Bristol-Myers Squibb Delivers Excellent Second Quarter

Bristol-Myers SquibbBristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced double-digit sales growth in a quarter that was highlighted by important new product approvals in both the U.S. and Europe, and key data from the Company's cardiovascular, oncology and diabetes franchises. In addition, the Company raised guidance for 2011 and confirmed minimum non-GAAP guidance for 2013.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb posted second quarter 2011 net sales of $5.4 billion, an increase of 14%, or 10% excluding the impact of foreign exchange, compared to the same period a year ago.
  • U.S. net sales increased 15% to $3.6 billion in the quarter compared to the same period a year ago. International net sales increased 13%, or 3% excluding foreign exchange impact, to $1.9 billion.
  • Gross margin as a percentage of net sales was 72.7% in the quarter compared to 73.2% in the same period a year ago.
  • Marketing, selling and administrative expenses increased 16% to $1.0 billion in the quarter.
  • Advertising and product promotion spending decreased 4% to $253 million in the quarter.
  • Research and development expenses increased 12% to $923 million in the quarter.
  • The effective tax rate on earnings before income taxes was 27.0% in the quarter, compared to 20.4% in the second quarter last year.
  • The Company reported net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $902 million, or $0.52 per share, in the quarter compared to $927 million, or $0.53 per share, a year ago.
  • The Company reported non-GAAP net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $971 million, or $0.56 per share, in the second quarter compared to $944 million, or $0.54 per share, for the same period in 2010. An overview of specified items is discussed under the "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" section.
  • The incremental impact in 2011 over 2010 of the two additional U.S. health care reform provisions for new discounts associated with the Medicare Part D coverage gap and the annual pharmaceutical company fee decreased second quarter EPS by approximately $0.03.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $10.4 billion, with a net cash position of $4.9 billion as of June 30, 2011.

"I am proud of this organization and our strong second quarter results across the board—financially, clinically, and operationally. This performance demonstrates the success of our BioPharma strategy in delivering short term results and in positioning the Company for the future," said Lamberto Andreotti, chief executive officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb.

"While we delivered double-digit sales growth during the second quarter, driven in part by the strong initial performance of YERVOY® (ipilimumab), we also received regulatory approval for NULOJIX® (belatacept) in the U.S. and Europe, and ELIQUIS in Europe for VTE prevention. That brings us to three new products approved in three months, including the approval of YERVOY in the U.S. in March. We also presented clinical data from our oncology and diabetes franchises, and announced important positive top line results from our Phase III ARISTOTLE trial on ELIQUIS for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation."

About Bristol-Myers Squibb
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

Most Popular Now

GSK reaches agreement with Novartis to acquire ful…

GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announces that it has reached an agreement with Novartis for the buyout of Novartis' 36.5% stake in their Consumer Healthcare Jo...

Canadian neuroscientists say daily ibuprofen can p…

A Vancouver-based research team led by Canada's most cited neuroscientist, Dr. Patrick McGeer, has successfully carried out studies suggesting that, if started early enou...

First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of…

A "game changing" new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an infection for the first time - and could lea...

Merck partners with Medisafe to help improve medic…

Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a new collaboration with US-based Medisafe to help its cardiometabolic patients better manage medication ...

Phase III data in The Lancet show Novartis siponim…

Novartis today announced that the full results from the Phase III EXPAND study of oral, once-daily siponimod (BAF312) in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) w...

Taking a standard prostate cancer drug with food b…

By taking a high-cost drug with a low-fat meal - instead of on an empty stomach, as prescribed - prostate cancer patients could decrease their daily dose, prevent digesti...

North and south cooperation to combat tuberculosis

Tuberculosis can be cured and could be eradicated. For this to happen, however, patients have to receive the right treatment. Researchers at the Makerere University and t...

Boehringer Ingelheim and OSE Immunotherapeutics an…

Boehringer Ingelheim and OSE Immunotherapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative immunotherapies, have announced a collaboration and excl...

New immunotherapy for lung cancer shows promise of…

In a groundbreaking development, results from a recent clinical trial to treat lung cancer show that a novel immunotherapy combination is surprisingly effective at contro...

Personalized tumor vaccine shows promise in pilot …

A new type of cancer vaccine has yielded promising results in an initial clinical trial conducted at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and...

Lokelma approved in the EU for the treatment of ad…

AstraZeneca today announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Lokelma (formerly ZS-9, sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) for the treatment...

New targeted therapy schedule could keep melanoma …

Skin melanoma, a particularly insidious cancer, accounts for the vast majority skin cancer deaths and is one of the most common cancers in people under 30. Treatment for ...