Sanofi: First-quarter 2018 Business EPS(1) up 1.4% at CER

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Paris, April 27, 2018First-quarter 2018 Business EPS(1) up 1.4% at CER

(1) In order to facilitate an understanding of operational performance, Sanofi comments on the business net income statement. Business net income is a non-GAAP financial measure (see Appendix 8 for definitions). The consolidated income statement for Q1 2018 is provided in Appendix 3 and a reconciliation of reported IFRS net income to business net income is set forth in Appendix 4; (2) Excluding Animal Health gain on disposal, IFRS net income was down 19.9% and IFRS EPS was down 19.8%;
(3) Changes in net sales are expressed at constant exchange rates (CER) unless otherwise indicated (see Appendix 8); (4) CS: Adjusted for Bioverativ acquisition;
(5) Adjusted for Bioverativ acquisition: + 11.2% at CER/CS; (6) See definition page 7; (7) 2017 business EPS was €5.52; (8) Subject to the renewal of the authorization to repurchase Sanofi's own shares at the May 2, 2018 shareholders' meeting; (9) Subject to the completion of the acquisition; (10) Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
2018 first-quarter Sanofi salesIn the first quarter of 2018, Company sales were €7,898 million, down 8.7% on a reported basis. Exchange rate movements had a negative effect of 8.3 percentage points mainly driven by the movement of the U.S. Dollar accompanied by the Brazilian Real, Chinese Yuan, Japanese Yen and Argentine Peso. At CER, Company sales decreased slightly (down 0.4%).Global Business UnitsThe table below presents sales by Global Business Unit (GBU). Please note that Emerging Markets sales for Specialty Care and Diabetes and Cardiovascular are included in the General Medicines and Emerging Markets GBU.(a) Does not include Emerging Markets sales- see definition page 8; (b) Includes Emerging Markets sales for Diabetes & Cardiovascular and Specialty CareThe tables below present first-quarter 2018 sales by global franchise, including Emerging Markets sales, to facilitate comparisons. Appendix 1 provides a reconciliation of sales by GBU and franchise.PharmaceuticalsFirst-quarter Pharmaceutical sales were down 0.9% to €5,949 million primarily due to Diabetes and Established Rx Products.Rare Disease franchise(11) See Appendix 8 for definitions of financial indicators.In the first quarter, Rare Disease sales increased 6.9% to €695 million, driven by Emerging Markets (up 20.8% to €129 million) and Europe (up 7.4% to €246 million). In the U.S., first-quarter Rare Disease sales grew 3.3% to €246 million.First-quarter Gaucher (Cerezyme® and Cerdelga®) sales were up 12.6% to €211 million, supported by the increasing penetration of Cerdelga® in the U.S. and Europe and the sustained growth of Cerezyme® in Emerging Markets. First-quarter Cerdelga® sales increased 25.8% to €36 million, driven by Europe performance up 100% (to €10 million).First-quarter Myozyme®/Lumizyme® sales grew 11.1% to €196 million, supported by positive trends in naïve patient accruals. First-quarter Myozyme®/Lumizyme® sales increased 14.6% to €93 million in Europe and 10.4% to €64 million in the U.S., respectively.First-quarter Fabrazyme® sales grew 6.8% to €170 million. First-quarter sales in the U.S. and Europe increased 6.5% (to €86 million) and 5.0% (to €42 million), respectively.Multiple Sclerosis franchiseFirst-quarter Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sales grew 6.5% to €476 million, driven by Aubagio®.First-quarter Aubagio® sales increased 11.6% to €371 million, supported by the U.S. (up 13.1% to €254 million) and Europe (up 4.4% to €95 million). In 2017, Sanofi reached settlement with all 20 generic Aubagio® ANDA first filers granting each a royalty-free license to enter the U.S. market on March 12, 2023.In the first quarter, Lemtrada® sales decreased 8.8% to €105 million due to lower U.S. sales (down 17.9% to €47 million) reflecting increased competition as well as its unique dosing and durable effect. In Europe, Lemtrada® sales were up 4.4% to €47 million.Immunology franchiseDupixent® (collaboration with Regeneron) was launched in the U.S. in April 2017 for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in adults, in Germany in December 2017 and in the Netherlands, Canada and Denmark during the first quarter of 2018. Dupixent® generated worldwide sales of €107 million in the first