Cash inflow from operating activities for the year to December 31, 2007 decreased by 11% to $474.7 million (2006: $531.9 million). Excluding upfront payments and milestones in respect of in-licensed technology of $155.9 million in 2007 and $80.5 million in 2006 (see section 4 - R&D below for details), cash inflow from operating activities for the year to December 31, 2007 increased by 3% to $630.6 million (2006: $612.4 million). This increase is lower than the increase in operating income (excluding IPR&D) of $204.1 million primarily as a result of increased receivables generated by higher sales in December 2007 over December 2006 and increases in inventory to support new products.
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at December 31, 2007 totaled $802.0 million (December 31, 2006: $1,156.7 million). The decrease of $354.7 million was primarily due to the acquisition of New River in April 2007 being partly funded from Shire's pre-acquisition cash resources.
Summary of Q4 2007
Revenues from continuing operations for the three months to December 31, 2007 increased by 46% to $724.5 million (2006: $497.0 million).
Operating income for the three months to December 31, 2007 was $232.2 million (2006: $80.4 million). The increase primarily resulted from higher revenues and related earnings in Q4 2007 (compared to Q4 2006) and gains on disposal of non-core products of $115.7 million (2006: $nil), which were partially offset by upfront payments for in-licensed technology totaling $75.0 million (2006: $nil).
Cash inflow from operating activities for the three mo
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