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Diebold Narrowly Misses on Q4 EPS, but Beats Revenue Estimates

Shares of Diebold (NYSE: DBD  )  shares were up strongly today in the wake of the company's Q4 and fiscal results release. For the quarter, revenue was $811 million, down 3% from the $840 million in the same period the previous year. Net loss deepened to $41 million ($0.65 per diluted share), from Q4 2012's $12 million ($0.19). On an adjusted basis, however, those EPS figures were $0.57 and $0.43, respectively. Analysts had been expecting revenue of $801 million and EPS of $0.59.

For the entirety of 2013, Diebold's top line was $2.86 billion, a decline from 2012's $2.99 billion. Bottom line swung to a loss of $182 million ($2.85 per diluted share), from a profit of $74 million ($1.17) the previous year. On an adjusted basis, 2013's EPS was $1.36, and the preceding year's was $1.99.

The company provided EPS guidance for fiscal 2014. On an adjusted basis, it believes it will post EPS of $1.65 to $1.85.

Following the announcement of the results, Diebold's stock advanced by 9%, or $3.13, to close the day at $36.30.

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