Saturday, October 24, 2009

Honeywell Reports Third Quarter Sales of $7.7 Billion and Earnings of $0.80 Per Share

Honeywell Reports Third Quarter Sales of $7.7 Billion and Earnings of $0.80 Per Share
- Stronger Than Expected Earnings - Sales On Track, Positive Cost Actions
- Cash Flow From Operations $2.6B YTD; Free Cash Flow $2.3B YTD, Up 14%
- Full-Year EPS Guidance ~$2.85, Raising Free Cash Flow To ~$3.0 Billion
Source: Honeywell
On 7:00 am EDT, Friday October 23, 2009
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MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON - News) today announced third quarter 2009 sales of $7.7 billion, in line with expectations, versus $9.3 billion in the third quarter last year. Earnings were $0.80 per share compared to $0.97 per share in the third quarter of 2008. Third quarter 2009 EPS included the positive impact of lower than expected tax expense in the quarter of approximately $0.04, which the company expects to be offset on a full-year basis by a higher income tax rate in the fourth quarter of 2009. Cash flow from operations was $1,148 million versus $769 million last year, and free cash flow (cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) was $1,022 million versus $556 million in the third quarter of 2008.

"Honeywell is positioning its businesses for long-term growth by continuing to invest in new products and services, geographic expansion, and key process initiatives," said Honeywell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dave Cote. "We executed well in the third quarter with sales on track and better than expected earnings and free cash flow performance. We're particularly pleased with our free cash flow performance year-to-date, which reflects our strong operating disciplines and working capital controls. These results reflect the impact of the growth investments and productivity actions we have taken in the midst of tough market conditions."

"Our employees have responded remarkably in support of both our growth initiatives and productivity actions," continued Cote. "Their contributions have enabled us to meet our performance objectives despite ongoing volume headwinds. By preserving our industrial base and continuing to build a robust pipeline of differentiated technologies and new products for the global marketplace, we're confident Honeywell will emerge from this period a much stronger company, ready to grow and build on our great positions in good industries."

Honeywell forecasts 2009 sales of approximately $31 billion, earnings per share of $2.85 and free cash flow of $3 billion.

Segment Highlights


•Sales were down 16% compared with the third quarter of 2008, resulting from lower volumes in Commercial Aerospace, partially offset by higher sales of original equipment for military platforms, logistics services and advanced aircraft modifications, and upgrades.
•Segment profit was down 12%, primarily due to volume declines, however segment margin increased 80 bps to 17.4% driven by cost savings initiatives and benefits from prior repositioning actions.
•Honeywell SmartPath(TM) Precision Landing System received FAA System Design Approval, making it the first ground-based augmentation system (GBAS) to receive this distinction. SmartPath provides differential Global Positioning System (GPS) corrections to replace or supplement older landing system technology such as Instrument Landing System (ILS), enabling more precision, more flight path flexibility, and more airport throughput.
•Honeywell signed a $77 million contract with AWAS, one of the world's leading aircraft leasing companies, to provide safety and navigational avionics and its fuel-efficient Auxiliary Power Unit (APU). The advanced avionics include IntuVue(TM), Honeywell's 3-D weather radar that allows pilots to better see and avoid weather, wind shear and turbulence, ensuring a safer and more comfortable ride for passengers, as well as cost savings for the airlines.
•Honeywell won a $185 million contract with the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense to provide T55-L-714A engines and spares to retrofit their fleet of Chinook helicopters. The T55-L-714A engine increases power by 17%, increases maintenance intervals and reduces fuel consumption by nearly 5%.

Automation and Control Solutions

•Sales were down 14%, compared with the third quarter of 2008, resulting from slower economic growth and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange, partially offset by continued growth in emerging regions, new product introductions, and the net favorable impact from acquisitions and divestitures.
•Segment profit was flat due to lower sales, while segment margin increased 180 bps to 13.5% driven by cost savings initiatives and benefits from prior repositioning actions.
•Building Solutions completed one of the largest solar projects for the Army at Fort Dix, N.J., part of an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) valued at $17.6 million. The ESPC will decrease energy consumption at the post by almost 10% annually.
•Building Solutions signed a $33.6 million, 20-year energy efficiency and facility renewal program with the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA). The program will help MPHA improve its infrastructure and reduce energy consumption, saving more than $3.7 million in utility costs per year. The program, which will impact more than 40 high-rise buildings and 700 single-family residences across the city, is one of the largest projects of its kind.
•Process Solutions was selected to automate Flambeau River Biofuels, the largest green diesel plant in the United States. Honeywell will provide the Park Falls, Wisconsin plant with a fully-integrated system to help produce 18 million gallons of green diesel annually from wood waste and forest residue.
•Honeywell Life Safety received a $3.5 million order from Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a U.S. Department of Energy facility, for respiratory protection products.

