PARIS, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Q1 2011 Change on a reported basis
Change at CER(2)excluding A/H1N1 salesNet sales
+0.1%Business net income(1)
-5.8%Business EPS(1)euro 1.66-10.8%-16.1%-6.0%In order to facilitate an understanding of our operational performance, we comment on our business net income statement. Business net income(1) is a non-GAAP financial measure. The consolidated income statement for Q1 2011 is provided in Appendix 8. A reconciliation of business net income to consolidated net income is provided in Appendix 7. Consolidated net income in Q1 2011 was euro 1,218 million (compared with euro 1,714 million in Q1 2010) and included a non-recurring charge of euro 325 million net of tax corresponding to the amortization of Merial assets that would have been recognized for the period from September 18, 2009 to December 31, 2010, had these assets not been classified as held for sale or exchange. Consolidated earnings per share in Q1 2011 was euro 0.93 versus euro 1.31 in Q1 2010.
Commenting on the Group's performance in Q1 2011, sanofi-aventis Chief Executive Officer, Christopher A. Viehbacher said, "This quarter, the year-on-year comparison must take into account the absence of non-recurring A/H1N1 sales. I'm particularly satisfied with the performance of our growth platforms which were up 15.5% (excluding A/H1N1) and now represent almost 60% of Group sales; these businesses have compensated for the impact of generic competition on net sales and represent the future of our company. As of this quarter, we now fully consolidate Merial, our animal health division which delivered a strong performance. We have also closed the Genzyme transaction and the integration phase has started favorably." Q1 2011 Performance
-8.3%TOTAL602-38.3%First-quarter net sales of Sanofi Pasteur MSD (not consolidated by sanofi-aventis), the joint venture with Merck & Co. in Europe, were euro 139 million, down 22.6% on a reported basis, reflecting lower sales of Gardasil® (euro 43 million, down 27.7% on a reported basis) and pediatric vaccines.
Animal HealthAs a result of the mutual decision of sanofi-aventis and Merck to terminate their agreement to form a new animal health joint venture in animal health business and in accordance with IFRS 5.36, Merial assets / liabilities are no longer classified as "Assets held for sale or exchange / Liabilities related to assets held for sale or exchange" and Merial result is included in income from continuing operations. Consequently sales generated by Merial are consolidated in Group sales.
First-quarter net sales of Merial totaled euro 594 million, an increase of 11.5%. Sales of companion animals were sustained by the Frontline® family which reached sales of euro 270 million, up +15.1% led by the success of the spring campaign in the U.S. The good performance of this brand in the U.S. (Frontline® family sales in the U.S. were up 24.5%) largely offset the impact of Frontline® branded generics in Europe. Sales of production animals were driven by the avian segment boosted by the success of the vaccine Vaxxitex® (up 62%). Veterinary Public Health recorded a strong quarter due to sales of foot-and-mouth disease and rabies vaccines. First-quarter sales of Merial were up 13.5% in the U.S. (euro 259 million) and up 24.7% in Emerging Markets (euro 116 million).
A new combination product, Certifect®, which eliminates fleas and ticks within 24h on dogs is expected to be launched in the U.S. in Q2 2011.
Net sales by geographic region(millions of euros)
Q1 2011Change at constant exchange ratesUnited States2,165
-2.6% of which Eastern Europe and Turkey
-0.8% of which Asia
+7.7% of which Latin America(1)
-15.9% of which Africa
+9.9% of which Middle East
+5.9%Rest of the world***977+9.3% of which Japan
+13.7%TOTAL7,779-5.2%* France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark
** World less the U.S. and Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
*** Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
(1) +31.0% excluding sales of A/H1N1 vaccines booked in Q1 201First-quarter net sales in Emerging Markets were euro 2,386 million, up 14.6% (+14.1% on a constant structure basis and at constant exchange rates) excluding sales of A/H1N1 vaccines booked in Q1 2010 (euro 355 million), or down 2.6% including A/H1N1 vaccines sales. Sales in Brazil(9) reached euro 308 million, an increase of 32.4% excluding A/H1N1 vaccines sales (down 32.4% including A/H1N1 vaccines). Sales in China(9) grew by 39.2% to euro 204 million led by the performance of Plavix® (+31.1% to euro 65 million). Russia(9) recorded sales of euro 179 million, up 8.5%.
(9) Without Merial sales
Net sales in Japan in the first quarter grew by 13.7% to euro 665 million, sustained by the strong performance of Plavix® (up 28.8% to euro 139 million), Myslee® (up 14.7% to euro 64 million), Lantus® (up 34.8% to euro 26 million), and Allegra® (up 41.1% to euro 186 million) which benefited from a strong allergy season. Despite major disasters occurred at the beginning of March, our Kawagoe factory and our distribution centers were unaffected.
