Teva second-quarter net sales increase 12% to $3.8 billion

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.

“It was an especially strong quarter in North America, where we had nine new product launches, and in Europe, where we experienced solid growth despite the challenging market environment.”

Second Quarter Highlights:

  • Quarterly net sales of $3.8 billion, reflecting organic growth of 12%, compared to the comparable period in 2009.
  • Quarterly non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS of $981 million and $1.08, up 32% and 30%, respectively, compared with the second quarter of 2009. Quarterly GAAP net income and EPS totaled $797 million and $0.88, up 53% and 52%, respectively, compared with the second quarter of 2009.
  • Quarterly non-GAAP operating income of $1.2 billion, up 22% compared with the second quarter of 2009. Quarterly GAAP operating income totaled $1.1 billion, up 53% compared with the second quarter of 2009.
  • Quarterly global in-market sales of Copaxone® of $773 million, up 13% over the second quarter of 2009. Copaxone® continues to be the leading MS therapy in the U.S. and globally.
  • Quarterly cash flow from operations of $954 million, up 45% compared with the second quarter of 2009. Free cash flow of $700 million, up 86% compared with the second quarter of 2009.
  • Financing of ratiopharm acquisition secured with debt offering of $2.5 billion and committed bank loans of $1.5 billion.
  • For the first six months of 2010, sales increased by 14%, non-GAAP EPS increased by 29% and GAAP EPS increased by 52%, compared to the first six months of 2009.

"This was truly a superb quarter, in which Teva achieved record-breaking results, including outstanding organic growth," commented Shlomo Yanai, Teva's President and Chief Executive Officer. "It was an especially strong quarter in North America, where we had nine new product launches, and in Europe, where we experienced solid growth despite the challenging market environment."

Mr. Yanai continued, "2010 is well on track to becoming another year of profitable growth and major achievements for Teva, a year in which we will make significant progress towards achieving our long-term strategic objectives."

Net sales for the second quarter increased 12% to $3,800 million, compared to $3,400 million in the second quarter of 2009.

Exchange rate differences negatively impacted sales in the second quarter of 2010 by approximately $52 million compared to the second quarter of 2009, while having a negligible positive impact on operating income. The impact on sales resulted from the decline in the value of certain currencies relative to the U.S. dollar (primarily the Euro, the British pound and the Hungarian forint), partially offset by the strengthening of the value of other currencies relative to the U.S. dollar (primarily the Canadian dollar, the Israeli shekel and the Russian ruble) in the second quarter of 2010 compared with the second quarter in 2009.

Non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $981 million, an increase of 32% compared to the second quarter of 2009, while non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $1.08, an increase of 30% compared to the second quarter of 2009. On a U.S. GAAP basis, net income for the second quarter totaled $797 million, up 53% compared to the second quarter of 2009, while diluted earnings per share were $0.88, up 52% compared to the second quarter of 2009.

Non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS for the second quarter of 2010 are adjusted to exclude the following items:

  • Amortization of purchased intangible assets of $130 million;
  • Financial expenses of $123 million related to hedging activity in connection with the acquisition of ratiopharm, net of gains from the sale of marketable securities;
  • Income of $23 million in connection with legal settlements;
  • Other adjustments totaling $19 million; and
  • Related tax benefits of $65 million.

Teva believes that excluding these items facilitates investors' understanding of the trends in the Company's underlying business. In the second quarter of 2009, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS excluded amortization of purchased intangible assets, inventory step-up, legal settlements, restructuring expenses and related tax effects. See the attached tables for a reconciliation of U.S. GAAP reported results to the adjusted non-GAAP figures.

Quarterly non-GAAP operating income (which excludes amortization of purchased intangible assets, restructuring expenses, purchase of R&D in-process and impairment of assets, offset by income in connection with legal settlements, as detailed above) reached $1,201 million, an increase of 22% compared with the second quarter of 2009. On a U.S. GAAP basis, operating income for the second quarter of 2010 totaled $1,075 million, up 53% compared to the second quarter of 2009.

