Swiss pharma Novartis posts 6 percent profit drop

Posted at: 10/22/2013 3:35 AM
By:

(AP) GENEVA - Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG has posted a 6 percent drop in net profit in the third quarter, citing negative currency trends and other factors.

The Basel, Switzerland-based company reported a net profit of $2.26 billion in the July-September quarter, down from last year’s equivalent of $2.42 billion, which was downwardly adjusted to conform to new reporting requirements.

In its earnings statement Tuesday, Novartis said a weakened yen and emerging market currencies, along with expiring patents and royalty payments, affected its financial performance, but that third-quarter net sales rose 4 percent to $14.3 billion, up from in the comparable period of 2012.

Chief Executive Joseph Jimenez says in a statement the company had "strong sales performance in the third quarter, with all divisions contributing to growth."

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Print  

Advertisement | Your Ad Here

Advertisement | Your Ad Here

Home
Set Home
SMS Text Alerts
Text Alerts
Email
Email News
RSS
RSS
Android App
Android App
iPhone - iPad App
iOS App

Advertisement | Your Ad Here


Site Index