A Taxing Quarter for Bristol-Myers Squibb: Fool by Numbers

On July 28, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY  ) released earnings for its 2005 second quarter, which ended June 30.

  • Excluding special items, earnings per share were $0.47, easily besting Street estimates. That's a big improvement over last year.
  • Net income was aided by $294 million in tax benefits, giving Bristol-Myers an effective tax rate of -1.9% during the quarter.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights(What's this?)

Avg. Est.

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

% Change

Sales

$4,800

$4,889

$4,819

+1.5%

Net Profit

--

$1,004

$527

+90.5%

EPS

$0.36

$0.50

$0.27

+85.2%

Margin Checkup(What's this?)

Q2 2005

Q2 2004

Change

Gross Margin

69.67%

68.87%

+0.79%

Op. Margin

23.11%

15.96%

+7.16%

Net Margin

20.54%

10.94%

+9.60%

Balance Sheet Highlights(What's this?)

No balance sheet data provided. (Boo!)

Cash Flow Highlights(What's this?)

No cash flow statement provided. (Hiss!)

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