Honeywell Reports First Quarter 2014 Sales of $9.7 Billion & EPS of $1.28 Per Share
April 17, 2014
Honeywell reported its first quarter 2014 earnings today, announcing organic sales up 3%, excluding Defense & Space, and earnings per share (EPS) up 6% year-over-year. The company raised its 2014 proforma EPS guidance to $5.40 to $5.55 from $5.35 to $5.55.
“Honeywell had a good start to the year with strong margin expansion driving better than expected earnings,” said Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. “We saw 3% organic sales growth ex-Defense & Space, with strong execution across each of the businesses driving earnings above the high-end of our guidance. We remain cautiously optimistic on the macro environment, even with some nice momentum exiting the quarter in our short-cycle and long-cycle businesses driving organic sales growth acceleration as we progress through the year. As a result of the first quarter performance and overall favorable outlook for our key end markets, we’re raising the low-end of our 2014 Proforma EPS outlook by $0.05 and our new guidance range is $5.40-$5.55. We are also increasing our cash flow forecast for the year given the strong first quarter working capital performance. We remain confident in our outlook and intend to perform better than our peers driven by our diversity of opportunity, relentless seed planting in new products and technologies, continued penetration of High Growth Regions (HGRs), and growing traction on key process initiatives. We’ve also proactively redeployed non-operating gains and operational earnings to fund smart new repositioning projects benefiting 2015 and beyond. Our recently announced organizational changes demonstrate the strength of our organization, add further evidence to the effectiveness of the Honeywell operating model, and reaffirm our belief that the best is yet to come for Honeywell.”