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Exhibit 99.1

 

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For Immediate Release

 

GILEAD SCIENCES ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2005 FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

- Total Revenues of $493.5 Million, Up 51 Percent over Third Quarter 2004 -

- Record Product Sales of $467.2 Million, Up 50 Percent over Third Quarter 2004 -

- EPS of $0.38 Per Share, Up 52 Percent over Third Quarter 2004 -

 

Foster City, CA, October 18, 2005 - Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) announced today its results of operations for the quarter ended September 30, 2005. Total revenues for the third quarter of 2005 were $493.5 million, up 51 percent, compared to total revenues of $326.2 million for the third quarter of 2004. Net income for the third quarter of 2005 was $179.2 million, or $0.38 per diluted share. This compares to net income of $113.2 million, or $0.25 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2004.

 

Product Sales

 

Net revenues from product sales were a record $467.2 million for the third quarter of 2005, marking eight consecutive quarters of product revenue growth. This growth continues to be driven primarily by Gilead’s HIV product franchise, including the continued strong uptake of Truvada® (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) since its U.S. launch in August of 2004, as well as continued strong product sales for AmBisome® (amphotericin B) liposome for injection and Hepsera® (adefovir dipivoxil).

 

HIV/AIDS Franchise

 

HIV product sales were $363.5 million in the third quarter of 2005, a 59 percent increase from $228.1 million for the same period in 2004. Sales from Gilead’s HIV product portfolio have already surpassed the $1.0 billion mark after just the first nine months of 2005.

 

  Truvada

 

Truvada sales were $162.4 million for the third quarter of 2005, an increase of 32 percent compared to the second quarter of 2005. Sales of Truvada commenced in the United States in the third quarter of 2004 and in certain European countries during the first nine months of 2005. Truvada sales comprised 45 percent of total HIV product sales for the third quarter 2005.

 

  Viread

 

Sales of Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) were $189.4 million in the third quarter of 2005, a two percent decrease from $193.9 million in the third quarter of 2004. The decrease in Viread sales was primarily driven by patients switching from a Viread-containing regimen to one containing Truvada in countries where Truvada is available, partially offset by the continued strong sales of Viread in regions where Truvada has not yet been launched. Compared to the same quarter last year, third quarter 2005 Viread sales volume decreased 32 percent in the United States, while international sales volume increased by 45 percent.


  Emtriva

 

Emtriva® (emtricitabine) sales were $11.7 million for the third quarter of 2005, down 26 percent from the third quarter of 2004, primarily driven by patients switching from an Emtriva-containing regimen to one containing Truvada.

 

AmBisome for Severe Fungal Infections

 

AmBisome sales for the third quarter of 2005 were $54.7 million, an increase of 10 percent compared to the third quarter of 2004, primarily driven by volume increases across all major geographical regions.

 

Hepsera for Chronic Hepatitis B

 

Sales of Hepsera totaled $46.9 million for the third quarter of 2005, a 58 percent increase from $29.7 million in the third quarter of 2004. The increase in sales was primarily driven by significant volume growth in both the United States and Europe.

 

“We are pleased by Truvada’s robust performance in the United States and its increasing uptake in the European Union, where the product has now launched in four of the five major European markets,” said John F. Milligan, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gilead. “The 50 percent growth in our overall product sales in the third quarter of this year compared to the same period last year fueled the increase in our total revenues and earnings per share.”

 

Royalty and Contract Revenues

 

For the third quarter of 2005, royalty and contract revenues resulting from collaborations with corporate partners totaled $26.2 million, a 70 percent increase from $15.5 million in the third quarter of 2004. The increase in the third quarter of 2005 was primarily driven by royalties of $12.1 million received from F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Roche) for sales of Tamiflu® (oseltamivir phosphate) recognized by Roche in the second quarter of 2005, compared to $1.7 million of Tamiflu royalties received in the third quarter of 2004, and royalties of $2.4 million received from Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Eyetech) for sales of Macugen® (pegaptamib sodium for injection) recognized by Eyetech in the second quarter of 2005. Eyetech began selling Macugen in the first quarter of 2005. The increase in royalty revenues was partially offset by decreased contract revenues of $4.7 million, primarily due to one-time milestone payments received in the third quarter of 2004.