First-quarter net sales in the U.S. reached euro 2,165 million, down 3.3%. This decrease reflected the impact of generics of Lovenox®, Ambien®CR, and Taxotere® which was partially offset by the successful launch of Allegra® OTC (euro 80 million) and strong growth of Lantus®, Multaq®, Jevtana® and Merial.
Western Europe recorded net sales in the first quarter of euro 2,251 million, a decrease of 13.5% and were impacted by generic competition to Plavix® (-46.6%) and Taxotere® (-61.3%) and austerity measures.
R&D update Since the last R&D update on February 9, several compounds/Vaccines entered Phase I, Phase II or Phase III and additional partnerships with companies and academia were signed. At the end of April, sanofi-aventis portfolio comprised 64 new molecular entities and vaccines in clinical development of which 17 are in Phase III or have been submitted to the health authorities for approval.
With the completion of the acquisition of Genzyme in April, sanofi-aventis' R&D significantly expanded its presence in biotechnology and in the Boston area, a region recognized worldwide for excellence in the sciences. Genzyme has enriched the Group's pipeline with 10 new molecular entities currently in clinical development. Genzyme R&D has three near term opportunities: alemtuzumab for multiple sclerosis, mipomersen for patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (hoFH) or severe heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (heFH) and eliglustat an oral therapy for type 1 Gaucher Disease.
The entire Genzyme pipeline will be subject to a thorough portfolio analysis in the coming months to identify portfolio priorities.
Throughout 2011, further newsflow from R&D is expected with Phase III studies to be completed/reported for five compounds (lixisenatide, alemtuzumab, teriflunomide, aflibercept, and semuloparin).
Evolution of the late stage portfolio:
In April, sanofi-aventis announced the top line results of GETGOAL-S, one of nine studies in the GetGoal Phase III clinical program. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of lixisenatide once-daily (partnership with Zealand Pharma) as an add-on therapy for people with Type 2 diabetes whose condition was inadequately controlled by sulfonylureas, with or without metformin. Top-line results of the GetGoal-S study showed that people in the lixisenatide group experienced a significant reduction in their HbA1c levels, with a -0.74% difference versus placebo at week 24. Lixisenatide also significantly improved patients' 2-hour post-prandial glucose and fasting plasma glucose levels. In addition, people treated with lixisenatide had a significant decrease in body weight, versus those receiving placebo. The full study findings are planned to be presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting, in September 2011. Four positive Phase III studies of the GETGOAL clinical trial program (GETGOAL MONO, GETGOAL L-ASIA, GETGOAL-X and GETGOAL-S) have now been released and all met their primary endpoint with a favorable efficacy and safety profile of lixisenatide in patients with type 2 diabetes. Most of the remaining studies of the GETGOAL program are expected to be completed by the end of 2011.
In April, Genzyme (a new subsidiary of sanofi-aventis), reported additional five-year data from its completed Phase 2 multiple sclerosis trial showing that nearly two-thirds of alemtuzumab treated patients remained free of clinically-active disease as much as four years after most patients received their last course of the investigational drug. The data were presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting. Two pivotal Phase 3 studies investigating alemtuzumab, CARE-MS I and II, are currently ongoing. Top-line results from these trials are expected to be available early in the third quarter of 2011 and in the fourth quarter of 2011. The company expects to file for U.S. and EU approval in early 2012, and has been granted fast track status by the FDA.
Genzyme and Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced in April that data from two phase 3 studies of mipomersen in patients who had high cholesterol levels while on lipid-lowering therapy were presented at the American College of Cardiology. In the study in patients with severe heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, mipomersen reduced LDL-C, the primary endpoint, by 36% compared with a 13% increase for placebo (p<0.001). Frequently observed adverse events were injection site reactions, flu-like symptoms and elevations in liver transaminases, as seen in previous studies.
Results of a Phase 3 study of mipomersen in patients with high cholesterol at high risk for CHD were also presented in a poster at American College of Cardiology. In this study, mipomersen reduced LDL-C, the primary endpoint, by 37% compared with a 5% reduction for placebo (p<0.001). Genzyme expects to file for EU marketing approval of mipomersen for the treatment of patients with hoFH (homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) and severe heFH (heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia) early Q3 2011. Genzyme also expects to file for U.S. approval for the hoFH indication in second half of this year.
In March, sanofi-aventis and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced results from the Phase III VITAL trial evaluating aflibercept for the second-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. The data showed that adding aflibercept to the chemotherapy drug docetaxel did not meet the pre-specified criteria for the primary endpoint of improvement in overall survival compared with a regimen of docetaxel plus placebo.
