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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2022
OR
o TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from              to
Commission File No. 1-2189
ABBOTT LABORATORIES
An Illinois Corporation
I.R.S. Employer Identification No.
36-0698440
100 Abbott Park Road
Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-6400
Telephone: (224) 667-6100
Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class Trading Symbol(s) 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: (l) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of l934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 229.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer x
Accelerated Filer o
Non-Accelerated Filer o
Smaller reporting company o
Emerging growth company o
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. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No x
As of September 30, 2022, Abbott Laboratories had 1,743,573,777 common shares without par value outstanding.


Abbott Laboratories
Table of Contents
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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings
(Unaudited)
(dollars in millions except per share data; shares in thousands)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30 September 30
2022 2021 2022 2021
Net sales $ 10,410  $ 10,928  $ 33,562  $ 31,607 
Cost of products sold, excluding amortization of intangible assets 4,629  4,423  14,549  13,771 
Amortization of intangible assets 498  520  1,517  1,533 
Research and development 782  672  2,163  1,980 
Selling, general and administrative 2,731  2,767  8,275  8,276 
Total operating cost and expenses 8,640  8,382  26,504  25,560 
Operating earnings 1,770  2,546  7,058  6,047 
Interest expense 141  133  404  402 
Interest (income) (55) (10) (95) (32)
Net foreign exchange (gain) loss 19  16 
Other (income) expense, net (93) (74) (253) (214)
Earnings before taxes 1,758  2,493  6,986  5,884 
Taxes on earnings 323  393  1,086  802 
Net Earnings $ 1,435  $ 2,100  $ 5,900  $ 5,082 
Basic Earnings Per Common Share $ 0.82  $ 1.18  $ 3.35  $ 2.85 
Diluted Earnings Per Common Share $ 0.81  $ 1.17  $ 3.32  $ 2.83 
Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding Used for Basic Earnings Per Common Share 1,752,968  1,774,516  1,756,209  1,776,870 
Dilutive Common Stock Options 10,685  14,483  11,638  14,407 
Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding Plus Dilutive Common Stock Options 1,763,653  1,788,999  1,767,847  1,791,277 
Outstanding Common Stock Options Having No Dilutive Effect 5,445  2,740  2,655  2,694 
The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
(dollars in millions)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30 September 30
2022 2021 2022 2021
Net Earnings $ 1,435  $ 2,100  $ 5,900  $ 5,082 
Foreign currency translation gain (loss) adjustments (1,008) (391) (1,429) (762)
Net actuarial gains (losses) and amortization of net actuarial losses and prior service costs and credits, net of taxes of $11 and $36 in 2022 and $18 and $54 in 2021
56  78  172  211 
Net gains (losses) for derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges and other, net of taxes of $50 and $96 in 2022 and $50 and $98 in 2021
213  139  186  257 
Other comprehensive income (loss) (739) (174) (1,071) (294)
Comprehensive Income $ 696  $ 1,926  $ 4,829  $ 4,788 
September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
Supplemental Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) Information, net of tax:
Cumulative foreign currency translation (loss) adjustments $ (7,268) $ (5,839)
Net actuarial (losses) and prior service (costs) and credits (2,498) (2,670)
Cumulative gains (losses) on derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges and other 321  135 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) $ (9,445) $ (8,374)
The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(Unaudited)
(dollars in millions)
September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
Assets
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 9,594  $ 9,799 
Short-term investments 313  450 
Trade receivables, less allowances of $520 in 2022 and $519 in 2021
6,408  6,487 
Inventories:
Finished products 3,407  3,081 
Work in process 726  694 
Materials 1,601  1,382 
Total inventories 5,734  5,157 
Prepaid expenses and other receivables 2,796  2,346 
Total Current Assets 24,845  24,239 
Investments 764  816 
Property and equipment, at cost 19,306  19,364 
Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization 10,617  10,405 
Net property and equipment 8,689  8,959 
Intangible assets, net of amortization 10,850  12,739 
Goodwill 22,284  23,231 
Deferred income taxes and other assets 5,369  5,212 
$ 72,801  $ 75,196 
Liabilities and Shareholders’ Investment
Current Liabilities:
Trade accounts payable $ 4,133  $ 4,408 
Salaries, wages and commissions 1,426  1,625 
Other accrued liabilities 5,475  5,181 
Dividends payable 820  831 
Income taxes payable 394  306 
Current portion of long-term debt 1,117  754 
Total Current Liabilities 13,365  13,105 
Long-term debt 15,297  17,296 
Post-employment obligations, deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities 8,255  8,771 
Commitments and Contingencies
Shareholders’ Investment:
Preferred shares, one dollar par value Authorized — 1,000,000 shares, none issued
—  — 
Common shares, without par value Authorized — 2,400,000,000 shares
Issued at stated capital amount — Shares: 2022: 1,985,919,440; 2021: 1,985,273,421
24,560  24,470 
Common shares held in treasury, at cost — Shares: 2022: 242,345,663; 2021: 221,191,228
(14,555) (11,822)
Earnings employed in the business 35,115  31,528 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (9,445) (8,374)
Total Abbott Shareholders’ Investment 35,675  35,802 
Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries 209  222 
Total Shareholders’ Investment 35,884  36,024 
$ 72,801  $ 75,196 
The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Investment
(Unaudited)
(in millions except shares and per share data)
Three Months Ended September 30
2022 2021
Common Shares:
Balance at June 30
Shares: 2022: 1,985,676,735; 2021: 1,982,553,488
$ 24,429  $ 24,153 
Issued under incentive stock programs    
Shares: 2022: 242,705; 2021: 550,366
12  26 
Share-based compensation 123  113 
Issuance of restricted stock awards (4) (7)
Balance at September 30    
Shares: 2022: 1,985,919,440; 2021: 1,983,103,854
$ 24,560  $ 24,285 
Common Shares Held in Treasury:
Balance at June 30
Shares: 2022: 234,456,992; 2021: 209,736,139
$ (13,720) $ (10,340)
Issued under incentive stock programs    
Shares: 2022: 528,436; 2021: 545,860
31  26 
Purchased    
Shares: 2022: 8,417,107; 2021: 5,626,606
(866) (685)
Balance at September 30    
Shares: 2022: 242,345,663; 2021: 214,816,885
$ (14,555) $ (10,999)
Earnings Employed in the Business:
Balance at June 30 $ 34,487  $ 29,053 
Net earnings 1,435  2,100 
Cash dividends declared on common shares (per share — 2022: $0.47; 2021: $0.45)
(822) (799)
Effect of common and treasury share transactions 15  22 
Balance at September 30 $ 35,115  $ 30,376 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):
Balance at June 30 $ (8,706) $ (9,066)
Other comprehensive income (loss) (739) (174)
Balance at September 30 $ (9,445) $ (9,240)
Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries:
Balance at June 30 $ 226  $ 229 
Noncontrolling Interests’ share of income, business combinations, net of distributions and share repurchases (17) (13)
Balance at September 30 $ 209  $ 216 
The accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Investment
(Unaudited)
(in millions except shares and per share data)
Nine Months Ended September 30
2022 2021
Common Shares:
Balance at January 1
Shares: 2022: 1,985,273,421; 2021: 1,981,156,896
$ 24,470  $ 24,145 
Issued under incentive stock programs
Shares: 2022: 646,019; 2021: 1,946,958
36  91 
Share-based compensation 572  536 
Issuance of restricted stock awards (518) (487)
Balance at September 30
Shares: 2022: 1,985,919,440; 2021: 1,983,103,854
$ 24,560  $ 24,285 
Common Shares Held in Treasury:
Balance at January 1
Shares: 2022: 221,191,228; 2021: 209,926,622
$ (11,822) $ (10,042)
Issued under incentive stock programs
Shares: 2022: 4,808,575; 2021: 5,524,291
261  265 
Purchased
Shares: 2022: 25,963,010; 2021: 10,414,554
(2,994) (1,222)
Balance at September 30
Shares: 2022: 242,345,663; 2021: 214,816,885
$ (14,555) $ (10,999)
Earnings Employed in the Business:
Balance at January 1 $ 31,528  $ 27,627 
Net earnings 5,900  5,082 
Cash dividends declared on common shares (per share — 2022: $1.41; 2021: $1.35)
(2,475) (2,403)
Effect of common and treasury share transactions 162  70 
Balance at September 30 $ 35,115  $ 30,376 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss):
Balance at January 1 $ (8,374) $ (8,946)
Other comprehensive income (loss) (1,071) (294)
Balance at September 30 $ (9,445) $ (9,240)
Noncontrolling Interests in Subsidiaries:
Balance at January 1 $ 222  $ 219 
Noncontrolling Interests’ share of income, business combinations, net of distributions and share repurchases (13) (3)
Balance at September 30 $ 209  $ 216 
The accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
(dollars in millions)
Nine Months Ended September 30
2022 2021
Cash Flow From (Used in) Operating Activities:
Net earnings $ 5,900  $ 5,082 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash from operating activities —
Depreciation 943  1,122 
Amortization of intangible assets 1,517  1,533 
Share-based compensation 570  534 
Trade receivables (409) (194)
Inventories (1,224) (471)
Other, net (42) (140)
Net Cash From Operating Activities 7,255  7,466 
Cash Flow From (Used in) Investing Activities:
Acquisitions of property and equipment (1,167) (1,271)
Acquisitions of businesses and technologies, net of cash acquired —  (187)
Proceeds from business dispositions 48  134 
Sales (purchases) of other investment securities, net (3) (27)
Other 14  14 
Net Cash From (Used in) Investing Activities (1,108) (1,337)
Cash Flow From (Used in) Financing Activities:
Net borrowings (repayments) of short-term debt and other 37  (7)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt — 
Repayments of long-term debt (753) (45)
Purchases of common shares (3,110) (1,325)
Proceeds from stock options exercised 126  173 
Dividends paid (2,486) (2,404)
Net Cash From (Used in) Financing Activities (6,179) (3,608)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (173) (57)
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents (205) 2,464 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Year 9,799  6,838 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period $ 9,594  $ 9,302 
The accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements are an integral part of this statement.
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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)

