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ABT 2019-03-31
Note 1 - Basis of Presentation
Note 2 - New Accounting Standards
Note 3 - Revenue
Note 4 - Supplemental Financial Information
Note 5 - Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Note 6 - Goodwill and Intangible Assets
Note 7 - Restructuring Plans
Note 8 - Incentive Stock Programs
Note 9 - Debt and Lines of Credit
Note 10 - Leases
Note 11 - Financial Instruments, Derivatives and Fair Value Measures
Note 12 - Litigation and Environmental Matters
Note 13 - Post-Employment Benefits
Note 14 - Taxes on Earnings
Note 15 - Segment Information
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Part I. Financial Information
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II. Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 6. Exhibits
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

x      QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019

 

OR

 

o         TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from             to            

 

Commission File No. 1-2189

 

ABBOTT LABORATORIES

 

An Illinois Corporation

 

I.R.S. Employer Identification No.

 

 

36-0698440

 

100 Abbott Park Road

Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-6400

 

Telephone:  (224) 667-6100

 

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Each Class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered

Common Shares, Without Par Value

 

ABT

 

New York Stock Exchange
Chicago Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (l) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of l934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x  No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes x  No o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large Accelerated Filer x

Accelerated Filer o

 

 

Non-Accelerated Filer o

Smaller reporting company o

 

 

 

Emerging growth company o

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  o

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o  No x

 

As of March 31, 2019, Abbott Laboratories had 1,764,181,262 common shares without par value outstanding.

 

 

 


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Abbott Laboratories

 

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Page

 

 

Part I - Financial Information

 

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings

3

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

4

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

5

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Investment

6

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

7

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

8

 

 

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

19

 

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures

24

 

 

Part II - Other Information

 

 

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

24

 

 

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

25

 

 

Item 6. Exhibits

26

 

 

Signature

27

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions except per share data; shares in thousands)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

7,535

 

$

7,390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of products sold, excluding amortization of intangible assets

 

3,160

 

3,067

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

486

 

584

 

Research and development

 

672

 

589

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

2,478

 

2,542

 

Total operating cost and expenses

 

6,796

 

6,782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating earnings

 

739

 

608

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

171

 

227

 

Interest (income)

 

(23

)

(28

)

Net foreign exchange (gain) loss

 

6

 

(3

)

Net loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

14

 

Other (income) expense, net

 

(47

)

(33

)

Earnings from continuing operations before tax

 

632

 

431

 

Tax expense (benefit) on earnings from continuing operations

 

(40

)

22

 

Earnings from continuing operations

 

672

 

409

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Earnings

 

$

672

 

$

418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Earnings Per Common Share —

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.23

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

0.01

 

Net earnings

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted Earnings Per Common Share —

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.23

 

Discontinued operations

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

0.38

 

$

0.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding Used for Basic Earnings Per Common Share

 

1,763,278

 

1,753,412

 

Dilutive Common Stock Options

 

13,295

 

11,866

 

Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding Plus Dilutive Common Stock Options

 

1,776,573

 

1,765,278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Common Stock Options Having No Dilutive Effect

 

4,011

 

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Net Earnings

 

$

672

 

$

418

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation gain (loss) adjustments

 

122

 

333

 

Net actuarial gains (losses) and amortization of net actuarial (losses) and prior service (cost) and credits, net of taxes of $7 in 2019 and $17 in 2018

 

23

 

23

 

Net gains (losses) for derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges,
net of taxes of $(8) in 2019 and $(20) in 2018

 

(29

)

(32

)

Other comprehensive income

 

116

 

324

 

Comprehensive Income

 

$

788

 

$

742

 

 

 

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Supplemental Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Information, net of tax:

 

 

 

 

 

Cumulative foreign currency translation (loss) adjustments

 

$

(4,790

)

$

(4,912

)

Net actuarial (losses) and prior service (cost) and credits

 

(2,703

)

(2,726

)

Cumulative gains (losses) on derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges

 

23

 

52

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

$

(7,470

)

$

(7,586

)

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions)

 

 

 

March 31,
2019

 

December 31,
2018

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

3,022

 

$

3,844

 

Short-term investments

 

239

 

242

 

Trade receivables, less allowances of $331 in 2019 and $314 in 2018

 

5,345

 

5,182

 

Inventories:

 

 

 

 

 

Finished products

 

2,641

 

2,407

 

Work in process

 

536

 

499

 

Materials

 

908

 

890

 

Total inventories

 

4,085

 

3,796

 

Prepaid expenses and other receivables

 

1,718

 

1,568

 

Total Current Assets

 

14,409

 

14,632

 

Investments

 

867

 

897

 

Property and equipment, at cost

 

15,905

 

15,706

 

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

8,279

 

8,143

 

Net property and equipment

 

7,626

 

7,563

 

Intangible assets, net of amortization

 

18,472

 

18,942

 

Goodwill

 

23,209

 

23,254

 

Deferred income taxes and other assets

 

3,027

 

1,885

 

 

 

$

67,610

 

$

67,173

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Investment

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

 

$

201

 

$

200

 

Trade accounts payable

 

3,045

 

2,975

 

Salaries, wages and commissions

 

886

 

1,182

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

4,130

 

3,780

 

Dividends payable

 

566

 

563

 

Income taxes payable

 

277

 

305

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

8

 

7

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

9,113

 

9,012

 

Long-term debt

 

18,845

 

19,359

 

Post-employment obligations, deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities

 

8,523

 

8,080

 

Commitments and Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ Investment:

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred shares, one dollar par value Authorized — 1,000,000 shares, none issued

 

 

 

Common shares, without par value Authorized — 2,400,000,000 shares
Issued at stated capital amount — Shares: 2019: 1,973,472,506; 2018: 1,971,189,465

 

23,461

 

23,512

 

Common shares held in treasury, at cost — Shares: 2019: 209,291,244; 2018: 215,570,043

 

(9,679

)

(9,962

)

Earnings employed in the business

 

24,613

 

24,560

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

(7,470

)

(7,586

)

Total Abbott Shareholders’ Investment

 

30,925

 

30,524

 

Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries

 

204

 

198

 

Total Shareholders’ Investment

 

31,129

 

30,722

 

 

 

$

67,610

 

$

67,173

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Investment

(Unaudited)

(in millions except shares and per share data)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Common Shares:

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1

 

 

 

 

 

Shares: 2019: 1,971,189,465; 2018: 1,965,908,188

 

$

23,512

 

$

23,206

 

Issued under incentive stock programs

 

 

 

 

 

Shares: 2019: 2,283,041; 2018: 3,422,819

 

76

 

102

 

Share-based compensation

 

237

 

225

 

Issuance of restricted stock awards

 

(364

)

(310

)

Balance at March 31

 

 

 

 

 

Shares: 2019: 1,973,472,506; 2018: 1,969,331,007

 

$

23,461

 

$

23,223

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common Shares Held in Treasury:

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1

 

 

 

 

 

Shares: 2019: 215,570,043; 2018: 222,305,719

 

$

(9,962

)

$

(10,225

)

Issued under incentive stock programs

 

 

 

 

 

Shares: 2019: 6,544,927; 2018: 6,402,695

 

