Becton, Dickinson and Company BDX, popularly known as BD, reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2016 earnings of $2.12 per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3 cents and increased from $1.94 posted in the year-ago quarter.
At comparable currency-neutral basis, revenues climbed 5.6% to $3.23 billion, marginally better than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.22 billion.
BD Medical revenues grew 7.9% year over year to almost $2.24 billion. The upside came from strong performance by Medication Management Solutions, Pharmaceutical Systems and Diabetes Care units. Results were driven by double-digit growth in China, strength in dispensing and infusion, and sales of safety-engineered products.
BD Lifesciences revenues increased 2.1% from the year-ago quarter to $996 million. The upside came from Diagnostic Systems, Biosciences, research instruments and reagents in the U.S. This was partially offset by declines in Africa.
Geographically, U.S. revenues increased 6.7% to roughly $1.75 billion, while International revenues were up 5.2% on a currency-neutral basis to $1.48 billion.
For fiscal 2017, on a comparable and currency-neutral basis, revenues are anticipated to increase approximately 4.5% to 5.0%.
Meanwhile, adjusted earnings (on a currency-neutral basis) are expected in the range of $9.62 to $9.72, reflecting year-over-year growth of 12.0% to 13.0%. However after including the estimated unfavorable impact from foreign currency, the company expects adjusted diluted earnings per share between $9.45 and $9.55, which represents growth of approximately 10.0% to 11.0%.
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Zacks Rank & Key Picks
Currently, Becton, Dickinson carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Better-ranked stocks in the same space are Intuitive Surgical Inc. ISRG, AngioDynamics Inc. ANGO and C.R. Bard BCR.
Notably, Intuitive Surgical and AngioDynamics sport a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), while C.R. Bard has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Intuitive Surgical has a long-term expected earnings growth rate of approximately 11.35%. The stock represents an impressive one-year return of approximately 32.9%.
AngioDynamics has a long-term expected earnings growth rate of 15.00%. The company posted a solid one-year return of almost 23.14%.
C.R. Bard recorded a stellar one-year return of almost 15.02%. Notably, the company has an impressive long-term expected growth rate of 11.16%.
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