ABT
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Abbott Laboratories
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Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:30:00 AM
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Abbott Laboratories Beats

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) reported 1st Quarter March 2022 earnings of $1.73 per share on revenue of $11.9 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.47 per share on revenue of $11.0 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.51 per share. Revenue grew 13.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it continues to expect 2022 earnings of at least $4.70 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $4.78 per share for the year ending December 31, 2022.

Abbott Laboratories discovers, develops, manufactures and sells health care products. Its products include branded generic pharmaceuticals manufactured internationally, marketed and sold outside the United States.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.73
Earnings Whisper
$1.51
Consensus Estimate
$1.47
Reported Revenue
$11.90 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$11.03 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
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Abbott Reports First-Quarter 2022 Results

  • Sales growth of 13.8 percent; organic sales growth of 17.5 percent
  • Global COVID-19 testing-related sales of $3.3 billion in the first quarter
  • Excluding COVID-19 testing-related sales, first-quarter reported sales growth of 3.9 percent and organic sales growth of 7.7 percent
  • GAAP diluted EPS growth of 37.0 percent; adjusted diluted EPS growth of 31.1 percent
  • Continues to strengthen portfolio with new product approvals and expanded reimbursement coverage

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

  • First-quarter sales of $11.9 billion increased 13.8 percent on a reported basis and 17.5 percent on an organic basis, which excludes the impact of foreign exchange.
  • First-quarter GAAP diluted EPS1 was $1.37 and adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes specified items, was $1.73
  • Global COVID-19 testing-related sales were $3.3 billion in the first quarter.
  • Abbott projects full-year 2022 diluted EPS on a GAAP basis of at least $3.35 and projected adjusted diluted EPS of at least $4.70 remains unchanged.
  • 2022 guidance includes projected COVID-19 testing-related sales of approximately $4.5 billion, which Abbott expects to largely occur in the first half of the year and will update on a quarterly basis.
  • In February, Abbott initiated a voluntary recall of certain infant formula products manufactured at one of its U.S. facilities. Abbott is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and has begun implementing corrective actions and enhancements to the facility.
  • In February, Abbott received FDA approval for an expanded indication for its CardioMEMS HF system, a small implantable sensor and remote monitoring system that can detect early warning signs of worsening heart failure.
  • In March, Abbott announced its FreeStyle Libre® system is the first and only continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system to gain expanded reimbursement in Japan to now include all people with diabetes who use insulin.
  • In April, Abbott announced FDA approval for its Aveir single-chamber leadless pacemaker for the treatment of patients in the U.S. with slow heart rhythms. Unlike traditional pacemakers, leadless pacemakers do not require an incision in the chest to implant or leads (wires) to deliver therapy.

"Our diversified business continues to perform well in a challenging environment," said Robert B. Ford, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott. "We're particularly pleased with the strong performance we're achieving in Medical Devices and Established Pharmaceuticals."

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 the impact of foreign exchange.

Following are sales by business segment and commentary for the first quarter 2022:

Total Company

($ in millions)










% Change vs. 1Q21



Sales 1Q22


Reported


Organic



 U.S. 


 Int'l 


 Total 


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total *


4,937


6,958


11,895


28.6


5.1


13.8


28.6


11.1


17.5

Nutrition


677


1,217


1,894


(19.0)


1.4


(7.0)


(19.0)


5.8


(4.4)

Diagnostics


2,741


2,545


5,286


67.0


7.3


31.7


67.0


13.0


35.1

Established Pharmaceuticals


--


1,147


1,147


 n/a 


7.1


7.1


 n/a 


13.4


13.4

Medical Devices


1,516


2,049


3,565


12.2


4.1


7.4


12.2


11.0


11.5




















* Total Q1 2022 Abbott sales include Other Sales of approximately $3 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 2022 worldwide sales of $11.9 billion increased 13.8 percent on a reported basis and 17.5 percent on an organic basis.