In April, sanofi-aventis and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that the Phase III VELOUR trial evaluating the investigational agent ZALTRAP® (aflibercept) in combination with the FOLFIRI chemotherapy regimen (folinic acid, 5-fluorouracil, and irinotecan) versus a regimen of FOLFIRI plus placebo met its primary endpoint of improving overall survival in the second-line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. The full study results will be presented at an upcoming medical meeting.
In addition to VITAL and VELOUR, the program includes one Phase III trial and one Phase II trial, all of which are fully enrolled. An interim analysis of the VENICE Phase III study evaluating aflibercept as a first-line treatment for hormone-refractory metastatic prostate cancer in combination with docetaxel and prednisone is expected to be conducted by an Independent Data Monitoring Committee in mid 2011. Final results of VENICE are anticipated in 2012. Final results of the AFFIRM Phase II study, evaluating aflibercept as a first-line treatment in metastatic colorectal cancer in combination with 5-fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin (FOLFOX), are expected during the second half of 2011.
A pediatric hexavalent vaccine (DTP-HepB-Polio-Hib) entered Phase III.
Two compounds entered Phase II
Two compounds entered Phase I
SSR125543, a CRF1 antagonist, did not meet its endpoint in Phase II trial in patients with depression and was discontinued. Sanofi-aventis has decided to exercise its right to terminate the license agreement with Metabolex regarding SAR260093/MBX-2982 (GPR119 receptor agonist).
Several regulatory milestones were reached during the period:
Three collaborations were also announced:
First-quarter 2011 financial resultsBusiness Net Income(1)In accordance with IFRS 5.36 and as Merial has ceased to be qualified as held for sale or exchange in Q1/2011, the results of Merial classified as held for sale or exchange in previously-issued financial statements have been reclassified and included in income from continuing operations for all periods presented.
Sanofi-aventis generated first-quarter net sales of euro 7,779 million, down 1.5% on a reported basis or down 5.2% at constant exchange rates. "Other revenues" were euro 413 million, up 4.6% or 1.5% at constant exchange rates and included increase contribution of Plavix® and the impact of the shortage of Avalide®.
Gross profit was euro 5,830 million (-4.7%). At constant exchange rates, gross profit decreased by 8.2%. The ratio of cost of sales to net sales reached 30.4%, compared to 27.6% in the first quarter of 2010. This evolution reflected the impact of generic competition (mainly Lovenox®, Ambien®CR and Taxotere® in the U.S. and Plavix® and Taxotere® in Europe) and higher raw heparin prices. In Q1 2010, the ratio benefited from a favorable impact due to sales of A/H1N1 vaccines.
Research and development expenses declined by 6.0% at constant exchange rates (-4.0% on a reported basis) to euro 1,100 million, reflecting the benefit from reorganization put in place in the recent years. The ratio of R&D expenses to net sales was 14.1%, down 0.4 percentage points versus the first quarter of 2010.
Selling and general expenses increased slightly by 1.7% at constant exchange rates (+5.1% on a reported basis) to euro 1,933 million. This evolution reflected on one hand decreased spend in Europe, a strong reduction in the U.S. which was partially compensated by investment in Allegra® OTC and increased promotional effort on Lantus® as well as excise fee in the U.S. and on the other hand continued investment in Emerging Markets The ratio of selling and general expenses to net sales was 24.8% compared to 23.3% in the first quarter of 2010, reflecting mainly the absence of A/H1N1 vaccines sales. General and Administrative expenses were flat during the period.
Other current operating income net of expenses was positive euro 16 million versus euro 75 million in the first quarter of 2010, which included a euro 87 million payment received from Teva on sales of Copaxone® in North America. These payments ceased at the end of the first quarter of 2010. In Q1 2011, this line included euro 42 million of advisory fees associated with the Genzyme acquisition.
The share of profits from associates reached euro 292 million, an increase of 20.2%. The share of after-tax profits from the territories managed by BMS under the Plavix® and Avapro® alliance was euro 274 million, up 19.6%, driven by the performance of Plavix® in the U.S. and a positive U.S. dollar impact.
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests was euro 78 million, stable versus Q1 2010. The pre-tax profits paid to BMS from territories managed by sanofi-aventis was euro 72 million versus euro 71 million in Q1 2010.
Business operating income was euro 3,027 million, down 10.2%, or 15.5% at constant exchange rates.
Net financial expenses were euro 78 million versus euro 45 million. In Q1 2010, net financial expenses benefited from a capital gain of euro 47 million on the sales of the stake in Novexel. Net financial expenses related to debt was down versus Q1 2010.
