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Gilead Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results.

ENPNewswire-July 31, 2019--Gilead Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

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Release date- 30072019 - FOSTER CITY - Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) announced today its results of operations for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

The financial results that follow represent a year-over-year comparison of the second quarter of 2019 to the second quarter of 2018. Total revenues were $5.7 billion in 2019 compared to $5.6 billion in 2018. Net income was $1.9 billion or $1.47 per diluted share in 2019 compared to $1.8 billion or $1.39 per diluted share in 2018. Non-GAAP net income was $2.3 billion or $1.82 per diluted share in 2019 compared to $2.5 billion or $1.91 per diluted share in 2018.

'I am very pleased with Gilead's performance and our ability to continue to reach patients around the world with our medicines. I am also very excited about the progress we are making to strengthen our pipeline, including the recently announced Galapagos collaboration, to bring forward our next generation of products,' said Daniel O'Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gilead Sciences. 'We saw strong revenue growth quarter-over-quarter, primarily driven by our HIV medicines and the rapid adoption of Biktarvy. Based on this momentum and our confidence in the outlook for the coming months, we are raising our full-year product sales guidance for 2019.'

Note

Non-GAAP financial information excludes acquisition-related, up-front collaboration and licensing, stock-based compensation and other expenses, fair value adjustments of equity securities and discrete tax charges or benefits associated with changes in tax related laws and guidelines.

Product Sales

Total product sales for the second quarter of 2019 were $5.6 billioncompared to $5.5 billion for the same period in 2018. For the second quarter of 2019, product sales in the United States, Europe and other locations were $4.1 billion, $1.0 billion and $512 million, respectively. For the second quarter of 2018, product sales in the United States, Europe and other locations were $4.1 billion, $1.0 billion and $466 million, respectively. Product sales in Europe for the second quarter of 2019 benefited from approximately $160 million of adjustments for statutory rebates related primarily to HCV and HIV sales made in prior years.

HIV product saleswere $4.0 billion for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $3.7 billion for the same period in 2018. The increase was primarily driven by higher sales volume as a result of the continued uptake of Biktarvy (bictegravir 50 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg).

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) product sales were $842 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $1.0 billion for the same period in 2018. The decline was primarily due to competitive dynamics, including a decline in U.S. Medicare prices, and lower patient starts.

Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel) generated $120 million in sales during the second quarter of 2019 compared to $68 million for the same period in 2018. The increase was driven by an increase in the number of therapies provided to patients.

Other product sales, which include products from chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), cardiovascular, oncology and other categories inclusive of Vemlidy (tenofovir alafenamide 25 mg), Viread (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg), Letairis (ambrisentan 5 mg and 10 mg), Ranexa(ranolazine 500 mg and 1000 mg), Zydelig (idelalisib 150 mg), AmBisome (amphotericin B liposome for injection 50 mg/vial) and Cayston (aztreonam for inhalation solution 75 mg/vial), were $604 million for the second quarter of 2019 compared to $807 million for the same period in 2018. The decrease was primarily due to the expected declines in Ranexa and Letairis sales after generic entries in 2019.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

The information presented in this document has been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), unless otherwise noted as non-GAAP. Management believes non-GAAP information is useful for investors, when considered in conjunction with Gilead's GAAP financial information, because management uses such information internally for its operating, budgeting and financial planning purposes. Non-GAAP information is not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules and should only be used to supplement an understanding of Gilead's operating results as reported under GAAP. Non-GAAP measures may be defined and calculated differently by other companies in the same industry.

About Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. The company strives to transform and simplify care for people with life-threatening illnesses around the world. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

Forward-Looking Statement

Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Gilead cautions readers that forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include: Gilead's ability to achieve its anticipated full year 2019 financial results; Gilead's ability to sustain growth in revenues for its antiviral and other programs; the risk that private and public payers may be reluctant to provide, or continue to provide, coverage or reimbursement for new products; austerity measures in European countries that may increase the amount of discount required on Gilead's products; an increase in discounts, chargebacks and rebates due to ongoing contracts and future negotiations with commercial and government payers; a larger than anticipated shift in payer mix to more highly discounted payer segments and geographic regions and decreases in treatment duration; availability of funding for state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs); continued fluctuations in ADAP purchases driven by federal and state grant cycles as well as purchases by retail pharmacies and other non-wholesaler locations with whom Gilead has no inventory management agreements may not mirror patient demand and may cause fluctuations in Gilead's earnings; market share and price erosion caused by the introduction of generic versions of our products; an uncertain global macroeconomic environment; potential amendments to the Affordable Care Act or other government action that could have the effect of lowering prices or reducing the number of insured patients; Gilead's ability to initiate clinical trials in its currently anticipated timeframes; the levels of inventory held by wholesalers and retailers which may cause fluctuations in Gilead's earnings; Gilead's ability to realize the potential benefits of collaborations or licensing arrangements, including with Galapagos, Novartis, Carna, Nurix, Humanigen, Goldfinch, Insitro and Novo Nordisk; Gilead's ability to submit new drug applications for new product candidates in the timelines currently anticipated, including a new drug application to FDA for filgotinib for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; Gilead's ability to receive regulatory approvals in a timely manner or at all, for new and current products, including FDA approval for Descovy for PrEP; Gilead's ability to successfully commercialize its products, including Yescarta; the risk that physicians and patients may not see advantages of these products over other therapies and may therefore be reluctant to prescribe the products; safety and efficacy data from clinical studies may not warrant further development of Gilead's product candidates, including filgotinib, selonsertib, GS-9674, GS-0976 and KTE-X19; Gilead's ability to pay dividends or complete its share repurchase program due to changes in its stock price, corporate or other market conditions; fluctuations in the foreign exchange rate of the U.S. dollar that may cause an unfavorable foreign currency exchange impact on Gilead's future revenues and pre-tax earnings and other risks identified from time to time in Gilead's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). In addition, Gilead makes estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and related disclosures. Gilead bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other market specific and other relevant assumptions that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. There may be other factors of which Gilead is not currently aware that may affect matters discussed in the forward-looking statements and may also cause actual results to differ significantly from these estimates. Further, results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of operating results for any future periods. You are urged to consider statements that include the words may, will, would, could, should, might, believes, estimates, projects, potential, expects, plans, anticipates, intends, continues, forecast, designed, goal or the negative of those words or other comparable words to be uncertain and forward-looking. Gilead directs readers to its press releases, Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 and other subsequent disclosure documents filed with the SEC. Gilead claims the protection of the Safe Harbor contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for forward-looking statements.

All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Gilead and Gilead assumes no obligation to update or supplement any such forward-looking statements other than as required by law. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof or as of the dates indicated in the statements.

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