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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2022
Thursday, July 28, 2022 6:30:00 AM
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Merck & (MRK) reported 2nd Quarter June 2022 earnings of $1.87 per share on revenue of $14.6 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.67 per share on revenue of $13.8 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.74 per share. Revenue grew 28.0% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects 2022 earnings of $7.25 to $7.35 per share on revenue of $57.50 billion to $58.50 billion. The company's previous guidance was earnings of $7.24 to $7.36 per share on revenue of $56.90 billion to $58.10 billion and the current consensus earnings estimate is $7.30 per share on revenue of $57.90 billion for the year ending December 31, 2022.

Merck & Co Inc is a health care company that delivers health solutions through its prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, animal health, and consumer care products.

Results
Reported Earnings
$1.87
Earnings Whisper
$1.74
Consensus Estimate
$1.67
Reported Revenue
$14.59 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$13.83 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Merck Announces Second-Quarter 2022 Financial Results

  • Merck Delivers Robust Sales Growth and Important Clinical Advancements in Second Quarter
  • Second-Quarter 2022 Worldwide Sales Were $14.6 Billion, an Increase of 28% From Second Quarter 2021; LAGEVRIO Sales Were $1.2 Billion, Growth Excluding LAGEVRIO Was 18%; Growth Excluding LAGEVRIO and the Impact From Foreign Exchange Was 20%; Sales Growth Favorably Impacted by COVID-19 Recovery
    • KEYTRUDA Sales Grew 26% to $5.3 Billion; Excluding the Impact From Foreign Exchange, Sales Grew 30%
    • GARDASIL/GARDASIL 9 Sales Grew 36% to $1.7 Billion; Excluding the Impact From Foreign Exchange, Sales Grew 40%
  • Second-Quarter 2022 GAAP EPS From Continuing Operations Was $1.55; Second-Quarter 2022 Non-GAAP EPS Was $1.87
  • Advanced and Expanded Pipeline:
    • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approved Merck’s VAXNEUVANCE for the Prevention of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Infants and Children
    • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Unanimously Voted to Provisionally Recommend Use of Merck’s VAXNEUVANCE as an Option for Pneumococcal Vaccination in Infants and Children
    • Merck Announced Positive Results From a Phase 1/2 Study for V116, Merck’s Investigational Pneumococcal 21-Valent Conjugate Vaccine for Adults, and Enrolled the First Patient Into the Phase 3 STRIDE-3 Trial Evaluating V116 in Vaccine-Naïve Adults
    • The European Commission (EC) Approved Four Indications for KEYTRUDA
  • 2022 Continuing Operations Financial Outlook:
    • Company Raises and Narrows Expected Full-Year 2022 Worldwide Sales Range To Be Between $57.5 Billion and $58.5 Billion, Reflecting Full-Year Growth of 18% to 20%, Including Negative Impact From Foreign Exchange of Approximately 3%
    • Company Expects Full-Year 2022 GAAP EPS To Be Between $5.89 and $5.99; Company Narrows Expected Full-Year 2022 Non-GAAP EPS Range To Be Between $7.25 and $7.35, Including Negative Impact From Foreign Exchange of Approximately 3%

RAHWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2022.

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“I continue to be immensely proud of how the Merck team is performing in all facets of our business — scientifically, commercially and operationally,” said Robert M. Davis, chief executive officer and president. “Our strategy is working and our future is bright. I am very confident that we are well-positioned to achieve our near- and long-term goals, anchored by our commitment to deliver innovative medicines and vaccines to patients and value to all of our stakeholders, including shareholders.”

Financial Summary

Financial information presented in this release reflects Merck’s results on a continuing operations basis, which excludes Organon & Co. that was spun-off on June 2, 2021.

$ in millions, except EPS amounts

Second Quarter

2022

2021

Change

Change
Ex-
Exchange

Sales

$14,593

$11,402

28%

31%

GAAP net income1

3,944

1,213

N/M**

N/M

Non-GAAP net income that excludes certain items1,2*

4,743

1,559

N/M

N/M

GAAP EPS

1.55

0.48

N/M

N/M

Non-GAAP EPS that excludes certain items2*

1.87

0.61

N/M

N/M

*Refer to table on page 10

**Not meaningful

Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) earnings per share (EPS) assuming dilution was $1.55 for the second quarter of 2022. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.87 for the second quarter of 2022 excludes acquisition- and divestiture-related costs, restructuring costs, as well as income and losses from investments in equity securities. In 2022, the company changed the treatment of certain items for purposes of its non-GAAP reporting. Results for 2021 have been recast to conform to the new presentation, which reduced previously reported second-quarter 2021 non-GAAP EPS of $1.31, resulting in revised non-GAAP EPS of $0.61. For more information, refer to the Form 8-K filed by the company on April 21, 2022.

