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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

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Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Danaher Corp., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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Jun 29, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jul 1, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Jul 3, 2015 Apr 3, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 26, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 27, 2013 Jun 28, 2013 Mar 29, 2013
Price to earnings (P/E) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to operating profit (P/OP) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to sales (P/S) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to book value (P/BV) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Danaher Corp.'s P/E ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then declined significantly from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Danaher Corp.'s P/OP ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then declined significantly from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Danaher Corp.'s P/S ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly declined from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Danaher Corp.'s P/BV ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

Danaher Corp., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 29, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jul 1, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Jul 3, 2015 Apr 3, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 26, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 27, 2013 Jun 28, 2013 Mar 29, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net earnings (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Earnings per share (EPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/E ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Danaher Corp.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q2 2018 Calculations

3 EPS = (Net earningsQ2 2018 + Net earningsQ1 2018 + Net earningsQ4 2017 + Net earningsQ3 2017) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
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Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Danaher Corp.'s P/E ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then declined significantly from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Danaher Corp., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 29, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jul 1, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Jul 3, 2015 Apr 3, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 26, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 27, 2013 Jun 28, 2013 Mar 29, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Operating profit (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating profit per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/OP ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Danaher Corp.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q2 2018 Calculations

3 Operating profit per share = (Operating profitQ2 2018 + Operating profitQ1 2018 + Operating profitQ4 2017 + Operating profitQ3 2017) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
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Ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Danaher Corp.'s P/OP ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then declined significantly from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

Price to Sales (P/S)

Danaher Corp., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 29, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jul 1, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Jul 3, 2015 Apr 3, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 26, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 27, 2013 Jun 28, 2013 Mar 29, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Sales (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/S ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Danaher Corp.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q2 2018 Calculations

3 Sales per share = (SalesQ2 2018 + SalesQ1 2018 + SalesQ4 2017 + SalesQ3 2017) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
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Ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Danaher Corp.'s P/S ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 but then slightly declined from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Danaher Corp., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

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Jun 29, 2018 Mar 30, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 29, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jul 1, 2016 Apr 1, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Oct 2, 2015 Jul 3, 2015 Apr 3, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 26, 2014 Jun 27, 2014 Mar 28, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 27, 2013 Jun 28, 2013 Mar 29, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Total Danaher stockholders' equity (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Book value per share (BVPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/BV ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Danaher Corp.'s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q2 2018 Calculations

3 BVPS = Total Danaher stockholders' equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
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Ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Danaher Corp.'s P/BV ratio increased from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018 and from Q1 2018 to Q2 2018.