Amgen Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 3:01 PM CDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced financial results for the third quarter of 2021. Key results include:

  • Total revenues increased 4% to $6.7 billion in comparison to the third quarter of 2020, driven by higher unit demand, partially offset by lower net selling prices.
  • GAAP earnings per share (EPS) decreased 3% to $3.31 driven by a $400 million licensing-related expense from our collaboration with Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. (Kyowa Kirin), partially offset by increased revenues.
  • Non-GAAP EPS increased 11% to $4.67 driven by increased revenues and the impact of fewer weighted average shares outstanding. Total non-GAAP operating expenses increased less than 1%.
  • The Company generated $2.2 billion of free cash flow in the third quarter versus $3.2 billion in the third quarter of 2020, driven by higher collections in the third quarter of 2020 from customers who had been granted extended payment terms due to COVID-19. This increase was partially offset by the timing of tax payments in the third quarter of 2020.
  • 2021 total revenues guidance of $25.8-$26.2 billion; EPS guidance of $9.55-$10.21 on a GAAP basis and $16.50-$17.10 on a non-GAAP basis.

"Our newest product, LUMAKRAS®, a first-in-class lung cancer treatment, is off to a strong start and our robust pipeline of potential new medicines across all stages of development sets us up well to drive growth over the long term," said Robert A. Bradway, chairman and chief executive officer. "We achieved solid growth in the quarter as our medicines reached an increasing number of patients around the world."

$Millions, except EPS, dividends paid per share and
percentages


Q3 '21


Q3 '20


YOY Δ

Total Revenues


$

6,706



$

6,423



4%

GAAP Operating Income


$

2,378



$

2,453



(3%)

GAAP Net Income


$

1,884



$

2,021



(7%)

GAAP EPS


$

3.31



$

3.43



(3%)

Non-GAAP Operating Income


$

3,452



$

3,183



8%

Non-GAAP Net Income


$

2,664



$

2,467



8%

Non-GAAP EPS


$

4.67



$

4.19



11%

Dividends Paid Per Share


$

1.76



$

1.60



10%

References in this release to "non-GAAP" measures, measures presented "on a non-GAAP basis" and to "free cash flow" (computed by subtracting capital expenditures from operating cash flow) refer to non-GAAP financial measures. Adjustments to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures and other items are presented on the attached reconciliations. For comparability of results to the prior year, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS amounts for 2020 have been revised to reflect the update to our non-GAAP policy that excludes gains and losses on certain equity investments. Refer to Non-GAAP Financial Measures below for further discussion.

Product Sales Performance

Total product sales increased 4% for the third quarter of 2021 versus the third quarter of 2020. Unit volumes grew 8% while net selling price declined 7%. In addition, this quarter includes $147 million of favorable changes to estimated sales deductions related to prior periods. In the third quarter last year, the favorable estimated sales deductions were $36 million, resulting in a $111 million year-over-year benefit in this quarter.

We continue to see gradual recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we progressed through the third quarter, we saw improvement in patient visits and diagnoses. Healthcare professional activity also improved during the first half of 2021 and stabilized during the third quarter. Overall, the gap in diagnosis visits over the course of the pandemic has suppressed the number of new patients starting treatment, which we expect will continue to impact our business for the remainder of the year.

General Medicine

  • Prolia sales increased 15% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by 13% volume growth. New and repeat patient visits continued to improve as osteoporosis diagnosis rates in the U.S. reached over 90% of pre-COVID levels during the quarter.
  • EVENITY sales increased 153% year-over-year to a record $149 million for the third quarter, primarily driven by 118% volume growth. U.S. sales grew 74% year-over-year, driven by 65% volume growth as we continued to focus on increasing the number of new patients starting treatment. Outside the U.S., year-over-year volume growth was strong, amplified by inventory drawdowns by our partner Astellas during the third quarter of 2020.
  • Repatha sales increased 33% year-over-year for the third quarter, primarily driven by 42% volume growth partially offset by lower net selling price. In the U.S., volumes grew 64% year-over-year, and outside the U.S., volumes grew 24% year-over-year. Volume growth in the quarter was partially offset by lower net selling price, primarily as a result of an increase in the number of U.S. Medicare Part D patients receiving Repatha and entering the coverage gap, the so-called "donut hole." The impact of the donut hole is more pronounced in the second half of the year as patients reach their plan deductibles.
  • Aimovig® (erenumab-aooe) sales decreased 25% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by lower net selling price.

Inflammation

  • Otezla® (apremilast) sales increased 13% year-over-year for the third quarter. Volume grew 7% partially offset by lower net selling price. Sales in the quarter benefited from an $18 million favorable adjustment to estimated sales deductions, compared to a $24 million unfavorable adjustment in the third quarter last year, resulting in an 8% year-over-year benefit. In the U.S., Otezla continued to maintain first-line share leadership in psoriasis. Looking forward, we are preparing for the anticipated U.S. approval of the mild-to-moderate psoriasis indication.
  • Enbrel® (etanercept) sales decreased 3% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by declines in volume, inventory and net selling price. Sales in the quarter benefited from a $114 million favorable adjustment to estimated sales deductions, compared to a $84 million favorable adjustment in the third quarter last year, resulting in a 2% year-over-year benefit. Year-over-year volume declined by 2%, representing the second consecutive quarter of slowing volume declines. We expect the trend of year-over-year net selling price declines to continue.
  • AMGEVITA™ (adalimumab) sales increased 39% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by 73% volume growth partially offset by lower net selling price. AMGEVITA continues to be the most prescribed adalimumab biosimilar in Europe.

