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Amgen Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

News Releases
April.30, 2020

Amgen Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 30, 2020 —— Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2020 and discussed the company's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Quarter Performance

Key results include:

• Total revenues increased 11% to $6.2 billion in comparison to the first quarter of 2019, driven by higher unit demand, offset partially by lower net selling prices.

• Product sales increased 12% globally, driven by volume growth across a number of our newer products, including Otezla® (apremilast), Repatha® (evolocumab), MVASI® (bevacizumab-awwb), KANJINTI® (trastuzumab-anns) and Evenity® (romosozumab-aqqg), offset partially by declines in select products from the impact of biosimilar and generic competition.

• GAAP earnings per share (EPS) decreased 3% to $3.07 driven by the amortization of costs associated with our Nov. 21, 2019 acquisition of Otezla, offset partially by increased revenues.

• GAAP operating income decreased 5% to $2.4 billion and GAAP operating margin decreased 6.8 percentage points to 40.0% driven by the amortization of intangible assets from our Otezla acquisition.

• Non-GAAP EPS increased 17% to $4.17 driven by increased revenues and fewer weighted-average shares outstanding.

• Non-GAAP operating income increased 15% to $3.2 billion and non-GAAP operating margin increased 1.5 percentage points to 53.9%.

• The Company generated $2.0 billion of free cash flow in the first quarter versus $1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019.

• 2020 total revenues guidance reaffirmed at $25.0-$25.6 billion; EPS guidance revised to $10.65-$11.45 on a GAAP basis and reaffirmed at $14.85-$15.60 on a non-GAAP basis.

"I am inspired by the many ways my colleagues at Amgen and others across the industry are stepping up to meet the greatest public health challenge of our lifetime," said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer. "We are committed to delivering an uninterrupted supply of our medicines to patients; advancing potential new medicines to treat serious diseases, including COVID-19; making a difference in the communities where we live and work; and creating long-term value for shareholders."

Product Sales Performance

• Total product sales increased 12% for the first quarter of 2020 versus the first quarter of 2019 driven by 15% volume growth.

• Prolia®(denosumab) sales increased 10% driven by higher unit demand.

• EVENITY launched in the U.S. and Japan in the first half of 2019, generating $100 million of sales in the first quarter of 2020.

• Repatha sales increased 62% driven by 98% volume growth, offset partially by lower net selling price. Repatha's net selling price was impacted by the removal of our original list price option to improve patient affordability, especially for Medicare patients.

• Aimovig® (erenumab-aooe) sales increased 20% driven by 46% volume growth, offset partially by lower net selling price as we expanded patient access.

• Parsabiv® (etelcalcetide) sales increased 39% driven by higher unit demand, offset partially by lower net selling price.

• Otezla was acquired on Nov. 21, 2019 and generated $479 million of sales in the first quarter of 2020.

• Enbrel® (etanercept) sales were flat as favorable changes to estimated sales deductions and inventory were offset by lower unit demand and lower net selling price.

• AMGEVITA ™ (adalimumab) generated $86 million of sales in the first quarter of 2020 and is the most prescribed adalimumab biosimilar in Europe.

• KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) sales increased 14% driven by higher unit demand and to a lesser extent, higher net selling price.

• XGEVA® (denosumab) sales increased 2% driven by higher unit demand.

• Vectibix®  (panitumumab) sales increased 19% driven by higher unit demand.

• Nplate®  (romiplostim) sales increased 15% driven by higher unit demand.

• BLINCYTO®(blinatumomab) sales increased 36% driven by higher unit demand.

• KANJINTI®generated $119 million of sales in the first quarter of 2020.

• MVASI® generated $115 million of sales in the first quarter of 2020.

• Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) sales decreased 40% driven by the impact of competition on unit demand and net selling price.

• NEUPOGEN®  (filgrastim) sales decreased 11% driven by the impact of competition on unit demand.

• EPOGEN®  (epoetin alfa) sales decreased 29% driven by lower net selling price and unfavorable changes to estimated sales deductions.

• Aranesp®(darbepoetin alfa) sales increased 2% driven by higher unit demand and favorable changes in inventory, offset by lower net selling price.

• Sensipar/Mimpara® (cinacalcet) sales decreased 42% driven by the impact of competition on unit demand, offset partially by favorable changes to estimated sales deductions and inventory.

