Gilead Sciences Announces Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results

FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2006--Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD):

  • Total Revenues of $685.3 Million, Up 38 Percent over Second Quarter 2005
  • Record Product Sales of $590.7 Million, Up 32 Percent over Second Quarter 2005
  • EPS of $0.56 per Share, Up 34 Percent over Second Quarter 2005

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) announced today its results of operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. Total revenues for the second quarter of 2006 were $685.3 million, up 38 percent compared to total revenues of $495.3 million for the second quarter of 2005. Net income for the second quarter of 2006 was $265.2 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, which included after-tax stock-based compensation expense of $27.7 million from the impact of the adoption of the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Statement No. 123 (revised 2004), "Share Based Payment" (SFAS 123(R)) on January 1, 2006. Excluding after-tax stock-based compensation expense, non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of 2006 was $292.9 million, or $0.61 per diluted share. Net income for the second quarter of 2005 was $196.0 million, or $0.41 per diluted share.

Product Sales

Product sales were a record $590.7 million for the second quarter of 2006, marking eleven consecutive quarters of product sales growth. This growth continues to be driven primarily by Gilead's HIV product franchise, including the continued robust performance of Truvada(R) (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), as well as continued strong product sales for Hepsera(R) (adefovir dipivoxil).

HIV Franchise

HIV product sales were $475.4 million in the second quarter of 2006, a 38 percent increase from $344.4 million for the same period in 2005.

-- Truvada

Truvada sales were $299.3 million for the second quarter of 2006, an increase of 143 percent from Truvada sales in the second quarter of 2005. Sales of Truvada commenced in the United States in the third quarter of 2004 and in the major markets of the European Union during 2005. Truvada sales accounted for more than 60 percent of Gilead's total HIV product sales in the second quarter of 2006.

-- Viread

Sales of Viread(R) (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) were $167.4 million in the second quarter of 2006, a 20 percent decrease from $209.1 million in the second quarter of 2005. Viread sales volume has decreased across major geographical regions due primarily to patients switching from a Viread-containing regimen to one containing Truvada in countries where Truvada is available.

-- Emtriva

Emtriva(R) (emtricitabine) sales were $8.7 million for the second quarter of 2006, down 29 percent from the second quarter of 2005. This decrease is primarily driven by patients switching from an Emtriva-containing regimen to one containing Truvada in countries where Truvada is available.

AmBisome for Severe Fungal Infections

AmBisome sales for the second quarter of 2006 were $55.6 million, a decrease of one percent compared to the second quarter of 2005. This is primarily due to slightly lower sales volume and pricing in Europe, offset by higher sales volume in Asia and Latin America.

Hepsera for Chronic Hepatitis B

Sales of Hepsera totaled $56.8 million for the second quarter of 2006, a 24 percent increase from $45.8 million in the second quarter of 2005. The increase in sales for the second quarter of 2006 was primarily driven by volume growth in both the United States and Europe.

Royalty and Contract Revenues

For the second quarter of 2006, royalty and contract revenues resulting from collaborations with corporate partners totaled $94.6 million, an increase of $47.8 million from the second quarter of 2005. The increase in the second quarter of 2006 was primarily driven by the recognition of Tamiflu(R) (oseltamivir phosphate) royalties from F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd (Roche) of $73.3 million. This amount was significantly higher than the Tamiflu royalties of $36.2 million recognized in the second quarter of 2005. The increase was primarily due to the significantly higher Tamiflu sales recorded by Roche during the first quarter of 2006 compared to the same period in 2005, as well as the elimination of a contractual cost of goods adjustment that had historically reduced the amount of Tamiflu royalties recognized by Gilead.

"We are pleased to have achieved a very solid second quarter in 2006, including total revenues of $685 million," said John F. Milligan, Ph.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gilead. "Our year-to-date revenues from total product sales have exceeded a record $1 billion. Gilead's strong sales are, in part, a result of the growth rates seen in the European markets where we hit a major milestone in the second quarter of this year with nearly $250 million in European product sales. This is a very exciting time for the company as we continue to make great strides in accomplishing our goals for the year."

Research and Development

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the second quarter of 2006 were $90.5 million, which included stock-based compensation expense of $12.9 million, compared to R&D expenses of $59.7 million for the same quarter in 2005. R&D expenses for the second quarter of 2006 were higher due to increased headcount, increased clinical, product development and research activities with our hepatitis C, hepatitis B and HIV programs, as well as stock-based compensation expense from Gilead's adoption of SFAS 123(R).