303

 

292

 

Purchased

 

 

 

 

 

Shares: 2019: 266,128; 2018: 240,217

 

(20

)

(14

)

Balance at March 31

 

 

 

 

 

Shares: 2019: 209,291,244; 2018: 216,143,241

 

$

(9,679

)

$

(9,947

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings Employed in the Business:

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1

 

$

24,560

 

$

23,978

 

Impact of adoption of new accounting standards

 

 

15

 

Net earnings

 

672

 

418

 

Cash dividends declared on common shares (per share — 2019: $0.32; 2018: $0.28)

 

(568

)

(493

)

Effect of common and treasury share transactions

 

(51

)

(62

)

Balance at March 31

 

$

24,613

 

$

23,856

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1

 

$

(7,586

)

$

(6,062

)

Impact of adoption of new accounting standard

 

 

5

 

Other comprehensive income (loss)

 

116

 

324

 

Balance at March 31

 

$

(7,470

)

$

(5,733

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries:

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at January 1

 

$

198

 

$

201

 

Noncontrolling Interests’ share of income, business combinations, net of distributions
and share repurchases

 

6

 

1

 

Balance at March 31

 

$

204

 

$

202

 

 

The accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

(dollars in millions)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

Cash Flow From (Used in) Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net earnings

 

$

672

 

$

418

 

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash from operating activities -

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

267

 

268

 

Amortization of intangible assets

 

486

 

584

 

Share-based compensation

 

226

 

212

 

Amortization of inventory step-up

 

 

32

 

Trade receivables

 

(170

)

(53

)

Inventories

 

(286

)

(171

)

Other, net

 

(483

)

(182

)

Net Cash From Operating Activities

 

712

 

1,108

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flow From (Used in) Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions of property and equipment

 

(335

)

(275

)

Acquisitions of businesses and technologies, net of cash acquired

 

(78

)

(25

)

Sales (purchases) of other investment securities, net

 

2

 

(5

)

Other

 

15

 

67

 

Net Cash (Used in) Investing Activities

 

(396

)

(238

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Flow From (Used in) Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Net borrowings (repayments) of short-term debt and other

 

13

 

6

 

Repayments of long-term debt

 

(500

)

(5,979

)

Purchases of common shares

 

(217

)

(128

)

Proceeds from stock options exercised

 

127

 

137

 

Dividends paid

 

(565

)

(491

)

Net Cash (Used in) Financing Activities

 

(1,142

)

(6,455

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

4

 

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

(822

)

(5,550

)

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Year

 

3,844

 

9,407

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period

 

$

3,022

 

$

3,857

 

 

The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Note 1 — Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and, therefore, do not include all information and footnote disclosures normally included in audited financial statements.  However, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal adjustments) necessary to present fairly the results of operations, financial position and cash flows have been made.  It is suggested that these statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements included in Abbott’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.  The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the parent company and subsidiaries, after elimination of intercompany transactions.

 

Note 2 — New Accounting Standards

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

 

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases, which requires lessees to measure and recognize a lease asset and liability on the balance sheet for most leases, including operating leases.  Abbott adopted the new standard as of January 1, 2019 using the modified retrospective approach and applied the standard’s transition provisions as of January 1, 2019.  As a result, no changes were made to the December 31, 2018 Consolidated Balance Sheet. Abbott elected to apply the package of practical expedients related to transition. These practical expedients allowed Abbott to carry forward its historical assessments of whether any existing contracts are or contain leases, the lease classification for each lease existing at January 1, 2019, and whether any initial direct costs for such leases qualified for capitalization.

 

The new lease accounting standard does not have a material impact on the amounts reported in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings but does have a material impact on the amounts reported in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.  Adoption of the new standard resulted in the recording of approximately $850 million of new right of use (ROU) assets and additional liabilities for operating leases on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of January 1, 2019.

 

Recent Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses which changes the methodology to be used to measure credit losses for certain financial instruments and financial assets, including trade receivables. The new methodology requires the recognition of an allowance that reflects the current estimate of credit losses expected to be incurred over the life of the financial asset.  The new standard will be effective for Abbott at the beginning of 2020, with early adoption permitted. Abbott is currently assessing the impact of this new standard on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Note 3 — Revenue

 

Abbott’s revenues are derived primarily from the sale of a broad line of health care products under short-term receivable arrangements.  Abbott has four reportable segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products, and Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products.  Diabetes Care is a non-reportable segment and is included in Other.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

The following table provides revenues by sales category:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2018

 

(in millions)

 

U.S.

 

Int’l

 

Total

 

U.S.

 

Int’l

 

Total

 

Established Pharmaceutical Products —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Emerging Markets

 

$

 

$

752

 

$

752

 

$

 

$

793

 

$

793

 

Other

 

 

240

 

240

 

 

251

 

251

 

Total

 

 

992

 

992

 

 

1,044

 

1,044

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutritionals —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pediatric Nutritionals

 

453

 

576

 

1,029

 

448

 

546

 

994

 

Adult Nutritionals

 

294

 

469

 

763

 

310

 

452

 

762

 

Total

 

747

 

1,045

 

1,792

 

758

 

998

 

1,756

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagnostics —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Laboratory

 

249

 

812

 

1,061

 

228

 

791

 

1,019

 

Molecular

 

40

 

68

 

108

 

39

 

79

 

118

 

Point of Care

 

109

 

26

 

135

 

110

 

31

 

141

 

Rapid Diagnostics

 

326

 

211

 

537

 

323

 

236

 

559

 

Total

 

724

 

1,117

 

1,841

 

700

 

1,137

 

1,837

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhythm Management

 

233

 

257

 

490

 

264

 

271

 

535

 

Electrophysiology

 

193

 

236

 

429

 

182

 

209

 

391

 

Heart Failure

 

143

 

41

 

184

 

114

 

39

 

153

 

Vascular

 

266

 

443

 

709

 

286

 

453

 

739

 

Structural Heart

 

136

 

188

 

324

 

109

 

184

 

293

 

Neuromodulation

 

152

 

41

 

193

 

168

 

44

 

212

 

Total

 

1,123

 

1,206

 

2,329

 

1,123

 

1,200

 

2,323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

160

 

421

 

581

 

94

 

336

 

430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

$

2,754

 

$

4,781

 

$

7,535

 

$

2,675

 

$

4,715

 

$

7,390

 

 

Remaining Performance Obligations

 

As of March 31, 2019, the estimated revenue expected to be recognized in the future related to performance obligations that are unsatisfied (or partially unsatisfied) was approximately $3.0 billion in the Diagnostics segment and approximately $390 million in the Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation segment.  Abbott expects to recognize revenue on approximately 60 percent of these remaining performance obligations over the next 24 months, approximately 16 percent over the subsequent 12 months and the remainder thereafter.

 

These performance obligations primarily reflect the future sale of reagents/consumables in contracts with minimum purchase obligations, extended warranty or service obligations related to previously sold equipment, and remote monitoring services related to previously implanted devices.  Abbott has applied the practical expedient described in Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606-10-50-14 and has not included remaining performance obligations related to contracts with original expected durations of one year or less in the amounts above.

