Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings Per Share of $0.17 Including $0.08 Per Share of

  Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year Fourth Quarter 2013 Earnings   Per Share of $0.17 Including $0.08 Per Share of Acquisition Amortization     Company Provides Fiscal Year 2014 Non-GAAP EPS Guidance in the Range of                                  $0.80-$1.00       Including Acquisition Amortization GAAP EPS will be in the Range of                                  $0.40-$0.60  Business Wire  NEW YORK -- April 23, 2013  Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX), an international pharmaceutical manufacturer and marketer, today announced that reported diluted earnings per share equaled $0.17 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Reported diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $0.72. Excluding acquisition related amortization, non-GAAP EPS in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2013 equaled $0.25 as compared with $0.77 in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012.  Product Sales Performance  Net sales for the quarter decreased 21.4% to $783.2 million, from $996.9 million in the prior year quarter. The decrease in sales was due to the loss of patent exclusivity on March 14, 2012 for Lexapro® (escitalopram oxalate), partially offset by sales of the Company’s next generation products.  Central Nervous System Franchise    *Namenda® (memantine HCl), an NMDA receptor antagonist for the treatment of     moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease, recorded sales of $438.8 million     during the quarter, an increase of 11.6% from last year’s fourth quarter.   *Viibryd® (vilazodone HCl), an SSRI and a partial agonist at serotonergic     5-HT[1A] receptors for the treatment of adults with major depressive     disorder, recorded sales of $44.6 million during the quarter. Sales of     Viibryd in last year’s fiscal fourth quarter were $24.9 million. Viibryd     was launched in August 2011.  Respiratory Franchise    *Daliresp® (roflumilast), a PDE4 enzyme inhibitor for the treatment to     reduce the risk of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive     pulmonary disease (COPD), recorded sales of $23.2 million for the quarter.     Sales of Daliresp in last year’s fiscal fourth quarter were $13.1 million.     Daliresp was launched in August 2011.   *Tudorza^TM (aclidinium bromide inhalation powder), an anticholinergic     indicated for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm     associated with COPD, recorded sales of $10.8 million during the quarter.     Tudorza was launched in December 2012 and recorded initial trade stocking     of $12.2 million in the fiscal third quarter.  Bystolic®  (nebivolol), a beta-blocker for the treatment of hypertension, recorded sales of $132.0 million, an increase of 36.2% over the year-ago period.  Linzess™  (linaclotide), a guanylate cyclase agonist for the treatment of both irritable bowel syndrome with constipation and chronic idiopathic constipation in adults recorded sales of $4.5 million during the quarter. Linzess was launched in December 2012 and recorded initial trade stocking of $19.2 million in the fiscal third quarter.  Savella®  (milnacipran HCl), a selective serotonin norepinephrine dual reuptake inhibitor for the management of fibromyalgia, recorded sales of $26.1 million, an increase of 3.2% from last year’s fourth quarter.  Teflaro® (ceftaroline fosamil), a broad-spectrum bactericidal cephalosporin antibiotic for the treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, recorded sales of $13.1 million, an increase of 65.8% over last year’s fourth quarter. Teflaro was launched in March 2011.  Contract Revenue  was $30.6 million in the current quarter compared to $46.8 million last year. Benicar® (olmesartan medoxomil) co-promotion income totaled $24.5 million, a decrease of $5.1 million, compared to $29.6 million in last year’s fourth quarter. Last year’s fourth quarter also included $17.0 million in royalties from Mylan, Inc. on its sales of generic Lexapro.  Cost of Sales  as a percentage of sales was 22.7% compared with 21.8% in last year’s fourth quarter.  Selling, General and Administrative expense for the current quarter was $372.7 million as compared to $410.5 million in the year-ago quarter. The current level of spending reflects the resources and activities required to support our currently marketed products, particularly our newest products: Linzess, Tudorza, Viibryd, Daliresp and Teflaro.  Research and Development for the current quarter was $240.3 million compared with $213.9 million in last year’s fourth quarter. The current quarter and prior year quarter included $17.0 million and $5.0 million, respectively in development milestone expenses.  Income Tax benefit for the quarter was $14.6 million, which reflects the impact of the reinstatement of the Research and Development tax credit.  Reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 was $45.4 million or $0.17 per share compared to $192.7 million or $0.72 per share reported for last year’s fourth quarter.  Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding  at March 31, 2013 were approximately 267,259,000.  Twelve-month Results  Revenues for the twelve months ended March 31, 2013 decreased 31.8% to $3.1 billion from $4.6 billion in the prior year.  The Company reported a net loss for the twelve months ended March 31, 2013 of $32.1 million compared to net income of $979.1 million reported in the prior year. Reported losses per share of $0.12 in the current year’s twelve months compared to diluted earnings per share of $3.57 in last year’s twelve months. Excluding acquisition related amortization and certain upfront licensing payments, non-GAAP EPS for fiscal year 2013 equaled $0.45 as compared with $3.88 for fiscal year 2012.  