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Abbott Reports Strong Second Quarter Results; Confirms Double-Digit Earnings Growth Outlook for 2009
Date:7/15/2009

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

  • Diluted earnings per share, excluding specified items, were $0.89, at the high end of Abbott's second-quarter guidance range of $0.87 to $0.89. Diluted earnings per share under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) were $0.83.
  • Worldwide operational sales, which excludes an unfavorable 8.0 percent effect of exchange rates, increased 10.5 percent. Reported sales, including the impact of exchange, increased 2.5 percent. Excluding the expected decline in Depakote(R) sales due to generic competition, worldwide operational sales increased 14.6 percent.
  • Worldwide medical products operational sales, which excludes an unfavorable 9.5 percent effect of exchange rates, increased 27.0 percent. Worldwide operational vascular sales increased 43.0 percent driven by the continued success of the XIENCE V(R) drug-eluting stent (DES).
  • Worldwide pharmaceutical operational sales, which excludes an unfavorable 8.3 percent effect of exchange rates, increased 4.0 percent. Excluding the impact of Depakote, worldwide pharmaceutical operational sales increased 11.4 percent. Worldwide HUMIRA(R) operational sales increased 32.8 percent, which excludes an unfavorable 12.4 percent effect of exchange rates. U.S. HUMIRA sales were $635 million, up 20.9 percent.
  • Worldwide nutritional operational sales, which excludes an unfavorable 5.2 percent effect of exchange rates, increased 9.2 percent. U.S. nutritional sales increased 10.0 percent, driven by market share gains in the infant formula business.
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