Exhibit 99.1
1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
www.bd.com
     
News Release
  (BD LOGO)
Contact:
Patricia A. Spinella, Investor Relations — 201-847-5453
Colleen T. White, Corporate Communications — 201-847-5369
BD ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR FOURTH FISCAL QUARTER AND FULL YEAR
Franklin Lakes, NJ (November 4, 2009)
— BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX) today reported quarterly revenues of $1.898 billion for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2009, representing an increase of 5 percent from the prior-year period, or 8 percent excluding the unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.
For the full fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, BD reported revenues of $7.161 billion, representing an increase of 1 percent over the prior year, or 5 percent excluding the unfavorable impact from foreign currency translation.
“The achievement of solid fourth quarter performance, in particular BD Medical and BD Diagnostics, marks the conclusion of another successful year for BD,” said Edward J. Ludwig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “This strong finish to the year provides a platform for growth in fiscal 2010 and gives us confidence we will achieve our stated long-term goals.”
Fourth Quarter Earnings and Analysis of Full Fiscal Year 2009 and 2008 Earnings
Reported diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.25 for the fourth quarter of 2009 increased by 13 percent over reported diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.11 for the fourth quarter of 2008. On a currency-neutral basis, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 increased 17 percent.
                                 
    Twelve Months Ended September 30,  
(Table 1)   FY2009     FY2008     % Change     FXN % Change  
 
                               
Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations:
  $ 4.92     $ 4.42       11 %        
 
                               
Specified Items:
                               
Litigation Charge (1)
  $ 0.11                          
Tax Adjustment (2)
    (0.08 )                        
 
                           
 
                               
Adjusted Diluted EPS from Continuing Operations:
  $ 4.95     $ 4.42       12 %     10 %
 
                       
 
(1)   Represents the charge relating to the pending settlement with the direct purchaser plaintiffs (which includes BD’s distributors) in the antitrust class actions.
 
(2)   Represents the tax benefit relating to various tax settlements in multiple jurisdictions.

 


The following information was filed by Becton Dickinson Co (BDX) on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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