Note 1 — Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and, therefore, do not include all information and footnote disclosures normally included in audited financial statements. However, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal adjustments) necessary to present fairly the results of operations, financial position and cash flows have been made. It is suggested that these statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements included in Abbott’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the parent company and subsidiaries, after elimination of intercompany transactions.

Note 2 — Revenue

Abbott’s revenues are derived primarily from the sale of a broad line of health care products under short-term receivable arrangements. Abbott has four reportable segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products, and Medical Devices.

The following tables provide detail by sales category:

Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 Three Months Ended September 30, 2021
(in millions) U.S. Int’l Total U.S. Int’l Total
Established Pharmaceutical Products —
Key Emerging Markets $ —  $ 993  $ 993  $ —  $ 936  $ 936 
Other —  333  333    329  329 
Total —  1,326  1,326  —  1,265  1,265 
Nutritionals —        
Pediatric Nutritionals 357  470  827  586  514  1,100 
Adult Nutritionals 329  639  968  333  675  1,008 
Total 686  1,109  1,795  919  1,189  2,108 
Diagnostics —        
Core Laboratory 281  938  1,219  291  1,001  1,292 
Molecular 65  118  183  162  183  345 
Point of Care 92  35  127  100  35  135 
Rapid Diagnostics 1,303  839  2,142  1,394  746  2,140 
Total 1,741  1,930  3,671  1,947  1,965  3,912 
Medical Devices —        
Rhythm Management 263  270  533  266  305  571 
Electrophysiology 225  244  469  192  293  485 
Heart Failure 177  51  228  170  59  229 
Vascular 213  393  606  219  425  644 
Structural Heart 207  213  420  177  215  392 
Neuromodulation 156  36  192  149  41  190 
Diabetes Care 423  744  1,167  323  798  1,121 
Total 1,664  1,951  3,615  1,496  2,136  3,632 
Other —  11 
Total $ 4,094  $ 6,316  $ 10,410  $ 4,368  $ 6,560  $ 10,928 
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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 2 — Revenue (Continued)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2022 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
(in millions) U.S. Int’l Total U.S. Int’l Total
Established Pharmaceutical Products —
Key Emerging Markets $ —  $ 2,826  $ 2,826  $ —  $ 2,672  $ 2,672 
Other —  870  870  —  843  843 
Total —  3,696  3,696  —  3,515  3,515 
Nutritionals —        
Pediatric Nutritionals 1,108  1,491  2,599  1,622  1,637  3,259 
Adult Nutritionals 1,016  2,027  3,043  1,006  1,987  2,993 
Total 2,124  3,518  5,642  2,628  3,624  6,252 
Diagnostics —
Core Laboratory 836  2,788  3,624  845  2,935  3,780 
Molecular 308  507  815  431  651  1,082 
Point of Care 284  110  394  289  112  401 
Rapid Diagnostics 5,523  2,923  8,446  3,178  2,732  5,910 
Total 6,951  6,328  13,279  4,743  6,430  11,173 
Medical Devices —
Rhythm Management 775  830  1,605  776  881  1,657 
Electrophysiology 667  773  1,440  580  823  1,403 
Heart Failure 523  167  690  483  167  650 
Vascular 650  1,228  1,878  684  1,292  1,976 
Structural Heart 604  667  1,271  537  654  1,191 
Neuromodulation 456  112  568  460  124  584 
Diabetes Care 1,165  2,320  3,485  865  2,292  3,157 
Total 4,840  6,097  10,937  4,385  6,233  10,618 
Other —  31  18  49 
Total $ 13,923  $ 19,639  $ 33,562  $ 11,787  $ 19,820  $ 31,607 

Remaining Performance Obligations

As of September 30, 2022, the estimated revenue expected to be recognized in the future related to performance obligations that are unsatisfied (or partially unsatisfied) was approximately $3.9 billion in the Diagnostics segment and approximately $433 million in the Medical Devices segment. Abbott expects to recognize revenue on approximately 60 percent of these remaining performance obligations over the next 24 months, approximately 16 percent over the subsequent 12 months and the remainder thereafter.

These performance obligations primarily reflect the future sale of reagents/consumables in contracts with minimum purchase obligations, extended warranty or service obligations related to previously sold equipment, and remote monitoring services related to previously implanted devices. Abbott has applied the practical expedient described in Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606-10-50-14 and has not included remaining performance obligations related to contracts with original expected durations of one year or less in the amounts above.

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 2 — Revenue (Continued)
Other Contract Assets and Liabilities

Abbott discloses Trade receivables separately in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at the net amount expected to be collected. Contract assets primarily relate to Abbott’s conditional right to consideration for work completed but not billed at the reporting date. Contract assets at the beginning and end of the period, as well as the changes in the balance, were not significant.

Contract liabilities primarily relate to payments received from customers in advance of performance under the contract. Abbott’s contract liabilities arise primarily in the Medical Devices reportable segment when payment is received upfront for various multi-period extended service arrangements.

