AZN: Q1 2019 Results
26 April 2019 07:00 BST
Q1 2019 Results
Another strong top-line performance, with operating leverage supporting compelling growth in earnings
Results in the first quarter were supported by Product Sales growth of 10% (14% at CER1) to $5,465m, a reflection of the sustained performance of new medicines2 (+77%, +83% at CER). Global Oncology sales increased by 54% (59% at CER), New CVRM3 by 15% (19% at CER) and, driven by the strength of Fasenra, Respiratory sales increased by 9% (14% at CER). Emerging Markets sales increased by 14% (22% at CER); China sales increased by 21% (28% at CER), with ex-China Emerging Markets also delivering strong growth at CER. US sales increased by 20%, while Europe sales declined by 12% (6% at CER). Japan sales increased by 26% (27% at CER) to $501m.
The Reported Operating Margin increased by seven percentage points to 20% and the Core Operating Margin increased by 13 percentage points to 30%. These financial results were accompanied by further positive pipeline developments, with 2019 set to be another busy year for news flow.
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