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J&J Covid vaccine adds $502 million to third-quarter sales

A lab worker holds a vial of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson via Reuters

Johnson & Johnson said it sold $502 million of its Covid-19 vaccine in the third quarter, in its earnings report Tuesday that beat Wall Street’s profit and revenue expectations.

Here’s how J&J did compared with what Wall Street expected, according to average estimates compiled by Refinitiv:

  • Adjusted EPS: $2.60 per share vs $2.35 expected.
  • Revenue: $23.34 billion vs $23.72 billion expected.

J&J’s report came under a shadow of criticism about how it handled the opioid crisis and the development of a comparatively less-effective Covid vaccine under outgoing CEO Alex Gorsky.

Shares of J&J jumped more than 1% in premarket trading.

In a press release, Gorsky said the financial results “demonstrate solid performance across Johnson & Johnson, driven by robust above-market results in Pharmaceuticals, ongoing recovery in Medical Devices, and strong growth in Consumer Health.”

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