Pfizer announces fiscal 2009 third-quarter results

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today reported financial results for third-quarter 2009. Revenues were $11.6 billion, a decrease of 3% compared with $12.0 billion in the year-ago quarter. Revenues for third-quarter 2009 compared with the year-ago quarter were unfavorably impacted by approximately $610 million, or 5%, due to foreign exchange and were favorably impacted by $217 million, or 2%, due to a one-time adjustment in the year-ago period for prior years’ liabilities for product returns. For third-quarter 2009, U.S. revenues were $4.8 billion, a decrease of 2% compared with the year-ago quarter. International revenues were $6.8 billion, a decrease of 4% compared with the prior-year quarter, and reflected 5% operational growth and a 9% unfavorable impact of foreign exchange. U.S. revenues represented 41% of the total, while international revenues represented 59% of the total, both comparable with the year-ago quarter.

For the first nine months of 2009, revenues were $33.5 billion, a decrease of 7% compared with $36.0 billion in the same period in 2008. Foreign exchange unfavorably impacted revenues by approximately $2.3 billion or 6%. U.S. revenues were $14.3 billion, a decrease of 6% compared with the first nine months of 2008. International revenues were $19.2 billion, a decrease of 8% compared with the same period last year, and reflected 3% operational growth and an 11% unfavorable impact of foreign exchange. U.S. revenues represented 43% of the total compared with 42% in the year-ago period, and international revenues represented 57% of the total compared with 58% of the total of the first nine months of 2008.

SOURCE Pfizer Inc.

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