Becton Dickinson and Company manufactures and sells a broad range of medical supplies and devices and diagnostic systems for use by health care professionals, medical research institutions, industry and the general public.
The company's products are manufactured at locations in the United States and other countries for sale worldwide. In 1998, non-U.S. operations represented 46 percent of total company revenues and 23 percent of total company segment operating income.
|Thousands of dollars, except per-share amounts
|Diluted Earnings Per Share(B)
|Dividends Per Common Share(B)
||Excluding restructuring, acquired in-process research and development, and other charges, as well as the impact of the acquisition of the medical device division of The BOC Group, Net Income and Diluted Earnings Per Share would have increased 14 percent and 13 percent, respectively.
||Restated to reflect the 1998 two-for-one stock split.
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