Worldwide sales, excluding COVID-19 testing-related sales, increased 3.9 percent on a reported basis and 7.7 percent on an organic basis in the quarter.2

Nutrition

($ in millions)










% Change vs. 1Q21



Sales 1Q22


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total


677


1,217


1,894


(19.0)


1.4


(7.0)


(19.0)


5.8


(4.4)

Pediatric


338


509


847


(33.6)


(8.8)


(20.6)


(33.6)


(5.4)


(18.8)

Adult


339


708


1,047


3.7


10.3


8.0


3.7


15.6


11.5

 

Worldwide Nutrition sales decreased 7.0 percent on a reported basis and 4.4 percent on an organic basis in the first quarter. During the quarter, sales were negatively impacted by a voluntary recall of certain powder formulas manufactured at one of Abbott's U.S. plants. Excluding the U.S. sales associated with these products in the current and prior years, worldwide Nutrition sales increased 5.0 percent on a reported basis and 8.0 percent on an organic basis in the first quarter.3

In Adult Nutrition, strong performance of Ensure®, Abbott's market-leading complete and balanced nutrition brand, and Glucerna®, Abbott's market-leading diabetes nutrition brand, led to global sales growth of 8.0 percent on a reported basis and 11.5 percent on an organic basis.

Worldwide Pediatric Nutrition sales decreased 20.6 percent on a reported basis and 18.8 percent on an organic basis. Internationally, Pediatric Nutrition sales were unfavorably impacted primarily by challenging market conditions in China.

Diagnostics

($ in millions)












% Change vs. 1Q21





Sales 1Q22


Reported


Organic





U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total



Total


2,741


2,545


5,286


67.0


7.3


31.7


67.0


13.0


35.1



Core Laboratory


268


916


1,184


(1.2)


0.5


0.1


(1.2)


5.8


4.2



Molecular


172


248


420


(1.8)


(8.5)


(5.9)


(1.8)


(3.8)


(3.0)



Point of Care


91


37


128


(1.0)


0.5


(0.6)


(1.0)


3.8


0.4



Rapid Diagnostics


2,210


1,344


3,554


100.4


16.6


57.5


100.4


23.0


60.8



 

Worldwide Diagnostics sales increased 31.7 percent on a reported basis and 35.1 percent on an organic basis in the first quarter. Global COVID-19 testing-related sales were $3.3 billion in the quarter, led by sales of rapid testing products.

Sales in Core Laboratory and Molecular Diagnostics were impacted by year-over-year declines in COVID-19 testing-related sales in these businesses. Excluding COVID-19 testing-related sales, Core Laboratory Diagnostics sales and Molecular Diagnostics sales increased 2.4 percent and 24.8 percent, respectively, on a reported basis in the first quarter and 6.6 percent and 29.0 percent, respectively, on an organic basis.4

Established Pharmaceuticals

($ in millions)










% Change vs. 1Q21



Sales 1Q22


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total


--


1,147


1,147


 n/a 


7.1


7.1


 n/a 


13.4


13.4

Key Emerging Markets


--


902


902


 n/a 


9.8


9.8


 n/a 


17.1


17.1

Other


--


245


245


 n/a 


(1.7)


(1.7)


 n/a 


1.2


1.2

 

Established Pharmaceuticals sales increased 7.1 percent on a reported basis in the first quarter and increased 13.4 percent on an organic basis.

Key Emerging Markets include several emerging countries that represent the most attractive long-term growth opportunities for Abbott's branded generics product portfolio. Sales in these geographies increased 9.8 percent on a reported basis in the quarter and increased 17.1 percent on an organic basis, led by double-digit growth on a reported and organic basis in several geographies and therapeutic areas, including gastroenterology, respiratory and central nervous system/pain management.

Other sales decreased 1.7 percent on a reported basis and increased 1.2 percent on an organic basis in the quarter.

Medical Devices

($ in millions)










% Change vs. 1Q21



Sales 1Q22


Reported


Organic



U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total


U.S.


Int'l


Total

Total


1,516


2,049


3,565


12.2


4.1


7.4


12.2


11.0


11.5

Rhythm Management


248


276


524


3.1


(0.8)


1.0


3.1


5.2


4.2

Electrophysiology


216


269


485


20.2


7.2


12.6


20.2


14.4


16.8

Heart Failure


167


54


221


15.3


11.0


14.2


15.3


18.8


16.2

Vascular


209


410


619


(5.1)


(1.3)


(2.6)


(5.1)


4.2


1.0

Structural Heart


190


221


411


13.0


6.0


9.1


13.0


14.5


13.8

Neuromodulation


143


36


179


(1.3)


(9.5)


(3.1)


(1.3)


(2.1)


(1.5)

Diabetes Care


343


783


1,126


35.6


7.7


14.9


35.6


15.1


20.4

 

Worldwide Medical Devices sales increased 7.4 percent on a reported basis and 11.5 percent on an organic basis in the first quarter. Strong growth in the quarter was driven by double-digit organic growth in Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Structural Heart and Diabetes Care.

