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Baxter Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Results

  • Third-quarter sales of $2.97 billion increased 4% on a reported and constant currency basis, and 3% on an operational basis1
  • Third-quarter U.S. GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 decreased 3%; adjusted EPS of $0.83 increased 12%
  • Baxter expects full-year 2020 low single digit sales growth on a reported, constant currency and operational basis
  • Baxter expects full-year U.S. GAAP EPS of $2.41 to $2.44; adjusted EPS of $3.02 to $3.05

DEERFIELD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2020-- Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a leading global medical products company, today reported earnings for the third quarter of 2020 and updated its outlook for full-year 2020.

“Baxter’s third-quarter performance reflects ongoing demand for our medically essential products as well as the company’s agility and resilience amid a historic public health crisis,” said José (Joe) E. Almeida, chairman and chief executive officer. “Our multiyear transformation has positioned us with the strength and adaptability to address today’s unique challenges while continuing to identify opportunities to drive additional value for patients, clinicians, communities and shareholders.”

Third-Quarter Financial Results

Worldwide sales in the third quarter totaled $2.97 billion, an increase of 4% on both a reported and constant currency basis, and 3% on an operational basis compared to the prior-year period. Operational sales in the third quarter exclude the impact of foreign exchange and the company’s February 2020 acquisition of Seprafilm.

Sales in the U.S. totaled $1.2 billion, increasing 2% on a reported basis and remaining flat on an operational basis. International sales of $1.7 billion grew 6% on a reported basis, 5% on a constant currency basis and 4% on an operational basis.

Growth across all three of Baxter’s geographic segments and five of six global business units (GBUs) contributed to positive performance for the quarter at both reported and constant currency rates. These results helped offset a low single digit decline in Medication Delivery on a reported and constant currency basis. Growth among Baxter’s GBUs was led by Acute Therapies, reflecting increased product demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales in the quarter, most notably in the Medication Delivery and Pharmaceuticals businesses, continue to be impacted by lower rates of emergency room utilization and hospitalizations in the wake of the pandemic. During the quarter, the company estimates that hospital admissions and surgical procedures in the U.S. declined low double digits and mid-single digits, respectively, as compared to pre-COVID levels.

Please see the attached schedules accompanying this press release for additional details on sales performance in the quarter, including breakouts by Baxter’s GBUs and geographic segments.

For the third quarter, net income attributable to Baxter was $356 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, a decrease of 3% on a U.S. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) basis. These results include special items totaling $75 million after-tax, which were primarily related to intangible asset amortization and business optimization expenses. On an adjusted basis, net income attributable to Baxter totaled $431 million in the third quarter, or $0.83 per diluted share. Adjusted earnings per diluted share increased 12% in the third quarter.

Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative Finalized

Last month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the finalization of the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) payment model, a core component of the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative (AAKHI). AAKHI is a groundbreaking framework focused on improving outcomes, lowering heath system costs and offering quality-of-life benefits for patients with chronic kidney disease. The ETC payment model will encourage access to and adoption of home dialysis over the next five years. Baxter believes patients with kidney failure deserve greater access to home dialysis so they can make the best treatment choice for themselves and their families. As a global leader in renal care, Baxter remains committed to working closely with healthcare providers to increase home dialysis adoption.

Business Highlights 2

Baxter continues to achieve notable strategic milestones in pursuit of its Mission to Save and Sustain Lives. Among recent highlights, the company:

  • Announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) De Novo authorization for Theranova, a novel dialysis membrane designed to deliver expanded hemodialysis (HDx) therapy, which filters a wider range of molecules from the blood than traditional hemodialysis (HD) filters. By granting a De Novo authorization, the FDA is establishing a new class of dialyzer technology with unique performance standards.
  • Was granted U.S. FDA approval of new formulations of Clinimix (amino acids in dextrose) Injections and Clinimix E (amino acids with electrolytes in dextrose and calcium) Injections. These new formulations contain the highest protein in any multi-chamber bag available in the U.S., allowing clinicians more flexibility in meeting their patients’ nutritional goals.
  • Received U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for Baxter’s Regiocit replacement solution, HF20 Set and ST Set, products used in continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The EUAs provide clinicians with new options to help care for critically ill patients amid rising demand for CRRT due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Announced a distribution agreement with bioMérieux, a global leader in in vitro diagnostics, for the NEPHROCLEARTM CCL14 diagnostic test. The test is currently in development for use in assessing the risk of developing persistent severe acute kidney injury (AKI).
  • Supported a new investigator-initiated study demonstrating the role of indirect calorimetry (IC) in improving the accuracy of measuring COVID-19 patients’ nutritional needs during their intensive care unit stay. Interim findings, recently published in Critical Care, suggest the potential role that novel Q-NRG+ indirect calorimetry technology can play in delivering personalized nutrition care to this population.