 

Research and Development

 

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the third quarter of 2005 were $78.8 million, compared to $49.2 million for the same quarter in 2004. The higher R&D expenses during the third quarter of 2005 were primarily attributable to the $15.0 million payment made to Emory University (Emory) in connection with the amendment of our existing license agreement with Emory related to the development of emtricitabine for the hepatitis B indication, as well as increased headcount, purchases of clinical and product development materials, and increased costs and fees incurred by Gilead under its hepatitis C collaborations.

 

Selling, General and Administrative

 

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the third quarter of 2005 were $99.2 million, compared to $72.4 million for the same quarter in 2004. The higher SG&A expenses were primarily due to $8.4 million of severance and relocation expenses related to the relocation of our European commercial, medical and administrative headquarters from France to the United Kingdom, as well as increased headcount and expanded sales and marketing activities.

 

The net foreign exchange impact on pre-tax earnings, including revenue and expenses generated outside the United States, as well as hedging activity for the three months ended September 30, 2005, was a favorable $5.3 million compared to the same period in 2004, due primarily to a stronger European currency when compared to the same quarter last year.


As of September 30, 2005, Gilead had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $1.66 billion, compared to $1.79 billion at June 30, 2005. The decrease in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities is primarily attributable to a one-time cash payment of $341.3 million made to Emory related to the buyout of the royalty interest owed to Emory for emtricitabine. As a result of this payment, net cash used in operations was $144.2 million for the third quarter 2005.

 

Corporate Highlights

 

On July 22, 2005, Gilead and Royalty Pharma announced that the companies completed the purchase of the royalty interest owed to Emory University for emtricitabine. Gilead and Royalty Pharma made a one-time cash payment of $341.25 million (65 percent) and $183.75 million (35 percent), respectively, of the $525.0 million cash payment to Emory in exchange for the elimination of the emtricitabine royalties due to Emory on worldwide net sales of the product.

 

In late July 2005, Gilead announced that John F. Cogan, PhD had been appointed to Gilead’s Board of Directors, bringing the number of directors to nine. It was also announced that Dr. Cogan will serve on the audit and compensation committees of the Board.

 

On June 23, 2005, Gilead delivered a notice of termination to Roche for material breach of the parties’ 1996 Development and License Agreement (1996 Agreement) for Tamiflu, an antiviral pill for the treatment and prevention of influenza. Following delivery of this notice, Gilead and Roche did not resolve the dispute within the 90-day cure period. As a result, the parties have submitted the matter for confidential binding arbitration under the terms of the 1996 Agreement.

 

Product and Pipeline Highlights

 

“The third quarter saw us take important steps in our efforts to continue to advance our product pipeline,” said John C. Martin, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilead. “We began enrolling patients in our Phase III clinical program evaluating tenofovir DF for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, and started dosing patients in a Phase I study of GS 9132 for the treatment of hepatitis C. With regards to our HIV franchise, we began evaluating new bi-layer formulations of the fixed-dose combination of Truvada and Sustiva® (efavirenz) and made advances in the Phase I/II program for GS 9137, a novel integrase inhibitor.”

 

HIV/AIDS Franchise

 

In early August 2005, Gilead announced that bioequivalence results from its second formulation of the fixed-dose combination of Truvada and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Sustiva for the treatment of HIV did not demonstrate bioequivalence to the individual products dosed separately. Gilead is proceeding with the evaluation of up to three new formulations, developed based on bi-layer technology. Pending the results of the ongoing bioequivalence studies, Gilead and Bristol-Myers Squibb anticipate filing a New Drug Application for the fixed dose combination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the first half of 2006.

 

On August 29, 2005, Gilead announced a significant price reduction for Viread and Truvada made available through the Gilead Access Program in the developing world. Both once-a-day antiretroviral medications for HIV are available at no-profit prices in 97 developing countries around the world through this program. In this program, Viread and Truvada are now priced at $17.00 and $26.25 for a 30-day supply, or $0.57 and $0.87 per day, respectively, representing a reduction of 31 percent and 12 percent in the no-profit prices for Viread and Truvada, respectively.

 

Hepatitis Franchise

 

On July 19, 2005, Gilead announced that it has begun enrolling patients in a Phase III clinical program evaluating the oral antiviral drug tenofovir DF for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Studies 102 and 103 are randomized, double-blind trials that will compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of tenofovir DF versus Gilead’s Hepsera over a 48-week period at more than 100 centers in 14 countries.