Changes in the contract liabilities during the period are as follows:

(in millions)
Contract Liabilities:
Balance at December 31, 2021 $ 520 
Unearned revenue from cash received during the period 466 
Revenue recognized related to contract liability balance (508)
Balance at September 30, 2022 $ 478 

Note 3 — Supplemental Financial Information

Shares of unvested restricted stock that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends are treated as participating securities and are included in the computation of earnings per share under the two-class method. Under the two-class method, net earnings are allocated between common shares and participating securities. Net earnings allocated to common shares for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 were $1.429 billion and $2.092 billion, respectively, and for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 were $5.876 billion and $5.061 billion, respectively.

Other, net in Net cash from operating activities in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the first nine months of 2022 includes $362 million of pension contributions and the payment of cash taxes of approximately $987 million. The first nine months of 2021 includes $366 million of pension contributions and the payment of cash taxes of approximately $990 million.

The following summarizes the activity for the first nine months of 2022 related to the allowance for doubtful accounts as of September 30, 2022:

(in millions)
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts:
Balance at December 31, 2021 $ 313 
Provisions/charges to income 10 
Amounts charged off and other deductions (49)
Balance at September 30, 2022 $ 274 

The allowance for doubtful accounts reflects the current estimate of credit losses expected to be incurred over the life of the accounts receivable. Abbott considers various factors in establishing, monitoring, and adjusting its allowance for doubtful accounts, including the aging of the accounts and aging trends, the historical level of charge-offs, and specific exposures related to particular customers. Abbott also monitors other risk factors and forward-looking information, such as country risk, when determining credit limits for customers and establishing adequate allowances.
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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 3 — Supplemental Financial Information (Continued)
The components of long-term investments as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are as follows:

(in millions) September 30,
2022
December 31,
2021
Long-term Investments:
Equity securities $ 604  $ 748 
Other 160  68 
Total $ 764  $ 816 

The decrease in Abbott’s long-term investments as of September 30, 2022 versus the balance as of December 31, 2021 primarily relates to a decrease in the value of investments held in a rabbi trust and the impact of equity method investment losses partially offset by an investment in long-term time deposits.

Abbott’s equity securities as of September 30, 2022, include $285 million of investments in mutual funds that are held in a rabbi trust and were acquired as part of the St. Jude Medical, Inc. (St. Jude Medical) business acquisition. These investments, which are specifically designated as available for the purpose of paying benefits under a deferred compensation plan, are not available for general corporate purposes and are subject to creditor claims in the event of insolvency.

Abbott also holds certain investments as of September 30, 2022 with a carrying value of $228 million that are accounted for under the equity method of accounting and other equity investments with a carrying value of approximately $83 million that do not have a readily determinable fair value.

In September 2021, Abbott acquired 100 percent of Walk Vascular, LLC (Walk Vascular), a commercial-stage medical device company with a minimally invasive thrombectomy system designed to remove peripheral blood clots. The purchase price, the allocation of acquired assets and liabilities, and the revenue and net income contributed by Walk Vascular since the date of acquisition are not material to Abbott’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Note 4 — Changes In Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

The changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes, are as follows:

Three Months Ended September 30
Cumulative Foreign
Currency Translation
(Loss) Adjustments
Net Actuarial (Losses) and
Prior Service (Costs) and
Credits
Cumulative Gains (Losses)
on Derivative Instruments
Designated as Cash Flow
Hedges and Other
(in millions) 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022 2021
Balance at June 30 $ (6,260) $ (5,230) $ (2,554) $ (3,738) $ 108  $ (98)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications (1,008) (391) 15  16  278  70 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income —  —  41  62  (65) 69 
Net current period comprehensive income (loss) (1,008) (391) 56  78  213  139 
Balance at September 30 $ (7,268) $ (5,621) $ (2,498) $ (3,660) $ 321  $ 41 
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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 4 — Changes In Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Continued)
Nine Months Ended September 30
Cumulative Foreign
Currency Translation
(Loss) Adjustments
Net Actuarial (Losses) and
Prior Service (Costs) and
Credits
Cumulative Gains (Losses)
on Derivative Instruments
Designated as Cash Flow
Hedges and Other
(in millions) 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022   2021
Balance at January 1 $ (5,839) $ (4,859) $ (2,670) $ (3,871) $ 135  $ (216)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications (1,429) (762) 45  26  289  138 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income —  —  127  185  (103) 119 
Net current period comprehensive income (loss) (1,429) (762) 172  211  186  257 
Balance at September 30 $ (7,268) $ (5,621) $ (2,498) $ (3,660) $ 321  $ 41 

Reclassified amounts for cash flow hedges are recorded as Cost of products sold. Net actuarial losses and prior service cost are included as a component of net periodic benefit costs; see Note 11 for additional details.

Note 5 — Goodwill and Intangible Assets

The total amount of goodwill reported was $22.3 billion at September 30, 2022 and $23.2 billion at December 31, 2021. Foreign currency translation adjustments decreased goodwill by approximately $946 million in the first nine months of 2022. The amount of goodwill related to reportable segments at September 30, 2022 was $2.6 billion for the Established Pharmaceutical Products segment, $286 million for the Nutritional Products segment, $3.5 billion for the Diagnostic Products segment, and $15.9 billion for the Medical Devices segment. There was no reduction of goodwill relating to impairments in the first nine months of 2022.

The gross amount of amortizable intangible assets, primarily product rights and technology, was $26.9 billion and $27.7 billion as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively. Accumulated amortization was $16.9 billion and $15.9 billion as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively. Foreign currency translation adjustments decreased intangible assets by $250 million in the first nine months of 2022. Abbott’s estimated annual amortization expense for intangible assets is approximately $2.1 billion in 2022, $2.0 billion in 2023, $1.9 billion in 2024, $1.7 billion in 2025 and $1.6 billion in 2026.

Indefinite-lived intangible assets, which relate to in-process R&D (IPR&D) acquired in a business combination, were approximately $807 million as of September 30, 2022 and $919 million as of December 31, 2021. In the third quarter of 2022, $111 million of impairment charges were recorded on the Research and development line of the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings related to certain IPR&D intangible assets associated with the Medical Devices business segment.

Note 6 — Restructuring Plans

On May 27, 2021, Abbott management approved a restructuring plan related to its Diagnostic Products segment to align its manufacturing network for COVID-19 diagnostic tests with changes in the second quarter in projected testing demand driven by several factors, including significant reductions in cases in the U.S. and other major developed countries, the accelerated rollout of COVID-19 vaccines globally and the U.S. health authority’s updated guidance on testing for fully vaccinated individuals. In the second quarter of 2021, Abbott recorded charges of $499 million under this plan in Cost of products sold. The charge recognized in the second quarter of 2021 included fixed asset write-downs of $80 million, inventory-related charges of $248 million, and other exit costs, which included contract cancellations and employee-related costs of $171 million.
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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 6 — Restructuring Plans (Continued)
In the second half of 2021, as the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 spread and the number of new COVID-19 cases increased significantly, particularly in the U.S., demand for rapid COVID-19 tests increased significantly. As a result, in the second half of 2021, Abbott sold approximately $181 million of inventory that was previously estimated to have no net realizable value under the second quarter of 2021 restructuring action. In addition, the estimate of other exit costs was reduced by a net $58 million as Abbott fulfilled its purchase obligations under certain contracts for which a liability was recorded in the second quarter of 2021 or Abbott settled with the counterparty in the second half of 2021.

