This excerpt taken from the SIAL 8-K filed Jul 23, 2009.
2009 DILUTED EPS EXPECTED TO EXCEED 2008s $2.65.
St. Louis, MO, July 23, 2009 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, a leading Life Science and High Technology company, reported second quarter 2009 diluted EPS of $0.68 compared to $0.70 in the second quarter of 2008. For the six months ended June 30, 2009, reported diluted EPS was $1.36, a 1.5% increase from the $1.34 reported for the first six months of 2008. Excluding the negative impact of currency, EPS would have been $0.79 and $1.60, a 12.9% and 19.4% increase for the second quarter and first six months of 2009, respectively. A reconciliation of proforma to reported EPS is on page 8.