“Honeywell’s strong performance continued through the second quarter, with over 3% organic sales growth that exceeded the high end of our guidance range, and 50 basis points of segment margin expansion, resulting in second-quarter earnings per share of $1.80,” said Darius Adamczyk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell. “Earnings came in at the high end of our guidance range, up 10% year-over-year. We continued our investments to enhance future profitable growth through new product introductions, additions to the sales organization, and more than $115 million of restructuring funding in the quarter, made possible by a lower-than-planned tax rate. Quarterly free cash flow of $1.2 billion was impacted by the timing of cash tax payments, and our first-half performance remained strong with nearly 40% growth in free cash flow year-over-year.”
“We are increasing our full-year reported and organic sales guidance and raising the low end of our full-year earnings guidance by 10 cents. We now anticipate 2017 earnings per share to be between $7.00 and $7.10, up 8% - 10%, excluding divestitures, any pension mark-to-market adjustments, and 2016 debt refinancing charges. We also now expect full-year sales to be between $39.3 billion and $40.0 billion, up 2% - 4% organic,” Adamczyk concluded.