quarter, of which €95 million were in the U.S. Underlying demand in the U.S. remained strong with total prescriptions (source: IQVIA weekly TRx data) growing by 25% compared with the prior quarter. Sales evolution in the U.S. was impacted by trade inventory reduction as well as usual higher contribution to patient assistance programs in the beginning of the year (combined effect of approximately €30 million).Kevzara® (collaboration with Regeneron) for rheumatoid arthritis was launched in the U.S. in June 2017 and in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands during the second half of last year. First-quarter Kevzara® sales were €10 million, of which €8 million were generated in the U.S. where commercial coverage of the product reached more than 80% of lives.Rare Blood Disorder franchiseSanofi announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Bioverativ, which was consolidated in the Company's Financial Statements from March 9, 2018. Consolidated sales of the Rare Blood Disorder franchise were €64 million in the first quarter, including non U.S. sales of €13 million with Japan as the primary contributor. Following the market entry in Colombia in the first quarter of 2018, additional launches in Emerging Markets are expected this year.Consolidated sales of Eloctate® (a recombinant antihemophilic Factor VIII, Fc Fusion Protein, indicated for the treatment of hemophilia A) were €43 million. On pro forma basis, first-quarter Eloctate® sales growth was 27%(12).Consolidated sales of Alprolix® (a recombinant coagulation Factor IX, Fc Fusion Protein, indicated for  the treatment of hemophilia B) were €21 million. On pro forma basis, first-quarter Alprolix® sales growth was 12%(12).Oncology franchiseFirst-quarter oncology sales decreased 5.6% to €358 million. Consistent with the Company's portfolio prioritization efforts, Sanofi sold Leukine® on January 31, 2018. Excluding Leukine®, oncology first-quarter sales were up 3.5%.Jevtana® sales were up 10.3% to €99 million in the first quarter supported by the performance in the U.S. (up 17.5% to €41 million). In the first quarter,Thymoglobulin® and Eloxatin® sales increased 8.3% (to €70 million) and 6.7% (to €44 million), respectively, with growth driven by China. First-quarter Zaltrap® sales increased 43.8% to €22 million, driven by Japan.Diabetes franchiseIn the first quarter, global Diabetes sales decreased 10.0% to €1,356 million, due to lower glargine (Lantus® and Toujeo®) sales in the U.S. First-quarter U.S. Diabetes sales were down 26.6% to €534 million, reflecting the previously announced changes in coverage in the Part D business and a continued decline in average U.S. glargine net prices. First-quarter sales in Emerging Markets increased 17.7% to €392 million. First-quarter sales in Europe decreased 0.9% to €323 million, despite Toujeo® growth.In the first quarter, glargine (Lantus® and Toujeo®) sales decreased 13.5% to €1,108 million. U.S. Sanofi glargine sales were down 28.7% to €498 million, reflecting the aforementioned changes in coverage in Part D and a continued decline in average U.S. glargine net prices. In Europe, glargine sales increased 1.2% to €248 million due to the Toujeo® strong performance, despite biosimilar glargine competition in several European markets.In the first quarter, Lantus® sales were €911 million, down 17.7%. In the U.S., Lantus® sales decreased 31.0% to €413 million mainly reflecting lower average net price and the change in coverage in Sanofi's Part D business.(12) Growth comparing full first-quarter 2018 sales versus full first-quarter 2017 sales, at constant exchange rate. Unaudited data.In Europe, first-quarter Lantus® sales were €181 million (down 9.0%) due to biosimilar glargine competition and patients switching to Toujeo®. In Emerging Markets, first-quarter Lantus® sales were up 8.6% to €248 million.First-quarter Toujeo® sales were €197 million, up 13.8%. In the U.S., first-quarter Toujeo® sales were €85 million, down 14.8% versus the first quarter of 2017. In Europe and Emerging Markets, first-quarter Toujeo sales were €67 million (up 45.7%) and €28 million (versus €13 million in the first quarter of 2017).Soliqua® 100/33 (insulin glargine 100 Units/mL & lixisenatide 33 mcg/mL injection) was launched in the U.S. in January 2017 and Suliqua(TM) was also launched in several European countries in 2017. Soliqua® 100/33 / Suliqua(TM) sales