Corporate Responsibility

Building on Baxter’s strong diversity and inclusion platform, senior leadership is working in close collaboration with the Baxter Black Alliance business resource group and colleagues from across the company on a multidimensional program to advance inclusion and racial justice. The ACT (Activating Change Today) initiative is focused on driving results across four key areas – Workforce, Workplace, Community and Marketplace – encompassing employees, external stakeholders, and the markets and communities Baxter serves.

Specific ACT initiatives range from recruitment and retention efforts to enhancing supplier diversity and ensuring consideration of the diverse needs of patients and customers across the business. As part of these efforts, the Baxter International Foundation has committed to a $2 million grant to the American Diabetes Association® focused on addressing diabetes education and care disparities affecting Black Americans. More details on the ACT program are now posted on the Baxter website.

The company and foundation also continue to mobilize in response to natural disasters and other emergencies. In recent months, this has included product and monetary donations in response to the impact of California wildfires, Hurricane Laura, the August 2020 explosion in Beirut, and the derecho windstorm that affected the Midwestern United States.

Baxter continues to be recognized for its commitment to corporate responsibility and workplace excellence. The company was most recently:

  • Ranked number 40 of 928 companies by Forbes and JUST Capital on the 2021 Just 100 list of America’s “Most Just” companies.
  • Recognized by Working Mother magazine on its 2020 lists of the 100 Best Companies and the Best Companies for Dads.
  • Ranked among the top 10% on the 2020 Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index.

2020 Financial Outlook

For full-year 2020, Baxter expects sales growth compared to the prior-year period to be up low single digits on a reported, constant currency and operational basis. The company expects U.S. GAAP earnings of $2.41 to $2.44 per share and adjusted earnings, before special items, of $3.02 to $3.05 per share. This outlook assumes, among other things, low double digit declines in hospital admissions and mid-single digit declines in surgical volumes in the fourth quarter 2020 as compared to pre-COVID levels.

A webcast of Baxter’s third-quarter 2020 conference call for investors can be accessed live from a link on the company’s website at www.baxter.com beginning at 7:30 a.m. CDT on October 29, 2020. Please see www.baxter.com for more information regarding this and future investor events and webcasts.

About Baxter

Every day, millions of patients and caregivers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of critical care, nutrition, renal, hospital and surgical products. For more than 85 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers that make it happen. With products, technologies and therapies available in more than 100 countries, Baxter’s employees worldwide are now building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of transformative healthcare innovations. To learn more, visit www.baxter.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables contain financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures include adjusted gross margin, adjusted selling, general and administrative expense, adjusted research and development expense, adjusted other operating income, net, adjusted operating income, adjusted operating margin, adjusted income before income taxes, adjusted income tax expense, adjusted net income, adjusted net income attributable to Baxter stockholders, and adjusted diluted earnings per share, all of which exclude special items, sales growth on a constant currency and operational basis, and free cash flow. Special items are excluded because they are highly variable or unusual, and of a size that may substantially affect the company’s reported operations for a period. Certain of those items represent estimates based on information reasonably available at the time of this press release. Future events or new information may result in different actual results.

Net sales growth rates are presented on a constant currency basis. These measures provide information on the percentage change in net sales growth assuming that foreign currency exchange rates have not changed between the prior and current periods. Net sales growth rates are also presented on an operational basis. For the quarter and year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2020 and projected full-year 2020, operational sales growth excludes the impact of foreign exchange and the company’s recent acquisition of Seprafilm. This measure provides information on the change in net sales growth rates assuming that foreign exchange rates remain constant and excluding the impact of the company’s recent acquisition of Seprafilm.

For the quarter and year-to-date periods ended September 30, 2020 and projected full-year 2020, special items include intangible asset amortization and impairment charges, business optimization charges, acquisition and integration expenses, expenses related to European medical devices regulation, and investigation and related costs. These items are excluded because they are highly variable or unusual and of a size that may substantially impact the company’s reported operations for a period. Additionally, intangible asset amortization is excluded as a special item to facilitate an evaluation of current and past operating performance and is consistent with how management and the company’s Board of Directors assess performance.

