AMGEN REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2024 FINANCIAL RESULTS

02 May 2024
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced financial results for the first quarter 2024.
"With many of our innovative products delivering strong growth and promising new medicines advancing through our pipeline, we are excited about delivering attractive long-term growth," said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer.
Key results include:
For the first quarter, total revenues increased 22% to $7.4 billion in comparison to the first quarter of 2023. Product sales grew 22%, driven by 25% volume growth.
Ten products delivered at least double-digit volume growth in the first quarter, including Repatha® (evolocumab), TEZSPIRE® (tezepelumab-ekko), EVENITY® (romosozumab-aqqg), BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab), and TAVNEOS® (avacopan).
U.S. volume grew 29% and ex-U.S. volume grew 17%.
Our performance included $914 million of sales from our Horizon Therapeutics (Horizon) acquisition, driven by several first-in-class, early-in-lifecycle medicines, including TEPEZZA® (teprotumumab-trbw), KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) and UPLIZNA® (inebilizumab-cdon).
Excluding sales from Horizon, our product sales grew 6%, driven by volume growth of 9%.
GAAP loss per share was $0.21 for the first quarter of 2024 compared with GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $5.28 for the first quarter of 2023, driven by a mark-to-market loss on our BeiGene, Ltd. equity investment and higher operating expenses, including higher amortization expense from Horizon-acquired assets and incremental expenses from Horizon, partially offset by higher revenues.
GAAP operating income decreased from $1.9 billion to $1.0 billion, and GAAP operating margin decreased 19.0 percentage points to 13.9%.
Non-GAAP EPS decreased 1% from $3.98 to $3.96, due to higher operating and interest expenses driven by the Horizon acquisition, partially offset by higher revenues.
Non-GAAP operating income increased from $2.8 billion to $3.1 billion, and non-GAAP operating margin decreased 5.1 percentage points to 43.2%.
The Company generated $0.5 billion of free cash flow for the first quarter of 2024 versus $0.7 billion in the first quarter of 2023. This decrease was driven by an $800 million tax deposit, partially offset by timing of working capital items.
Product Sales Performance
Total product sales increased 22% for the first quarter of 2024 versus the first quarter of 2023, driven by 25% volume growth.
Repatha® sales increased 33% year-over-year to $517 million in the first quarter, driven by 44% volume growth, partially offset by 13% lower net selling price. Repatha remains the global proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) segment leader, with over 2.9 million patients treated since launch.
Prolia® (denosumab) generated $999 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales increased 8% year-over-year primarily driven by volume growth.
EVENITY® sales increased 35% year-over-year to $342 million for the first quarter, primarily driven by volume growth.
Oncology
BLINCYTO® sales increased 26% year-over-year to $244 million for the first quarter, driven by broad prescribing across academic and community segments for patients with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL).
Vectibix® (panitumumab) generated $247 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales increased 6% year-over-year driven by higher net selling price and volume growth, partially offset by unfavorable foreign exchange impact.
KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) sales increased 5% year-over-year to $376 million for the first quarter, primarily driven by volume growth outside the U.S.
LUMAKRAS®/LUMYKRAS™ (sotorasib) sales increased 11% year-over-year to $82 million for the first quarter, driven by volume growth.
XGEVA® (denosumab) sales increased 5% year-over-year to $561 million for the first quarter, primarily driven by volume growth outside the U.S. and higher net selling price, partially offset by lower volume in the U.S.
Nplate® (romiplostim) generated $317 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales decreased 12% year-over-year, primarily driven by volume decline in comparison to the first quarter of 2023, which included a U.S. government order of $82 million. Excluding the U.S. government order from this comparison, Nplate sales grew 13% year-over-year, primarily driven by volume growth.
MVASI® (bevacizumab-awwb) generated $202 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales were flat year-over-year for the first quarter. Volume growth was largely offset by lower net selling price and unfavorable changes to estimated sales deductions. Going forward we expect continued net selling price erosion driven by competition.
TEZSPIRE® generated $173 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales increased 80% year-over-year, primarily driven by volume growth. Healthcare providers recognize TEZSPIRE's unique, differentiated profile and its broad potential to treat the 2.5 million patients worldwide with severe asthma who are uncontrolled, without any phenotypic or biomarker limitation.
Otezla® (apremilast) generated $394 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales increased 1% year-over-year for the first quarter.
