That's about a third of what they were supposed to do (originally).
At first blush, lower-than-expected tax rates were a major contributor to the earnings-per-share upside.
Moving forward, we'll continue to evaluate each subsidiary company in line with our larger business goals to reach market leadership and profitability and if necessary, effect further mergers, consolidations or divestitures to accelerate the achievement of these goals.
Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ASK. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds . . .
(October 04, 1941 - )
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Hunter S. Thompson