Becton, Dickinson and Company Q2 Profit Increases, beats estimates

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) revealed earnings for its second quarter that increased from last year and beat the Street estimates.

The company's bottom line totaled $431 million, or $1.50 per share. This compares with $277 million, or $0.94 per share, in last year's second quarter.

Excluding items, Becton, Dickinson and Company reported adjusted earnings of $3.18 per share for the period.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $2.99 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 2.0% to $5.01 billion from $4.91 billion last year.

Becton, Dickinson and Company earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q2): $431 Mln. vs. $277 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $1.50 vs. $0.94 last year.
-Analyst Estimate: $2.99
-Revenue (Q2): $5.01 Bln vs. $4.91 Bln last year.

Full year EPS guidance: Adj; $12.85 to $13.0
Full year revenue guidance: $19.6 - $19.8 Bln

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