Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited : Teva Reports First Quarter 2012 Results

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) today reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. 

Net revenues of $5.1 billion, compared to $4.1 billion in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 25%. 
Non-GAAP operating income of $1.6 billion, an increase of 42% compared to $1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2011. 
Non-GAAP net income and Non-GAAP EPS of $1.3 billion and $1.47 diluted earnings per share, an increase of 39% and 41%, respectively, compared to $0.9 billion and $1.04 diluted earnings per share in the first quarter of 2011. 

"2012 is off to a good start for Teva," commented Shlomo Yanai, Teva's President and CEO. "We enjoyed a quarter of strong growth for our branded products, in our US generics business, and in the developing markets Teva operates in. All of these served to offset weaker generics sales in Europe, which resulted primarily from the macro-economic conditions in that region." 

Mr. Yanai continued: "After five extremely rewarding years as Teva's CEO, I will be stepping down today. It has been an immense privilege to lead Teva's outstanding global team through such an exciting period. Together we turned Teva into a highly diversified global pharmaceutical company, with an expanded geographical footprint and additional lines of business. Over the last few months I have had the great pleasure of working closely with my successor, Dr. Jeremy Levin, to ensure a smooth transition. I am very confident that Jeremy will lead Teva to even new heights and I wish him every success."

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