Danaher Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Results

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) today announced record results for the second quarter 2015.

For the quarter ended July 3, 2015, non-GAAP adjusted diluted net earnings per share were $1.08, which reflects the adjustments identified in the attached reconciliation schedule. On a GAAP basis, diluted net earnings for the second quarter were $696 million, or $0.97 per share. Revenue for the second quarter 2015 increased 3.5% to $5.1 billion with core revenues also increasing 3.5%.

The Company anticipates that non-GAAP, adjusted diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations for the third quarter 2015 will be in the range of $1.00 to $1.04. The Company is raising its full year 2015 non-GAAP adjusted diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations guidance to $4.25 to $4.33 from $4.23 to $4.33.

Beginning with third quarter of 2015 results, the recently divested Communications Business will be reclassified to discontinued operations for all prior periods, resulting in a $0.03 reduction in adjusted diluted net earnings per share for the first half of 2015. This reduction is essentially offset by the Company's second quarter earnings outperformance relative to its April 2015 guidance. In addition, the Company's prospective earnings per share results will be impacted by a reduction in the number of common shares outstanding, as 26 million shares of Danaher common stock were tendered to Danaher in exchange for the Communications Business before it was merged with NetScout Systems, Inc. The Company's updated 2015 guidance of $4.25 to $4.33 is inclusive of these changes. Refer to the attached reconciliation for additional details.

Thomas P. Joyce, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "This was an exciting quarter for Danaher. Our team executed well, using the Danaher Business System to deliver solid core revenue growth, excellent margin expansion and earnings outperformance. We also announced the pending acquisition of Pall Corporation-the largest in our history-and our intent to separate into two public companies, all while sustaining our significant organic growth investments. As we move into the second half of 2015, we're confident that our focus on driving growth and optimizing our portfolio will offer our shareholders substantial value for years to come."

Danaher will discuss its results during its quarterly investor conference call today starting at 8:00 a.m. ET. The call and an accompanying slide presentation will be webcast on the "Investors" section of Danaher's website, www.danaher.com, under the subheading "Investor Events." A replay of the webcast will be available in the same section of Danaher's website shortly after the conclusion of the presentation and will remain available until the next quarterly earnings call.

The conference call can be accessed by dialing 888-632-5017 within the U.S. or by dialing 913-981-5581 outside the U.S. a few minutes before the 8:00 a.m. ET start and telling the operator that you are dialing in for Danaher's investor conference call (access code 1995288). A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and until Thursday, July 30, 2015. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 within the U.S. or 719-457-0820 outside the U.S. with the access code 1995288. In addition, presentation materials relating to Danaher's results have been posted to the "Investors" section of Danaher's website under the subheading "Financial Information - Quarterly Earnings."


Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands have leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. The Company's globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. In 2014, Danaher generated $19.9 billion in revenue and its market capitalization exceeded $60 billion. For more information please visit: www.danaher.com.

In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this earnings release also contains non-GAAP financial measures. The reasons why we believe these measures provide useful information to investors, a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures and other information relating to these measures are included in the supplemental reconciliation schedule attached.


Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including the statements regarding the Company's anticipated adjusted diluted net earnings per share for the third quarter and full year 2015, the anticipated earnings impact from the Communications business reclassification, the pending acquisition of Pall Corporation, the anticipated separation of Danaher into two public companies, the Company's plans to drive growth and optimize its portfolio and any other statements regarding events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results, developments and business decisions to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, deterioration of or instability in the economy, the markets we serve and the financial markets, the impact of our restructuring activities on our ability to grow, contractions or growth rates and cyclicality of markets we serve, competition, our ability to develop and successfully market new products and technologies and expand into new markets, the potential for improper conduct by our employees, agents or business partners, our ability to successfully identify, consummate and integrate appropriate acquisitions and successfully complete divestitures and other dispositions, contingent liabilities relating to acquisitions and divestitures, our ability to close the acquisition of Pall Corporation and achieve the anticipated benefits of that transaction, our ability to successfully consummate the separation of Danaher into two public companies and realize the anticipated benefits of that transaction, our compliance with applicable laws and regulations (including regulations relating to medical devices and the healthcare industry) and changes in applicable laws and regulations, our ability to effectively address cost reductions and other changes in the healthcare industry, risks relating to potential impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets, currency exchange rates, tax audits and changes in our tax rate and income tax liabilities, litigation and other contingent liabilities including intellectual property and environmental, health and safety matters, risks relating to product, service or software defects, product liability and recalls, risks relating to product manufacturing, the impact of our debt obligations on our operations and liquidity, our relationships with and the performance of our channel partners, commodity costs and surcharges, our ability to adjust purchases and manufacturing capacity to reflect market conditions, reliance on sole sources of supply, labor matters, international economic, political, legal, compliance and business factors, disruptions relating to man-made and natural disasters, security breaches or other disruptions of our information technology systems and pension plan costs. Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in our SEC filings, including our 2014

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