Emerson (NYSE: EMR), St. Louis, MO, reported sales for the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2017, were $3.8 billion, up 19 percent from the same period a year ago. Profit grew 7 percent to $394 million. Underlying sales (excluding favorable currency exchange) increased 7 percent.
Commercial & residential solutions sales were $1.3 billion, flat over the previous year's quarter. Sales for the automation solutions platform were $2.6 billion, up 30.8 percent.