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Statement of Comprehensive Income

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AbbVie Inc., Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

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12 months ended Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Net earnings 5,309  5,953  5,144  1,774  4,128 
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax 996  (165) (667) (1,073) 48 
Net investment hedging activities, net of tax (343) 140 
Pension and post-employment benefits, net of tax (406) (135) 230  (781) 598 
Marketable security activities, net of tax (46) (1) 44 
Cash flow hedging activities, net of tax (342) 136  (137) 264  (77)
Other comprehensive income (loss) (141) (25) (530) (1,589) 570 
Comprehensive income 5,168  5,928  4,614  185  4,698 
Source: AbbVie Inc., Annual Reports
Item Description The company
Foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax Adjustment that results from the process of translating subsidiary financial statements and foreign equity investments into functional currency of the reporting entity, net of tax, attributable to the parent entity. AbbVie Inc.'s foreign currency translation adjustments, net of tax increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Pension and post-employment benefits, net of tax Net changes to accumulated comprehensive income during the period related to benefit plans, after tax, attributable to the parent entity. AbbVie Inc.'s pension and post-employment benefits, net of tax declined from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Marketable security activities, net of tax Gross appreciation or the gross loss in value of the total unsold securities at the end of an accounting period, after tax, attributable to the parent entity. AbbVie Inc.'s marketable security activities, net of tax declined from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Cash flow hedging activities, net of tax Net of tax effect change in accumulated gains and losses from derivative instruments designated and qualifying as the effective portion of cash flow hedges, after taxes, that is attributable to the parent entity. A cash flow hedge is a hedge of the exposure to variability in the cash flows of a recognized asset or liability or a forecasted transaction that is attributable to a particular risk. The change includes an entity's share of an equity investee's increase (decrease) in deferred hedging gains or losses. AbbVie Inc.'s cash flow hedging activities, net of tax increased from 2015 to 2016 but then declined significantly from 2016 to 2017.
Comprehensive income The change in equity [net assets] of a business enterprise during a period from transactions and other events and circumstances from non-owner sources which are attributable to the reporting entity. It includes all changes in equity during a period except those resulting from investments by owners and distributions to owners, but excludes any and all transactions which are directly or indirectly attributable to that ownership interest in subsidiary equity which is not attributable to the parent. AbbVie Inc.'s comprehensive income increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.