"In the third quarter we advanced our leadership position in Immuno-Oncology with two accelerated approvals in the U.S. and the presentation of important new clinical data that demonstrates the breadth and depth of our development program," said Giovanni Caforio, M.D., chief executive officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "We delivered strong operational performance driven by top-line growth, the successful launch of Opdivo and continuing positive trends for Eliquis. I remain confident in our strategy and that we are entering our exciting next chapter in a position of strength."
Third quarter financial results
- Bristol-Myers Squibb posted third quarter 2015 revenues of $4.1 billion, an increase of 4% compared to the same period a year ago. Global revenues increased 11% adjusted for foreign exchange impact.
- U.S. revenues increased 4% to $2.0 billion in the quarter compared to the same period a year ago. International revenues increased 4%, or 19% adjusted for foreign exchange impact.
- Gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 73.0% in the quarter compared to 74.3% in the same period a year ago.
- Marketing, selling and administrative expenses decreased 4% to $983 million in the quarter.
- Advertising and product promotion spending increased 13% to $193 million in the quarter.
- Research and development expenses increased 15% to $1.1 billion in the quarter.
- The effective tax rate was 26.0% in the quarter, compared to 27.4% in the third quarter last year.
- The company reported net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $706 million, or $0.42 per share, in the quarter compared to net earnings of $721 million, or $0.43 per share, a year ago.
- The company reported non-GAAP net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $648 million, or $0.39 per share, in the third quarter, compared to $750 million, or $0.45 per share, for the same period in 2014.
- Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $10.0 billion, with a net cash position of $2.8 billion, as of September 30, 2015.
Bristol-Myers Squibb's global sales in the third quarter included Daklinza and Sunvepra, which grew by $353 million, Opdivo, which grew by $304 million, Eliquis, which grew by $250 million, Orencia, which grew 9%, and Sprycel, which grew 7%.
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