NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Becton Dickinson reported today that preliminary estimates show fiscal first quarter revenues increased 35 percent, primarily due to the acquisition of C.R. Bard.

The firm reported preliminary revenues of $4.16 billion, compared to $3.08 billion in fiscal Q1 of 2018. On a currency-neutral basis, including revenues of Bard in both the current and past fiscal year, revenues increased 5 percent. Analysts had estimated first quarter revenues of $4.11 billion.

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