The effective tax rate was 28.5% versus 28.4% in Q1 2010.
Business net income(1) was euro 2,170 million, down 10.6%, or down 16.1% at constant exchange rates.
Business earnings per share(1) (EPS) was euro 1.66, down 10.8% versus the 2010 first-quarter figure. At constant exchange rates, business earnings per share(1) decreased by 16.1%. Excluding A/H1N1 sales, business earning per share(1) was stable on a reported basis and decreased by 6.0% at constant exchange rates.(1) See Appendix 9 for definitions of financial indicators, and Appendix 7 for reconciliation of business net income to consolidated net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventis.
From business net income to consolidated net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventis (see Appendix 7) In Q1 2011, the main reconciling items between business net income and consolidated net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventis were:
Net debtIn the first quarter of 2011, net cash generated by operating activities after changes in working capital and before restructuring costs was euro 2,346 million (stable versus Q1 2010). This amount provided finance for capital expenditures (euro 340 million) and the acquisitions and partnerships made during the period (euro 382 million, mainly BMP Sunstone for euro 336 million). At the end of March 2011, the Group had a debt of euro 19,183 million linked to the funding of Genzyme acquisition and euro 19,199 million of cash and cash equivalents. Consequently, at the end of March, the group had a positive net cash position of euro 16 million compared with a net debt of euro 1,577 million at December 31, 2010.
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives, intentions and expectations with respect to future financial results, events, operations, services, product development and potential, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "plans" and similar expressions. Although sanofi-aventis' management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of sanofi-aventis, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, future clinical data and analysis, including post marketing, decisions by regulatory authorities, such as the FDA or the EMA, regarding whether and when to approve any drug, device or biological application that may be filed for any such product candidates as well as their decisions regarding labelling and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of such products candidates, the absence of guarantee that the products candidates if approved will be commercially successful, the future approval and commercial success of therapeutic alternatives, the Group's ability to benefit from external growth opportunities as well as those discussed or identified in the public filings with the SEC and the AMF made by sanofi-aventis, including those listed under "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in sanofi-aventis' annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010. Other than as required by applicable law, sanofi-aventis does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.
AppendicesList of appendicesAppendix 1:
2011 first-quarter consolidated net sales by productAppendix 2:
2011 first-quarter consolidated net sales by geographic region and product Appendix 3:
Consolidated net sales by business segmentAppendix 4:
Net sales by Animal Health product Appendix 5:
Net sales of Growth PlatformsAppendix 6:
First-quarter business net income statement Appendix 7:
Reconciliation of business net income to consolidated net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventisAppendix 8:
2011 first-quarter consolidated income statementAppendix 9:
DefinitionsAppendix 1: 2011 first-quarter consolidated net sales by product (millions of euros)
net salesChange at constant exchange ratesChange on a reported basisChange on a constant structure basis and at constant exchange ratesLantus®
-12.5%Other Products1,479-3.3%-0.3%-1.8%Consumer Health Care712+40.3%+45.0%+23.0%Generics414+16.9%+20.7%+15.6%Total Pharmaceuticals6,583-1.6%+2.2%-2.2%Vaccines602-38.3 %-36.2%-38.5%Animal Health594+11.5%+15.8%+11.5%Total7,779-5.2%-1.5%-5.7%Appendix 2: 2011 first-quarter consolidated net sales by geographic region and productPharmaceuticalsQ1 2011 net sales (euro million)Western EuropeChange at constant exchange ratesUnited StatesChange at constant exchange ratesEmerging MarketsChange at constant exchange ratesRest of the WorldChange at constant exchange ratesLantus®
2461Stilnox®/Ambien®/Ambien CR®/ Myslee®
-Consumer Health Care186+5.7%169+221.2%301+30.3%56+14.3%Generics116+3.6%32+60.0%258+23.4%8-45.5%Others649-7.2%135-10.9%511+5.7%184-5.7%Total Pharma2,037-12.8%1,665-4.1%1,988+11.4%893+9.0%*Sales of active ingredient to the American entity managed by BMSVaccines Q1 2011 net sales (euro million)Western EuropeChange at constant exchange ratesUnited StatesChange at constant exchange ratesEmerging MarketsChange at constant exchange ratesRest of the