Enbrel® (etanercept) generated $567 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales decreased 2% year-over-year driven by volume decline, partially offset by higher inventory levels. Moving forward, we expect modest volume growth offset by declining net selling price.
OtezlaOtezla and Enbrel typically have lower sales in the first quarter relative to subsequent quarters due to the impact of benefit plan changes, insurance reverifications and increased co-pay expenses as U.S. patients work through deductibles.
AMJEVITA®/AMGEVITA™ (adalimumab) generated $168 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales increased 2% year-over-year primarily driven by international growth, partially offset by lower inventory levels and unfavorable change to estimated sales deductions.
Rare Disease
Except for TAVNEOS®, the products listed below were added through the acquisition of Horizon on Oct. 6, 2023.
TEPEZZA® (teprotumumab-trbw) generated $424 million of sales in the first quarter. TEPEZZA is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for thyroid eye disease (TED).
KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) generated $235 million of sales in the first quarter. KRYSTEXXA is the first and only FDA-approved treatment for chronic refractory gout.
UPLIZNA® (inebilizumab-cdon) generated $80 million of sales in the first quarter. UPLIZNA is used to treat adults with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.
TAVNEOS® generated $51 million of sales in the first quarter. Sales increased 122% year-over-year, driven by volume growth.
Ultra rare products, which consist of
QUINSAIR® (levofloxacin), generated $169 million of sales in the first quarter.
Established Products
Our established products, which consist of
Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), generated $613 million of sales. Sales decreased 19% year-over-year for the first quarter, driven by unfavorable changes to estimated sales deductions and volume declines. In the aggregate, we expect the year-over-year volume declines for this portfolio of products to continue.
Product Sales Detail by Product and Geographic Region
Operating Expense, Operating Margin and Tax Rate Analysis
On a GAAP basis:
Total Operating Expenses increased 54%.
Cost of Sales as a percentage of product sales increased 15.6 percentage points driven by higher amortization expense from Horizon acquisition-related assets and, to a lesser extent, higher profit share and royalty expense, partially offset by the Puerto Rico excise tax.
Research & Development (R&D) expenses increased 27% due to higher spend in later-stage clinical programs and marketed product support, including Horizon-acquired programs.
Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses increased 44% primarily driven by commercial expenses related to Horizon-acquired products, general and administrative expenses, and acquisition-related costs.
Other operating expenses consisted primarily of a net impairment charge for an in-process R&D asset and changes in contingent consideration liabilities, both related to our Teneobio, Inc. acquisition from 2021.
Operating Margin as a percentage of product sales decreased 19.0 percentage points in the first quarter to 13.9%.
Tax Rate decreased 83.7 percentage points primarily due to the GAAP net loss described above and the change in earnings mix as a result of the inclusion of the Horizon business.
On a non-GAAP basis:
Total Operating Expenses increased 33%.
Cost of Sales as a percentage of product sales increased 1.4 percentage points driven by higher profit share and royalty expense, partially offset by the Puerto Rico excise tax.
R&D expenses increased 26% due to higher spend in later-stage clinical programs and marketed product support, including Horizon-acquired programs.
SG&A expenses increased 40%, primarily driven by commercial expenses related to Horizon-acquired products, and general and administrative expenses.
Operating Margin as a percentage of product sales decreased 5.1 percentage points in the first quarter to 43.2%.
Tax Rate decreased 2.4 percentage points primarily due to the change in earnings mix as a result of the inclusion of the Horizon business and net favorable items in the quarter.
Cash Flow and Balance Sheet
The Company generated $0.5 billion of free cash flow in the first quarter of 2024 versus $0.7 billion in the first quarter of 2023. This decrease was driven by an $800 million tax deposit, partially offset by timing of working capital items.
The Company's first quarter 2024 dividend of $2.25 per share was declared on December 12, 2023, and was paid on March 7, 2024, to all stockholders of record as of February 16, 2024, representing a 6% increase from this same period in 2023.
Cash and investments totaled $9.7 billion and debt outstanding totaled $64.0 billion as of March 31, 2024.
2024 Guidance
For the full year 2024, the Company now expects:
Total revenues in the range of $32.5 billion to $33.8 billion.
On a
GAAP basis, EPS in the range of $7.15 to $8.40, and a
tax rate in the range of 9.5% to 11.0%.
On a
non-GAAP basis, EPS in the range of $19.00 to $20.20, and a
tax rate in the range of 15.0% to 16.0%.
