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Danaher Reports Record First Quarter 2016 Results

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 21, 2016 -- Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) today announced results for the first quarter 2016. All financial metrics in this press release reflect Danaher’s continuing operations.

For the quarter ended April 1, 2016, non-GAAP adjusted diluted net earnings per share were $1.08, which reflects the adjustments identified in the attached reconciliation schedule. This represents an 18.5% increase over the comparable 2015 amount. On a GAAP basis, net earnings for the first quarter were $758 million, or $1.09 per share on a diluted basis. For the first quarter 2016, revenues increased 15.0% year-over-year to $5.4 billion, with core revenue growth of 0.5%.

The Company anticipates that non-GAAP, adjusted diluted net earnings per share for the second quarter of 2016 will be in the range of $1.19 to $1.23, reflecting the adjustments identified on the attached reconciliation schedule. The Company is also increasing its full year 2016 adjusted diluted net earnings per share guidance, which is now expected to be in the range of $4.85 to $4.98, reflecting the adjustments identified on the attached reconciliation schedule.

Thomas P. Joyce, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We were pleased with our start to 2016 as our team continued to outperform in the face of uncertain and challenging economic conditions. In the quarter, we delivered high-teens earnings growth, healthy operating margin expansion and free cash flow that was up over 50% year-on-year. The Danaher Business System remains the driving force behind our performance-equipping our team with the tools to strengthen our competitive positions, the focus to invest in high-impact growth opportunities and the flexibility to position our businesses for long-term success.”

Joyce added, “This is an exciting year for Danaher as we anticipate the launch of Fortive Corporation. This separation will provide our teams with unique opportunities for growth and create two portfolios of market-leading businesses that we believe will continue to build shareholder 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 866-598-9773 within the U.S. or by dialing 480-293-0646 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 4643245). A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and until Thursday, April 28, 2016. 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 4643245. 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 have unparalleled leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. The Company's globally diverse team of 81,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. In 2015, Danaher generated $20.6 billion in revenue and its market capitalization exceeded $60 billion. For more information please visit:

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.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

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 second quarter and full year 2016, the expected spin-off of Fortive Corporation in 2016, the Company’s competitive positioning, investment in growth opportunities, positioning for long-term success, anticipated shareholder value creation 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, our ability to successfully consummate the separation of Danaher into two public companies and realize the anticipated benefits of that transaction, 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 recent acquisition of Pall Corporation and achieve the anticipated benefits of that transaction, contingent liabilities relating to acquisitions and divestitures, 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 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2016. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events and developments or otherwise.

CONTACT

Matthew E. Gugino

Vice President, Investor Relations

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 800W

Washington, D.C. 20037

Telephone: (202) 828-0850

Fax: (202) 828-0860

DANAHER CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED

STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS

($ and shares in millions, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

Three Month Period Ended

April 1, 2016

April 3, 2015

5,387.2

4,694.7

Cost of sales

(2,524.6

(2,226.5

Gross profit

2,862.6

2,468.2

Operating costs:

Selling, general and administrative expenses

(1,660.7

(1,413.7

Research and development expenses

(319.8

(299.4

Operating profit

Nonoperating income (expense):

Other income

Interest expense

Interest income

Earnings from continuing operations before income taxes

1,043.8

Income taxes

(285.4

(170.1

Net earnings from continuing operations

Earnings from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

Net earnings per share from continuing operations:

Diluted

Net earnings per share from discontinued operations:

Net earnings per share:

Average common stock and common equivalent shares outstanding:

* Net earnings per share amount does not add due to rounding.

This information is presented for reference only. A complete copy of Danaher’s Form 10-Q financial statements is available on the Company’s website (www.danaher.com).

