Quest Diagnostics Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2020 Financial Results
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, announced today financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.
“In a year dominated by the pandemic, Quest brought critical COVID-19 testing to our country, and delivered record revenues, earnings and cash from operations for the fourth quarter and full year 2020,” said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, CEO and President. “Declines in our base business recovered rapidly throughout the summer and fall; however the recovery stalled at the end of November and into December due to the surge in COVID-19 infections across the country. Continued high demand for COVID-19 testing drove our performance through the second half of the year.
“In light of the company’s strong financial position, we have increased our dividend and our share repurchase authorization while maintaining flexibility to pursue our M&A strategy,” Mr. Rusckowski continued. “Given the ongoing uncertainty regarding the trajectory of the virus and its impact on COVID-19 testing trends as well as further recovery of our base business, we are providing an outlook for the first six months of 2021. We expect to provide additional updates as the year progresses.”
Mr. Rusckowski continued: “The pandemic has tested our nearly 50,000 employees and they have responded as heroes, by developing COVID-19 tests, building test capacity, innovating new testing models with our retail partners, transporting specimens, delivering results and of course, supporting our customers. I’m proud of what we have achieved and optimistic about what we can accomplish in 2021.”
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