Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR), Washington, DC, reported sales for 2015 of $20.6 billion, a 7.5 percent increase over the same period a year ago, with core sales up 3 percent. Profit increased 29.2 percent to $3.4 billion.
For the fourth quarter, sales were $5.9 billion, up 12.5 percent over the same period in 2014. Core sales were flat for the quarter. Profit increased 4.1 percent to $688.6 million.
In 2015 the company "completed the largest acquisition in our history with Pall, announced our pending separation into two independent, publicly traded companies with Fortive, and drove excellent overall financial results," said Thomas P. Joyce, Jr., president and CEO.