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Diluted Net Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations

Three Months Ended

Diluted Net Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations (GAAP)

Gain on sale of marketable securities in the three months ended April 1, 2016 ($223 million pretax, $140 million after-tax)

Costs incurred in the three months ended April 1, 2016 related to preparation for Danaher's 2016 separation including professional fees and separation-related income tax costs ($9 million pretax, $14 million after-tax)

Fair value adjustments to Nobel Biocare acquisition-related inventory incurred in the three months ended April 3, 2015 ($20 million pretax, $15 million after-tax)

Amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets in the three months ended April 1, 2016 ($160 million pretax, $121 million after-tax) and in the three months ended April 3, 2015 ($101 million pretax, $77 million after-tax)

Adjusted Diluted Net Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations (Non-GAAP)

Forecasted Diluted Net Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations

Three Months Ending July 1, 2016

Year Ending December 31, 2016

Low End

High End

Anticipated costs related to preparation for Danaher's 2016 separation for the three months ending July 1, 2016 ($15 million pretax, $14 million after-tax) and for the year ending December 31, 2016 ($52 million pretax, $53 million after-tax)

Anticipated amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets in the three months ending July 1, 2016 ($162 million pretax, $123 million after-tax) and in the year ending December 31, 2016 ($642 million pretax, $488 million after-tax)

Adjusted Diluted Net Earnings Per Share Per Share From Continuing Operations (Non-GAAP)

Core Revenue Growth

Components of Revenue Growth

April 1, 2016 vs. Comparable 2015 Period

Core (Non-GAAP)

Acquisitions (Non-GAAP)

Impact of Currency Translation (Non-GAAP)

Total Revenue Growth (GAAP)

Adjusted Diluted Net Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations

We disclose the non-GAAP measure of adjusted diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations, which refers to GAAP diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations, excluding the items identified in the reconciliation schedule

above. This non-GAAP measure should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for or superior to, the comparable GAAP measure, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Management believes that this measure provides useful information to investors by reflecting additional ways of viewing aspects of Danaher’s operations that, when reconciled to the corresponding GAAP measure, helps our investors to understand the long-term profitability trends of our business, and facilitates comparisons of our profitability to prior and future periods and to our peers. The items described above have been excluded from this measure because items of this nature and/or size occur with inconsistent frequency, occur for reasons that may be unrelated to Danaher’s commercial performance during the period and/or we believe are not indicative of Danaher’s ongoing operating costs or gains in a given period, which we believe may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult. The Company deems acquisition-related transaction costs incurred in a given period to be significant (generally relating to the Company’s larger acquisitions) if it determines that such costs exceed the range of acquisition-related transaction costs typical for Danaher in a given period.

The Company estimates the tax effect of the items identified in the reconciliation schedule above by applying the Company's overall estimated effective tax rate to the pretax amount, unless the nature of the item and/or the tax jurisdiction in which the item has been recorded requires application of a specific tax rate or tax treatment, in which case the tax effect of such item is estimated by applying such specific tax rate or tax treatment.

Core Revenue and Core Revenue Growth

We use the term “core revenue” or “sales from existing businesses” to refer to GAAP revenue from continuing operations excluding (1) sales from acquired businesses recorded prior to the first anniversary of the acquisition less the amount of sales attributable to divested product lines not considered discontinued operations (“acquisition sales”), and (2) the impact of currency translation. The portion of GAAP revenue from continuing operations attributable to currency translation is calculated as the difference between (a) the period-to-period change in revenue (excluding acquisition sales) and (b) the period-to-period change in revenue (excluding acquisition sales) after applying current period foreign exchange rates to the prior year period. We use the term “core revenue growth” to refer to the measure of comparing current period core revenue with the corresponding period of the prior year. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a replacement for or superior to, the comparable GAAP measures, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors by helping identify underlying growth trends in our business and facilitating comparisons of our revenue performance with prior and future periods and to our peers. We exclude the effect of currency translation from these measures because currency translation is not under management’s control, is subject to volatility and can obscure underlying business trends. We exclude the effect of acquisitions and divested product lines because the nature, size and number of such transactions can vary dramatically from period to period and between us and our peers, which we believe may obscure underlying business trends and make comparisons of long-term performance difficult.

The above information was disclosed in a filing to the SEC. To see the filing, click here.

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