NAPSR News: Actavis Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results
Actavis plc is a specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in developing, manufacturing and commercializing generic drugs and branded pharmaceutical products.
The company’s operational results are divided in two revenue segments. These are Actavis Pharma and Anda Distribution. The Actavis Pharma segment represents all branded, branded generic, generic and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products whereas Anda Distribution revenue includes distributing third-party products primarily to independent pharmacies, pharmacy chains and pharmacy buying groups.
Significant growth in the North American pharma market segment was due to recent acquisitions as well as new product launches. Net revenue increased 31 percent to $2.24 billion for the second quarter 2014, due to the acquisition of Warner Chilcott and their therapeutic portfolio. These include: women’s healthcare, urology & gastroenterology, dermatology and other established brands. Actavis’ generics division also saw an increase of 9 percent to 1.03 billion for the 2014 second quarter. The recent product launches of the generic versions of Cymbalta® and Lidoderm® were key contributors.
The Anda segment saw an increase of an astounding 55 percent to $427 million, compared to $275.8 million in the second quarter 2013.
"Our exceptional performance during the second quarter resulted from double digit revenue growth in both our North American brand and generics businesses and Anda Distribution,"
"Overall revenue growth of 31 percent in our commercial pharmaceutical business was supported by our North American Brands business, which benefitted from the expanded portfolio resulting from the acquisition of Warner Chilcott in October 2013, as well as continued strong sales of core products in the U.S. We also saw strong growth within our generics business, powered by our strong base business along with continued strong sales of the generic versions of Lidoderm® and Cymbalta®. Revenue in our international operations reflected the divestiture of our generics commercial operations in seven markets in Western Europe to Aurobindo Pharma Limited in April 2014."
With the recent acquisition of Forest Laboratories in July the company expects to see annual revenue amounting to more than $15 billion for 2015.
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