Year-to-date results can be found in the attached tables.

Vaccines Program Highlights

  • The FDA approved an expanded indication for VAXNEUVANCE (Pneumococcal 15-valent Conjugate Vaccine) to include infants and children. VAXNEUVANCE is now indicated to help prevent invasive pneumococcal disease caused by the serotypes in the vaccine in individuals six weeks and older.
  • The CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices unanimously voted to provisionally recommend use of VAXNEUVANCE as an option to the currently available 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) for children under 19 years according to currently recommended PCV13 dosing and schedules. These provisional recommendations will be reviewed by the director of the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services, and final recommendations will become official when published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
  • Merck presented positive results from the Phase 1/2 study for V116, Merck’s investigational Pneumococcal 21-Valent Conjugate Vaccine designed to target serotypes that account for 85% of all invasive pneumococcal diseases in U.S. adults 65 years and older as of 20193, and enrolled the first patient into the Phase 3 STRIDE-3 trial evaluating V116 in vaccine-naïve adults. V116 contains eight serotypes not included in any currently licensed pneumococcal vaccine.

Oncology Program Highlights

  • Merck announced the following regulatory milestones for KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab):
    • The FDA accepted an application seeking approval for KEYTRUDA as adjuvant therapy for stage IB (>4 centimeters), II or IIIA non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following complete surgical resection based on data from the Phase 3 KEYNOTE-091 trial. The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act date of January 29, 2023, however further data may be provided during the review process that may delay this date.
    • The EC approved four indications for KEYTRUDA:
      • Approved as monotherapy for the adjuvant treatment of adult and adolescent patients (>12 years of age) with stage IIB or IIC melanoma and who have undergone complete resection, based on results from the KEYNOTE-716 trial. The EC also approved expanding the indication for KEYTRUDA in advanced and stage III melanoma to include adolescent patients 12 years and older.
      • Approved in combination with chemotherapy as neoadjuvant treatment, and then continued as adjuvant monotherapy after surgery, for adults with locally advanced or early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) at high risk of recurrence, based on results from the KEYNOTE-522 trial.
      • Approved as monotherapy for the treatment of certain adult patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) tumors for five types of cancer: unresectable or metastatic colorectal, gastric, small intestine or biliary cancer, as well as advanced or recurrent MSI-H/dMMR endometrial cancer, based on results from the KEYNOTE-164 and KEYNOTE-158 trials.
      • Approved in combination with chemotherapy, with or without bevacizumab, for patients with persistent, recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumors express PD-L1 (Combined Positive Score = 1), based on results from the KEYNOTE 826 trial.
  • The European Medicines Agency Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use adopted a positive opinion for Lynparza (olaparib), an oral poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor being co-developed and co-commercialized with AstraZeneca, as adjuvant treatment for patients with germline BRCA-mutated, human epidermal growth factor 2-negative high-risk early breast cancer who have been treated with neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy, based on results from the Phase 3 OlympiA trial.
  • At the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Merck presented new data in more than 25 types of cancer and held an investor event to highlight key data and provide updates from its late-stage development programs and diverse early-stage pipeline.

Global Pharmaceuticals Program Highlight

  • Merck, in collaboration with Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, announced data from a pre-specified exploratory analysis for LAGEVRIO (molnupiravir) from the Phase 3 MOVe-OUT study indicating that a lower proportion of participants treated with LAGEVRIO had an acute care visit or COVID-19-related acute care visit versus placebo. Additionally, in a post-hoc subgroup analysis, fewer LAGEVRIO-treated patients who were hospitalized post-randomization in MOVe-OUT required respiratory interventions (including invasive mechanical ventilation) compared to those who received placebo.

Second-Quarter Revenue Performance

The following table reflects sales of the company’s top pharmaceutical products, as well as sales of Animal Health products.


 

Second Quarter

$ in millions

2022

2021

Change

Change Ex-
Exchange

Total Sales

$14,593

$11,402

28%

31%

Pharmaceutical

12,756

9,980

28%

33%

KEYTRUDA

5,252

4,176

26%

30%

GARDASIL / GARDASIL 9

1,674

1,234

36%

40%

JANUVIA / JANUMET

1,233

1,261

-2%

3%

LAGEVRIO

1,177

0

-

-

PROQUAD, M-M-R II and

VARIVAX

578

516

12%

14%

BRIDION

Lynparza*

426

275

387

248

10%

11%

15%

17%

Lenvima*

231

181

28%

33%

SIMPONI

ROTATEQ

181

173

202

208

-10%

-17%

1%

-14%

Animal Health

1,467

1,472

0%

5%

Livestock

826

821

1%

6%

Companion Animals

641

651

-2%

3%

Other Revenues**

370

(50)

