ABT Abbott Laboratories
|Common Shares, Without Par Value||ABT|
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D. C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 20, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
|(State or other Jurisdiction||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|of Incorporation)||Identification No.)|
100 Abbott Park Road
Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-6400
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (224) 667-6100
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Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of Each Class||Trading|
|Name of Each Exchange|
on Which Registered
|Common Shares, Without Par Value||ABT||New York Stock Exchange|
Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
On April 20, 2021, Abbott Laboratories announced its results of operations for the first quarter 2021.
Furnished as Exhibit 99.1, and incorporated herein by reference, is the news release issued by Abbott announcing those results. In that news release, Abbott uses various non-GAAP financial measures including, among others, net earnings from continuing operations excluding specified items. These non-GAAP financial measures adjust for factors that are unusual or unpredictable, such as expenses primarily associated with acquisitions, restructuring actions, cost reduction initiatives, certain litigation, the acquisition of an R&D asset, the impairment of certain assets, tax benefits associated with specified items, and excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. These non-GAAP financial measures also exclude intangible amortization expense to provide greater visibility on the results of operations excluding these costs, similar to how Abbott’s management internally assesses performance. Abbott’s management believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding Abbott’s results of operations as these non-GAAP financial measures allow investors to better evaluate ongoing business performance. Abbott’s management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures internally to monitor performance of the businesses. Abbott, however, cautions investors to consider these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to, and not as a substitute for, financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|99.1||Press Release dated April 20, 2021 (furnished pursuant to Item 2.02).|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded in the Inline XBRL document).|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: April 20, 2021||By:||/s/ Robert E. Funck, Jr.|
|Robert E. Funck, Jr.|
|Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer|