Danaher Corporation

Industry: Scientific Technical Instruction

Fortune Rank: 207

For the nine months ended 30 September 2005, Danaher Corporation's revenue increased 17% to $5.72B. Net income increased 22% to $646.1M. Revenue reflect increase in sales from professional instrumentation & industrial technologies segments. Net income also reflects increase in interest income and decrease in interest expenses. Danaher Corp. is a leading manufacturer of professional instrumentation, industrial technologies and tools & components.

Danaher Corporation (Danaher) is engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of industrial and consumer products. The Company operates in three business segments: Professional Instrumentation, Industrial Technologies, and Tools and Components. Businesses in the Professional Instrumentation segment offer professional and technical customers various products and services that are used in connection with the performance of their work. Businesses in the Industrial Technologies segment manufacture products and sub-systems that are typically incorporated by original equipment manufacturers into various end products and systems, as well by customers and systems integrators into production and packaging lines. As of December 31, 2004, the Tools and Components segment encompassed one line of strategic business and four focused niche businesses. In November 2004, Danaher acquired Trojan Technologies Inc. In January 2005, Danaher acquired Linx Printing Technologies PLC.

Danaher Corporation

Danaher Corporation is a Fortune 500 company. In 2010 Danaher Corporation was ranked number 207 on the Fortune 500 list, making it the 207th largest company in the United States when judged by revenue.

Danaher Corporation achieved revenue of $11,184.90 million in 2010 and earned a profit of $1,151.70 million.

Danaher Corporation' rank improves

The company ranking improved in 2010, moving up the Fortune 500 list to 207th compared to 213th in 2009. This was based on its 2009 revenue of $12,698 million (a change of -1 million compared to 2010) and profits of $1,318 million (a change of $0 million compared to 2009).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than the revenue a company earns. If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Danaher Corporation would be ranked 113th rather than 207th due to its profits of $1,152 in 2010.

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