N/M***

N/M

*Alliance revenue for this product represents Merck’s share of profits, which are product sales net of cost of sales and
commercialization costs.
**Other revenues are comprised primarily of third-party manufacturing sales and miscellaneous corporate revenues, including
revenue-hedging activities. The revenue-hedging activities resulted in negative revenue in the second quarter of 2021.
***Not meaningful

Pharmaceutical Revenue

Second-quarter pharmaceutical sales increased 28% to $12.8 billion. Pharmaceutical sales growth in the second quarter was 16% excluding LAGEVRIO sales, and was primarily driven by oncology, vaccines and hospital acute care products. The COVID-19 pandemic unfavorably affected sales in the second quarter of 2021 by approximately $400 million, which favorably impacted the growth rate in the second quarter of 2022.

LAGEVRIO sales totaled $1.2 billion for the second quarter, primarily consisting of sales in Japan and the U.K. The initial commitment of LAGEVRIO to the U.S. was fulfilled in the first quarter of 2022.

Growth in oncology was largely driven by higher sales of KEYTRUDA, which rose 26% to $5.3 billion in the quarter. Global sales growth of KEYTRUDA reflects continued strong momentum from metastatic indications including certain types of NSCLC, renal cell carcinoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, TNBC and MSI-H cancers, and increased uptake across recent earlier-stage launches including certain types of neoadjuvant/adjuvant TNBC in the U.S.

Also contributing to higher sales in oncology was a 28% increase in Lenvima (lenvatinib) alliance revenue driven primarily by higher demand in the U.S., and an 11% increase in Lynparza alliance revenue reflecting continued demand globally, particularly in the U.S. driven by strong uptake in earlier-stage breast cancer.

Growth in vaccines was primarily driven by higher combined sales of GARDASIL (Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent [Types 6, 11, 16 and 18] Vaccine, Recombinant) and GARDASIL 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine, Recombinant) vaccines to prevent certain cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Second-quarter GARDASIL/GARDASIL 9 sales grew 36% to $1.7 billion primarily driven by strong demand outside of the U.S., particularly in China, which also benefited from increased supply.

Growth in hospital acute care reflects higher demand globally for BRIDION (sugammadex) injection 100 mg/mL, a medicine for the reversal of neuromuscular blockade induced by rocuronium bromide or vecuronium bromide in adults and pediatric patients aged 2 years and older undergoing surgery. Sales increased 10% to $426 million, primarily due to an increase in its share among neuromuscular blockade reversal agents and an increase in surgical procedures during the second quarter. Growth in hospital acute care also reflects higher sales of ZERBAXA (ceftolozane and tazobactam), a combination cephalosporin antibacterial and beta-lactamase inhibitor for the treatment of adults with certain bacterial infections. Sales of $46 million resulted from the phased resupply initiated in the fourth quarter of 2021 that is being expanded to additional markets during 2022.

Pharmaceutical sales growth was partially offset by lower combined sales of ISENTRESS/ISENTRESS HD (raltegravir), an HIV integrase inhibitor used in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection, which declined 24% to $147 million reflecting lower global demand. Pharmaceutical sales growth was also partially offset by lower combined sales of JANUVIA (sitagliptin) and JANUMET (sitagliptin and metformin HCI), which declined 2% to $1.2 billion, primarily reflecting the unfavorable effect of foreign exchange and lower pricing in certain international markets, partially offset by the impact of a prior year unfavorable adjustment to rebate reserves in the U.S. The company lost market exclusivity for JANUVIA and JANUMET in China in July and will lose market exclusivity in the European Union in September.

Animal Health Revenue

Animal Health sales totaled $1.5 billion for the second quarter of 2022, flat compared to the second quarter of 2021. Excluding the unfavorable effect from foreign exchange, Animal Health sales grew 5%. Sales were driven primarily by livestock products reflecting higher demand globally for ruminant and poultry products. Sales in companion animal products were primarily driven by the BRAVECTO (fluralaner) parasiticide line of products.

Second-Quarter Expense, EPS and Related Information

The tables below present selected expense information.

$ in millions

Second Quarter 2022

   

GAAP

   

Acquisition-
and
Divestiture-
Related
Costs
4

   

Restructuring
Costs

   

(Income)
Loss from
Investments
in Equity
Securities

   

Certain
Other
Items

   

Non-
GAAP
2

Cost of sales

   

$4,216

   

$451

   

$67

   

$-

   

$-

   

$3,698

Selling, general and administrative

   

2,512

   

65

   

27

   

-

   

-

   

2,420

Research and development

   

2,798

   

12

   

22

   

-

   

-

   

2,764

Restructuring costs

   

142

   

-

   

142

   

-

   

-

   

-

Other (income) expense, net

   

438

   

2

   

-

   

234

   

-

   

202

Second Quarter 2021

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

   

