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Abbott Reports First-Quarter 2018 Results
- First-quarter reported sales growth of 16.7 percent; GAAP EPS from continuing operations of $0.23
- First-quarter organic sales growth of 6.9 percent
- First-quarter adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.59, at the upper end of the previous guidance range
- Several recently launched products contributing to strong growth

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

  • First-quarter worldwide sales of $7.4 billion increased 16.7 percent on a reported basis and 6.9 percent on an organic* basis.
  • Reported diluted EPS from continuing operations under GAAP was $0.23 in the first quarter.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, which excludes specified items, was $0.59, at the upper end of Abbott's previous guidance range.
  • Abbott projects full-year 2018 diluted EPS from continuing operations of $1.23 to $1.33 on a GAAP basis1. Projected full-year adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations remains $2.80 to $2.90, reflecting 14.0 percent growth at the midpoint.
  • In January, Abbott announced U.S. FDA approval for magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional labeling for its Quadra AssuraTM and Quadra Assura MPTM cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices and its Fortify AssuraTM implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). With these approvals, Abbott has MR-conditional labeling for its suite of pacemaker, ICD and CRT-D devices.
  • In January, Abbott announced that FreeStyle® Libre, Abbott's revolutionary sensor-based continuous glucose monitoring system, is now available and approved for coverage by the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • In March, Abbott announced clinical trial data from the MOMENTUM 3 study, which demonstrated that its HeartMate 3TM left ventricular assist device (LVAD) improved survival and clinical outcomes at two years for patients with advanced heart failure. The trial data will be submitted to the U.S. FDA to support consideration to expand the current HeartMate 3 indication to include long-term use.

"We're off to a strong start to the year as we forecasted," said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott. "We're particularly pleased with the continued strong growth in Medical Devices and improving performance in our Nutrition business."

* See note on organic growth below.

FIRST-QUARTER BUSINESS OVERVIEW
Note: Management believes that measuring sales growth rates on an organic basis is an appropriate way for investors to best understand the underlying performance of the business.

Organic sales growth:

  • Excludes prior year results for the Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) and St. Jude Medical vascular closure businesses, which were divested during the first quarter 2017;
  • Excludes the current and prior year results for Rapid Diagnostics, which reflect results for Alere Inc., which was acquired on Oct. 3, 2017; and
  • Excludes the impact of foreign exchange.

Following are sales by business segment and commentary for the first quarter:

Total Company

($ in millions)










% Change vs. 1Q17



Sales 1Q18


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total *


2,675


4,715


7,390


15.1


17.6


16.7


5.0


8.0


6.9

Nutrition


758


998


1,756


3.8


9.5


7.0


3.8


5.5


4.7

Diagnostics


700


1,137


1,837


89.2


44.3


58.7


1.8


7.3


5.5

Established Pharmaceuticals


--


1,044


1,044


 n/a


9.9


9.9


 n/a


6.8


6.8

Medical Devices


1,209


1,535


2,744


6.4


22.0


14.6


6.9


11.7


9.4


* Total 2018 Abbott sales from continuing operations include Other Sales of $9 million.


n/a = Not Applicable.


Note: In order to compute results excluding the impact of exchange rates, current year U.S. dollar sales are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then those amounts are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the prior year average foreign exchange rates.

First-quarter 2018 worldwide sales of $7.4 billion increased 16.7 percent on a reported basis. On an organic basis, worldwide sales increased 6.9 percent. Refer to tables titled "Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Historical Revenue" for a reconciliation of adjusted historical revenue.

Nutrition

($ in millions)        










% Change vs. 1Q17



Sales 1Q18


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total


758


998


1,756


3.8


9.5


7.0


3.8


5.5


4.7

Pediatric


448


546


994


3.7


10.5


7.3


3.7


6.3


5.1

Adult


310


452


762


4.0


8.4


6.6


4.0


4.4


4.3

Worldwide Nutrition sales increased 7.0 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 2.3 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 4.7 percent on an organic basis.

