Amphenol, a leading manufacturer of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors and interconnect systems, has announced better-than-expected sales for its latest quarter. The company recorded a net income of $514.5 million, or 83 cents a share, for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared to $507.5 million, or 82 cents a share, in the previous year. Adjusted earnings were 82 cents a share, surpassing analysts' estimates of 77 cents a share.

The company's sales rose to $3.33 billion, up from $3.24 billion in the same period last year. This exceeds the $3.16 billion expected by analysts polled by FactSet.

Amphenol attributes its sales growth to several factors, including an increase in commercial air, defense, automotive, and IT datacom markets. Additionally, the company's acquisition program has contributed significantly to its success. During the quarter, Amphenol completed four acquisitions: TPC Wire & Cable, Airmar Technology, LID Technologies, and PCTEL.

Looking ahead, Amphenol forecasts first-quarter sales in the range of $3.04 billion to $3.1 billion, with adjusted earnings per share projected at 71 cents to 73 cents. Analysts polled by FactSet anticipated sales around $3.06 billion and adjusted earnings per share of 72 cents.

Amphenol's strong performance in various markets and its strategic acquisitions highlight its position as a leader in the industry. With an optimistic outlook for the first quarter, the company continues to thrive in an ever-evolving market.

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