Hillrom (NYSE: HRC) shares slightly dipped today on third-quarter results that beat the consensus forecast.
The Chicago-based company posted profits of $49.2 million, or 74¢ per share, on sales of $717.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021, for a -47.6% bottom-line slide on a sales decline of -6.5%.
Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.38, 4¢ ahead of Wall Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $708.3 million.
Hillrom noted that profit and revenue dips were particularly spurred by the company’s third-quarter performance in 2020, which benefited from a surge in one-time COVID-19-related revenue of approximately $130 million and adjusted EPS of $0.60.
“Our dedicated, global team continues to support customers’ evolving needs and we remain encouraged by the building momentum and recovery in our underlying business. This resulted in third-quarter financial performance that exceeded exp…