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Medtronic 2Q profit surges, revenue misses expectations

Associated Press Associated Press 22/11/2016

NEW YORK — Medtronic PLC's fiscal second-quarter profit more than doubled on higher sales of its heart and surgical devices. But revenue fell short of Wall Street expectations, helping to drag shares lower.

The Dublin-based company's stock fell more than 10 percent in midday trading Tuesday.

The medical device company earned $1.12 billion, or 80 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and restructuring costs, came to $1.12 per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share.

Revenue rose 4 percent to $7.35 billion in the period, which missed Street forecasts. Seventeen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.46 billion.

The revenue boost came from a broad range of divisions. Revenue from the cardiac and vascular unit, which includes implantable heart devices and valves, rose 4 percent to $2.58 billion. Revenue from minimally invasive therapies, which includes patient monitoring and surgical devices, rose 5 percent to $2.47 billion. The company's restorative therapies unit saw revenue rise 4 percent to $1.83 billion, while the diabetes care unit saw revenue rise 3 percent to $462 million.

Medtronic expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.55 to $4.60 per share.

Medtronic shares fell $8.26, or 10.2 percent, to $72.32 in midday trading Tuesday. Its shares have fallen almost 5 percent in the last 12 months.

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