 

In mid-August 2005, Gilead and Achillion Pharmaceuticals announced that the companies have begun dosing patients in a Phase I study of GS 9132, also known as ACH-806. Gilead and Achillion are investigating GS 9132 for the treatment of hepatitis C.


On August 25, 2005, Hepsera was launched in China by Gilead’s commercial partner GlaxoSmithKline.

 

Conference Call

 

At 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, Gilead will webcast a conference call live on Gilead’s website to discuss its quarterly results and outlook. During the call, Gilead will be discussing additional financial and statistical information. That information can be found on Gilead’s website at www.gilead.com, under “Investors.” To access the webcast via the internet, log on to www.gilead.com. Please connect to the company’s website at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to hear the webcast.

 

Alternatively, please call 1-800-798-2884 (U.S.) or 1-617-614-6207 (international) and dial the participant passcode 35669095 to access the call. Telephone replay is available approximately two hours after the call through 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, October 21, 2005. To access, please call 1-888-286-8010 (U.S.) or 1-617-801-6888 (international) and dial the participant passcode 71929636. The webcast will be archived on www.gilead.com for one year.

 

About Gilead

 

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company’s mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.

 

Non-GAAP Financial Information

 

Non-GAAP financial information is utilized by Gilead management to help gain a better understanding of the comparative operating performance of the company.

 

Forward-looking Statements

 

Statements included in this press release that are not historical in nature are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include those relating to: revenues, research and development expenses, and selling, general and administrative expenses; the efficacy of any marketed or pipeline products; the timing of and ability to obtain marketing approval for Gilead’s development products; or the market introduction, competitive positioning and commercial arrangements for sale of its marketed or pipeline development products. Gilead cautions readers that forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include our ability and the ability of our partners to successfully introduce and market our products and grow revenues, in particular, our ability to sustain the uptake and revenues for our HIV franchise; our ability to accurately estimate end-user demand since we must make numerous assumptions and must rely on incomplete data to make these estimates; our ability to effectively manage wholesaler inventory levels and the impact of those efforts on revenues; our ability to generate additional positive clinical data and expand the labels for our existing products; our ability to control the timing and amount of spending in our research and clinical programs; our ability to protect our patents and other intellectual property both domestically and internationally; legislation or regulations affecting product pricing, reimbursement or access; unanticipated expenses such as litigation or legal settlement expenses; our ability to formulate a fixed dose combination and Truvada and Sustiva that will demonstrate bioequivalence in humans to the individual components, as required for regulatory approval; fluctuations in foreign currency against the U.S. dollar; our ability to continue to observe the safety, tolerability and efficacy data for Viread, Hepsera, Emtriva and Truvada that we have observed to date; the safety and efficacy data obtained in controlled clinical trials for Viread, Hepsera, Emtriva and Truvada may not be observed in an


uncontrolled clinical setting; physicians and regulatory agencies may not see advantages of Truvada over other antiretrovirals and may therefore be reluctant to prescribe or grant regulatory approval for Truvada; our ability to prevail in arbitration against Roche in connection with our action to seek termination of the 1996 Agreement with Roche; and other risks identified from time to time in Gilead’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

Gilead directs readers to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, filed in March 2005, and its subsequent current reports on Form 8-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Gilead claims the protection of the Safe Harbor contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Gilead, and Gilead assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

 

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Viread, Emtriva, Truvada, AmBisome, and Hepsera are registered trademarks of Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Tamiflu is a registered trademark of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

Macugen is a registered trademark of Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

 

For more information on Gilead Sciences, please visit www.gilead.com or

Call the Gilead Public Affairs Department at 1-800-GILEAD-5 (1-800-445-3235).


GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

     Three months ended
September 30,


    Nine months ended
September 30,


 
     2005

    2004

    2005

    2004

 

Revenues:

                                

Product sales

   $ 467,204     $ 310,727     $ 1,315,873     $ 886,644  

Royalty and contract revenues

     26,247       15,460       103,261       68,392  
    


 


 


 


Total revenues

     493,451       326,187       1,419,134       955,036  

Costs and expenses:

                                

Cost of goods sold

     65,498       40,842       186,182       117,883  

Research and development

     78,830       49,204       208,961       153,392  

Selling, general and administrative

     99,238       72,371       274,918       217,370  
    


 


 


 


Total costs and expenses

     243,566       162,417       670,061       488,645  
    


 


 


 


Income from operations

     249,885       163,770       749,073       466,391  

Gain on Eyetech warrants (1)

     —         —         —         20,576  

Interest and other income, net

     12,492       4,801       31,385       13,137  

Interest expense

     (26 )     (2,042 )     (50 )     (6,202 )

Minority interest in joint venture

     1,223       —         2,398       —    
    


 


 


 


Income before provision for income taxes

     263,574       166,529       782,806       493,902  

Provision for income taxes

     84,342       53,289       250,494       154,775  
    


 


 


 


Net income

   $ 179,232     $ 113,240     $ 532,312     $ 339,127  
    


 


 


 


Net income per share - basic

   $ 0.39     $ 0.26     $ 1.18     $ 0.79  
    


 


 


 


Net income per share - diluted (2)

   $ 0.38     $ 0.25     $ 1.13     $ 0.74  
    


 


 


 


Shares used in per share calculation - basic

     456,098       431,273       452,923       429,230  
    


 


 


 


Shares used in per share calculation - diluted (2)

     475,965       465,474       472,350       462,980  
    


 


 


 



Notes:

(1) During the first quarter of 2004, Gilead recorded a pre-tax gain of $20.6 million related to our warrants in Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which completed its initial public offering during the quarter. Excluding this gain and the related tax effect of $8.0 million, non-GAAP net income was $326.6 million or $0.71 per diluted share for the nine months ended September 30, 2004.
(2) Shares used in the calculation of net income per diluted share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2005 include the effect of outstanding stock options to purchase 19.9 million and 19.4 million shares of common stock, respectively. In accordance with SFAS No. 128, using the If-Converted Method, interest expense of $1.3 million and $3.9 million, net of tax, related to convertible debt has been added back to net income for purposes of calculating diluted net income per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2004, respectively. Shares used in the calculation of net income per diluted share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2004, include the effect of outstanding stock options to purchase 19.5 million and 19.1 million shares of common stock, respectively, and the effect of the $345.0 million 2% convertible senior debt then outstanding, which converts to approximately 14.7 million shares.


GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands)

 

     September 30,
2005


   December 31,
2004


     (unaudited)    (Note 1)

Assets

             

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities

   $ 1,660,276    $ 1,254,038

Other current assets

     637,439      595,656
    

  

Total current assets

     2,297,715      1,849,694

Property, plant and equipment, net

     238,310      223,106

Other noncurrent assets

     382,660      83,163
    

  

     $ 2,918,685    $ 2,155,963
    

  

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

             

Current liabilities

   $ 267,866    $ 253,453

Long-term obligations

     32,489      31,638

Stockholders’ equity

     2,618,330      1,870,872
    

  

     $ 2,918,685    $ 2,155,963
    

  


Note:

(1) Derived from audited consolidated financial statements at that date.


GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.

PRODUCT SALES SUMMARY

(unaudited)

(in thousands)

 

     Three months ended
September 30,


   Nine months ended
September 30,


     2005

   2004

   2005

   2004

HIV Products:

                           

Truvada – U.S.

   $ 140,004    $ 18,168    $ 340,442    $ 18,168

Truvada – International

     22,399      39      36,238      39
    

  

  

  

       162,403      18,207      376,680      18,207

Viread – U.S.

     74,939      108,501      259,884      333,642

Viread – International

     114,456      85,379      336,465      250,496
    

  

  

  

       189,395      193,880      596,349      584,138

Emtriva – U.S.

     4,787      12,764      15,100      37,884

Emtriva – International

     6,950      3,199      21,214      6,495
    

  

  

  

       11,737      15,963      36,314      44,379

Total HIV products – U.S.

     219,730      139,433      615,426      389,694

Total HIV products – International

     143,805      88,617      393,917      257,030
    

  

  

  

       363,535      228,050      1,009,343      646,724

Hepsera – U.S.

     21,940      14,569      59,379      38,577

Hepsera – International

     24,953      15,165      75,985      38,041
    

  

  

  

       46,893      29,734      135,364      76,618

AmBisome

     54,736      49,831      165,157      156,670

Other products

     2,040      3,112      6,009      6,632
    

  

  

  

Total product sales

   $ 467,204    $ 310,727    $ 1,315,873    $ 886,644