BD Announce Results for First quarter 2013

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly revenues of $1.90 billion for the first fiscal quarter endedDecember 31, 2012, representing an increase of 3.7 percent from the prior-year period, or 5.2 percent on a foreign currency-neutral basis.

“We are very pleased with our start to fiscal year 2013,” said Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President.  “After two years of significant investments in our business, we are starting to see notable results. We are growing revenues across our three segments, driving margin expansion and delivering a higher quality of earnings.  Our positive first quarter results give us the confidence to raise the bottom end of our guidance range on revenues and earnings per share.” More…

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