Worldwide Pediatric Nutrition sales increased 7.3 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 2.2 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 5.1 percent on an organic basis. International sales increased 10.5 percent on a reported basis, including a favorable 4.2 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 6.3 percent on an organic basis, which was led by strong growth across several countries in Asia, including Greater China. In the U.S., continued above-market growth was led by market share gains in the infant nutrition category.

Worldwide Adult Nutrition sales increased 6.6 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 2.3 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 4.3 percent on an organic basis. Worldwide sales growth was led by Ensure®, Abbott's market-leading complete and balanced nutrition brand, and Glucerna®, Abbott's market-leading diabetes-specific nutrition brand.

Diagnostics

($ in millions)


% Change vs. 1Q17



Sales 1Q18


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total *


700


1,137


1,837


89.2


44.3


58.7


1.8


7.3


5.5

Core Laboratory


228


791


1,019


5.6


13.8


11.9


5.6


6.5


6.3

Molecular


39


79


118


(13.8)


17.5


5.0


(13.8)


11.4


1.3

Point of Care


110


31


141


0.6


23.0


4.8


0.6


18.6


4.0

Rapid Diagnostics *


323


236


559


 n/m 


 n/m 


 n/m 


 n/m 


 n/m 


 n/m 


* Rapid Diagnostics reflects sales from Alere Inc., which was acquired on Oct. 3, 2017. Organic growth rates above exclude results from the Rapid Diagnostics business.


n/m = Percent change is not meaningful.

Worldwide Diagnostics sales increased 58.7 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter. On an organic basis, sales increased 5.5 percent. Refer to tables titled "Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Historical Revenue" for a reconciliation of adjusted historical revenue.

Core Laboratory Diagnostics sales increased 11.9 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 5.6 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 6.3 percent on an organic basis, reflecting continued above-market growth driven by share gains in the U.S. and internationally.

Molecular Diagnostics sales increased 5.0 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 3.7 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 1.3 percent on an organic basis. As expected, strong growth in infectious disease testing, Abbott's core area of focus in the molecular diagnostics market, was partially offset by a planned scale down in other testing areas, primarily in the U.S.

Point of Care Diagnostics sales increased 4.8 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 0.8 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 4.0 percent on an organic basis, led by strong international growth of Abbott's i-STAT® handheld system.

Rapid Diagnostics worldwide sales of $559 million were led by infectious disease testing, including strong flu and strep testing volumes in the U.S.

Established Pharmaceuticals

($ in millions)










% Change vs. 1Q17



Sales 1Q18


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total


--


1,044


1,044


 n/a 


9.9


9.9


 n/a 


6.8


6.8

Key Emerging Markets


--


793


793


 n/a 


8.7


8.7


 n/a 


6.8


6.8

Other


--


251


251


 n/a 


13.9


13.9


 n/a 


6.6


6.6

Established Pharmaceuticals sales increased 9.9 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 3.1 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 6.8 percent on an organic basis.

Key Emerging Markets comprise several countries that represent the most attractive long-term growth opportunities for Abbott's branded generics product portfolio. Sales in these geographies increased 8.7 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 1.9 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 6.8 percent on an organic basis. Sales growth was led by double-digit growth across several geographies, including India, China and Brazil.

Medical Devices

($ in millions)










% Change vs. 1Q17



Sales 1Q18


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total


1,209


1,535


2,744


6.4


22.0


14.6


6.9


11.7


9.4

Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation


1,123


1,200


2,323


5.8


15.2


10.5


6.4


6.0


6.2

Rhythm Management


264


271


535


1.3


8.3


4.7


1.3


(1.2)


-

Electrophysiology


182


209


391


25.8


22.1


23.8


25.8


12.5


18.6

Heart Failure


114


39


153


4.3


17.0


7.3


4.3


6.7


4.8

Vascular


286


453


739


(6.0)


13.7


5.2


(4.1)


5.9


1.6

Structural Heart


109


184


293


1.9


23.4


14.5


1.9


11.5


7.5

Neuromodulation


168


44


212


23.6


13.0


21.3


23.6


2.0


18.8

Diabetes Care


86


335


421


14.5


54.5


44.2


14.5


39.2


32.9

Worldwide Medical Devices sales increased 14.6 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter. On an organic basis, sales increased 9.4 percent. Refer to tables titled "Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Historical Revenue" for a reconciliation of adjusted historical revenue.

In Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation, worldwide sales growth in the first quarter was led by double-digit growth in Electrophysiology and Neuromodulation. Growth in Electrophysiology includes share gains from the recent U.S. launch of Abbott's Confirm RxTM Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), the world's first and only smartphone-compatible ICM designed to help physicians remotely identify cardiac arrhythmias. In Heart Failure, sales growth was led by market uptake of Abbott's HeartMate 3 system. In the quarter, Abbott announced clinical trial data from the MOMENTUM 3 study demonstrating that its HeartMate 3 LVAD improved survival and clinical outcomes at 2 years for patients with advanced heart failure. The trial data will be submitted to the U.S. FDA to support consideration to expand the current HeartMate 3 indication to include long-term use. Growth in Structural Heart was driven by MitraClip®, Abbott's market-leading device for the minimally-invasive treatment of mitral regurgitation. In March, Abbott announced MitraClip was granted national reimbursement in Japan, which enables greater access for patients to this life-altering therapy. In Neuromodulation, strong double-digit growth was led by a portfolio of recently launched products for the treatment of chronic pain and movement disorders.

In Diabetes Care, worldwide sales increased 44.2 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter, including a favorable 11.3 percent effect of foreign exchange, and increased 32.9 percent on an organic basis. Strong double-digit growth was led by FreeStyle Libre, Abbott's revolutionary sensor-based continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, which removes the need for routine fingersticks2 for people with diabetes. During the quarter, Abbott announced that the FreeStyle LibreLink3,4 app is available in Europe for use with compatible smartphones, which allows people to access glucose data directly from their phones and eliminates the need to carry a separate scanning device.

ABBOTT'S FULL-YEAR EARNINGS-PER-SHARE GUIDANCE

Abbott projects 2018 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $1.23 to $1.33.

Abbott forecasts net specified items for the full year 2018 of approximately $1.57 per share. Specified items include intangible amortization expense, acquisition-related expenses, charges associated with cost reduction initiatives and other expenses.

Excluding specified items, projected adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations would be $2.80 to $2.90 for the full year 2018.

Abbott is issuing second-quarter 2018 guidance for diluted earnings per share from continuing operations under GAAP of $0.33 to $0.35. Abbott forecasts specified items for the second quarter 2018 of $0.37 primarily related to intangible amortization, acquisition-related expenses, cost reduction initiatives and other expenses. Excluding specified items, projected adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations would be $0.70 to $0.72 for the second quarter.

ABBOTT DECLARES 377TH CONSECUTIVE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

On Feb. 16, 2018, the board of directors of Abbott declared the company's quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share. Abbott's cash dividend is payable May 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 13, 2018.

Abbott has increased its dividend payout for 46 consecutive years and is a member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index, which tracks companies that have annually increased their dividend for at least 25 consecutive years.

About Abbott:
Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 99,000 people.

Visit Abbott at www.abbott.com and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

Abbott will webcast its live first-quarter earnings conference call through its Investor Relations website at www.abbottinvestor.com at 8 a.m. Central time today. An archived edition of the webcast will be available later that day.

Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 —
A Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Some statements in this news release may be forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Abbott cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors that may affect Abbott's operations are discussed in Item 1A, "Risk Factors'' to our Annual Report on Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, and are incorporated by reference. Abbott undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments, except as required by law.

1

Full-year 2018 guidance for diluted EPS from continuing operations on a GAAP basis represents 540.0 percent growth at the midpoint of the range.

2

Fingersticks are required for treatment decisions when you see Check Blood Glucose symbol, when symptoms do not match system readings, when you suspect readings may be inaccurate, or when you experience symptoms that may be due to high or low blood glucose.

3

Use of the FreeStyle LibreLink app requires registration with LibreView, a service provided by Abbott and Newyu, Inc.

4

The FreeStyle LibreLink app is compatible with NFC enabled phones running Android OS 5.0 or higher and with iPhone 7 and later running iOS 11 and later.       

