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Quest Diagnostics: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

07/22/2021 | 06:54am EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) _ Quest Diagnostics Inc. (DGX) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $631 million.

On a per-share basis, the Secaucus, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of $4.96. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $3.18 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.87 per share.

The medical laboratory operator posted revenue of $2.55 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.39 billion.

Quest Diagnostics expects full-year earnings in the range of $10.65 to $11.35 per share, with revenue in the range of $9.54 billion to $9.79 billion.

Quest Diagnostics shares have climbed 14% since the beginning of the year, while the S&P's 500 index has risen 16%. The stock has climbed nearly 6% in the last 12 months.

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This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DGX at https://www.zacks.com/ap/DGX

© 2021 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved., source Canadian Press DataFile

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Sales 2021 9 963 M - -
Net income 2021 1 672 M - -
Net Debt 2021 3 587 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 12,2x
Yield 2021 1,59%
Capitalization 18 757 M 18 757 M -
EV / Sales 2021 2,24x
EV / Sales 2022 2,54x
Nbr of Employees 44 500
Free-Float 53,9%
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Managers and Directors
Stephen H. Rusckowski Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mark J. Guinan Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
Jay G. Wohlgemuth Chief Medical Officer, Senior VP-R&D, Medical
Gabrielle Wolfson SVP, Chief Information & Digital Officer
Michael E. Prevoznik General Counsel, Senior VP-Legal & Compliance