 

Other Contract Assets and Liabilities

 

Abbott discloses Trade receivables separately in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at their net realizable value.  Contract assets primarily relate to Abbott’s conditional right to consideration for work completed but not billed at the reporting date.  Contract assets at the beginning and end of the period, as well as the changes in the balance, were not significant.

 

Contract liabilities primarily relate to payments received from customers in advance of performance under the contract.  Abbott’s contract liabilities arise primarily in the Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation reportable segment when payment is received upfront for various multi-period extended service arrangements.

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Changes in the contract liabilities during the period are as follows:

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

Contract Liabilities

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2018

 

$

259

 

Unearned revenue from cash received during the period

 

109

 

Revenue recognized that was included in contract liability balance at beginning of period

 

(86

)

Balance at March 31, 2019

 

$

282

 

 

Note 4 — Supplemental Financial Information

 

Shares of unvested restricted stock that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends are treated as participating securities and are included in the computation of earnings per share under the two-class method.  Under the two-class method, net earnings are allocated between common shares and participating securities.  Earnings from Continuing Operations allocated to common shares for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $668 million and $406 million, respectively.  Net earnings allocated to common shares for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $668 million and $415 million, respectively.

 

Other, net in Net cash from operating activities in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the first three months of 2019 includes $313 million of pension contributions and the payment of cash taxes of approximately $185 million.  The first three months of 2018 includes the payment of cash taxes of approximately $220 million.

 

The components of long-term investments as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 are as follows:

 

Long-term Investments

 

March 31,

 

December 31,

 

(in millions)

 

2019

 

2018

 

Equity securities

 

$

832

 

$

856

 

Other

 

35

 

41

 

Total

 

$

867

 

$

897

 

 

Abbott’s equity securities as of March 31, 2019, include approximately $328 million of investments in mutual funds that are held in a rabbi trust and were acquired as part of the St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude Medical) business acquisition.  These investments, which are specifically designated as available for the purpose of paying benefits under a deferred compensation plan, are not available for general corporate purposes and are subject to creditor claims in the event of insolvency.

 

Abbott also holds certain investments as of March 31, 2019 with a carrying value of approximately $325 million that are accounted for under the equity method of accounting and other equity investments with a carrying value of approximately $170 million that do not have a readily determinable fair value.  The $170 million carrying value includes cumulative unrealized gains of approximately $50 million.

 

In the first quarter of 2019, in conjunction with the acquisition of Cephea Valve Technologies, Inc., Abbott acquired a research & development (R&D) asset valued at $102 million, which was immediately expensed. The $102 million of expense was recorded in the R&D line of Abbott’s Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings.

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Note 5 — Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

 

The changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes, are as follows:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

 

 

Cumulative Foreign
Currency Translation
Adjustments

 

Net Actuarial
(Losses) and Prior
Service (Costs)
and Credits

 

Cumulative
Unrealized Gains
(Losses) on
Marketable Equity
Securities

 

Cumulative Gains
(Losses) on
Derivative
Instruments
Designated as
Cash Flow Hedges

 

(in millions)

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Balance at December 31

 

$

(4,912

)

$

(3,452

)

$

(2,726

)

$

(2,521

)

$

 

$

(5

)

$

52

 

$

(84

)

Impact of adoption of new accounting standard

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications

 

122

 

333

 

(1

)

(10

)

 

 

(17

)

(52

)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income

 

 

 

24

 

33

 

 

 

(12

)

20

 

Net current period comprehensive income (loss)

 

122

 

333

 

23

 

23

 

 

 

(29

)

(32

)

Balance at March 31

 

$

(4,790

)

$

(3,119

)

$

(2,703

)

$

(2,498

)

$

 

$

 

$

23

 

$

(116

)

 

Reclassified amounts for foreign currency translation are recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings as Net foreign exchange (gain) loss; and amounts for cash flow hedges are recorded as Cost of products sold.  Net actuarial losses and prior service cost are included as a component of net periodic benefit costs; see Note 13 for additional details.

 

Note 6 — Goodwill and Intangible Assets

 

The total amount of goodwill reported was $23.2 billion at March 31, 2019 and $23.3 billion at December 31, 2018.  Foreign currency translation adjustments decreased goodwill by approximately $45 million in the first three months of 2019.  The amount of goodwill related to reportable segments at March 31, 2019 was $3.0 billion for the Established Pharmaceutical Products segment, $286 million for the Nutritional Products segment, $3.7 billion for the Diagnostic Products segment, and $15.2 billion for the Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products segment.  There was no reduction of goodwill relating to impairments in the first three months of 2019.

 

The gross amount of amortizable intangible assets, primarily product rights and technology was $25.7 billion as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, and accumulated amortization was $10.8 billion as of March 31, 2019 and $10.4 billion as of December 31, 2018.  Foreign currency translation adjustments increased intangible assets by $16 million in the first three months of 2019. Abbott’s estimated annual amortization expense for intangible assets is approximately $2.0 billion in 2019, $2.2 billion in 2020, $2.1 billion in 2021, $2.0 billion in 2022 and $2.0 billion in 2023.  Amortizable intangible assets are amortized over 2 to 20 years (weighted average 12 years).

 

Indefinite-lived intangible assets, which relate to in-process R&D acquired in a business combination, were approximately $3.6 billion as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

Note 7 — Restructuring Plans

 

From 2017 to 2019, Abbott management approved restructuring plans as part of the integration of the acquisitions of St. Jude Medical into the cardiovascular and neuromodulation segment, and Alere Inc. (Alere) into the diagnostics segment, in order to leverage economies of scale and reduce costs. In the first three months of 2019, charges of $35 million were recognized, of which $16 million is recorded in Cost of products sold, $2 million is recorded in Research and development and $17 million as Selling, general and administrative expense.  The following summarizes the activity for the first three months of 2019 related to these actions and the status of the related accrual as of March 31, 2019:

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

Accrued balance at December 31, 2018

 

$

41

 

Restructuring charges recorded in 2019

 

35

 

Payments and other adjustments

 

(15

)

Accrued balance at March 31, 2019

 

$

61

 

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

From 2016 to 2018, Abbott management approved plans to streamline operations in order to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in various Abbott businesses including the nutritional, established pharmaceuticals and vascular businesses.  The following summarizes the activity for the first three months of 2019 related to these restructuring actions and the status of the related accrual as of March 31, 2019:

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

Accrued balance at December 31, 2018

 

$

70

 

Payments and other adjustments

 

(8

)

Accrued balance at March 31, 2019

 

$

62

 

 

Note 8 — Incentive Stock Programs

 

In the first three months of 2019, Abbott granted 4,010,886 stock options, 663,273 restricted stock awards and 6,295,318 restricted stock units under its incentive stock programs.  At March 31, 2019, approximately 126 million shares were reserved for future grants.  Information regarding the number of options outstanding and exercisable at March 31, 2019 is as follows:

 

 

 

Outstanding

 

Exercisable

 

Number of shares

 

33,426,839

 

24,138,209

 

Weighted average remaining life (years)

 

6.7

 

5.9

 

Weighted average exercise price

 

$

47.05

 

$

40.52

 

Aggregate intrinsic value (in millions)

 

$

1,099

 

$

952

 

 

The total unrecognized share-based compensation cost at March 31, 2019 amounted to approximately $663 million which is expected to be recognized over the next three years.

