NEW YORK, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: HZNP), Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX), Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: FURX) and Medicines Co. (NASDAQ: MDCO). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/2536-100free.
Zoetis Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 6, 2014, Zoetis, Inc. (Zoetis) reported its Q1 2014 financial results with revenues of $1.1 billion, up 0.6% YoY. Net income attributable to Zoetis totaled $155 million or $0.31 per diluted share, compared to $140 million or $0.28 per diluted share in Q1 2013. "We began the year with 4% operational growth in revenue, adjusted net income growing faster than sales, and we remain confident in meeting our financial objectives for the year," said Zoetis CEO Juan Ramón Alaix. "Despite some challenges in the first quarter, we grew sales operationally in three of our regional segments and across all our major species. Our performance in the U.S. and across emerging markets helped offset an operational decline in certain developed markets in Europe and Asia-Pacific." The Company anticipates full-year 2014 revenues to be between $4.65 billion and $4.75 billion and reported diluted EPS to be between $1.15 and $1.21 per share. The full analyst notes on Zoetis are available to download free of charge at:
Horizon Pharma, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 9, 2014, Horizon Pharma, Inc. (Horizon Pharma) reported its Q1 2014 financial results with net sales of $51.9 million compared to $8.7 million in Q1 2013. Adjusted EBITDA was $11.0 million compared to $1.1 million in Q1 2013. GAAP net loss was $206.3 million or $3.07 per share, compared to $22.2 million or $0.36 per share in Q1 2013. "2014 is off to a great start with record revenues for the quarter and our first ever non-GAAP quarterly profit," said Timothy P. Walbert, Chairman, President and CEO, Horizon Pharma. "As a result of our outperformance in the quarter and including an expected five months of ACTIMMUNE sales, we have increased our net revenues and adjusted EBITDA guidance for the year." For full year 2014, the Company expects net revenues in the range of $270-$280 million and adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $80-$90 million. The full analyst notes on Horizon Pharma are available to download free of charge at:
Akorn, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 9, 2014, Akorn, Inc. (Akorn) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VPI Holdings Corp., the parent company of privately-held developer and marketer of multi-source prescription pharmaceuticals - VersaPharm Inc. (VersaPharm), for $440 million in cash. Raj Rai, Akorn's CEO commented, "This acquisition is a highly strategic fit with the recently acquired Hi-Tech platform as well as Akorn's focus on niche dosage forms. Our acquisition strategy will have resulted in doubling our revenues and product portfolio in a short period of time. With this acquisition we have further diversified our portfolio. We are also very excited about VersaPharm's robust pipeline that will further accelerate our Company's long-term growth opportunities." The acquisition is expected to add $90-$100 million in Akorn's annual revenues and $0.10 to $0.12 in EPS. Akorn anticipates the closing of the transaction in Q3 2014. The full analyst notes on Akorn are available to download free of charge at:
Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 7, 2014, Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Furiex) reported its Q1 2014 financial results with total revenues of $6.4 million compared to $39.3 million in Q1 2013. Net loss was $13.1 million or $1.25 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $9.0 million or $0.82 per diluted share in Q1 2013. Research and development expenses were $14.3 million compared to $25.4 million in Q1 2013. According to the Company, the decrease in research and development expenses was due primarily to the timing and progression of the Phase III clinical trial costs associated with the continued development of eluxadoline. The full analyst notes on Furiex are available to download free of charge at:
Medicines Co. Analyst Notes
On May 8, 2014, The Medicines Company announced that it is hosting a surgery and perioperative care investor and analyst meeting on May 22, 2014, Thursday. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The said meeting will take place at the Company's Global Center 1 at 8 Sylvan Way in Parsippany, NJ. The Company informed that the meeting is being hosted to highlight The Medicines Company's second emerging core business of surgery and perioperative care. The full analyst notes on Medicines Co. are available to download free of charge at:
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