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Baxter International (BAX) - News
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Baxter Int'l Q3 Profit Slides on Acquisition Costs; Adjusted EPS Matches Estimates, But Revenue Misses (BAX)Oct 17, 2013Before the bell on Thursday, Baxter International Inc. (BAX) , a maker of medical products, reported a 7% year-over-year decline in third quarter profits, mostly due to the impact of charges related to its acquisition of Gambro. Excluding these charges, Baxter's third quarter earnings were in-line with Wall Street analysts' views. The Deerfield, Illinois-based company posted a third quarter net income of $544 million, or 99 cents per share, down from the $583 million, or $1.06 per share, earned in the same period a year ago. This decline in third quarter earnings was mostly due to special one-time charges totaling 20 cents per share related to Baxter's $3.9 billion acquisition of medical tech specialist Gambro AB. On an adjusted basis, excluding the special items like the one mentioned above, Baxter's third quarter earnings came in at $655 million, or $1.19 per share, up from $628 million, or $1.14 per share, the year before. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn $1.19 per share in the third quarter. Baxter's net sales came in at $3.774 billion in the third quarter, up about 9% from the $3.477 billion in revenues posted in the third quarter of 2012. On average, analysts were expecting the company to see $3.81 billion in revenues, however. Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, the company sees earnings between $1.24 and $1.26 per share, with sales growth between 14% and 15%. Analysts expect the company to earn $1.26 per share on revenues of $4.31 billion in the fourth quarter. For the full year, Baxter sees earnings coming in between $4.65 and $4.67 per share on a sales growth of about 7%. Analysts expect the company to earn $4.67 per share on revenues of $15.24 billion in fiscal 2013. Baxter shares were down $1.56, or 2.31%, during pre-market trading on Thursday. The stock is up 1.35% year-to-date.
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Credit Suisse Downgrades Baxter International to "Neutral," But Still Sees 11% Upside (BAX)Oct 2, 2013Because the outlook for the hemophilia market remains uncertain, analysts at Credit Suisse downgraded healthcare products manufacturer Baxter International Inc. (BAX) early on Wednesday. The analysts downgraded BAX from "Outperform" to "Neutral" and see shares reaching $73. This price target suggests an 11% upside to the stock's Tuesday closing price of $65.58. Baxter shares were down 62 cents, or 0.95%, during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 1.62% year-to-date.
The Bottom LineShares of Baxter International (BAX) offer a dividend yield of 2.99% based on Tuesday's closing price of $65.58 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.96 per share. Baxter International Inc. (BAX) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Baxter Completes Acquisition of Gambro (BAX)Sep 6, 2013On Friday, healthcare company Baxter International Inc. (BAX) announced that it has finalized its acquisition of medical technology company Gambro AB. The acquisition will help Baxter's long term growth in the healthcare industry and will expand its product and therapies portfolio. Baxter will also help grow Gambro's international exposure by expanding into Latin American and Asia Pacific. The deal was worth about $3.9 billion and will be included in BAX's third quarter and full year results. Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Baxter commented: "The combination of these two respected renal leaders - Baxter and Gambro - will enable Baxter to better serve healthcare providers and patients through a collective offering of innovative renal products and therapies." "Together, we will advance the state of dialysis care for patients with kidney disease worldwide." Baxter International shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is up 5% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Baxter International Inc. (BAX) have a 2.81% yield based on Thursday's closing price of $69.78. Baxter International Inc. (BAX) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Baxter Int'l Q2 Profit Falls, but Adjusted EPS Beats Views; Issues Q3 & 2013 Guidance (BAX)Jul 18, 2013Health care products manufacturer Baxter International Inc (BAX) reported early on Thursday that its second quarter net income declined 11% year-over-year, as various charges offset 3% sales growth. However, adjusted earnings were able to top Wall Street views, while revenues missed estimates. The Deerfield, Illinois-based company posted a second quarter net income of $590 million, or $1.07 per share, down from $661 million, or $1.19 per share, earned last year. On an adjusted basis, which excludes certain items and charges, Baxter said it earned $639 million, or $1.16 per share, in the quarter, up from $619 million, or $1.12 per share, earned last year. According to analysts polled by Thompson Reuters, the company was expected to earn an adjusted $1.13 per share in the second quarter. Baxter's second quarter net sales rose 3% to $3.67 billion from $3.57 billion last year. Analysts were expecting the company to post revenues of $3.70 billion for the second quarter. Looking ahead to the third quarter, Baxter said it expects sales growth of about 6%, or 5% when taking into account the foreign exchange impact. Furthermore, the company said it expects earnings per share to be between $1.18 and $1.21 in the third quarter, which includes the impact of the company's recent Gambro AB acquisition. Analysts are expecting the company to report third quarter earnings of $1.18 per share. For the full year 2013, Baxter expects sales growth to be about 4% with earnings between $4.62 and $4.70 per share. Analysts are expecting the company to report earnings of $4.65 per share for 2013. Baxter shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Thursday. The stock has gained 9.6% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Baxter International (BAX) have a dividend yield of 2.68%, based on last night's closing price of $73.06 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.96 per share. Baxter International Inc (BAX) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.