Honeywell (HON) Tops Q1 EPS by 3c; Updates FY16 Outlook
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) reported Q1 EPS of $1.53, $0.03 better than the analyst estimate of $1.50. Revenue for the quarter came in at $9.52 billion versus the consensus estimate of $9.37 billion.
*Throughout this press release, core organic sales growth refers to reported sales growth less the impacts from foreign currency translation, M&A and raw materials pass-through pricing in the Resins & Chemicals business of PMT. The raw materials pricing impact is excluded in instances where raw materials costs are passed through to customers, which drives fluctuations in selling prices not tied to volume growth. A reconciliation of core organic sales growth to reported sales growth is provided in the attached financial tables.
"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.
Honeywell sees FY2016 EPS of $6.55-$6.70, versus the consensus of $6.61. Honeywell sees FY2016 revenue of $40.3-40.9 billion, versus the consensus of $40.57 billion.
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