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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Reports 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announces third quarter financial results for 2010. The merger of Biovail Corporation (Legacy Biovail) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (Legacy Valeant) was completed on September 28, 2010. Accordingly, as required under generally accepted accounting principles, the reported third quarter results reflect the full third quarter financial results of Legacy Biovail and only 3 days’ results for Legacy Valeant. The reported revenue included no contribution from Legacy Valeant; as an administrative accommodation, shipping for Legacy Valeant was cut-off in advance of the merger date. These financial statements also reflect the recognition of the assets and liabilities of Legacy Valeant acquired under the merger at their fair values.

“The Legacy Biovail financial results for the quarter, from my perspective, were disappointing,” said J. Michael Pearson, chief executive officer.  “The Legacy Valeant business continues to perform well.  With one month behind us as a new company, I am pleased with the combined operating performance of our new company and the many new commercial initiatives underway.  In the fourth quarter, we expect to generate approximately $500 million in revenue and $200 million in adjusted non-GAAP cash flows from operations, despite the anticipated loss of over $20 million of 4th quarter revenues from the impact of the entry of an authorized generic of Diastat, reduced ribavirin royalties and the elimination of both the Biovail R&D revenues and the GSK alliance payment. More important, with the merger now complete, we have already made the hard decisions about products, people, facilities and development programs, and have begun to put the combined company on a path to sustainable growth and strong cash flow generation.”

Revenue for Legacy BiovailTotal reported revenue was $208.3 million in the third quarter of 2010 as compared to $212.5 million in the third quarter of 2009, a decrease of 2%.

Product sales were $201.4 million in the third quarter of 2010, as compared to $204.3 million in the third quarter of 2009, a decrease of 1%. This decline was primarily due to decreased product sales for Wellbutrin XL®, Ultram® ER, Cardizem® LA and Generics, partially offset by increases in Xenazine®, Biovail Pharmaceuticals Canada and the Legacy portfolio.

Research and development (R&D) revenue was $0.5 million in the third quarter of 2010 as compared to $3.4 million in the third quarter of 2009. This decrease is attributable to the divestiture of Biovail’s contract research division (CRD) to Lambda Therapeutic Research Inc. in July 2010.

Operating Expenses for Legacy BiovailThe Company’s cost of goods sold increased 23% to $62.1 million in the third quarter of 2010 as compared to $50.7 million in the third quarter of 2009, primarily reflecting the increased supply price in effect for Zovirax® and increased sales of lower-margin Xenazine®.

Selling, General and Administrative expenses increased 34% in the third quarter of 2010 to $60.2 million as compared to $44.8 million in the third quarter of 2009, primarily due to the inclusion of a non-cash $20.1 million charge, reflecting the valuation of replacement share-based awards arising from the merger transaction.

Research and development expenses in the quarter of $14.3 million reflect a decrease of 38% or $8.9 million as compared to the third quarter of 2009. Included in the third quarter of 2009 was an IPR&D charge of $8.1 million related to the fipamezole acquisition.

Merger Related Costs & ExpensesThe Company recorded $28.0 million of merger-related transaction costs in the third quarter.

Restructuring charges of $95.9 million were recorded in the quarter, virtually all of which arise from the merger and are primarily employee termination costs. The Company estimates it will incur costs of between $135 million and $180 million (of which the non-cash component, including share-based compensation, is expected to be approximately $55 million) in connection with the integration and cost-rationalization activities associated with the merger.

The tax provision in the quarter ended September 30, 2010 of $60 million was impacted by a number of merger-related items and by the provision for legal settlements in jurisdictions with lower tax rates or where a full valuation allowance exists against available tax loss carryfowards.

Net Loss and Cash Flow from Operating ActivitiesThe Company reported a net loss of $207.9 million for the third quarter of 2010, or a loss of $1.27 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $40.4 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009.

Cash flow from operating activities was $110.9 million in the quarter, as compared to $89.2 million for the third quarter of 2009.

The Company has determined that the provision of a Cash EPS number in the third quarter is not useful given the significant impact of the merger on both earnings and the fully-diluted share computation.

Legacy Valeant RevenuesLegacy Valeant revenues were $259.2 million for the partial third quarter of 2010 as compared to $220.3 million in the full third quarter of 2009, an increase of 18%. The partial third quarter of 2010 reflected a significant decrease from Diastat due to the impact of an authorized generic entering the market on September 1, 2010.  Excluding Diastat, product sales increased 26%.  It is also important to note that product sales only reflected a partial quarter given the decision to stop shipment of all products three to thirteen days prior to the quarter end.

IntegrationSignificant progress has been made on the integration of Legacy Biovail and Legacy Valeant.  Following a disciplined review of the Company’s pipeline assets, which focused on strategic and financial hurdles, the decision was made to terminate a number of these projects. The affected counterparties have all been notified. The estimated costs to terminate these arrangements (approximately $15 - $20 million in total) are included in our estimated restructuring costs. As these decisions were reached after the quarter end, none of the termination costs are reflected in the current quarter.  We expect spending on all these terminated projects to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2011.

As committed, by October 15, 2010 all our employees had been notified as to their status with the ongoing Company.  Approximately 500 jobs were eliminated and the majority of those terminated will be leaving by December 31, 2010.  We are in the process of vacating several facilities, including Aliso Viejo, CA, Bridgewater, NJ, Carolina, PR, Chantilly, VA, Fort Worth, TX, Lawrenceville, NJ, and Redwood City, CA.

