INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Eli Lilly and Co. (LLY) on Monday reported first-quarter earnings of $4.24 billion.
The Indianapolis-based company said it had profit of $4.31 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.33 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.32 per share.
The drugmaker posted revenue of $5.09 billion in the period.
Lilly expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.60 to $5.70 per share, with revenue in the range of $22 billion to $22.5 billion.
Lilly shares have risen slightly more than 3% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased 17%. The stock has increased 45% in the last 12 months.
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