PRODUCTS & INNOVATION
Results deliver ahead of expectations, Abbott raising outlook for 2018.
Jul 18 2018
Abbott’s second-quarter results are in – and we delivered another strong quarter – thanks to a strong product pipeline and outstanding execution by our management team.
For the quarter, Abbott beat Street estimates on the top and bottom line, delivering impressive organic sales and double-digit EPS growth. Today’s results extend our decade-long streak of meeting or beating Street adjusted EPS estimates every quarter.
And, with all four of our businesses (Diagnostics, Devices, Nutrition and Medicines) contributing to strong growth in the quarter, Abbott announced plans to raise its outlook for the rest of the year.
The strong growth we’re achieving is a direct result of the strategic steps we’ve taken to position the company in the most attractive areas of healthcare – and the productivity of our life-changing technologies.
Some of the highlights from the quarter, include:
For full financials, you can read our press release, but major highlights are included in the materials below:
Abbott's Chairman and CEO Miles D. White shared his views on second-quarter performance:
Learn more about Abbott’s second-quarter 2018 results:
Download a summary of Abbott's earnings highlights here
For more information on Abbott's earnings results, see the news release.
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