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Alexion Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

3Q19 total revenues of $1,263.1 million, a 23 percent increase over 3Q18 and a 23 percent volume increase

3Q19 GAAP diluted EPS of $2.08; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $2.79

Received 2 recent regulatory approvals - ULTOMIRIS® (ravulizumab-cwvz) for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in the U.S. and SOLIRIS® (eculizumab) for adults with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) in the EU

Announced agreement to acquire Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Continued disciplined business development execution with Eidos and Stealth BioTherapeutics collaborations

Increased revenues and EPS guidance to reflect strong business and continued growth

BOSTON, October 23, 2019 - Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALXN) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2019. Total revenues in the third quarter were $1,263.1 million, a 23 percent increase compared to the same period in 2018. The negative impact of foreign currency on total revenues year-over-year was less than 1 percent, or $2.5 million, inclusive of hedging activities. On a GAAP basis, diluted EPS in the quarter was $2.08, a 41 percent increase versus the prior year. Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the third quarter of 2019 was $2.79, a 38 percent increase versus the third quarter of 2018.

"With consistent and strong execution, we have delivered another record performance in the third quarter, building on our momentum from the first half of 2019. Our teams continued to demonstrate launch excellence across the globe, with very rapid starts to the German and Japanese ULTOMIRIS PNH launches, where conversion is progressing ahead of the best-in-class U.S. launch at the same time points, as well as a strong start to the SOLIRIS NMOSD launch in the U.S.," said Ludwig Hantson, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Alexion. "We also continued to expand our portfolio with two additional approvals - ULTOMIRIS for atypical HUS in the U.S. and SOLIRIS for NMOSD in the EU - and three new business development transactions that further diversify our pipeline, including an agreement to acquire Achillion. By continuing to deliver on the ambitious transformation plan we laid out two-and-a-half years ago, we have successfully established a strong foundation for the future and look forward to building on this progress as we advance our mission of delivering life-changing therapies to people with rare diseases."
 
Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

Total net product sales were $1,263.1 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $1,026.5 million in the third quarter of 2018.


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