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Becton, Dickinson and Company Q1 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) revealed earnings for its first quarter that increased from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $981 million, or $3.35 per share. This compares with $240 million, or $0.87 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $3.11 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 25.8% to $5.32 billion from $4.23 billion last year.

Becton, Dickinson and Company earnings at a glance:

-EPS (Q1): $4.55 vs. $2.65 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $3.11
-Revenue (Q1): $5.32 Bln vs. $4.23 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: $12.75 - $12.85

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