Investor Relations Insights

Investor Relations Insights: July 2024 Edition

July 1, 2024


I hope your summer is off to a good start! We had a busy second quarter at Honeywell, with several investor engagements, a handful of exciting acquisition-related announcements, and an update to our non-GAAP reporting metrics, all of which we recap in this note. As always, we welcome your feedback. Thank you for your interest in Honeywell. 

All the best,

Sean C. Meakim, CFA
Vice President, Investor Relations
Honeywell International

Recent Investor Engagement
Our Aerospace Technologies team presented at multiple conferences in the second quarter. AT CEO Jim Currier attended the Bank of America 31st Annual Transportation, Airlines, and Industrials Conference (webcast link here), highlighting the long-term tailwinds our business is seeing and our strategic focus on the Future of Aviation, including electrification and the path to autonomy. Also, Advanced Aerial Mobility leader Dave Shilliday presented at the 2nd Annual Jefferies eVTOL / AAM Summit (webcast link here), highlighting how Honeywell is enabling the emergence of these exciting new markets with our advanced air mobility products.

CEO Vimal Kapur also hit the road to speak to investors in the second quarter, attending the JP Morgan Canada 1x1 Forum in Toronto and the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York City. While at the conferences, Vimal emphasized the substantial progress we’ve made in his first year leading the company on the key priorities of 1) simplifying Honeywell, 2) accelerating organic growth, 3) evolving our Accelerator operating system, and 4) optimizing our portfolio.

Additionally, last week Vimal joined Mary Daley, president and CEO of the San Francisco Federal Reserve, in a panel discussion at the Aspen Ideas festival. The conversation focused on the transformational impact AI can have on the workforce, with Vimal offering perspectives on the use of AI as a tool to upskill and reskill the workforce to address the growing global skills gap for industrials.

Finally, we hosted investors alongside customers at our latest edition of Honeywell Connect in May, an annual event led by our Connected Enterprise team to unveil our latest software innovations. This year, the event showcased how we are expanding our Honeywell Forge IoT platform to leverage AI capabilities across our 100M+ of connected assets, among other innovations.

Recent M&A Activity Reflects Accelerating Capital Deployment
In early June, we completed our acquisition of Carrier’s Access Solutions business for $4.95B. The deal positions Honeywell as a leading provider of security solutions for the digital age and strengthens our alignment around the three compelling megatrends of automation, the future of aviation, and energy transition. We updated our 2024 outlook to incorporate the business (press release here), as well as the non-GAAP reporting change that we discuss in more detail below.

Later in June, we also announced plans to acquire CAES systems for approximately $1.9B (representing ~14x 2024 EBITDA on a tax-adjusted basis). This acquisition will enhance Honeywell’s defense technology solutions across land, sea, air, and space. CAES’s scalable offerings (particularly in electromagnetic defense) alongside our current defense and space portfolio will expand our established position on critical platforms that are expected to grow significantly in the years to come, creating a tailwind for revenue in Aerospace Technologies. This is our second acquisition this year in AT, following our announced intention to acquire Civitanavi Systems (an Italian navigation technology specialist) in March.

Update to Non-GAAP Reporting Metrics
Alongside our closing of the Access Solutions acquisition, we announced that beginning in the second quarter we will exclude the impact of amortization expense for acquisition-related intangible assets and other acquisition-related costs (including the related tax effects) from segment profit and adjusted earnings per share. We believe this change provides investors with a more meaningful measure of our performance from period to period, aligns to how management evaluates performance internally, and makes it easier for investors to compare our performance to peers. We plan to provide historical non-GAAP financials under this new basis to facilitate comparability ahead of our second quarter results on July 25. Below you can find a table with our updated full-year guidance.

Updated 2024 Guidance Table


About Honeywell

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