Danaher Corp. (NYSE: DHR), Washington, DC, reported sales for the first quarter of $4.9 billion, an increase of 4.55 percent compared to the same period a year ago. Profit decreased 1.7 percent to $569.8 million.
"We had a very good start to 2015, delivering our highest quarter of core revenue growth since 2011," said President and CEO Thomas P. Joyce. "The team's solid execution using the Danaher Business System continued to drive relative outperformance and enhance our competitive position. We remain cognizant of a strengthening U.S. dollar and changing macro environment; however, we are confident that our focus on optimizing our portfolio and seizing high-impact growth opportunities will help us build a better, stronger Danaher in 2015 and the years to come."