 

Note 9 — Debt and Lines of Credit

 

On February 24, 2019, Abbott redeemed the $500 million outstanding principal amount of its 2.80% Notes due 2020.

 

In February 2018, the board of directors had authorized the early redemption of up to $5 billion of outstanding long-term notes. After the repayment of the 2.80% Notes and other debt repayments that totaled $3.8 billion in 2018, approximately $700 million of the authorization remains available.

 

Note 10 — Leases

 

Leases where Abbott is the Lessee

 

Abbott has entered into operating leases as the lessee for office space, manufacturing facilities, R&D laboratories, warehouses, vehicles and equipment.  Finance leases are not significant.  Abbott’s operating leases generally have remaining lease terms of 1 year to 10 years. Some leases include options to extend beyond the original lease term, generally up to 10 years and some include options to terminate early. These options have been included in the determination of the lease liability when it is reasonably certain that the option will be exercised.

 

For all of its asset classes Abbott elected the practical expedient allowed under FASB ASC No. 842, “Leases” to account for each lease component (e.g., the right to use office space) and the associated non-lease components (e.g., maintenance services) as a single lease component. Abbott also elected the short-term lease accounting policy for all asset classes; therefore, Abbott is not recognizing a lease liability or ROU asset for any lease that, at the commencement date, has a lease term of 12 months or less and does not include an option to purchase the underlying asset that Abbott is reasonably certain to exercise.

 

As Abbott’s leases typically do not provide an implicit rate, the interest rate used to determine the present value of the payments under each lease typically reflects Abbott’s incremental borrowing rate based on information available at the lease commencement date.  Abbott’s incremental borrowing rates at January 1, 2019 were used for operating leases that commenced prior to January 1, 2019.

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

The following table provides information related to Abbott’s operating leases:

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

(in millions)

 

March 31, 2019

 

Operating lease cost (a)

 

$

74

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of operating lease liabilities

 

$

63

 

 

 

 

 

ROU assets arising from obtaining new operating lease obligations

 

$

34

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average remaining lease term — operating leases

 

8 years

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average discount rate — operating leases

 

4.2

%

 


(a)         Includes short-term lease expense and variable lease costs, which were immaterial in the quarter.

 

Future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases as of March 31, 2019 were as follows:

 

(in millions)

 

 

 

2019

 

$

174

 

2020

 

191

 

2021

 

142

 

2022

 

111

 

2023

 

83

 

Thereafter

 

318

 

Total future minimum lease payments — undiscounted

 

1,019

 

Less: imputed interest

 

(168

)

Present value of lease liabilities

 

$

851

 

 

The following table summarizes the amounts and location of operating lease ROU assets and lease liabilities as of March 31, 2019:

 

(in millions)

 

March 31, 2019

 

Balance Sheet Caption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Lease - ROU Asset

 

$

833

 

Deferred income taxes and other assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Lease Liability:

 

 

 

 

 

Current

 

$

196

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

Non-Current

 

655

 

Post-employment obligations, deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities

 

Total Liability

 

$

851

 

 

 

 

Leases where Abbott is the Lessor

 

Certain assets, primarily Diagnostics instruments, are leased to customers under contractual arrangements that typically include an operating or sales-type lease as well as performance obligations for reagents and other consumables. Sales-type leases are not significant. Contract terms vary by customer and may include options to terminate the contract or options to extend the contract. Where instruments are provided under operating lease arrangements, some portion or the entire lease revenue may be variable and subject to subsequent non-lease component (e.g. reagent) sales. The allocation of revenue between the lease and non-lease components is based on stand-alone selling prices. Operating lease revenue represented less than 3 percent of Abbott’s total net sales in the first quarter of 2019.

 

Assets related to operating leases are reported within Net property and equipment on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.  The original cost and the net book value of such assets were $2.8 billion and $1.1 billion, respectively, as of March 31, 2019.

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Note 11 — Financial Instruments, Derivatives and Fair Value Measures

 

Certain Abbott foreign subsidiaries enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to manage exposures to changes in foreign exchange rates for anticipated intercompany purchases by those subsidiaries whose functional currencies are not the U.S. dollar.  These contracts, with gross notional amounts totaling $5.4 billion at March 31, 2019 and $5.1 billion at December 31, 2018 are designated as cash flow hedges of the variability of the cash flows due to changes in foreign exchange rates and are recorded at fair value.  Accumulated gains and losses as of March 31, 2019 will be included in Cost of products sold at the time the products are sold, generally through the next twelve to eighteen months.

 

Abbott enters into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to manage currency exposures for foreign currency denominated third-party trade payables and receivables, and for intercompany loans and trade accounts payable where the receivable or payable is denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the entity.  For intercompany loans, the contracts require Abbott to sell or buy foreign currencies, primarily European currencies, in exchange for primarily U.S. dollars and other European currencies.  For intercompany and trade payables and receivables, the currency exposures are primarily the U.S. dollar and European currencies.  At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, Abbott held the gross notional amount of $10.6 billion and $13.6 billion, respectively, of such foreign currency forward exchange contracts.

 

Abbott is a party to interest rate hedge contracts totaling approximately $2.9 billion at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 to manage its exposure to changes in the fair value of fixed-rate debt.  These contracts are designated as fair value hedges of the variability of the fair value of fixed-rate debt due to changes in the long-term benchmark interest rates.  The effect of the hedge is to change a fixed-rate interest obligation to a variable rate for that portion of the debt.  Abbott records the contracts at fair value and adjusts the carrying amount of the fixed-rate debt by an offsetting amount.

 

The following table summarizes the amounts and location of certain derivative financial instruments as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:

 

 

 

Fair Value - Assets

 

Fair Value - Liabilities

 

(in millions)

 

March 31,
2019

 

Dec. 31,
2018

 

Balance Sheet Caption

 

March 31,
2019

 

Dec. 31,
2018

 

Balance Sheet Caption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges

 

$

 

$

 

Deferred income taxes and other assets

 

$

57

 

$

100

 

Post-employment obligations, deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward exchange contracts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hedging instruments

 

111

 

81

 

Prepaid expenses and other receivables

 

36

 

44

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

Others not designated as hedges

 

42

 

33

 

Prepaid expenses and other receivables

 

53

 

51

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

153

 

$

114

 

 

 

$

146

 

$

195

 

 

 

 

The following table summarizes the activity for foreign currency forward exchange contracts designated as cash flow hedges and certain other derivative financial instruments, as well as the amounts and location of income (expense) and gain (loss) reclassified into income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

 

 

Gain (loss) Recognized in
Other Comprehensive
Income (loss)

 

Income (expense) and
Gain (loss) Reclassified
into Income

 

 

 

(in millions)

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Income Statement Caption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency forward exchange contracts designated as cash flow hedges

 

$

(19

)

$

(86

)

$

15

 

$

(30

)

Cost of products sold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges

 

n/a

 

n/a

 

43

 

(106

)

Interest expense

 

 

Gains of $49 million and losses of $48 million were recognized in the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively, related to foreign currency forward exchange contracts not designated as a hedge.  These amounts are reported in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings on the Net foreign exchange (gain) loss line.