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  Howard Solomon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Forest, said: “Fiscal year 2013 was an important transition year for our Company following the loss of patent exclusivity for Lexapro in March 2012. In the last few years we have had the confluence of two major events – the expiration of our patent on Lexapro, and the launch of seven new products – the earliest of which was Bystolic which was launched in 2008, followed by six new product launches including two this past December. Assuming regulatory approval, two additional new products will be launched this year.  “Losing Lexapro meant losing half of our sales and a larger portion of our profits. Launching seven new products meant incurring the large expense of the launch itself and the intensive detailing to physicians to make them aware of our new products and with related promotional activities, all of which are essential for an effective launch. We have not compromised the effort necessary to achieve effective physician awareness even though we have had to deal with multiple launches. That confluence ultimately created a trough in our earnings requiring that we report a loss for the fiscal year, something that has not happened since fiscal 1997. However, it appears that on an annual basis, we are beginning to extricate ourselves from that trough. In the last quarter of fiscal 2013 we had a profit of $45.4 million which we expect will ultimately grow as our new products and additional ones to be launched continue to grow. Bystolic had sales in our last quarter of $132.0 million and appears to be headed for annual sales in excess of five hundred million dollars. We expect that other of our new products can equal or surpass even that impressive achievement.  “We are pleased with the performance this quarter of two of our most recent product launches, Tudorza and Linzess. It is only a few months into the launch for these products, but they are performing well in-line with our expectations. Our other new products, Bystolic, Savella, Teflaro, Daliresp and Viibryd also turned in solid performances during the quarter. Collectively, these seven next generation products had sales of $254.3 million in the quarter, representing 51.3% growth in comparison to the comparable prior year quarter. In addition, in the coming months we expect to launch Namenda XR, a once-daily extended-release formulation of Namenda, for the treatment of mild to severe dementia of the Alzheimer’s type.  “We are also pleased with the continued positive progress of our late stage new product development pipeline. Last week we and our partner Almirall, S.A. reported positive topline Phase III clinical trial results from the study of the fixed dose combination of Tudorza and formoterol for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe COPD. Also during this quarter, topline results from a second Phase III clinical study of Tudorza and formoterol will be reported as will topline results from a Phase III clinical trial from the study of the fixed dose combination of Bystolic and valsartan for the treatment of hypertension. Assuming the successful completion of these two clinical development programs we plan to submit New Drug Applications (NDA) to the FDA in early calendar 2014. We believe the clinical benefit of these new fixed dose combinations may significantly increase the sales of our novel base products.  “During the second half of calendar 2013 we expect FDA decisions for two additional NDA filings – levomilnacipran, a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor for the treatment of major depressive disorder, and cariprazine for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder. Assuming their respective regulatory approvals in calendar 2013, we will have achieved nine FDA approvals from seven different divisions of the FDA in less than six years. Our portfolio of products would cover six major therapeutic areas - anti-infective, cardiovascular, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, respiratory and pain providing the Company with a diversified range of commercial opportunities. To achieve all of this would be an impressive accomplishment by any measure.  “As I have said before, it will take time for sales of our new products to increase in volume and we expect that some of these new products will be especially successful and that together these nine products, with other products which we may obtain, will enable us to grow beyond our present patent cliffs with a group of products with patent expiry in the next decade and some well into that decade. This is a very exciting time for our Company and I am confident that our corporate strategy is sound and we are in a great position to succeed well into the future.”  Fiscal 2014 Guidance  Regarding the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, the Company expects that GAAP diluted earnings per share will be in a range of $0.40 to $0.60. This includes acquisition related amortization and planned research and development milestone payments related to existing pipeline products but does not include any upfront licensing payments which may be made for additional product development transactions or acquisitions that may occur during the fiscal year.  Excluding acquisition related amortization non-GAAP earnings per share will be in the range of $0.80 to $1.00.  