Product Sales Detail by Product and Geographic Region

Operating Expense, Operating Margin and Tax Rate Analysis

On a GAAP basis:

• Total Operating Expenses increased 23% driven by Otezla-related expenses, including the amortization of intangible assets. Cost of Sales margin increased 5.7 percentage points driven by amortization of intangible assets acquired in the Otezla acquisition and an increase in milestone payments, offset partially by lower manufacturing costs. Research & Development (R&D) expenses increased 8% driven by higher late-stage development program support of our oncology portfolio, primarily AMG 510 (sotorasib), along with the recently acquired Otezla, offset partially by recoveries from our collaboration with BeiGene. Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses increased 14% due to our first full quarter of Otezla commercial-related expenses.

• Operating Margin decreased 6.8 percentage points to 40.0% driven by the amortization of intangible assets from our Otezla acquisition.

• Tax Rate decreased 4.2 percentage points due primarily to amortization related to the Otezla acquisition, changes in jurisdictional mix of earnings and an increase in net discrete tax benefits.

On a non-GAAP basis:

• Total Operating Expenses increased 7% driven by Otezla-related expenses. Cost of Sales margin decreased 1.6 percentage points driven by lower manufacturing costs, offset partially by an increase in milestone payments. R&D expenses increased 8% driven by higher late-stage development program support of our oncology portfolio, primarily AMG 510 (sotorasib), along with the recently acquired Otezla, offset partially by recoveries from our collaboration with BeiGene. SG&A expenses increased 12% due to our first full quarter of Otezla commercial-related expenses.

• Operating Margin increased 1.5 percentage points to 53.9%.

• Tax Rate decreased 1.8 percentage points due primarily to changes in jurisdictional mix of earnings and an increase in net discrete tax benefits.

Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

• The Company generated $2.0 billion of free cash flow in the first quarter of 2020 versus $1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2019.

• The Company's first quarter 2020 dividend of $1.60 per share was declared on Dec. 11, 2019, and was paid on March 6, 2020, to all stockholders of record as of Feb. 14, 2020, representing a 10% increase from the first quarter of 2019.

• During the first quarter, the Company repurchased 4.3 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $933 million. At the end of the first quarter, the Company had $5.5 billion remaining under its stock repurchase authorization.

2020 Guidance

• For the full year 2020, the Company reaffirmed total revenues and non-GAAP EPS guidance:

• Total revenues in the range of $25.0 billion to $25.6 billion, unchanged from previous guidance.

• On a GAAP basis, EPS in the range of $10.65 to $11.45 and a tax rate in the range of 10.5% to 11.5%.

• On a non-GAAP basis, EPS in the range of $14.85 to $15.60 and a tax rate in the range of 13.5% to 14.5%, unchanged from previous guidance.

• Capital expenditures to be approximately $600 million.

First Quarter Product and Pipeline Update

The Company provided the following updates on selected product and pipeline programs:

AMG 510 (sotorasib)

• The Company will present the following clinical data as part of the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program, May 29-31:

• Updated results from the Phase 1 dose escalation study in patients with advanced colorectal cancer.

• Updated results from the Phase 1 dose escalation study in patients with advanced solid tumors other than non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and colorectal cancer.

• The Company reiterated its expectation of initial data in 2020 from a potentially pivotal Phase 2 monotherapy study in patients with advanced NSCLC, including at least six months of response data.

BiTE® Programs

• The Company expects initial data from Phase 1 dose escalation studies of the following half-life extended BiTE® molecules in H2 2020:

• AMG 160 targeting PSMA (prostate specific membrane antigen)

• AMG 701 targeting BCMA (B-cell maturation antigen)

• AMG 757 targeting DLL3 (Delta-like ligand 3)

• Updated results from the Phase 1 dose escalation study of AMG 330, a bispecific T-cell engager molecule targeting CD33, in patients with relapsed/refractory acute myeloid leukemia will be presented as part of the ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program, May 29-31.

KYPROLIS

The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date of Nov. 15, 2020 for the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the Prescribing Information to include KYPROLIS in combination with dexamethasone and DARZALEX® (daratumumab) for patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma based on data from the Phase 3 CANDOR study.

