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Honeywell Reports Full Year Sales Up 3% To $37.7 Billion; Proforma Earnings Per Share Up 11% To $4.48 Per Share; Reported Earnings Per Share Of $3.69

  • 2012 Earnings Growth Driven By Strong Operational Performance
  • Record Segment Margin Of 15.6%, Up 90 bps YoY; Operating Margin 13.6% Up 160 bps YoY
  • Pension Mark-to-Market Adjustment As Expected - ($0.79) Per Share
  • Reaffirming 2013 Proforma EPS Guidance Of $4.75-4.95, Up Another 6-11% Over 2012

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., January 25, 2013 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012:

Total Honeywell
($ Millions, except Earnings Per Share) FY 2011 FY 2012 Change
Sales 36,529 37,665 3%
Segment Margin 14.70% 15.60% 90 bps
Operating Income Margin1 12.00% 13.60% 160 bps
Earnings Per Share (Reported) $2.61 $3.69 41%
Earnings Per Share (Proforma) 1 $4.05 $4.48 11%
Cash Flow from Operations 2,833 3,517 24%
Free Cash Flow2 3,780 3,672 -3%
4Q 2011 4Q 2012 Change
Sales 9,473 9,581 1%
Segment Margin 15.10% 15.60% 50 bps
Operating Income Margin1 12.90% 13.90% 100 bps
Earnings Per Share (Reported) ($0.40) $0.32 N/A
Earnings Per Share (Proforma) 1 $1.05 $1.10 5%
Cash Flow from Operations 1,477 1,349 -9%
Free Cash Flow2 1,417 1,311 -7%

1. Proforma, V%/bps Exclude Any Pension Mark-to-Market Adjustment

2. Free Cash Flow (Cash Flow from Operations Less Capital Expenditures) Prior to Cash Pension Contributions

"Honeywell had another year of terrific performance in 2012," said Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. "In a weak global economy, we grew sales 3% and earnings by 11%, while expanding margins to record levels and continuing to generate strong cash flow. We outperformed while also continuing to invest in seed planting initiatives like new products and services, global growth, cost competitiveness, and strengthening our key processes -- Honeywell Operating System, Velocity Product Development™, and Functional Transformation. Our balanced mix of long- and short-cycle businesses and expansion in high growth regions has offset lower demand in some of our short-cycle businesses, European weakness, and foreign exchange headwinds. We've also maintained a strong long-cycle backlog, now a record $15.8 billion, with new platform wins across many of our businesses last year. These positive trends, combined with our great positions in good industries, conservative planning, and the continued evolution of our internal processes will help Honeywell drive sales, margin growth, cash generation, and EPS outperformance in 2013 and over the long-term."

The company is also reaffirming its full-year 2013 sales and EPS guidance:

Full Year Guidance

2013 Current Guidance Change vs. 2012
Sales $39.0 - $39.5B 4 - 5%
Segment Margin 15.8 - 16.1% 20 - 50 bps
Operating Income Margin1 14.2 - 14.5% 60 - 90 bps
Earnings Per Share1 $4.75 - $4.95 6 - 11%
Free Cash Flow2 ~$3.7B ~Flat

1. Proforma, V% / bps Exclude Any Pension Mark-to-Market Adjustment

2. Free Cash Flow (Cash Flow from Operations Less Capital Expenditures) Prior to Any NARCO Related Payments and Cash Pension Contributions

Segment Performance


($ Millions) FY 2011 FY 2012 % Change
Sales 11,475 12,040 5%
Segment Profit 2,023 2,279 13%
Segment Margin 17.60% 18.90% 130 bps
4Q 2011 4Q 2012 % Change
Sales 3,047 3,020 -1%
Segment Profit 573 601 5%
Segment Margin 18.80% 19.90% 110 bps

  • Sales were down (1%) compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 driven by a (6%) decline in Defense and Space, partially offset by a 3% increase in our commercial end markets. Commercial original equipment (OE) sales were up 5% driven by increased production rates at our major OE customers. Commercial aftermarket sales were up 3% driven by higher maintenance activity.
  • Segment profit was up 5%, and segment margins expanded 110 bps to 19.9%, primarily due to commercial excellence, productivity net of inflation, and lower BGA OE payments, partially offset by investments for growth.