The following summarizes the activity related to this restructuring action and the status of the related accruals as of September 30, 2022:

(in millions) Inventory-
Related
Charges
Fixed Asset
Write-Downs
Other Exit
Costs
Total
Restructuring charges recorded in 2021 $ 248  $ 80  $ 113  $ 441 
Payments —  —  (90) (90)
Other non-cash (248) (80) —  (328)
Accrued balance at December 31, 2021 —  —  23  23 
Payments and other adjustments —  —  (10) (10)
Accrued balance at September 30, 2022 $ —  $ —  $ 13  $ 13 

In 2021, Abbott management approved plans to streamline operations in order to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in Abbott’s diagnostic, established pharmaceutical, and nutritional businesses. In 2022 and 2021, Abbott management approved plans to streamline operations in its medical devices segment. Abbott recorded employees-related severance and other charges of approximately $12 million in the first nine months of 2022 of which approximately $5 million was recorded in Cost of products sold, approximately $2 million was recorded in Research and development, and approximately $5 million was recorded in Selling, general and administrative expense.

The following summarizes the activity for these restructurings:

(in millions)
Restructuring charges recorded in 2021 $ 68 
Payments and other adjustments (7)
Accrued balance at December 31, 2021 61 
Restructuring charges recorded in 2022 12 
Payments and other adjustments (39)
Accrued balance at September 30, 2022 $ 34 


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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)

Note 7 — Incentive Stock Program

In the first nine months of 2022, Abbott granted 2,634,647 stock options, 514,205 restricted stock awards and 5,427,697 restricted stock units under its incentive stock program. At September 30, 2022, approximately 87 million shares were reserved for future grants. Information regarding the number of options outstanding and exercisable at September 30, 2022 is as follows:

Outstanding Exercisable
Number of shares 29,048,449  23,310,464 
Weighted average remaining life (years)
5.4 4.6
Weighted average exercise price $ 70.22  $ 59.69 
Aggregate intrinsic value (in millions)
$ 901  $ 890 

The total unrecognized share-based compensation cost at September 30, 2022 amounted to approximately $600 million which is expected to be recognized over the next three years.

Note 8 — Debt and Lines of Credit

On March 15, 2022, Abbott repaid the $750 million outstanding principal amount of its 2.55% Notes upon maturity.

Note 9 — Financial Instruments, Derivatives and Fair Value Measures

Certain Abbott foreign subsidiaries enter into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to manage exposures to changes in foreign exchange rates primarily for anticipated intercompany purchases by those subsidiaries whose functional currencies are not the U.S. dollar. These contracts, with gross notional amounts totaling $7.9 billion at September 30, 2022 and $8.6 billion at December 31, 2021, are designated as cash flow hedges of the variability of the cash flows due to changes in foreign exchange rates and are recorded at fair value. Accumulated gains and losses as of September 30, 2022 will be included in Cost of products sold at the time the products are sold, generally through the next twelve to eighteen months.

Abbott enters into foreign currency forward exchange contracts to manage currency exposures for foreign currency denominated third-party trade payables and receivables, and for intercompany loans and trade accounts payable where the receivable or payable is denominated in a currency other than the functional currency of the entity. For intercompany loans, the contracts require Abbott to sell or buy foreign currencies, primarily European currencies, in exchange for primarily U.S. dollars and other European currencies. For intercompany and trade payables and receivables, the currency exposures are primarily the U.S. dollar and European currencies. At September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, Abbott held the gross notional amounts of $10.3 billion and $12.2 billion, respectively, of such foreign currency forward exchange contracts.

Abbott has designated a yen-denominated, 5-year term loan of approximately $413 million and $521 million as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively, as a hedge of the net investment in certain foreign subsidiaries. The change in the value of the debt, which is due to changes in foreign exchange rates, is recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax.

Abbott is a party to interest rate hedge contracts with notional values totaling approximately $2.9 billion at September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 to manage its exposure to changes in the fair value of fixed-rate debt. These contracts are designated as fair value hedges of the variability of the fair value of fixed-rate debt due to changes in the long-term benchmark interest rates. The effect of the hedge is to change a fixed-rate interest obligation to a variable rate for that portion of the debt. Abbott records the contracts at fair value and adjusts the carrying amount of the fixed-rate debt by an offsetting amount.
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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 9 — Financial Instruments, Derivatives and Fair Value Measures (Continued)

The following table summarizes the amounts and location of certain derivative financial instruments as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021:

Fair Value - Assets Fair Value - Liabilities
(in millions) September 30,
2022
Dec. 31,
2021
Balance Sheet Caption September 30,
2022
Dec. 31,
2021
Balance Sheet Caption
Interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges $ —  $ 87  Deferred income taxes and other assets $ 166  $ —  Post-employment obligations, deferred income taxes and other long-term liabilities
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts:
Hedging instruments 760  222  Prepaid expenses and other receivables 66  65  Other accrued liabilities
Others not designated as hedges 148  70  Prepaid expenses and other receivables 141  32  Other accrued liabilities
Debt designated as a hedge of net investment in a foreign subsidiary —  —  n/a 413  521  Long-term debt
$ 908  $ 379  $ 786  $ 618 

The following table summarizes the activity for foreign currency forward exchange contracts designated as cash flow hedges and certain other derivative financial instruments, as well as the amounts and location of income (expense) and gain (loss) reclassified into income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

Gain (loss) Recognized in Other
Comprehensive Income (loss)
Income (expense) and Gain (loss)
Reclassified into Income
Three Months
Ended September 30
Nine Months
Ended September 30
Three Months
Ended September 30
Nine Months
Ended September 30
(in millions) 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022 2021 Income Statement Caption
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts designated as cash flow hedges $ 350  $ 96  $ 442  $ 142  $ 79  $ (92) $ 149  $ (207) Cost of products sold
Debt designated as a hedge of net investment in a foreign subsidiary 24  108  41  —  —  —  —  n/a
Interest rate swaps designated as fair value hedges n/a n/a n/a n/a (85) (14) (253) (81) Interest expense

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Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 9 — Financial Instruments, Derivatives and Fair Value Measures (Continued)
Losses of $27 million and $18 million were recognized in the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, related to foreign currency forward exchange contracts not designated as a hedge. Gains of $225 million and $15 million were recognized in the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, related to foreign currency forward exchange contracts not designated as a hedge. These amounts are reported in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings on the Net foreign exchange (gain) loss line.

The carrying values and fair values of certain financial instruments as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are shown in the following table. The carrying values of all other financial instruments approximate their estimated fair values. The counterparties to financial instruments consist of select major international financial institutions. Abbott does not expect any losses from non-performance by these counterparties.

September 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
(in millions) Carrying
Value
Fair
Value
Carrying
Value
Fair
Value
Long-term Investment Securities:
Equity securities $ 604  $ 604  $ 748  $ 748 
Other 160  160  68  68 
Total Long-term Debt (16,414) (15,821) (18,050) (21,152)
Foreign Currency Forward Exchange Contracts:      
Receivable position 908  908  292  292 
(Payable) position (207) (207) (97) (97)
Interest Rate Hedge Contracts:        
Receivable position —  —  87  87 
(Payable) position (166) (166) —  — 

The fair value of the debt was determined based on significant other observable inputs, including current interest rates.