WorldChange at constant exchange ratesPolio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines
-Adult Booster Vaccines
+100.0%Travel and Other Endemics Vaccines
-Total Vaccines37-60.4%241-12.1%282-50.3%42+16.1%*Seasonal and pandemic influenza VaccinesAppendix 3: Consolidated net sales by business segmentMillions of eurosQ1 2011Q1 2010Pharmaceuticals 6,583
7,898Appendix 4: Net sales by Animal Health product Millions of eurosQ1 2011
net salesQ1 2010
net salesChange at constant exchange ratesFrontline® and other fipronil products
+1.9%Total594513+11.5%Appendix 5: Net sales of Growth Platformsmillions of eurosQ1 2011Change at constant exchange ratesEmerging Markets(1/2)2,386
-2.6%Emerging Markets excluding Diabetes, Vaccines, CHC, new products, and Animal Health
1,475+7.7%Diabetes1,113+10.5%Vaccines602-38.3%Consumer Health Care (CHC)712+40.3%New products(3)111-Animal Health594+11.5%Total Growth Platforms4,607+4.3%(1) World excluding the U.S. and Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
(2) Include Diabetes, Vaccines and Consumer Health Care and Animal Health sales generated in Emerging Markets;
(3) Multaq® and Jevtana®. Including Fluzone High Dose® vaccine, new products accounted for euro 111 million in Q1 2011 Appendix 6: Business net income statementFirst-quarter 2011PharmaceuticalsVaccinesAnimal healthOtherGroup TotalMillions of eurosQ1 2011 Q1 2010 % change
Q1 2011Q1 2010% change
Q1 2011Q1 2010(1) % change
Q1 2011Q1 2010 Q1 2011Q1 2010 % changeNet sales6,5836,441+2.2%602944(36.2%)594513+15.8%7,7797,898(1.5%)Other revenues
+4.6%Cost of sales
+8.5%As % of net sales
(27.6%)Gross profit5,0605,101(0.8%)339649(47.8%)431366+17.8%5,8306,116(4.7%)As % of net sales76.9%79.2%56.3%68.8%72.6%71.3%74.9%77.4%Research and development expenses
(4.0%)As % of net sales (14.3%)
(14.5%)Selling and general expenses
+5.1%As % of net sales
(23.3%)Other current operating income/expenses
75Share of profit/loss of associates*
243Net income attributable to non-controlling interests
(78)Business operating income2,7422,802(2.1%)84393(78.6%)218196+11.2%(17)(21)3,0273,370(10.2%)As % of net sales41.7%43.5%14.0%41.6%36.7%38.2%38.9%42.7%Financial income and expenses(78)(45)Income tax expense(779)(898)Tax rate**28.5%28.4%Business net income2,1702,427(10.6%)As % of net sales27.9%30.7%Business earnings per share*** (in euros)1.661.86(10.8%)* Net of tax
** Determined on the basis of Business income before tax, associates, and non-controlling interests
*** Based on an average number of shares outstanding of 1,305.2 million in the first quarter of 2011 and 1,307.3 million in the first quarter of 2010(1) The results of operations of the Merial business previously presented as "held-for-exchange" were reclassified and included in income from continuing operations
in accordance with IFRS5 section 36, following the announcement to maintain Merial and Intervet/Schering-Plough as two separate organizations.Appendix 7: Reconciliation of Business net income to Net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventisMillions of eurosQ1 2011Q1 2010(1)
% changeBusiness net income2,1702,427(10.6%)Amortization of intangible assets(2)
(848)Impairment of intangible assets
(32)Fair value remeasurement of contingent
(46)Expenses arising from the impact of acquisitions on inventories
(167)Other gains and losses, and litigation(3)
(517)Discontinuation of depreciation of PP&E* (IFRS5)18Tax effect of :
349Amortization of intangible assets
282Impairment of intangible assets
10Expenses arising on the workdown of acquired inventories17Restructuring costs
56Other gains and losses, and litigation
195Discontinuation of depreciation of PP&E (IFRS5)*(6)Other tax items4Restructuring costs of associates and joint ventures, and expenses arising from the impact of acquisitions on associates and joint ventures
(7)Net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventis1,2181,714(28.9%)Consolidated earnings per share(4) (in euros)0.931.31(29.0%)(1) the results of operations of the Merial business previously presented as "held-for-exchange" were reclassified and included in income from continuing operations in accordance with IFRS5 section 36, following the announcement to maintain Merial and Intervet/Schering-Plough as two separate organizations.(2) Of which amortization expense generated by the remeasurement of intangible assets as part of business combinations: euro 686 million in the first quarter of 2011 and euro 801 million in the first quarter of 2010.(3) In 2011: non-recurring amortization charge in respect of 2009 and 2010 depreciation and amortization expense on PP&E* and intangible assets of Merial, previously classified as “Assets held for sale or exchange” (IFRS5 section 27).(4) Based on an average number of shares outstanding of 1,305.2 million in the first quarter of 2011 and 1,307.3 in the first quarter of 2010.* Property, Plant and Equipment.