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)




1Q18


1Q17


%
Change


Net Sales


$7,390


$6,335


16.7










Cost of products sold, excluding amortization expense


3,067


3,062


0.1


Amortization of intangible assets


584


522


12.0


Research and development


589


553


6.4


Selling, general, and administrative


2,542


2,440


4.2


Total Operating Cost and Expenses


6,782


6,577


3.1










Operating earnings (loss)


608


(242)


n/m

1)









Interest expense, net


199


204


(2.1)


Net foreign exchange (gain) loss


(3)


(16)


(79.9)


Debt extinguishment costs


14


--


n/m


Other (income) expense, net


(33)


(1,166)


(97.1)

1) 2)

Earnings from Continuing Operations before taxes


431


736


(41.5)










Tax expense on Earnings from Continuing Operations


22


350


(93.8)

3)

Earnings from Continuing Operations


409


386


6.1










Earnings from Discontinued Operations, net of taxes


9


33


(74.7)

4)









Net Earnings


$418


$419


(0.4)










Earnings from Continuing Operations, excluding 








Specified Items, as described below


$1,050


$843


24.5

5)









Diluted Earnings per Common Share from:








Continuing Operations


$0.23


$0.22


4.5


Discontinued Operations


--


0.02


n/m

4)

Total


$0.23


$0.24


(4.2)










Diluted Earnings per Common Share from Continuing 








Operations, excluding Specified Items, as described below


$0.59


$0.48


22.9

5)









Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding








Plus Dilutive Common Stock Options 


1,765


1,735




















NOTES:


See tables below for an explanation of certain non-GAAP financial information.

n/m = Percent change is not meaningful.

See footnotes below.



1)

Effective January 1, 2018, Abbott adopted Accounting Standards Update 2017-07, Compensation – Retirement Benefits (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost, which resulted in a retrospective reclassification of $40 million of net pension-related income from Operating earnings (loss) to Other (income) expense, net for the first quarter of 2017.



2)

2017 Other (income) expense, net includes a pretax gain of $1.151 billion from the sale of the AMO business.



3)

2018 Tax expense on Earnings from Continuing Operations includes the impact of approximately $65 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation.




2017 Tax expense on Earnings from Continuing Operations includes the tax associated with a $1.151 billion pretax gain on the sale of the AMO business.



4)

2018 and 2017 Earnings and Diluted Earnings per Common Share from Discontinued Operations, net of taxes reflect the impact of net tax benefits of $9 million and $33 million, respectively, as a result of the resolution of various tax positions from prior years.



5)

2018 Net Earnings and Diluted Earnings per Common Share from Continuing Operations, excluding Specified Items, excludes net after-tax charges of $641 million, or $0.36 per share, for intangible amortization expense and other expenses primarily associated with acquisitions and restructuring actions.




2017 Net Earnings and Diluted Earnings per Common Share from Continuing Operations, excluding Specified Items, excludes net after-tax charges of $457 million, or $0.26 per share, for intangible amortization expense and other expenses primarily associated with acquisitions and restructuring actions, partially offset by a gain on the sale of the AMO business.

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Information From Continuing Operations

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017

(in millions, except per share data) 

(unaudited)




1Q18



As
Reported
(GAAP) 


Specified
Items


As
Adjusted


% to
Sales










Intangible Amortization


$584


$(584)


--



Gross Margin


3,739


647


$4,386


59.3%

R&D


589


(43)


546


7.4%

SG&A


2,542


(90)


2,452


33.2%

Net foreign exchange (gain) loss


(3)


(1)


(4)



Debt extinguishment costs


14


(14)


--



Other (income) expense, net


(33)


(2)


(35)



Earnings from Continuing Operations before taxes 


431


797


1,228



Tax expense on Earnings from Continuing Operations


22


156


178



Earnings from Continuing Operations


409


641


1,050



Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations


$0.23


$0.36


$0.59



Specified items reflect intangible amortization expense of $584 million and other expenses of $213 million, primarily associated with acquisitions, restructuring actions and other expenses. See tables titled "Details of Specified Items" for additional details regarding specified items.



