Baxter agreed to buy Gambro back in December for $2.76 billion, and it cost around $29 million to transact the deal during the first quarter. Gambro has annual sales of around $1.6 billion and BAX hopes to seal the deal by the end of the second quarter of 2013. BAX's revenue in the first quarter increased 2% to $3.45 billion from $3.39 billion in the year-ago quarter. This figure is not reflected in the chart below that looks at BAX from a one-year perspective with the same metrics applied to JNJ at the beginning of this article. BAX data by YCharts
Although first-quarter results aren't shown in the chart above, after the exclusion of the one-time items the EPS was 4% higher than the year ago quarter and as mentioned above the first-quarter revenue per share (trailing 12-month) did increase 2%. Shares of BAX closed down 1.89% on Thursday at $68.90.