Non-GAAP financial measures may enhance an understanding of the company’s operations and may facilitate an analysis of those operations, particularly in evaluating performance from one period to another. Management believes that non-GAAP financial measures, when used in conjunction with the results presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and the reconciliations to corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures, may enhance an investor’s overall understanding of the company’s past financial performance and prospects for the future. Accordingly, management and the company’s Board of Directors use these non-GAAP measures internally in financial planning, to monitor business unit performance, and, in some cases, for purposes of determining incentive compensation. This information should be considered in addition to, and not as substitutes for, information prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements concerning the company’s financial results and business development activities and outlook for full-year 2020. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions about many important factors, including the following, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: demand for and market acceptance of risks for new and existing products (including the impact of reduced hospital admission rates and elective surgery volumes); product development risks (including any delays in required regulatory approvals); product quality or patient safety concerns; continuity, availability and pricing of acceptable raw materials and component supply; inability to create additional production capacity in a timely manner or the occurrence of other manufacturing or supply difficulties (including as a result of a natural disaster, public health crises and epidemics/pandemics, regulatory actions or otherwise); the impact of global economic conditions (including potential trade wars) and continuing public health crises and epidemics, such as the novel strain of coronavirus (COVID-19), including related resurgences, on us and our customers and suppliers, including foreign governments in countries in which we operate; breaches or failures of the company’s information technology systems or products, including by cyberattack, unauthorized access or theft (as a result of increased remote working arrangements or otherwise); the adequacy of the company’s cash flows from operations (which may be negatively impacted by collectability concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise) and other sources of liquidity to meet its ongoing cash obligations and fund its investment program; loss of key employees or inability to identify and recruit new employees; future actions of regulatory bodies and other governmental authorities, including the FDA, the Department of Justice, the SEC, the New York Attorney General and foreign regulatory agencies, including the continued delay in lifting the warning letter at our Ahmedabad facility or proceedings related to the investigation related to foreign exchange gains and losses; the outcome of pending or future litigation, including the opioid litigation and litigation related to our internal investigation of foreign exchange gains and losses; the impacts of the material weakness identified as a result of the internal investigation and our remediation efforts, including the risk that we may experience additional material weaknesses or other deficiencies; proposed regulatory changes of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in kidney health policy and reimbursement, which may substantially change the U.S. end-stage renal disease market and demand for our peritoneal dialysis products, necessitating significant multi-year capital expenditures, which are difficult to estimate in advance; failures with respect to compliance programs; accurate identification of and execution on business development and R&D opportunities and realization of anticipated benefits (including the acquisitions of Cheetah Medical and Seprafilm Adhesion Barrier); future actions of third parties, including payers; U.S. healthcare reform and other global austerity measures; pricing, reimbursement, taxation and rebate policies of government agencies and private payers; the impact of competitive products and pricing, including generic competition, drug reimportation and disruptive technologies; fluctuations in foreign exchange and interest rates; the ability to enforce owned or in-licensed patents or the prevention or restriction of the manufacture, sale or use of products or technology affected by patents of third parties; global, trade and tax policies; any change in laws concerning the taxation of income (including current or future tax reform), including income earned outside the United States and potential taxes associated with the Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax; actions taken by tax authorities in connection with ongoing tax audits; and other risks identified in Baxter’s most recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and other SEC filings, all of which are available on Baxter’s website. Baxter does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements unless otherwise required by the federal securities laws.

Baxter, Clinimix, Clinimix E, Regiocit, Seprafilm and Theranova are registered trademarks of Baxter International Inc. Other trademarks appearing here are the property of their respective owners.


1 See tables to the press release for reconciliations of non-GAAP measures used in this press release to the corresponding U.S. GAAP measures.

2 See links to original press releases for additional product information.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(unaudited)

(in millions, except per share and percentage data)

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

NET SALES

$

2,972

 

 

$

2,851

 

 

4%

COST OF SALES

1,777

 

 

1,621

 

 

10%

GROSS MARGIN

1,195

 

 

1,230

 

 

(3)%

% of Net Sales

40.2

%

 

43.1

%

 

(2.9 pts)

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

601

 

 

627

 

 

(4)%

% of Net Sales

20.2

%

 

22.0

%

 

(1.8 pts)

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

123

 

 

144

 

 

(15)%

% of Net Sales

4.1

%

 

5.1

%

 

(1.0 pts)

OTHER OPERATING EXPENSE (INCOME), NET

1

 

 

(44)

 

 

NM

OPERATING INCOME

470

 

 

503

 

 

(7)%

% of Net Sales

15.8

%

 

17.6

%

 

(1.8 pts)

INTEREST EXPENSE, NET

39

 

 

13

 

 

200%

OTHER EXPENSE, NET

16

 

 

9

 

 

78%

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

415

 

 

481

 

 

(14)%

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

56

 

 

106

 

 

(47)%

% of Income Before Income Taxes

13.5

%

 

22.0

%

 

(8.5 pts)

NET INCOME

359

 

 

375

 

 

(4)%

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

3

 

 

6

 

 

(50)%

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BAXTER STOCKHOLDERS

$

356

 

 

$

369

 

 

(4)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.70

 

 

$

0.72

 

 

(3)%

Diluted

$

0.69

 

 

$

0.71

 

 

(3)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

511

 

 

511

 

 

 

Diluted

518

 

 

520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (excluding special items)¹

$

570

 

 

$

555

 

 

3%

ADJUSTED INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES (excluding special items)¹

$

515

 

 

$

533

 

 

(3)%

ADJUSTED NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BAXTER STOCKHOLDERS (excluding special items)¹

$

431

 

 

$

386

 

 

12%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS (excluding special items)¹

$

0.83

 

 

$

0.74

 

 

12%

1

Refer to page 9 for a description of the adjustments and a reconciliation to U.S. GAAP measures.