1Q17



As
Reported
(GAAP)


Specified
Items


As
Adjusted 


% to
Sales










Intangible Amortization


$522


$(522)


--



Gross Margin


2,751


984


$3,735


59.0%

R&D


553


(40)


513


8.1%

SG&A


2,440


(367)


2,073


32.7%

Interest expense, net


204


(17)


187



Other (income) expense, net


(1,166)


1,134


(32)



Earnings from Continuing Operations before taxes


736


274


1,010



Tax expense on Earnings from Continuing Operations


350


(183)


167



Earnings from Continuing Operations


386


457


843



Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations


$0.22


$0.26


$0.48




Note: The As Reported and As Adjusted amounts reflect the impact of adopting the new accounting rules related to the recognition of retirement benefits – See Footnote 1 on table titled "Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings" for additional information.

Specified items reflect intangible amortization expense of $522 million and other expenses of $903 million, primarily associated with acquisitions, including approximately $390 million of inventory step-up amortization related to St. Jude Medical, charges related to restructuring actions and other expenses, partially offset by a gain of $1.151 billion from the sale of the AMO business. See tables titled "Details of Specified Items" for additional details regarding specified items.

A reconciliation of the first-quarter tax rates for continuing operations for 2018 and 2017 is shown below:



1Q18


($ in millions)


Pre-Tax
Income


Taxes on
Earnings


Tax
Rate


As reported (GAAP)


$431


$22


5.0%

1)

Specified items


797


156




Excluding specified items


$1,228


$178


14.5%












1Q17


($ in millions)


Pre-Tax
Income


Taxes on
Earnings


Tax
Rate


As reported (GAAP)


$736


$350


47.6%

2)

Specified items


274


(183)




Excluding specified items


$1,010


$167


16.5%




1)

Reported tax rate on a GAAP basis for 2018 includes the impact of approximately $65 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation.



2)

Reported tax rate on a GAAP basis for 2017 includes the impact of taxes associated with a $1.151 billion pretax gain on the sale of the AMO business.

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Adjusted Historical Revenue

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017

($ in millions) (unaudited)




1Q18


1Q17


% Change vs. 1Q17



Abbott
Reported




Adjusted
Revenue


Abbott
Reported


Divested
Businessesa)


Adjusted
Revenue




Non-GAAP




Rapid
Diagnostics






Reported


Reported


Organicb)




















Total Company


7,390


(559)


6,831


6,335


(187)


6,148


16.7


11.1


6.9

U.S.


2,675


(323)


2,352


2,324


(84)


2,240


15.1


5.0


5.0

Int'l


4,715


(236)


4,479


4,011


(103)


3,908


17.6


14.6


8.0

Total Diagnostics


1,837


(559)


1,278


1,158


--


1,158


58.7


10.4


5.5

U.S.


700


(323)


377


371


--


371


89.2


1.8


1.8

Int'l


1,137


(236)


901


787


--


787


44.3


14.4


7.3

Rapid Diagnostics


559


(559)


--


--


--


--


 n/m 


 n/m 


 n/m 

U.S.


323


(323)


--


--


--


--


 n/m 


 n/m 


 n/m 

Int'l


236


(236)


--


--


--


--


 n/m 


 n/m 


 n/m 

Total Medical Devices


2,744


--


2,744


2,395


(12)


2,383


14.6


15.1


9.4

U.S.


1,209


--


1,209


1,136


(6)


1,130


6.4


6.9


6.9

Int'l


1,535


--


1,535


1,259


(6)


1,253


22.0


22.6


11.7

Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation

2,323


--


2,323


2,103


(12)


2,091


10.5


11.1


6.2

U.S.


1,123


--


1,123


1,061


(6)


1,055


5.8


6.4


6.4

Int'l


1,200


--


1,200


1,042


(6)


1,036


15.2


15.9


6.0

Vascular


739


--


739


703


(12)


691


5.2


6.9


1.6

U.S.


286


--


286


304


(6)


298


(6.0)


(4.1)


(4.1)

Int'l


453


--


453


399


(6)


393


13.7


15.3


5.9







































a) Reflects sales related to the AMO and St. Jude Medical vascular closure businesses prior to divesting in the first quarter 2017.

b) In order to compute results excluding the impact of exchange rates, current year U.S. dollar sales are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then those amounts are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the prior year average foreign exchange rates.