Key assumptions supporting the fiscal year 2014 forecast include the following:  Product Sales    *Fiscal year 2014 total product sales of approximately $3.3 billion,     compared with $2.9 billion reported in fiscal 2013. This includes sales     for the anticipated launches of Namenda XR and levomilnacipran.   *Sales of our next generation products total $1.32 billion, representing     48.2% growth in comparison to fiscal 2013.  Central Nervous System Franchise    *Namenda sales, including the launch of Namenda XR, of approximately $1.625     billion compared with $1.5 billion reported in fiscal 2013.   *Viibryd sales of approximately $220 million versus the $163 million     reported in fiscal 2013.   *Levomilnacipran sales of approximately $13 million.  Respiratory Franchise    *Daliresp sales of approximately $110 million versus the $78 million     reported in fiscal 2013.   *Tudorza sales of approximately $90 million versus the $23 million reported     in fiscal 2013.  Bystolic    *Sales of approximately $535 million versus the $455 million reported in     fiscal 2013.  Linzess    *Sales of approximately $170 million versus the $24 million reported in     fiscal 2013.  Savella    *Sales of approximately $106 million compared with the $105 million     reported in fiscal 2013.  Teflaro    *Sales of approximately $60 million versus the $44 million reported in     fiscal 2013.  Benicar earnings will decline approximately 32% from $126 million reported in fiscal 2013. Per the agreement with Daiichi Sankyo, Forest’s active co-promotion of Benicar ended in the first quarter of fiscal 2009 and the residual royalty the Company receives will discontinue at the end of fiscal 2014.  Total Net Revenue  Approximately $3.5 billion, compared with $3.1 billion reported in fiscal 2013 (includes product sales as well as the earnings contribution from Benicar, interest income and other income).  Selling, General and Administrative  Expense of approximately $1.75 billion. This expense includes funding continued competitive levels of support behind currently promoted products including Bystolic, Savella, Teflaro, Daliresp, Viibryd, Tudorza and Linzess. In addition, the estimate includes spending for the upcoming launches of Namenda XR and levomilnacipran.  Research and Development  Investment of approximately $835 million in support of the late-stage product pipeline, including post-approval commitments for certain marketed products. This projection includes planned milestone payments of approximately $60 million and represents, in total, a decrease of around 6% from the $893 million reported in fiscal year 2013, excluding initial licensing payments.  Income Tax  An effective tax rate for fiscal 2014 of approximately 23.5% which reflects shifts in the mix of earnings among jurisdictions and the reinstatement of the U.S. R&D tax credit in January 2013.  Shares Outstanding  Diluted shares outstanding will average approximately 268,000,000 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 and assumes no shares will be repurchased.  Amortization Arising From Business Combinations and Acquisitions of Product Rights  Cost of sales - $0.16 per share  Selling, general and administrative - $0.24 per share  Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information  Forest provides non-GAAP income and non-GAAP EPS financial measures as alternative views of the Company’s performance. These measures exclude certain items (including costs, expenses, gains/ (losses) and other specified items) due to their significant and/or unusual individual nature and the impact they have on the analysis of underlying business performance and trends. Management reviews these items individually and believes excluding these items provides information that enhances investors’ understanding of the Company’s financial performance. The information on non-GAAP income and non-GAAPEPS should be considered in addition to, but not in lieu of, net income and EPS prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). Non-GAAP Adjusted income and its components are non-GAAP financial measures that have no standardized meaning prescribed by GAAP and, therefore, have limits in their usefulness to investors. Because of the non-standardized definitions, Non-GAAP Adjusted income and its components (unlike GAAP net income and its components) may not be comparable to the calculation of similar measures of other companies. Non-GAAP adjusted income and its components are presented solely to permit investors to more fully understand how management assesses performance. A reconciliation between GAAP financial measures and non-GAAP financial measures is as follows:   FOREST LABORATORIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION  Forest Laboratories, Inc. Specified Items For the Three and Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012                                                              (In thousands)                Three Months Ended        Twelve Months Ended                               March 31,                 March 31,                               2013       2012       2013        2012                                                                        Amortization arising from business combinations and              $ 10,709   $ 9,366    $ 37,965    $ 23,674 acquisitions of product rights Impact of specified items on Cost of goods          10,709       9,366        37,965        23,674 sold                                                                        Amortization arising from business combinations and               11,005    5,926     43,900     21,104 acquisitions of product rights Impact of specified items on Selling,               11,005       5,926        43,900        21,104 general and administrative                                                                        