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Allergan’s results miss on two fronts

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 8:29
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Botox maker Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) suffered another minor melt-down as third quarter results missed forecasts and it was cautious with its full year prediction.

Revenues of US$3.32bn, up 4.4%, came in some US$400mln shy of forecasts while earnings undershot by a long way at US$3.32 per share against a consensus US$3.56.

The Dublin-based group blamed Asacol for ulcerative colitis and Alzheimer’s treatment Namenda for the lower than expected earnings.

Shares have dropped by a third since a merger with Pfizer was scrapped in April and they fell a further 3% today to US$202.32.

For 2016 overall, Allergan forecast eps between $13.30 to $13.50 and revenues of $14.45bn and $14.65bn, both of which were below prior consensus targets.

Brent Saunders chief executive, remained upbeat saying company was aiming to end the year with “strong momentum.”

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