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Details of Specified Items

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Acquisition or
Divestiture-
related (a)


Restructuring
and Cost
Reduction
Initiatives (b)


Intangible
Amortization


Other (c)


Total
Specifieds

Gross Margin


$              45


$             18


$          584


$         --


$       647

R&D


(16)


(2)


--


(25)


(43)

SG&A


(86)


(4)


--


--


(90)

Net foreign exchange (gain) loss


--


(1)


--


--


(1)

Debt extinguishment costs


--


--


--


(14)


(14)

Other (income) expense, net


(2)


--


--


--


(2)

Earnings from Continuing Operations before taxes


$            149


$             25


$          584


$       39


797

Tax expense on Earnings from Continuing Operations (d)









156

Earnings from Continuing Operations










$       641

Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations









$      0.36


The table above provides additional details regarding the specified items described on tables titled "Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Information From Continuing Operations."


a)

Acquisition-related expenses include costs for legal, accounting, tax, and other services related to business acquisitions, integration costs which represent incremental costs directly related to integrating the acquired businesses and include expenditures for consulting, retention, severance, and the integration of systems, processes and business activities, fair value adjustments to contingent consideration related to a business acquisition, and inventory step-up amortization.



b)

Restructuring and cost reduction initiative expenses include severance, outplacement, inventory write-downs, asset impairments, accelerated depreciation, and other direct costs associated with specific restructuring plans and cost reduction initiatives. Restructuring and cost reduction plans consist of distinct initiatives to streamline operations including the consolidation and rationalization of business activities and facilities, workforce reductions, the transfer of product lines between manufacturing facilities, and the transfer of other business activities between sites.



c) 

Other expense relates to the acquisition of an R&D asset and the cost associated with the early extinguishment of debt.



d) 

Reflects the net tax benefit associated with the specified items and excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation.

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Details of Specified Items

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)




Acquisition or
Divestiture-
related (a)


Restructuring
and Cost
Reduction
Initiatives (b)


Intangible
Amortization


Total
Specifieds

Gross Margin


$           406


$                56


$          522


$          984

R&D


(14)


(26)


--


(40)

SG&A


(352)


(15)


--


(367)

Interest expense, net


(17)


--


--


(17)

Other (income) expense, net


1,168


(34)


--


1,134

Earnings from Continuing Operations before taxes


$          (379)


$              131


$          522


274

Tax expense on Earnings from Continuing Operations (c)






(183)

Earnings from Continuing Operations








$          457

Diluted Earnings per Share from Continuing Operations







$         0.26


The table above provides additional details regarding the specified items described on tables titled "Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Information From Continuing Operations."


a)

Acquisition-related expenses include bankers' fees and costs for legal, accounting, tax, and other services related to business acquisitions, integration costs which represent incremental costs directly related to integrating the acquired businesses and include expenditures for consulting, retention, severance, and the integration of systems, processes and business activities, fair value adjustments to contingent consideration related to a business acquisition, and inventory step-up amortization. The specified items in interest expense include amortization expense associated with acquisition-related bridge facility fees. Divestiture-related expenses include incremental costs to separate the divested businesses as well as bankers' fees and costs for legal, accounting, tax, and other services related to the divestitures.



b)

Restructuring and cost reduction initiative expenses include severance, outplacement, inventory write-downs, asset impairments, accelerated depreciation, and other direct costs associated with specific restructuring plans and cost reduction initiatives. Restructuring and cost reduction plans consist of distinct initiatives to streamline operations including the consolidation and rationalization of business activities and facilities, workforce reductions, the transfer of product lines between manufacturing facilities, and the transfer of other business activities between sites. Any gains related to the divestiture of a facility as part of a restructuring program are also included in this category.



c)

Reflects the net tax benefit associated with the specified items and excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation.

 

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SOURCE Abbott

For further information: Abbott Financial: Scott Leinenweber, 224-668-0791, Michael Comilla, 224-668-1872; Abbott Media: Darcy Ross, 224-667-3655
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