Total revenue increased 9 percent for the first quarter of 2010 to $3,592 million versus $3,308 million for the first quarter of 2009.
"We are off to a good start in 2010 with solid first-quarter results," said Kevin Sharer, Chairman & CEO. "We are optimistic about Prolia in the U.S. and EU and will take appropriate steps to manage the impact of the new U.S. health care reform law."
Adjusted EPS and adjusted net income for the first quarter of 2010 and 2009 exclude, for the applicable periods, stock option expense, certain expenses related to acquisitions, non-cash interest expense resulting from a change in accounting in the first quarter of 2009 for our convertible notes and certain other items. These expenses and other items are presented on the attached reconciliation tables.
On a reported basis and calculated in accordance with United States (U.S.) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Amgen's GAAP EPS were $1.18 for the first quarter of 2010, a 20 percent increase compared to $0.98 for the first quarter of 2009. GAAP net income increased 15 percent to $1,167 million for the first quarter of 2010 from $1,019 million for the first quarter of 2009.
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