Motorola, Inc. reported sales of US$9.65 billion in the fourth quarter of 2007. Net earnings in the fourth quarter of 2007 were $0.04 per share, which include $0.05 per share from continuing operations and a net loss of $0.01 per share from discontinued operations. Earnings from continuing operations include net charges of $0.09 per share related to a legal settlement, charges associated with previously announced workforce reductions and a write-down of assets, partially offset by tax benefits.
During the quarter, the company generated operating cash flow of $470 million. For the full year, the company generated operating cash flow of $785 million and ended the year with a net cash position of $4.3 billion. For the full year 2007, sales were $36.6 billion. The net loss was $0.02 per share, which included a net loss of $0.05 per share from continuing operations and earnings of $0.03 per share from discontinued operations. The net loss from continuing operations included net charges of $0.29 per share from items highlighted in the company's quarterly earnings releases.
"We are focused on aggressively rationalizing the company's cost structure and working to get Mobile Devices back on track," said Greg Brown, CEO of Motorola. "The recovery in Mobile Devices will take longer than expected and there is a lot more work to be done. Our primary focus is on improving profitability and enhancing our product portfolio in this business. At the same time, we are very pleased with the continued strong performance of our Home and Networks Mobility and Enterprise Mobility Solutions businesses."
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