NM - Not Meaningful

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Description of Adjustments and Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(unaudited, in millions)

 

The company’s U.S. GAAP results for the three months ended September 30, 2020 included special items which impacted the U.S. GAAP measures as follows:

 

 

Gross
Margin

Selling, General
and
Administrative
Expenses

Research and
Development
Expenses

Other
Operating
Expense
(Income), Net

Operating
Income

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

Income
Tax
Expense

Net
Income

Net Income
Attributable
to Baxter
Stockholders

Diluted
Earnings
Per Share

Reported

$

1,195

 

$

601

 

$

123

 

$

1

 

$

470

 

$

415

 

$

56

 

$

359

 

$

356

 

$

0.69

 

Reported percent of net sales (or percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

40.2

%

20.2

%

4.1

%

0.0

%

15.8

%

14.0

%

13.5

%

12.1

%

12.0

%

 

Intangible asset amortization1

57

 

 

 

 

57

 

57

 

15

 

42

 

42

 

0.08

 

Business optimization items2

6

 

(25)

 

(1)

 

 

32

 

32

 

8

 

24

 

24

 

0.05

 

Acquisition and integration expenses3

 

 

 

(1)

 

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

0.00

 

European medical devices regulation4

8

 

 

 

 

8

 

8

 

2

 

6

 

6

 

0.01

 

Investigation and related costs5

 

(2)

 

 

 

2

 

2

 

 

2

 

2

 

0.00

 

Adjusted

$

1,266

 

$

574

 

$

122

 

$

 

$

570

 

$

515

 

$

81

 

$

434

 

$

431

 

$

0.83

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or adjusted percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

42.6

%

19.3

%

4.1

%

0.0

%

19.2

%

17.3

%

15.7

%

14.6

%

14.5

%

 

The company’s U.S. GAAP results for the three months ended September 30, 2019 included special items which impacted the U.S. GAAP measures as follows:

 

 

Gross
Margin

Selling, General and
Administrative
Expenses

Research and
Development
Expenses

Other
Operating
Income, Net

Operating Income

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

Income
Tax
Expense

Net
Income

Net Income
Attributable
to Baxter
Stockholders

Diluted
Earnings
Per
Share

Reported

$

1,230

 

$

627

 

$

144

 

$

(44)

 

$

503

 

$

481

 

$

106

 

$

375

 

$

369

 

$

0.71

 

Reported percent of net sales (or percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

43.1

%

22.0

%

5.1

%

(1.5)

%

17.6

%

16.9

%

22.0

%

13.2

%

12.9

%

 

Intangible asset amortization1

48

 

 

 

 

48

 

48

 

15

 

33

 

33

 

0.06

 

Business optimization items2

10

 

(10)

 

(8)

 

 

28

 

28

 

8

 

20

 

20

 

0.04

 

Acquisition and integration expenses3

8

 

(3)

 

(2)

 

 

13

 

13

 

5

 

8

 

8

 

0.02

 

European medical devices regulation4

7

 

 

 

 

7

 

7

 

2

 

5

 

5

 

0.01

 

Insurance recoveries from a legacy product-related matter6

 

 

 

4

 

(4)

 

(4)

 

(1)

 

(3)

 

(3)

 

(0.01)

 

Hurricane Maria insurance recoveries7

 

 

 

40

 

(40)

 

(40)

 

(10)

 

(30)

 

(30)

 

(0.06)

 

U.S. tax reform8

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

(16)

 

(16)

 

(0.03)

 

Adjusted

$

1,303

 

$

614

 

$

134

 

$

 

$

555

 

$

533

 

$

141

 

$

392

 

$

386

 

$

0.74

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or adjusted percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

45.7

%

21.5

%

4.7

%

0.0

%

19.5

%

18.7

%

26.5

%

13.7

%

13.5

%

 

