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Eli Lilly (LLY) Q3 earnings report 2023



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Eli Lilly and Firm, Pharmaceutical firm headquarters in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain.

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Eli Lilly on Thursday reported third-quarter income and adjusted earnings that topped estimates on sturdy demand for its diabetes drug Mounjaro, however slashed its full-year revenue steering because of prices primarily associated to its current acquisitions.

Here is what Eli Lilly reported for the third quarter in contrast with what Wall Avenue was anticipating, primarily based on a survey of analysts by LSEG, previously generally known as Refinitiv:

  • Earnings per share: 10 cents per share adjusted vs. 13 cents loss per share anticipated
  • Income: $9.50 billion vs. $8.95 billion anticipated

For the quarter ended Sept. 30, Eli Lilly posted a lack of $57.4 million, or six cents a share, in contrast with a revenue of $1.45 billion, or $1.61 a share, a 12 months earlier. Excluding one-time gadgets, the corporate posted a per-share revenue of 10 cents.

The pharmaceutical large generated third-quarter income of $9.50 billion, up 37% from the identical interval a 12 months in the past. That enhance was primarily pushed by development from Mounjaro and different therapies, together with breast most cancers capsule Verzenio and diabetes treatment Jardiance, and the sale of considered one of its drug portfolios.

Eli Lilly recorded pre-tax “in-process analysis and improvement” prices of $2.98 billion, that are primarily associated to a slew of current buyouts, together with DICE Therapeutics, Versanis Bio and Emergence Therapeutics AG. That compares to prices of $62.4 million within the third quarter of 2022.


The corporate lowered its 2023 adjusted earnings steering to a variety of $6.50 to $6.70, from a earlier vary of $9.70 to $9.90 per share.

However Eli Lilly reiterated its full-year income forecast of between $33.4 billion and $33.9 billion. 


With a market cap of roughly $526 billion, Eli Lilly is the biggest pharmaceutical firm primarily based within the U.S. The corporate’s inventory has been on a tear this 12 months, with shares up almost 52% by way of Wednesday’s shut. 

Mounjaro, different medication

Mounjaro, the corporate’s Sort 2 diabetes injection, posted $1.41 billion in gross sales for the quarter. The drug was first accredited within the U.S. in Could 2022 and made simply $97.3 million in gross sales within the year-ago interval. 


Analysts had anticipated the drug to herald $1.28 billion in worldwide gross sales, in accordance with estimates compiled by FactSet.

The lion’s share of Mounjaro income got here from the U.S., the place it raked in $1.28 billion, reflecting elevated demand and better realized costs because of decreased use of financial savings card applications.


Eli Lilly famous that it skilled “intermittent delays” fulfilling orders of sure Mounjaro doses because of vital demand, which negatively affected quantity.

Traders have pinned excessive hopes on Mounjaro’s potential mega-blockbuster potential past diabetes, with preliminary research suggesting that it might be much more efficient at lowering weight than Novo Nordisk‘s well-liked Wegovy and Ozempic injections. Final month, Eli Lilly filed for Meals and Drug Administration approval of the injection for persistent weight administration.


Income development was additionally pushed by gross sales of breast most cancers capsule Verzenio, which rose 68% to $1.04 billion for the quarter. Gross sales of Jardiance, a pill that lowers blood sugar in Sort 2 diabetes sufferers, climbed 22% to $700 million for the second quarter.

Eli Lilly additionally offered the rights to its olanzapine drug portfolio through the quarter, which introduced in $1.42 billion. Olanzapine, marketed underneath the model identify Zyprexa, treats psychotic circumstances like schizophrenia and bipolar dysfunction.


In the meantime, the corporate’s different diabetes drugs, Trulicity, raked in $1.67 billion in income, down 10% from the identical interval a 12 months go.

The corporate additionally reported no gross sales from its Covid antibody therapies, in contrast with $387 million within the second quarter of 2022. The Meals and Drug Administration rescinded its approval of the corporate’s antibody bebtelovimab in November.


Eli Lilly will maintain an earnings call with buyers at 9:00 a.m. ET.

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