Becton, Dickinson and Company Q4 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) revealed a profit for its fourth quarter that increased from last year.

The company's earnings came in at $242 million, or $0.84 per share. This compares with $105 million, or $0.36 per share, in last year's fourth quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.46 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 7.5% to $5.14 billion from $4.78 billion last year.

Becton, Dickinson and Company earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q4): . vs. . last year.
-EPS (Q4): $2.59 vs. $2.79 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $2.46
-Revenue (Q4): $5.14 Bln vs. $4.78 Bln last year.

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