  1. The company’s results in 2020 and 2019 included intangible asset amortization expense of $57 million ($42 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $48 million ($33 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively.
  2. The company’s results in 2020 and 2019 included charges of $32 million ($24 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $28 million ($20 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively, associated with its programs to optimize its organization and cost structure on a global basis.
  3. The company’s results in 2020 included $1 million ($1 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration expenses related to the change in the estimated fair value of contingent consideration liabilities. The company’s results in 2019 included $13 million ($8 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration expenses. This included acquisition and integration expenses related to the company's acquisitions of Claris and the Recothrom and Preveleak products in prior periods and the purchase of in-process R&D assets.
  4. The company’s results in 2020 and 2019 included costs of $8 million ($6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $7 million ($5 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to updating its quality systems and product labeling to comply with the new medical device reporting regulation and other requirements of the European Union’s regulations for medical devices that are scheduled to become effective in 2021.
  5. The company’s results in 2020 included costs of $2 million ($2 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) for investigation and related costs. This included costs related to the company's investigation of foreign exchange gains and losses associated with certain intra-company transactions and related legal matters.
  6. The company's results in 2019 included a benefit of $4 million ($3 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to its allocation of insurance proceeds received pursuant to a settlement and cost-sharing agreement for a legacy product-related matter.
  7. The company's results in 2019 included a benefit of $40 million ($30 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to insurance recoveries as a result of losses incurred due to Hurricane Maria.
  8. The company's results in 2019 included updates to the estimated impact of U.S. federal tax reform previously made by the company of $16 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.

For more information on the company's use of non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this press release.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(unaudited)

(in millions, except per share and percentage data)

 

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

Change

NET SALES

$

8,492

 

 

$

8,323

 

 

2%

COST OF SALES

5,096

 

 

4,860

 

 

5%

GROSS MARGIN

3,396

 

 

3,463

 

 

(2)%

% of Net Sales

40.0

%

 

41.6

%

 

(1.6 pts)

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

1,819

 

 

1,869

 

 

(3)%

% of Net Sales

21.4

%

 

22.5

%

 

(1.1 pts)

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

386

 

 

439

 

 

(12)%

% of Net Sales

4.5

%

 

5.3

%

 

(0.8 pts)

OTHER OPERATING INCOME, NET

(19)

 

 

(81)

 

 

(77)%

OPERATING INCOME

1,210

 

 

1,236

 

 

(2)%

% of Net Sales

14.2

%

 

14.9

%

 

(0.7 pts)

INTEREST EXPENSE, NET

96

 

 

51

 

 

88%

OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, NET

32

 

 

(8)

 

 

NM

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

1,082

 

 

1,193

 

 

(9)%

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

143

 

 

163

 

 

(12)%

% of Income Before Income Taxes

13.2

%

 

13.7

%

 

(0.5 pts)

NET INCOME

939

 

 

1,030

 

 

(9)%

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

5

 

 

6

 

 

(17)%

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BAXTER STOCKHOLDERS

$

934

 

 

$

1,024

 

 

(9)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

1.83

 

 

$

2.01

 

 

(9)%

Diluted

$

1.81

 

 

$

1.97

 

 

(8)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

509

 

 

510

 

 

 

Diluted

517

 

 

520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (excluding special items)¹

$

1,534

 

 

$

1,511

 

 

2%

ADJUSTED INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES (excluding special items)¹

$

1,406

 

 

$

1,468

 

 

(4)%

ADJUSTED NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO BAXTER STOCKHOLDERS (excluding special items)¹

$

1,185

 

 

$

1,216

 

 

(3)%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS (excluding special items)¹

$

2.29

 

 

$

2.34

 

 

(2)%

1

Refer to page 11 for a description of the adjustments and a reconciliation to U.S. GAAP measures.

NM - Not Meaningful

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Description of Adjustments and Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

(unaudited, in millions)

The company’s U.S. GAAP results for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 included special items which impacted the U.S. GAAP measures as follows:

 

 

Gross
Margin

Selling, General
and
Administrative
Expenses

Research and
Development
Expenses

Other
Operating
Income, Net

Operating
Income

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

Income
Tax
Expense

Net
Income

Net Income
Attributable
to Baxter
Stockholders

Diluted
Earnings
Per Share

Reported

$

3,396

 

$

1,819

 

$

386

 

$

(19)

 

$

1,210

 

$

1,082

 

$

143

 

$

939

 

$

934

 

$

1.81

 

Reported percent of net sales (or percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

40.0

%

21.4

%

4.5

%

(0.2)

%

14.2

%

12.7

%

13.2

%

11.1

%

11.0

%

 

Intangible asset amortization1

165

 

 

 

 

165

 

165

 

38

 

127

 

127

 

0.25

 

Business optimization items2

24

 

(53)

 

 

17

 

60

 

60

 

13

 

47

 

47

 

0.09

 

Acquisition and integration expenses3

11

 

(7)

 

(22)

 

2

 

38

 

38

 

8

 

30

 

30

 

