Sanofi net sales up 10.1% and Business net income up 4.1% at CER

SanofiSanofi's net sales in the third quarter of 2011 were €8,753 million, an increase of 5.0% on a reported basis. Exchange rate movements had a negative effect of 5.1 percentage points, mainly due to a less favorable euro/U.S. dollar parity. Various currencies from Emerging Markets (notably the Venezuelan Bolivar and Turkish Lira) also had an unfavorable impact. At constant exchange rates, and including changes in structure (primarily the consolidation of Genzyme from April 1st), net sales increased by 10.1%.

Third-quarter sales of the Group's growth platforms grew by 10.4% or 11.1% excluding A/H1N1 vaccines sales. Including Genzyme, the Group's growth platforms accounted for 68.5% of total consolidated sales, which is up from 60.2% in the third quarter of 2010. In the first 9 months, the growth platforms and Genzyme comprised 64.5% of total consolidated sales compared with 56.4% over the same period of 2010. Year-to-date sales growth of growth platforms was 11.9% excluding A/H1N1 vaccines sales.

Pharmaceuticals net sales reached €6,940 million (up 10.0%) in the third quarter, which reflects the positive contribution (€768 million) from Genzyme (consolidated from April 1st, 2011) as well as generic competition to Lovenox®, Ambien® CR and Taxotere® in the U.S., Plavix® and Taxotere® in the EU and the impact of U.S. healthcare reform and EU austerity measures. Year-to-date 2011 net sales were €20,670 million, an increase of 5.5%.

Commenting on the Group's performance in Q3 2011, Sanofi Chief Executive Officer, Christopher A. Viehbacher said, "The return to growth in sales and earnings in the third quarter reflects an important milestone as the company progressively puts the patent cliff behind it. The integration of Genzyme is progressing well. Our growth platforms3 again achieved double digit growth and more than compensated for generic erosion. We continue to make strong progress in R&D with the submission of five new products and also in the tight control of our costs."

About Sanofi
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Most Popular Now

Fasenra (benralizumab) receives US FDA approval fo…

AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Fasenra (benralizumab)...

Pfizer receives FDA approval for SUTENT® (sunitini…

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication expanding the use of SUTENT® (sunitinib malate) to include...

Alzheimer's disease might be a 'whole body' proble…

Alzheimer's disease, the leading cause of dementia, has long been assumed to originate in the brain. But research from the University of British Columbia and Chinese scie...

Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction me…

Cancer cells can be targeted and destroyed with the metal from the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs, according to new research by an international col...

Novartis confirms leadership in multiple sclerosis…

Novartis today announced it will present 54 scientific abstracts from across its multiple sclerosis (MS) research portfolio at the 7th Joint European and Americas Committ...

Amgen and Novartis announce expanded collaboration…

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Novartis announced an expanded collaboration with the Banner Alzheimer's Institute (BAI) to initiate a new trial - the Alzheimer's Prevention Init...

Transplanted hematopoietic stem cells reverse dama…

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a single infusion of wildtype hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) into a mous...

Novartis announces the planned acquisition of Adva…

Novartis announced today, that it has entered a memorandum of understanding with Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) under which Novartis intends to commence a tender...

'Precision Medicine' may not always be so precise

Precision Medicine in oncology, where genetic testing is used to determine the best drugs to treat cancer patients, is not always so precise when applied to some of the w...

New tissue-engineered blood vessel replacements on…

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have created a new lab-grown blood vessel replacement that is composed completely of biological materials, but surprisingly doe...

New US study reveals key reasons why millions of p…

Few of the more than 90 million Americans(1) with obesity are seeking and receiving long-term obesity care, according to new data from the Awareness, Care and Treatment I...

Efficacy and safety maintained in patients who swi…

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced one-year data from VOLTAIRE®-RA, a pivotal Phase III clinical trial comparing Cyltezo® (adalimumab-adbm) and reference product Humira...

Pharmaceutical Companies

[ A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Z ]