Amgen Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018 Financial Results
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2018 in comparison to comparable periods in 2017. Key results include:
For the fourth quarter, total revenues increased 7 percent to $6.2 billion.
Product sales grew 8 percent globally. New and recently launched products including Repatha® (evolocumab), Prolia® (denosumab), KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) and XGEVA® (denosumab) showed double-digit growth.
For the full year, total revenues increased 4 percent to $23.7 billion, with 3 percent product sales growth.
GAAP earnings per share (EPS) increased to $3.01 in the fourth quarter and to $12.62 for the full year driven by higher total revenues, a lower tax rate as the prior year was impacted by U.S. tax reform and lower weighted-average shares outstanding.
For the fourth quarter, GAAP operating income increased 6 percent to $2.4 billion and GAAP operating margin decreased 0.6 percentage points to 39.7 percent. For the full year, GAAP operating income increased 3 percent to $10.3 billion and GAAP operating margin decreased 0.3 percentage points to 45.5 percent.
Non-GAAP EPS increased 18 percent in the fourth quarter to $3.42 and 14 percent for the full year to $14.40 driven by higher total revenues, a lower tax rate and lower weighted-average shares outstanding.
For the fourth quarter, non-GAAP operating income increased 6 percent to $2.7 billion and non-GAAP operating margin decreased 0.6 percentage points to 45.3 percent. For the full year, non-GAAP operating income increased 2 percent to $11.9 billion and non-GAAP operating margin decreased 0.9 percentage points to 52.6 percent.
The Company generated $10.6 billion of free cash flow for the full year versus $10.5 billion in 2017.
2019 total revenues guidance of $21.8-$22.9 billion; EPS guidance of $11.55-$12.75 on a GAAP basis and $13.10-$14.30 on a non-GAAP basis.
"Through our continued solid operating performance in 2018, we met and exceeded our long-term financial commitments," said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer. "Looking to the future, we are encouraged by our long-term growth prospects driven by our portfolio of newer products, pipeline and ongoing success in international expansion."