Hematology-Oncology

  • LUMAKRAS®/LUMYKRAS™ (sotorasib) generated $36 million of sales in the quarter and cumulative sales of $45 million through the end of the third quarter. LUMAKRAS has been prescribed by over 500 physicians in both academic and community settings. A majority of the top clinical laboratories have now updated their reports to reflect KRAS G12C as an actionable mutation and ~75% of patients with NSCLC are now being tested by their oncologists at diagnosis for the KRAS G12C mutation.
  • KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib) sales increased 13% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by 10% volume growth supported by physician adoption of KYPROLIS use in combination with DARZALEX® (daratumumab) plus dexamethasone (DKd).
  • XGEVA® (denosumab) sales increased 7% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by 9% volume growth partially offset by lower net selling price.
  • Vectibix® (panitumumab) sales increased 4% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by 8% volume growth as Vectibix remains the EGFR inhibitor of choice across all lines of therapy.
  • Nplate® (romiplostim) sales increased 29% year-over-year for the third quarter, primarily driven by 14% volume growth.
  • BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab) sales increased 40% year-over-year for the third quarter, primarily driven by 30% volume growth as we continue to see broad adoption in the community hospital setting.
  • MVASI sales increased 19% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by 54% volume growth partially offset by lower net selling price. In the U.S., MVASI continues to hold leading volume share with 49% of the bevacizumab segment in the quarter. We expect that continued worldwide volume growth from MVASI will be offset by declines in net selling price due to increased competition.
  • KANJINTI® (trastuzumab-anns) sales decreased 31% year-over-year for the third quarter, driven by lower net selling price, partially offset by 18% volume growth. In the U.S., KANJINTI continues to hold leading volume share with 41% of the trastuzumab segment in the quarter. We expect net selling price to continue to decline as a result of increased competition.

Established Products

  • Total sales of our established products, which include Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim), EPOGEN® (epoetin alfa), Aranesp® (darbepotein alfa), Parsabiv® (etelcalcetide), and Sensipar®/Mimpara™ (cinacalcet), decreased 21% year-over-year for the third quarter, primarily driven by volume declines and lower net selling price. Going forward, we expect increased competition to result in additional net price and volume erosion across this portfolio of products.

Product Sales Detail by Product and Geographic Region

$Millions, except percentages


Q3 '21


Q3 '20


YOY Δ



US


ROW


TOTAL


TOTAL


TOTAL

Prolia®


$

530



$

273



$

803



$

701



15%

EVENITY®


94



55



149



59



*

Repatha®


139



133



272



205



33%

Aimovig®


77



2



79



105



(25%)

Otezla®


495



114



609



538



13%

Enbrel®


1,263



26



1,289



1,325



(3%)

AMGEVITA™




111



111



80



39%

LUMAKRAS®/LUMYKRAS


33



3



36





*

KYPROLIS®


198



95



293



260



13%

XGEVA®


372



145



517



481



7%

Vectibix®


84



116



200



193



4%

Nplate®


156



117



273



212



29%

BLINCYTO®


74



51



125



89



40%

MVASI®


187



87



274



231



19%

KANJINTI®


92



24



116



167



(31%)

Neulasta®


360



55



415



555



(25%)

NEUPOGEN®


32



20



52



65



(20%)

EPOGEN®


138





138



149



(7%)

Aranesp®


149



247



396



384



3%

Parsabiv®


24



37



61



183



(67%)

Sensipar®/Mimpara™




19



19



39



(51%)

Other products**


61



32



93



83



12%

Total product sales


$

4,558



$

1,762



$

6,320



$

6,104



4%












* Change in excess of 100%











** Other products includes Corlanor®, GENSENTA, IMLYGIC®, AVSOLA®, Bergamo, and RIABNI™

Operating Expense, Operating Margin and Tax Rate Analysis

On a GAAP basis:

  • Total Operating Expenses increased 9% primarily driven by a licensing-related expense from our recent collaboration with Kyowa Kirin. Cost of Sales margin decreased 0.1 percentage points primarily due to lower amortization expense from acquisition-related assets, offset by product mix. Research & Development (R&D) expenses increased 34% primarily due to a licensing-related expense from our collaboration with Kyowa Kirin, partially offset by lower late-stage program support. Selling, General & Administrative (SG&A) expenses decreased 3%.
  • Operating Margin as a percentage of product sales decreased 2.6 percentage points to 37.6%.
  • Tax Rate increased 4.2 percentage points primarily driven by the non-deductible acquired IPR&D expense arising from the acquisition of Five Prime Therapeutics.

On a non-GAAP basis:

  • Total Operating Expenses increased less than 1%. Cost of Sales margin increased 1.5 percentage points primarily due to product mix, including COVID-19 antibody shipments to Lilly that began last quarter. R&D expenses decreased 4% primarily due to lower late-stage program support. SG&A expenses decreased 5%.
  • Operating Margin as a percentage of product sales increased 2.5 percentage points to 54.6%.
  • Tax Rate increased 0.5 percentage points primarily driven by a prior year favorable item partially offset by a change in earnings mix.

