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Baxter Reports Third-Quarter 2023 Results

November 2, 2023
  • Third-quarter revenue from continuing operations of $3.71 billion increased 3% on a reported basis and 2% on a constant currency basis, ahead of the company’s previously issued guidance1
  • Third-quarter U.S. GAAP earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations of $0.09; adjusted EPS from continuing operations of $0.68 exceeded guidance
  • Third-quarter U.S. GAAP EPS in the aggregate (including discontinued operations) totaled $4.93; adjusted EPS in the aggregate (including discontinued operations) of $0.82 exceeded guidance
  • Starting this quarter, Baxter is reporting performance according to four verticalized business segments, reflecting the strategic realignment announced in Jan. 2023

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX), a global medtech leader, today reported results for the third quarter of 2023.

“Baxter continues to successfully execute upon the slate of strategic actions we announced at the outset of 2023,” said José (Joe) E. Almeida, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “These initiatives are centered on enhancing business performance and increasing innovation, to drive incremental value for all of our stakeholders. This progress is demonstrated across several actions this quarter, including the completion of the BioPharma Solutions divestiture, verticalization of our four business segments and solid third-quarter performance. These milestones are critical in building momentum on Baxter’s ongoing transformation journey.”

New Operating Model

On Jan. 6, 2023, Baxter announced a plan to streamline its operating model as part of a wider range of transformational initiatives. This new model establishes four verticalized global segments, replacing the prior matrixed structure of nine businesses operating across three geographic regions. Beginning this quarter, Baxter is reporting performance across its four new segments, comprised as follows:

Segment

Medical Products
& Therapies

Healthcare Systems
& Technologies

Pharmaceuticals

Kidney Care

Product Categories

Infusion Therapies & Technologies*

Advanced Surgery

Care & Connectivity Solutions**

Front Line Care

Injectables & Anesthesia

Drug Compounding

Chronic Therapies***

Acute Therapies

*Includes former Medication Delivery and Clinical Nutrition businesses.

**Includes former Patient Support Systems and Surgical Solutions businesses.

***Includes former Renal Care business.

This new structure represents an integrated, streamlined framework for Baxter’s diverse range of market-leading businesses, designed to drive heightened innovation and improved agility in response to marketplace dynamics. Through enhanced simplification and verticalization, the model is intended to promote a more resilient supply chain and greater alignment with Baxter’s manufacturing footprint by segment, better positioning each segment and the company as a whole to deliver on its operational and investment priorities.

Note that the Kidney Care segment forms the basis for Baxter’s proposed spinoff of its Chronic Therapies (Peritoneal Dialysis, Hemodialysis) and Acute Therapies businesses to form an independent, publicly traded company. This planned separation of the Kidney Care business is another core element of Baxter’s broader transformation (see below for a progress update on the proposed spinoff).

Third-Quarter Financial Results

Baxter worldwide sales from continuing operations in the third quarter totaled approximately $3.71 billion, an increase of 3% on a reported basis and 2% on a constant currency basis. Sales from discontinued operations in the third quarter totaled $191 million, an increase of 16% on a reported basis and 11% on a constant currency basis. Sales in the aggregate, including discontinued operations, increased 3% on a reported basis and 2% on a constant currency basis. Discontinued operations include Baxter’s BioPharma Solutions (BPS) business, which was acquired by Advent International and Warburg Pincus and closed at the end of the third quarter. See the next section of this press release for additional information.

U.S. sales from continuing operations in the third quarter totaled approximately $1.77 billion, comparable with Q3 2022 performance. U.S. sales from discontinued operations totaled $79 million. U.S. sales in the aggregate were also comparable to the prior year. International sales from continuing operations in the third quarter totaled approximately $1.94 billion, an increase of 5% on a reported basis and 3% at constant currency rates. International sales from discontinued operations totaled $112 million. International sales in the aggregate advanced 7% on a reported basis and 4% on a constant currency basis.

Third-quarter sales performance from continuing operations and in the aggregate exceeded Baxter’s previously announced guidance, driven by new product launches in Pharmaceuticals, solid demand for Medical Products & Therapies products, and continued improvement in product availability in Healthcare Systems & Technologies. Sales performance in Kidney Care came in better than the company’s expectations, but growth in the quarter reflected a difficult comparison due in part to certain discrete items that benefited sales in the third quarter of 2022 as well as the ongoing impact of lower sales in select markets outside the U.S.

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

For the third quarter, total net income attributable to Baxter was $2.51 billion, or $4.93 per diluted share. Total U.S. GAAP diluted EPS includes $0.09 from continuing operations and $4.83 from discontinued operations. These results include special items totaling $2.09 billion, primarily related to Baxter’s gain upon the divestiture of its BPS business as well as the impact of intangible amortization and business optimization costs, among other factors. On an adjusted basis, total net income attributable to Baxter was $415 million, or $0.82 per diluted share. Total adjusted diluted EPS includes $0.68 from continuing operations and $0.14 from discontinued operations. Adjusted diluted EPS for the quarter exceeded Baxter’s previously announced third-quarter 2023 guidance, driven by better-than-expected sales performance and operational efficiencies.

BioPharma Solutions Divestiture

At the end of the third quarter, Baxter completed the divestiture of its BPS business. This milestone serves to further streamline Baxter’s strategic focus in line with the transformational initiatives outlined at the start of 2023. The BPS business was acquired by Advent International, a global private equity investor, and Warburg Pincus, a global growth investor, and will now operate under the name Simtra BioPharma Solutions. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Baxter received total proceeds of $4.25 billion, subject to adjustment for specified items. After giving effect to those items, Baxter received cash proceeds of $3.96 billion and recognized a gain of $2.89 billion, which is reported within discontinued operations. The estimated net after-tax proceeds of approximately $3.7 billion are being deployed towards debt repayment, consistent with the company's stated capital allocation priorities.

Kidney Care Spinoff Update

Baxter’s preparations are progressing for the planned spinoff of its Chronic Therapies (Peritoneal Dialysis, Hemodialysis) and Acute Therapies businesses (collectively, Baxter’s Kidney Care segment) into an independent, publicly traded company. As a standalone entity, the new company is expected to benefit from a heightened focus and the ability to pursue its unique investment priorities, emerging better positioned to accelerate growth and innovation, and create incremental value for its patients, clinicians, investors, and other stakeholder communities.

