Honeywell Reports Full-Year Sales Up 13% to $36.5 Billion; Proforma Earnings Up 35% To $4.05 Per Share; And Reported Earnings Per Share Of $2.61

Honeywell announced fourth quarter and full-year 2011 results as follows:
• 4Q11 sales were up 8% to $9.5 billion versus $8.7 billion in 4Q10
   – 7% organic growth reflects continued strength in most end markets and the contribution of new product launches and geographic expansion
• 4Q11 proforma earnings (excluding the impact of pension mark-to-market adjustments) of $1.05 per share, up 21% over $0.87 in 4Q10; Reported 4Q11 earnings reflected a loss of ($0.40) per share versus earnings of $0.47 per share in the prior year
   – Pension mark-to-market adjustment of $1.45 per share calculated using 784.3 million weighted average shares outstanding assuming dilution
• 4Q11 cash flow from operations of $1.5 billion, includes $250 million cash pension contribution in the quarter
   – 4Q11 free cash flow (cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) of $1.4 billion, prior to $250 million cash pension contribution

The company reported full-year 2011 results including:
• 2011 sales of $36.5 billion, up approximately 13% over 2010
   – 8% organic sales growth, again reflecting strong end markets, successful new product launches, and continued expansion in high growth regions
• 2011 proforma earnings (excluding the impact of pension mark-to-market adjustments)  of $4.05 per share, up 35% over $3.00 in 2010; Reported EPS of $2.61 in 2011 versus $2.59 in the prior year
   – Pension mark-to-market adjustment of $1.44 per share calculated using 791.6 million weighted average shares outstanding assuming dilution
• 2011 cash flow from operations of $2.8 billion, includes $1.7 billion cash pension contribution in the year
   – 2011 free cash flow of approximately $3.7 billion, prior to $1.7 billion cash pension contribution

“Honeywell had a terrific 2011,” said Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. “We executed across the portfolio with record organic sales growth and segment margins. Our 2011 performance reflects the operational and financial disciplines that underpin the transformation that has taken place at the company over the last 10 years. We deployed the Honeywell 5 Initiatives – Growth, Productivity, Cash, People, and our Enablers, and created a common One Honeywell culture committed to continuous improvement. As a result, we built a better set of businesses with Great Positions in Good Industries, a terrific performance track record, a great leadership team with a truly global focus, a very full pipeline of new products and technologies, and our key process initiatives that are gaining momentum. We’ve come a long way, and we feel even better about our future.”

“While we expect a more challenging macro environment ahead in 2012, primarily driven by softness in Europe impacting the short-cycle businesses, we’re confident that Honeywell is well positioned to continue to outperform,” continued Cote.  “Our long-cycle businesses are accelerating, with Commercial Aerospace OE, UOP, Building Solutions & Distribution, and Process Solutions all having substantial backlog, in total just under $16 billion. While we expect growth to moderate in the first half of 2012, we’re confident that we can drive strong sales conversion leading to higher segment margins over the course of the year.  The investments we’ve made, coupled with our execution track record and disciplined playbook, will be key to our continued outperformance in 2012 and beyond.”

For more information, read the press release or listen to a replay of the Investor Conference Call.