 

Cost of sales

   

$3,104

   

$345

   

$38

   

$-

   

$37

   

$2,684

Selling, general and administrative

   

2,281

   

25

   

2

   

-

   

-

   

2,254

Research and development

   

4,321

   

16

   

6

   

-

   

-

   

4,299

Restructuring costs

   

82

   

-

   

82

   

-

   

-

   

-

Other (income) expense, net

   

(103)

   

117

   

-

   

(258)

   

-

   

38

GAAP Expense, EPS and Related Information

Gross margin was 71.1% for the second quarter of 2022 compared to 72.8% for the second quarter of 2021. The decrease primarily reflects impacts from LAGEVRIO, which has a lower gross margin due to profit sharing with Ridgeback, as well as higher inventory write-offs, higher manufacturing costs and higher acquisition- and divestiture-related costs. The gross margin decline was partially offset by the favorable effects of product mix.

Selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses were $2.5 billion in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 10% compared to the second quarter of 2021. The increase primarily reflects higher promotion and administrative costs, including compensation and benefit costs, as well as higher acquisition- and divestiture-related costs, partially offset by the favorable impact of foreign exchange.

Research and development (R&D) expenses were $2.8 billion in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $4.3 billion in the second quarter of 2021. The decrease was primarily driven by a $1.7 billion charge in the prior year for the acquisition of Pandion Therapeutics, Inc. (Pandion). The decline was partially offset by higher clinical development spending, higher compensation and benefits, and higher investments in technology in support of the digital enablement of Merck’s research operations.

Other (income) expense, net, was $438 million of expense in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $103 million of income in the second quarter of 2021, primarily due to net unrealized losses from investments in equity securities in the second quarter of 2022, compared to net unrealized income from investments in equity securities in the second quarter of 2021. Other (income) expense, net, in the second quarter of 2022 also reflects higher pension settlement costs of approximately $100 million compared to the second quarter of 2021.

The effective income tax rate was 12.0% for the second quarter of 2022 compared to 29.3% in the second quarter of 2021. The effective income tax rate in the second quarter of 2021 reflects no tax benefit recognized on the charge for the acquisition of Pandion.

GAAP EPS was $1.55 for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $0.48 for the second quarter of 2021.

Non-GAAP Expense, EPS and Related Information

Non-GAAP gross margin was 74.7% for the second quarter of 2022 compared to 76.5% for the second quarter of 2021. The decrease in non-GAAP gross margin primarily reflects impacts from LAGEVRIO, which has a lower gross margin due to profit sharing with Ridgeback, as well as higher inventory write-offs and manufacturing costs. The gross margin decline was partially offset by the favorable effects of product mix.

Non-GAAP SG&A expenses were $2.4 billion in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 7% compared to the second quarter of 2021. The increase primarily reflects higher promotion and administrative costs, including compensation and benefit costs, partially offset by the favorable impact of foreign exchange.

Non-GAAP R&D expenses were $2.8 billion in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $4.3 billion in the second quarter of 2021. The decrease primarily reflects a $1.7 billion charge in the prior year for the acquisition of Pandion. The decline was partially offset by higher clinical development spending, higher compensation and benefits, and higher investments in technology in support of the digital enablement of Merck’s research operations.

Non-GAAP other (income) expense, net, was $202 million of expense in the second quarter of 2022 compared to $38 million of expense in the second quarter of 2021 reflecting higher pension settlement costs of approximately $100 million.

The non-GAAP effective income tax rate was 13.8% for the second quarter of 2022 compared to 26.7% in the second quarter of 2021. The non-GAAP effective income tax rate in the second quarter of 2021 reflects no tax benefit recognized on the charge for the acquisition of Pandion.

Non-GAAP EPS was $1.87 for the second quarter of 2022 compared to $0.61 for the second quarter of 2021.

A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net income and EPS is provided in the table that follows.


 

Second Quarter

$ in millions, except EPS amounts

2022

2021

EPS

 

 

GAAP EPS

$1.55

$0.48

Difference

0.32

0.13

Non-GAAP EPS that excludes items listed below2

$1.87

$0.61

 

 

 

Net Income

 

 

GAAP net income1

$3,944

$1,213

Difference

799

346

Non-GAAP net income that excludes items listed below1,2

$4,743

$1,559

 

 

 

Decrease (Increase) in Net Income Due to Excluded Items:

 

 

Acquisition- and divestiture-related costs4

$530

$503

Restructuring costs

258

128

Loss (income) from investments in equity securities

234

(258)

Charge for the discontinuation of COVID-19 development programs

-

37

Net decrease (increase) in income before taxes

1,022

410

Estimated income tax (benefit) expense

(223)

(64)

Decrease (increase) in net income

$799

$346

Financial Outlook

Beginning in 2022, Merck no longer excludes expenses for upfront and milestone payments related to collaborations and licensing agreements, or charges related to pre-approval assets obtained in transactions accounted for as asset acquisitions from its non-GAAP results. Historically, the company excluded these charges to the extent they were considered by the company to be significant to the results of a particular period. These changes were made to align with views expressed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior periods have been recast to reflect this change. For 2021, non-GAAP results have been recast to include $1.7 billion of incremental R&D expense, resulting in revised full-year 2021 EPS of $5.37.