The new company's operating model and organizational design are close to being finalized, and separation progress is ongoing across legal, regulatory, supply chain, and numerous other key operational channels. Baxter currently expects the Kidney Care spinoff to occur by July 2024 or earlier, subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Recent Highlights 2

Baxter continues to advance key strategic priorities in pursuit of its Mission to Save and Sustain Lives. Among recent highlights, the company:

  • Launched multiple injectable pharmaceutical molecules, including: the anti-infective daptomycin premix and the antiviral foscarnet premix, both in the U.S.; and the anti-infective vancomycin, in Australia. These launches complement those of the anti-infective ZOSYN (piperacillin and tazobactam), oncolytic bendamustine and anti-hypertensive norepinephrine earlier this year. Collectively, these injectables reinforce Baxter’s focus on differentiated molecules and expand the Pharmaceuticals segment portfolio in critical therapeutic areas.
  • Announced the launch of digital image capture capability for eye exams using Baxter’s current Welch Allyn PanOptic Plus Ophthalmoscope. The iExaminer Pro System adds the ability for a clinician to connect a smart device to capture eye images for further examination. When used with the iExaminer Pro app, clinicians can save and share images for tracking and trending, and initiate more informed consultations with specialists.
  • Launched SpotConnect, an electronic medical records (EMR) application for the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener device. Spot Vision Screener allows healthcare providers to detect and treat six vision risk factors in children, and SpotConnect helps streamline clinical workflows through secure EMR connectivity and allows access to screening results across the care team.

2023 Financial Outlook

For Full-Year 2023

The company expects adjusted earnings from continuing operations, before special items, of $2.57 to $2.60 per share.

The company expects sales growth from continuing operations of 1% to 2% on a reported basis and approximately 2% on a constant currency basis.

For Fourth-Quarter 2023

The company expects adjusted earnings from continuing operations, before special items, of $0.85 to $0.88 per share.

Baxter expects sales growth from continuing operations of 1% to 2% on a reported basis and approximately 1% on a constant currency basis.

Third-Quarter 2023 Earnings Conference Call

A webcast of Baxter’s third-quarter 2023 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 Nov. 2, 2023. Please see www.baxter.com for more information regarding this and future investor events and webcasts.

About Baxter

Every day, millions of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers rely on Baxter’s leading portfolio of diagnostic, critical care, kidney care, nutrition, hospital and surgical products used across patient homes, hospitals, physician offices and other sites of care. For more than 90 years, we’ve been operating at the critical intersection where innovations that save and sustain lives meet the healthcare providers who make it happen. With products, digital health solutions 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 X/Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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 company’s reconciliations to corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures (which are included in the tables accompanying this release), may enhance an investor’s overall understanding of the company’s past financial performance and prospects for the future. Accordingly, management uses 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.

Net sales growth rates on a constant currency basis are non-GAAP financial measures that provide information on the percentage change in net sales growth as if foreign currency exchange rates had remained constant between the prior and current periods.

Other non-GAAP financial measures included in this release and the accompanying tables (including within the tables that provide the company’s detailed reconciliations to the corresponding U.S. GAAP financial measures) are: adjusted gross margin, adjusted selling, general, and administrative expenses, adjusted research and development expenses, adjusted other operating income, net, adjusted operating income (loss), adjusted other income (expense), net, adjusted income from continuing operations before income taxes, adjusted income tax expense (benefit), adjusted income (loss) from continuing operations, adjusted income from discontinued operations, net of tax, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted net income (loss) attributable to Baxter stockholders, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations, adjusted diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations and adjusted diluted earnings per share. Those non-GAAP financial measures exclude the impact of special items. For the quarters and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2023 and 2022, special items for one or more periods included intangible asset amortization, business optimization items, acquisition and integration items, separation-related costs, expenses related to European medical devices regulation, product-related items, a pension curtailment gain, non-marketable investment impairments, goodwill and long-lived asset impairments, a loss on a product divestiture arrangement, the reclassification of cumulative translation losses to earnings upon the substantial liquidation of a subsidiary, the gain on the sale of the BPS business and tax matters. 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.

This release and the accompanying tables also include free cash flow, a non-GAAP financial measure that Baxter defines as operating cash flow less capital expenditures. Free cash flow is used by management and the company’s Board of Directors to evaluate the cash generated from Baxter’s operating activities each period after deducting its capital spending.

This release and the accompanying tables also include forecasts of certain of the aforementioned non-GAAP measures on a forward-looking basis as part of the company’s financial outlook for upcoming periods. Baxter calculates forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures based on forecasts that omit certain amounts that would be included in GAAP financial measures. For instance, forward-looking adjusted diluted EPS guidance excludes potential charges or gains that would be reflected as non-GAAP adjustments to earnings. Baxter provides forward-looking adjusted diluted EPS guidance because it believes that this measure provides useful information for the reasons noted above. Baxter has not provided reconciliations of forward-looking adjusted EPS guidance to forward-looking GAAP EPS guidance because the company is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the impact of legal proceedings, future business optimization actions, separation-related costs, integration-related costs, asset impairments and unusual gains and losses, and the related amounts are unavailable without unreasonable efforts (as specified in the exception provided by Item 10(e)(1)(i)(B) of Regulation S-K). In addition, Baxter believes that such reconciliations would imply a degree of precision and certainty that could be confusing to investors. Such items could have a substantial impact on GAAP measures of financial performance.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release includes forward-looking statements concerning the company’s financial results (including the outlook for fourth-quarter and full-year 2023) and business development and regulatory activities. 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: the company’s ability to execute and complete strategic initiatives, asset dispositions and other transactions, including the proposed spinoff of the company’s Kidney Care segment and the company’s plans to simplify its manufacturing footprint, the timing for such transactions, the ability to satisfy any applicable conditions and the expected proceeds, consideration and benefits; failure to accurately forecast or achieve the company’s short- and long-term financial improvement performance and goals (including with respect to the company’s strategic actions); the company’s ability to execute on its capital allocation plans, including the company’s debt repayment plans, the timing and amount of any dividends, share repurchases and acquisition proceeds and the capital structure of the public company that the company expects to form as a result of the proposed spinoff (and the resulting capital structure for the remaining company); the impact of global economic conditions (including, among other things, inflation levels, interest rates, financial market volatility, banking crises, the potential for a recession, the ongoing wars in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza and other geopolitical events, the related economic sanctions being imposed globally in response to the conflicts and potential trade wars and the expansion of such conflicts) and continuing public health crises, pandemics and epidemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, or the anticipation of any of the foregoing, on the company’s operations and on the company’s employees, customers and suppliers, including foreign governments in countries in which the company operates; downgrades to the company’s credit ratings or ratings outlooks, and the related impact on the company’s funding costs and liquidity; product development risks, including satisfactory clinical performance and obtaining and maintaining required regulatory approvals (including as a result of evolving regulatory requirements or the withdrawal or resubmission of any pending applications), the ability to manufacture at appropriate scale, and the general unpredictability associated with the product development cycle; product quality or patient safety issues leading to product recalls, withdrawals, launch delays, warning letters, import bans, sanctions, seizures, litigation, or declining sales, including the focus on evaluating product portfolios for the potential presence or formation of nitrosamines; future actions of (or failures to act or delays in acting by) FDA, the European Medicines Agency or any other regulatory body or government authority (including the SEC, Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services or the Attorney General of any State) that could delay, limit or suspend product development, manufacturing, sale or reimbursement or result in seizures, recalls, injunctions, monetary sanctions or criminal or civil liabilities, including the lifting of the warning letters at the company’s Ahmedabad facility; demand for and market acceptance risks for and competitive pressures related to new and existing products (including challenges with the company’s ability to accurately predict changing consumer preferences and future expenditures, which have led to and may continue to lead to increased inventory levels, and needs and advances in technology and the resulting impact on customer inventory levels), and the impact of those products on quality and patient safety concerns; breaches, including by cyber-attack, data leakage, unauthorized access or theft, or failures of or vulnerabilities in the company’s information technology systems or products; the continuity, availability and pricing of acceptable raw materials and component parts (and the company’s ability to pass some or all of these costs to the company’s customers through recent price increases or otherwise), and the related continuity of the company’s manufacturing and distribution and those of the company’s suppliers; inability to create additional production capacity in a timely manner or the occurrence of other manufacturing, sterilization or supply difficulties (including as a result of natural disaster, public health crises and epidemics/pandemics, regulatory actions or otherwise); the company’s ability to finance and develop new products or enhancements on commercially acceptable terms or at all; loss of key employees, the occurrence of labor disruptions or the inability to identify and recruit new employees; failures with respect to the company’s quality, compliance or ethics programs; future actions of third parties, including third-party payers and the company’s customers and distributors (including group purchasing organizations and integrated delivery networks), the impact of healthcare reform and its implementation, suspension, repeal, replacement, amendment, modification and other similar actions undertaken by the United States or foreign governments; the outcome of pending or future litigation, the impact of competitive products and pricing, including generic competition, drug reimportation and disruptive technologies (including pharmacological advances such as SGLT2 antagonists, GLP-1 agonists and selective mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists); global regulatory, trade and tax policies (including with respect to climate change and other sustainability matters); the ability to protect or enforce the company’s owned or in-licensed patent or other proprietary rights (including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and know-how) or patents of third parties preventing or restricting the company’s manufacture, sale or use of affected products or technology; the impact of any goodwill or other intangible asset impairments on the company’s operating results; fluctuations in foreign exchange and interest rates; any changes in law concerning the taxation of income (whether with respect to current or future tax reform); actions by tax authorities in connection with ongoing tax audits; and other risks identified in Baxter’s most recent filings on Form 10-K and Form 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, iExaminer Pro, PanOptic Plus, SpotConnect, Spot Vision Screener, Welch Allyn and Zosyn are registered trademarks of Baxter International Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Any other trademarks or product brands appearing herein 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 link to original press release for additional product information.

