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Cardinal: Fiscal 1Q Earnings Snapshot

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) _ Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $593 million.

On a per-share basis, the Dublin, Ohio-based company said it had net income of $1.94. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.29 per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share.

The prescription drug distributor posted revenue of $35.21 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $33.54 billion.

Cardinal expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.90 to $5.15 per share.

Cardinal shares have dropped 12 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 5 percent. The stock has declined 11 percent in the last 12 months.


This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on CAH at https://www.zacks.com/ap/CAH