Rockwell Automation posts lower quarterly profit

Mon Nov 5, 2012 7:09am EST

Nov 5 (Reuters) - Rockwell Automation Inc reported lower quarterly earnings on Monday despite higher sales, as restructuring costs cut into profit margins.

The U.S. maker of factory automation systems earned $195.2 million, or $1.38 per share, in the fiscal fourth quarter ended Sept. 30, down from $201.8 million, or $1.39 per share, a year earlier.

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