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)

(unaudited)

(in millions, except per share and percentage data)

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

Change

NET SALES

$

3,708

 

 

$

3,609

 

 

3

%

COST OF SALES

 

2,591

 

 

 

2,564

 

 

1

%

GROSS MARGIN

 

1,117

 

 

 

1,045

 

 

7

%

% of Net Sales

 

30.1

%

 

 

29.0

%

 

1.1 pts

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

 

1,002

 

 

 

941

 

 

6

%

% of Net Sales

 

27.0

%

 

 

26.1

%

 

0.9 pts

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

 

166

 

 

 

151

 

 

10

%

% of Net Sales

 

4.5

%

 

 

4.2

%

 

0.3 pts

GOODWILL IMPAIRMENTS

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

NM

 

OTHER OPERATING INCOME, NET

 

 

 

 

48

 

 

NM

 

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

 

(51

)

 

 

(2,880

)

 

NM

 

% of Net Sales

 

(1.4

)%

 

 

(79.8

)%

 

78.4 pts

INTEREST EXPENSE, NET

 

128

 

 

 

104

 

 

23

%

OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, NET

 

(7

)

 

 

61

 

 

NM

 

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

(172

)

 

 

(3,045

)

 

NM

 

INCOME TAX BENEFIT

 

(223

)

 

 

(54

)

 

NM

 

% of Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

 

129.7

%

 

 

1.8

%

 

NM

 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

51

 

 

 

(2,991

)

 

NM

 

INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, NET OF TAX

 

2,460

 

 

 

57

 

 

NM

 

NET INCOME (LOSS)

 

2,511

 

 

 

(2,934

)

 

NM

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

0

%

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO BAXTER STOCKHOLDERS

$

2,508

 

 

$

(2,937

)

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.09

 

 

$

(5.94

)

 

NM

 

Diluted

$

0.09

 

 

$

(5.94

)

 

NM

 

INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

4.85

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

NM

 

Diluted

$

4.83

 

 

$

0.11

 

 

NM

 

NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

4.95

 

 

$

(5.83

)

 

NM

 

Diluted

$

4.93

 

 

$

(5.83

)

 

NM

 

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

507

 

 

 

504

 

 

 

Diluted

 

509

 

 

 

504

 

 

 

ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (excluding special items)¹

$

565

 

 

$

568

 

 

(1

)%

ADJUSTED INCOME FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (excluding special items)¹

$

347

 

 

$

365

 

 

(5

)%

ADJUSTED INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (excluding special items)1

$

71

 

 

$

52

 

 

37

%

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

$

415

 

 

$

414

 

 

0

%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (excluding special items)¹

$

0.68

 

 

$

0.71

 

 

(4

)%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (excluding special items)¹

$

0.14

 

 

$

0.10

 

 

40

%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS (excluding special items)¹

$

0.82

 

 

$

0.82

 

 

0

%

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 three months ended September 30, 2023 included special items which impacted the U.S. GAAP measures as follows:

 

Gross Margin

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Research and Development Expenses

Operating Income (Loss)

Loss From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations

Income From Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax

Net Income (Loss)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Baxter Stockholders

Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share from Discontinued Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share

Reported

$

1,117

 

$

1,002

 

$

166

 

$

(51

)

$

(172

)

$

(223

)

$

51

 

$

2,460

 

$

2,511

 

$

2,508

 

$

0.09

 

$

4.83

 

$

4.93

 

Reported percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense (benefit))

 

30.1

%

 

27.0

%

 

4.5

%

 

(1.4

)%

 

(4.6

)%

 

129.7

%

 

1.4

%

 

66.3

%

 

67.7

%

 

67.6

%

 

 

 

Intangible asset amortization1

 

111

 

 

(51

)

 

 

 

162

 

 

162

 

 

35

 

 

127

 

 

 

 

127

 

 

127

 

 

0.25

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.25

 

Business optimization items2

 

26

 

 

(50

)

 

(5

)

 

81

 

 

81

 

 

19

 

 

62

 

 

1

 

 

63

 

 

63

 

 

0.12

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.12

 

Acquisition and integration items3

 

1

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.00

 

Separation-related costs4

 

10

 

 

(67

)

 

 

 

77

 

 

77

 

 

 

 

77

 

 

4

 

 

81

 

 

81

 

 

0.15

 

 

0.01

 

 

0.16

 

European medical devices regulation5

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

14

 

 

4

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

10

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.02

 

Legal matters6

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

13

 

 

13

 

 

3

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

10

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.02

 

Long-lived asset impairments7

 

267

 

 

 

 

 

 

267

 

 

267

 

 

62

 

 

205

 

 

 

 

205

 

 

205

 

 

0.40

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.40

 

Gain on BPS Sale8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,603

)

 

(2,603

)

 

(2,603

)

 

0.00

 

 

(5.11

)

 

(5.11

)

Tax matters13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

196

 

 

