UPDATE 1-Roper Industries Q4 results top Street
* Q4 adj EPS $0.81 vs est $0.70
* Rev falls 4 pct
* Sees Q1 EPS of $0.62-$0.65, excl items
Feb 3 (Reuters) - Diversified manufacturer Roper Industries Inc (ROP.N: Cotización) posted better-than-expected quarterly results, helped by improved margins and orders, and forecast first-quarter profit above market estimates.
For the fourth income, net income was $71.9 million, or 77 cents a share, compared with $70.9 million, or 77 cents a share, a year ago.
On an adjusted basis, the company earned 81 cents a share.
Revenue for the company, which is a component of the S&P 500 index .SPX, fell 4 percent to $553.6 million.
Analysts on average were expecting earnings of 70 cents a share on revenue of $529.8 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Orders for the company, which provides engineered products and solutions for water, energy and healthcare markets, rose 1 percent to $565 million. Continuación...