$Millions, except percentages


GAAP


Non-GAAP



Q3 '21


Q3 '20


YOY Δ


Q3 '21


Q3 '20


YOY Δ

Cost of Sales


$

1,609



$

1,561



3%


$

997



$

874



14%

% of product sales


25.5%



25.6%



(0.1) pts


15.8%



14.3%



1.5 pts

Research & Development


$

1,422



$

1,062



34%


$

997



$

1,037



(4%)

% of product sales


22.5%



17.4%



5.1 pts


15.8%



17.0%



(1.2) pts

Selling, General & Administrative


$

1,305



$

1,346



(3%)


$

1,260



$

1,329



(5%)

% of product sales


20.6%



22.1%



(1.5) pts


19.9%



21.8%



(1.9) pts

Other


$

(8)



$

1



*


$



$



—%

Total Operating Expenses


$

4,328



$

3,970



9%


$

3,254



$

3,240



—%














Operating Margin













operating income as % of product sales


37.6%



40.2%



(2.6) pts


54.6%



52.1%



2.5 pts














Tax Rate


12.6%



8.4%



4.2 pts


13.6%



13.1%



0.5 pts














pts: percentage points













* Change in excess of 100%













Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

  • The Company generated $2.2 billion of free cash flow in the third quarter of 2021 versus $3.2 billion in the third quarter of 2020, driven by higher collections in the third quarter of 2020 from customers who had been granted extended payment terms due to COVID-19. This increase was partially offset by the timing of tax payments in the third quarter of 2020.
  • The Company's third quarter 2021 dividend of $1.76 per share was declared on July 30, 2021, and was paid on September 8, 2021, to all stockholders of record as of August 17, 2021, representing a 10% increase from 2020.
  • During the third quarter, the Company repurchased 4.6 million shares of common stock at a total cost of $1.1 billion. At the end of the third quarter, the Company had $2.9 billion authorization remaining under its stock repurchase program. In October 2021, the Board of Directors increased the amount authorized under our stock repurchase program by an additional $4.5 billion.
  • Cash and investments totaled $12.9 billion and debt outstanding totaled $37.6 billion as of September 30, 2021.

$Billions, except shares


Q3 '21


Q3 '20


YOY Δ

Operating Cash Flow


$

2.4



$

3.4



$

(1.0)


Capital Expenditures


$

0.2



$

0.1



$

0.1


Free Cash Flow


$

2.2



$

3.2



$

(1.1)


Dividends Paid


$

1.0



$

0.9



$

0.1


Share Repurchases


$

1.1



$

0.8



$

0.3


Average Diluted Shares (millions)


570



589



(19)









Note: Numbers may not add due to rounding








$Billions


9/30/21


12/31/20


YTD Δ

Cash and Investments


$

12.9



$

10.6



$

2.3


Debt Outstanding


$

37.6



$

33.0



$

4.6









Note: Numbers may not add due to rounding







2021 Guidance

For the full year 2021, the Company now expects:

  • Total revenues in the range of $25.8 billion to $26.2 billion.
  • On a GAAP basis, EPS in the range of $9.55 to $10.21 and a tax rate in the range of 12.5% to 14.0%.
  • On a non-GAAP basis, EPS in the range of $16.50 to $17.10 and a tax rate in the range of 13.0% to 14.0%.
  • Capital expenditures to be approximately $900 million.
  • Share repurchases at the upper end of $3.0 billion to $5.0 billion range.

Third Quarter Product and Pipeline Update

The Company provided the following updates on selected product and pipeline programs:

LUMAKRAS/LUMYKRAS

  • In September, marketing authorizations were granted for LUMYKRAS in Great Britain and LUMAKRAS in Canada for the treatment of second-line patients with KRAS G12C-mutated, advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Regulatory reviews continue in Europe, Japan and other jurisdictions.
  • In September, data from LUMAKRAS in combination with Vectibix in patients with advanced KRAS G12C-mutated colorectal cancer (CRC) were presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress. A Phase 3 study of LUMAKRAS in combination with Vectibix in third-line colorectal cancer is expected to initiate in Q4 2021.
  • In September, data from the Phase 1/2 CodeBreaK 100 monotherapy study in advanced KRAS G12C-mutated NSCLC, including biomarker analyses and post hoc analyses of efficacy and safety in patients with stable brain metastases, were presented at the World Conference on Lung Cancer. Enrollment continues in a cohort of patients with active brain metastases in the CodeBreaK 101 study.
  • In October, data from cohorts exploring LUMAKRAS in combination with trematinib, a mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase inhibitor, and LUMAKRAS in combination with afatinib, an oral epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor, were presented at the AACR-NCI-EORTC 2021 Virtual International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics.
  • A Phase 2 study has initiated in first-line patients with KRAS G12C-mutated NSCLC whose tumors express serine/threonine kinase 11 (STK11) mutations and/or less than 1% programmed death-ligand 1.
  • Top-line results from the event-driven, confirmatory Phase 3 study comparing LUMAKRAS to docetaxel in patients with KRAS G12C-mutated advanced NSCLC are expected in H1 2022.
  • Top-line results from the Phase 2 monotherapy study in patients with KRAS G12C-mutated solid tumors other than NSCLC and CRC are expected in H1 2022.
  • Initial data from cohorts exploring LUMAKRAS in combination with the anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) antibody pembrolizumab and LUMAKRAS in combination with the Src homology-2 domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase-2 (SHP2) inhibitor RMC-4630 from Revolution Medicines are expected to be presented in H1 2022.

