Herman Miller Quarterly Sales Jump More Than 4%

Posted at 1:22 PM, Sep 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-19 13:22:55-04

Herman Miller semi genericZEELAND, Mich. — The new fiscal year for Herman Miller, Inc., began with a bright performance.

The company reported Wednesday that net sales increased 4.1 percent in the first quarter, which ended August 31, 2013. New orders rose 4.2 percent. Both increases are compared to the same quarter in 2012.

Net earnings rose 12.5 percent compared to the first quarter 2012 to $22.5 million compared to $20 million.

The company’s report credited “improved demand from the healthcare sector and modest year-over-year growth in the non-government commercial contract business” for the performance.