Capital expenditures to be approximately $1.1 billion.
Share repurchases not to exceed $500 million.
First
Quarter Product and Pipeline Update
The Company provided the following updates on selected product and pipeline programs:
MariTide (maridebart cafraglutide, AMG 133)
A Phase 2 study of MariTide, a multispecific molecule that inhibits the gastric inhibitory polypeptide receptor (GIPR) and activates the glucagon like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor, in adults with overweight or obesity with or without type 2 diabetes mellitus is ongoing, with topline data anticipated in late 2024.
Planning for a comprehensive Phase 3 program across multiple indications remains on track.
AMG 786
A Phase 1 study of AMG 786, a small molecule obesity program, is complete.
Olpasiran (AMG 890)
The Ocean(a)-Outcomes trial, a Phase 3 cardiovascular outcomes study of olpasiran in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and elevated Lp(a), is fully enrolled. Olpasiran is a potentially best-in-class small interfering ribonucleic acid (siRNA) molecule that reduces lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) synthesis in the liver.
Repatha
EVOLVE-MI, a Phase 4 study of Repatha administered within 10 days of an acute myocardial infarction to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, continues to enroll patients.
VESALIUS-CV, a Phase 3 CV outcomes study of Repatha in patients at high CV risk without prior myocardial infarction or stroke, is ongoing.
In April, data were presented from the FOURIER trial demonstrating that intensive LDL-C lowering with Repatha may lead to greater relative and absolute CV event reduction in patients with autoimmune or inflammatory diseases.
In April, data were presented from the FOURIER and FOURIER-OLE studies demonstrating that elderly patients (≥75 years) with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease derived similar to greater CV benefit compared to younger patients (
Oncology
Tarlatamab (AMG 757)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of the Biologics License Application (BLA) for tarlatamab, a first-in-class investigational delta-like ligand 3 (DLL3) targeting BiTE® (bispecific T-cell engager) molecule in previously treated small cell lung cancer (SCLC) continues under priority review with a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of June 12, 2024. Additional regulatory submissions are underway or complete in countries outside of the U.S.
Advancing a comprehensive global clinical development program in SCLC:
DeLLphi-304, a Phase 3 study comparing tarlatamab with standard of care chemotherapy in second-line SCLC, continues to enroll patients.
DeLLphi-305, a Phase 3 study comparing tarlatamab and durvalumab with durvalumab alone in first-line, extensive-stage SCLC, was initiated.
DeLLphi-306, a Phase 3 study comparing tarlatamab with placebo following concurrent chemoradiation therapy in limited-stage SCLC is enrolling patients.
DeLLphi-300, a Phase 1 study of tarlatamab in relapsed/refractory SCLC is ongoing.
DeLLphi-302, a Phase 1b study of tarlatamab in combination with AMG 404, an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD1) monoclonal antibody, in second-line or later SCLC, is ongoing.
DeLLphi-303, a Phase 1b study of tarlatamab in combination with standard of care in first-line SCLC, continues to enroll patients.
DeLLpro-300, a Phase 1b study of tarlatamab in de novo or treatment-emergent neuroendocrine prostate cancer, is ongoing. Initial data from this study will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in June.
Additional data from the DeLLphi-301 Phase 2 trial, highlighting the efficacy and safety of tarlatamab analyzed by the presence of brain metastasis, will be presented at the ASCO annual meeting in June.
The FDA review of the supplemental BLA for BLINCYTO in early-stage, CD19-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL)CD19-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) continues under priority review, with a PDUFA date of June 21, 2024. Additional regulatory submissions are underway or complete in countries outside of the U.S.
Golden Gate, a Phase 3 study of BLINCYTO alternating with low-intensity chemotherapy in older adults with newly diagnosed Philadelphia chromosome-negative (Ph-) B-ALL, continues to enroll patients.
The Company is planning to advance blinatumomab subcutaneous administration through a registration enabling study, with initiation anticipated H2 2024 to H1 2025.
A Phase 1/2 study of subcutaneous blinatumomab in adults with relapsed or refractory Ph- B-ALL continues to enroll patients.
A Phase 1 monotherapy dose-expansion study of xaluritamig, a first-in-class bispecific T-cell engager targeting six-transmembrane epithelial antigen of prostate 1 (STEAP1) in metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer has completed initial enrollment in the monotherapy portion of the study and continues to enroll subjects to explore reduced monitoring after treatment administration. An outpatient treatment cohort has also been initiated to improve administration convenience.
