Delphi Automotive pronounced Thursday a net income rose 11.5 percent to $1.35 billion in 2014. The automotive retailer pronounced it done $344 million in a fourth quarter.
The England-based automobile retailer with a vast operational bottom in Troy pronounced it warranted $4.48 a share in 2014, adult 15 percent, and fourth entertain gain of $1.16 a share rose 20 percent. Factoring in special items, fourth entertain gain were adult 18 percent to $1.32 a share and gain for a year were $5.09 a share, adult 16 percent. That kick analysts’ estimates by 5 cents a share.
“Our change sheet, obviously, is intensely fortress-like,” pronounced Delphi CEO and President Rodney O’Neal during a call with news media Thursday. “We’ve generated some superb financier returns.”
O’Neal pronounced 2014 was “another good year.” Revenue increasing 3 percent compared to a prior year to $17 billion, with improved than normal expansion in North America and Asia.
During a fourth quarter, Delphi bought behind 5.04 million shares of batch for about $350 million.
The association pronounced it expects to continue a financial success in 2015, with income trimming between $4.15 billion and $4.25 billion in a initial entertain and between $17.1 billion and $17.5 billion for 2015.
“We’re intensely confident, formed on a movement we’ve combined in 2014, that a gain opinion for 2015 will start as we’ve outlined,” O’Neal said. “We’ve got a lot to be vehement about.”
Part of that fad is interjection to a flourishing active reserve business. Active reserve income final year increasing about 30 percent from 2013 to 2014.
Delphi Chief Operating Officer Kevin Clark pronounced a association sees “tremendous growth” and event in active reserve and unconstrained pushing technologies.
“It positively will be, over a near-term, a fastest-growing product area,” he said, adding a association requisitioned about $1.4 billion of active reserve business in 2014.
Delphi’s stock, traded underneath DLPH, sealed Wednesday during $72.75 a share, adult a penny. As of 11:25 a.m., shares were trade adult 3.3 percent to $75.16.
2014 was a final for O’Neal heading Delphi. The automobile attention maestro will retire in March. Clark, his successor, thanked O’Neal for his service.
“Truly underneath his leadership, Delphi has determined a lane record of superb execution with a business and, as we all know, extensive value origination for a shareholders,” he said. “Going forward, we’re assured that we have a right strategy, that we have a right government team, that we have a right regulation to build on a accomplishments and expostulate continued success.”
O’Neal’s automotive attention knowledge began as a tyro in 1971 during General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). He after worked for GM, holding a series of engineering, prolongation and production supervisory positions. He assimilated Delphi in 1997. He became CEO and boss in 2005.
Overall, O’Neal pronounced he sees a state of a retailer attention really robust, with relations being “better than ever” with automakers.