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Abbott Labs Q4 sales up

28 January 2016 12:56

Abbott Laboratories says fourth-quarter worldwide sales of USD5.2 billion increased 4.9 percent on an operational basis and decreased 3.1 percent on a reported basis.

Full-year sales increased 9.1 percent on an operational basis and 0.8 percent on a reported basis.

Full-year sales in emerging markets increased double digits excluding the impact of 2014 acquisitions and foreign exchange.

Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations, which excludes specified items, was USD0.62 in the fourth quarter and USD2.15 for the full year, at the midpoint of Abbott's previous guidance range and reflecting 8.6 percent growth for the full year.

Reported diluted EPS from continuing operations under GAAP was USD0.46 in the fourth quarter and USD1.72 for the full year.

"In 2015, we achieved top-tier sales and earnings growth despite a challenging currency environment," said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott. "Our underlying performance continues to be strong."

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