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Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

February 29, 2012 | About:
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Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (ENDP) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-12-31.

Endo Pharmaceut has a market cap of $4.24 billion; its shares were traded at around $37.07 with a P/E ratio of 7.7 and P/S ratio of 2.5. Endo Pharmaceut had an annual average earning growth of 29.6% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated Endo Pharmaceut the business predictability rank of 3.5-star.

Highlight of Business Operations:

Voltaren® Gel. We launched Voltaren® Gel (diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%) in March 2008 upon closing of the license and supply agreement with Novartis AG and Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. Voltaren® Gel received regulatory approval in October 2007 from the FDA, becoming the first topical prescription treatment for use in treating pain associated with osteoarthritis and the first new product approved in the U.S. for osteoarthritis since 2001. Voltaren® Gel was granted marketing exclusivity in the U.S. as a prescription medicine until October 2010. It is the first prescription topical osteoarthritis treatment to have proven its effectiveness in both the knees and joints of the hands through clinical trials. Voltaren® Gel delivers effective pain relief with a favorable safety profile as its systemic absorption is 94% less than the comparable oral diclofenac treatment. In 2011, 2010 and 2009, net sales of Voltaren® Gel were $142.7 million, $104.9 million and $78.9 million, respectively. Voltaren® Gel accounted for approximately 5% of our 2011 total revenues.

Total revenues for the year ended December 31, 2011 were $2.73 billion, a 59% increase over 2010, with net income of $187.6 million, or $1.55 per diluted share, as compared to $259.0 million or $2.20 per diluted share in 2010. The increase in revenues was driven by organic growth in our branded pharmaceuticals product portfolio, including Lidoderm®, Opana® ER and Voltaren® Gel, as well as our June 2011 acquisition of AMS, which contributed $300.3 million to our total 2011 revenue. Also included in 2011 revenue is $205.2 million, representing the full-year impact of our HealthTronics acquisition, compared to $102.1 million in 2010, representing the revenues of HealthTronics from July 2, 2010. Qualitest contributed revenue of $467.1 million in 2011, as compared to $30.3 million from November 30, 2010 to December 31, 2010.

Costs of revenues in 2011 increased by $560.5 million or 111%, to $1,065.2 million from $504.8 million in 2010, primarily due to the acquisition of AMS in June 2011 and a full year of activity from our 2010 acquisitions. Gross profit margins were 61% in 2011 compared with 71% in 2010. The reduction in gross profit margin in 2011 is primarily due to our 2010 acquisitions, which contributed a lower gross profit margin percentage than Endos legacy products. Costs of revenues have also been unfavorably impacted by the increased amortization expense resulting from the intangible assets recognized as part of our recent acquisitions. Amortization expense in Costs of revenues was $185.5 million, $84.0 million and $62.9 million in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Beginning in November 2011, the Teikoku royalty based on net sales of Lidoderm® is also included in Costs of revenues. These decreases in gross profit margin were partially offset by the elimination of the royalty obligation related to net sales of Opana® ER in September 2010, subsequent to our acquisition of Penwest.

We invest in research and development because we believe it is important to our long-term competitiveness. As a percent of revenues, R&D expense was approximately 7%, 8% and 13% in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. The variation in R&D expense as a percent of revenues is primarily due to upfront and milestone payments to third party collaborative partners included in R&D expense totaling $19.1 million or 1% of revenue, $23.9 or 1% of revenue million and $77.1 million or 5% of revenue in 2011, 2010 and 2009, respectively. In addition to upfront and milestone payments, total research and development expenses include the costs of discovery research, preclinical development, early- and late-clinical development and drug formulation, as well as clinical trials, medical support of marketed products, other payments under third-party collaborations and contracts and other costs. Research and development spending also includes enterprise-wide costs which support

Costs of revenues in 2010 increased by $129.7 million or 35%, to $504.8 million from $375.1 million in 2009, primarily due to increased revenues in 2010. Gross profit margins were 71% in 2010 compared with 74% in 2009. The reduction in gross profit margin in 2010 is primarily due to the acquisitions of HealthTronics and Qualitest, which have contributed a lower gross profit margin percentage than Endos branded pharmaceuticals net sales relative to total revenues. Gross profit margin has also been unfavorably impacted by the increased amortization expense in 2010 compared to the 2009 period as a result of our recent acquisitions, including a full twelve months of amortization on the acquired Indevus intangible assets. Lastly, gross profit margin was negatively impacted by the increase in royalty expense recorded on net sales of Opana® ER during 2010 compared to 2009, as a result of the expiration of the 50% royalty holiday during the three months ended March 31, 2010, partially offset by the elimination of this royalty obligation in the latter portion of the year, subsequent to our acquisition of Penwest. This royalty, however, was no longer payable beginning on September 20, 2010 as a result of the acquisition of Penwest.

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