BLINCYTO

  • A Phase 3 study of BLINCYTO alternating with low-intensity chemotherapy versus standard of care for older adults with newly diagnosed Philadelphia-negative B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia has initiated.

Bemarituzumab

  • The Phase 3 program has initiated for bemarituzumab, a fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b antibody, in first-line advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma. The program will explore bemarituzumab in combination with either backbone chemotherapy or chemotherapy plus a checkpoint inhibitor.
  • A Phase 1b signal-seeking study of bemarituzumab alone and in combination with chemotherapy for the treatment of advanced, refractory, squamous NSCLC is expected to initiate by Q1 2022. Planning is underway for signal-seeking studies in other solid tumors.

Acapatamab (AMG 160)

  • Data continue to mature in a dose-expansion cohort of acapatamab, a half-life extended (HLE) BiTE® molecule targeting prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for the treatment of patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Enrollment of acapatamab is ongoing in cohorts with reduced levels of monitoring during cycle one to explore outpatient administration.
  • An acapatamab dose-escalation study is enrolling patients with NSCLC tumors expressing PSMA.
  • A master protocol evaluating combinations of acapatamab with AMG 404, an anti-PD-1 antibody, or the novel hormone therapies enzalutamide or abiraterone, continues to enroll patients with earlier-line mCRPC.

AMG 340 (formerly TNB-585)

  • A Phase 1 dose-escalation study of AMG 340, a UniAb® bispecific T-cell engager targeting PSMA, is enrolling patients with mCRPC.

Tarlatamab (AMG 757)

  • Initiation of a potentially pivotal Phase 2 study for tarlatamab, an HLE BiTE® molecule targeting delta-like ligand 3 (DLL3), in patients with relapsed or refractory small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is planned for Q4 2021.
  • A Phase 1b dose-expansion cohort of tarlatamab in patients with SCLC is ongoing.
  • A Phase 1b study of tarlatamab continues to enroll patients with neuroendocrine prostate cancer.
  • A Phase 1b study of tarlatamab in combination with AMG 404 has initiated for patients with SCLC.

Tezepelumab

  • Tezepelumab, a thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) antibody, is under Priority Review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for severe asthma with a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target date in Q1 2022. Regulatory reviews are also underway in the EU, Japan, and other jurisdictions.
  • A Phase 3 study continues to enroll patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.
  • A Phase 2b study continues to enroll patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria.
  • A Phase 2 study continues to enroll patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Tezepelumab was granted Orphan Drug Designation by the FDA for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis.

Otezla

  • The FDA review of Otezla for the treatment of adults with mild-to-moderate plaque psoriasis continues to progress, with a PDUFA target action date of December 19, 2021.
  • In August, China's National Medical Products Administration approved Otezla for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for phototherapy or systemic therapy.
  • Phase 3 initiation for the treatment of Japanese patients with palmoplantar pustulosis is expected to begin in H1 2022.

AMG 451 / KHK4083

  • In October, positive results from the Phase 2b study of AMG 451, an anti-OX40 monoclonal antibody for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, were presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 30th Virtual Congress. Phase 3 development is expected to begin in H1 2022.
  • Biomarker analyses from the Phase 2 atopic dermatitis study will be presented at the Inflammatory Skin Disease Summit on November 4, 2021.

Rozibafusp alfa (AMG 570)

  • A Phase 2b study of rozibafusp alfa, a multispecific antibody-peptide conjugate that simultaneously blocks inducible T-cell costimulatory ligand (ICOSL) and B-cell activating factor (BAFF) activity, continues to enroll patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Efavaleukin alfa (AMG 592)

  • A Phase 2b study of efavaleukin alfa, an interleukin-2 mutein Fc fusion protein, continues to enroll patients with SLE.
  • Data from a Phase 1b study in patients with SLE will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2021 on November 9, 2021.
  • A Phase 2 study of efavaleukin alfa in patients with ulcerative colitis has initiated.

AMG 714 / PRV-015

  • A Phase 2b study of AMG 714, a monoclonal antibody that binds interleukin-15, continues to enroll patients with non-responsive celiac disease.

Repatha

  • In September, the FDA approved Repatha as an adjunct to diet and other low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering therapies for the treatment of pediatric patients aged 10 years and older with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) to reduce LDL-C. The FDA also expanded the homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) indication to patients aged 10 years and older.
  • In October, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency adopted a positive opinion recommending an update to the Marketing Authorization for Repatha for the treatment of pediatric patients aged 10 years and older with HeFH, and the expansion of treatment for pediatric HoFH patients aged 10 years and older.
  • A Phase 3 cardiovascular outcomes study (VESALIUS-CV) continues to enroll patients at high cardiovascular risk without prior myocardial infarction or stroke.

