Pfizer: Quarterly jump in profits and sales thanks to coronavirus vaccine

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Pfizer Inc’s quarterly profits were higher than expected, mainly due to sales of the coronavirus vaccine and the Paxlovid antiviral.

The company reported net income of $ 7.864 billion, or $ 1.37 per share, for the quarter, up from $ 4.877 billion, or 86 cents a share, a year ago.

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Adjusted earnings per share stood at $ 1.62, well above estimates for $ 1.49.

Revenue rose 77 percent to $ 25.661 billion from $ 14.516 billion a year ago, well above estimates of $ 24.099 billion.

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“We continue to supply the world with the coronavirus vaccine, which remains a critical tool in helping patients and societies avoid the worst effects of the pandemic.

“We are on track to deliver at least 2 billion doses to low-income countries in 2021 and 2022, including 1 billion doses this year,” said CEO Albert Burla in a statement.

Vaccine revenue rose to $ 13.2 billion from $ 3.2 billion, with Paxlovid sales rising to $ 1.5 billion.

The company maintains estimates for the whole year and speaks of revenues of 98-102 billion dollars, against estimates for 105.9 billion dollars.

It expects sales of the vaccine at $ 32 billion and Paxlovid at $ 22 billion.

Adjusted earnings per share are expected at $ 6.25-6.45, compared to the initial estimate of $ 6.35-6.55, due to an accounting change.

Source: Capital

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