July 18, 2012
Honeywell second quarter 2012 sales up 4% to $9.4bn
Honeywell released that Aerospace sales were up 8% compared with the second quarter of 2011. Organic growth was 7%, or 4% organic excluding the absence of prior year payments to Business and General Aviation customers to offset preproduction costs (OE payments). Aerospace growth was driven by an 18% increase in Commercial end markets, partially offset by lower Defense and Space revenue. Commercial original equipment (OE) sales were up 38%, or 16% excluding the impact of the EMS acquisition and lower OE payments year over year. Commercial aftermarket sales were up 9% with growth in both spares and repair and overhaul sales. Segment profit was up 25%, and segment margins expanded 260 bps to 18.6%, primarily due to the absence of prior year OE payments, higher commercial volumes, commercial excellence and productivity net of inflation, partially offset by higher investments in research and development to support future growth.