Olpasiran (AMG 890)

  • Results from a Phase 2 study of olpasiran, a lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) small interfering RNA molecule, in patients with elevated Lp(a) are expected in H1 2022 with publication expected in H2 2022.

Biosimilars

  • A Phase 3 study of ABP 938, an investigational biosimilar to EYLEA® (aflibercept) continues to enroll patients, with data expected in 2022.
  • Phase 3 studies of ABP 654, an investigational biosimilar to STELARA® (ustekinumab), and ABP 959, an investigational biosimilar to SOLIRIS® (eculizumab), are ongoing, with data expected in 2022.
  • Phase 3 studies to support an interchangeability designation in the U.S. for ABP 654 and AMJEVITA™ (adalimumab-atto) are enrolling patients.

Amgenpipeline.com

  • A listing of additional ongoing clinical programs can be found at Amgenpipeline.com

Tezepelumab is being developed in collaboration with AstraZeneca
AMG 451 (also known as KHK4083) is being developed in collaboration with Kyowa Kirin
AMG 714 (also known as PRV-015) is being developed in collaboration with Provention Bio
DARZALEX® and STELARA® are a registered trademarks of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
EYLEA® is a registered trademark of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
SOLIRIS® is a registered trademark of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In this news release, management has presented its operating results for the third quarters of 2021 and 2020, in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and on a non-GAAP basis. In addition, management has presented its full year 2021 EPS and tax rate guidance in accordance with GAAP and on a non-GAAP basis. These non-GAAP financial measures are computed by excluding certain items related to acquisitions, restructuring and certain other items from the related GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations for these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the news release. Management has also presented Free Cash Flow (FCF), which is a non-GAAP financial measure, for the third quarters of 2021 and 2020. FCF is computed by subtracting capital expenditures from operating cash flow, each as determined in accordance with GAAP.

The Company believes that its presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful supplementary information to and facilitates additional analysis by investors. The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures to enhance an investor's overall understanding of the financial performance and prospects for the future of the Company's ongoing business activities by facilitating comparisons of results of ongoing business operations among current, past and future periods. The Company believes that FCF provides a further measure of the Company's liquidity.

Beginning January 1, 2021, we began to exclude the gains and losses on our investments in equity securities from our non-GAAP measures that are recorded to Other income (expense). This exclusion will not apply to our share of the earnings and losses of our strategic investments in corporations accounted for under the equity method of accounting, such as our investment in BeiGene. The Company will be excluding gains and losses from equity investments for the purpose of calculating the non-GAAP financial measures presented because the Company believes the results of such gains and losses are not representative of our normal business operations. We are making this change beginning in 2021 because, as we have increased our investments in these companies, we recognized that the resulting variability can impede comparability between periods of our financial performance for our ongoing business operations. For comparability of results to the prior year, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP EPS amounts for 2020 have been revised to reflect the update to our non-GAAP policy that excludes gains and losses on certain equity investments.

The Company uses the non-GAAP financial measures set forth in the news release in connection with its own budgeting and financial planning internally to evaluate the performance of the business, including to allocate resources and to evaluate results relative to incentive compensation targets. The non-GAAP financial measures are in addition to, not a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

About Amgen
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Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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Forward-Looking Statements

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No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from those we project. Our results may be affected by our ability to successfully market both new and existing products domestically and internationally, clinical and regulatory developments involving current and future products, sales growth of recently launched products, competition from other products including biosimilars, difficulties or delays in manufacturing our products and global economic conditions. In addition, sales of our products are affected by pricing pressure, political and public scrutiny and reimbursement policies imposed by third-party payers, including governments, private insurance plans and managed care providers and may be affected by regulatory, clinical and guideline developments and domestic and international trends toward managed care and healthcare cost containment. Furthermore, our research, testing, pricing, marketing and other operations are subject to extensive regulation by domestic and foreign government regulatory authorities. We or others could identify safety, side effects or manufacturing problems with our products, including our devices, after they are on the market. Our business may be impacted by government investigations, litigation and product liability claims. In addition, our business may be impacted by the adoption of new tax legislation or exposure to additional tax liabilities. If we fail to meet the compliance obligations in the corporate integrity agreement between us and the U.S. government, we could become subject to significant sanctions. Further, while we routinely obtain patents for our products and technology, the protection offered by our patents and patent applications may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by our competitors, or we may fail to prevail in present and future intellectual property litigation. We perform a substantial amount of our commercial manufacturing activities at a few key facilities, including in Puerto Rico, and also depend on third parties for a portion of our manufacturing activities, and limits on supply may constrain sales of certain of our current products and product candidate development. An outbreak of disease or similar public health threat, such as COVID-19, and the public and governmental effort to mitigate against the spread of such disease, could have a significant adverse effect on the supply of materials for our manufacturing activities, the distribution of our products, the commercialization of our product candidates, and our clinical trial operations, and any such events may have a material adverse effect on our product development, product sales, business and results of operations. We rely on collaborations with third parties for the development of some of our product candidates and for the commercialization and sales of some of our commercial products. In addition, we compete with other companies with respect to many of our marketed products as well as for the discovery and development of new products. Discovery or identification of new product candidates or development of new indications for existing products cannot be guaranteed and movement from concept to product is uncertain; consequently, there can be no guarantee that any particular product candidate or development of a new indication for an existing product will be successful and become a commercial product. Further, some raw materials, medical devices and component parts for our products are supplied by sole third-party suppliers. Certain of our distributors, customers and payers have substantial purchasing leverage in their dealings with us. The discovery of significant problems with a product similar to one of our products that implicate an entire class of products could have a material adverse effect on sales of the affected products and on our business and results of operations. Our efforts to collaborate with or acquire other companies, products or technology, and to integrate the operations of companies or to support the products or technology we have acquired, may not be successful. A breakdown, cyberattack or information security breach could compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our systems and our data. Our stock price is volatile and may be affected by a number of events. Global economic conditions may magnify certain risks that affect our business. Our business performance could affect or limit the ability of our Board of Directors to declare a dividend or our ability to pay a dividend or repurchase our common stock. We may not be able to access the capital and credit markets on terms that are favorable to us, or at all.

