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Becton, Dickinson and Company Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended June 30, 2015; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Becton, Dickinson and Company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $3,120 million against $2,157 million a year ago. Operating income was $137 million against $445 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $39 million against $423 million a year ago. Net income was $62 million against $326 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $0.29 against $1.65 a year ago. Adjusted revenues were $3.133 billion. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $2.05, compared with $1.75 in the prior-year period. This represents an increase of 17.1% or 34.3% on a currency-neutral basis. For the nine months, the company reported revenues of $7,222 million against $6,244 million a year ago. Operating income was $779 million against $1,204 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $549 million against $1,145 million a year ago. Net income was $514 million against $884 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was $2.52 against $4.47 a year ago. Adjusted diluted earnings per share were $5.22, compared with $4.77 in the prior-year period. This represents an increase of 9.4%, or 20.8% on a currency-neutral basis. Adjusted revenues were $7,235 million. The company expects currency-neutral adjusted revenues for the full fiscal year 2015, including the accretion from the acquisition of CareFusion, to grow 28.5 to 29.0%, which is at the high end of its previously communicated guidance range. Including the impact of foreign currency, adjusted revenues are expected to grow 21.0 to 21.5%, compared to 21.0 to 22.0% previously communicated due to an incrementally negative estimated impact from foreign currency. On a comparable, currency-neutral basis, the company continues to estimate organic revenue growth to be approximately 4.5%. As reported, the company expects full fiscal year revenues to grow 20.7 to 21.2%. On standalone basis, the company expects diluted earnings per share of $6.19 to $6.26 and adjusted fully diluted earnings per share of $6.40 to $6.147. Including CareFusion Accretion, the company expects diluted earnings per share of $3.85 to $5.99. The company is raising its full-year fiscal 2015 adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance to a range of $7.08 to $7.12. This represents growth of 20.0 to 21.0% on a currency-neutral basis. Including the incrementally negative estimated impact from foreign currency, the company expects adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 8.5 to 9.5%.

Becton, Dickinson Keen On Acquisitions

Vince Folenza, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said that the Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) will continue to think about plug-in acquisitions and look forward to having more flexibility as debt levels down are lowered.

Becton, Dickinson and Company Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable on September 30, 2015

Becton, Dickinson and Company has declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per common share, payable on September 30, 2015 to holders of record on September 9, 2015. The indicated annual dividend rate is $2.40 per share.

Becton, Dickinson and Company Opens Advance Diabetes Care Facility in Andover, Massachusetts

Becton, Dickinson and Company announced that it has opened its Advanced Diabetes Care facility in Andover, Mass., which will house research and development (R&D) and manufacturing of novel solutions for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The Andover facility, which will serve as the new headquarters for BD's Advanced Diabetes Care platform, incorporates a 'Center of Excellence' model, bringing R&D and manufacturing of solutions for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients under one roof. Approximately 100 associates will be located in the 75,000 square foot facility.

Becton Dickinson and Guidepoint Help Startups Connect to Experts

Becton Dickinson and Guidepoint announced that they are partnering to help provide Guidepoint's expert network services to select healthcare startups. Through the arrangement, Guidepoint will arrange consultations between selected healthcare entrepreneurs and experts in their fields.

 

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