Business development continues to be a priority for Merck, as demonstrated by the company’s recent collaboration with Orion announced in July for the development and commercialization of ODM-208, an investigational steroid synthesis inhibitor for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The GAAP and non-GAAP financial outlooks include the upfront payment of $290 million, which will have an estimated $0.09 negative impact on full-year EPS.

As an on-going practice, the financial outlook will not include significant potential business development transactions.

Merck continues to experience strong global underlying demand across its key pillars of growth, particularly in oncology and vaccines. As a result, Merck is raising and narrowing its full-year guidance for sales.

At mid-July 2022 exchange rates, Merck expects sales growth of 18% to 20% in 2022, with full-year sales estimated to be between $57.5 billion and $58.5 billion, including a negative impact from foreign exchange of approximately 3%, a greater than 1% incremental negative impact from prior sales guidance.

Merck’s estimated full-year non-GAAP effective income tax rate is unchanged and expected to be between 13.5% and 14.5%.

Merck expects its estimated full-year 2022 GAAP EPS to be between $5.89 and $5.99.

Merck is narrowing its expected full-year 2022 non-GAAP EPS range to be between $7.25 and $7.35, including a negative impact from foreign exchange of approximately 3% at mid-July exchange rates. Operational strength of approximately $0.25 that would have resulted in an increase from the previous guidance range is being offset by the following negative impacts:

  • The upfront payment of $290 million to Orion
  • A greater than 1% incremental negative impact from foreign exchange
  • Higher U.S. pension settlement expense

The non-GAAP range excludes acquisition- and divestiture-related costs and costs related to restructuring programs as well as income and losses from investments in equity securities.

The company continues to expect sales of $5.0 billion to $5.5 billion from LAGEVRIO for full-year 2022. Merck shares profits equally with its partner, Ridgeback, which is reflected in cost of sales.

The following table summarizes the company’s full-year 2022 financial guidance.

GAAP

Non-GAAP2

Sales

$57.5 to $58.5 billion

$57.5 to $58.5 billion*

Operating expenses

$21.0 to $22.0 billion

$20.5 to $21.5 billion

Effective tax rate

12% to 13%

13.5% to 14.5%

EPS**

$5.89 to $5.99

$7.25 to $7.35

*The company does not have any non-GAAP adjustments to sales.
**EPS guidance for 2022 assumes a share count (assuming dilution) of approximately 2.54 billion shares.

A reconciliation of anticipated 2022 GAAP EPS to non-GAAP EPS and the items excluded from non-GAAP EPS are provided in the table below.


$ in millions, except EPS amounts

Full-Year 2022

 

GAAP EPS

$5.89 to $5.99

Difference

$1.36

Non-GAAP EPS that excludes items listed below2

$7.25 to $7.35

 

 

Acquisition- and divestiture-related costs

Restructuring costs

(Income) loss from investments in equity securities

$2,750

550

1,050

Net decrease (increase) in income before taxes

4,350

Estimated income tax (benefit) expense

(900)

Decrease (increase) in net income

$3,450

Earnings Conference Call

Investors, journalists and the general public may access a live audio webcast of the call today at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Merck’s website.

Participants may join the call by dialing 877-692-8955 (USA Toll-Free) or 234-720-6979. If you are calling from other countries, visit this weblink. All dial-in participants can use the access code 1857604. Journalists who wish to ask questions are requested to contact a member of Merck’s Media Relations team.

About Merck

At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than 130 years, we have brought hope to humanity through the development of important medicines and vaccines. We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world – and today, we are at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions that advance the prevention and treatment of diseases in people and animals. We foster a diverse and inclusive global workforce and operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for all people and communities. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statement of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA

This news release of Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, N.J., USA (the “company”) includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the company’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline candidates that the candidates will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: general industry conditions and competition; general economic factors, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of the global outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19); the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and health care legislation in the United States and internationally; global trends toward health care cost containment; technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approval; the company’s ability to accurately predict future market conditions; manufacturing difficulties or delays; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; dependence on the effectiveness of the company’s patents and other protections for innovative products; and the exposure to litigation, including patent litigation, and/or regulatory actions.

The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and the company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at the SEC’s Internet site (www.sec.gov).

