Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it expects to sell $2.5 billion of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, even as concerns mount over the shot’s effectiveness against the delta variant.
In releasing its second-quarter financial results, the company also reported earnings and revenue that beat Wall Street’s expectations.
Here’s how J&J did compared with what Wall Street expected, according to average estimates compiled by Refinitiv:
The company’s share price was up nearly 1% in premarket trading following the report.
J&J’s pharmaceutical business, which developed the single-shot Covid vaccine, generated $12.59 billion in revenue, a 17.2% year-over-year increase.
The company’s consumer unit, which makes products such as Neutrogena face wash and Listerine, generated $3.7 billion in revenue, up 13.3% from a year earlier. Its medical device unit generated $6.9 billion, a 62.7% increase. That unit was hit hard last year as the pandemic forced hospitals to postpone elective surgeries and Americans stayed home.
Global sales of the Covid vaccine in the quarter were $164 million.