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  • Baxter Achieves Its First Quarter Expectations And Confirms 2013 Full-Year Guidance 0 comments
    Apr 26, 2013 7:46 AM

    Baxter Achieves Its First Quarter Expectations and Confirms 2013 Full-Year Guidance

    DEERFIELD, Ill.-(BUSINESS WIRE)- Baxter International Inc. (NYS: BAX) today reported first quarter financial results in line with the company's previously issued guidance and confirmed its full-year 2013 financial outlook.

    For the first quarter, Baxter reported net income of $552 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.00, compared to net income of $588 million and earnings per diluted share of $1.04 in the same period last year. First quarter 2013 results include after-tax special items totaling $29 million (or $0.05 per diluted share) primarily for deal-related costs associated with Baxter's planned acquisition of Gambro AB, a global medical technology company focused on developing, manufacturing and supplying dialysis products and therapies for patients with acute or chronic kidney disease. First quarter 2012 results included a net after-tax benefit from special items totaling $19 million of income (or $0.03 per diluted share) for payments and adjustments pertaining to business development transactions.

    On an adjusted basis, excluding special items in both periods, Baxter's first quarter net income of $581 million increased 2 percent from $569 million reported in 2012. Adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.05 rose 4 percent from $1.01 per diluted share last year, in line with the company's previously issued earnings guidance of $1.03 to $1.05 per diluted share.

    Worldwide sales of $3.45 billion increased 2 percent compared to $3.39 billion reported in the first quarter of 2012. Sales within the United States increased 1 percent, totaling $1.48 billion, while international sales of $1.97 billion increased 2 percent. The impact of foreign currency on sales growth in the quarter was immaterial.

    By business, BioScience revenues of $1.53 billion rose 5 percent, driven primarily by strong demand for ADVATE [Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), Plasma/Albumin-Free Method] for the treatment of hemophilia, as well as certain plasma-based therapeutics and vaccines. Medical Products sales of $1.92 billion were comparable to the prior-year period as growth for intravenous therapies was more than offset by lower sales in the company's pharma-partnering business.


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