A Phase 1 combination with abiraterone or enzalutamide continues to enroll patients in the dose-escalation phase, with plans to initiate expansion cohorts.
Two additional Phase 1 studies of xaluritamig to evaluate preliminary efficacy and safety in patients with early prostate cancer are planned.
AMG 193
A Phase 1b study of AMG 193 alone or in combination with other therapies in patients with advanced MTAP-null thoracic tumors was initiated.
A Phase 1b study of AMG 193 in combination with other therapies in patients with advanced MTAP-null gastrointestinal, biliary tract, or pancreatic cancers was initiated.
A Phase 1/2 study of AMG 193 in combination with IDE397, an investigational methionine adenosyltransferase 2A (MAT2A) inhibitor, is enrolling patients.
A Phase 3 study of Nplate in chemotherapy-induced thrombocytopenia in gastrointestinal, pancreatic, or colorectal malignancies is fully enrolled. Data readout is anticipated in H2 2024.
A Phase 3 study of LUMAKRAS in combination with Vectibix and FOLFIRI in first-line KRAS G12C–mutated CRC is enrolling patients.
A U.S. regulatory submission for the Phase 3 CodeBreaK 300 trial is on track for H1 2024. This study evaluated two doses of LUMAKRAS (960 mg or 240 mg) in combination with Vectibix in patients with chemorefractory KRAS G12C–mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC)KRAS G12C–mutated metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC).
Overall survival (OS) data from the Phase 3 CodeBreaK 300 study of LUMAKRAS plus Vectibix vs. investigator's choice of therapy in KRAS G12C–mutated metastatic CRC will be presented at the ASCO annual meeting in June.
A Phase 3 study of LUMAKRAS plus chemotherapy vs. pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in first-line KRAS G12C–mutated and programmed cell death protein ligand-1 (PD-L1) negative advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is enrolling patients.
Regulatory review by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the CodeBreaK 200 Phase 3 trial of adults with previously treated locally advanced or metastatic KRAS G12C–mutated NSCLC along with data from the Phase 2 dose-comparison substudy is ongoing.
Updated analysis from the CodeBreaK 101 trial investigating LUMAKRAS plus carboplatin and pemetrexed in KRAS G12C advanced NSCLC will be presented at the ASCO annual meeting in June.
FORTITUDE-101, a Phase 3 study of bemarituzumab, a first-in-class fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b (FGFR2b) targeting monoclonal antibody, plus chemotherapy in first-line gastric cancer, continues to enroll patients.
FORTITUDE-102, a Phase 1b/3 study of bemarituzumab plus chemotherapy and nivolumab in first-line gastric cancer, continues to enroll patients in the Phase 3 portion of the study.
FORTITUDE-103, a Phase 1b/2 study of bemarituzumab plus oral chemotherapy regimens with or without nivolumab in first-line gastric cancer, continues to enroll patients.
FORTITUDE-301, a Phase 1b/2 basket study of bemarituzumab monotherapy in solid tumors with FGFR2b overexpression, is ongoing.
A Phase 2 study of TEZSPIRE in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is complete. Overall, TEZSPIRE numerically reduced the annualized rate of moderate or severe COPD exacerbations vs. placebo by 17% (90% CI: −6, 36; p=0.1042). Of note, more reductions were observed in a subgroup of patients with baseline BEC ≥ 150 cells/μL (37% [95% CI: 7, 57]). The trend in reduction was greater in a small number of subjects with BEC ≥ 300 cells/µL. Data will be presented at the American Thoracic Society Conference (ATS) later this month.
A Phase 3 study of TEZSPIRE in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is fully enrolled. Primary analysis is anticipated in H2 2024.
In severe asthma, the WAYFINDER Phase 3b study is fully enrolled. The PASSAGE Phase 4 real-world effectiveness study and the SUNRISE Phase 3 study continue to enroll patients.
A Phase 3 study of TEZSPIRE in eosinophilic esophagitis continues to enroll patients.
Rocatinlimab (AMG 451/KHK4083)
The ROCKET Phase 3 program, evaluating rocatinlimab, a first in class monoclonal antibody targeting OX40, in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, is composed of eight studies enrolling adult and adolescent patients. To date, over 2,800 patients have been enrolled in the ROCKET program with three studies having completed enrollment.
