Posted July 27, 2021

3M sales grew by 24.7 percent

3M said its second-quarter sales grew 24.7 percent year-on-year to $8.9 billion.

Organic local-currency sales increased 21.4 percent while divestitures decreased sales by 0.7 percent. Foreign currency translation increased sales by 4.0 percent year-on-year.

Total sales grew 28.1 percent in Transportation and Electronics, 24.9 percent in Health Care, 22.4 percent in Safety and Industrial, and 20.4 percent in Consumer. Organic local-currency sales increased 24.2 percent in Transportation and Electronics, 23.2 percent in Health Care, 17.8 percent in Consumer, and 17.6 percent in Safety and Industrial.

In the Safety and Industrial segment, sales increased in automotive aftermarket, roofing granules, abrasives, industrial adhesives and tapes, electrical markets, and closure and masking; sales declined in personal safety.

Net income of $1.5 billion, or $2.62 per diluted share, was up from $1.3 billion, or $2.26, in last year's second quarter.