Sales in North America in the second quarter reached $2,467 million, accounting for 65% of total sales and representing an increase of 17% compared with the second quarter of 2009. The increase in quarterly sales resulted from the launch of generic versions of Hyzaar® (losartan potassium - hydrochlorothiazide), Cozaar® (losartan potassium) and Yaz® (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol), as well as continued strong sales of generic versions of Pulmicort Respules® (budesonide), Mirapex® (pramipexole) and Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) launched in previous quarters. The quarter's sales also reflected continued strong sales of Copaxone®. Generic and other product sales in the U.S. were $1,502 million in the quarter, up 14% compared to the comparable quarter in 2009.

As of July 16, 2010, Teva had 206 product applications awaiting final FDA approval, including 44 tentative approvals. Collectively, the brand products covered by these applications had annual U.S. sales of over $107 billion. Of these applications, 134 were "Paragraph IV" applications challenging patents of branded products. Teva believes it is the first to file on 82 of the applications, relating to products with annual U.S. branded sales exceeding $48 billion.

Sales in Europe in the second quarter of 2010 totaled $811 million, accounting for 21% of total sales and representing an increase of 4% compared with the second quarter of last year. In local currency terms, sales in Europe grew 10% compared with the second quarter of 2009. The increase in sales was mostly attributable to strong generic sales in Italy, Spain and France, as well as increased sales of Copaxone® and Azilect®.

Since the beginning of 2010, Teva received 594 generic approvals in Europe relating to 111 compounds in 209 formulations, including four European Commission approvals valid in all EU member states. In addition, as of June 30, 2010, Teva had approximately 2,574 marketing authorization applications pending approval in 30 European countries, relating to 241 compounds in 470 formulations, including seven applications pending with the EMA.

International sales in the second quarter of 2010 totaled $522 million, accounting for 14% of total sales and representing an increase of 1% compared to the second quarter of 2009. In local currency terms, international sales grew 6% compared with the second quarter of 2009. The increase in sales was driven primarily by increased sales in Latin America and Israel. Sales in the quarter were adversely affected from the timing of Copaxone® sales in government tenders.

Copaxone® remains the number one MS therapy in the U.S. and globally. Global in-market sales reached $773 million in the second quarter of 2010, an increase of 13% over the second quarter of 2009. In the U.S., quarterly in-market sales increased 21% to $531 million compared to the second quarter of 2009. In-market sales outside the U.S. totaled $243 million, flat compared to the second quarter of 2009, with growth in sales recorded in Europe and Latin America offset by weaker sales in certain international markets due to timing of tenders. In local currency terms, in-market sales of Copaxone® outside the U.S. grew 2% in the second quarter of 2010.

Global in-market sales of Azilect® reached $70 million in the quarter, a 29% increase over the comparable period in 2009, benefiting primarily from an increase in sales in Europe (mostly in France Spain, Italy and Germany). In local currency terms, global in-market sales of Azilect® grew 33% in the second quarter of 2010.

Teva's global respiratory product sales totaled $221 million in the quarter, up 17% compared to $189 million in the second quarter of 2009. The increase is attributable to continued growth in Qvar® and ProAir sales in the U.S. Teva's respiratory product sales in the U.S. totaled $143 million in the second quarter. As of June 30, 2010, Teva maintained its leadership position with a 50% market share in the SABA (short acting beta agonist) market in the U.S., while Qvar® continued to solidify its number two position in the inhaled corticosteroid category (ICS) market with a 19% market share.

Teva's women's health business sales reached $82 million in the quarter, up 3% compared to $80 million in the comparable quarter in 2009, benefiting from strong sales of Seasonique® and ParaGard® in the second quarter.

API sales to third parties totaled $163 million in the second quarter, up 21% compared to $135 million in the comparable quarter in 2009.

