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Danaher Corp. Reports Decline In Q4 Bottom Line

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( - Danaher Corp. ( DHR ) reported earnings for fourth quarter that dropped from last year.

The company's earnings came in at $746.8 million, or $1.05 per share. This compares with $856.6 million, or $1.21

per share, in last year's fourth


Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.27 per share, according to

figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 5.3% to $5.36 billion from $5.09 billion last year.

Danaher Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): $746.8 Mln. vs. $856.6 Mln. last year. -EPS (Q4): $1.05 vs. $1.21

last year. -Analysts Estimate: $1.27

-Revenue (Q4): $5.36 Bln vs. $5.09 Bln last year.


Next quarter EPS guidance: $4.75 - $4.85

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