The Phase 3 HORIZON study (part of the ROCKET program), evaluating rocatinlimab monotherapy vs. placebo in adults with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, is fully enrolled. Data readout is anticipated in H2 2024.
A Phase 2 study of rocatinlimab in moderate to severe asthma was initiated.
A Phase 3 study of rocatinlimab in prurigo nodularis will be initiated in H2 2024.
Otezla
In April, the FDA granted pediatric exclusivity and approved Otezla for the treatment of pediatric patients 6 years of age and older and weighing at least 20 kg with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy. This is the first pediatric indication for Otezla.
In March, data were presented from:
the SPROUT Phase 3 study, where 52 weeks of treatment with Otezla demonstrated sustained efficacy and safety in pediatric patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.
a Phase 3 study in Japanese Palmoplantar Pustulosis (PPP) patients where 16 weeks of treatment with Otezla demonstrated statistical significance for the primary efficacy endpoint, PPPASI 50 response, and for all secondary endpoints. Otezla improved disease severity, symptoms, and quality of life, with no new safety signals identified. These data will be submitted to regulators in Japan.
A Phase 2b study of efavaleukin alfa, an interleukin 2 (IL 2) mutein Fc fusion protein, in ulcerative colitis continues to enroll patients.
Ordesekimab (AMG 714/PRV-015)
A Phase 2b study of AMG 714, a monoclonal antibody that binds interleukin-15, in nonresponsive celiac disease has completed enrollment.
AMG 104 (AZD8630)
The Company plans to present data from the Phase 1 study of AMG 104, an inhaled anti-thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) fragment antigen-binding (Fab), in healthy volunteers and patients with asthma, at ATS later this month.
Rare Disease
TAVNEOS
A Phase 3, open-label, uncontrolled single-arm study to evaluate the efficacy, pharmacokinetics, and safety of TAVNEOS in combination with Rituximab or a cyclophosphamide-containing regimen in children from 6 years to
Regulatory review of the New Drug Application (NDA) for TEPEZZA in Japan continues.
Regulatory submissions for TEPEZZA were completed in Australia, Canada, Great Britain and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
A Phase 3 study of TEPEZZA in Japan for chronic or low clinical activity score TED continues to enroll patients.
A Phase 3 study evaluating the subcutaneous route of administration of TEPEZZA in patients with TED was initiated.
The Phase 4 AGILE study of KRYSTEXXA with methotrexate evaluating a shorter infusion duration was completed. At the 60-minute infusion duration, 67.2% of patients (78 of 116) achieved a response. The safety profile was in line with the current administration of KRYSTEXXA with methotrexate over no less than 120 minutes. Detailed data will be presented at a future medical conference.
UPLIZNA
A Phase 3 study of UPLIZNA in myasthenia gravis is fully enrolled. Data readout is anticipated in H2 2024.
A Phase 3 study of UPLIZNA for the prevention of flare in immunoglobulin G4- (IgG4) related disease is fully enrolled. Data readout is anticipated in H2 2024.
Dazodalibep
Two Phase 3 studies of dazodalibep, a CD40 (cluster of differentiation 40) ligand inhibitor fusion protein, in Sjögren's disease are enrolling patients. The first study is in patients with moderate to severe systemic disease activity, and the second study is in patients with moderate to severe symptomatic burden and low to no systemic disease activity.
A manuscript based on data from the Phase 2 Dazodalibep Sjogren's disease study has been accepted for publication in Nature Medicine.
A Phase 2 study of daxdilimab, a fully human monoclonal antibody targeting immunoglobulin-like transcript 7 (ILT7), in moderate to severe active primary discoid lupus erythematosus refractory to standard of care is enrolling patients.
A Phase 2 study of daxdilimab in dermatomyositis and antisynthetase inflammatory myositis is enrolling patients.
Fipaxalparant (formerly AMG 670/HZN 825)
A Phase 2 study of fipaxalparant, a lysophosphatidic acid receptor 1 (LPAR1) antagonistlysophosphatidic acid receptor 1 (LPAR1) antagonist, in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has completed enrollment. Data readout is anticipated in H2 2024.
A Phase 2 study of fipaxalparant in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis is enrolling patients.
Biosimilars
The clinical comparative study portion of a randomized, double-blind pivotal study evaluating pharmacokinetic (PK) similarity of ABP 206 compared with OPDIVO® (nivolumab) in resected stage III or stage IV melanoma patients in the adjuvant setting is enrolling patients.
