Johnson & Johnson second quarter sales decrease 0.7% to $16.5B

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $16.5 billion for the second quarter of 2012, a decrease of 0.7% as compared to the second quarter of 2011. Operational results increased 3.5% and the negative impact of currency was 4.2%. Domestic sales decreased 1.2%. International sales decreased 0.4%, reflecting operational growth of 7.1% and a negative currency impact of 7.5%. Sales included the impact of the recently completed acquisition of Synthes, Inc., which contributed 1.2% to worldwide operational sales growth.

Net earnings and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2012 were $1.4 billion and $0.50, respectively. Second-quarter 2012 net earnings include after-tax special items of $2.2 billion, consisting of  non-cash charges primarily attributed to a partial write-down of in-process research and development and intangible assets related to the Crucell vaccines business, an increase in the accrual for the potential settlement of previously disclosed civil litigation matters, and transaction and integration costs related to the acquisition of Synthes, Inc. Second-quarter 2011 net earnings included after-tax special items of $772 million, consisting of net charges related to the restructuring by Cordis Corporation, the net impact of expenses related to litigation, DePuy ASR™ Hip recall costs, and a  currency adjustment related to the acquisition of Synthes, Inc. Excluding these special items, net earnings for the current quarter were $3.6 billion and diluted earnings per share were $1.30, representing increases of 2.7% and 1.6%, respectively, as compared to the same period in 2011.                                            

"Our talented associates around the world are building a strong foundation for sustainable growth through meaningful innovations and an expanding global footprint. Our pharmaceutical pipeline continued its strong momentum this quarter with the submission of several new drug applications, as well as strong growth from several recently launched products that meet critical patient needs," said Alex Gorsky, Chief Executive Officer. "The completion of the Synthes acquisition also marks an important milestone in strengthening our leadership in key health care markets, creating a powerful portfolio of orthopaedic and neurological solutions to advance patient health and well-being," said Gorsky.

The Company adjusted its earnings guidance for full-year 2012 to $5.00 - $5.07 per share. The Company's guidance excludes the impact of special items and reflects the negative impact of recent currency movements, partially offset by the positive contribution from the Synthes acquisition.

Worldwide Consumer sales of $3.6 billion for the second quarter represented a decrease of 4.6% versus the prior year consisting of an operational increase of 0.6% and a negative impact from currency of 5.2%. Domestic sales decreased 1.9%.  International sales decreased 6.0%, which reflected an operational increase of 2.0% and a negative currency impact of 8.0%.

Positive contributors to operational results were international sales of oral care products; NEUTROGENA® skin care products; and international baby care products.  

Worldwide Pharmaceutical sales of $6.3 billion for the second quarter represented an increase of 0.9% versus the prior year with operational growth of 5.1% and a negative impact from currency of 4.2%. Domestic sales decreased 4.5%.  International sales increased 6.8%, which reflected an operational increase of 15.5% and a negative currency impact of 8.7%. 

Positive contributors to international sales were strong results for REMICADE® (infliximab), a biologic approved for the treatment of a number of immune-mediated, inflammatory diseases,  primarily related to incremental sales from international territories included in the amended distribution agreement with Merck; PREZISTA® (darunavir), a treatment for HIV;  and sales of recently launched products.

The strong sales results of recently launched products include ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate), an oral, once-daily medication for use in combination with prednisone, for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer; INVEGA® SUSTENNA®/XEPLION® (paliperidone palmitate), a once-monthly, long-acting, injectable atypical antipsychotic for the acute and maintenance treatment of schizophrenia in adults; international sales of  INCIVO® (telaprevir), a direct acting antiviral protease inhibitor, for the treatment of genotype-1 chronic hepatitis C virus, in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin, in adults; STELARA® (ustekinumab), a biologic approved for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis; and XARELTO® (rivaroxaban), an oral anticoagulant.

Sales results in the U.S. were negatively impacted by generic competition for LEVAQUIN® (levofloxacin), a treatment for bacterial infections, and the manufacturing suspension at a third party supplier for DOXIL® (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection)/CAELYX® (pegylated liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride), a medication to treat ovarian and other cancers.

During the quarter, several drug marketing applications were submitted in the U.S. and European Union. These included a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking approval for the use of canagliflozin, an oral, once-daily, selective sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with type 2 diabetes. A supplemental NDA was submitted to the FDA and a type II variation to the EMA to extend the use of ZYTIGA® (abiraterone acetate) administered with prednisone to include the treatment of patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer who have not received chemotherapy.  Supplemental NDAs were also submitted to the FDA seeking approval for the use of XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) to treat patients with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism and prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism. In addition, an NDA was submitted to the FDA seeking accelerated approval for the use of bedaquiline (TMC207) as an oral treatment, to be used as part of combination therapy for pulmonary, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in adults.

Also during the quarter, Janssen-Cilag GmbH completed the acquisition of CorImmun GmbH, a privately held drug development company in Germany, whose lead compound, COR-1, is a small cyclic peptide currently in early clinical development for the treatment of heart failure.

Worldwide Medical Devices and Diagnostics sales of $6.6 billion for the second quarter represented a decrease of 0.1% versus the prior year consisting of an operational increase of 3.4% and a negative currency impact of 3.5%. Domestic sales increased 2.9%. International sales decreased 2.4%, which reflected an operational increase of 3.8% and a negative currency impact of 6.2%. Sales included the impact of the recently completed acquisition of Synthes, Inc., which contributed 2.9%, 3.7%, and 2.3% to worldwide, domestic and international operational sales growth, respectively.

Primary contributors to operational growth were orthopaedic sales from the recently completed acquisition of Synthes; Biosense Webster's electrophysiology products in our Cardiovascular Care business; Ethicon's wound care products in our General Surgery business; LifeScan's blood glucose monitoring products in our Diabetes Care business; and international sales of energy products in our Specialty Surgery business. The growth was impacted by lower sales in the Cardiovascular Care business, reflecting the decision to exit the drug eluting stent market at the end of the second quarter of 2011.

During the quarter, the Company announced the completion of the acquisition of Synthes for $19.7 billion in cash and stock, creating the world's most innovative and comprehensive orthopaedics business. In connection with the Synthes acquisition, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. agreed to divest its trauma business to Biomet, Inc. and completed the initial closing for this transaction, including those countries that represented the majority of sales.

In addition, Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Ltd. completed its first medical device acquisition in China - the purchase of Guangzhou Bioseal Biotech Co., Ltd., a privately held biopharmaceutical company specializing in the design, development and commercialization of a porcine plasma-derived biologic product for controlling bleeding during surgery.

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