Appendix 8: 2011 first-quarter consolidated income statementMillions of eurosQ1 2011Q1 2010(1)Net sales7,7797,898Other revenues
395Cost of sales
(2,227)Gross profit5,8286,066Research and development expenses
(1,143)Selling and general expenses
(1,837)Other operating income
152Other operating expenses
(77)Amortization of intangible assets
(848)Impairment of intangible assets
(32)Fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration liabilities
(167)Other gains and losses, and litigation
(517)Operating income1,3582,146Financial expenses
58Income before tax and associates and joint ventures1,2802,101Income tax expenses
(545)Share of profit/loss of associates and joint ventures
236Net income 1,2961,792Net income attributable to non-controlling interests
78Net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventis 1,2181,714Average number of shares outstanding (million)
1,307.3Earnings per share(2) (in euros)0.931.31(1) the results of operations of the Merial business previously presented as "held-for-exchange" were reclassified and included in income from continuing operations in accordance with IFRS5 section 36, following the announcement to maintain Merial and Intervet/Schering-Plough as two separate organizations.(2) Based on an avere rates (CER) unless otherwise indicated (see Appendix 9 for a definition); (4) Prior period Income Statement has been re-presented to include Merial results in income from continuing operations (cf Appendix 9; (5) See definition on page 6; (6) At CER before inflation and on a constant structure basis compared to 2008.
2011 first-quarter net sales Unless otherwise indicated, all sales growth figures in this press release are stated at constant exchange rates(1).Net sales in the first quarter of 2011 were 1.5% lower on a reported basis at euro 7,779 million. Exchange rate movements had a favorable effect of 3.7 percentage points, largely reflecting the appreciation of the Japanese Yen, U.S. dollar, Brazilian Real, Australian dollar and Chinese Yuan against the Euro. At constant exchange rates, and after taking into account changes in structure (mainly Chattem, consolidated from February 2010), net sales decreased by 5.2% or increased by 0.1% excluding pandemic influenza vaccine sales (euro 413 million) booked in the first quarter of 2010.
Key Growth Platforms (see Appendix 5)The Group's growth platforms recorded sales of euro 4,607 million in the first quarter, an increase of 4.3% or 15.5% excluding A/H1N1 sales. These growth platforms collectively accounted for 59.2% of total consolidated sales versus 54.0% in Q1 2010 or 51.4% excluding A/H1N1 sales.
PharmaceuticalsFirst-quarter net sales for the Pharmaceuticals business were euro 6,583 million, down 1.6%, reflecting generic competition for Lovenox®, Taxotere® and Ambien®CR in the U.S., for Plavix® and Taxotere® in the EU and the impact of austerity measures in EU and health care reform in the U.S.Flagship Products(7) (millions of euros)Q1 2011Change at constant exchange ratesLantus®
Definitions of non-GAAP financial indicatorsNet sales at constant exchange rates
When we refer to changes in our net sales "at constant exchange rates," this means that we exclude the effect of changes in exchange rates.
We eliminate the effect of exchange rates by recalculating net sales for the relevant period at the exchange rates used for the previous period.
Reconciliation of reported net sales to net sales at constant exchange rates for the first quarter of 2011(millions of euros)Q1 2011Net sales
7,779Effect of exchange rates
(289)Net sales at constant exchange rates
7,490Net sales on a constant structure basis
We eliminate the effect of changes in structure by restating prior-period net sales as follows:
Worldwide presence of Plavix®/Iscover®, Avapro®/Aprovel®
When we refer to the "worldwide presence" of a product, we mean our consolidated net sales of that product, minus sales of the product to our alliance partners plus non-consolidated sales made through our alliances with Bristol-Myers Squibb on Plavix®/Iscover® (clopidogrel bisulfate) and Aprovel®/Avapro®/Karvea® (irbesartan), based on information provided to us by our alliance partner.
Business net income
Sanofi-aventis publishes a key non-GAAP indicator in response to the application of IFRS 8. This indicator "Business net income," replaced "adjusted net income excluding selected items."
Business net income is defined as Net income attributable to equity holders of sanofi-aventis excluding:
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-5.6% Total Diabetes1,113+10.5%Lovenox®
48In the first quarter, net sales of the Diabetes division totaled euro 1,113 million, an increase of 10.5% led by the double digit growth of Lantus®, the world's leading diabetes brand. Lantus® reported net sales of euro 925 million, an increase of 13.2%, supported by its strong performance in the U.S. (+14.7%, euro 563 million), reflecting additional promotional effort put in place in mid-2010. The contribution from Lantus® SoloSTAR® in the U.S. represented 43.8% of total Lantus® sales, an increase of 9.6 percentage points versus Q1 2010. Over the period, sales of Lantus® grew by 34.8% in Japan, and by 19.1% (euro 136 million) in Emerging Markets(8) led by Latin America and China.
