Fresenius reports first-quarter net income beat on pandemic demandHealthcare companies worldwide have benefited from subsidies and increased demand as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but they have also faced new costs, including protective gear. Fresenius’ first-quarter net income was 465 million euros ($503.97 million), above analysts’ average forecast of 421.8 million euros, a Refinitiv poll found. “It is, however, too early to say with any certainty what impact COVID-19 will have on the company’s full business year,” Chief Executive Stephan Sturm said in a statement.