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

The interest rate swaps are designated as fair value hedges of the variability of the fair value of fixed-rate debt due to changes in the long-term benchmark interest rates.  The hedged debt is marked to market, offsetting the effect of marking the interest rate swaps to market.

 

The carrying values and fair values of certain financial instruments as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 are shown in the following table.  The carrying values of all other financial instruments approximate their estimated fair values.  The counterparties to financial instruments consist of select major international financial institutions.  Abbott does not expect any losses from non-performance by these counterparties.

 

 

 

March 31, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

(in millions)

 

Carrying
Value

 

Fair
Value

 

Carrying
Value

 

Fair
Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment Securities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity securities

 

$

832

 

$

832

 

$

856

 

$

856

 

Other

 

35

 

35

 

41

 

41

 

Total Long-term Debt

 

(18,853

)

(20,311

)

(19,366

)

(19,871

)

Foreign Currency Forward Exchange Contracts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receivable position

 

153

 

153

 

114

 

114

 

(Payable) position

 

(89

)

(89

)

(95

)

(95

)

Interest Rate Hedge Contracts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Payable) position

 

(57

)

(57

)

(100

)

(100

)

 

The following table summarizes the bases used to measure certain assets and liabilities at fair value on a recurring basis in the   balance sheet:

 

 

 

 

 

Basis of Fair Value Measurement

 

(in millions)

 

Outstanding
Balances

 

Quoted
Prices in
Active
Markets

 

Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs

 

Significant
Unobservable
Inputs

 

March 31, 2019:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity securities

 

$

340

 

$

340

 

$

 

$

 

Foreign currency forward exchange contracts

 

153

 

 

153

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

493

 

$

340

 

$

153

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of hedged long-term debt

 

$

2,797

 

$

 

$

2,797

 

$

 

Interest rate swap derivative financial instruments

 

57

 

 

57

 

 

Foreign currency forward exchange contracts

 

89

 

 

89

 

 

Contingent consideration related to business combinations

 

70

 

 

 

70

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

3,013

 

$

 

$

2,943

 

$

70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2018:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity securities

 

$

320

 

$

320

 

$

 

$

 

Foreign currency forward exchange contracts

 

114

 

 

114

 

 

Total Assets

 

$

434

 

$

320

 

$

114

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fair value of hedged long-term debt

 

$

2,743

 

$

 

$

2,743

 

$

 

Interest rate swap derivative financial instruments

 

100

 

 

100

 

 

Foreign currency forward exchange contracts

 

95

 

 

95

 

 

Contingent consideration related to business combinations

 

71

 

 

 

71

 

Total Liabilities

 

$

3,009

 

$

 

$

2,938

 

$

71

 

 

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

The fair value of foreign currency forward exchange contracts is determined using a market approach, which utilizes values for comparable derivative instruments.  The fair value of debt was determined based on the face value of the debt adjusted for the fair value of the interest rate swaps, which is based on a discounted cash flow analysis using significant other observable inputs.  The fair value of the contingent consideration was determined based on independent appraisals at the time of acquisition, adjusted for the time value of money and other changes in fair value.

 

Note 12 — Litigation and Environmental Matters

 

Abbott has been identified as a potentially responsible party for investigation and cleanup costs at a number of locations in the United States and Puerto Rico under federal and state remediation laws and is investigating potential contamination at a number of company-owned locations.  Abbott has recorded an estimated cleanup cost for each site for which management believes Abbott has a probable loss exposure.  No individual site cleanup exposure is expected to exceed $4 million, and the aggregate cleanup exposure is not expected to exceed $10 million.

 

Abbott is involved in various claims and legal proceedings, and Abbott estimates the range of possible loss for its legal proceedings and environmental exposures to be from approximately $95 million to $140 million.  The recorded accrual balance at March 31, 2019 for these proceedings and exposures was approximately $115 million.  This accrual represents management’s best estimate of probable loss, as defined by FASB ASC No. 450, “Contingencies.” Within the next year, legal proceedings may occur that may result in a change in the estimated loss accrued by Abbott.  While it is not feasible to predict the outcome of all such proceedings and exposures with certainty, management believes that their ultimate disposition should not have a material adverse effect on Abbott’s financial position, cash flows, or results of operations.

 

Note 13 — Post-Employment Benefits

 

Retirement plans consist of defined benefit, defined contribution, and medical and dental plans.  Net periodic benefit costs, other than service costs, are recognized in the Other (income) expense, net line of the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings.  Net cost recognized in continuing operations for the three months ended March 31 for Abbott’s major defined benefit plans and post-employment medical and dental benefit plans is as follows:

 

 

 

Defined Benefit Plans

 

Medical and Dental Plans

 

(in millions)

 

March 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2018

 

March 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service cost - benefits earned during the period

 

$

64

 

$

78

 

$

6

 

$

7

 

Interest cost on projected benefit obligations

 

84

 

78

 

13

 

12

 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(178

)

(171

)

(7

)

(8

)

Net amortization of:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actuarial loss, net

 

33

 

54

 

6

 

8

 

Prior service cost (credit)

 

 

 

(8

)

(11

)

Net cost — continuing operations

 

$

3

 

$

39

 

$

10

 

$

8

 

 

Abbott funds its domestic defined benefit plans according to IRS funding limitations.  International pension plans are funded according to similar regulations.  In the first three months of 2019 and 2018, $313 million and $14 million, respectively, were contributed to defined benefit plans and $11 million was contributed to the post-employment medical and dental benefit plans in each year.

 

Note 14 — Taxes on Earnings

 

Taxes on earnings from continuing operations reflect the estimated annual effective rates and include charges for interest and penalties.  In the first three months of 2019, taxes on earnings from continuing operations include a $78 million reduction to the transition tax related to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) and approximately $65 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. The $78 million reduction to the transition tax liability was the result of the issuance of final transition tax regulations by the U.S. Department of Treasury in the quarter.  This adjustment decreased the cumulative net tax expense related to the TCJA to $1.51 billion.  In the first three months of 2018, taxes on earnings from continuing operations include approximately $65 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation and a $15 million adjustment to the transition tax liability for associated effects related to state tax.  Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax, in the first three months of 2018 reflect the recognition of $9 million of net tax benefits primarily as a result of the resolution of various tax positions related to prior years which decreased the gross amount of unrecognized tax benefits by $16 million.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

Tax authorities in various jurisdictions regularly review Abbott’s income tax filings.  Abbott believes that it is reasonably possible that the recorded amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits may decrease between $185 million and $430 million, including cash adjustments, within the next twelve months as a result of concluding various domestic and international tax matters.  In the U.S., Abbott’s federal income tax returns through 2016 are settled except for the federal income tax returns of the former Alere consolidated group which are settled through 2014 and the former St. Jude Medical consolidated group which are settled through 2013.

 

Note 15 — Segment Information

 

Abbott’s principal business is the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a broad line of health care products.  Abbott’s products are generally sold directly to retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians’ offices and government agencies throughout the world.

