The company expects earnings per share for the second quarter at 75 cents, up a penny from the consensus among Wall Street analysts, according to
First Call/Thomson Financial
, a research firm that tracks such statistics. It earned 66 cents per share in the same period last year.
Quarterly sales are expected to be $6.3 billion, up 6% from last year's second quarter.
The company attributed the gains to sales growth in its aerospace and home and building products, as well as cost-cutting initiatives aimed at balancing shortfalls stemmimg from higher raw material costs and higher debt service costs due to higher interest rates.
At the same time, the Morris Township, N.J.-based company announced it will merge its polymers and specialty chemicals business into one unit, which will have about $3.3 billion in annual sales and approximately 10,000 employees.
Honeywell closed Monday up 1/8 at 34 3/4. The company is scheduled to report quarterly earnings July 18.