Allergan – Botox manufacturer – 4 August 2006

New York: USA-based Allergan says that its diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2006 reached $0.49, a massive 96% increase on the like, year-ago period, as its total net product sales jumped 32% to $787.0 million. This includes $128.3 million of revenue acquired from its $3.1 billion purchase of Inamed (Marketletter April 3).

Excluding special items, Allergan made $0.86 per share during the reporting period, beating the $0.85 average from a poll by Reuters Estimates. The firm’s sales also exceeded the consensus average of $763.0 million.

During the period, pharmaceutical sales increased 17.9%, or 17.4% at constant currency, as turnover of Allergan’s eye-care products and Botox anti-wrinkle therapy rose 17% to $379.0 million and $248.0 million, respectively.

As a result of its solid performance, Allergan is increasing its total product net sales guidance to fall within the range of $2.86 billion and $3.0 billion, and anticipates pharmaceutical product net sales to reach between $2.50 billion and $2.60 billion, excluding income from Inamed products.