Selling, General and Administrative

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the second quarter of 2006 were $151.6 million, which included stock-based compensation expense of $21.3 million, compared to SG&A expenses of $94.8 million for the same quarter in 2005. The higher SG&A expenses in the second quarter of 2006 compared to the second quarter of 2005 were primarily due to increased headcount and expenses driven by our significant business growth and business development activities, preparation for new product launches, as well as stock-based compensation expense from Gilead's adoption of SFAS 123(R).

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Marketable Securities

As of June 30, 2006, Gilead had cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $3.30 billion. This compared to $2.31 billion as of December 31, 2005. The increase in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities was primarily attributable to $487.8 million of operating cash flows generated during the first six months of 2006 and $587.6 million of net proceeds generated from our issuance of convertible senior notes and related transactions, partially offset by $101.0 million paid towards principal on our term loan.

Other Balance Sheet Highlights

Inventories increased by $101.8 million from December 31, 2005 to $318.7 million as of June 30, 2006, primarily driven by the impending launch of the co-formulation of Truvada and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company's (BMS') Sustiva(R) (efavirenz), and the related purchases of Sustiva active pharmaceutical ingredient from BMS at BMS' approximate market value of Sustiva.

Corporate Highlights

In April 2006, Gilead announced an investment of $25.0 million in Corus Pharma, Inc., a privately-held Seattle-based company focused on the development of novel drugs for respiratory diseases. In return for the investment, Gilead received preferred shares in Corus and became the second largest shareholder in the company. In connection with the investment, Gilead also received an exclusive option to purchase the remaining shares of Corus at a pre-specified price. On July 19, 2006, Gilead announced that it has agreed to exercise its option to purchase Corus for $365.0 million. The option exercise will be effective within 10 business days from announcement. The companies expect the deal to close in the third quarter of 2006, subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and other closing conditions. Concurrently, Gilead and Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, inc. have entered into an agreement whereby Novartis has agreed to dismiss the ongoing litigation with Corus for an undisclosed payment.

In April 2006, Gilead announced the closing of its sale of $1.30 billion principal amount of convertible senior notes to institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Contemporaneously, Gilead also purchased convertible note hedges at a cost of $379.1 million, sold warrants for net proceeds of $235.5 million in private transactions and repurchased $544.9 million (8.4 million shares) of its common stock under its stock repurchase program.

In May 2006, Gilead announced that the company is offering non-exclusive licenses for the manufacturing of tenofovir DF to generic manufacturers in India for the local Indian market and for export to the 97 developing world countries included in Gilead's Access Program.

In May 2006, Gilead announced that Judge Martin J. Jenkins of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed with prejudice the securities class action complaint, In re Gilead Sciences Securities Litigation, Case No. C03-4999 MJJ, filed in 2003 against Gilead and certain of its current and former officers. The plaintiffs have appealed the dismissal.

In June 2006, Gilead announced that the company signed a definitive agreement under which Gilead plans to acquire Canadian subsidiary Raylo Chemicals Inc. from Germany-based, specialty chemicals company Degussa AG. Under the terms of the agreement, which is subject to certain closing conditions, Gilead will pay approximately 115.2 million Euros (approximately $144.3 million) to Degussa. In addition, Gilead has entered into long-term agreements with Degussa for the supply of raw materials and the manufacture of certain active pharmaceutical ingredients for Gilead products. The companies expect the transaction to close in the fourth quarter of 2006.

Product and Pipeline Highlights

"The second quarter of 2006 marked the achievement of several important milestones and continued progress against our goal of delivering new therapies to patients and physicians," said John C. Martin, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Gilead. "Together with our partner Bristol-Myers Squibb, we filed our New Drug Application (NDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the co-formulation of Truvada and Sustiva in late April of this year. On July 12, 2006, just two and a half months after the filing, we received approval for this novel drug, which has been given the trade name ATRIPLA(TM) (efavirenz 600 mg/ emtricitabine 200 mg/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg). ATRIPLA now offers patients and physicians the first-ever once-daily single tablet regimen for HIV. We were able to ship to our wholesalers within 24 hours of FDA approval, and we are very pleased to report that the first prescriptions for ATRIPLA were filled just this past Friday."

Dr. Martin continued, "In addition, we continued to advance our other pipeline products. During the second quarter, we completed enrollment in the two Phase III studies evaluating tenofovir DF for the potential treatment of chronic hepatitis B. Our novel oral HIV integrase inhibitor, GS 9137, is also progressing on schedule, with enrollment now complete in our Phase II study."