(7) See Appendix 2 for a geographical split of consolidated net sales by product.
(8) World excluding the U.S. and Canada, Western Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand
In Western Europe, sales of Lantus® were euro 174 million, an increase of 1.2%, reflecting good growth in volume partially offset by price pressure notably in Germany.
The first launches of BGStar® and iBGStar®, the first range of blood glucose monitoring systems (BGMs) co-developed by sanofi-aventis and its partner AgaMatrix, occurred in Germany in April and will take place in France in May, respectively.
Net sales of Apidra®, the rapid-acting insulin analog, grew 20.5% to euro 49 million in the first quarter driven by Western Europe, Japan and Emerging Markets. Net sales of Amaryl® reached euro 108 million, down 5.6%, reflecting robust performance in Emerging markets offset by performance in Western Europe and Japan due to generic competition.
First-quarter net sales of Lovenox® were euro 583 million, down 26.5%, reflecting a generic competitor in the U.S. (U.S. sales were euro 222 million down 51.0%). Outside the U.S., sales reached euro 361 million (representing 61.9% of Lovenox sales) and grew by 5.4% driven by the Emerging Markets (+16.7% to euro 132 million).
Taxotere® has been facing generic competition in the EU since the end of 2010 following the expiry of its composition of matter patent and in the U.S. since the end of the first quarter following the loss of its market exclusivity. First-quarter net sales of the product decreased by 31.6% to euro 382 million, reflecting decreases of 61.3% in Western Europe (euro 74 million) and 19.9% in the U.S. (euro 168 million). In Japan, Taxotere® continued to record good performance with sales up 13.2%.
First-quarter net sales of Eloxatin® were euro 188 million (up 172.7%), reflecting partial recovery of U.S. sales (euro 119 million, versus euro 8 million in Q1 2010) which continue to be impacted by the workdown of generic inventory at the wholesaler level.
Since June 30, 2010, following the settlement of the Eloxatin U.S. patent infringement suits, generic manufacturers remain enjoined by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey from selling their Eloxatin® generic products in the U.S. until August 9, 2012 or the earlier entry of a competing generic product. One generic manufacturer, Sun Pharmaceuticals, sought appellate review of the court's injunction. Following this appeal, Sun's case was remanded to the District Court for further consideration. In the event Sun prevails before the District Court, the generic manufacturers could re-enter the market prior to August 9, 2012.
Sales from new products (Jevtana® and Multaq®) totaled euro 111 million versus euro 24 million in Q1 2010.
Net sales for Jevtana® (cabazitaxel) were euro 48 million in the first quarter of 2011 mostly generated in the U.S. This new anti-cancer agent was launched in the U.S. in July 2010 for patients with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer previously treated with a docetaxel-based therapy. The patient share of Jevtana® in the U.S. in second line metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer reached 54% in February (IntrinsiQ February 2011). In March 2011, Jevtana® received marketing authorization from the European Commission. The first launch of Jevtana® in the EU occurred in Germany in April 2011.
First-quarter net sales of Multaq® were euro 63 million (versus euro 24 million in Q1 2010), of which euro 44 million was generated in the U.S. Sales in Western Europe reached euro 17 million in the period. In January 2011, sanofi-aventis issued a Dear Health Care Provider Letter worldwide. The FDA also issued a Drug Safety Communication on hepatic events reported in patients treated with Multaq®. The revised product information was updated accordingly. The benefit/risk assessment of Multaq® by the EMA is ongoing. In the U.S. Multaq® received new Tier 2 unrestricted status with two major Managed Care accounts (United Healthcare Medicare and Commercial).
Worldwide presence(1) of Plavix®/Iscover®
First-quarter worldwide presence of Plavix® was euro 1,734 million, up 0.4% impacted by generic competition in Europe. In the U.S., Plavix® sales were euro 1,200 million, up 7.2% (net sales consolidated by Bristol-Myers Squibb). The product continued its success in Japan and China with a sales increase of +28.8% (euro 139 million) and +31.1% (euro 65 million), respectively. In Europe, sales declined by 40.0% to euro 153 million due to generic competition.
