Amgen: Q2 Earnings Snapshot
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) _ Amgen Inc. (AMGN) on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $1.32 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Thousand Oaks, California-based company said it had net income of $2.45. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $4.65 per share.
The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $4.40 per share.
The world’s largest biotech drugmaker posted revenue of $6.59 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $6.54 billion.
Amgen expects full-year earnings in the range of $17 to $18 per share, with revenue in the range of $25.5 billion to $26.4 billion.
Amgen shares have increased nearly 10% since the beginning of the year, while the S&P’s 500 index has dropped 13%. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $246.98, an increase of 8% in the last 12 months.