0.06

 

European medical devices regulation4

22

 

 

 

 

22

 

22

 

6

 

16

 

16

 

0.03

 

Investigation and related costs5

3

 

(18)

 

(1)

 

 

22

 

22

 

4

 

18

 

18

 

0.03

 

Intangible asset impairment6

17

 

 

 

 

17

 

17

 

4

 

13

 

13

 

0.03

 

Adjusted

$

3,638

 

$

1,741

 

$

363

 

$

 

$

1,534

 

$

1,406

 

$

216

 

$

1,190

 

$

1,185

 

$

2.29

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or adjusted percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

42.8

%

20.5

%

4.3

%

0.0

%

18.1

%

16.6

%

15.4

%

14.0

%

14.0

%

 

The company’s U.S. GAAP results for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 included special items which impacted the U.S. GAAP measures as follows:

 

 

Gross
Margin

Selling, General
and
Administrative
Expenses

Research and
Development
Expenses

Other
Operating
Income, Net

Operating
Income

Income
Before
Income
Taxes

Income
Tax
Expense

Net
Income

Net Income
Attributable
to Baxter
Stockholders

Diluted
Earnings
Per Share

Reported

$

3,463

 

$

1,869

 

$

439

 

$

(81)

 

$

1,236

 

$

1,193

 

$

163

 

$

1,030

 

$

1,024

 

$

1.97

 

Reported percent of net sales (or percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

41.6

%

22.5

%

5.3

%

(1.0)

%

14.9

%

14.3

%

13.7

%

12.4

%

12.3

%

 

Intangible asset amortization1

136

 

 

 

 

136

 

136

 

34

 

102

 

102

 

0.20

 

Business optimization items2

39

 

(50)

 

(42)

 

 

131

 

131

 

29

 

102

 

102

 

0.20

 

Acquisition and integration expenses3

25

 

(8)

 

(8)

 

4

 

37

 

37

 

11

 

26

 

26

 

0.05

 

European medical devices regulation4

17

 

 

 

 

17

 

17

 

4

 

13

 

13

 

0.03

 

Intangible asset impairment6

31

 

 

 

 

31

 

31

 

7

 

24

 

24

 

0.05

 

Insurance recoveries from a legacy product-related matter7

 

 

 

37

 

(37)

 

(37)

 

(8)

 

(29)

 

(29)

 

(0.06)

 

Hurricane Maria insurance recoveries8

 

 

 

40

 

(40)

 

(40)

 

(10)

 

(30)

 

(30)

 

(0.06)

 

U.S. tax reform9

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

(16)

 

(16)

 

(0.03)

 

Adjusted

$

3,711

 

$

1,811

 

$

389

 

$

 

$

1,511

 

$

1,468

 

$

246

 

$

1,222

 

$

1,216

 

$

2.34

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or adjusted percent of income before income taxes for income tax expense)

44.6

%

21.8

%

4.7

%

0.0

%

18.2

%

17.6

%

16.8

%

14.7

%

14.6

%

 

  1. The company’s results in 2020 and 2019 included intangible asset amortization expense of $165 million ($127 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $136 million ($102 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively.
  2. The company’s results in 2020 and 2019 included charges of $77 million ($64 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $131 million ($102 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively, associated with its programs to optimize its organization and cost structure on a global basis. Additionally, we recorded a gain of $17 million ($17 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) in 2020 for property we sold in conjunction with our business optimization initiatives.
  3. The company’s results in 2020 included $38 million ($30 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration expenses. This included acquisition and integration expenses related to the company's acquisitions of Cheetah Medical and Seprafilm and the purchase of in-process R&D assets, partially offset by the change in the estimated fair value of contingent consideration liabilities. The company’s results in 2019 included $37 million ($26 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration expenses. This included acquisition and integration expenses related to the company's acquisitions of Claris and the Recothrom and Preveleak products in prior periods and the purchase of in-process R&D assets, partially offset by the change in the estimated fair value of contingent consideration liabilities.
  4. The company’s results in 2020 and 2019 included costs of $22 million ($16 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $17 million ($13 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to updating its quality systems and product labeling to comply with the new medical device reporting regulation and other requirements of the European Union’s regulations for medical devices that are scheduled to become effective in 2021.
  5. The company’s results in 2020 included costs of $22 million ($18 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) for investigation and related costs. This included costs related to the company's investigation of foreign exchange gains and losses associated with certain intra-company transactions and related legal matters. Additionally, the company recorded incremental stock compensation expense as it extended the terms of certain stock options that were scheduled to expire in the first quarter of 2020.
  6. The company's results in 2020 and 2019 included charges of $17 million ($13 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $31 million ($24 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) for asset impairments related to developed-technology intangible assets.
  7. The company's results in 2019 included a benefit of $37 million ($29 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to its allocation of insurance proceeds received pursuant to a settlement and cost-sharing agreement for a legacy product-related matter.
  8. The company's results in 2019 included a benefit of $40 million ($30 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to insurance recoveries as a result of losses incurred due to Hurricane Maria.
  9. The company's results in 2019 included updates to the estimated impact of U.S. federal tax reform previously made by the company of $16 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.