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 9 — Financial Instruments, Derivatives and Fair Value Measures (Continued)
The following table summarizes the bases used to measure certain assets and liabilities at fair value on a recurring basis in the balance sheet:

Basis of Fair Value Measurement
(in millions) Outstanding
Balances
Quoted
Prices in
Active
Markets
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
September 30, 2022:
Equity securities $ 293  $ 293  $ —  $ — 
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts 908  —  908  — 
Total Assets $ 1,201  $ 293  $ 908  $ — 
Fair value of hedged long-term debt $ 2,685  $ —  $ 2,685  $ — 
Interest rate swap derivative financial instruments 166  —  166  — 
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts 207  —  207  — 
Contingent consideration related to business combinations 138  —  —  138 
Total Liabilities $ 3,196  $ —  $ 3,058  $ 138 
December 31, 2021:
Equity securities $ 402  $ 402  $ —  $ — 
Interest rate swap derivative financial instruments 87  —  87  — 
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts 292  —  292  — 
Total Assets $ 781  $ 402  $ 379  $ — 
Fair value of hedged long-term debt $ 2,926  $ —  $ 2,926  $ — 
Foreign currency forward exchange contracts 97  —  97  — 
Contingent consideration related to business combinations 130  —  —  130 
Total Liabilities $ 3,153  $ —  $ 3,023  $ 130 

The fair value of foreign currency forward exchange contracts is determined using a market approach, which utilizes values for comparable derivative instruments. The fair value of debt was determined based on the face value of the debt adjusted for the fair value of the interest rate swaps, which is based on a discounted cash flow analysis using significant other observable inputs. The fair value of the contingent consideration was determined based on independent appraisals at the time of acquisition, adjusted for the time value of money and other changes in fair value.

Note 10 — Litigation and Environmental Matters

Abbott has been identified as a potentially responsible party for investigation and cleanup costs at a number of locations in the United States and Puerto Rico under federal and state remediation laws and is investigating potential contamination at a number of company-owned locations. Abbott has recorded an estimated cleanup cost for each site for which management believes Abbott has a probable loss exposure. No individual site cleanup exposure is expected to exceed $4 million, and the aggregate cleanup exposure is not expected to exceed $10 million.

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 10 — Litigation and Environmental Matters (Continued)
Abbott is involved in various claims and legal proceedings, and Abbott estimates the range of possible loss for its legal proceedings and environmental exposures to be from approximately $40 million to $50 million. The recorded accrual balance at September 30, 2022 for these proceedings and exposures was approximately $45 million. This accrual represents management’s best estimate of probable loss, as defined by FASB ASC No. 450, “Contingencies.” Within the next year, legal proceedings may occur that may result in a change in the estimated loss accrued by Abbott. While it is not feasible to predict the outcome of all such proceedings and exposures with certainty, management believes that their ultimate disposition should not have a material adverse effect on Abbott’s financial position, cash flows, or results of operations.

Note 11 — Post-Employment Benefits

Retirement plans consist of defined benefit, defined contribution, and medical and dental plans. Net periodic benefit costs, other than service costs, are recognized in the Other (income) expense, net line of the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings. Net cost recognized for the three and nine months ended September 30 for Abbott’s major defined benefit plans and post-employment medical and dental benefit plans is as follows:

Defined Benefit Plans Medical and Dental Plans
Three Months
Ended Sept. 30
Nine Months
Ended Sept. 30
Three Months
Ended Sept. 30
Nine Months
Ended Sept. 30
(in millions) 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022 2021
Service cost - benefits earned during the period $ 92  $ 98  $ 282  $ 294  $ 13  $ 14  $ 38  $ 42 
Interest cost on projected benefit obligations 74  62  225  186  27  25 
Expected return on plan assets (231) (211) (701) (633) (8) (6) (23) (20)
Net amortization of:
Actuarial loss, net 58  79  174  238  21 
Prior service cost (credit) —  —  (6) (7) (18) (21)
Net cost (credit) $ (7) $ 28  $ (19) $ 86  $ 10  $ 16  $ 32  $ 47 

Abbott funds its domestic defined benefit plans according to Internal Revenue Service funding limitations. International pension plans are funded according to similar regulations. In the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, $362 million and $366 million, respectively, were contributed to defined benefit plans. In the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, $28 million and $26 million, respectively, were contributed to the post-employment medical and dental plans.

Note 12 — Taxes on Earnings

Taxes on earnings reflect the estimated annual effective rates and include charges for interest and penalties. In the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, taxes on earnings include approximately $36 million and $97 million, respectively, in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. In the first nine months of 2022, taxes on earnings also include approximately $20 million of tax expense as the result of the resolution of various tax positions related to prior years.

Tax authorities in various jurisdictions regularly review Abbott’s income tax filings. Abbott believes that it is reasonably possible that the recorded amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits may decrease approximately $75 million to $100 million, including cash adjustments, within the next twelve months as a result of concluding various domestic and international tax matters.
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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 13 — Segment Information

Abbott’s principal business is the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of a broad line of health care products. Abbott’s products are generally sold directly to retailers, wholesalers, hospitals, health care facilities, laboratories, physicians’ offices and government agencies throughout the world.

Abbott’s reportable segments are as follows:

Established Pharmaceutical Products — International sales of a broad line of branded generic pharmaceutical products.

Nutritional Products — Worldwide sales of a broad line of adult and pediatric nutritional products.

Diagnostic Products — Worldwide sales of diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, physician offices and alternate-care testing sites. For segment reporting purposes, the Core Laboratory Diagnostics, Rapid Diagnostics, Molecular Diagnostics and Point of Care Diagnostics divisions are aggregated and reported as the Diagnostic Products segment.

Medical Devices — Worldwide sales of rhythm management, electrophysiology, heart failure, vascular, structural heart, neuromodulation and diabetes care products. For segment reporting purposes, the Cardiac Rhythm Management, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, Vascular, Structural Heart, Neuromodulation and Diabetes Care divisions are aggregated and reported as the Medical Devices segment.

Abbott’s underlying accounting records are maintained on a legal entity basis for government and public reporting requirements. Segment disclosures are on a performance basis consistent with internal management reporting. Intersegment transfers of inventory are recorded at standard cost and are not a measure of segment operating earnings. The cost of some corporate functions and the cost of certain employee benefits are charged to segments at predetermined rates that approximate cost. Remaining costs, if any, are not allocated to segments. In addition, intangible asset amortization is not allocated to operating segments, and intangible assets and goodwill are not included in the measure of each segment’s assets.

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Abbott Laboratories and Subsidiaries
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
September 30, 2022
(Unaudited)
Note 13 — Segment Information (Continued)
The following segment information has been prepared in accordance with the internal accounting policies of Abbott, as described above, and is not presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied to the consolidated financial statements.

  Net Sales to External Customers Operating Earnings
Three Months
Ended Sept. 30
Nine Months
Ended Sept. 30
Three Months
Ended Sept. 30
Nine Months
Ended Sept. 30
(in millions) 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022   2021   2022   2021
Established Pharmaceutical Products $ 1,326  $ 1,265  $ 3,696  $ 3,515  $ 331  $ 293  $ 831  $ 682 
Nutritional Products 1,795  2,108  5,642  6,252  69  431  550  1,388 
Diagnostic Products 3,671  3,912  13,279  11,173  1,352  1,652  5,631  4,429 
Medical Devices 3,615  3,632  10,937  10,618  1,039  1,160  3,272  3,375 
Total Reportable Segments 10,407  10,917  33,554  31,558  2,791  3,536  10,284  9,874 
Other 11  49 
Net sales $ 10,410  $ 10,928  $ 33,562  $ 31,607 
Corporate functions and benefit plan costs (115) (204) (352) (450)
Net interest expense (86) (123) (309) (370)
Share-based compensation (a) (123) (114) (570) (534)
Amortization of intangible assets (498) (520) (1,517) (1,533)
Other, net (b) (211) (82) (550) (1,103)
Earnings before taxes $ 1,758  $ 2,493  $ 6,986  $ 5,884 
______________________________________
(a)
Approximately 45 percent of the annual net cost of share-based awards will typically be recognized in the first quarter due to the timing of the granting of share-based awards.
(b)
Other, net for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 includes $10 million and $172 million, respectively, of charges related to a voluntary recall within the Nutritional Products segment and $111 million of charges related to the impairment of IPR&D intangible assets. Other, net for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 also includes integration costs associated with the acquisition of Alere and restructuring charges. Restructuring charges in 2021 include Abbott’s restructuring plan for its COVID-19 test manufacturing network. Other, net for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 also includes costs related to certain litigation.
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Item 2.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Financial Review — Results of Operations

Abbott’s revenues are derived primarily from the sale of a broad line of health care products under short-term receivable arrangements. Patent protection and licenses, technological and performance features, and inclusion of Abbott’s products under a contract most impact which products are sold; price controls, competition and rebates most impact the net selling prices of products; and foreign currency translation impacts the measurement of net sales and costs. Abbott’s primary products are medical devices, diagnostic testing products, nutritional products and branded generic pharmaceuticals.

