Honeywell profit rises 17 percent

April 19 Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:10am EDT

April 19 (Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc reported a 17 percent rise in first-quarter profit, helped by higher margins.

Net income attributable to the company rose to $966 million, or $1.21 per share, in the quarter ended March, from $823 million, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier.

Sales were flat at $9.33 billion.

Honeywell products include cockpit electronics, systems to manage security of large buildings and turbochargers.