1 Net income from continuing operations attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.
2 Merck is providing certain 2022 and 2021 non-GAAP information that excludes certain items because of the nature of these items and the impact they have on the analysis of underlying business performance and trends. Management believes that providing this information enhances investors’ understanding of the company’s results because management uses non-GAAP results to assess performance. Management uses non-GAAP measures internally for planning and forecasting purposes and to measure the performance of the company along with other metrics. In addition, senior management’s annual compensation is derived in part using a non-GAAP pre-tax income metric. This information should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, information prepared in accordance with GAAP. For a description of the non-GAAP adjustments, see Table 2a attached to this release. Non-GAAP results for 2021 have been recast to conform to presentation changes implemented in 2022.
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, IPD serotype data 2019, as compiled from data provided through Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs).
4 Includes expenses for the amortization of intangible assets and purchase accounting adjustments to inventories recognized as a result of acquisitions, intangible asset impairment charges and expense or income related to changes in the estimated fair value measurement of liabilities for contingent consideration. Also includes integration, transaction and certain other costs related to acquisitions and divestitures.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME - GAAP
(AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE FIGURES)
(UNAUDITED)
Table 1

On June 2, 2021, Merck completed the spin-off of products from its women’s health, biosimilars and established brands businesses into a new, independent, publicly traded company named Organon & Co. (Organon). The historical results of the businesses that were contributed to Organon in the spin-off are excluded from sales and expenses and reflected as discontinued operations in the company’s Consolidated Statement of Income provided below.

GAAP% ChangeGAAP% Change
 

2Q22

2Q21

June YTD
2022
June YTD
2021
 
 
Sales

$

14,593

$

11,402

28%

$

30,494

$

22,029

38%

 

 

Costs, Expenses and Other

 

 

Cost of sales

 

4,216

 

3,104

36%

 

9,596

 

6,303

52%

Selling, general and administrative

 

2,512

 

2,281

10%

 

4,834

 

4,468

8%

Research and development

 

2,798

 

4,321

-35%

 

5,374

 

6,732

-20%

Restructuring costs

 

142

 

82

73%

 

194

 

380

-49%

Other (income) expense, net

 

438

 

(103)

*

 

1,148

 

(558)

*

Income from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

 

4,487

 

1,717

*

 

9,348

 

4,704

99%

Income Tax Provision

 

538

 

503

 

 

1,092

 

741

 

Net Income from Continuing Operations

 

3,949

 

1,214

*

 

8,256

 

3,963

*

Less: Net Income Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

 

5

 

1

 

 

2

 

5

 

Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.

 

3,944

 

1,213

*

 

8,254

 

3,958

*

Income from Discontinued Operations, Net of Taxes and Amounts Attributable to Noncontrolling Interests

 

-

 

332

*

 

-

 

766

*

Net Income Attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.

$

3,944

$

1,545

*

$

8,254

$

4,724

75%

 

 

Basic Earnings per Common Share Attributable to Merck & Co., Inc. Common Shareholders:

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

$

1.56

$

0.48

*

$

3.26

$

1.56

*

Income from Discontinued Operations

 

-

 

0.13

*

 

-

 

0.30

*

Net Income

$

1.56

$

0.61

*

$

3.26

$

1.87

74%

 

 

Earnings per Common Share Assuming Dilution Attributable to Merck & Co., Inc. Common Shareholders:

 

 

Income from Continuing Operations

$

1.55

$

0.48

*

$

3.25

$

1.56

*

Income from Discontinued Operations

 

-

 

0.13

*

 

-

 

0.30

*

Net Income

$

1.55

$

0.61

*

$

3.25

$

1.86

75%

 
Average Shares Outstanding

 

2,531

 

2,533

 

2,529

 

2,532

Average Shares Outstanding Assuming Dilution

 

2,540

 

2,540

 

2,538

 

2,540

Tax Rate from Continuing Operations

 

12.0%

 

29.3%

 

11.7%

 

15.8%

 
 
* 100% or greater
 
MERCK & CO., INC.
SECOND QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2022 GAAP TO NON-GAAP RECONCILIATION - CONTINUING OPERATIONS
(AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS, EXCEPT PER SHARE FIGURES)
(UNAUDITED)
Table 2a
 
GAAPAcquisition and
Divestiture-Related
Costs (1)
Restructuring Costs (2)(Income) Loss from
Investments in
Equity Securities
Adjustment
Subtotal
Non-GAAP
 
Second Quarter
Cost of sales

$

4,216

451

67

518

$

3,698

Selling, general and administrative

 

2,512

65

27

92

 

2,420

Research and development

 

2,798

12

22

34

 

2,764

Restructuring costs

 

142

142

142

 

-

Other (income) expense, net

 

438

2

234

236

 

202

Income from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

 

4,487

(530)

(258)

(234)

(1,022)

 

5,509

Income Tax Provision (Benefit)

 

538

(131)

(3)

(40)

(3)

(52)

(3)

(223)

 

761

Net Income from Continuing Operations

 

3,949

(399)

(218)

(182)

(799)

 

4,748

Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.

