A look at 3M's results by segment

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Posted: Oct 28, 2010 9:24 AM
A look at 3M's results by segment

3M Co., which makes products ranging from Post-Its to respirators, said Thursday its third-quarter earnings rose 16 percent led by higher sales in communications and electronics products.

Here's a look at how each of the manufacturer's business segments, from largest to smallest, fared in the third quarter:

Industrial and Transportation

_ Operating income up 14 percent to $446 million

_ Sales up 14 percent to $2.2 billion

Health Care

_ Operating income down 4 percent to $326 million

_ Sales up 1.6 percent to $1.1 billion

Display and Graphics

_ Operating income up 37 percent to $282 million

_ Sales of $1.1 billion, up 18.4 percent

Consumer and Office

_ Operating income up 4 percent to $235 million

_ Sales increased 11 percent to $1.03 billion

Safety, Security and Protection Services

_ Operating profit of $164 million, down 28 percent

_ Revenue fell 2 percent to $810 million

Electro and Communications

_ Operating income of $173 million, up 49 percent

_ Sales of $772 million, up 23 percent