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Mario Gabelli Comments on Amgen Inc.

January 06, 2014 | About:
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Amgen Inc. (0.2%) (AMGN - $111.94 - NASDAQ)(AMGN) is one of the largest biotechnology companies in the world, with medicines for cancer, kidney dialysis, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Given its large size and mature product portfolio, revenue growth has slowed, but the company has been able to cut costs and repurchase shares to sustain double digit earnings per share growth. Earlier this year, Amgen offered to acquire Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (less than 0.1%) to bolster its oncology portfolio, with Nexavar for liver cancer and Kyprolis for blood cancers. On Aug 25, after a brief auction, Amgen agreed to pay $125 per share, or $10.4 billion, for Onyx. While initially dilutive to earnings, this acquisition provides significant visibility into Amgen's future, with two blockbuster drugs that could eventually generate over $5 billion in annual sales. 

 

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s third quarter 2013 commentary.


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