Non-GAAP gross profit margin reached 59.0% in the second quarter of 2010, compared to the 58.5% non-GAAP gross profit margin recorded in the comparable quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP gross profit margins continued to benefit from the contribution to sales of new and recently launched generic products in the U.S., improved gross margins of the U.S. generics base business as well as the contribution to sales of innovative and branded products (including Copaxone®, ProAir, Azilect®, Qvar® and women's health products). GAAP gross profit margin reached 55.8% in the second quarter of 2010, compared to GAAP gross profit of 52.0% in the comparable quarter of 2009. The improvement was due to the inventory step up expenses recorded in connection with the acquisition of Barr Pharmaceuticals and higher amortization of purchased intangible assets recorded in the second quarter of 2009, in addition to the above factors.

Net Research & Development (R&D) expenditures in the second quarter totaled $217 million, or 5.7% of sales, compared to $169 million recorded in the second quarter of 2009, or 5.0% of sales. Gross R&D in the second quarter of 2010, before reimbursement from third parties for certain R&D expenses, totaled $227 million, or 6.0% of sales, an increase of 8% compared to the comparable quarter in 2009. For the full year, Teva continues to expect net R&D expenses to be between 6% and 6.5% of net sales.

Selling and Marketing (S&M) expenditures (excluding amortization of purchased intangible assets) totaled $636 million, or 16.7% of sales, for the second quarter, compared to $641 million, or 18.9% of sales, in the comparable quarter of 2009. The decrease in S&M expenses is attributable primarily to the termination, as of the beginning of the quarter, of payments to sanofi-aventis in connection with Copaxone®'s North American sales, offset by higher royalty payments in connection with new and recently launched generic products sold in the U.S.

General and Administrative (G&A) expenditures totaled $189 million, or 5.0% of sales, for the second quarter, compared with $197 million, or 5.8% of sales, in the comparable quarter of 2009.

The tax expense provided for the second quarter was $183 million of pre-tax non-GAAP income of $1,176 million. Teva's current estimate of the annual tax rate of non-GAAP income for 2010 is 15%, compared to a rate of 16% of pre-tax non-GAAP income for all of 2009. On a GAAP basis, the annual tax rate for 2010 is estimated to be approximately 12%.

Cash flow generated from operating activities during the second quarter of 2010 was $954 million, compared to $658 million in the comparable quarter in 2009. Free cash flow - excluding gross capital expenditures (of $136 million) and dividends (of $164 million), partially offset by sales of assets ($46 million) - reached $700 million.

Cash and marketable securities as of June 30, 2010 were $5.2 billion, up approximately $2.2 billion from March 31, 2010, due to the sale of $2.5 billion principal amount of senior notes and strong cash generation in the second quarter, net of approximately $903 million of debt repayment, primarily bank debt incurred in connection with the Barr acquisition.

Total equity as of June 30, 2010 amounted to $19.4 billion, an increase of $104 million compared to $19.3 billion as of December 31, 2009. The increase in total equity is attributable primarily to GAAP net income, offset by the negative impact of currency translation resulting from the weakening of major non-U.S. currencies compared to the U.S. dollar (mainly the Euro, the Hungarian forint, the Polish zloty and the Czech koruna) as well as dividends paid to shareholders.

For the second quarter of 2010, the weighted average share count for the fully diluted earnings per share calculation was 921 million shares on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. As of June 30, 2010, Teva's share count going forward for the fully diluted share calculation is estimated at 922 million shares, while the share count for calculating Teva's market capitalization is approximately 898 million shares.

Dividend

The Board of Directors, at its meeting on July 26, 2010, declared a cash dividend for the second quarter of 2010 of NIS 0.70 (approximately 18.1 cents according to the rate of exchange on July 26, 2010) per share.

The record date will be August 4, 2010, and the payment date will be August 19, 2010. Tax will be withheld at a rate of 9%.

Source:

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

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