Pfizer reports fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results

PfizerPfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) reported financial results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2013. As a result of the full disposition of Zoetis on June 24, 2013, the financial results of the Animal Health business are reported as a discontinued operation in the consolidated statements of income for full-year 2013, and fourth-quarter and full-year 2012.

Fourth-Quarter 2013 vs. Fourth-Quarter 2012
Reported revenues decreased $333 million, or 2%, which reflects operational growth of $64 million, or 1%, and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $397 million, or 3%. The operational increase was primarily due to the strong growth of Lyrica, Inlyta and Xalkori globally, Enbrel outside of North America, as well as Celebrex, Eliquis and Xeljanz, primarily in the U.S. In addition, fourth-quarter 2013 reported revenues included $65 million from the transitional manufacturing and supply agreements with Zoetis. Revenues were negatively impacted primarily by the expiration on October 31, 2013 of the collaboration agreement for Enbrel in North America, continued erosion for branded Lipitor in developed Europe and certain other developed markets, the ongoing expiration of the Spiriva collaboration in certain countries, other product losses of exclusivity in certain markets, decreased government purchases of Prevnar in certain emerging markets, and various other events.

Full-Year 2013 vs. Full-Year 2012
Reported revenues decreased $3.1 billion, or 6%, which reflects an operational decline of $1.9 billion, or 4%, and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $1.2 billion, or 2%. In addition to the aforementioned factors that negatively impacted fourth-quarter 2013 revenues, full-year 2013 revenues were negatively impacted by erosion of branded Lipitor in the U.S. and decreased government purchases of Enbrel in certain emerging markets. Revenues were positively impacted by the operational growth of Lyrica, Celebrex, Inlyta and Xalkori globally, Eliquis and Xeljanz in the U.S., as well as the contribution from the collaboration with Mylan Inc. to market generic drugs in Japan. In addition, reported revenues in full-year 2013 included $132 million from the transitional manufacturing and supply agreements with Zoetis.

Ian Read, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The just-completed year was highlighted by solid financial performance and shareholder-friendly capital allocation, a strengthening of our innovative core as well as the formation of our new commercial structure designed to enable each business to have a sharper focus on its distinct market opportunities and challenges."

§We enter 2014 with confidence in the competitive positioning of our commercial businesses, the prospects for our recently launched products and the strength of our research pipeline. We remain focused on those areas and opportunities we believe will continue to create value for our shareholders, and we seek to identify additional opportunities that will strengthen our innovative and established pharmaceutical businesses as well as our Consumer business. We will focus on advancing science and innovation to deliver new therapies in areas with unmet need and ensuring our shareholders' capital is allocated toward the most attractive opportunities for value creation.

Mr. Read continued, "During 2014, we expect to report on several, important clinical data readouts for our mid- and late-stage pipeline compounds. In the near term, we expect to report top-line results for the Phase 2 study for palbociclib in patients with post-menopausal, ER-positive, advanced breast cancer and for the CAPiTA study for Prevnar 13 in adults age 65 and older. In addition, we anticipate data presentations at upcoming medical conferences of Phase 2b data for bococizumab, our PCSK9 inhibitor for LDL cholesterol reduction, and Phase 2a data for our staphylococcus aureus vaccine. During the second quarter, we anticipate reporting top-line results for two pivotal Phase 3 studies for Xeljanz in psoriasis."

"We see attractive opportunities globally to deliver value to patients, payors and other stakeholders through a combination of innovative, established and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products. I believe we have the business structure, leadership team and financial capability firmly in place to facilitate our continued success," Mr. Read concluded.

Pfizer Inc.: Working together for a healthier world®
At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

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