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Honeywell Reports First Quarter 2016 Sales Of $9.5 Billion; Earnings Up 9% To $1.53 Per Share

Honeywell announced first quarter 2016 sales of $9.5 billion and earnings per share (EPS) up 9% to $1.53. Core organic sales grew 1% and segment margin improved 20 bps excluding the impact of Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The Company repurchased over $1 billion shares and deployed ~$1 billion to acquisitions in the quarter. Honeywell also raised its 2016 EPS guidance to $6.55 - $6.70, Up 7% - 10%.

“Honeywell had a strong start to 2016, delivering on our sales and earnings commitments in the first quarter,” said Honeywell Chairman and CEO, Dave Cote. “Earnings per share increased 9% on continued execution across the portfolio. Core organic sales were up 1%, above the high-end of our guidance, driven by acceleration in Commercial Aftermarket and Transportation Systems within Aerospace, continued growth in our residential, commercial, and China businesses within ACS, and higher sales in Process Solutions and Fluorine Products in PMT. We announced and closed three acquisitions within ACS and acquired the remaining 30% interest in UOP Russell, which further strengthens our Great Positions in Good Industries. We also opportunistically repurchased over $1 billion of shares during the quarter, and funded approximately $40 million in new restructuring projects. As a result of the first quarter performance, we are raising the low-end of our full-year earnings guidance range to $6.55-$6.70, up 7%-10%, and remain committed to our full-year core organic sales growth and free cash flow outlook.”


“Looking ahead, our message and our planning will not change. We will support growth where there are opportunities to drive outperformance, be cautious in our sales planning, plan costs and spending conservatively, and continue to support the seed planting for new products, services, geographies, and process improvements that allow us to perform well now and in the future,” concluded Cote.

Rob Ferris
Corporate and Financial Media Relations