Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.37 for the second quarter of 2011, a decrease of 1 percent compared to $1.38 for the second quarter of 2010. Adjusted net income decreased 3 percent to $1,281 million in the second quarter of 2011 compared to $1,326 million in the second quarter of 2010.
"Our products recorded a strong 8 percent growth during the quarter," said Kevin Sharer, chairman & CEO at Amgen. "Our business has momentum and we expect to be at the upper end of our revenue and EPS guidance ranges for the year."
Adjusted EPS and adjusted net income for the second quarter of 2011 and 2010 exclude, for the applicable periods stock option expense, certain expenses related to acquisitions and actions to improve cost efficiencies, non-cash interest expense resulting from a change in accounting for our convertible notes, and certain other items. These adjustments and other items are presented on the attached reconciliations.
On a reported basis in accordance with United States (U.S.) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Amgen's GAAP diluted EPS were $1.25 in the second quarter of 2011, unchanged from the same quarter last year. GAAP net income of $1,170 million in the second quarter of 2011 decreased 3 percent from $1,202 million in the second quarter of 2010.
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