Transportation Systems

•Sales were down 24% compared with the third quarter of 2008 due to lower volumes primarily driven by lower sales to global automotive OE customers and the negative impact of foreign exchange, partially offset by new platform launches with automotive OE customers and share gains in the automotive aftermarket retail channel.
•Segment profit was down 39% and segment margin decreased 170 bps to 7.1% due to lower sales volumes partially offset by cost savings initiatives and benefits from prior restructuring actions.
•Turbo Technologies was awarded contracts estimated at more than $370 million in revenue over the life of these programs. The contracts, which include critical platform wins with key customers in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. on both gasoline and diesel passenger and commercial vehicle applications, are expected to begin in 2011. Independent analysts expect turbo penetration to grow from 24% of all light vehicles today to around 70% by 2020, and predict rapid turbo adoption in the U.S. reaching close to 25% of the total light vehicle sales in the next five years.
•Honeywell launched its gasoline turbocharging technology on BMW's new ActiveHybrid engine intended for its 7-series and X6 vehicles. This 4.4L, V8 engine combines a hybrid transmission with an advanced gasoline turbocharged engine to deliver 407 hp and provide best-in-class fuel consumption and emissions in this vehicle category.

Specialty Materials

•Sales were down 23% compared with the third quarter of 2008, resulting from lower volumes and the unfavorable impact of pass through raw material price declines at our Resins and Chemicals business, partially offset by higher petrochemical catalyst sales and traction on green initiatives at UOP.
•Segment profit was down 2%, primarily due to volume declines, however segment margin increased 330 bps to 15.2% due to the positive impact of lower material costs and cost savings initiatives.
•UOP announced that its green jet fuel process technology will be used to produce nearly 600,000 gallons of green jet fuel, made from sustainable, non-food feedstocks including animal fats, algae, and camelina, for the U.S. Navy and Air Force. This is part of a joint program for the U.S. Defense Energy Support Center for alternative fuels testing and certification.
•Electronic Materials announced the launch of SOLARC, a new anti-reflective coating that improves the efficiency and power output of photovoltaic panels. This new product uses materials originally developed for semiconductor manufacturing to improve the light transmittance through the glass that covers photovoltaic panels.

Honeywell will discuss its results during its investor conference call today starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT. To participate, please dial (719) 457-2683 a few minutes before the 8:00 a.m. start. Please mention to the operator that you are dialing in for Honeywell's investor conference call. The live webcast of the investor call will be available through the "Investor Relations" section of the company's Website ( Investors can access a replay of the webcast starting at 11:00 a.m. EDT, October 23, until midnight EDT, October 30, by dialing (719) 457-0820. The access code is 4845565.

Honeywell ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.

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Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited)
(In millions except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2009 2008 2009 2008
---- ---- ---- ----

Product sales $5,947 $7,375 $17,569 $22,363
Service sales 1,753 1,900 5,267 5,481
----- ----- ----- -----
Net sales 7,700 9,275 22,836 27,844
----- ----- ------ ------

Costs, expenses and other
Cost of products
sold (A) 4,657 6,153 13,781 17,749
Cost of services
sold (A) 1,140 1,323 3,454 3,722
----- ----- ----- -----
5,797 7,476 17,235 21,471
Selling, general
and administrative
expenses (A) 1,034 1,309 3,270 3,854
Other (income)
expense (39) (660) 14 (730)
Interest and other
charges 110 112 350 342
--- --- --- ---
6,902 8,237 20,869 24,937
----- ----- ------ ------

Income before taxes 798 1,038 1,967 2,907
Tax expense 179 315 489 808
--- --- --- ---

Net income 619 723 1,478 2,099

Less: Net income
attributable to the
noncontrolling interest 11 4 23 14
-- - -- --

Net income attributable
to Honeywell $608 $719 $1,455 $2,085
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Earnings per share of
common stock - basic $0.80 $0.98 $1.94 $2.82
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Earnings per share
of common stock -
assuming dilution $0.80 $0.97 $1.94 $2.79
===== ===== ===== =====

Weighted average
number of shares
outstanding - basic 761 731 749 739
=== === === ===

Weighted average number of
shares outstanding -
assuming dilution 764 738 751 748
=== === === ===

(A) Cost of products and services sold and selling, general and
administrative expenses include amounts for repositioning and other
charges, pension and other post-retirement expense, and stock
compensation expense.

