Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR), Washington, DC, reported sales for the third quarter of $4.9 billion, a 4.5 percent increase over the same period a year ago. Core revenues increased 3 percent. Profit grew 13 percent to $680.6 million.
For the first nine months, sales were $14.5 billion, up 4.7 percent over the same period of 2013. Profit increased 1.6 percent to $1.9 billion.
"We believe our focus on high-impact growth investments and margin expansion, combined with our robust balance sheet and M&A capacity, position us to finish 2014 well and drive long term results," said Thomas P Joyce Jr., president and CEO.