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GSK -Results announcement for the first quarter 2014

May 1, 2014



ENP Newswire - 01 May 2014

Release date- 30042014 - Q1 turnover GBP5.6 billion, -2% (CER) on an ex-divestment* basis.

View full Q1 2014 results (PDF):http://www.gsk.com/content/dam/gsk/globals/documents/pdf/Investors/quarterly-results/2014/Q1-2014-results-announcement.pdf

.Pharmaceutical and Vaccines sales growth in all major regions except US: Europe +3%, Emerging Markets +2%, Japan +13%. US (-10%) impacted by continued competition in respiratory market and quarterly volatility in wholesaler/retailer stocking patterns

.HIV sales +4%, driven by uptake of recently launched integrase inhibitor, Tivicay

.Vaccines sales +3%, with US growth partly offset by phasing of tenders in Emerging Markets

.Consumer Healthcare sales flat with Rest of World growth (+6%) offsetting the impact in US and Europe of temporary supply interruptions to certain products

.Core EPS 21.0p (+2% CER) driven by operating leverage and financial efficiencies

.Continued progress in strategy to renew and diversify respiratory portfolio

.Continued R&D momentum expected to continue with around 40 NMEs currently in phase II/III clinical development

.First quarter dividend +6% to 19p. Share buy backs of GBP1-2 billion targeted during 2014

.Full year guidance of core EPS growth of 4-8% CER reiterated. Sales expected to grow in CER terms and on an ex-divestment basis

.Major three-part transaction announced with Novartis intended to strengthen sustainability of Group sales base and improve long term earnings outlook. Completion, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, expected by H1 2015


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Source: ENP Newswire