Segment Data (Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
Net Sales 2009 2008 2009 2008
--------- ---- ---- ---- ----

Aerospace $2,622 $3,110 $8,100 $9,421

Automation and
Control Solutions 3,188 3,688 9,202 10,484

Specialty Materials 1,015 1,321 3,117 4,180

Systems 875 1,156 2,417 3,759

Corporate - - - -
---- ---- ---- ----

Total $7,700 $9,275 $22,836 $27,844
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Reconciliation of Segment Profit to Income Before Taxes

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
------------- -------------
Segment Profit 2009 2008 2009 2008
-------------- ---- ---- ---- ----

Aerospace $455 $516 $1,397 $1,681

Automation and
Control Solutions 431 430 1,088 1,148

Specialty Materials 155 158 430 609

Systems 62 102 84 400

Corporate (43) (48) (133) (153)
--- --- ---- ----

Total Segment
Profit 1,060 1,158 2,866 3,685

Other income/
(expense) (A) 31 633 (37) 681
Interest and
other financial
charges (110) (112) (350) (342)
Stock compensation
expense (B) (18) (31) (95) (107)
Pension and other
expense (B) (51) (36) (48) (89)
Repositioning and
other charges (B) (114) (574) (369) (921)
---- ---- ---- ----

Income before
taxes $798 $1,038 $1,967 $2,907
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(A) Equity income/(loss) of affiliated companies is included in Segment

(B) Amounts included in cost of products and services sold and selling,
general and administrative expenses.

Honeywell International Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)

September 30, December 31,
2009 2008
---- ----

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $2,604 $2,065
Accounts, notes and other receivables 6,464 6,129
Inventories 3,576 3,848
Deferred income taxes 900 922
Other current assets 342 299
--- ---
Total current assets 13,886 13,263

Investments and long-term receivables 471 670
Property, plant and equipment - net 4,828 4,934
Goodwill 10,520 10,185
Other intangible assets - net 2,265 2,267
Insurance recoveries for asbestos related
liabilities 1,045 1,029
Deferred income taxes 1,698 2,135
Other assets 1,060 1,007
----- -----

Total assets $35,773 $35,490
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Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $3,201 $3,773
Short-term borrowings 253 56
Commercial paper 696 1,431
Current maturities of long-term debt 1,019 1,023
Accrued liabilities 5,865 6,006
----- -----
Total current liabilities 11,034 12,289

Long-term debt 6,256 5,865
Deferred income taxes 730 698
Postretirement benefit obligations other than
pensions 1,554 1,799
Asbestos related liabilities 1,559 1,538
Other liabilities 5,045 6,032
Shareowners' equity 9,595 7,269
----- -----

Total liabilities and shareowners' equity $35,773 $35,490
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Honeywell International Inc.
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
------------- -------------
2009 2008 2009 2008
---- ---- ---- ----
Cash flows from operating
Net income attributable
to Honeywell $608 $719 $1,455 $2,085
Adjustments to reconcile
net income to net cash
provided by operating
Depreciation and
amortization 242 247 711 693
Gain on sale of non-
strategic businesses
and assets (15) (623) (15) (635)
Repositioning and
other charges 114 574 369 921
Net payments for
repositioning and
other charges (153) (97) (447) (237)
Pension and other
expense 51 36 48 89
Pension and other
postretirement benefit
payments (48) (50) (144) (153)
Stock compensation
expense 18 31 95 107
Deferred income taxes 87 5 432 248
Excess tax benefits
from share based
payment arrangements - (2) - (21)
Other (12) (61) 274 28
Changes in assets and
liabilities, net of
the effects of
acquisitions and
Accounts, notes
and other
receivables (140) 155 202 (465)
Inventories 96 (49) 350 (393)
Other current
assets (57) 16 (49) (4)
Accounts payable 36 (76) (605) 210
liabilities 321 (56) (61) 59
--- --- --- --
Net cash provided by
operating activities 1,148 769 2,615 2,532
----- --- ----- -----

