$MMSI (Merit Medical Systems, Inc.)

$MMSI {{ '2016-07-06T16:03:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MMSI said it anticipates the effect of the acquisition on its non-GAAP EPS to be $0.05-$0.08 and to be dilutive on a GAAP basis by $0.05-$0.07 in 2017. $MMSI expects the acquisition will increase its gross margin by about 80 basis points on a non-GAAP basis and 55 basis points on a GAAP basis.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-26T13:59:55+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In multiple sclerosis, $BIIB's 2Q17 global TECFIDERA revenue growth was driven by volume growth, while patient growth in TECFIDERA was driven by its newly launched markets such as Italy, Poland & Japan. For FY17 ex-US, $BIIB expects SPINRAZA revenues to be modest, mainly from Germany and Japan. However, patient intake in the US is expected to grow.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-26T13:46:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$BIIB's priority for capital deployment going forward is to invest in building its pipeline across its core growth areas like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and neuromuscular disease and emerging areas like pain, ophthalmology and neuropsychiatry. $BIIB expects to have about $400MM available by 2019 for R&D and commercial value creation opportunities.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:58:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX anticipates 2020 adjusted EPS of $3.25-3.40. $BAX also lifted its cash flow expectations for 2020 and now sees operating cash flow of about $2.65Bil. Capital expenditures are expected to total $650MM in 2020, resulting in free cash flow generation of about $2Bil, an increase of $250MM versus prior guidance.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:56:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of ongoing business transformation efforts designed to accelerate performance, $BAX lifted its 2020 financial outlook. $BAX expects sales growth of 4% on a compounded annual basis from 2016 to 20202 and now sees adjusted operating margin in 2020 of about 20% as compared to previous guidance of 17-18%.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:55:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX expects 3Q17 sales growth of about 4% on a reported basis, about 5% on a constant currency basis and about 6% operationally. The company expects earnings from continuing operations, before special items, of $0.58-0.60 per diluted share.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:54:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX lifted 2017 EPS from continuing operations, before special items, guidance to $2.34-2.40 from $2.20-2.28. This guidance assumes the closure of the company's proposed acquisition of Claris Injectables, to be complete by the end of July 2017.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:52:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX now expects 2017 sales growth of about 3% on a reported basis, about 4% on constant currency basis and about 5% operationally. Previously, the company had predicted sales growth of about 1-2% on a reported basis or 2-3% on a constant currency basis.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:46:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX's renal sales totaled $968MM, comparable to the prior year on reported basis and up 3% on both a constant currency basis and operational basis. Growth was driven by increased sales for in-center hemodialysis (HD) products in the US, international acute renal care sales and global sales of peritoneal dialysis (PD) therapies.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:45:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX's global sales for Hospital Products totaled $1.6Bil in 2Q17, rising 1% on reported, 2% on constant currency and 4% operationally. This was driven by continued strength in US fluid systems business, favorable demand for parenteral nutrition therapies and pre-mixed injectable, as well as for select anesthesia and critical care products.

$BAX {{ '2017-07-26T12:42:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BAX reported a 78% dip in 2Q17 earnings due to last year's net realized gains from exchange of its retained shares of Baxalta and contribution to its U.S. pension fund. Net income dropped to $265MM or $0.48 per share from $1.21Bil or $2.19 per share last year. Net sales rose 1% to $2.61Bil. Adjusted EPS grew 37% to $0.63.

$MMM {{ '2017-07-25T17:59:58+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MMM said it had reduced prices of a number of products in 2Q17 to accelerate growth in areas where price seemed to be a barrier. The St Paul, Minnesota-based company added that it is currently at the peak of price declines and expects an upstick in pricing in 2H17.

$MMM {{ '2017-07-25T17:38:50+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MMM, which makes Post-It notes, said it saw organic growth in three of its four Consumer segment businesses in 2Q17, namely Home Improvement, Home Supplies and Consumer Healthcare. Meanwhile, its Stationery and Office Supplies business was again impacted by inventory reductions in the US office retail and wholesale channels.

$MMM {{ '2017-07-25T17:23:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MMM said it expects 20-25 cents per share impact from incremental strategic investments in 2H17, which is expected to drive greater productivity from its manufacturing and supply chain base.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-25T15:33:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY and its development and marketing partner $INCY announced that resubmission of rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib will be delayed beyond 2017 and at least it will take 18 months. FDA has demanded for a new trial. ELi Lilly added that baricitinib tablets have been approved since Feb 2017 in EU and the drug was approved recently in Japan.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-25T15:15:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BIIB named Alisha Alaimo as SVP of US Therapeutic Operations. In this position, Alaimo will lead $BIIB's sales and marketing, market access, patient services and commercial operations and strategy. Alaimo will join the company from $NVS, where she was VP and Head of its Cardiovascular Business Unit.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-25T15:07:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

On a segment basis, $BIIB's revenue for TECFIDERA, PLEGRIDY and FAMPYRA increased YoY in 2Q17, while total Total Interferon and AVONEX reported decline in revenues. In other products, Biosimilars revenue surged significantly to $91MM in the quarter from $15MM a year ago.

$BMY {{ '2017-07-25T15:05:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The FDA has accepted $BMY's supplemental Biologics License Applications to update Opdivo dosing to include 480 mg infused over 30 minutes every four weeks for all currently approved monotherapy indications. The applications are under review with an action date of March 5, 2018. Opdivo has become important treatment option across multiple cancers.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-25T14:59:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Drugmaker $BIIB increased its revenue outlook for FY17 to $11.5-11.8Bil, due to faster than expected adoption of SPINRAZA in the US. GAAP diluted EPS guidance was narrowed to $17.05-17.65 from the earlier guidance of $18-18.80. Adjusted EPS guidance, however, was raised to $20.80-21.40 from the prior guidance of $20.45-21.25.

$BIIB {{ '2017-07-25T14:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$BIIB, which competes with $ABT and $PFE, posted record 2Q17 revenue, on strong Spinraza demand in the US, though YoY profit fell 18% on higher expenses. Net earnings attributable to Biogen plunged to $862.8MM, while diluted EPS fell 15.03% to $4.07. Revenue, however, jumped 6% to $3.1Bil. $BIIB lifted its outlook due to strong Spinraza sales.

$LLY {{ '2017-07-25T14:13:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$LLY, which joined hands with $NKTR recently to co-develop the autoimmune drug NKTR-358, cut down its GAAP earnings outlook for FY17 by $0.09 per share to $2.51-2.61. However, Eli Lilly lifted its non-GAAP EPS estimate to $4.10-4.20 from the prior outlook of $4.05-4.15 Revenue outlook also lifted to $22.0-22.5Bil from prior range of $21.8-22.3Bil.

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