April 29 Pharmacy benefit manager Express
Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday reported lower first
quarter profit and took down its full-year earnings forecast
range by 6 cents, saying adjusted prescription volume would be
less than it had anticipated.
The company said net profit fell to $328.3 million, or 42
cents per share, from $373 million, or 45 cents per share, a
Excluding one-time items, Express said it had adjusted
earnings of 99 cents per share. Analysts on average expected
$1.01 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue of $23.68 billion was shy of Wall Street estimates
of $23.80 billion.
(Reporting by Bill Berkrot; Editing by David Gregorio)