Orange County Business Journal

Allergan Beats for Q3, Tamps Down Q4 Outlook

Vita Reed Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Irvine-based drug maker Allergan Inc. today reported third-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates and issued guidance for the current quarter.

The maker of Botox said its adjusted profit totaled $369.9 million. Analysts were expecting Allergan to post a $363.9 million profit in the quarter.

Third-quarter revenue totaled $1.56 billion, up 13% from 2012’s third quarter and surpassing Wall Street’s consensus estimate of $1.53 billion.

Allergan said that its profit for the current quarter, excluding non-recurring items, could come in at $393.9 million to $399.9 million, slightly lower than analysts’ estimate of $405.9 million. It said it saw net product sales (which are slightly less than total sales) of $1.585 billion to $1.66 billion in the quarter.

Allergan shares were down about 1% in midday trading to a market value of $27.5 billion.