Conference Call

At 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time today, Gilead will webcast a conference call live on Gilead's website to discuss its second quarter 2006 results. During the call, Gilead will be discussing additional corporate, financial, statistical, product and pipeline 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 conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to hear the webcast.

Alternatively, please call 1-800-561-2718 (U.S.) or 1-617-614-3525 (international) and dial the participant passcode 46618905 to access the call. Telephone replay is available approximately two hours after the call through July 23, 2006. To access, please call 1-888-286-8010 (U.S.) or 1-617-801-6888 (international) and dial the participant passcode 67884555. 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 better understand 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, R&D expenses, and SG&A 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 introduce and market our products and grow revenues successfully, 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, including with respect to tenofovir DF and GS 9137, 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; competition, legislation or regulations affecting product pricing, reimbursement or access; unanticipated expenses such as litigation or legal settlement expenses; fluctuations in foreign currency against the U.S. dollar; our ability to continue to observe the safety, tolerability and efficacy data for our products that we have observed to date as the safety and efficacy data obtained in controlled clinical trials for such products may not be observed in an uncontrolled clinical setting; the reluctance of physicians to prescribe Truvada or ATRIPLA if they fail to see advantages of these products over other antiretrovirals; the unpredictable variability of Tamiflu royalties and the strong relationship between this revenue and global pandemic planning and supply; our ability to consummate the purchase of Corus Pharma, Inc. as the transaction is subject to closing conditions, including the expiration or termination of the applicable Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act waiting period, and our ability to successfully integrate the business, if and when, the transaction is consummated; our ability to satisfy the closing conditions and consummate the purchase of Raylo Chemicals Inc. from Degussa AG, and other risks identified from time to time in Gilead's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You are urged to consider statements that include the words "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "might," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "potential," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "intends," "continues," "forecast," "designed," "goal," or the negative of those words or other comparable words to be uncertain and forward-looking.

Gilead directs readers to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2006 and its subsequent current reports on Form 8-K. 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.

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

ATRIPLA is a trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb & Gilead Sciences, LLC.

Tamiflu is a registered trademark of F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Sustiva is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

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     Six months ended
                                 June 30,              June 30,
                          --------------------- ----------------------
                             2006       2005       2006        2005
                          ----------  ---------  ----------  ---------
 Revenues:
    Product sales         $ 590,691  $ 448,458  $1,150,044  $ 848,669
    Royalty and contract
     revenues                94,611     46,811     228,136     77,014
                          ---------- ---------- ----------- ----------
 Total revenues             685,302    495,269   1,378,180    925,683

 Costs and expenses:
    Cost of goods sold
     (1)(3)                  77,883     63,269     168,240    120,684
    Research and
     development (1)         90,536     59,697     178,936    130,131
    Selling, general and
     administrative
     (1)(4)                 151,568     94,805     294,037    173,893
                          ---------- ---------- ----------- ----------
 Total costs and expenses   319,987    217,771     641,213    424,708
                          ---------- ---------- ----------- ----------

 Income from operations     365,315    277,498     736,967    500,975

 Interest and other
  income, net (4)            37,360      9,787      65,885     17,106
 Interest expense            (5,207)       (15)     (8,931)       (24)
 Minority interest in
  joint venture               1,244        914       2,238      1,175
                          ---------- ---------- ----------- ----------
 Income before provision
  for income taxes          398,712    288,184     796,159    519,232
 Provision for income
  taxes (1)                 133,562     92,217     268,305    166,152
                          ---------- ---------- ----------- ----------
 Net income               $ 265,150  $ 195,967  $  527,854  $ 353,080
                          ========== ========== =========== ==========

 Net income per share -
  basic                   $    0.58  $    0.43  $     1.15  $    0.78
                          ========== ========== =========== ==========

 Net income per share -
  diluted (1)             $    0.56  $    0.41  $     1.10  $    0.75
                          ========== ========== =========== ==========

 Shares used in per share
  calculation - basic       457,505    452,942     459,454    451,255
                          ========== ========== =========== ==========

 Shares used in per share
  calculation - diluted
  (2)                       476,217    472,595     479,004    470,226
                          ========== ========== =========== ==========

------
 Notes:

 (1) On January 1, 2006, we adopted SFAS 123(R) and recorded stock-
     based compensation expense during the three and six months
     ended June 30, 2006. The following is a reconciliation of our
     GAAP and non-GAAP net income:

                                 Three months ended   Six months ended
                                    June 30, 2006       June 30, 2006
                                 ------------------   ----------------
   Net income (GAAP)                     $ 265,150          $ 527,854

   Stock-based
    compensation expense:
        Cost of goods sold                   2,526              5,713
        Research and
         development
         expenses                           12,892             24,842
        Selling, general
         and administrative
         expenses                           21,349             35,845
   Provision for income taxes               (9,046)           (15,175)
                                         ----------         ----------
          Total stock-based
           compensation expense,
           net of taxes                     27,721             51,225
                                         ----------         ----------

   Net income excluding after-tax
    stock-based compensation expense
    (Non-GAAP)                           $ 292,871          $ 579,079
                                         ==========         ==========

   Shares used in per share
    calculation - diluted (Non-GAAP)
    (2)                                    476,746            479,757
                                         ==========         ==========
   Net income per share - diluted,
    excluding after-tax stock-based
    compensation expense (Non-GAAP)      $    0.61          $    1.21
                                         ==========         ==========


 (2) Shares used in the calculation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income
     per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2006
     include the effect of outstanding stock options to purchase 18.7
     million and 19.2 million shares of common stock, respectively,
     applying the treasury stock method with and without stock-based
     compensation expense.

     Shares used in the calculation of GAAP and non-GAAP net income
     per diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2006 include
     the effect of outstanding stock options to purchase 19.5 million
     and 20.3 million shares of common stock, respectively, applying
     the treasury stock method with and without stock-based
     compensation expense.

(3)  For the six months ended June 30, 2006, cost of goods sold
     includes $6.8 million recorded in the first quarter of 2006 to
     decrease the book value of inventory for our Access Program to
     reflect its net realizable value.

(4)  Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to be
     consistent with current period presentation.


                         GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
                 CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                             (in thousands)

                                            June 30,     December 31,
                                              2006           2005
                                          -------------  -------------
                                            (unaudited)    (Note 1)

       Cash, cash equivalents and
        marketable securities (2)           $3,299,666     $2,311,033
       Other current assets (2)              1,004,286        781,175
       Property, plant and equipment, net      253,760        242,568
       Other noncurrent assets                 620,638        429,875
                                          -------------  -------------
              Total assets                  $5,178,350     $3,764,651
                                          =============  =============

       Current liabilities (2)                $507,968       $465,163
       Long-term liabilities (2)             1,472,468        271,710
       Stockholders' equity                  3,197,914      3,027,778
                                          -------------  -------------
              Total liabilities and
               stockholders' equity         $5,178,350     $3,764,651
                                          =============  =============

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

  (2)  Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to be
       consistent with current period presentation.


                        GILEAD SCIENCES, INC.
                        PRODUCT SALES SUMMARY
                              (unaudited)
                            (in thousands)


                       Three months ended         Six months ended
                            June 30,                  June 30,
                    ------------------------   -----------------------
                        2006         2005          2006        2005
                    -----------  -----------   -----------  ----------
 HIV products:
    Truvada - U.S.  $  207,738   $  111,731    $  387,528  $  200,439
    Truvada -
     International      91,517       11,379       160,673      13,838
                    -----------  -----------   ----------- -----------
                       299,255      123,110       548,201     214,277

    Viread - U.S.       74,802       88,430       150,644     184,945
    Viread -
     International      92,639      120,681       208,573     222,009
                    -----------  -----------   ----------  -----------
                       167,441      209,111       359,217     406,954

    Emtriva - U.S.       4,314        4,898         8,320      10,312
    Emtriva -
     International       4,351        7,235        10,307      14,267
                    -----------  -----------   ----------- -----------
                         8,665       12,133        18,627      24,579

 Total HIV products
  - U.S.               286,854      205,059       546,492     395,696
 Total HIV products
  - International      188,507      139,295       379,553     250,114
                    -----------  -----------   ----------- -----------
                       475,361      344,354       926,045     645,810

 Hepsera - U.S.         23,800       19,116        46,189      37,438
 Hepsera -
  International         33,044       26,689        63,310      51,032
                    -----------  -----------   ----------- -----------
                        56,844       45,805       109,499      88,470

 AmBisome               55,628       56,207       109,428     110,421
 Other products          2,858        2,092         5,072       3,968
                    -----------  -----------   ----------- -----------

 Total product
  sales             $  590,691   $  448,458    $1,150,044  $  848,669
                    ===========  ===========   =========== ===========

CONTACT: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
John Milligan, 650-522-5756
Susan Hubbard, 650-522-5715
SOURCE: Gilead Sciences, Inc.