For more information on the company's use of non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this press release.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Sales by Operating Segment

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2020

2019

% Growth @
Actual Rates

% Growth @
Constant Rates

 

2020

2019

% Growth @
Actual Rates

% Growth @
Constant Rates

Americas

$

1,549

 

$

1,534

 

1

%

2

%

 

$

4,455

 

$

4,462

 

(0)

%

2

%

EMEA

777

 

730

 

6

%

3

%

 

2,262

 

2,179

 

4

%

4

%

APAC

646

 

587

 

10

%

7

%

 

1,775

 

1,682

 

6

%

7

%

Total Baxter

$

2,972

 

$

2,851

 

4

%

4

%

 

$

8,492

 

$

8,323

 

2

%

3

%

Constant currency growth is a non-GAAP measure. For more information on the company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this press release.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Sales by GBU

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

2020

2019

% Growth @
Actual Rates

% Growth @
Constant Rates

 

2020

2019

% Growth @
Actual Rates

% Growth @
Constant Rates

Renal Care ¹

$

955

 

$

918

 

4

%

4

%

 

$

2,744

 

$

2,679

 

2

%

5

%

Medication Delivery ²

680

 

701

 

(3)

%

(3)

%

 

1,982

 

2,024

 

(2)

%

(1)

%

Pharmaceuticals ³

540

 

527

 

2

%

1

%

 

1,552

 

1,575

 

(1)

%

(1)

%

Clinical Nutrition 4

237

 

219

 

8

%

5

%

 

676

 

639

 

6

%

7

%

Advanced Surgery 5

236

 

216

 

9

%

9

%

 

628

 

646

 

(3)

%

(2)

%

Acute Therapies 6

177

 

130

 

36

%

35

%

 

519

 

391

 

33

%

35

%

Other7

147

 

140

 

5

%

4

%

 

391

 

369

 

6

%

7

%

Total Baxter

$

2,972

 

$

2,851

 

4

%

4

%

 

$

8,492

 

$

8,323

 

2

%

3

%

  1. Includes sales of the company’s peritoneal dialysis (PD), hemodialysis (HD) and additional dialysis therapies and services.
  2. Includes sales of the company’s intravenous (IV) therapies, infusion pumps, administration sets and drug reconstitution devices.
  3. Includes sales of the company’s premixed and oncology drug platforms, inhaled anesthesia and critical care products and pharmacy compounding services.
  4. Includes sales of the company’s parenteral nutrition (PN) therapies and related products.
  5. Includes sales of the company’s biological products and medical devices used in surgical procedures for hemostasis, tissue sealing and adhesion prevention.
  6. Includes sales of the company’s continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) and other organ support therapies focused in the intensive care unit (ICU).
  7. Includes primarily sales of contract manufacturing services from the company’s pharmaceutical partnering business.

Constant currency growth is a non-GAAP measure. For more information on the company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this press release.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

GBU Sales by U.S. and International

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

% Growth

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

Renal Care

$

216

 

$

739

 

$

955

 

 

$

199

 

$

719

 

$

918

 

 

9

%

3

%

4

%

Medication Delivery

434

 

246

 

680

 

 

461

 

240

 

701

 

 

(6)

%

3

%

(3)

%

Pharmaceuticals

210

 

330

 

540

 

 

223

 

304

 

527

 

 

(6)

%

9

%

2

%

Clinical Nutrition

90

 

147

 

237

 

 

80

 

139

 

219

 

 

13

%

6

%

8

%

Advanced Surgery

139

 

97

 

236

 

 

134

 

82

 

216

 

 

4

%

18

%

9

%

Acute Therapies

72

 

105

 

177

 

 

44

 

86

 

130

 

 

64

%

22

%

36

%

Other

83

 

64

 

147

 

 

83

 

57

 

140

 

 

0

%

12

%

5

%

Total Baxter

$

1,244

 

$

1,728

 

$

2,972

 

 

$

1,224

 

$

1,627

 

$

2,851

 

 

2

%

6

%

4

%

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

GBU Sales by U.S. and International

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2020

 

2019

 

% Growth

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

Renal Care

$

629

 

$

2,115

 

$

2,744

 

 

$

587

 

$

2,092

 

$

2,679

 

 

7

%

1

%

2

%

Medication Delivery

1,296

 

686

 

