Emerson confirms climate tech deal and tops earnings expectations

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Shares of Emerson Electric Co. EMR, +1.76% gained 0.7% in premarket trading, after automation technology and software company confirmed Monday an agreement to sell a majority stake in its climate technologies business to Blackstone Inc. BX, +0.68% in a deal that values the business at $14.0 billion. The deal was originally reported by The Wall Street Journal. Under terms of the deal, Emerson will receive upfront cash proceeds of $9.5 billion. At the close of the deal, which is expected to occur in the first half of 2023, Emerson will receive a note of $2.25 billion, and will retain 45% equity ownership of the standalone climate technologies business. Separately, Emerson reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income that rose to $740 million, or $1.24 a share, from $670 million, or $1.11 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share of $1.53 beat the FactSet consensus of $1.39. Sales grew 8.3% to $5.36 billion, above the FactSet consensus of $5.34 billion. The stock has slipped 3.0% over the past three months through Friday, while the S&P 500 SPX, +2.46% has lost 5.6%.

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