Merck Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Financial Results

Dateline City: WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. Fourth-Quarter 2013 Non-GAAP EPS Increased by 6 Percent Over Prior Year to $0.88, Excluding Certain Items; GAAP EPS Decreased by 13 Percent to $0.26. Full-Year 2013 Non-GAAP EPS of $3.49, Excluding Certain Items; GAAP EPS of $1.47. Fourth-Quarter 2013 Worldwide Sales Were $11.3 Billion, a Decrease of 4 Percent Reflecting Unfavorable Impact of Patent Expiries and a 3 Percent Negative Impact from Foreign Exchange. Full-Year 2013 Worldwide Sales Were $44.0 Billion, a Decrease of 7 Percent Reflecting Unfavorable Impact of Patent Expiries and a 2 Percent Negative Impact from Foreign Exchange. Strong Full-Year Sales Growth for GARDASIL, REMICADE, SIMPONI, ISENTRESS, ZOSTAVAX and the Diabetes Franchise. Returned $11 Billion to Shareholders in 2013 Through Dividends and Share Repurchases. Accelerated Development Program for MK-3475, Including Announcement of Four Collaborations to Evaluate Novel Combination Regimens, Initiation of a Phase I Study in 20 New Cancer Types and Rolling Submission of a BLA to the FDA. 2014 Full-Year Non-GAAP EPS Target of $3.35 to $3.53, Excluding Certain Items; GAAP EPS Range of $2.15 to $2.47. WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced financial result...
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