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With results ahead of expectations, Abbott's is among top healthcare companies raising its outlook for 2018.
Jul 18 2018
Abbott's second-quarter results are in, and we delivered another strong quarter in healthcare sector growth 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 healthcare sector 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.
What follows is just a few of our highlights from the quarter:
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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