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J&J beats profit estimates for latest quarter as sales fall short and company raises full-year guidance

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By Ciara Linnane

An earlier version of this report had guidance for operational sales, instead of reported sales. It has been corrected.

Johnson & Johnson shares /zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite JNJ +1.46% rose 1.6% in premarket trading Tuesday, after the consumer goods and pharmaceuticals company posted better-than-expected third-quarter profit and raised its full-year guidance. The New Brunswick, NJ.-based company posted net income of $3.667 billion, or $1.37 a share, for the quarter, up from $3.554 billion, or $1.33 a share, in the year-earlier period. Adjusted per-share earnings came to $2.60, ahead of the $2.35 FactSet consensus. Sales rose to $23.338 billion from $21.082 billion, missing the $23.642 billion FactSet consensus. CEO Alex Gorsky said earnings were driven by strength in pharma, a continuing recovery in medical devices and growth in consumer health. Consumer health sales rose 5.3% to $3.700 billion, pharmaceuticals sales rose 13.7% to $12.994 billion and medical device sales rose 8% to $6.644 billion. The company is now expecting full-year adjusted EPS of $9.77 to $9.82, up from guidance offered in July of $9.60 to $9.70. It expects sales to range from $91.6 billion to $92.1 billion, up from prior guidance of $91.3 billion to $90.8 billion. Including its COVID-19 vaccine, it expects sales to range from $94.1 billion to $94.6 billion. The FactSet consensus is for EPS of $9.71 and sales of $94.4 billion. Shares have gained 1.7% in the year through Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% has gained 15% and the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% has gained 19.5%.

/zigman2/quotes/201724570/composite
US : U.S.: NYSE
$ 159.38
+2.29 +1.46%
Volume: 8.75M
Dec. 3, 2021 4:00p
P/E Ratio
23.82
Dividend Yield
2.66%
Market Cap
$419.58 billion
Rev. per Employee
$613,918
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,580.08
-59.71 -0.17%
Volume: 444.85M
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,538.43
-38.67 -0.84%
Volume: 2.71B
Dec. 3, 2021 5:35p
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