AZN: H1 2018 Results

AstraZeneca PLC

26 July 2018 07:00 BST

H1 2018 Results

Strong performances from new medicines and Emerging Markets underpin the return to growth in 2018

Over the first half, the strong sales growth from new medicines (+75%, +69% at CER1) and the continued strength of the Emerging Markets business (+14%, +10% at CER) were offset by the impact from the loss of Crestor exclusivity in Europe and Japan. In line with expectations, an improved performance is anticipated in the second half, notably Product Sales, where guidance is reiterated for a low single-digit percentage increase over the full year at CER. Important news flow from the pipeline is expected to continue beyond the rest of the year.

Financial Highlights

H1   2018 Q2   2018
$m %   change $m % change
Actual CER Actual CER
Total Revenue 10,333 (1) (5) 5,155 2 (1)
Product Sales 10,015 2 (2) 5,030 2 (1)
Externalisation Revenue 318 (53) (54) 125 14 14
Reported Operating Profit2  1,459 (21) (20) 763 (17) (20)
Core Operating Profit3  2,161 (33) (34) 1,265 (18) (22)
Reported Earnings Per Share (EPS) $0.54 (32) (34) $0.27 (27) (38)
Core EPS $1.17 (37) (39) $0.69 (21) (26)

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