NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.
"In our first quarter as an independent company, AbbVie delivered earnings per share above our original guidance," said Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer, AbbVie. "The business generated strong sales growth despite loss of exclusivity in our lipid franchise, which speaks to the foundation of AbbVie's product portfolio. Additionally, we advanced our promising pipeline during the first quarter, with continued progress across our mid- and late-stage development programs."
Key Events from the First Quarter
Full-Year 2013 OutlookAbbVie is confirming its diluted earnings-per-share guidance for the full-year 2013 of $2.66 to $2.76 on a GAAP basis, or $3.03 to $3.13 on an adjusted basis. The company's 2013 adjusted diluted earnings-per-share guidance excludes $0.37 per share of intangible asset amortization expense and other specified items, primarily associated with certain separation-related costs and previously announced ongoing restructuring activities. The company will further refine the forecast for specified items, including separation-related costs, as the year progresses.
About AbbVieAbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. The company's mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the world's most complex and serious diseases.
In 2013, AbbVie employs approximately 21,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. For further information on the company and its people, portfolio and commitments, please visit www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter or view careers on our Facebook or LinkedIn page.
Conference CallAbbVie will host an investor conference call today at 8:00 a.m. Central time to discuss our first-quarter performance. Participating on the call will be Rick Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive officer; Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Laura Schumacher, executive vice president of business development, external affairs and general counsel; John Leonard, senior vice president and chief scientific officer; and Larry Peepo, vice president of investor relations. The call will be webcast through AbbVie's Investor Relations Web site at www.abbvieinvestor.com. An archived edition of the call will be available after 11:00 a.m. Central time.
Non-GAAP Financial Results Financial results for 2013 are presented on both a reported and a non-GAAP basis. Reported results were prepared in accordance with GAAP and include all revenue and expenses recognized during the period. Non-GAAP results adjust for certain non-cash items and for factors that are unusual or unpredictable, and exclude those costs, expenses, and other specified items presented in the reconciliation tables later in this release. AbbVie's management believes non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to investors regarding AbbVie's results of operations and assist management, analysts, and investors in evaluating the performance of the business. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The company's 2013 financial guidance is also being provided on both a reported and a non-GAAP basis.
Forward-Looking StatementsSome statements in this news release may be forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "project" and similar expressions, among others, generally identify forward-looking statements. AbbVie cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, challenges to intellectual property, competition from other products, difficulties inherent in the research and development process, adverse litigation or government action, and changes to laws and regulations applicable to our industry. Additional information about the economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors that may affect AbbVie's operations is set forth in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," in our 2012 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AbbVie undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments, except as required by law.AbbVie Inc.Key Product SalesQuarter Ended March 31, 2013(Unaudited)% Change vs. 1Q12Sales (in millions)InternationalTotalU.S.Int'l.TotalU.S.OperationalReportedOperationalReportedTOTAL SALES$2,122$2,207$4,329(0.4%)10.7%8.0%5.1%3.7%Humira
8.3Note: "Operational" growth reflects percentage change over the prior year excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations.n/m = not meaningfuln/a = not applicable AbbVie Inc.Consolidated Statements of Earnings Quarters Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012(Unaudited) (In millions, except per share data)20132012Net sales
$4,329$4,173Cost of products sold
1,1531,156Selling, general and administrative
1,2371,247Research and development
634642Acquired in-process research and development
--150Total operating cost and expenses
1,305978Interest expense, net
66(1)Net foreign exchange (gain) loss
1510Other (income) expense, net
(15)(37)Earnings before income tax
1,2391,006Income tax expense
$968$883Diluted earnings per share
$0.60$0.56Average diluted shares outstanding1,6051,577Note: On January 1, 2013, Abbott Laboratories distributed 1,577 million shares of AbbVie common stock to Abbott's shareholders in connection with the separation of AbbVie from Abbott. The computation of diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 was calculated using the shares distributed on January 1, 2013.AbbVie Inc.Reconciliation of GAAP Reported to Non-GAAP Adjusted InformationQuarter Ended March 31, 2013(Unaudited) (In millions, except per share data)1.
Specified items impacted results as follows:1Q13Earnings
EPSAs reported (GAAP)$1,239$968$0.60Adjusted for specified items:Intangible asset amortization
0.01As adjusted (non-GAAP)$1,407$1,095$0.68Intangible asset amortization reflects costs recognized as a result of licensing and acquisition activities. Separation costs are expenses related to the separation of AbbVie from Abbott. Restructuring/Other is primarily associated with previously announced restructuring activities and the impact of the Venezuelan currency devaluation.2.
The impact of the specified items by line item was as follows:1Q13Cost of products sold
Net foreign exchange
expense As reported (GAAP)$1,153$1,237$634$15($15) Adjusted for specified items: Intangible asset amortization
-- Separation costs
(3) As adjusted (non-GAAP)$1,032$1,206$632$4($18)3.
The adjusted tax rate for the first quarter was 22.2 percent, as detailed below:1Q13Pre-tax
Tax rateAs reported (GAAP)$1,239$27121.9%Specified items
24.4%As adjusted (non-GAAP)$1,407$31222.2%
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