CVS Health (CVS) Q2 2022 earnings

People walk by a CVS Pharmacy store in the Manhattan borough of New York City.

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CVS Health on Wednesday lifted its earnings outlook for the year, after beating Wall Street’s expectations for the fiscal second quarter.

The health-care company said it now expects adjusted earnings per share for the full year to come in between $8.40 and $8.60, compared with its earlier estimate of between $8.20 and $8.40.

Shares rose about 2% in premarket trading.

Here’s what the company reported for the three-month period ended June 30, compared with what analysts were expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:

  • Earnings per share: $2.40 adjusted vs. $2.17 expected
  • Revenue: $80.64 billion vs. $76.37 billion expected

On an unadjusted basis, CVS reported net income of $2.95 billion, or $2.23 per share, higher than the $2.78 billion, or $2.10 per share, a year earlier. Revenue of $80.64 billion likewise marked a year-over-year increase, up from $72.62 billion in the same period in 2021.

The results encompass CVS’s several different slices of the health-care business. It has a huge footprint of drugstores, owns insurer Aetna and pharmacy benefits manager CVS Caremark, and provides patient care through MinuteClinics inside of its stores.

CEO Karen Lynch said the company’s strategy of adding more health services is boosting sales and deepening customer relationships.

“Despite a challenging economic environment, our differentiated business model helped drive strong results this quarter, with significant revenue growth across all of our business segments,” she said in a news release.

Shares of CVS closed on Tuesday at $95.37. The company’s shares have fallen about 8% so far this year.

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