(196

)

 

209

 

 

13

 

 

13

 

 

(0.39

)

 

0.41

 

 

0.03

 

Adjusted

$

1,546

 

$

820

 

$

161

 

$

565

 

$

444

 

$

97

 

$

347

 

$

71

 

$

418

 

$

415

 

$

0.68

 

$

0.14

 

$

0.82

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense (benefit))

 

41.7

%

 

22.1

%

 

4.3

%

 

15.2

%

 

12.0

%

 

21.8

%

 

9.4

%

 

1.9

%

 

11.3

%

 

11.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported

Adjusted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

$

51

 

$

347

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Baxter stockholders

$

48

 

$

344

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The company’s U.S. GAAP results for the three months ended September 30, 2022 included special items which impacted the U.S. GAAP measures as follows:

 

Gross Margin

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Research and Development Expenses

Goodwill Impairment

Other Operating Expense, Net

Operating Income (Loss)

Other (Income) Expense, Net

Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations

Income From Discontinued Operations

Net Income (Loss)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Baxter Stockholders

Diluted Earnings Per Share from Continuing Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share from Discontinued Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share

Reported

$

1,045

 

$

941

 

$

151

 

$

2,785

 

$

48

 

$

(2,880

)

$

61

 

$

(3,045

)

$

(54

)

$

(2,991

)

$

57

 

$

(2,934

)

$

(2,937

)

$

(5.94

)

$

0.11

 

$

(5.83

)

Reported percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense (benefit))

 

29.0

%

 

26.1

%

 

4.2

%

 

77.2

%

 

1.3

%

 

(79.8

)%

 

1.7

%

 

(84.4

)%

 

1.8

%

 

(82.9

)%

 

1.6

%

 

(81.3

)%

 

(81.4

)%

 

 

 

Intangible asset amortization1

 

110

 

 

(58

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

168

 

 

 

 

168

 

 

42

 

 

126

 

 

 

 

126

 

 

126

 

 

0.25

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.25

 

Business optimization items2

 

13

 

 

(57

)

 

(3

)

 

 

 

 

 

73

 

 

 

 

73

 

 

21

 

 

52

 

 

 

 

52

 

 

52

 

 

0.10

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.10

 

Acquisition and integration items3

 

(2

)

 

(11

)

 

(1

)

 

 

 

6

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.00

 

European medical devices regulation5

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

3

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

9

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.02

 

Product-related items9

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

2

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

18

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.04

 

Long-lived asset impairments7

 

332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

78

 

 

254

 

 

 

 

254

 

 

254

 

 

0.50

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.50

 

Goodwill impairments10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,785

)

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

2,785

 

 

5.49

 

 

0.00

 

 

5.49

 

Loss on product divestiture arrangement11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(54

)

 

54

 

 

 

 

54

 

 

14

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

40

 

 

0.08

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.08

 

Reclassification of cumulative translation loss to earnings12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(65

)

 

65

 

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

65

 

 

65

 

 

0.13

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.13

 

Tax matters13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

5

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

(0.01

)

 

0.00

 

Adjusted

$

1,530

 

$

815

 

$

147

 

$

 

$

 

$

568

 

$

(4

)

$

468

 

$

103

 

$

365

 

$

52

 

$

417

 

$

414

 

$

0.71

 

$

0.10

 

$

0.82

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense)

 

42.4

%

 

22.6

%

 

4.1

%

 

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

 

15.7

%

 

(0.1

)%

 

13.0

%

 

22.0

%

 

10.1

%

 

1.4

%

 

11.6

%

 

11.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported

Adjusted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

$

(2,991

)

$

365

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Baxter stockholders

$

(2,994

)

$

362

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares as reported

 

 

 

504

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of dilutive securities that were anti-dilutive to dilutive EPS as reported

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares as adjusted

 

 

507

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

The company’s results in 2023 and 2022 included intangible asset amortization expense of $162 million ($127 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $168 million ($126 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively.

2

The company’s results in 2023 and 2022 included charges of $81 million ($62 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $73 million ($52 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively, associated with its execution of programs to optimize its organization and cost structure. These restructuring and other business optimization costs included actions related to its current implementation of a new operating model intended to simplify and streamline its operations, its integration of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (Hillrom), the decision to cease production of dialyzers at one of its U.S.-based manufacturing facilities later this year, which resulted in a $243 million noncash impairment of property, plant and equipment in the second quarter of 2023, rationalization of certain other manufacturing and distribution facilities and transformation of certain general and administrative functions.

3

The company’s results in 2023 included $2 million ($1 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration-related items. That amount includes $2 million of integration costs, which included costs related to its integration of Hillrom. The company’s results in 2022 included $4 million ($2 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration-related items. That amount includes $10 million of costs related to its acquisition of Hillrom, partially offset by a $6 million benefit from a change in the estimated fair value of contingent consideration liabilities.

4

The company's results of continuing operations in 2023 included $77 million ($77 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of separation-related costs. This amount includes costs of external advisors supporting its activities to prepare for the proposed spinoff of its Kidney Care segment, which are reported in continuing operations. The company's results of discontinued operations in 2023 included $4 million ($4 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of separation-related costs related to the sale of its BioPharma Solutions (BPS) business.

5

The company’s results in 2023 and 2022 included costs of $14 million ($10 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $12 million ($9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively, of incremental costs to comply with the European Union’s medical device regulations for previously registered products, which primarily consist of contractor costs and other direct third-party costs. The company considers the adoption of these regulations to be a significant one-time regulatory change and believes that the costs of initial compliance for previously registered products over the implementation period are not indicative of its core operating results.

6

The company's results in 2023 included costs, including associated legal fees, of $13 million ($10 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to matters involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act related to a now-discontinued legacy Hillrom sales line, and alleged injury from environmental exposure.

7

The company's results in 2023 included long-lived asset impairment charges of $267 million ($205 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to the Hemodialysis business within its Kidney Care segment. The company's results in 2022 included charges of $332 million ($254 million, or $0.50) per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to indefinite-lived intangible asset impairments.

8

The company's results of discontinued operations in 2023 included a gain of $2.89 billion ($2.60 billion, or $5.11 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) from the sale of its BPS business.

9

The company's results in 2022 included charges of $20 million ($18 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to warranty and remediation activities from a field corrective action on certain of our infusion pumps.

10

The company's results in 2022 included a charge of $2.79 billion (2.79 billion, or $5.49 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to a goodwill impairment.

11

The company's results in 2022 included a loss of $54 million ($40 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to an arrangement to divest certain product rights for an amount that is less than the cost of those product rights which was triggered by U.S. and European Union regulatory approvals of the related products.

12

The company's results in 2022 included a charge of $65 million ($65 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to cumulative translation adjustments reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as a result of the substantial liquidation of its operations in Argentina.

13

The company's results of continuing operations in 2023 included tax items totaling a $196 million ($0.39 per diluted share), primarily comprised of a $209 million reallocation of income tax expense between discontinued operations and continuing operations resulting from the application of intraperiod tax allocation to the company's adjusted results. That item was partially offset by $13 million of separation-related tax costs. The company's results of continuing operations in 2022 included a $5 million reallocation of income taxes between continuing operations and discontinued operations resulting from the application of intraperiod tax allocation to the company's adjusted results.