Cash flows from investing
Expenditures for
property, plant and
equipment (126) (213) (352) (552)
Proceeds from disposals
of property, plant and
equipment 4 2 21 52
Decrease in investments - - 1 14
Increase in investments - (4) - (4)
Cash paid for
acquisitions, net of
cash acquired (440) (800) (468) (2,108)
Proceeds from sales of
businesses, net of
fees paid 1 921 1 921
Other (5) - (53) 7
-- -- --- -
Net cash used for
investing activities (566) (94) (850) (1,670)
---- --- ---- ------

Cash flows from financing
Net increase/(decrease)
in commercial paper 298 689 (735) 459
Net (decrease)/ increase
in short-term
borrowings (120) 1 (313) 22
Proceeds from issuance
of common stock 11 16 20 142
Proceeds from issuance
of long-term debt - - 1,488 1,487
Payments of long-term
debt (611) - (1,104) (425)
Excess tax benefits
from share based
payment arrangements - 2 - 21
Repurchases of common
stock - (1,018) - (1,459)
Cash dividends paid on
common stock (232) (201) (684) (610)
---- ---- ---- ----
Net cash used for
financing activities (654) (511) (1,328) (363)
---- ---- ------ ----

Effect of foreign
exchange rate changes
on cash and cash
equivalents 70 (76) 102 (36)
-- --- --- ---

Net (decrease)/increase
in cash and cash equivalents (2) 88 539 463
Cash and cash equivalents
at beginning of period 2,606 2,204 2,065 1,829
----- ----- ----- -----
Cash and cash equivalents
at end of period $2,604 $2,292 $2,604 $2,292
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Honeywell International Inc.
Reconciliation of Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash
Flow (Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)

Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
------------- -------------
2009 2008 2009 2008
---- ---- ---- ----

Cash provided by operating
activities $1,148 $769 $2,615 $2,532

Expenditures for property, plant
and equipment (126) (213) (352) (552)
---- ---- ---- ----

Free cash flow $1,022 $556 $2,263 $1,980
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We define free cash flow as cash provided by operating activities, less
cash expenditures for property, plant and equipment.

We believe that this metric is useful to investors and management as a
measure of cash generated by business operations that will be used to
repay scheduled debt maturities and can be used to invest in future growth
through new business development activities or acquisitions, and to pay
dividends, repurchase stock, or repay debt obligations prior to their
maturities. This metric can also be used to evaluate our ability to
generate cash flow from business operations and the impact that this cash
flow has on our liquidity.

mySBX Launches Web-Based Tool for Government Contractors to Manage GWAC Contracts

mySBX ~ October 23, 2009
RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - 10/23/09) - mySBX today launched mySBX Contracts Suite -- a powerful Web-based tool that enables government contractors to find qualified partners, form contract teams and create winning bids on GWAC and IDIQ task orders -- all from their own dedicated Web portal.
mySBX launched as the first online business collaboration and resource planning network for government contractors, and approximately 7,000 contractors and 10,000 professionals rely on mySBX to secure new business, get idle consultants billable and become more discoverable to potential customers and partners. mySBX Contracts Suite was developed specifically to provide large contractors with complete visibility into the process of tracking, managing, distributing and reporting on their task orders and solicitations under consideration.
"For government contractors, the days of trying to manage task orders and contract vehicles by emails and spreadsheets are over," said Jeff White, CEO and co-founder of mySBX. "By eliminating built-in inefficiencies that slow down the task order management process, businesses can spend less time trying to administer contracts, and more time winning them."
From a customized Center of Excellence Web page, a contractor can track responses from its GWAC/IDIQ business development and business capture managers to quickly assess whether task order requirements can be met internally; then, contractors can make the portal externally accessible to identify and manage teaming partners with needed qualifications.
In addition, mySBX Contracts Suite arms contractors with the ability to:
-- Manage GWAC vehicles (Alliant, ENCORE II, SeaPort-e, DHS EAGLE, etc.), contract pipelines and small business teaming opportunities from a single, customized Web portal.
-- Track small business qualifications in real time in order to quickly identify contract needs, form teams and win business.
-- Report all task order responses from small businesses to significantly enhance auditing requirements and diversity accountability.
-- Distribute requests for information to internal divisions and have real-time visibility into staff responses for each contract task order.
mySBX Contracts Suite is one of five enterprise-grade Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions enabling government contractors to grow their business and streamline operations for government contract management, business development and capture, supplier management and teaming.
" is assisting ManTech in finding firms around the globe to join our teams with cleared staff and solutions on our nation's most pressing priorities. This is a forerunner of how to increase efficiency and reduce time in federal contracting," said John Sutton, Senior Vice President, Information Systems and Technologies, Defense Group, ManTech International.
About mySBX
Reston, Va.-based mySBX is a free online business collaboration and resource planning network that enables large businesses, small businesses and consulting professionals to identify the right people, at the right organizations, and at the right time to secure new business opportunities. Organizations of any size -- as well as individuals -- can leverage the mySBX network to identify teaming opportunities, monetize idle short-term staffing resources and become more discoverable to prospective customers, partners and employers.
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Brian Lustig
(301) 775-6203

Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. Representing US and Asian Oil Refineries in Iraq

Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFSH), announced today that it entered agreements to represent one American-owned refinery group (3 refineries) and two Asian refinery groups (4 refineries) to secure oil contracts in Iraq
Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. ~ October 23, 2009
EXTON, Pa., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFSH - News), announced today that it entered agreements to represent one American-owned refinery group (3 refineries) and two Asian refinery groups (4 refineries) to secure oil contracts in Iraq.
"Iraq needs qualified customers for its oil," stated Colonel (Ret) Timothy Ringgold, CEO of DFSH. "Our American and Iraqi staff in Baghdad and our American and Iraqi staff in the United States are now in a position to meet the needs of Iraq's Ministry of Oil."
Defense Solutions, Inc. supplies armored vehicles to international customers friendly to American interests. In 2005, Defense Solutions supplied 77 T-72 tanks to the Iraqi Army under contracts with NATO, Iraq, and the US Army. Since then, Defense Solutions entered joint development agreements to produce the NATO-compatible armored personnel carrier, the BTR-4.
"As one of very few American firms licensed to conduct business in Iraq, Defense Solutions is positioned to facilitate crude oil contracts for the seven refineries we are now representing," Ringgold added. "Iraq produces approximately 2 million barrels of oil a day and holds proven reserves of approximately 115 billion barrels, which are relatively accessible and economical to tap. Ending its 40 year seclusion from the rest of the world, Iraq now aims to develop what is considered the world's second largest oil reserves."
About Defense Solutions:
Defense Solutions Holding, Inc. is headquartered in Exton, PA. Established in 2001, Defense Solutions' founding corporate philosophy was to deliver the world's best solutions to military members so they can perform their jobs with minimal risk. Defense Solutions has worked for Federal and State departments and agencies, the White House, and international allied organizations including the Iraq's Defense Ministry, NATO, and the Multi-National Force in Iraq to devise and implement strategies supporting military and civilian programs. Earlier this year, Defense Solutions entered into the oil trading business in Iraq.
For more information visit:
Defense Solutions, Inc.

Boeing submits bids for $2bln India defence projects

"NEW DELHI, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) has submitted two proposals to the Indian Air Force, offering the AH-64D Apache and the CH-47F Chinook in a deal potentially worth $2 billion, Boeing's country head and Indian officials said on Friday.
India invited bids in May for 22 attack helicopters and at least 15 heavy-lift helicopters as it plans to replace its ageing Soviet-era fleet with modern weapon systems.
'The Apache will be a capable and lethal defender of India's troops and assets, while the Chinook will answer many of the country's military and humanitarian needs,' Vivek Lall, vice president and India country head for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, said on Friday.
'We have no idea of the timeline and how long will it take as we have just submitted our proposals,' Lall told Reuters.
The company has already signed a $2.1 billion contract for supplying eight P-8I warfare planes to the Indian Navy.
The Indian government says it will prioritise defence and push forward pending projects to modernise its armed forces especially after the Mumbai attacks in November revealed security loopholes.
It is looking to spend more than $30 billion over the next five years to modernise its defence systems. (Editing by Nick Macfie)"