Automation and Control Solutions

($ Millions) FY 2011 FY 2012 % Change
Sales 15,535 15,880 2%
Segment Profit 2,083 2,232 7%
Segment Margin 13.40% 14.10% 70 bps
($ Millions) 4Q 2011 4Q 2012 % Change
Sales 4,051 4,172 3%
Segment Profit 584 645 10%
Segment Margin 14.40% 15.50% 110 bps
  • Sales were up 3% compared with the fourth quarter of 2011 as volume growth and the favorable impact of acquisitions, net of divestitures was partially offset by foreign exchange headwinds. Energy, Safety, and Security was up 4% organically due to acceleration of growth in Environmental and Combustion Controls and continued growth in Scanning & Mobility and Security. Process Solutions and Building Solutions and Distribution grew at a slower rate, reflecting a more challenging capital investment environment.
  • Segment profit was up 10% and segment margins were up 110 bps to 15.5% driven by commercial excellence and strong productivity net of inflation and other investments for growth, including the favorable impact of previously completed restructuring actions.

Performance Materials and Technologies

($ Millions) FY 2011 FY 2012 % Change
Sales 5,659 6,184 9%
Segment Profit 1,042 1,154 11%
Segment Margin 18.40% 18.70% 30 bps
($ Millions) 4Q 2011 4Q 2012 % Change
Sales 1,430 1,545
t-size: 13px;">8% Segment Profit 223 210 -6% Segment Margin 15.60% 13.60% (200 bps)
  • Sales were up 8% reported, 2% organic, compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, resulting from the Thomas Russell acquisition in UOP, partially offset by lower volume of petrochemical and refining catalysts. Advanced Materials sales were up 5% driven by new products and applications, partially offset by challenging end market conditions.
  • Segment profit declined (6%) and segment margins contracted (200 bps) to 13.6% in the fourth quarter primarily due to lower catalyst sales in UOP, unfavorable price/raws spread in Resins and Chemicals and challenging end market conditions, partially offset by productivity net of labor inflation and investments for growth.

Transportation Systems

($ Millions) FY 2011 FY 2012 % Change
Sales 3,859 3,561 -8%
Segment Profit 485 432 -11%
Segment Margin 12.60% 12.10% (50 bps)
($ Millions) 4Q 2011 4Q 2012 % Change
Sales 944 844 -11%
Segment Profit 117 94 -20%
Segment Margin 12.40% 11.10% (130 bps)
  • Sales were down (11%), down (8%) organic, compared with the fourth quarter of 2011, driven by lower European light vehicle production and aftermarket sales, partially offset by new platform launches and higher gas turbo penetration, primarily in the U.S. and China.
  • Segment profit was down (20%) in the fourth quarter and segment margins decreased (130 bps) to 11.1% primarily driven by lower sales volumes and price, unfavorable foreign exchange, and ongoing projects to drive operational improvement in the Friction Materials business, partially offset by productivity benefits.

Honeywell will discuss its results during its investor conference call today starting at 9:00 a.m. EST. To participate on the conference call, please dial(800) 862-9098 (domestic) or(785) 424-1051 (international) a few minutes before the 9:00 a.m. EST start. Please mention to the operator that you are dialing in for Honeywell's fourth quarter 2012 earnings call or provide the conference code, HONQ412. You can hear a replay of the conference call from 12:00 p.m. EST, January 25, until 11:59 p.m. EST, February 1, by dialing(800) 374-1216 (domestic) or(402) 220-0681 (international).

A real-time audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at, where related materials will be posted prior to the presentation. The presentation materials will be in Adobe Acrobat format. A replay of the webcast will be available following the presentation at the same link listed above for 30 days.

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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