The Company initiated a randomized, double-blind Phase 3 study to compare efficacy, pharmacokinetics, safety, and immunogenicity between ABP 234 and Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in subjects with advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
TEZSPIRE is being developed in collaboration with AstraZeneca.
AMG 104 is being developed in collaboration with AstraZeneca
Rocatinlimab, formerly AMG 451/KHK4083, is being developed in collaboration with Kyowa Kirin.
Ordesekimab, formerly AMG 714 and also known as PRV-015, is being developed in collaboration with Provention Bio, a Sanofi Company. For the purposes of the collaboration, Provention Bio conducts a clinical trial and leads certain development and regulatory activities for the program.
Xaluritamig, formerly AMG 509, is being developed pursuant to a research collaboration with Xencor, Inc.
IDE397 is an investigational MAT2A inhibitorMAT2A inhibitor from IDEAYA Biosciences.
OPDIVO is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
KEYTRUDA is a registered trademark of Merck & Co., Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this news release, management has presented its operating results for the first quarters of 2024 and 2023, in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and on a non-GAAP basis. In addition, management has presented its full year 2024 EPS and tax guidance in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are computed by excluding certain items related to acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring and certain other items from the related GAAP financial measures. Management has presented Free Cash Flow (FCF), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, for the first quarters of 2024 and 2023. FCF is computed by subtracting capital expenditures from operating cash flow, each as determined in accordance with GAAP.
The Company believes that its presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to and facilitates additional analysis by investors. The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to enhance an investor's overall understanding of the financial performance and prospects for the future of the Company's normal and recurring business activities by facilitating comparisons of results of normal and recurring business operations among current, past and future periods. The Company believes that FCF provides a further measure of the Company's liquidity.
The Company uses the non-GAAP financial measures set forth in the news release in connection with its own budgeting and financial planning internally to evaluate the performance of the business, including to allocate resources and to evaluate results relative to incentive compensation targets. The non-GAAP financial measures are in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
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We rely on collaborations with third parties for the development of some of our product candidates and for the commercialization and sales of some of our commercial products. In addition, we compete with other companies with respect to many of our marketed products as well as for the discovery and development of new products. Discovery or identification of new product candidates or development of new indications for existing products cannot be guaranteed and movement from concept to product is uncertain; consequently, there can be no guarantee that any particular product candidate or development of a new indication for an existing product will be successful and become a commercial product. Further, some raw materials, medical devices and component parts for our products are supplied by sole third-party suppliers. Certain of our distributors, customers and payers have substantial purchasing leverage in their dealings with us. The discovery of significant problems with a product similar to one of our products that implicate an entire class of products could have a material adverse effect on sales of the affected products and on our business and results of operations. Our efforts to collaborate with or acquire other companies, products or technology, and to integrate the operations of companies or to support the products or technology we have acquired, may not be successful. There can be no guarantee that we will be able to realize any of the strategic benefits, synergies or opportunities arising from the Horizon acquisition, and such benefits, synergies or opportunities may take longer to realize than expected. We may not be able to successfully integrate Horizon, and such integration may take longer, be more difficult or cost more than expected. A breakdown, cyberattack or information security breach of our information technology systems could compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our systems and our data. Our stock price is volatile and may be affected by a number of events. Our business and operations may be negatively affected by the failure, or perceived failure, of achieving our environmental, social and governance objectives. The effects of global climate change and related natural disasters could negatively affect our business and operations. Global economic conditions may magnify certain risks that affect our business. Our business performance could affect or limit the ability of our Board of Directors to declare a dividend or our ability to pay a dividend or repurchase our common stock. We may not be able to access the capital and credit markets on terms that are favorable to us, or at all.
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CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Jessica Akopyan, 805-440-5721 (media)
Justin Claeys, 805-313-9775 (investors)
* The known adjustments are presented net of their related tax impact, which amount to approximately $2.61 per share.
(a) The adjustments primarily include noncash amortization of intangible assets and fair value step-up of inventory acquired in business combinations.
Our GAAP diluted EPS guidance does not include the effect of GAAP adjustments triggered by events that may occur subsequent to this press release such as acquisitions, asset impairments, litigation, changes in fair value of our contingent consideration obligations and changes in fair value of our equity investments.
SOURCE Amgen
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