 

3,944

(399)

(218)

(182)

(799)

 

4,743

Earnings per Common Share Assuming Dilution from Continuing Operations

$

1.55

(0.16)

(0.09)

(0.07)

(0.32)

$

1.87

 
Tax Rate

 

12.0%

 

13.8%

 
 
June YTD
Cost of sales

$

9,596

1,131

113

1,244

$

8,352

Selling, general and administrative

 

4,834

115

48

163

 

4,671

Research and development

 

5,374

34

29

63

 

5,311

Restructuring costs

 

194

-

194

194

 

-

Other (income) expense, net

 

1,148

(112)

918

806

 

342

Income from Continuing Operations Before Taxes

 

9,348

(1,168)

(384)

(918)

(2,470)

 

11,818

Income Tax Provision (Benefit)

 

1,092

(286)

(3)

(62)

(3)

(204)

(3)

(552)

 

1,644

Net Income from Continuing Operations

 

8,256

(882)

(322)

(714)

(1,918)

 

10,174

Net Income from Continuing Operations Attributable to Merck & Co., Inc.

 

8,254

(882)

(322)

(714)

(1,918)

 

10,172

Earnings per Common Share Assuming Dilution from Continuing Operations

$

3.25

(0.35)

(0.13)

(0.28)

(0.76)

$

4.01

 
Tax Rate

 

11.7%

 

13.9%

 
Only the line items that are affected by non-GAAP adjustments are shown.
 
Merck is providing certain non-GAAP information that excludes certain items because of the nature of these items and the impact they have on the analysis of underlying business performance and trends. Management believes that providing non-GAAP information enhances investors’ understanding of the company’s results because management uses non-GAAP measures to assess performance. Management uses non-GAAP measures internally for planning and forecasting purposes and to measure the performance of the company along with other metrics. In addition, senior management’s annual compensation is derived in part using a non-GAAP pretax income metric. The non-GAAP information presented should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, information prepared in accordance with GAAP.
 
(1) Amounts included in cost of sales primarily reflect expenses for the amortization of intangible assets. Amounts included in selling, general and administrative expenses reflect integration, transaction and certain other costs related to acquisitions and divestitures. Amounts included in research and development expenses primarily reflect expenses for the amortization of intangible assets. Amount included in other (income) expense, net, for the six month period primarily reflects royalty income and a decrease in the estimated fair value measurement of liabilities for contingent consideration related to the prior termination of the Sanofi-Pasteur MSD joint venture.
(2) Amounts primarily include employee separation costs and accelerated depreciation associated with facilities to be closed or divested related to activities under the company's formal restructuring programs.
(3) Represents the estimated tax impacts on the reconciling items based on applying the statutory rate of the originating territory of the non-GAAP adjustments.
 
MERCK & CO., INC.
FRANCHISE / KEY PRODUCT SALES - CONTINUING OPERATIONS
(AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS)
(UNAUDITED)
Table 3
 

2022

2021

2QJune YTD
1Q2QJune YTD1Q2QJune YTD3Q4QFull YearNom %Ex-Exch %Nom %Ex-Exch %
 
TOTAL SALES (1)

$

15,901

$

14,593

$

30,494

$

10,627

$

11,402

$

22,029

$

13,154

$

13,521

$

48,704

28

31

38

41

PHARMACEUTICAL

 

14,107

 

12,756

 

26,863

 

9,238

 

9,980

 

19,218

 

11,496

 

12,039

 

42,754

28

33

40

45

Oncology
Keytruda

 

4,809

 

5,252

 

10,061

 

3,899

 

4,176

 

8,076

 

4,534

 

4,577

 

17,186

26

30

25

29

Alliance Revenue – Lynparza (2)

 

266

 

275

 

541

 

228

 

248

 

475

 

246

 

268

 

989

11

17

14

18

Alliance Revenue – Lenvima (2)

 

227

 

231

 

459

 

130

 

181

 

310

 

188

 

206

 

704

28

33

48

51

Alliance Revenue – Reblozyl (3)

 

52

 

33

 

86

 

17

 

17

****
Vaccines (4)
Gardasil / Gardasil 9

 

1,460

 

1,674

 

3,133

 

917

 

1,234

 

2,151

 

1,993

 

1,528

 

5,673

36

40

46

48

ProQuad / M-M-R II / Varivax

 

470

 

578

 

1,047

 

449

 

516

 

965

 

661

 

509

 

2,135

12

14

9

10

RotaTeq

 

216

 

173

 

389

 

158

 

208

 

366

 

227

 

213

 

807

-17

-14

6

8

Pneumovax 23

 