 

Abbott’s reportable segments are as follows:

 

Established Pharmaceutical Products — International sales of a broad line of branded generic pharmaceutical products.

 

Nutritional Products — Worldwide sales of a broad line of adult and pediatric nutritional products.

 

Diagnostic Products — Worldwide sales of diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, physician offices and alternate-care testing sites.  For segment reporting purposes, the Core Laboratories Diagnostics, Rapid Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics and Point of Care Diagnostics divisions are aggregated and reported as the Diagnostic Products segment.

 

Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products — Worldwide sales of cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology, heart failure, vascular, structural heart and neuromodulation products.  For segment reporting purposes, the Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure, Vascular, Neuromodulation and Structural Heart divisions are aggregated and reported as the Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation segment.

 

Non-reportable segments includes Diabetes Care.

 

Abbott’s underlying accounting records are maintained on a legal entity basis for government and public reporting requirements.  Segment disclosures are on a performance basis consistent with internal management reporting.  Intersegment transfers of inventory are recorded at standard cost and are not a measure of segment operating earnings.  The cost of some corporate functions and the cost of certain employee benefits are charged to segments at predetermined rates that approximate cost.  Remaining costs, if any, are not allocated to segments.  In addition, intangible asset amortization is not allocated to operating segments, and intangible assets and goodwill are not included in the measure of each segment’s assets.

 

The following segment information has been prepared in accordance with the internal accounting policies of Abbott, as described above, and is not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied to the consolidated financial statements.

 

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries

Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

March 31, 2019

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31

 

 

 

Net Sales to
External Customers

 

Operating
Earnings

 

(in millions)

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 

Established Pharmaceutical Products

 

$

992

 

$

1,044

 

$

159

 

$

167

 

Nutritional Products

 

1,792

 

1,756

 

380

 

365

 

Diagnostic Products

 

1,841

 

1,837

 

434

 

443

 

Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products

 

2,329

 

2,323

 

694

 

724

 

Total Reportable Segments

 

6,954

 

6,960

 

1,667

 

1,699

 

Other

 

581

 

430

 

 

 

 

 

Net sales

 

$

7,535

 

$

7,390

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate functions and benefit plans costs

 

 

 

 

 

(102

)

(152

)

Non-reportable segments

 

 

 

 

 

154

 

92

 

Net interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

(148

)

(199

)

Share-based compensation (a)

 

 

 

 

 

(226

)

(212

)

Amortization of intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

(486

)

(584

)

Other, net (b)

 

 

 

 

 

(227

)

(213

)

Earnings from continuing operations before taxes

 

 

 

 

 

$

632

 

$

431

 

 


(a)         Approximately 50 percent of the annual net cost of share-based awards will typically be recognized in the first quarter due to the timing of the granting of share-based awards.

(b)         Other, net for the three months ended March 31, 2019 includes a charge associated with an R&D asset acquired and immediately expensed, as well as restructuring charges and integration costs associated with the acquisitions of St. Jude Medical and Alere.  Other, net for the three months ended March 31, 2018 includes inventory step-up amortization, restructuring charges and integration costs associated with the acquisitions of St. Jude Medical and Alere.

 

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Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Financial Review - Results of Operations

 

Abbott’s revenues are derived primarily from the sale of a broad line of health care products under short-term receivable arrangements.  Patent protection and licenses, technological and performance features, and inclusion of Abbott’s products under a contract most impact which products are sold; price controls, competition and rebates most impact the net selling prices of products; and foreign currency translation impacts the measurement of net sales and costs.  Abbott’s primary products are nutritional products, branded generic pharmaceuticals, diagnostic testing products and cardiovascular and neuromodulation products.

 

The following table details sales by reportable segment for the three months ended March 31.  Percent changes are versus the prior year and are based on unrounded numbers.

 

 

 

Net Sales to External Customers

 

(in millions)

 

Three Months
Ended
March 31,
2019

 

Three Months
Ended
March 31,
2018

 

Total
Change

 

Impact of
Foreign
Exchange

 

Total Change
Excl. Foreign
Exchange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established Pharmaceutical Products

 

$

992

 

$

1,044

 

(4.9

)%

(10.3

)%

5.4

%

Nutritional Products

 

1,792

 

1,756

 

2.0

 

(3.7

)

5.7

 

Diagnostic Products

 

1,841

 

1,837

 

0.2

 

(4.2

)

4.4

 

Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products

 

2,329

 

2,323

 

0.2

 

(3.4

)

3.6

 

Total Reportable Segments

 

6,954

 

6,960

 

(0.1

)

(4.7

)

4.6

 

Other

 

581

 

430

 

35.4

 

(7.4

)

42.8

 

Net sales

 

$

7,535

 

$

7,390

 

2.0

 

(4.8

)

6.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total U.S.

 

$

2,754

 

$

2,675

 

2.9

 

 

2.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total International

 

$

4,781

 

$

4,715

 

1.4

 

(7.6

)

9.0

 

 

Note: In order to compute results excluding the impact of exchange rates, current year U.S. dollar sales are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then those amounts are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the prior year average foreign exchange rates.

 

Net sales growth in 2019, excluding the impact of foreign exchange, was driven by growth in all of Abbott’s businesses.  The increase in the Other category reflects growth in Abbott’s Diabetes Care business where sales in the first three months of 2019 increased 34.4 percent in total and 42.0 percent, excluding the effects of foreign exchange, to $566 million.  The Diabetes Care sales growth was led by FreeStyle® Libre®, Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system with worldwide sales of $379 million,  which reflected an increase versus the prior year of 70.2 percent in total and 80.1 percent, excluding the effects of foreign exchange.

 

Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, total net sales increased 6.8 percent in the first quarter of 2019.  Abbott’s net sales were unfavorably impacted by changes in foreign exchange rates in the first quarter as the relatively stronger U.S. dollar decreased total international sales by 7.6 percent and total sales by 4.8 percent.

 

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The table below provides detail by sales category for the three months ended March 31.  Percent changes are versus the prior year and are based on unrounded numbers.

 

(in millions)

 

March 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2018

 

Total
Change

 

Impact of
Foreign
Exchange

 

Total Change
Excl. Foreign
Exchange

 

Established Pharmaceutical Products —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Emerging Markets

 

$

752

 

$

793

 

(5.2

)%

(12.5

)%

7.3

%

Other Emerging Markets

 

240

 

251

 

(4.2

)

(3.3

)

(0.9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutritionals —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Pediatric Nutritionals

 

576

 

546

 

5.4

 

(5.8

)

11.2

 

U.S. Pediatric Nutritionals

 

453

 

448

 

1.2

 

 

1.2

 

International Adult Nutritionals

 

469

 

452

 

3.9

 

(7.2

)

11.1

 

U.S. Adult Nutritionals

 

294

 

310

 

(5.5

)

 

(5.5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagnostics —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Laboratory

 

1,061

 

1,019

 

4.1

 

(5.8

)

9.9

 

Molecular

 

108

 

118

 

(8.4

)

(3.3

)

(5.1

)

Point of Care

 

135

 

141

 

(4.8

)

(0.6

)

(4.2

)

Rapid Diagnostics

 

537

 

559

 

(4.0

)

(2.6

)