Worldwide presence of Plavix®/Iscover®: geographic split(millions of euros)
Q1 2011Change at constant exchange ratesEurope
+9.3%TOTAL1,734+0.4%Worldwide presence(1) of Aprovel®/Avapro®/Karvea®/Avalide®First-quarter worldwide presence of Aprovel® reached euro 482 million, down 9.7% and impacted notably by a voluntary recall of certain lots of Avalide® (irbesartan-hydrochlorothiazide) by Bristol-Myers Squibb and sanofi-aventis from the U.S., Puerto Rican, Canadian, Mexican and Argentinean markets. The resupply of Avalide® to these markets took place in February. Consolidated sales of the product in Emerging Markets grew by 10.5% to euro 93 million.
Worldwide presence of Aprovel®/Avapro®/Karvea®: geographic split(millions of euros)
Q1 2011Change at constant exchange ratesEurope
+4.0%TOTAL482-9.7%Other Pharmaceutical ProductsNet sales of the Ambien® family totaled euro 116 million in the first quarter, down 52.0%, reflecting generic competition of Ambien®CR in the U.S. Over the period, Ambien®CR sales decreased by 93%. In Japan, Myslee®, the leading hypnotic on the market, continued to record double digit growth (+14.7%) to euro 64 million.
First-quarter net sales of Allegra® as a prescription drug were euro 216 million, an increase of 12.9% led by 41.1% growth in Japan (euro 186 million) sustained by a strong allergy season.
First-quarter net sales of Copaxone® were euro 114 million (down 13.7%) reflecting the impact of the return to Teva at the end of 2010 of sales generated in the UK and in some Eastern European countries.
Net sales of Xyzal® in the U.S. were euro 3 million, down 90.1% due to generic competition.
(1) See Appendix 9 for definitions of financial indicators
Consumer Health CareFirst-quarter sales of the Consumer Health Care (CHC) business were euro 712 million, an increase of 40.3%. This strong performance reflected dynamic organic growth (+23.0% on a constant structure basis and at constant exchange rates) and includes sales of Allegra® OTC which was successfully launched by Chattem in the U.S. in the first quarter and reached sales of euro 80 million.
CHC sales in Emerging markets grew by 30.3% to euro 301 million. At the end of the quarter, the Group completed the acquisition of BMP Sunstone.
GenericsFirst-quarter net sales for the generics business were euro 414 million, up 16.9% led by Emerging Markets and the U.S. where the Group launched authorized generics of Ambien®CR (sales of euro 12 million for Zolpidem/Zolpidem CR) and Taxotere® (sales euro 12 million). Sales in Emerging Markets grew by 23.4% (euro 258 million) over the period and showed strong organic growth in Latin America as well as in Russia supported by the recent acquisitions of Medley in Brazil and Zentiva in Eastern Europe.
Human Vaccines First-quarter consolidated net sales for the Human Vaccines business were euro 602 million, an increase of 9.6% excluding A/H1N1 influenza vaccine sales booked in the first quarter of 2010, or a decline of 38.3% including A/H1N1 vaccines sales. In Emerging Markets, sales grew 37.1% (euro 277 million) excluding A/H1N1 sales.
Seasonal influenza vaccine net sales in the first quarter were euro 101 million, up 175.5%, reflecting dynamic demand in the Southern hemisphere and an earlier delivery compared to 2010. The first quarter of 2010 included euro 413 million of A/H1N1 influenza vaccine sales of which euro 355 million were sold in Emerging Markets (mainly in Latin America).
First-quarter net sales of Polio/Pertussis/Hib vaccines totaled euro 227 million, an increase of 7.4% led by a good performance of Pentacel® (total sales: +28.4% to euro 73 million) in the U.S. and Pentaxim® (total sales: +22.0% to euro 56 million) in Emerging Markets.
Adult boosters recorded a strong quarter with net sales of euro 96 million, up +24.3% and led by Adacel® (+46.5% to euro 63 million).
Menactra® net sales reached euro 42 million, a decrease of 39.9% which reflected a declining catch-up cohort in the U.S. adolescent population. Menactra® maintained its high public market share despite competition. In April, the FDA has granted licensure to expand the indication for Menactra® to include a two-dose schedule for infants and children 9 months through 23 months of age.
Net sales of Travel and other endemic vaccines were euro 81 million, down 14.1% impacted notably by lower rabies vaccines sales.
Consolidated vaccines sales (millions of euros)
Q1 2011Change at constant exchange ratesInfluenza Vaccines (incl. Vaxigrip® and Fluzone®)
of which seasonal vaccines
of which pandemic vaccines
-100.0%Polio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines (incl. Pentacel® and Pentaxim®)
+7.4%Meningitis/Pneumonia Vaccines (incl. Menactra®)
-32.2%Adult Booster Vaccines (incl. Adacel ®)
+24.3%Travel and Other En
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