Sun Pharma Q2 net loss at Rs 219 cr on higher provisions for settlement of US antitrust case

New Delhi: Drug major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries on Tuesday reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 218.82 crore for the July-September quarter on account of a Rs 1,214-crore provision for the settlement of the Modafinil antitrust case in the US.

The company had posted a net profit of Rs 912.12 crore for the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries said in a BSE filing.

After accounting for the provision of Rs 1,214 crore for the estimated settlement amount payable to all the remaining plaintiffs related to the Modafinil antitrust litigation in the US, the net loss for the quarter was at Rs 219 crore, it said.

The company had entered into settlement with some complainants in the antitrust case last year.

Representational pic. GettyImages

Representational pic. GettyImages

Adjusted net profit for the second quarter of FY19 was at Rs 996 crore with resulting adjusted net profit margin at 14.5 percent, Sun Pharma said.

Consolidated revenue from operations of the company stood at Rs 6,846.48 crore for the quarter under consideration. It was Rs 6,590.06 crore for the same period a year ago.

On the results, Sun Pharma MD Dilip Shanghvi said: "Our soft Q2 performance is not a reflection of the underlying health of the overall business. We continue to focus on strengthening our core operations and enhancing our overall efficiencies. We are fairly positive on our performance for the rest of the year. We are excited with the successful launch of Ilumya in the US."

Sale of branded formulations in India for the second quarter of FY19 was at Rs 1,860 crore, down by 16 percent mainly due to a planned one-time inventory reduction in the supply chain coupled with a higher base of second quarter last year, Sun Pharma said.

Sales in the US were at $342 million (around Rs 2,484 crore) for the quarter, a growth of 11 percent over same period last year and accounting for 35 percent of the total sales for the quarter, it added.

The company's sales in emerging markets were at $195 million (around 1,416 crore) for the quarter under consideration, flat over same quarter last year, Sun Pharma said.

Formulation sales in Rest of World (ROW) markets excluding US and emerging markets were at $108 million (around Rs 784 crore) in second quarter of FY19, a de-growth of 2 percent from the same qurter last year, it added.

"Our API business imparts benefits of vertical integration for our formulations business. We continue to increase the API supply for captive consumption for key products. For Q2 FY19, external sales of API were at Rs 426 crore, up by 10 percent over Q2 last year," Sun Pharma said.

Consolidated research and development expense for the second quarter of the current fiscal was Rs 452 crore, 6.6 percent of sales compared to Rs 511 crore (7.7 percent) of sales for the second quarter of the last year, it added.

Shares of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries today closed at Rs 561.70 on BSE, down 4.72 percent from their previous close.

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Updated Date: Nov 13, 2018 19:49:25 IST

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