2010 GuidanceDue to the recently completed merger, the Company will not be issuing full year guidance for 2010.  For the fourth quarter of 2010, the Company is expecting approximately $500 million in total revenue and approximately $200 million in adjusted non-GAAP cash flows from operations.  The Company expects to be in a position to provide financial guidance for 2011 in January of 2011.

Conference Call and Webcast InformationThe Company will host a conference call and a live Internet webcast along with a slide presentation today at 8:00 a.m. EDT (5:00 a.m. PDT), November 4, 2010 to discuss its third quarter financial results for 2010. The dial-in number to participate on this call is (877) 295-5743, confirmation code 18324045. International callers should dial (973) 200-3961, confirmation code 18324045. A replay will be available approximately two hours following the conclusion of the conference call through November 11, 2010 and can be accessed by dialing (800) 642-1687, or (706) 645-9291, confirmation code 18324045. The live webcast of the conference call may be accessed through the investor relations section of the Company’s  corporate website at

About ValeantValeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX:VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at

Forward-looking StatementsThis press release may contain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding our performance and growth in 2010, anticipated fourth quarter revenues and adjusted cash flows from operations and the expected integration of Legacy Biovail and Legacy Valeant, including spending on Legacy Biovail R&D projects and the departure of employees from the combined company.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of the words “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “may,” “will,” “believes,” “estimates,” “potential,” or “continue” and variations or similar expressions. These statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in the company's most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and risks and uncertainties relating to the proposed merger, as detailed from time to time in Valeant’s filings with the SEC and the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”), which factors are incorporated herein by reference. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. Valeant undertakes no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect actual outcomes.

Note on GuidanceThe guidance contained in this press release is only effective as of the date given, November 4, 2010, and will not be updated or confirmed until the Company publicly announces updated or affirmed guidance.

Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThe company has provided guidance with respect to adjusted non-GAAP cash flow from operations, which is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents adjusted non-GAAP cash flow from operation. The company has not provided a reconciliation of this forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure due to the difficulty in forecasting and quantifying the exact amount of the items excluded from the non-GAAP financial measure that will be included in the comparable GAAP financial measure. Contact Information:Laurie W. Little949-461-6002laurie.little@valeant.comFinancial Tables follow.

VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)(All dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)(Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2010200920102009REVENUEProduct sales

$  201,372$ 204,291$
557,400Research and development

4553,3926,09610,362Royalty and other

6,4404,84015,92711,615208,267212,523666,673579,377EXPENSESCost of goods sold (exclusive of amortization of intangible assets shown separately below)

62,14250,669184,947145,566Research and development

14,29823,202118,44382,422Selling, general and administrative

60,18744,774148,794137,516Amortization of intangible assets

35,49933,121102,09870,402Restructuring costs and other costs

95,9162,41399,41015,128Acquisition-related costs

28,037-35,6145,596Legal settlements

38,500-38,500241334,579154,179727,806456,871Operating income (loss)

(126,312)58,344(61,133)122,506Interest income

126238548823Interest expense

(11,218)(10,998)(30,997)(14,850)Write-down of deferred financing charges

(5,774)-(5,774)(537)Foreign exchange gain

301197345918Loss on auction rate securities

(5,005)(385)(5,552)(4,709)Gain on disposal of investments

-466-804Gain on auction rate security settlement

---22,000Income (loss) before provision for income taxes

(147,882)47,862(102,563)126,955Provision for income taxes

60,0007,50074,50023,500Net income (loss)

$ (207,882)$   40,362$
3,455Basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share

.65Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding (000s)Basic


163,295158,652160,082158,418Cash dividends declared per share

.555VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(All dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)(Unaudited)AtAt September 30 December 31 2010 2009 ASSETSCash, cash equivalents and marketable securities$
24,029Other current assets702,203226,6111,300,448350,640Marketable securities3,64511,516Property, plant and equipment, net280,161103,848Intangible assets, net6,470,5961,335,222Goodwill2,963,947100,294Deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance88,646132,800Other long-term assets, net28,46032,724$
256,906Long-term liabilities4,940,317455,766Shareholders' equity5,349,6641,354,372$
2,067,044VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL, INC.CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS(All dollar amounts are expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)(Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended September 30 September 30 2010 2009 2010 2009 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIESNet income (loss)

$ (207,882)$   40,362$
3,455Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:Depreciation and amortization

42,33843,293122,619102,447Amortization of deferred revenue

(4,775)(5,300)(14,326)(15,901)Amortization of discounts on long-term obligations

2,7122,6828,3503,246Amortization and write-down of deferred financing costs

6,8541,2289,4982,326Acquired in-process research and development

-8,12661,24538,540Deferred income taxes

59,5003,80064,50012,000Payment of accrued legal settlements

-(24,648)(5,950)(30,806)Addition to accrued legal settlements

38,500-38,500241Share-based compensation

68,2841,12671,8364,217Impairment charges

5,4053855,95212,392Gain on disposal of investments


(346)(89)(1,022)80Changes in operating assets and liabilities

100,33418,69880,4511,817Net cash provided by operating activities

110,92489,197264,590233,250Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

315,367(4,514)262,135(748,309)Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(10,590)(89,214)(48,794)245,475Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

3871,0192601,443Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

416,088(3,512)478,191(268,141)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

176,56652,918114,463317,547Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$  592,654$   49,406$



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