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Amgen Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Income - GAAP

(In millions, except per-share data)

(Unaudited)



Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Revenues:








Product sales

$

6,320



$

6,104



$

18,026



$

17,906


Other revenues

386



319



1,107



884


Total revenues

6,706



6,423



19,133



18,790










Operating expenses:








Cost of sales

1,609



1,561



4,736



4,562


Research and development

1,422



1,062



3,471



2,978


Acquired in-process research and development





1,505




Selling, general and administrative

1,305



1,346



3,943



3,957


Other

(8)



1



143



162


Total operating expenses

4,328



3,970



13,798



11,659










Operating income

2,378



2,453



5,335



7,131










Other income (expense):








Interest expense, net

(296)



(302)



(862)



(944)


Other income, net

73



55



97



69










Income before income taxes

2,155



2,206



4,570



6,256










Provision for income taxes

271



185



576



607










Net income

$

1,884



$

2,021



$

3,994



$

5,649










Earnings per share:








Basic

$

3.32



$

3.45



$

6.98



$

9.61


Diluted

$

3.31



$

3.43



$

6.93



$

9.54










Weighted-average shares used in calculation of earnings per share:








Basic

567



585



572



588


Diluted

570



589



576



592


Amgen Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets - GAAP

(In millions)



September 30,


December 31,


2021


2020


(Unaudited)



Assets

Current assets:




Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

$

12,921



$

10,647


Trade receivables, net

4,765



4,525


Inventories

4,152



3,893


Other current assets

2,542



2,079


Total current assets

24,380



21,144






Property, plant and equipment, net

4,982



4,889


Intangible assets, net

14,659



16,587


Goodwill

14,665



14,689


Other noncurrent assets

6,307



5,639


Total assets

$

64,993



$

62,948






Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity

Current liabilities:




Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$

10,554



$

11,562


Current portion of long-term debt

4,288



91


Total current liabilities

14,842



11,653






Long-term debt

33,291



32,895


Long-term tax liabilities

6,483



6,968


Other noncurrent liabilities

2,160



2,023


Total stockholders' equity

8,217



9,409


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

64,993



$

62,948






Shares outstanding

565



578


Amgen Inc.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(Dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)



Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,


2021


2020*


2021


2020*

GAAP cost of sales

$

1,609



$

1,561



$

4,736



$

4,562


Adjustments to cost of sales:








Acquisition-related expenses (a)

(606)



(687)



(1,827)



(2,159)


Other

(6)





(11)




Total adjustments to cost of sales

(612)



(687)



(1,838)



(2,159)


Non-GAAP cost of sales

$

997



$

874



$

2,898



$

2,403










GAAP cost of sales as a percentage of product sales

25.5

%


25.6

%


26.3

%


25.5

%

Acquisition-related expenses (a)

(9.6)



(11.3)



(10.1)



(12.1)


Other

(0.1)



0.0



(0.1)



0.0


Non-GAAP cost of sales as a percentage of product sales

15.8

%


14.3

%


16.1

%


13.4

%









GAAP research and development expenses

$

1,422



$

1,062



$

3,471



$

2,978


Adjustments to research and development expenses:








Licensing- and acquisition-related expenses (b)

(425)



(24)



(494)



(77)


Certain net charges pursuant to our cost savings initiatives



(1)





(1)


Total adjustments to research and development expenses

(425)



(25)



(494)



(78)


Non-GAAP research and development expenses

$

997



$

1,037



$

2,977



$

2,900










GAAP research and development expenses as a percentage of product sales

22.5

%


17.4

%


19.3

%


16.6

%

Licensing- and acquisition-related expenses (b)

(6.7)



(0.4)



(2.8)



(0.4)


Certain net charges pursuant to our cost savings initiatives

0.0



0.0



0.0



0.0


Non-GAAP research and development expenses as a percentage of product sales

15.8

%


17.0

%


16.5

%


16.2

%









GAAP acquired IPR&D

$



$



$

1,505



$


Adjustments to acquired IPR&D:








Five Prime acquisition IPR&D expense





(1,505)




Non-GAAP acquired IPR&D

$



$



$



$










GAAP acquired IPR&D expenses as a percentage of product sales

%


%


8.3

%


%

Five Prime acquisition IPR&D expense

0.0



0.0



(8.3)



0.0


Non-GAAP acquired IPR&D expenses as a percentage of product sales

%


%


%


%









GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses

$

1,305



$

1,346



$

3,943



$

3,957


Adjustments to selling, general and administrative expenses:








Acquisition-related expenses (a)

(16)



(15)



(67)



(74)


Other

(29)



(2)



(45)



(2)


Total adjustments to selling, general and administrative expenses

(45)



(17)



(112)



(76)


Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses

$

1,260



$

1,329



$

3,831



$

3,881










GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of product sales

20.6

%


22.1

%


21.9

%


22.1

%

Acquisition-related expenses (a)

(0.2)



(0.3)



(0.4)



(0.4)


Other

(0.5)



0.0



(0.2)



0.0


Non-GAAP selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of product sales

19.9

%


21.8

%


21.3

%


21.7

%









GAAP operating expenses

$

4,328



$

3,970



$

13,798



$

11,659


Adjustments to operating expenses:








Adjustments to cost of sales

(612)



(687)



(1,838)



(2,159)


Adjustments to research and development expenses

(425)



(25)



(494)



(78)


Adjustments to acquired IPR&D





(1,505)




Adjustments to selling, general and administrative expenses

(45)



(17)



(112)



(76)


Certain charges pursuant to our cost savings initiatives

(1)





(129)



4


Certain other expenses (c)

9



(1)



(14)



(166)


Total adjustments to operating expenses

(1,074)



(730)



(4,092)



(2,475)


Non-GAAP operating expenses

$

3,254



$

3,240



$

9,706



$

9,184



















Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,


2021


2020*


2021


2020*

GAAP operating income

$

2,378



$

2,453



$

5,335



$

7,131


Adjustments to operating expenses

1,074



730



4,092



2,475


Non-GAAP operating income

$

3,452



$

3,183



$

9,427



$

9,606










GAAP operating income as a percentage of product sales

37.6

%


40.2

%


29.6

%


39.8

%

Adjustments to cost of sales

9.7



11.3



10.2



12.1


Adjustments to research and development expenses

6.7



0.4



2.8



0.4


Acquired IPR&D

0.0



0.0



8.3



0.0


Adjustments to selling, general and administrative expenses

0.7



0.3



0.6



0.4


Certain charges pursuant to our cost savings initiatives

0.0



0.0



0.7



0.0


Certain other expenses (c)

(0.1)



0.0



0.1



0.9


Non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of product sales

54.6

%


52.1

%


52.3

%


53.6

%









GAAP other income, net

$

73



$

55



$

97



$

69


Adjustments to other income (expense), net:








Equity method investment basis difference amortization

44



36



128



72


Net (gains)/losses from equity investments

(191)



(134)



(335)



(139)


Gain from legal judgment proceeds







(72)


Total adjustments to other income (expense), net

(147)



(98)



(207)



(139)


Non-GAAP other income (expense), net

$

(74)



(43)



$

(110)



(70)










GAAP income before income taxes

$

2,155



$

2,206



$

4,570



$

6,256


Adjustments to income before income taxes:








Adjustments to operating expenses

1,074



730



4,092



2,475


Adjustments to other income, net

(147)



(98)



(207)



(139)


Total adjustments to income before income taxes

927



632



$

3,885



$

2,336


Non-GAAP income before income taxes

$

3,082



$

2,838



$

8,455



$

8,592










GAAP provision for income taxes

$

271



$

185



$

576



$

607


Adjustments to provision for income taxes:








Income tax effect of the above adjustments (d)

118



131



526



465


Other income tax adjustments (e)

29



55



17



63


Total adjustments to provision for income taxes

147



186



543



528


Non-GAAP provision for income taxes

$

418



$

371



$

1,119



$

1,135










GAAP tax as a percentage of income before taxes

12.6

%


8.4

%


12.6

%


9.7

%

Adjustments to provision for income taxes:








Income tax effect of the above adjustments (d)

0.1



2.8



0.4



2.8


Other income tax adjustments (e)

0.9



1.9



0.2



0.7


Total adjustments to provision for income taxes

1.0



4.7



0.6



3.5


Non-GAAP tax as a percentage of income before taxes

13.6

%


13.1

%


13.2

%


13.2

%









GAAP net income

$

1,884



$

2,021



$

3,994



$

5,649


Adjustments to net income:








Adjustments to income before income taxes, net of the income tax effect

809



501



3,359



1,871


Other income tax adjustments (e)

(29)



(55)



(17)



(63)


Total adjustments to net income

780



446



3,342



1,808


Non-GAAP net income

$

2,664



2,467



$

7,336



$

7,457










Note: Numbers may not add due to rounding








Amgen Inc.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliations

(In millions, except per-share data)

(Unaudited)


The following table presents the computations for GAAP and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:



Three months ended

September 30, 2021


Three months ended

September 30, 2020*


GAAP


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP

Net income

$

1,884



$

2,664



$

2,021



$

2,467










Weighted-average shares for diluted EPS

570



570



589



589










Diluted EPS

$

3.31



$

4.67



$

3.43



$

4.19











Nine months ended

September 30, 2021


Nine months ended

September 30, 2020*


GAAP


Non-GAAP


GAAP


Non-GAAP

Net income

$

3,994



$

7,336



$

5,649



$

7,457










Weighted-average shares for diluted EPS

576



576



592



592










Diluted EPS

$

6.93



$

12.74



$

9.54



$

12.60



*Effective January 2021, we began to exclude the gains and losses on our investments in equity securities from our non-GAAP measures that are recorded to Other income, net pursuant to an update to our non-GAAP policy. For comparability of results to the prior year, non-GAAP Other income, net, non-GAAP Net income and non-GAAP EPS amounts for 2020 have been revised to reflect the update to our non-GAAP policy.


