Amgen's first quarter 2012 revenue increased 9 percent to $4.0 billion

AmgenAmgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) reported total revenue increased 9 percent during the first quarter of 2012 to $4,048 million versus $3,706 million in the first quarter of 2011. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) were $1.61 for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 20 percent compared to $1.34 for the first quarter of 2011. Adjusted net income increased 2 percent to $1,287 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $1,258 million in the first quarter of 2011.

"We delivered strong sales and earnings during the first quarter, reflecting broad strength across the portfolio," said Kevin Sharer, chairman & CEO. "The pipeline is developing well and the business is in good shape to address the opportunities and challenges ahead," concluded Sharer.

Adjusted EPS and adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2012 and 2011 exclude, for the applicable periods, certain expenses related to acquisitions and cost-savings initiatives, non-cash interest expense associated with 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 $1.48 for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 23 percent compared to $1.20 for the first quarter of 2011. GAAP net income increased 5 percent to $1,184 million in the first quarter of 2012 compared to $1,125 million for the first quarter of 2011.

Product Sales Performance
Total product sales increased 8 percent to $3,901 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $3,618 million in the first quarter of 2011. U.S. product sales increased 8 percent to $2,997 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $2,778 million in the first quarter of 2011. International product sales increased 8 percent to $904 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $840 million in the first quarter of 2011. The impact of foreign exchange on international product sales for the first quarter of 2012 was not material.

XGEVA® (denosumab) sales were $153 million in the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 14 percent over the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting increased segment share as well as overall segment growth.

Prolia® (denosumab) sales were $88 million in the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 9 percent over the fourth quarter of 2011, reflecting continued global growth.

Combined Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) and NEUPOGEN® (Filgrastim) sales increased 9 percent to $1,344 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $1,232 million in the first quarter of 2011. Combined U.S. Neulasta and NEUPOGEN sales increased 13 percent to $1,053 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $930 million in the first quarter of 2011, driven primarily by an increase in the average net sales price and, to a lesser extent, an increase in Neulasta unit demand. Combined Neulasta and NEUPOGEN international sales decreased 4 percent to $291 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $302 million in the first quarter of 2011, due primarily to a decrease in the average net sales price. A mid single-digit percentage point increase in Neulasta unit demand was offset by a decline in NEUPOGEN units due primarily to biosimilar competition.

Enbrel® (etanercept) sales increased 7 percent to $938 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $875 million in the first quarter 2011, driven primarily by an increase in the average net sales price. ENBREL remains the segment share leader in both the rheumatology and dermatology segments.

Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa) sales decreased 11 percent to $518 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $580 million in the first quarter of 2011. U.S. Aranesp sales decreased 19 percent to $202 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $250 million in the first quarter of 2011, due primarily to a decline in unit demand, offset partially by a mid single-digit percentage point increase in the average net sales price. The unit decline reflects segment contraction resulting from changes to the product label and reimbursement environment that occurred during 2011. International Aranesp sales decreased 4 percent to $316 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $330 million in the first quarter of 2011, due primarily to a decrease in the average net sales price.

EPOGEN® (epoetin alfa) sales decreased 17 percent to $446 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $535 million in the first quarter of 2011, reflecting the impact of changes to the label and reimbursement. The decline was comprised of an approximately 30 percent decrease in unit demand driven by a reduction in dose utilization, offset partially by reductions in customer discounts as part of new provider contracts that became effective Jan. 1, 2012.

On a sequential basis, EPOGEN sales decreased 8 percent, comprised of an approximately 20 percent decrease in unit demand driven by the timing of end-user purchases at the end of 2011 and a reduction in dose utilization. These decreases were offset partially by reductions in customer discounts as part of new provider contracts.

Sales of our other, growth-phase products increased 22 percent to $399 million in the first quarter 2012 versus $327 million in the first quarter of 2011. Sales of Sensipar®/Mimpara® (cinacalcet) increased 17 percent to $219 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $187 million in the first quarter of 2011. Sales of Vectibix® (panitumumab) increased 20 percent to $90 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $75 million in the first quarter of 2011. Sales of Nplate® (romiplostim) increased 38 percent to $90 million in the first quarter of 2012 versus $65 million in the first quarter of 2011. These increases were driven primarily by global unit growth.

About Amgen
Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab to manufacturing plant to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives.

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