Danaher Corporation, Washington, D.C., sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 29, 2006, were $2,443 million, 24% higher than the same period last year. Profit was 17% higher at $268 million.
Sales for the first nine months of 2006 were $6,936 million, an increase of 21% over the same period a year ago. Profit for the first nine months was $798 million, an increase of 24%.
H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., president and CEO, stated, "Revenue growth from existing businesses, also known as core revenues, remained strong and accounted for over 6.5% of our growth. ...Our performance year-to-date combined with the continued strength we see across our businesses reinforces our confidence in our ability to deliver positive results for the remainder of 2006.'
Danaher Corporation is a manufacturer of Professional Instrumentation, Industrial Technologies, and Tools and Components.