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Celanese adjusted earnings up 44% on margin expansion
5:04 PM MDT | April 18, 2013 | Clay Boswell
Celanese posted first-quarter net income of $142 million, a decline of 26% due mainly to a significant favorable tax benefit in the year-ago quarter. Excluding charges, Celanese says that adjusted Ebit and earnings were significantly higher. Reported adjusted earnings were $1.14/share, up 44% from the year-ago period and well above the consensus estimate of 78 cts. Adjusted Ebit for the quarter totaled $269 million. Sales of $1.6 billion reflected a year-on-year (YOY) decrease of 1.7%....
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