• In February, a variation to the marketing authorization application was submitted to the European Medicines Agency to expand the indication for Kyprolis in relapsed multiple myeloma based on data from the Phase 3 CANDOR study.

XGEVA

• In April, a marketing authorization for the treatment of skeletal related events was accepted for review by the Center for Drug Evaluation in China. XGEVA is included in our strategic collaboration with BeiGene.

ABP 798 (biosimilar rituximab)

• The FDA has set a Biosimilar User Fee Act target action date of Dec. 19, 2020 for the Biologics License Application for ABP 798, a biosimilar candidate to Rituxan® (rituximab).

Otezla

• Data from the Phase 3 study in patients with mild-to-moderate psoriasis are expected in Q2 2020.

• In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the sNDA to add scalp psoriasis data to the U.S. Prescribing Information.

• In April, the European Commission (EC) approved an additional indication for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet's Disease who are candidates for systemic therapy.

Tezepelumab

• The Company reiterated its expectation of data from the Phase 3 NAVIGATOR study in patients with severe uncontrolled asthma by the end of 2020.

Omecamtiv mecarbil

• In February, the Data Monitoring Committee for the Phase 3 GALACTIC-HF study completed the second and final planned interim analysis for futility and superiority and recommended that the study continue without changes to its conduct.

• The Company reiterated its expectation of data from GALACTIC-HF in Q4 2020.

Repatha

• In March, the Company announced that Repatha significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients who are human immunodeficiency virus-positive and have high LDL-C despite stable background lipid-lowering therapy.

AMG 890

• A Phase 2 study is expected to begin in the second half of 2020 for AMG 890, a small interfering RNA molecule that lowers lipoprotein(a).

COVID-19

• The Company announced that Otezla, an oral treatment approved in more than 50 countries for inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, will be investigated as a potential immunomodulatory treatment in adult patients with COVID-19 in upcoming platform trials.

• In April, the Company announced a collaboration with Adaptive Biotechnologies to discover and develop fully human neutralizing antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 to potentially prevent or treat COVID-19.

• The Company provided the following updates on aspects of its R&D activities

• Study start-up activities are continuing where possible to allow rapid site activation and enrollment when that becomes feasible.

• Study procedures are being implemented consistent with recent guidance from regulators to maintain patient safety and study data integrity.

• Enrollment is paused in clinical trials where there is uncertainty around the ability of sites to ensure subject safety or data integrity.

• Research activities are increasing in various geographies as the situation safely permits.

• Medical conferences and journals are being engaged to ensure continued dissemination of important data in a timely manner.

KEYTRUDA is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Inc.

DARZALEX is a registered trademark of Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Rituxan is a registered trademark of Biogen Inc.

Tezepelumab is being developed in collaboration with AstraZeneca

Omecamtiv mecarbil is being developed under a collaboration between Amgen and Cytokinetics, with funding and strategic support from Servier

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In this news release, management has presented its operating results for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019, in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and on a non-GAAP basis. In addition, management has presented its full year 2020 EPS and tax rate guidance in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are computed by excluding certain items related to acquisitions, restructuring and certain other items from the related GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations for these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the news release. Management has also presented Free Cash Flow (FCF), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, for the first quarters of 2020 and 2019. FCF is computed by subtracting capital expenditures from operating cash flow, each as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The Company believes that its presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to and facilitates additional analysis by investors. The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to enhance an investor's overall understanding of the financial performance and prospects for the future of the Company's ongoing business activities by facilitating comparisons of results of ongoing business operations among current, past and future periods. The Company believes that FCF provides a further measure of the Company's liquidity.