(a)


The adjustments related primarily to noncash amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions.




(b)


The adjustments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, related primarily to licensing-related expense from the upfront payment to Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. and noncash amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions.  The adjustments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, related primarily to noncash amortization of intangible assets from business acquisitions.




(c)


For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the adjustments related primarily to the change in fair values of contingent consideration liabilities. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the adjustment related primarily to legal settlement expenses and an impairment charge associated with an in-process research and development asset.




(d)


The tax effect of the adjustments between our GAAP and non-GAAP results takes into account the tax treatment and related tax rate(s) that apply to each adjustment in the applicable tax jurisdiction(s). Generally, this results in a tax impact at the U.S. marginal tax rate for certain adjustments, including the majority of amortization of intangible assets, whereas the tax impact of other adjustments, including restructuring initiatives, depends on whether the amounts are deductible in the respective tax jurisdictions and the applicable tax rate(s) in those jurisdictions. Acquired IPR&D expense from the Five Prime acquisition was not tax deductible. Due to these factors, the effective tax rates for the adjustments to our GAAP income before income taxes, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, were 12.7% and 13.5%, compared to 20.7% and 19.9% for the corresponding periods of the prior year.




(e)


The adjustments related to certain acquisition items, prior period and other items excluded from GAAP earnings.

Amgen Inc.

Reconciliations of Cash Flows

(In millions)

(Unaudited)



Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

2,418



$

3,368



$

6,453



$

8,344


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

73



(1,628)



963



(4,017)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

2,848



(1,798)



(1,713)



(1,277)


Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

5,339



(58)



5,703



3,050


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

6,630



9,145



6,266



6,037


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

11,969



$

9,087



$

11,969



$

9,087

















Three months ended

September 30,


Nine months ended

September 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

2,418



$

3,368



$

6,453



$

8,344


Capital expenditures

(242)



(135)



(593)



(435)


Free cash flow

$

2,176



$

3,233



$

5,860



$

7,909


Amgen Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP EPS Guidance to Non-GAAP

EPS Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2021

(Unaudited)


GAAP diluted EPS guidance


$

9.55


$

10.21


Known adjustments to arrive at non-GAAP*:





Acquisition-related and licensing expenses (a)


4.46


4.52


Acquired IPR&D (b)



2.62


Certain charges pursuant to our cost savings initiatives



0.21


Net gains from equity investments



(0.46)


Legal proceedings



0.06


Non-GAAP diluted EPS guidance


$

16.50


$

17.10



* The known adjustments are presented net of their related tax impact, which amount to approximately $1.13 per share.


(a) The adjustments relate primarily to noncash amortization of intangible assets acquired in business acquisitions and licensing-related expense related to an upfront payment to enter into a license and collaboration agreement.


(b) The adjustment relates to in-process research & development (IPR&D) expense as a result of acquiring Five Prime Therapeutics. The acquired IPR&D is not tax deductible.


Our GAAP diluted EPS guidance does not include the effect of GAAP adjustments triggered by events that may occur subsequent to this press release such as acquisitions, asset impairments, litigation, changes in the fair value of our contingent consideration and changes in fair value of our equity investments. The GAAP adjustments from the recently announced acquisition of Teneobio, Inc. (that closed in October 2021) are included in the GAAP diluted EPS guidance.

Reconciliation of GAAP Tax Rate Guidance to Non-GAAP

Tax Rate Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2021

(Unaudited)


GAAP tax rate guidance


12.5

%

14.0

%

Tax rate of known adjustments discussed above


0.0

%

0.5

%

Non-GAAP tax rate guidance


13.0

%

14.0

%

Reconciliation of 2020 Non-GAAP Financial Information As Reported to Updated Non-GAAP Policy

2020 Non-GAAP Financial Results - Excluding gains and losses from equity investments

(Unaudited)


Effective January 2021, we began to exclude the gains and losses on our investments in equity securities from our non-GAAP measures that are recorded to Other income, net pursuant to an update to our non-GAAP policy. This policy update excludes our share of the earnings and losses of our strategic investments in corporations accounted for under the equity method of accounting, such as our investment in BeiGene. This updated non-GAAP policy is the basis for our comparisons starting in 2021 and is reflected in our 2021 guidance. The reconciliations below show the effects of the application of the new policy as if it had been adopted at the beginning of 2020.


$Millions, except EPS


Q1 '20


Q2 '20


Q3 '20


Q4 '20


FY '20












Net income (as reported)


$2,476


$2,518


$2,572


$2,229


$9,795












Equity securities losses (gains)


39


(44)


(134)


(265)


(404)

Tax impact


(9)


10


29


58


88












Net income (adjusted)


$2,506


$2,484


$2,467


$2,022


$9,479












Diluted shares


594


592


589


585


590












Diluted EPS (as reported)


$4.17


$4.25


$4.37


$3.81


$16.60

Diluted EPS (adjusted)


$4.22


$4.20


$4.19


$3.46


$16.07

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