The following tables detail sales by reportable segment for the three and nine months ended September 30. Percent changes are versus the prior year and are based on unrounded numbers.

Net Sales to External Customers
(in millions) Three Months Ended
September 30, 2022
Three Months Ended
September 30, 2021
Total
Change
Impact of
Foreign
Exchange
Total Change
Excl. Foreign
Exchange
Established Pharmaceutical Products $ 1,326  $ 1,265  4.9  % (7.3) % 12.2  %
Nutritional Products 1,795  2,108  (14.9) (4.6) (10.3)
Diagnostic Products 3,671  3,912  (6.2) (5.6) (0.6)
Medical Devices 3,615  3,632  (0.5) (6.9) 6.4 
Total Reportable Segments 10,407  10,917  (4.7) (6.0) 1.3 
Other 11  n/m n/m n/m
Net Sales $ 10,410  $ 10,928  (4.7) (6.0) 1.3 
Total U.S. $ 4,094  $ 4,368  (6.3) —  (6.3)
Total International $ 6,316  $ 6,560  (3.7) (10.0) 6.3 

Net Sales to External Customers
(in millions) Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2022
Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2021
Total
Change
Impact of
Foreign
Exchange
Total Change
Excl. Foreign
Exchange
Established Pharmaceutical Products $ 3,696  $ 3,515  5.2  % (6.4) % 11.6  %
Nutritional Products 5,642  6,252  (9.8) (3.4) (6.4)
Diagnostic Products 13,279  11,173  18.9  (4.2) 23.1 
Medical Devices 10,937  10,618  3.0  (5.4) 8.4 
Total Reportable Segments 33,554  31,558  6.3  (4.7) 11.0 
Other 49  n/m n/m n/m
Net Sales $ 33,562  $ 31,607  6.2  (4.7) 10.9 
Total U.S. $ 13,923  $ 11,787  18.1  —  18.1 
Total International $ 19,639  $ 19,820  (0.9) (7.4) 6.5 

Notes:
In order to compute results excluding the impact of exchange rates, current year U.S. dollar sales are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the current year average foreign exchange rates and then those amounts are multiplied or divided, as appropriate, by the prior year average foreign exchange rates.

n/m = Percent change is not meaningful
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The 1.3 percent increase in total net sales during the third quarter of 2022, excluding the impact of foreign exchange, reflected growth in the Medical Devices and Established Pharmaceutical Products segments partially offset by lower Nutritional Products sales as well as a year-over-year decline in COVID-19 testing-related revenues. Abbott’s COVID-19 testing-related sales totaled approximately $1.7 billion during the third quarter of 2022 and approximately $1.9 billion during the third quarter of 2021. Excluding the impact of COVID-19 testing-related sales, Abbott’s total net sales decreased 3.1 percent. Excluding the impacts of COVID-19 testing-related sales and foreign exchange, Abbott’s total net sales increased 3.2 percent. Abbott’s net sales were unfavorably impacted by changes in foreign exchange rates in the third quarter as the relatively stronger U.S. dollar decreased total international sales by 10.0 percent and total sales by 6.0 percent.

The 10.9 percent increase in total net sales during the first nine months of 2022, excluding the impact of foreign exchange, reflected demand for Abbott’s rapid diagnostic tests to detect COVID-19 as well as growth in the Medical Devices and Established Pharmaceutical Products segments partially offset by lower Nutritional Products sales. Abbott’s COVID-19 testing-related sales totaled approximately $7.3 billion during the first nine months of 2022 and approximately $5.4 billion during the first nine months of 2021. Excluding the impact of COVID-19 testing-related sales, Abbott’s total net sales increased 0.1 percent. Excluding the impacts of COVID-19 testing-related sales and foreign exchange, Abbott’s total net sales increased 4.9 percent. Abbott’s net sales were unfavorably impacted by changes in foreign exchange rates in the first nine months as the relatively stronger U.S. dollar decreased total international sales by 7.4 percent and total sales by 4.7 percent.

Due to the unpredictability of the duration and impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the future extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will have a material effect on Abbott’s business, financial condition or results of operations is uncertain.

The table below provides detail by sales category for the nine months ended September 30. Percent changes are versus the prior year and are based on unrounded numbers.

(in millions) Sept. 30,
2022
Sept. 30,
2021
Total
Change
Impact of
Foreign
Exchange
Total Change
Excl. Foreign
Exchange
Established Pharmaceutical Products —
Key Emerging Markets $ 2,826  $ 2,672  5.8  % (6.4) % 12.2  %
Other Emerging Markets 870  843  3.2  (6.3) 9.5 
Nutritionals —
International Pediatric Nutritionals 1,491  1,637  (8.9) (4.3) (4.6)
U.S. Pediatric Nutritionals 1,108  1,622  (31.7) —  (31.7)
International Adult Nutritionals 2,027  1,987  2.0  (7.0) 9.0 
U.S. Adult Nutritionals 1,016  1,006  1.0  —  1.0 
Diagnostics —
Core Laboratory 3,624  3,780  (4.1) (5.7) 1.6 
Molecular 815  1,082  (24.7) (2.8) (21.9)
Point of Care 394  401  (1.6) (1.2) (0.4)
Rapid Diagnostics 8,446  5,910  42.9  (3.8) 46.7 
Medical Devices —
Rhythm Management 1,605  1,657  (3.2) (4.5) 1.3 
Electrophysiology 1,440  1,403  2.6  (5.6) 8.2 
Heart Failure 690  650  6.2  (2.4) 8.6 
Vascular 1,878  1,976  (5.0) (4.9) (0.1)
Structural Heart 1,271  1,191  6.7  (6.1) 12.8 
Neuromodulation 568  584  (2.7) (2.1) (0.6)
Diabetes Care 3,485  3,157  10.4  (7.0) 17.4 
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Excluding the unfavorable effect of foreign exchange, sales in the Key Emerging Markets for Established Pharmaceutical Products increased 12.2 percent in the first nine months of 2022, led by double-digit growth in several countries, including India and China, and therapeutic areas, including gastroenterology, central nervous system/pain management, and respiratory products. Other Emerging Markets, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, increased by 9.5 percent in the first nine months of 2022.

International Pediatric Nutritional sales, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, decreased 4.6 percent in the first nine months of 2022 versus the comparable 2021 period. The decrease reflects the impact of challenging market dynamics in the infant category in Greater China partially offset by higher sales volumes in various countries in Southeast Asia and Latin America. International Adult Nutritional sales, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, increased 9.0 percent, reflecting double digit growth of the Ensure® and Glucerna® brands in several countries in Southeast Asia and China. In the first nine months of 2022, U.S. Adult Nutritional sales increased 1.0 percent.