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 (Loss)

(unaudited)

(in millions, except per share and percentage data)

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

Change

NET SALES

$

10,928

 

 

$

10,761

 

 

2

%

COST OF SALES

 

7,425

 

 

 

7,083

 

 

5

%

GROSS MARGIN

 

3,503

 

 

 

3,678

 

 

(5

)%

% of Net Sales

 

32.1

%

 

 

34.2

%

 

(2.1 pts)

SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

 

2,961

 

 

 

2,958

 

 

0

%

% of Net Sales

 

27.1

%

 

 

27.5

%

 

(0.4 pts)

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES

 

495

 

 

 

448

 

 

10

%

% of Net Sales

 

4.5

%

 

 

4.2

%

 

0.3 pts

GOODWILL IMPAIRMENTS

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

NM

OTHER OPERATING INCOME, NET

 

(14

)

 

 

20

 

 

NM

OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

 

61

 

 

 

(2,533

)

 

NM

% of Net Sales

 

0.6

%

 

 

(23.5

)%

 

24.1 pts

INTEREST EXPENSE, NET

 

369

 

 

 

278

 

 

33

%

OTHER (INCOME) EXPENSE, NET

 

33

 

 

 

1

 

 

NM

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS BEFORE INCOME TAXES

 

(341

)

 

 

(2,812

)

 

(88

)%

INCOME TAX EXPENSE

 

(199

)

 

 

(14

)

 

NM

% of Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

 

58.4

%

 

 

0.5

%

 

(57.9 pts)

LOSS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

 

(142

)

 

 

(2,798

)

 

NM

INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS, NET OF TAX

 

2,559

 

 

 

192

 

 

NM

NET INCOME (LOSS)

 

2,417

 

 

 

(2,606

)

 

NM

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

 

6

 

 

 

8

 

 

(25

)%

NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO BAXTER STOCKHOLDERS

$

2,411

 

 

$

(2,614

)

 

NM

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.29

)

 

$

(5.58

)

 

(95

)%

Diluted

$

(0.29

)

 

$

(5.58

)

 

(95

)%

INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

5.06

 

 

$

0.38

 

 

NM

Diluted

$

5.06

 

 

$

0.38

 

 

NM

NET INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

4.76

 

 

$

(5.20

)

 

NM

Diluted

$

4.76

 

 

$

(5.20

)

 

NM

WEIGHTED-AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

506

 

 

 

503

 

 

 

Diluted

 

506

 

 

 

503

 

 

 

ADJUSTED OPERATING INCOME (excluding special items)¹

$

1,493

 

 

$

1,683

 

 

(11

)%

ADJUSTED INCOME (LOSS) FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (excluding special items)¹

$

878

 

 

$

1,149

 

 

(24

)%

ADJUSTED INCOME FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (excluding special items)1

$

175

 

 

$

187

 

 

(6

)%

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

$

1,047

 

 

$

1,328

 

 

(21

)%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS (excluding special items)1

$

1.72

 

 

$

2.25

 

 

(24

)%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS (excluding special items)1

$

0.35

 

 

$

0.37

 

 

(5

)%

ADJUSTED DILUTED EPS (excluding special items)¹

$

2.07

 

 

$

2.61

 

 

(21

)%

1 Refer to page 13 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, 2023 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 (Loss)

Other (Income) Expense, Net

Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations

Income From Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax

Net Income (Loss)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Baxter Stockholders

Diluted Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share from Discontinued Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share

Reported

$

3,503

 

$

2,961

 

$

495

 

$

(14

)

$

61

 

$

33

 

$

(341

)

$

(199

)

$

(142

)

$

2,559

 

$

2,417

 

$

2,411

 

$

(0.29

)

$

5.06

 

$

4.76

 

Reported percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense)

 

32.1

%

 

27.1

%

 

4.5

%

 

(0.1

)%

 

0.6

%

 

0.3

%

 

(3.1

)%

 

58.4

%

 

(1.3

)%

 

23.4

%

 

22.1

%

 

22.1

%

 

 

 

Intangible asset amortization1

 

326

 

 

(155

)

 

 

 

 

 

481

 

 

 

 

481

 

 

106

 

 

375

 

 

 

 

375

 

 

375

 

 

0.74

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.74

 

Business optimization items2

 

327

 

 

(169

)

 

(12

)

 

 

 

508

 

 

 

 

508

 

 

92

 

 

416

 

 

1

 

 

417

 

 

417

 

 

0.82

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.82

 

Acquisition and integration items3

 

1

 

 

(15

)

 

 

 

14

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.00

 

Separation-related costs4

 

15

 

 

(108

)

 

 

 

 

 

123

 

 

 

 

123

 

 

 

 

123

 

 

19

 

 

142

 

 

142

 

 

0.24

 

 

0.04

 

 

0.28

 

European medical devices regulation5

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

38

 

 

11

 

 

27

 

 

 

 

27

 

 

27

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.05

 

Investment Impairments6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(20

)

 

20

 

 

5

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

15

 

 

0.03

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.03

 

Legal matters7

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

3

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

10

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.02

 

Long-lived asset impairments8

 

267

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

267

 

 

 

 

267

 

 

62

 

 

205

 

 

 

 

205

 

 

205

 

 

0.40

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.40

 

Gain on BPS Sale9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,603

)

 

(2,603

)

 

(2,603

)

 

0.00

 

 

(5.13

)

 

(5.13

)

Tax Matters15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

152

 

 

(152

)

 

199

 

 

47

 

 

47

 

 

(0.30

)

 

0.39

 

 

0.09

 

Adjusted

$

4,477

 

$

2,501

 

$

483

 

$

 

$

1,493

 

$

13

 

$

1,111

 

$

233

 

$

878

 

$

175

 

$

1,053

 

$

1,047

 

$

1.72

 

$

0.35

 

$

2.07

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense)

 

41.0

%

 

22.9

%

 

4.4

%

 

0.0

%

 

13.7

%

 

0.1

%

 

10.2

%

 

21.0

%

 

8.0

%

 

1.6

%

 

9.6

%

 

9.6

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported

Adjusted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

$

(142

)

$

878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Baxter stockholders

$

(148

)

$

872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares as reported

 

506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of dilutive securities that were anti-dilutive to dilutive EPS as reported

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares as adjusted

 

507

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The company’s U.S. GAAP results for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 included special items which impacted the U.S. GAAP measures as follows:

 

Gross Margin

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Research and Development Expenses

Goodwill Impairment

Other Operating Expense, Net

Operating Income (Loss)

Other (Income) Expense, Net

Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

Income (Loss) From Continuing Operations

Income From Discontinued Operations, Net of Tax

Net Income (Loss)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Baxter Stockholders

Diluted Earnings Per Share From Continuing Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share From Discontinued Operations

Diluted Earnings Per Share

Reported

$

3,678

 