173

 

153

 

325

 

171

 

152

 

323

 

277

 

292

 

893

1

4

1

3

Vaqta

 

36

 

35

 

71

 

34

 

56

 

90

 

48

 

41

 

179

-38

-38

-21

-21

Hospital Acute Care
Bridion

 

395

 

426

 

821

 

340

 

387

 

727

 

369

 

436

 

1,532

10

15

13

17

Prevymis

 

94

 

103

 

197

 

82

 

93

 

174

 

96

 

100

 

370

11

18

13

19

Primaxin

 

58

 

64

 

122

 

65

 

60

 

125

 

70

 

65

 

259

6

8

-2

-2

Dificid

 

52

 

66

 

119

 

27

 

34

 

61

 

54

 

60

 

175

95

95

95

95

Noxafil

 

57

 

60

 

118

 

67

 

66

 

133

 

64

 

62

 

259

-8

-3

-11

-7

Invanz

 

52

 

46

 

99

 

57

 

48

 

104

 

53

 

45

 

202

-3

1

-5

-2

Cancidas

 

53

 

42

 

95

 

57

 

54

 

111

 

56

 

45

 

212

-23

-20

-15

-13

Zerbaxa

 

30

 

46

 

76

 

(8)

 

(1)

 

(9)

 

(2)

 

10

 

(1)

****
Cardiovascular
Alliance Revenue - Adempas/Verquvo (5)

 

72

 

98

 

170

 

74

 

74

 

149

 

100

 

94

 

342

33

33

14

15

Adempas (6)

 

61

 

63

 

124

 

55

 

74

 

129

 

59

 

63

 

252

-14

-5

-4

6

Virology
Lagevrio

 

3,247

 

1,177

 

4,424

 

952

 

952

****
Isentress / Isentress HD

 

158

 

147

 

305

 

209

 

192

 

401

 

189

 

178

 

769

-24

-19

-24

-20

Neuroscience
Belsomra

 

69

 

69

 

137

 

79

 

78

 

157

 

81

 

80

 

318

-12

-2

-13

-5

Immunology
Simponi

 

186

 

181

 

366

 

214

 

202

 

416

 

203

 

206

 

825

-10

1

-12

-3

Remicade

 

61

 

53

 

114

 

85

 

75

 

160

 

73

 

67

 

299

-29

-19

-29

-20

Diabetes (7)
Januvia

 

779

 

756

 

1,535

 

809

 

784

 

1,593

 

852

 

878

 

3,324

-4

1

-4

-

Janumet

 

454

 

476

 

931

 

486

 

477

 

962

 

487

 

514

 

1,964

0

6

-3

2

Other Pharmaceutical (8)

 

520

 

479

 

998

 

554

 

512

 

1,069

 

518

 

533

 

2,118

-6

-3

-7

-3

 
ANIMAL HEALTH

 

1,482

 

1,467

 

2,949

 

1,418

 

1,472

 

2,890

 

1,417

 

1,261

 

5,568

-

5

2

7

Livestock

 

832

 

826

 

1,658

 

819

 

821

 

1,640

 

864

 

791

 

3,295

1

6

1

7

Companion Animals

 

650

 

641

 

1,291

 

599

 

651

 

1,250

 

553

 

470

 

2,273

-2

3

3

7

 
Other Revenues (9)

 

312

 

370

 

682

 

(29)

 

(50)

 

(79)

 

241

 

221

 

382

****
 
* 200% or greater
 
Sum of quarterly amounts may not equal year-to-date amounts due to rounding.
 
(1) Only select products are shown.
(2) Alliance Revenue represents Merck’s share of profits, which are product sales net of cost of sales and commercialization costs.
(3) Alliance Revenue represents royalties and a milestone payment.
(4) Total Vaccines sales were $2,481 million and $2,709 million in the first and second quarter of 2022, respectively, and $1,809 million, $2,293 million, $3,315 million and $2,715 million in the first, second, third and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.
(5) Alliance Revenue represents Merck's share of profits from sales in Bayer's marketing territories, which are product sales net of cost of sales and commercialization costs.
(6) Net product sales in Merck's marketing territories.
(7) Total Diabetes sales were $1,305 million and $1,300 million in the first and second quarter of 2022, respectively, and $1,363 million, $1,330 million, $1,417 million and $1,475 million in the first, second, third and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.
(8) Includes Pharmaceutical products not individually shown above.
(9) Other Revenues are comprised primarily of third-party manufacturing sales and miscellaneous corporate revenues, including revenue hedging activities. Other Revenues related to the receipt of upfront and milestone payments for out-licensed products were $114 million and $32 million in the first and second quarter of 2022, respectively, and $56 million, $135 million and $27 million in the first, third and fourth quarter of 2021, respectively.

 

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