Abbott Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Results

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

  • Second-quarter worldwide sales of $8.0 billion increased 2.7 percent on a reported basis and 7.5 percent on an organic* basis.
  • Reported diluted EPS from continuing operations under GAAP was $0.56 in the second quarter.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, which excludes specified items, was $0.82, above the previous guidance range.
  • Abbott is raising its full-year 2019 outlook. Abbott projects organic sales growth of 7.0 to 8.0 percent1, diluted EPS from continuing operations on a GAAP basis of $2.06 to $2.12, and full-year adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations of $3.21 to $3.27, reflecting double-digit growth.
  • FreeStyle® Libre®, Abbott’s revolutionary continuous glucose monitoring system, achieved worldwide sales of $433 million in the quarter, an increase of 63.9 percent on a reported basis and 72.9 percent on an organic basis versus the prior year. In the U.S., FreeStyle Libre is now reimbursed for approximately 75 percent of people with private pharmacy benefit insurance.
  • Worldwide sales of MitraClip® were $169 million in the quarter, an increase of 26.7 percent on a reported basis and 30.6 percent on an organic basis versus the prior year, including U.S. growth of 56.1 percent. Earlier this week, Abbott announced U.S. FDA approval of its next-generation MitraClip device, which offers enhancements and more sizes to offer doctors further options.
  • In July, Abbott received U.S. FDA approval for its Alinity®-S diagnostics system, the latest technology for screening and protecting the U.S. blood and plasma supply. Alinity-S is designed to provide faster and more efficient results within a smaller space versus commercially available competitive systems, while maintaining the highest levels of accuracy.

“Our sales growth accelerated and is sustainable,” said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott. “We have great momentum and are raising our guidance above the strong outlook we previously set for the year.” – PR Newswire

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