Mylan second-quarter profit drops 30 percent

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CANONSBURG (AP) – Mylan Inc. (MYL) on Thursday reported profit that declined by 30 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts’ expectations.


The Southpointe-based company said net income fell to $125.2 million, or 32 cents per share, from $177.7 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.


Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 69 cents per share. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share.


The generic drugmaker said revenue rose 8 percent to $1.84 billion from $1.7 billion in the same quarter a year earlier, and missed Wall Street forecasts. Analysts expected $1.9 billion, according to Zacks.


Mylan shares have risen $4.52, or 10 percent, to $47.92 since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has climbed almost 4 percent.


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