3M (MMM) reported its quarterly profit had dropped by 39.3% and believes that it was a result of sluggish global economic growth. Net income a year earlier was reported to be $1.86 billion at $3.07 per share which dropped down to $1.13 billion or $1.92 per share for the quarter ending June 30, this year. Net sales reduced by 2.6% to $8.2 billion. The Multinational U.S conglomerate expanded sales in the United States by 2% but failed in major markets including Asia.
“Our execution was strong in the face of continued slow growth conditions in key end markets, as we effectively managed costs and improved cash flow,” stated Chief Executive Officer Mike Roman.
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