Danaher Reports Record Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) announced results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012. All financial metrics in this release reflect only the Company’s continuing operations unless otherwise noted.

Net earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 were $630.4 million, or $0.89 per share on a diluted basis, a 12.5% increase over diluted net earnings per share of $0.79 for the fourth quarter 2011. Included in the fourth quarter 2012 results is a $0.02 per share benefit from a mark-to-market gain from the change in value of a currency swap agreement. Sales for the 2012 fourth quarter were $4.98 billion, 5.5% higher than the $4.72 billion reported for the 2011 fourth quarter. Core revenues increased 3.5% in the quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.

Net earnings for the full year 2012 were $2.3 billion, or $3.23 per share on a diluted basis, compared with net earnings of $1.9 billion, or$2.77 per share on a diluted basis for the full year 2011. Revenues for the full year 2012 were $18.3 billion compared to $16.1 billion for the full year 2011, an increase of 13.5%. Core revenues increased 2.5% for the full year 2012 compared to the full year 2011. More…

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