reported earnings per share that broke even for the third quarter, beating the
First Call/Thomson Financial
estimate of a loss of 5 cents
The company lost 16 cents a share in the year-ago period.
The company said its third-quarter results include the operating results of
. The merger of Signal and Celgene, which was completed on Aug. 31, was accounted for as a pooling of interests. Celgene's historical financial data has been restated to reflect the merger.