Danaher Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) today announced results for the third quarter 2016. All results in this release reflect only continuing operations unless otherwise noted.  For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, net earnings were $402.6 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, which represents a 6% year-over-year increase.

Non-GAAP adjusted diluted net earnings per share for the third quarter 2016 was $0.87 per share, which reflects the adjustments identified in the attached reconciliation schedule.  This represents a 23% increase over the comparable 2015 amount.

For the third quarter 2016, revenues increased 17.5% year-over-year to $4.1 billion, with core revenue growth of 3.0% (non-GAAP).  Year-to-date operating cash flow of $2.4 billion was up 29% on the comparable 2015 amount.

For the fourth quarter 2016, the Company anticipates that diluted net earnings per share will be $0.85 to $0.89. Non-GAAP adjusted diluted net earnings per share is expected to be $1.01 to $1.05, reflecting the adjustments identified on the attached reconciliation schedule.

For the full year 2016, the Company anticipates diluted net earnings per share to be $2.86 to $2.90.  Non-GAAP adjusted diluted net earnings per share is expected to be $3.57 to $3.61, reflecting the adjustments identified on the attached reconciliation schedule.

Thomas P. Joyce, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our team executed well despite the economic backdrop, and we were pleased with our performance in the third quarter as the strength and diversity of our portfolio continued to be a key differentiator."

Joyce added, "Since July, we announced two strategic acquisitions, of Cepheid and Phenomenex. We believe that the addition of these businesses into our Diagnostics and Life Sciences segments, respectively, will enhance our portfolio's strategic positions and broaden our product offering to customers."

Both the Cepheid and Phenomenex acquisitions are subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals and in the case of Cepheid, approval of the Cepheid shareholders, and we expect both acquisitions to close in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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 "Events & Presentations." 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 (800) 344-6491 within the U.S. or by dialing (785) 830-7988 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 7811806). A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and until Thursday, October 27, 2016. You can access the replay dial-in information on the "Investors" section of Danaher's website under the subheading "Events & Presentations." 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."

ABOUT DANAHER
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 has leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. With more than 20 operating companies, Danaher's globally diverse team of 59,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. For more information please visit www.danaher.com.

NON-GAAP MEASURES
In addition to the financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this earnings release also contains non-GAAP financial measures. Calculations of these 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 non-GAAP measures are included in the supplemental reconciliation schedule attached.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including the statements regarding the Company's anticipated financial performance for the fourth quarter and full year 2016, the anticipated acquisition of each of Cepheid and Phenomenex, the anticipated timing thereof and future expectations relating thereto, the Company's future prospects 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, our ability to integrate the acquisition of Pall Corporation and achieve the anticipated benefits of that transaction, contingent liabilities relating to acquisitions and divestitures (including tax-related and other contingent liabilities relating to the distributions of each of Fortive Corporation and our communications business), our compliance with applicable laws and regulations (including regulations relating to medical devices and the health care industry) and changes in applicable laws and regulations, our ability to effectively address cost reductions and other changes in the health care 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 (including the impact of the UK referendum to leave the EU), disruptions relating to man-made and natural disasters, security breaches or other disruptions of our information technology systems, pension plan costs, general economic conditions and conditions affecting the industries in which Danaher, Cepheid and Phenomenex operate, the uncertainty of acquisition-related regulatory approvals, the respective parties' ability to satisfy the respective conditions to the acquisition of each of Cepheid and Phenomenex and consummate each transaction on the anticipated timetable or at all, and Cepheid's and Phenomenex's performance and maintenance of important business relationships. 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 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2016.

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