Sanofi Returns to Growth in Q4 2013

PARIS, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (NYSE: SNY; EURONEXT: SAN)

Q4 2013

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In order to facilitate an understanding of our operational performance, we comment on our business net income statement. Business net income(1) is a non-GAAP financial measure. The consolidated income statement for 2013 is provided in Appendix 4 and a reconciliation of business net income to consolidated net income in Appendix 3. Consolidated net income for 2013 was €3,717 million, compared to €4,889 million(2) for 2012. Consolidated EPS for 2013 was €2.81 versus €3.71(2) for 2012.

Commenting on the Group's performance in Q4 2013, Sanofi Chief Executive Officer, Christopher A. Viehbacher said,
"Sanofi's growth profile emerged in Q4 2013 with total sales growing 6.5% at CER and growth platforms(3), which represented 72.9% of sales, increasing 10.0% at CER.  Furthermore, new product launches are underway or imminent in most of Sanofi's core businesses and several high potential R&D projects progressed in 2013, including alirocumab, sarilumab and U300."

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Christopher A. Viehbacher, Chief Executive Officer



Q4 2013 and 2013 Performance

  • Sales increased 6.5%(4) in Q4 2013. In 2013, total sales were stable (-0.5%) at €32,951 million.
  • Growth platforms(3) increased 10.0% in Q4 2013. In 2013, sales from growth platforms reached €23,905 million (+6.6%) and accounted for 72.5% of total sales.
  • In Q4 2013, Emerging Markets(5) sales recorded double digit growth (+10.4%). In 2013, Emerging Markets sales were €10,957 million, an increase of 4.4% (+7.1% excluding Brazil generics).
  • Diabetes sales were up 19.0% in Q4 2013. Diabetes recorded strong double digit growth (+18.7%) to €6,568 million in 2013 driven by the performance of Lantus® (+20.0% to €5,715 million).
  • Vaccines sales were stable in Q4 2013 as supply improved for Pentacel® and Adacel® in the U.S. from mid-October. In 2013, Vaccines sales were stable at €3,716 million as record flu vaccines sales offset U.S. supply constraints on Pentacel® and Adacel®.
  • CHC sales were up 6.1% in Q4 2013. Sales of Consumer Healthcare exceeded €3 billion in 2013, an increase of +5.2%.
  • Genzyme recorded a robust performance in Q4 2013 with sales up 31.4%. In 2013, Genzyme recorded sales of
    €2,142 million, up 25.9% driven by 16.6% growth of the rare disease franchise and by Aubagio® (€166 million).
  • Animal Health sales were down 6.3% in Q4 2013. Sales of Animal Health decreased 5.3% to €1,985 million in 2013 reflecting increased competition to Frontline®. Broadline™, a unique product in the fight against internal and external parasites for cats, was approved in the EU in December.
  • In Q4 2013, business EPS(1) was €1.37 (+ 30.8% at CER). 2013 business EPS was €5.05 (-9.8% at CER).
  • Board proposes dividend of €2.80.

R&D Update

  • In Q4 2013, positive top line results in Phase III trials for U300 (EDITION III, IV and EDITION JP I) and for sarilumab (SARIL-RA-MOBILITY) were announced. The Phase III program for the Fixed-Ratio combination of Lantus®/Lyxumia® was recently initiated.
  • The FDA accepted the New Drug Application of Cerdelga™ (eliglustat) for review and granted it a Priority Review designation.

2014 Guidance

(1) See Appendix 8 for definitions of financial indicators at; (2) Including impact of transition to IAS 19R; (3) See page 2 at; (4) Growth in net sales is expressed at constant exchange rates (CER) unless otherwise indicated (see Appendix 8 for a definition
at; (5) See definition on page 7 at

  • The continued performance of growth platforms, investments in new product launches and in late-stage pipeline should lead to a 2014 business EPS(1) growth between 4% and 7% at CER, barring major unforeseen adverse events.

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Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

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Jerome Contamine, Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer


Hanspeter Spek, President, Global Operations


Dr. Elias Zerhouni, Global President of R&D


Olivier Charmeil, Senior Vice President, Vaccines


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