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Baxter International, Inc. (BAX) Delivers Solid Financial Performance in Line With Guidance for Third Quarter 2012


10/18/2012 9:38:59 AM

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) today reported third quarter net income of $583 million, or $1.06 per diluted share. This compares to net income in the same period last year of $576 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, reflecting an increase of 5 percent on a per share basis. Baxter’s third quarter 2012 financial results included an after-tax research and development charge of $45 million (or $0.08 per diluted share) associated with the company’s recently announced European licensing agreement with Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. Financial results from the third quarter 2011 included an after-tax charge of $48 million (or $0.08 per diluted share). On an adjusted basis, excluding special items from both periods, Baxter’s third quarter net income of $628 million increased 1 percent from $624 million reported in 2011. Adjusted earnings per diluted share of $1.14 rose 5 percent from $1.09 per diluted share last year and was in line with the guidance the company previously provided of $1.12 to $1.14 per diluted share.

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