(1.4

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation —

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhythm Management

 

490

 

535

 

(8.5

)

(3.3

)

(5.2

)

Electrophysiology

 

429

 

391

 

9.8

 

(3.3

)

13.1

 

Heart Failure

 

184

 

153

 

20.9

 

(1.7

)

22.6

 

Vascular (a)

 

709

 

739

 

(4.1

)

(3.7

)

(0.4

)

Structural Heart

 

324

 

293

 

10.3

 

(4.7

)

15.0

 

Neuromodulation

 

193

 

212

 

(8.9

)

(1.8

)

(7.1

)

 


(a) Vascular Product Lines:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronary and Endovascular

 

675

 

691

 

(2.3

)

(3.9

)

1.6

 

 

Key Emerging Markets for the Established Pharmaceutical Products business include India, Russia, Brazil and China, along with several other markets that represent the most attractive long-term growth opportunities for Abbott’s branded generics product portfolio.  Excluding the unfavorable effect of foreign exchange, sales in the Key Emerging Markets increased 7.3 percent compared to the first three months of 2018 due to growth across several geographies including Russia and China.  Sales growth in Other Emerging Markets was negatively impacted in the first three months of 2019 by the recent discontinuation of a non-core, low-margin agreement under which Abbott supplied product to a third party.

 

The 11.2 percent increase in International Pediatric Nutritional sales, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, was primarily driven by broad-based growth in Asia and Latin America across Abbott’s portfolio, including Similac® and PediaSure®.  In the U.S., the 1.2 percent increase in Pediatric Nutritional sales reflects growth in Pedialyte® and PediaSure.  The 11.1 percent increase in International Adult Nutritional sales, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, reflects continued growth of the Ensure® and Glucerna® brands in various countries.  In the U.S. Adult Nutritional business, the decline reflects Abbott’s discontinuation of a non-core product line during the third quarter of 2018.

 

The 4.4 percent increase in Diagnostics sales, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, was primarily driven by above-market growth in Core Laboratory in the U.S., and internationally where Abbott is achieving continued adoption of its Alinity® family of  diagnostic instruments.  The 5.1 percent decrease in Molecular Diagnostics sales excluding the effect of foreign exchange, reflects the negative impact in the quarter of certain non-governmental organization (NGO) purchasing patterns in Africa. During the quarter, Abbott obtained CE Mark for its “Alinity m” (molecular) diagnostics system and several testing assays.

 

In Rapid Diagnostics, sales growth in several areas, including double-digit growth in cardio-metabolic testing and Abbott’s ID-NOW TM infectious disease testing platform, was more than offset by the negative impact in 2019 of certain NGO purchasing patterns in Africa and an unfavorable comparison versus the first three months of 2018 when sales were higher due to a stronger flu season.

 

Excluding the effect of foreign exchange, total Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products sales grew 3.6 percent; the increase was driven by double-digit growth in Electrophysiology, Heart Failure and Structural Heart.  The growth in Electrophysiology reflects higher sales in both the U.S. and internationally.  In January 2019, Abbott announced U.S. FDA approval of its TactiCath® contact force ablation catheter, Sensor Enabled™, which is designed to help physicians treat atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heartbeat.

 

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In Heart Failure, growth was driven by rapid U.S. market adoption of Abbott’s HeartMate 3® Left Ventricular Assist Device following FDA approval in October 2018 as a destination (long-term use) therapy for people living with advanced heart failure. In March 2019, Abbott announced new data from its MOMENTUM 3 clinical study, the largest randomized controlled trial to assess outcomes in patients receiving a heart pump to treat advanced heart failure, which demonstrated HeartMate 3 improved survival and clinical outcomes in this patient population.

 

Growth in Structural Heart was broad-based across several areas of the business, including MitraClip®, Abbott’s market-leading device for the minimally invasive treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR), a leaky heart valve. During the quarter, Abbott received U.S. FDA approval for a new, expanded indication for MitraClip to treat clinically significant secondary MR as a result of underlying heart failure. This new indication expands the number of people with MR that can be treated with the MitraClip device.

 

In Vascular, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, revenues were basically flat as the 1.6 percent increase in coronary and endovascular product sales, which includes drug-eluting stents, balloon catheters, guidewires, vascular imaging/diagnostics products, vessel closure, carotid and other coronary and peripheral products, was offset primarily by a reduction in royalty revenue.  In Rhythm Management, the 5.2 percent decline in revenues, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, reflects an 11.6 percent decrease in U.S. sales partially offset by a 1.0 percent increase in international sales.  The 7.1 percent decline in Neuromodulation sales, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, reflects a 9.6 percent decline in U.S. sales partially offset by international growth of 2.1 percent.

 

The gross profit margin percentage was 51.6 percent for the first quarter of 2019 compared to 50.6 percent for the first quarter of 2018.  The increase primarily reflects the favorable comparison versus the prior year from lower intangible amortization in 2019.

 

Research and development expenses increased $83 million, or 14.2 percent, in the first quarter of 2019.  In conjunction with the acquisition of Cephea Valve Technologies, Inc. in the first quarter of 2019, Abbott acquired an R&D asset valued at $102 million, which was immediately expensed. In the first quarter of 2018, Abbott acquired an R&D asset valued at $25 million, which was immediately expensed. The 2019 increase in R&D expense was also driven by higher R&D spending in various businesses, including Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation, partially offset by the favorable effect of foreign exchange.  For the three months ended March 31, 2019, research and development expenditures totaled $261 million for the Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation Products segment, $142 million for the Diagnostic Products segment, $45 million for the Nutritional Products segment and $43 million for the Established Pharmaceutical Products segment.

 

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the first quarter of 2019 decreased 2.6 percent due primarily to lower acquisition-related integration costs and the favorable effect of foreign exchange on SG&A expenses, partially offset by higher selling and marketing costs to drive continued growth across various businesses.

 

Restructuring Plans

 

The results for the first three months of 2019 reflect charges under approved restructuring plans as part of the integration of the acquisitions of St. Jude Medical and Alere.  Abbott recorded employee related severance and other charges of $35 million in the first three months of 2019 related to these initiatives, of which $16 million is recognized in Cost of products sold, $2 million is recognized in Research and development and $17 million is recognized in Selling, general and administrative expense.  See Note 7 to the financial statements, “Restructuring Plans,” for additional information regarding these charges.

 

Other (Income) Expense, net

 

Other (income) expense, net increased $14 million in the first quarter of 2019 from $33 million of income in 2018 to $47 million in 2019. The increase in income in the first quarter of 2019 as compared to 2018 was due to an increase in the income related to the non-service cost component of the net periodic benefit cost associated with Abbott’s pension and postretirement benefit plans partially offset by the impairment of equity investments in 2019.

 

Interest Expense, net

 

Interest expense, net decreased $51 million in the first quarter of 2019 due to a reduction in interest expense resulting from the repayment of debt in 2018, as well as the favorable impact of the euro debt refinancing in September 2018 partially offset by lower interest income due to lower cash balances.