1,982

 

 

1,308

 

716

 

2,024

 

 

(1)

%

(4)

%

(2)

%

Pharmaceuticals

653

 

899

 

1,552

 

 

690

 

885

 

1,575

 

 

(5)

%

2

%

(1)

%

Clinical Nutrition

250

 

426

 

676

 

 

236

 

403

 

639

 

 

6

%

6

%

6

%

Advanced Surgery

370

 

258

 

628

 

 

397

 

249

 

646

 

 

(7)

%

4

%

(3)

%

Acute Therapies

204

 

315

 

519

 

 

136

 

255

 

391

 

 

50

%

24

%

33

%

Other

186

 

205

 

391

 

 

183

 

186

 

369

 

 

2

%

10

%

6

%

Total Baxter

$

3,588

 

$

4,904

 

$

8,492

 

 

$

3,537

 

$

4,786

 

$

8,323

 

 

1

%

2

%

2

%

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Operating Cash Flow to Free Cash Flow

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

2020

 

2019

Cash flows from operations - continuing operations

$

1,158

 

 

$

1,281

 

Capital expenditures

(472)

 

 

(505)

 

Free cash flow - continuing operations

$

686

 

 

$

776

 

Free cash flow is a non-GAAP measure. For more information on the company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this press release.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Change in Net Sales Growth As Reported to Operational Sales Growth

From The Three Months Ended September 30, 2019 to The Three Months Ended September 30, 2020

(unaudited)

 

 

Net Sales
Growth

As Reported

Seprafilm

FX

Operational
Sales Growth*

Renal Care

4

%

0

%

0

%

4

%

Medication Delivery

(3)

%

0

%

0

%

(3)

%

Pharmaceuticals

2

%

0

%

(1)

%

1

%

Clinical Nutrition

8

%

0

%

(3)

%

5

%

Advanced Surgery

9

%

(14)

%

0

%

(5)

%

Acute Therapies

36

%

0

%

(1)

%

35

%

Other

5

%

0

%

(1)

%

4

%

Total Baxter

4

%

(1)

%

0

%

3

%

 

U.S.

2

%

(1)

%

0

%

0

%

International

6

%

(1)

%

(1)

%

4

%

*Totals may not add across due to rounding

Operational sales growth is a non-GAAP measure. For more information on the company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this press release.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Change in Net Sales Growth As Reported to Operational Sales Growth

From The Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 to The Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020

(unaudited)

 

 

Net Sales
Growth

As Reported

Seprafilm

FX

Operational
Sales Growth*

Renal Care

2

%

0

%

3

%

5

%

Medication Delivery

(2)

%

0

%

1

%

(1)

%

Pharmaceuticals

(1)

%

0

%

0

%

(1)

%

Clinical Nutrition

6

%

0

%

1

%

7

%

Advanced Surgery

(3)

%

(10)

%

1

%

(13)

%

Acute Therapies

33

%

0

%

2

%

35

%

Other

6

%

0

%

1

%

7

%

Total Baxter

2

%

(1)

%

1

%

3

%

 

U.S.

1

%

(1)

%

0

%

0

%

International

2

%

(1)

%

3

%

4

%

*Totals may not add across due to rounding

Operational sales growth is a non-GAAP measure. For more information on the company’s use of non-GAAP financial measures, please see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of this press release.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measure

Projected Full Year 2020 U.S. GAAP Earnings Per Share to Projected Adjusted Earnings Per Share

(unaudited)

 

Earnings Per Share Guidance

FY 2020*

Earnings per Diluted Share - U.S. GAAP

$2.41 - $2.44

Estimated intangible asset amortization

$0.33

Estimated business optimization charges

$0.10

Estimated acquisition and integration expenses

$0.06

Estimated investigation and related costs

$0.04

Estimated European medical devices regulation

$0.05

Intangible asset impairment

$0.03

Earnings per Diluted Share - Adjusted

$3.02 - $3.05

*Totals may not foot due to rounding

The company’s outlook for U.S. GAAP earnings per share only includes the impact of special items that are known or expected as of the date of this release. Accordingly, actual U.S. GAAP earnings per share for the full year of 2020 may differ significantly from those amounts. For example, the company’s outlook does not reflect the potential impact of future business or asset acquisitions or dispositions, intangible asset impairments, restructuring actions, developments related to gain or loss contingencies, debt extinguishment gains or losses, or unusual or infrequently occurring items that may occur during the remainder of 2020.

Media Contact
Steve Brett, (224) 948-5353
media@baxter.com

Investor Contact
Clare Trachtman, (224) 948-3020

Source: Baxter International Inc.

Media Contact
Steve Brett, (224) 948-5353
media@baxter.com

Investor Contact
Clare Trachtman, (224) 948-3020