Kadant reports Q4 EPS $1.66, consensus $1.35
Reports Q4 revenue $163.9M, consensus $160.67M. Bookings were $147M in Q4. Our strong performance in the fourth quarter led to record diluted EPS for full-year 2018 driven by solid execution from our existing businesses and excellent contributions from our newly acquired businesses," said Jonathan Painter, president and chief executive officer. "Our internal revenue growth in 2018, which excludes the impact of acquisitions and foreign currency translation, was 10 percent reflecting the strength of our business. We had record performance for the year in revenue, bookings, adjusted EBITDA, and adjusted diluted EPS. "Favorable market conditions, especially in North America, contributed to a 10 percent increase in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the prior year period. In particular, our Wood Processing product line had strong double-digit revenue growth to a record $42 million. Our GAAP diluted EPS in the fourth quarter was a strong beat at $1.61 and our adjusted diluted EPS increased 46 percent to a record $1.66. This strong finish to the year helped make 2018 the best year in our history."