Bristol-Myers Squibb reports second quarter financial results

Bristol-Myers SquibbBristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today reported results for the second quarter of 2016, which were highlighted by strong sales, key regulatory and clinical milestones in Immuno-Oncology and business development transactions that strengthened the company's Immuno-Oncology pipeline.

"During the second quarter we delivered strong sales and earnings growth, achieved important regulatory milestones with Opdivo across multiple types of cancer, and further advanced our leadership in Immuno-Oncology through the breadth of the clinical data we presented at ASCO," said Giovanni Caforio, M.D., chief executive officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb. "I am confident strong performance of our in-line products, progress with our diversified pipeline and our focused approach to business development position us well for continued success."

Second quarter financial results

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb posted second quarter 2016 revenues of $4.9 billion, an increase of 17% compared to the same period a year ago. Global revenues increased 18% adjusted for foreign exchange impact. Excluding Abilify and Erbitux , global revenues increased 24% or 26% adjusted for foreign exchange impact.
  • U.S. revenues increased 46% to $2.7 billion in the quarter compared to the same period a year ago. International revenues decreased 6% primarily from lower Hepatitis C Franchise sales in Japan and France. When adjusted for foreign exchange impact, international revenues decreased 4%.
  • Gross margin as a percentage of revenues was 75.2% in the quarter compared to 75.7% in the same period a year ago.
  • Marketing, selling and administrative expenses increased 9% to $1.2 billion in the quarter.
  • Research and development expenses decreased 32% to $1.3 billion in the quarter. Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2015 include an $800 million charge resulting from the Flexus acquisition.
  • The effective tax rate was 26.4% in the quarter, compared to 311.5% in the second quarter last year. The second quarter 2015 Flexus acquisition was non-deductible for tax purposes.
  • The company reported net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $1.2 billion, or $0.69 per share, in the quarter compared to a net loss of $130 million, or $0.08 per share, a year ago. The results in the second quarter of 2015 include a $0.48 per share charge from the Flexus acquisition.
  • The company reported non-GAAP net earnings attributable to Bristol-Myers Squibb of $1.2 billion, or $0.69 per share, in the second quarter, compared to $890 million, or $0.53 per share, for the same period in 2015. An overview of specified items is discussed under the “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” section.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $7.9 billion, with a net cash position of $1.2 billion, as of June 30, 2016.

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