In U.S. Pediatric Nutritionals, Abbott initiated a voluntary recall in February 2022 of certain infant powder formula products manufactured at its facility in Sturgis, Michigan and stopped production at the facility. On May 16, 2022, Abbott entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the steps necessary to resume production and maintain the Sturgis facility and operations. On July 1, Abbott restarted partial production at the facility starting with its specialty formula EleCare® and metabolic formulas. Subsequently, Abbott restarted Similac® production. The consent decree does not affect any other Abbott plant or operation.

During the first three quarters of 2022, Abbott took various actions to mitigate the impact of the recall on the supply of formula in the U.S. These actions included the shipment of infant formula powder into the U.S. from Abbott's FDA-registered facility in Ireland; prioritization of infant formula production at its Columbus, Ohio facility; conversion of other liquid manufacturing lines into manufacturing Similac liquid ready-to-feed product; increased production of powder infant formula at its Casa Grande, Arizona manufacturing site; and importation of product from its facility in Spain as permitted by the FDA.

The 31.7 percent decrease in U.S. Pediatric Nutritional sales in the first nine months of 2022 reflects the impact of the recall and the Sturgis production stoppage partially offset by increased demand for Abbott’s Pedialyte® products. U.S. sales of infant powder formula brands associated with the recall were $277 million and $900 million in the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, respectively.

The 23.1 percent increase in Diagnostic Products sales in the first nine months of 2022, excluding the impact of foreign exchange, was driven by demand for Abbott’s portfolio of COVID-19 tests in Rapid Diagnostics and growth in routine diagnostic testing in Molecular Diagnostics. In Core Laboratory Diagnostics, sales increased 1.6 percent in the first nine months of 2022, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, due to the higher volume of routine diagnostic testing from the continued roll-out of the Alinity® platform and an expanded menu of tests. These increases were partially offset by lower sales of Abbott’s laboratory-based tests for the detection of COVID-19 IgG and IgM antibodies, which determine if someone was previously infected with the COVID-19 virus, as well as market disruptions in China due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in various cities primarily during the second quarter of 2022. In the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, Core Laboratory Diagnostics IgG and IgM antibody testing-related sales on Abbott’s ARCHITECT and Alinity i platforms were $51 million and $159 million, respectively. In the first nine months of 2022, Core Laboratory Diagnostics sales decreased 1.3 percent, excluding COVID-19 testing-related sales, and increased 4.6 percent, excluding the impact of foreign exchange and COVID-19 testing-related sales.

The 21.9 percent decrease in Molecular Diagnostics sales in the first nine months of 2022, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, was driven by lower demand for Abbott’s laboratory-based molecular tests for COVID-19 partially offset by growth in the base business from increased routine molecular testing. In the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, Molecular Diagnostics COVID-19 testing-related sales were $375 million and $699 million, respectively. In the first nine months of 2022, Molecular Diagnostics sales increased 14.9 percent, excluding COVID-19 testing-related sales, and increased 19.4 percent, excluding the impact of foreign exchange and COVID-19 testing-related sales.

In Rapid Diagnostics, sales increased 46.7 percent in the first nine months of 2022, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, due to the demand for Abbott’s COVID-19 tests on its rapid testing platforms, including the Panbio® system, the ID NOW® platform, and the BinaxNOW® COVID-19 Ag Card test. In the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, Rapid Diagnostics COVID-19 testing-related sales were $6.9 billion and $4.5 billion, respectively. In the first nine months of 2022, Rapid Diagnostics sales increased 11.8 percent, excluding COVID-19 testing-related sales, and increased 14.6 percent, excluding the impact of foreign exchange and COVID-19 testing-related sales. These increases reflect higher sales
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of ID NOW tests for flu, strep, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) as well as growth in various other Rapid Diagnostics products.

Excluding the effect of foreign exchange, total Medical Devices sales grew 8.4 percent in the first nine months of 2022, driven by growth in Diabetes Care, Electrophysiology, Structural Heart and Heart Failure. Growth in Diabetes Care sales was driven by continued growth of FreeStyle Libre®, Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system, in the U.S. and internationally. FreeStyle Libre sales totaled $3.1 billion in the first nine months of 2022, which reflected a 22.8 percent increase, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, over the first nine months of 2021 when FreeStyle Libre sales totaled $2.7 billion. During the third quarter of 2022, Abbott launched its FreeStyle Libre 3 system in the U.S., which automatically delivers up-to-the-minute glucose readings and 14-day accuracy in a wearable sensor.

During the first nine months of 2022, procedure volumes across Abbott’s cardiovascular and neuromodulation businesses were negatively impacted by new surges of COVID-19 in various geographies as well as intermittent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in China and healthcare staffing challenges throughout the nine months. Despite such challenges, overall volume trends improved in several businesses versus the first nine months of 2021. In Electrophysiology, the 8.2 percent growth, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, reflects the increase in procedure volumes and the continued roll‑out of Abbott’s EnSite® X EP System with Ensite Omnipolar Technology (OT), a new cardiac mapping platform available in the U.S., Japan and across Europe. In January 2022, Abbott announced FDA clearance for the EnSite® X EP System with EnSite OT. The system leverages the Advisor® HD Grid Catheter to provide a 360‑degree view of the heart without regard to the orientation of the catheter in the heart.

Growth in Structural Heart during the first nine months of 2022, excluding the effect of foreign exchange, was 12.8 percent, driven by growth across several areas of the business, including Amplatzer®_Amulet® Left Atrial Appendage Occluder, which offers immediate closure of the left atrial appendage, an area in the heart where blood clots can form and MitraClip®, Abbott's market-leading device for the minimally invasive treatment of mitral regurgitation, a leaky heart valve. In Vascular, sales during the first nine months of 2022, excluding the impact of foreign exchange, were virtually unchanged as higher endovascular sales were offset by the negative effect of lower average pricing for drug-eluting stents (DES) in the U.S. and a lag in the recovery of percutaneous coronary intervention case rates compared to many other cardiovascular procedures.

In the first nine months of 2022, Medical Devices received various other product approvals. In February 2022, Abbott received FDA approval for an expanded indication for its CardioMEMS® HF system, a small implantable sensor and remote monitoring system that can detect early warning signs of worsening heart failure. In April 2022, Abbott announced FDA approval for its Aveir® single-chamber leadless pacemaker for the treatment of patients in the U.S. with slow heart rhythms.

The gross profit margin percentage was 50.7 percent for the third quarter of 2022 compared to 54.8 percent for the third quarter of 2021. The decrease reflects the continued impact of the voluntary product recall and Sturgis manufacturing stoppage in the Nutritional business during the first half of 2022 as well as the prioritization of infant formula sales related to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The decrease also reflects higher manufacturing and supply chain costs across Abbott's businesses, including inflation, commodities and distribution expenses as well as lower COVID-19 testing-related sales in 2022 and the nonrecurrence of a favorable change in estimate in the third quarter of 2021 related to a previously recognized restructuring plan.

The gross profit margin was 52.1 percent for the first nine months of 2022 compared to 51.6 percent for the first nine months of 2021. The increase reflects the nonrecurrence of 2021 restructuring charges and the impact of higher sales of COVID-19 rapid tests during the first nine months of 2022. These favorable impacts were partially offset by the impact of the voluntary product recall and Sturgis manufacturing stoppage in the Nutritional business as well as higher manufacturing and supply chain costs across Abbott's businesses, including inflation and higher commodity and distribution expenses. The future extent to which inflation, supply chain disruptions, and unfavorable foreign exchange rates will have a material effect on Abbott's operating results is uncertain.

