CVS Health on Wednesday beat expectations for fiscal third-quarter earnings as the company got a boost from filling more prescriptions and giving more Covid-19 vaccines.
Despite that, shares of the company fell about 1% in premarket trading.
Here’s what the company reported for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, compared with what analysts were expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:
- Earnings per share: $1.97 adjusted vs. $1.78 expected
- Revenue: $73.79 billion vs. $70.49 billion expected
CVS reported third-quarter net income of $1.59 billion, or $1.20 per share, down from $1.22 billion, or 93 cents per share, a year earlier.
Excluding items, it earned $1.97 per share, more than the $1.78 per share expected by analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.
Revenue jumped to $73.79 billion from $67.06 billion a year earlier, outpacing expectations of $70.49 billion.
As of Tuesday’s close, shares of CVS were up about 33% this year. Shares touched a 52-week high on Tuesday, but closed at $91.15. The company’s market value is $120.28 billion.