In Diabetes Care, FreeStyle Libre sales were approximately $1.0 billion in the quarter, which represents sales growth of 20.4 percent on a reported basis and 26.2 percent on an organic basis.

ABBOTT'S EARNINGS-PER-SHARE GUIDANCE

Abbott projects full-year 2022 diluted earnings per share under GAAP of at least $3.35. Abbott forecasts specified items for the full-year 2022 of $1.35 per share primarily related to intangible amortization, costs related to a voluntary recall, expenses associated with acquisitions, restructurings and cost reduction initiatives and other net expenses. Excluding specified items, projected adjusted diluted earnings per share of at least $4.70 remains unchanged for the full-year 2022.

ABBOTT DECLARES 393RD CONSECUTIVE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

On Feb. 18, 2022, the board of directors of Abbott declared the company's quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share. Abbott's cash dividend is payable May 16, 2022 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 15, 2022.

Abbott has increased its dividend payout for 50 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 leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews.

Abbott will live-webcast its 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" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2021, and are incorporated herein 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

All amounts reported relate to continuing operations only as there are no discontinued operations in the periods presented.

2

In the first quarter of 2022, COVID-19 testing-related sales were $3.304 billion. In the first quarter of 2021, total worldwide sales were $10.456 billion, which included COVID-19 testing-related sales of $2.185 billion.

3

In the first quarter of 2022, U.S. sales of certain powder formulas were $59 million. In the first quarter of 2021, worldwide Nutrition sales were $2.036 billion, which included $288 million of U.S. sales of certain powder formulas.

4

In the first quarter of 2022, Core Laboratory and Molecular Diagnostics COVID-19 testing-related sales were $28 million and $246 million, respectively. In the first quarter of 2021, worldwide Core Laboratory and Molecular Diagnostics sales were $1.182 billion and $447 million, respectively. Core Laboratory and Molecular Diagnostics COVID-19 testing-related sales in the first quarter of 2021 were $54 million and $307 million, respectively.

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

(in millions, except per share data)

(unaudited)




1Q22


1Q21


% Change


Net Sales


$11,895


$10,456


13.8










Cost of products sold, excluding amortization expense


4,987


4,401


13.3


Amortization of intangible assets


512


509


0.5


Research and development


697


654


6.5


Selling, general, and administrative


2,787


2,783


0.2


Total Operating Cost and Expenses


8,983


8,347


7.6










Operating Earnings


2,912


2,109


38.1










Interest expense, net


117


124


(5.7)


Net foreign exchange (gain) loss


(3)


3


n/m


Other (income) expense, net


(78)


(61)


28.6


Earnings before taxes


2,876


2,043


40.8


Taxes on earnings


429


250


72.0

1)









Net Earnings


$2,447


$1,793


36.5










Net Earnings Excluding Specified Items, as described below


$3,077


$2,368


30.0

2)









Diluted Earnings per Common Share


$1.37


$1.00


37.0










Diluted Earnings per Common Share,








excluding Specified Items, as described below


$1.73


$1.32


31.1

2)









Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding








Plus Dilutive Common Stock Options 


1,775


1,792





NOTES:

See tables titled "Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Information" for an explanation of certain non-GAAP financial information.

n/m = Percent change is not meaningful.

See footnotes below. 



1)

2022 Taxes on Earnings includes the recognition of approximately $30 million of net tax expense as a result of the resolution of various tax positions related to prior years and approximately $30 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation.




2021 Taxes on Earnings includes the recognition of approximately $80 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. 



2)

2022 Net Earnings and Diluted Earnings per Common Share, excluding Specified Items, excludes net after-tax charges of $630 million, or $0.36 per share, for intangible amortization, charges related to a voluntary recall and other net expenses primarily associated with acquisitions.




2021 Net Earnings and Diluted Earnings per Common Share, excluding Specified Items, excludes net after-tax charges of $575 million, or $0.32 per share, for intangible amortization and other net expenses primarily associated with certain litigation, acquisitions and restructuring actions.

