MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo Health Solutions (Nasdaq: ENDP) today announced that it has completed its annual goodwill and in-process research and development (IPR&D) impairment analysis for 2013 and plans to record in fiscal 2013, a pre-tax, non-cash asset impairment charge of approximately $495 million, primarily related to goodwill attributable to the company's acquisition of American Medical Systems.
During the fourth quarter of 2013, the company also recorded a pre-tax, non-cash charge of approximately $316 million, to increase the company's product liability reserve to approximately $520 million for all known, pending and estimated future claims primarily related to vaginal mesh cases. The change in the accrual for product liability claims is primarily associated with the company's ongoing evaluation of American Medical Systems' vaginal mesh litigation, including the inherent uncertainty of this litigation and potential settlement costs.
The non-cash charges will not affect the company's 2013 adjusted financial results; however, 2013 reported (GAAP) earnings per share are now expected to be materially below previously announced guidance of $0.95 to $1.10.
Endo Health Solutions Inc. is a U.S.-based specialty healthcare company with business segments that are focused on branded pharmaceuticals, generics, and medical devices which deliver quality products to its customers intended to improve the lives of patients. Through its operating companies - Endo Pharmaceuticals, Qualitest, and AMS - Endo is dedicated to delivering value to our stakeholders: customers, patients, and shareholders. Learn more at www.endo.com.
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