NEW YORK - General Electric Co. (GE) says its net income rose 5 percent in the fourth quarter on rising profits from the sale of aircraft engines, oil and gas drilling equipment and appliances.
Its adjusted earnings matched Wall
Street expectations. Its shares edged higher in premarket trading.
GE reported net income of $4.2 billion
for the fourth quarter of 2013 on revenue of $40.38 billion. That's up from net
income of $4.01 billion on revenue of $39.16 billion in the fourth quarter of
Adjusted to remove the effects of
one-time items and discontinued operations, GE earned 53 cents per share. That
matches what analysts polled by FactSet expected, on average. GE's adjusted
earnings per share rose 20 percent compared with the prior quarter.
Profit in the company's aviation, oil
and gas, and appliances divisions all rose 20 percent or more in the quarter.