Abbott Reports Strong Growth in First Quarter

Abbott entered 2018 with very good momentum and the first quarter’s results reflect the strong growth to come.

Strategy and Strength|Apr.18, 2018

The first quarter is in the books – and Abbott showed strong results, positioning the company for long-term sustainable and organic growth.

For the quarter, we beat Street estimates on the top and bottom lines, and we expect to continue to deliver top-tier sales and double-digit EPS growth throughout 2018. With today's results, Abbott has met or beaten Street adjusted EPS estimates every quarter for more than 10 years.

The strong growth we delivered this quarter 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 technologies. In the first quarter:

We continued our leadership in Cardiovascular Devices through our rapidly growing portfolio.

We continued to revolutionize how people manage their diabetes.

We continue to personalize and harmonize the lab with our diagnostics technology.

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 first-quarter performance:

Learn more about Abbott's first-quarter 2018 results:

Download a summary of Abbott's earnings highlights here:

Abbott Reports Strong Growth in First Quarter

For more information on Abbott's earnings results, see the news release.

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