$

2,958

 

$

448

 

$

2,785

 

$

20

 

$

(2,533

)

$

1

 

$

(2,812

)

$

(14

)

$

(2,798

)

$

192

 

$

(2,606

)

$

(2,614

)

$

(5.58

)

$

0.38

 

$

(5.20

)

Reported percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense)

 

34.2

%

 

27.5

%

 

4.2

%

 

25.9

%

 

0.2

%

 

(23.5

)%

 

0.0

%

 

(26.1

)%

 

0.5

%

 

(26.0

)%

 

1.8

%

 

(24.2

)%

 

(24.3

)%

 

 

 

Intangible asset amortization1

 

344

 

 

(234

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

578

 

 

 

 

578

 

 

137

 

 

441

 

 

 

 

441

 

 

441

 

 

0.87

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.87

 

Business optimization items2

 

21

 

 

(171

)

 

(4

)

 

 

 

 

 

196

 

 

 

 

196

 

 

52

 

 

144

 

 

 

 

144

 

 

144

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.28

 

Acquisition and integration items3

 

171

 

 

(55

)

 

(1

)

 

 

 

34

 

 

193

 

 

 

 

193

 

 

36

 

 

157

 

 

 

 

157

 

 

157

 

 

0.31

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.31

 

European medical devices regulation5

 

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

 

 

 

 

35

 

 

8

 

 

27

 

 

 

 

27

 

 

27

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.05

 

Product-related items10

 

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

5

 

 

38

 

 

 

 

38

 

 

38

 

 

0.07

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.07

 

Pension curtailment11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

(11

)

 

(2

)

 

(9

)

 

 

 

(9

)

 

(9

)

 

(0.02

)

 

0.00

 

 

(0.02

)

Long-lived asset impairments8

 

332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

78

 

 

254

 

 

 

 

254

 

 

254

 

 

0.50

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.50

 

Goodwill impairments11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2,785

)

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

 

 

2,785

 

 

2,785

 

 

5.48

 

 

0.00

 

 

5.48

 

Loss on product divestiture arrangement13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(54

)

 

54

 

 

 

 

54

 

 

14

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

40

 

 

0.08

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.08

 

Reclassification of cumulative translation loss to earnings14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(65

)

 

65

 

 

 

 

65

 

 

 

 

65

 

 

65

 

 

0.13

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.13

 

Tax matters15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

5

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

(0.01

)

 

0.00

 

Adjusted

$

4,624

 

$

2,498

 

$

443

 

$

 

$

 

$

1,683

 

$

(53

)

$

1,458

 

$

309

 

$

1,149

 

$

187

 

$

1,336

 

$

1,328

 

 

2.25

 

 

0.37

 

 

2.62

 

Adjusted percent of net sales (or effective tax rate for income tax expense)

 

43.0

%

 

23.2

%

 

4.1

%

 

0.0

%

 

0.0

%

 

15.6

%

 

(0.5

)%

 

13.5

%

 

21.2

%

 

10.7

%

 

1.7

%

 

12.4

%

 

12.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported

Adjusted

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

$

(2,798

)

$

1,149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to Baxter stockholders

 

$

(2,806

)

$

1,141

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares as reported

 

503

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of dilutive securities that were anti-dilutive to dilutive EPS as reported

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares as adjusted

 

508

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

The company’s results in 2023 and 2022 included intangible asset amortization expense of $481 million ($375 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $578 million ($441 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively.

2

The company’s results in 2023 and 2022 included charges of $508 million ($416 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $196 million ($144 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively, associated with its execution of programs to optimize its organization and cost structure. These restructuring and other business optimization costs included actions related to its implementation of a new operating model intended to simplify and streamline its operations, its integration of Hillrom, the decision to cease production of dialyzers at one its U.S.-based manufacturing facilities later this year, which resulted in a $243 million noncash impairment of property, plant and equipment in the first half of 2023, rationalization of certain other manufacturing and distribution facilities and transformation of certain general and administrative functions.

3

The company's results in 2023 included a $2 million ($1 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration-related expenses. That amount included $16 million of costs related to its integration of Hillrom, partially offset by a $14 million benefit from changes in the estimated fair values of contingent consideration liabilities. The company’s results in 2022 included $193 million ($157 million, or $0.31 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of acquisition and integration-related expenses. That amount includes $227 million of costs related to its acquisition of Hillrom, including $159 million of incremental costs of sales from the fair value step-ups on acquired Hillrom inventory that was sold in the first quarter. The acquisition and integration-related expenses related to Hillrom were partially offset by $34 million of benefits from changes in the estimated fair value of contingent consideration liabilities.

4

The company's results of continuing operations in 2023 included costs of $123 million ($123 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of separation-related costs. This amount includes costs of external advisors supporting its activities to prepare for the proposed spinoff of its Kidney Care segment, which are reported in continuing operations. The company's results of discontinued operations in 2023 included $19 million ($19 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) of separation-related costs related to the sale of its BioPharma Solutions (BPS) business.

5

The company’s results in 2023 and 2022 included costs of $38 million ($27 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) and $35 million ($27 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis), respectively, of incremental costs to comply with the European Union’s medical device regulations for previously registered products, which primarily consist of contractor costs and other direct third-party costs. The company considers the adoption of these regulations to be a significant one-time regulatory change and believes that the costs of initial compliance for previously registered products over the implementation period are not indicative of its core operating results.

6

The company's results in 2023 included losses of $20 million ($15 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) from non-marketable investments in several early stage companies, consisting of $23 million of noncash impairment write-downs, partially offset by a $3 million gain from the sale of an investment.

7

The company's results of continuing operations in 2023 included costs, including associated legal fees, of $13 million ($10 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) are related to matters involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act related to a now-discontinued legacy Hillrom sales line, and alleged injury from environmental exposure.

8

The company's results in 2023 included long-lived asset impairment charges of $267 million ($205 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to the Hemodialysis business within its Kidney Care segment. The company's results in 2022 included charges of $332 million ($254 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to indefinite-lived intangible asset impairments.

9

The company's results of discontinued operations in 2023 included a gain of $2.89 billion ($2.60 billion, or $5.13 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) from the sale of its BPS business.

10

The company's results in 2022 included charges of $43 million ($38 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to warranty and remediation activities from two field corrective actions on certain of its infusion pumps.

11

The company's results in 2022 included a curtailment gain of $11 million ($9 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) on an announced change for active non-bargaining participants in our U.S. Hillrom pension plan.

12

The company's results in 2022 included charges of $2.79 billion ($2.79 billion, or $5.48 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairments.

13

The company's results in 2022 included a loss of $54 million ($40 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to an arrangement to divest certain product rights for an amount that is less than the cost of those product rights which was triggered by U.S. and European Union regulatory approvals of the related products.

14

The company's results in 2022 included a charge of $65 million ($65 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, on an after-tax basis) related to cumulative translation adjustments reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as a result of the substantial liquidation of its operations in Argentina.

15

The company's results of continuing operations in 2023 included tax expense items totaling $152 million ($0.30 per diluted share), primarily comprised of a $199 million reallocation of income tax expense between discontinued operations and continuing operations resulting from the application of intraperiod tax allocation to the company’s adjusted results. That item was partially offset by a $30 million valuation allowance recorded to reduce the carrying amount of a deferred tax asset for a tax basis step-up related to previously enacted Swiss tax legislation and $17 million of separation-related tax costs. The company's results of continuing operations in 2022 included a $5 million reallocation of income taxes between continuing operations and discontinued operations resulting from the application of intraperiod tax allocation to the company's adjusted results.

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)

The Medical Products and Therapies segment includes sales of our sterile IV solutions, infusion systems, administration sets, parenteral nutrition therapies and surgical hemostat, sealant and adhesion prevention products. The Healthcare Systems and Technologies segment includes sales of our connected care solutions and collaboration tools, including smart bed systems, patient monitoring systems and diagnostic technologies, respiratory health devices and advanced equipment for the surgical space, including surgical video technologies, precision positioning devices and other accessories. The Pharmaceuticals segment includes sales of specialty injectable pharmaceuticals, inhaled anesthesia and drug compounding. The Kidney Care segment includes sales of chronic and acute dialysis therapies and services, including peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) and other organ support therapies. Other sales not allocated to a segment primarily include sales of products and services provided directly through certain of our manufacturing facilities.

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

 

 

2023

 

2022

% Growth
@ Actual
Rates

% Growth
@ Constant
Rates

 

 

2023

 

2022

% Growth
@ Actual
Rates

% Growth
@ Constant
Rates

Infusion Therapies and Technologies

$

1,003

$

956

5

%

4

%

 

$

2,918

$

2,829

3

%

4

%

Advanced Surgery

 

255

 

247

3

%

3

%

 

 

773

 

738

5

%

6

%

Medical Products and Therapies

 

1,258

 

1,203

5

%

4

%

 

 

3,691

 

3,567

3

%

4

%

Care and Connectivity Solutions

 

443

 

456

(3

)%

(4

)%

 

 

1,307

 

1,350

(3

)%

(3

)%

Front Line Care

 

301

 

279

8

%

8

%

 

 

911

 

855

7

%

7

%

Healthcare Systems and Technologies

 

744

 

735

1

%

0

%

 

 

2,218

 

2,205

1

%

1

%

Injectables and Anesthesia

 

351

 

325

8

%

7

%

 

 

987

 

961

3

%

4

%

Drug Compounding

 

229

 

200

15

%

13

%

 

 

665

 

613

8

%

12

%

Pharmaceuticals

 

580

 

525

10

%

9

%

 

 

1,652

 

1,574

5

%

7

%

Chronic Therapies

 

921

 

934

(1

)%

(3

)%

 

 

2,730

 

2,744

(1

)%

1

%

Acute Therapies

 

188

 

166

13

%

12

%

 

 

564

 

542

4

%

6

%

Kidney Care

 

1,109

 

1,100

1

%

0

%

 

 

3,294

 

3,286

0

%

2

%

Other

 

17

 

46

(60

)%

(61

)%

 

 

73

 

129

(43

)%

(46

)%

Total - Continuing Operations

$

3,708

$

3,609

3

%

2

%

 

$

10,928

$

10,761

2

%

3

%

 

In connection with our segment change in the third quarter of 2023, we made the following reclassifications of prior period sales amounts to conform to the current period presentation. We reclassified $16 million of sales from the first half of 2023 and $8 million and $23 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, from Chronic Therapies to Acute Therapies. Additionally, in connection with the reclassification of our BPS business to discontinued operations during the second quarter of 2023, we reclassified $2 million of contract manufacturing revenues from the first quarter of 2023 and $8 million and $26 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022, respectively, from BPS to Other (within continuing operations), as the related manufacturing facility was not part of that divestiture transaction.

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.

Segment Operating Income

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

 

Three months ended
September 30,

 

Nine months ended
September 30,

(in millions)

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

Medical Products and Therapies

$

245

 

$

257

 

 

$

706

 

$

703

 

% of Segment Net Sales

 

19.5

%

 

21.4

%

 

 

19.1

%

 

19.7

%

Healthcare Systems and Technologies

 

115

 

 

108

 

 

 

327

 

 

367

 

% of Segment Net Sales

 

15.5

%

 

14.7

%

 

 

14.7

%

 

16.6

%

Pharmaceuticals

 

108

 

 

82

 

 

 

284

 

 

295

 

% of Segment Net Sales

 

18.6

%

 

15.6

%

 

 

17.2

%

 

18.7

%

Kidney Care

 

96

 

 

103

 

 

 

208

 

 

307

 

% of Segment Net Sales

 

8.7

%

 

9.4

%

 

 

6.3

%

 

9.3

%

Other

 

6

 

 

17

 

 

 

19

 

 

52

 

Total

 

570

 

 

567

 

 

 

1,544

 

 

1,724

 

Unallocated corporate costs

 

(5

)

 

1

 

 

 

(51

)

 

(41

)

Intangible asset amortization expense

 

(162

)

 

(168

)

 

 

(481

)

 

(578

)

Long-lived asset impairments

 

(267

)

 

(332

)

 

 

(267

)

 

(332

)

Legal matters

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

Goodwill impairments

 

 

 

(2,785

)

 

 

 

 

(2,785

)

Business optimization items

 

(81

)

 

(73

)

 

 

(508

)

 

(196

)

Acquisition and integration items

 

(2

)

 

(4

)

 

 

(2

)

 

(193

)

Loss on product divestiture arrangement

 

 

 

(54

)

 

 

 

 

(54

)

Divestiture-related costs

 

(77

)

 

 

 

 

(123

)

 

 

European Medical Devices Regulation

 

(14

)

 

(12

)

 

 

(38

)

 

(35

)

Product-related items

 

 

 

(20

)

 

 

 

 

(43

)

Total operating income (loss)

 

(51

)

 

(2,880

)

 

 

61

 

 

(2,533

)

Interest expense, net

 

128

 

 

104

 

 

 

369

 

 

278

 

Other (income) expense, net

 

(7

)

 

61

 

 

 

33

 

 

1

 

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

$

(172

)

$

(3,045

)

 

$

(341

)

$

(2,812

)

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Operating Segment Sales by U.S. and International

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Growth

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

Infusion Therapies and Technologies

$

570

$

433

$

1,003

 

$

567

$

389

$

956

 

1

%

11

%

5

%

Advanced Surgery

 

139

 

116

 

255

 

 

141

 

106

 

247

 

(1

)%

9

%

3

%

Medical Products and Therapies

 

709

 

549

 

1,258

 

 

708

 

495

 

1,203

 

0

%

11

%

5

%

Care and Connectivity Solutions

 

317

 

126

 

443

 

 

339

 

117

 

456

 

(6

)%

8

%

(3

)%

Front Line Care

 

234

 

67

 

301

 

 

209

 

70

 

279

 

12

%

(4

)%

8

%

Healthcare Systems and Technologies

 

551

 

193

 

744

 

 

548

 

187

 