Upfront payment to              -            -            65,000        - Adamas Licensing payment to            -            -            -             40,000 Blue Ash for azimilide Other licensing                -         -         6,000      - agreement payment Impact of specified items on Research and          -         -         71,000     40,000 development                                                               Increase/( decrease) to        21,714    15,292    152,865    84,778 pre-tax income Income tax impact of           -         -         -          - specified items Increase/ (decrease) to       $ 21,714   $ 15,292   $ 152,865   $ 84,778 net earnings                                                                            Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reconciliation of GAAP Line Items to Certain Non-GAAP Line Items For the Three and Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012                                                                            Three Months Ended                  Three Months Ended                    March 31, 2013                      March 31, 2012                    GAAP      Specified  Non-GAAP     GAAP      Specified  Non-GAAP (In thousands)     Reported  Items      Adjusted    Reported  Items      Adjusted                                                                                Gross profit       $643,845   $10,709     $ 654,554    $838,139   $9,366      $ 847,505 Selling, general and        372,728    11,005        361,723    410,549    5,926         404,623 administrative Research and       240,299    -             240,299    213,889    -             213,889 development Earnings before             30,818     21,714        52,532     213,701    15,292        228,993 provision for taxes Provision for      (14,625)   -             (14,625)   21,029     -             21,029 taxes Earnings after provision for      $45,443    $21,714     $ 67,157     $192,672   $15,292     $ 207,964 taxes Weighted average number of diluted         267,259    -             267,259    268,465    -             268,465 shares outstanding:                                                                                                  Twelve Months Ended                              Twelve Months Ended                    March 31, 2013                                      March 31, 2012                    GAAP           Specified    Non-GAAP          GAAP           Specified    Non-GAAP (In thousands)     Reported       Items        Adjusted       Reported       Items        Adjusted                                                                                                           Gross profit       $ 2,477,042       $ 37,965        $ 2,515,007       $ 3,587,957       $  23,674       $ 3,611,631 Selling, general and          1,558,306         43,900          1,514,406         1,553,337          21,104         1,532,233 administrative Research and         963,594           71,000          892,594           796,932            40,000         756,932 development Earnings before               (44,858)          152,865         108,007           1,237,688          84,778         1,322,466 provision for taxes Provision for        (12,755)          -               (12,755)          258,630            -              258,630 taxes Earnings after provision for        ($32,103)       $ 152,865       $ 120,762         $ 979,058         $  84,778       $ 1,063,836 taxes Weighted average number of diluted           266,807           -               266,807           274,016            -              274,016 shares outstanding:                                                                                                            Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reconciliation of GAAP EPS to Non-GAAP EPS For the Three and Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012                                  (In thousands, except                     Three Months Ended          Twelve Months Ended earnings per               March 31,                      March 31, share)                            2013        2012         2013           2012                                                                          Reported Net               $ 45,443       $ 192,672         ($32,103)       $ 979,058 income (loss): Specified items net of tax: Amortization arising from business combinations and acquisitions of product rights Recorded in                  10,709         9,366           37,965            23,674 Cost of sales Recorded in Selling,                     11,005         5,926           43,900            21,104 general and administrative                                                                              Upfront Licensing payments                     -              -               71,000            40,000 recorded in research and development                                                                              Impact of specified items on                     -              -               -                 - provision for income taxes                                                                              Adjusted Non-GAAP                   $ 67,157       $ 207,964       $ 120,762         $ 1,063,836 earnings:                                                                                Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reconciliation of GAAP EPS to Non-GAAP EPS For the Three and Twelve Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012                                                                                           Three Months Ended     Twelve Months Ended                                  