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Honeywell Forecasts 2012 Sales Of $37.8-38.9 Billion, Up 4-7%; Proforma Earnings Per Share Of $4.25-4.50, Up 6-12%

Company Reaffirms 2011 Financial Guidance

Honeywell announced its 2012 financial outlook including:

 • Sales of $37.8-38.9 billion, up 4-7% over 2011 estimated sales
        – 4-6% organic growth expected
  • Earnings per share (EPS) of $4.25-4.50, an increase of 6-12% over prior year
        – Strong sales conversion drives 40-70 basis points margin expansion
        – Proforma EPS from continuing operations up 13-19%
        – Mark-to-market pension adjustments in both periods excluded
  • Free cash flow (cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) of approximately $3.5 billion
       – Free cash flow conversion of approximately 100%
       – 2012 free cash flow guidance excludes any cash pension contributions

The company also reaffirmed its 2011 full-year guidance, expecting:
  • Sales of approximately $36.5 billion, up 13% over 2010
       – Excludes the divested CPG business, treated as discontinued operations
  • Proforma earnings per share of approximately $4.03, up 34% over 2010
       – Mark-to-market pension adjustments in both periods excluded
  • Free cash flow guidance of approximately $3.5 billion, excluding cash pension contributions

“Honeywell’s 2011 performance significantly adds to our performance track record and highlights the strength of our portfolio, robust new product pipeline, and expansion in high-growth regions,” said Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote.  “Our long-cycle backlog continues at record levels, with sustained strong orders growth particularly at UOP, Process and Building Solutions, and Commercial Aerospace. Further, our short-cycle businesses, such as Turbo Technologies, Advanced Materials, and ACS products performed well throughout 2011.”

“We’re planning for a more challenging macro environment in 2012,” continued Cote.  “While key economic indicators show slower year-over-year growth in GDP and industrial production globally, we expect to grow faster than the end markets we serve, mainly driven by our robust long-cycle backlog of almost $16 billion, strong commercial aerospace aftermarket growth, and continued contributions from our short-cycle businesses. We feel confident that our portfolio mix and continued margin expansion will deliver strong earnings growth and free cash flow conversion in 2012.”

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