735

 

1

%

3

%

1

%

Injectables and Anesthesia

 

195

 

156

 

351

 

 

173

 

152

 

325

 

13

%

3

%

8

%

Drug Compounding

 

 

229

 

229

 

 

 

200

 

200

 

0

%

15

%

15

%

Pharmaceuticals

 

195

 

385

 

580

 

 

173

 

352

 

525

 

13

%

9

%

10

%

Chronic Therapies

 

233

 

688

 

921

 

 

236

 

698

 

934

 

(1

)%

(1

)%

(1

)%

Acute Therapies

 

66

 

122

 

188

 

 

57

 

109

 

166

 

16

%

12

%

13

%

Kidney Care

 

299

 

810

 

1,109

 

 

293

 

807

 

1,100

 

2

%

0

%

1

%

Other

 

12

 

5

 

17

 

 

36

 

10

 

46

 

(67

)%

(50

)%

(63

)%

Total - Continuing Operations

$

1,766

$

1,942

$

3,708

 

$

1,758

$

1,851

$

3,609

 

0

%

5

%

3

%

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC.

Operating Segment Sales by U.S. and International

(unaudited)

($ in millions)

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

% Growth

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

 

U.S.

International

Total

Infusion Therapies and Technologies

$

1,654

$

1,264

$

2,918

 

$

1,672

$

1,157

$

2,829

 

(1

)%

9

%

3

%

Advanced Surgery

 

433

 

340

 

773

 

 

428

 

310

 

738

 

1

%

10

%

5

%

Medical Products and Therapies

 

2,087

 

1,604

 

3,691

 

 

2,100

 

1,467

 

3,567

 

(1

)%

9

%

3

%

Care and Connectivity Solutions

 

926

 

381

 

1,307

 

 

991

 

359

 

1,350

 

(7

)%

6

%

(3

)%

Front Line Care

 

681

 

230

 

911

 

 

618

 

237

 

855

 

10

%

(3

)%

7

%

Healthcare Systems and Technologies

 

1,607

 

611

 

2,218

 

 

1,609

 

596

 

2,205

 

(0

)%

3

%

1

%

Injectables and Anesthesia

 

550

 

437

 

987

 

 

494

 

467

 

961

 

11

%

(6

)%

3

%

Drug Compounding

 

 

665

 

665

 

 

 

613

 

613

 

0

%

8

%

8

%

Pharmaceuticals

 

550

 

1,102

 

1,652

 

 

494

 

1,080

 

1,574

 

11

%

2

%

5

%

Chronic Therapies

 

689

 

2,041

 

2,730

 

 

675

 

2,069

 

2,744

 

2

%

(1

)%

(1

)%

Acute Therapies

 

194

 

370

 

564

 

 

194

 

348

 

542

 

0

%

5

%

4

%

Kidney Care

 

883

 

2,411

 

3,294

 

 

869

 

2,417

 

3,286

 

2

%

(0

)%

0

%

Other

 

56

 

17

 

73

 

 

98

 

31

 

129

 

(43

)%

(45

)%

(43

)%

Total - Continuing Operations

$

5,183

$

5,745

$

10,928

 

$

5,170

$

5,591

$

10,761

 

0

%

3

%

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,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Cash flows from operations – continuing operations

$

1,097

 

 

$

594

 

Cash flows from investing activities - continuing operations

 

(489

)

 

 

(634

)

Cash flows from financing activities - continuing operations

 

(554

)

 

 

(1,319

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operations - continuing operations

$

1,097

 

 

$

594

 

Capital expenditures - continuing operations

 

(502

)

 

 

(438

)

Free cash flow - continuing operations

$

595

 

 

$

156

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Cash flows from operations – discontinued operations

$

98

 

 

 

178

 

Cash flows from investing activities - discontinued operations

 

3,932

 

 

 

(41

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operations - discontinued operations

$

98

 

 

$

178

 

Capital expenditures - discontinued operations

 

(27

)

 

 

(41

)

Free cash flow - discontinued operations

$

71

 

 

$

137

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Cash flows from operations – Total Baxter

$

1,195

 

 

$

772

 

Cash flows from investing activities - Total Baxter

 

3,443

 

 

 

(675

)

Cash flows from financing activities - Total Baxter

 

(554

)

 

 

(1,319

)

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operations - Total Baxter

$

1,195

 

 

$

772

 

Capital expenditures - Total Baxter

 

(529

)

 

 

(479

)

Free cash flow - Total Baxter

$

666

 

 

$

293

 

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 Constant Currency Sales Growth

From The Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 to The Three Months Ended September 30, 2023

(unaudited)

 

Net Sales Growth

As Reported

FX

Constant Currency Sales Growth*

Infusion Therapies and Technologies

5

%

(1

)%

4

%

Advanced Surgery

3

%

0

%

3

%

Medical Products and Therapies

5

%

(1

)%

4

%

Care and Connectivity Solutions

(3

)%

(1

)%

(4

)%

Front Line Care

8

%

(0

)%

8

%

Healthcare Systems and Technologies

1

%

(1

)%

0

%

Injectables and Anesthesia

8

%

(1

)%

7

%

Drug Compounding

15

%

(2

)%

13

%

Pharmaceuticals

10

%

(1

)%

9

%

Chronic Therapies

(1

)%

(2

)%

(3

)%

Acute Therapies

13

%

(1

)%

12

%

Kidney Care

1

%

(1

)%

0

%

Other

(63

)%

2

%

(61

)%

Total - Continuing Operations

3

%

(1

)%

2

%

Discontinued Operations

16

%

(5

)%

11

%

Total - Continuing and Discontinued Operations

3

%

(1

)%

2

%

U.S. - Continuing Operations

0

%

0

%

0

%

U.S. - Discontinued Operations

(13

)%

0

%

(13

)%

U.S. Total - Continuing and Discontinued Operations

0

%

0

%

0

%

 

 

 

 

International - Continuing Operations

5

%

(2

)%

3

%

International - Discontinued Operations

53

%

(12

)%

41

%

International Total - Continuing and Discontinued Operations

7

%

(3

)%

4

%

 

*Totals may not add across due to rounding

Constant currency 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 Constant Currency Sales Growth

From The Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 to The Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023

(unaudited)

 

Net Sales Growth

As Reported

FX

Constant Currency Sales Growth*

Infusion Therapies and Technologies

3

%

1

%

4

%

Advanced Surgery

5

%

1

%

6

%

Medical Products and Therapies

3

%

1

%

4

%

Care and Connectivity Solutions

(3

)%

0

%

(3

)%

Front Line Care

7

%

0

%

7

%

Healthcare Systems and Technologies

1

%

0

%

1

%

Injectables and Anesthesia

3

%

1

%

4

%

Drug Compounding

8

%

4

%

12

%

Pharmaceuticals

5

%

2

%

7

%

Chronic Therapies

(1

)%

2

%

1

%

Acute Therapies

4

%

2

%

6

%

Kidney Care

0

%

2

%

2

%

Other

(43

)%

(3

)%

(46

)%

Total - Continuing Operations

2

%