Cardiovascular Divisions Boost Medtronic's FYQ2 Top-Line As Hurricane Recovery Continues
Medtronic's revenue of $7.1bn for the second fiscal quarter of 2018 was down 4% year-over-year on an as-reported basis, but up 4% on a comparable constant-currency basis. –It would have been even greater if not for the hurricane that hindered manufacturing operations in Puerto Rico, the company reported Nov 21.
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Medtronic Lowers Hurricane Maria Cost Estimates
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