 

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Taxes on Earnings from Continuing Operations

 

Taxes on earnings from continuing operations reflect the estimated annual effective rates and include charges for interest and penalties.  In the first three months of 2019, taxes on earnings from continuing operations include a $78 million reduction to the transition tax related to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) and approximately $65 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. The $78 million reduction to the transition tax liability was the result of the issuance of final transition tax regulations by the U.S. Department of Treasury in the quarter.  This adjustment decreased the cumulative net tax expense related to the TCJA to $1.51 billion.  In the first three months of 2018, taxes on earnings from continuing operations include approximately $65 million in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation and a $15 million adjustment to the transition tax liability for associated effects related to state tax.  Earnings from discontinued operations, net of tax, in the first three months of 2018 reflect the recognition of $9 million of net tax benefits primarily as a result of the resolution of various tax positions related to prior years which decreased the gross amount of unrecognized tax benefits by $16 million.

 

Tax authorities in various jurisdictions regularly review Abbott’s income tax filings.  Abbott believes that it is reasonably possible that the recorded amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits may decrease between $185 million and $430 million, including cash adjustments, within the next twelve months as a result of concluding various domestic and international tax matters.  In the U.S., Abbott’s federal income tax returns through 2016 are settled except for the federal income tax returns of the former Alere consolidated group which are settled through 2014 and the former St. Jude Medical consolidated group which are settled through 2013.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources March 31, 2019 Compared with December 31, 2018

 

The reduction of cash and cash equivalents from $3.8 billion at December 31, 2018 to $3.0 billion at March 31, 2019 primarily reflects repayment of $500 million of debt, the payment of dividends and capital expenditures, partially offset by cash generated from operations in the first three months of 2019.  Working capital was $5.3 billion at March 31, 2019 and $5.6 billion at December 31, 2018.  The $300 million decrease in working capital in 2019 primarily reflects the decrease in cash partially offset by an increase in inventory and accounts receivable.

 

In the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, Net cash from operating activities for the first three months of 2019 totaled $712 million, a decrease of $396 million over the prior year due primarily to the timing of $313 million of pension contributions in 2019 and an increased investment in working capital partially offset by higher operating earnings. Other, net in Net cash from operating activities for the first three months of 2019 was a use of $483 million and includes $313 million of pension contributions and the payment of cash taxes of approximately $185 million.  Other, net in Net cash from operating activities for the first three months of 2018 was a use of $182 million and includes the impact of approximately $220 million of cash taxes paid. Other, net in Net cash from operating activities for the first three months of 2018 also includes $14 million of pension contributions as a pension contribution of $270 million was made in December 2017.

 

On February 16, 2018, the board of directors authorized the early redemption of up to $5 billion of outstanding long-term notes.  Redemptions under this authorization total $4.3 billion, including the redemption of the $500 million outstanding principal amount of the 2.80% Notes due 2020 on February 24, 2019.  Approximately $700 million of the $5 billion debt redemption authorization remains available.

 

At March 31, 2019, Abbott’s long-term debt rating was BBB+ by Standard & Poor’s Corporation and Baa1 by Moody’s Investors Service.  Abbott expects to maintain an investment grade rating.  Abbott has readily available financial resources, including lines of credit of $5.0 billion which expire in 2023.

 

In September 2014, the board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $3.0 billion of Abbott’s common shares from time to time.  Under the program authorized in 2014, Abbott repurchased 36.2 million shares at a cost of $1.7 billion in 2015, 10.4 million shares at a cost of $408 million in 2016 and 1.9 million shares at a cost of $130 million in 2018 for a total of approximately $2.2 billion.

 

On April 27, 2016, the board of directors authorized the issuance and sale for general corporate purposes of up to 75 million common shares that would result in proceeds of up to $3 billion.  No shares have been issued under this authorization.

 

In the first quarter of 2019, Abbott declared a quarterly dividend of $0.32 per share on its common shares, which represents an increase of approximately 14 percent over the $0.28 per share dividend declared in the first quarter of 2018.

 

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Recently Issued Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

 

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses which changes the methodology to be used to measure credit losses for certain financial instruments and financial assets, including trade receivables. The new methodology requires the recognition of an allowance that reflects the current estimate of credit losses expected to be incurred over the life of the financial asset.  The new standard will be effective for Abbott at the beginning of 2020, with early adoption permitted. Abbott is currently assessing the impact of this new standard on its consolidated financial statements.

 

Lease Accounting Standard

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases, which requires lessees to measure and recognize a lease asset and liability on the balance sheet for most leases, including operating leases.  Abbott adopted the new standard as of January 1, 2019 using the modified retrospective approach and applied the standard’s transition provisions as of January 1, 2019.  As a result, no changes were made to the December 31, 2018 Consolidated Balance Sheet. Abbott elected to apply the package of practical expedients related to transition. These practical expedients allowed Abbott to carry forward its historical assessments of whether any existing contracts are or contain leases, the lease classification for each lease existing at January 1, 2019, and whether any initial direct costs for such leases qualified for capitalization.

 

The new lease accounting standard does not have a material impact on the amounts reported in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings but does have a material impact on the amounts reported in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.  Adoption of the new standard resulted in the recording of approximately $850 million of new right of use (ROU) assets and additional liabilities for operating leases on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of January 1, 2019.

 

Legislative Issues

 

Abbott’s primary markets are highly competitive and subject to substantial government regulations throughout the world.  Abbott expects debate to continue over the availability, method of delivery, and payment for health care products and services.  It is not possible to predict the extent to which Abbott or the health care industry in general might be adversely affected by these factors in the future.  A more complete discussion of these factors is contained in Item 1, Business, and Item 1A, Risk Factors, in the 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 — A Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

 

Under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Abbott cautions investors that any forward-looking statements or projections made by Abbott, including those made in this document, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.  Economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors that may affect Abbott’s operations are discussed in Item 1A, Risk Factors, in the 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

 

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PART I.                            FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 4.                                 Controls and Procedures

 

(a)         Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures.  The Chief Executive Officer, Miles D. White, and Chief Financial Officer, Brian B. Yoor, evaluated the effectiveness of Abbott Laboratories’ disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report, and concluded that Abbott Laboratories’ disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information Abbott is required to disclose in the reports that it files or submits with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and to ensure that information required to be disclosed by Abbott in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to Abbott’s management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

 

(b)         Changes in internal control over financial reporting. During the quarter ended March 31, 2019, there were no changes in Abbott’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Abbott’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II.                       OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.                                 Legal Proceedings

 

Abbott is involved in various claims, legal proceedings and investigations, including those described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

 

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Item 2.         Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

(c)  Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

 

Period

 

(a) Total
Number of
Shares (or
Units)
Purchased

 

(b) Average
Price Paid per
Share (or
Unit)

 

(c) Total Number
of Shares (or
Units) Purchased
as Part of
Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs

 

(d) Maximum
Number (or
Approximate
Dollar Value) of
Shares (or Units)
that May Yet Be
Purchased Under
the Plans or
Programs

 

January 1, 2019 — January 31, 2019

 

89,083

(1)

$

71.457

 

 

$

795,235,049

(2)

February 1, 2019 — February 28, 2019

 

789

(1)

$

73.110

 

 

$

795,235,049

(2)

March 1, 2019 — March 31, 2019

 

7,454

(1)

$

78.730