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Financial Information

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2022 and 2021

 (in millions, except per share data) 

(unaudited) 




1Q22



As
Reported
(GAAP)


Specified
Items


As
Adjusted 


% to
Sales










Intangible Amortization


$            512


$     (512)


$          --



Gross Margin


6,396


636


7,032


59.1%

R&D


697


(33)


664


5.6%

SG&A


2,787


(39)


2,748


23.1%

Other (income) expense, net


(78)


(15)


(93)



Earnings before taxes 


2,876


723


3,599



Taxes on Earnings


429


93


522



Net Earnings


2,447


630


3,077



Diluted Earnings per Share


$1.37


$0.36


$1.73




Specified items reflect intangible amortization expense of $512 million and other net expenses of $211 million that includes costs associated with a product recall, acquisitions, and other net expenses. See tables titled "Details of Specified Items" for additional details regarding specified items.




1Q21



As
Reported
(GAAP)


Specified
Items


As
Adjusted 


% to
Sales










Intangible Amortization


$            509


$      (509)


$          --



Gross Margin


5,546


549


6,095


58.3%

R&D


654


(28)


626


6.0%

SG&A


2,783


(154)


2,629


25.1%

Other (income) expense, net


(61)


(12)


(73)



Earnings before taxes


2,043


743


2,786



Taxes on Earnings


250


168


418



Net Earnings


1,793


575


2,368



Diluted Earnings per Share


$1.00


$0.32


$1.32




Specified items reflect intangible amortization expense of $509 million and other net expenses of $234 million, primarily associated with certain litigation, acquisitions, restructuring actions and other expenses. See tables titled "Details of Specified Items" for additional details regarding specified items.


A reconciliation of the first-quarter tax rates for 2022 and 2021 is shown below:







1Q22



($ in millions)


Pre-Tax
Income


Taxes on
Earnings


Tax
Rate



As reported (GAAP)


$2,876


$         429


14.9%

1)


Specified items


723


93





Excluding specified items


$3,599


$522


14.5%
















1Q21



($ in millions)


Pre-Tax
Income


Taxes on
Earnings


Tax
Rate



As reported (GAAP)


$2,043


$250


12.2%

2)


Specified items


743


168





Excluding specified items


$2,786


$418


15.0%




1)

2022 Taxes on Earnings includes the recognition of approximately $30 million of net tax expense as a result of the resolution of various tax positions related to prior years and approximately $30 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation.



2)

2021 Taxes on Earnings includes the recognition of approximately $80 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation.

 

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Details of Specified Items

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2022

(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


$               21


$               (6)


$           512


$      109


$       636

R&D


(2)


(1)


--


(30)


(33)

SG&A


(11)


--


--


(28)


(39)

Other (income) expense, net


(7)


--


--


(8)


(15)

Earnings before taxes


$               41


$               (5)


$           512


$      175


723

Taxes on Earnings (d)










93

Net Earnings










$       630

Diluted Earnings per Share










$      0.36












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



a)

Acquisition-related expenses include integration costs, which represent incremental costs directly related to integrating the acquired businesses and include expenditures for the integration of systems, processes and business activities.

b)

Restructuring and cost reduction initiative expenses include severance, outplacement, and other direct costs associated with specific restructuring plans and cost reduction initiatives. The Gross Margin amount includes a credit associated with the charges taken in the second quarter of 2021 for a restructuring plan related to Abbott's manufacturing network for COVID-19 diagnostic tests.

c)

Other includes charges related to a voluntary recall within the Nutrition segment and incremental costs to comply with the European Union's Medical Device (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostics Medical Device (IVDR) Regulations for previously approved products.

d)

Reflects the net tax benefit associated with the specified items, excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation and net tax expense as a result of the resolution of various tax positions related to prior years.

 

Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Details of Specified Items

First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

(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


$               19


$              19


$           509


$          2


$       549

R&D


(2)


--


--


(26)


(28)

SG&A


(13)


(1)


--


(140)


(154)

Other (income) expense, net


--


1


--


(13)


(12)

Earnings before taxes


$               34


$              19


$           509


$      181


743

Taxes on Earnings (d)










168

Net Earnings










$       575

Diluted Earnings per Share










$      0.32












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



a)

Acquisition-related expenses include integration costs, which represent incremental costs directly related to integrating the acquired businesses and include expenditures for the integration of systems, processes and business activities.

b)

Restructuring and cost reduction initiative expenses include severance, outplacement, 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 primarily relates to the net costs related to certain litigation, the acquisition of a research and development asset, and the impairment of an equity investment.

d)

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

 

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