When Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) reported its third-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Thursday, the company said that it had $3.02 in earnings per share (EPS) and $5.81 billion in revenue. Consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters had called for $2.79 in EPS and revenue of $5.74 billion. In the same period of last year, the biotech giant posted EPS of $2.72 and $5.72 billion in revenue.
In terms of guidance for the full year, the company expects to have EPS in the range of $11.40 to $11.55 and revenues between$22.6 billion and $22.8 billion. Both forecasts increased from their previous levels. The consensus estimates for the full year are $11.36 in EPS and $22.77 billion in revenue.
The company generated $2.5 billion of free cash flow in the third quarter, compared with $2.8 billion in the third quarter of 2015. The board of directors declared a dividend of $1.00 per share on October 14 that will be paid on December 8 to all stockholders of record as of November 16.
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- [By Peter Graham]
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- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
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- [By Lisa Levin]
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