March 31,              March 31,                                  2013      2012     2013        2012                                                                        Reported Diluted earnings (losses)                $  0.17     $ 0.72       ($0.12)     $ 3.57 per share: Specified items net of tax: Amortization arising from business combinations and acquisitions of product rights Recorded in Cost                    0.04       0.03       0.14          0.09 of sales Recorded in Selling, general                    0.04       0.02       0.16          0.08 and administrative                                                                        Upfront Licensing payments recorded                   -          -          0.27          0.15 in research and development                                                                        Rounding                                       -          -             (0.01) Adjusted Non-GAAP                $  0.25     $ 0.77     $ 0.45        $ 3.88 earnings per share                                                                         Forest will host a conference call at 10:00 AM EST today to discuss the results. The conference call will be webcast live beginning at 10:00 AM EST on the Company’s website at www.frx.com and also on the website www.streetevents.com. Please log on to either website at least fifteen minutes prior to the conference call as it may be necessary to download software to access the call. A replay of the conference call will be available until May 23, 2013 at both websites and also by dialing (855) 859-2056 (US or Canada) or +1 (404) 537-3406 (international), Conference ID: 32019672.  About Forest Laboratories and Its Products  Forest Laboratories' (NYSE: FRX) longstanding global partnerships and track record developing and marketing pharmaceutical products in the United States have yielded its well-established central nervous system and cardiovascular franchises and innovations in anti-infective, respiratory, gastrointestinal and pain management medicine. Forest’s pipeline, the most robust in its history, includes product candidates in all stages of development across a wide range of therapeutic areas. The Company is headquartered in New York, NY. To learn more, visit www.FRX.com.  Except for the historical information contained herein, this release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting FDA approvals, the acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely development and launch of new products, and the risk factors listed from time to time in Forest Laboratories’ Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and any subsequent SEC filings. Forest assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release to reflect new information or future events or developments.   FOREST LABORATORIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)                        THREE MONTHS                      TWELVE MONTHS                              ENDED                                 ENDED                              MARCH 31                              MARCH 31                              (In thousands, except per share amounts)                              2013          2012                2013            2012 Revenues: Net sales                    $ 783,186         $ 996,909           $ 2,904,936         $ 4,392,548 Contract                       30,640            46,847              189,066             155,214 revenue Interest                       4,929             6,360               29,150              20,364 income Other income                  2,916            5,597              2,973              17,918 Net revenues                 $ 821,671         $ 1,055,713         $ 3,126,125         $ 4,586,044                                                                                         Costs and expenses: Cost of goods                  177,826           217,574             649,083             998,087 sold Selling, general and                    372,728           410,549             1,558,306           1,553,337 administrative Research and                  240,299          213,889            963,594            796,932 development                               790,853          842,012            3,170,983          3,348,356                                                                                         Income (loss) before income                  30,818            213,701             ( 44,858)           1,237,688 tax expense Income tax                     ( expense                       14,625)          21,029             ( 12,755)          258,630 (benefit) Net income                   $ 45,443          $ 192,672            ($                $ 979,058 (loss)                                                               32,103)                                                                                         Net income (loss) per share: Basic                        $ 0.17            $ 0.72                ($0.12)           $ 3.58 Diluted                      $ 0.17            $ 0.72                ($0.12)           $ 3.57                                                                                         Weighted average number of shares outstanding: Basic                          266,322           268,023             266,807             273,561 Diluted                        267,259           268,465             266,807             274,016                                                                                          Contact:  Forest Laboratories, Inc. Frank J. Murdolo, 1-212-224-6714 Vice President - Investor Relations media.relations@frx.com  
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