year-over-year decline across most of our businesses in March." The company said it expects to meet its full-year guidance of earnings of $4 to $4.50 a share on revenue of $55 billion. Analysts estimate 2009 earnings of $4.20 a share on revenue of $54.3 billion.