Research and development (R&D) expenses increased $110 million, or 16.2 percent, in the third quarter of 2022 and increased $183 million, or 9.2 percent, in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the prior year. The increase in the third quarter primarily reflects the impairment of certain in-process R&D intangible assets in the third quarter of 2022. The increase in the first nine months was also driven by higher spending on various projects to advance products in development partially offset by the favorable impact of foreign exchange.

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Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased $36 million, or 1.3 percent, in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the prior year as higher selling and marketing spending to drive growth across various businesses was more than offset by the favorable impact of foreign exchange. SG&A expenses were virtually unchanged in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the prior year as higher selling and marketing spending was offset by the nonrecurrence of certain 2021 litigation costs and the favorable impact of foreign exchange.

Other (Income) Expense, net

Other income, net increased from $74 million of income in the third quarter of 2021 to $93 million of income in the third quarter of 2022 and from $214 million of income in the first nine months of 2021 to $253 million of income in the first nine months of 2022. The increases in the third quarter and the first nine months of 2022 were primarily due to higher income in 2022 related to the non-service cost components of net pension and post-retirement medical benefit costs. In the first nine months of 2022, the higher year-to-date income related to the non-service cost components was partially offset by the nonrecurrence of a gain on the sale of an equity method investment that occurred in the second quarter of 2021.

Interest Expense, net

Interest expense, net declined $37 million in the third quarter of 2022 and $61 million in the first nine months of 2022 versus 2021 due to the impact of higher interest rates and cash and short-term investment balances on interest income and the repayment of debt in the first quarter of 2022 partially offset by the impact of interest rate hedge contracts related to certain fixed-rate debt.

Taxes on Earnings

Taxes on earnings reflect the estimated annual effective rates and include charges for interest and penalties. In the first nine months of 2022 and 2021, taxes on earnings include approximately $36 million and $97 million, respectively, in excess tax benefits associated with share-based compensation. In the first nine months of 2022, taxes on earnings also include approximately $20 million of tax expense as the result of the resolution of various tax positions related to prior years.

Tax authorities in various jurisdictions regularly review Abbott’s income tax filings. Abbott believes that it is reasonably possible that the recorded amount of gross unrecognized tax benefits may decrease approximately $75 million to $100 million, including cash adjustments, within the next twelve months as a result of concluding various domestic and international tax matters.

Liquidity and Capital Resources September 30, 2022 Compared with December 31, 2021

The decrease in cash and cash equivalents from $9.8 billion at December 31, 2021 to $9.6 billion at September 30, 2022 primarily reflects share repurchases, the payment of dividends, capital expenditures, and the repayment of debt partially offset by the cash generated from operations in the first nine months of 2022. Working capital was $11.5 billion at September 30, 2022 and $11.1 billion at December 31, 2021. The increase in working capital in 2022 primarily reflects an increase in inventory partially offset by an increase in the current portion of long-term debt and a decrease in cash and cash equivalents.

In the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows, Net cash from operating activities for the first nine months of 2022 totaled approximately $7.3 billion, a decrease of $211 million from the prior year primarily due to an increased investment in working capital partially offset by higher operating earnings. Net cash from operating activities includes $362 million of pension contributions and the payment of cash taxes of approximately $987 million in 2022. Net cash from operating activities includes $366 million of pension contributions and the payment of cash taxes of approximately $990 million in 2021.

On March 15, 2022, Abbott repaid the $750 million outstanding principal amount of its 2.55% Notes upon maturity.

In September 2019, the board of directors authorized the early redemption of up to $5 billion of outstanding long-term notes. As of September 30, 2022, $2.15 billion of the $5 billion authorization remains available.

At September 30, 2022, Abbott’s long-term debt rating was AA- by Standard & Poor’s Corporation and A1 by Moody’s Investors Service. Abbott expects to maintain an investment grade rating. Abbott has readily available financial resources, including lines of credit of $5.0 billion which expire in 2025.

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In December 2021, the board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $5 billion of Abbott’s common shares from time to time. The new authorization was in addition to the $1.081 billion portion of the share repurchase program authorized in 2019 that was unused as of December 31, 2021. In the first nine months of 2022, Abbott repurchased 25.7 million of its common shares for $2.965 billion which fully utilized the authorization remaining under the 2019 share repurchase program and a portion of the 2021 authorization. As of September 30, 2022, $3.116 billion remains available for repurchase under the 2021 repurchase program.

In each of the first three quarters of 2022, Abbott declared a quarterly dividend of $0.47 per share on its common shares, which represents an increase of 4.4 percent over the $0.45 per share dividend declared in each of the first three quarters of 2021.

Legislative Issues

Abbott’s primary markets are highly competitive and subject to substantial government regulations throughout the world. Abbott expects debate to continue over the availability, method of delivery, and payment for health care products and services. It is not possible to predict the extent to which Abbott or the health care industry in general might be adversely affected by these factors in the future. A more complete discussion of these factors is contained in Item 1, Business, and Item 1A, Risk Factors, in the 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 — A Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Abbott cautions that any forward-looking statements made by Abbott are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors that may affect Abbott's operations are discussed in Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and are incorporated herein by reference. Abbott undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments, except as required by law.

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 4.     Controls and Procedures

(a)Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures. The Chief Executive Officer, Robert B. Ford, and Chief Financial Officer, Robert E. Funck, Jr., evaluated the effectiveness of Abbott Laboratories’ disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report, and concluded that Abbott Laboratories’ disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information Abbott is required to disclose in the reports that it files or submits with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, and to ensure that information required to be disclosed by Abbott in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to Abbott’s management, including its principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

(b)Changes in internal control over financial reporting. During the quarter ended September 30, 2022, there were no changes in Abbott’s internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Abbott’s internal control over financial reporting.

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1.     Legal Proceedings

Abbott is involved in various claims, legal proceedings and investigations as described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2022.

Item 2.     Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

(c)Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

Period
(a) Total
Number of
Shares (or
Units)
Purchased(1)
(b) Average
Price Paid per
Share (or
Unit)
(c) Total Number
of Shares (or
Units) Purchased
as Part of
Publicly
Announced Plans
or Programs
(d) Maximum
Number (or
Approximate
Dollar Value) of
Shares (or Units)
that May Yet Be
Purchased Under
the Plans or
Programs(2)
July 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022 —  $ —  —  $ 3,981,169,070 
August 1, 2022 - August 31, 2022 1,050,000  102.567  1,050,000  3,873,473,475 
September 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022 7,363,597  102.895  7,363,597  3,115,796,433 
Total 8,413,597  $ 102.854  8,413,597  $ 3,115,796,433 
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1.These shares do not include the shares surrendered to Abbott to satisfy tax withholding obligations in connection with the vesting of restricted stock or restricted stock units.

2.On December 10, 2021, the board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $5 billion of Abbott common shares, from time to time.

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Item 6.     Exhibits
Exhibit No. Exhibit
3.1
31.1
31.2
Exhibits 32.1 and 32.2 are furnished herewith and should not be deemed to be “filed” under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
32.1
32.2
101 The following financial statements and notes from the Abbott Laboratories Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2022, formatted in Inline XBRL: (i) Condensed Consolidated Statement of Earnings; (ii) Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income; (iii) Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet; (iv) Condensed Consolidated Statement of Shareholders’ Investment; (v) Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows; and (vi) Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (the cover page XBRL tags are embedded in the Inline XBRL document and included in Exhibit 101).
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SIGNATURE
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 thereunto duly authorized.
ABBOTT LABORATORIES
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