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Becton, Dickinson and Company Announces Consolidated Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of Fiscal 2015

Becton, Dickinson and Company announced consolidated unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $2,051 million compared with $2,015 million for the same period a year ago. Operating income was $349 million compared with $378 million for the same period a year ago. Income before tax was $236 million compared with $271 million for the same period a year ago. Net income was $236 million or $1.20 per diluted share compared with $271 million or $1.37 per diluted share for the same period a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share was $1.53 compared with $1.43 for the same period a year ago. The company estimates that revenues for the full fiscal year 2015 will increase approximately 5.0% on a foreign currency-neutral basis, which is an increase from previously issued guidance of 4.5% to 5%. On a reported basis, revenues are expected to be about flat to a decline of 1.0%, due to the unfavorable impact of foreign currency. The company expects adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to grow 9.0% to 10.0% on a foreign currency-neutral basis. This is an increase from previously issued guidance of 8.0% to 9.0%. Including the estimated unfavorable impact of foreign-currency, adjusted diluted earnings per share are expected to be between $6.50 and $6.57. Adjusted diluted earnings per share for the full fiscal year 2014 were $6.50. The company expects full fiscal year reported diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to be between $5.98 to $6.05.

Becton, Dickinson and Company Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend, Payable on March 31, 2015

The Board of Directors of Becton, Dickinson and Company declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per common share, payable on March 31, 2015 to holders of record on March 10, 2015. The indicated annual dividend rate is $2.40 per share.

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Becton, Dickinson and Company Reports Sales Results for the Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Becton, Dickinson and Company reported sales results for the year 2014. For the period, the company's revenue growth was robust at 5.2%, which includes 20 basis points of growth from acquisitions. For fiscal year 2015, the company anticipates organic currency-neutral revenue growth of 4.5% to 5%. This year, the company expects it to grow earnings by about 9% to 10% on an underlying basis. The unfavorable impact of the suspension of share repurchase program is worth about 100 basis points, bringing currency-neutral earnings growth to 8% to 9%.

Becton, Dickinson and Company to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Feb 05, 2015

Becton, Dickinson and Company announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results at 8:00 AM, US Eastern Standard Time on Feb 05, 2015

 

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