The Company uses the non-GAAP financial measures set forth in the news release in connection with its own budgeting and financial planning internally to evaluate the performance of the business, including to allocate resources and to evaluate results relative to incentive compensation targets. The non-GAAP financial measures are in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on the current expectations and beliefs of Amgen. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including any statements on the outcome, benefits and synergies of collaborations, or potential collaborations, with any other company, including Adaptive Biotechnologies (including statements regarding such collaboration's ability to discover and develop fully-human neutralizing antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 to potentially prevent or treat COVID-19), BeiGene, Ltd., or the Otezla acquisition, including anticipated Otezla sales growth and the timing of non-GAAP EPS accretion, as well as estimates of revenues, operating margins, capital expenditures, cash, other financial metrics, expected legal, arbitration, political, regulatory or clinical results or practices, customer and prescriber patterns or practices, reimbursement activities and outcomes, effects of pandemics or other widespread health problems such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our business, outcomes, progress, or effects relating to studies of Otezla as a potential treatment for COVID-19, and other such estimates and results. Forward-looking statements involve significant risks and uncertainties, including those discussed below and more fully described in the Securities and Exchange Commission reports filed by Amgen, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent periodic reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. Unless otherwise noted, Amgen is providing this information as of the date of this news release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from those we project. Our results may be affected by our ability to successfully market both new and existing products domestically and internationally, clinical and regulatory developments involving current and future products, sales growth of recently launched products, competition from other products including biosimilars, difficulties or delays in manufacturing our products and global economic conditions. In addition, sales of our products are affected by pricing pressure, political and public scrutiny and reimbursement policies imposed by third-party payers, including governments, private insurance plans and managed care providers and may be affected by regulatory, clinical and guideline developments and domestic and international trends toward managed care and healthcare cost containment. Furthermore, our research, testing, pricing, marketing and other operations are subject to extensive regulation by domestic and foreign government regulatory authorities. We or others could identify safety, side effects or manufacturing problems with our products, including our devices, after they are on the market. Our business may be impacted by government investigations, litigation and product liability claims. In addition, our business may be impacted by the adoption of new tax legislation or exposure to additional tax liabilities. If we fail to meet the compliance obligations in the corporate integrity agreement between us and the U.S. government, we could become subject to significant sanctions. Further, while we routinely obtain patents for our products and technology, the protection offered by our patents and patent applications may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by our competitors, or we may fail to prevail in present and future intellectual property litigation. We perform a substantial amount of our commercial manufacturing activities at a few key facilities, including in Puerto Rico, and also depend on third parties for a portion of our manufacturing activities, and limits on supply may constrain sales of certain of our current products and product candidate development. An outbreak of disease or similar public health threat, such as COVID-19, and the public and governmental effort to mitigate against the spread of such disease, could have a significant adverse effect on the supply of materials for our manufacturing activities, the distribution of our products, the commercialization of our product candidates, and our clinical trial operations, and any such events may have a material adverse effect on our product development, product sales, business and results of operations. We rely on collaborations with third parties for the development of some of our product candidates and for the commercialization and sales of some of our commercial products. In addition, we compete with other companies with respect to many of our marketed products as well as for the discovery and development of new products. Discovery or identification of new product candidates or development of new indications for existing products cannot be guaranteed and movement from concept to product is uncertain; consequently, there can be no guarantee that any particular product candidate or development of a new indication for an existing product will be successful and become a commercial product. Further, some raw materials, medical devices and component parts for our products are supplied by sole third-party suppliers. Certain of our distributors, customers and payers have substantial purchasing leverage in their dealings with us. The discovery of significant problems with a product similar to one of our products that implicate an entire class of products could have a material adverse effect on sales of the affected products and on our business and results of operations. Our efforts to collaborate with or acquire other companies, products or technology, and to integrate the operations of companies or to support the products or technology we have acquired, may not be successful. A breakdown, cyberattack or information security breach could compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our systems and our data. Our stock price is volatile and may be affected by a number of events. Our business performance could affect or limit the ability of our Board of Directors to declare a dividend or our ability to pay a dividend or repurchase our common stock. We may not be able to access the capital and credit markets on terms that are favorable to us, or at all.

CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand Oaks

Trish Rowland, 805-447-5631 (media)

Arvind Sood, 805-447-1060 (investors)

About Amgen

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

For more information, visit www.amgen.com and follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen.

About Amgen China

Amgen entered China in 2012 on a mission to serve patients by using science and biotechnology to improve health for Chinese patients and societies. With its headquarters in Shanghai, Amgen China is present in approximately 80 cities across the country. In China, Amgen strives to bring innovative therapies to patients in a bid to address the huge unmet needs in chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, bone health, Inflammation and Nephrology.

Amgen inaugurated the Asia Research and Development Center in Shanghai in 2014 as part of efforts to pursue the best in scientific innovation. With a biology-first approach, the center is committed to translating the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to save lives and restore health.

For more information, visit www.amgen.com  and follow us on Amgen China Corporate WeChat account.