ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) – Perrigo Co., which makes store-brand, over-the-counter drugs and infant formulas, said its fiscal third-quarter earnings jumped 43 percent, helped by new product sales and gains in some existing categories.
The Allegan, Mich., company earned $89.1 million, or 95 cents per share, in the three months that ended March 26. That compares to earnings of $62.2 million, or 67 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.
Perrigo reported adjusted income from continuing operations of $1.07 per share.
Revenue rose 29 percent to $691.6 million.
Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected, on average, earnings of 96 cents per share on $685.8 million in revenue.
The company’s performance included $44 million in new product sales. Nutritionals segment sales more than doubled to $124 million because of the acquisition of PBM Holdings Inc.
Its segment that makes generic prescription drugs saw revenue rise 66 percent to $84 million on new product sales.
Sales from the company’s consumer health care segment climbed 13 percent to $425 million, mainly due to additional existing analgesics and cough/cold product sales.
The company’s cost of sales and selling and administrative expenses both climbed 29 percent to $452.5 million and $84.1 million, respectively.
Perrigo said it now expects adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations to come in between $3.90 and $4 per share, up from a previously announced range of $3.75 to $3.90.
Analysts expect earnings per share of $3.87.
Date: May 3, 2011
Source: Associated Press