were €9 million in the first quarter of 2018.Amaryl® sales were €83 million, up 2.2% in the first quarter, of which €72 million were generated in Emerging Markets (up 9.7%).First-quarter Apidra® sales increased 1.0% to €91 million. Lower sales in the U.S. (down 17.2% to €21 million) were offset by strong growth in Emerging Markets (up 29.2% to €27 million).Cardiovascular franchiseFirst-quarter Praluent® sales (collaboration with Regeneron) increased 55.9% to €49 million, of which €26 million was generated in the U.S. and €19 million in Europe. This reflected the continued significant payer utilization management restrictions in the U.S. and limited market access in Europe.In March, Sanofi and Regeneron announced positive data from the ODYSSEY OUTCOMES study. Results showed that Praluent® significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients. For the first time, adding a lipid-lowering therapy to maximally-tolerated statins was associated with a reduction of all-cause mortality(13). Sanofi and Regeneron also announced plans to make Praluent® more accessible and affordable for patients with the greatest health risk and unmet need.First-quarter Multaq® sales were €79 million (down 9.2%).Established Rx ProductsIn the first quarter, Established Rx Products sales decreased 6.4% to €2,320 million. This reflected generic competition to Renvela®/Renagel® (sevelamer) in the U.S., which more than offset strong growth in Emerging Markets (up 9.7% to €993 million).Lovenox® sales decreased 0.7% to €391 million in the first quarter, reflecting increased competition in Europe (down 5.1% to €244 million), which offset the growth in Emerging Markets (up 9.2% to €115 million). Biosimilars are available in the UK, Germany and Italy.In the first quarter, Plavix® sales were up 8.9% to €387 million sustained by strong Emerging Markets performance (up 22.1% to €297 million) driven by China. Sales in Japan were down 37.5% to €37 million, reflecting generic competition.First-quarter Renvela®/Renagel® (sevelamer) sales decreased 54.1% to €101 million, due to generic competition in the U.S. (down 66.2% to €61 million).First-quarter Aprovel®/Avapro® sales decreased 3.1% to €172 million, reflecting lower sales to Sanofi's partner in Japan which offset the strong performance in China.
(13) HR=0.85; CI: 0.73-0.98;  nominal p value = 0.026
GenericsIn the first quarter, Generics sales increased 0.9% to €435 million, sustained by Emerging Markets sales (up 3.0% to €179 million), partially offset by lower sales in Europe (down 6.1% to €184 million). In April, Advent International and Sanofi entered into exclusive negotiations under which Advent would acquire Zentiva, Sanofi's European generics business for an Enterprise Value of €1.9 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018, subject to finalization of definitive agreements, completion of the appropriate social processes and approval of relevant regulatory authorities.Consumer HealthcareCHC sales by geography and category are provided in Appendix 1.In the first quarter, Consumer Healthcare (CHC) sales increased 2.0% to €1,238 million, sustained by Emerging Markets (up 14.4% to €409 million) especially Latin America.In Europe, first-quarter CHC sales were down 5.0% to €382 million, due to a high base for comparison in the first quarter of 2017 which benefited from an early cough and cold season. As a consequence, first-quarter sales of Allergy Cough & Cold and Pain categories were down 4.7% and 5.0%, respectively.In the U.S., first-quarter CHC sales decreased 4.9% to €287 million due to inventory build-up for the U.S. launch of Xyzal® Allergy 24HR in the prior year period as well as increased competition from private labels especially on intranasal spray allergy products.In Emerging Markets, first-quarter CHC sales increased 14.4% to €409 million driven by strong performance of Pain and Digestive categories (up 30.4% and 23.7%, respectively) mostly driven by Brazil and Argentina. VaccinesFirst-quarter Vaccines performance was impacted as expected by the constrained supply of Pentaxim® in China and low sales of Dengvaxia® (€1 million versus €17 million in the first quarter of 2017) following the announced label update in November 2017. As a consequence, first-quarter Vaccines sales slightly decreased by 0.9% to €711 million and declined by 18.4% to €240 million in Emerging Markets. In the U.S., first-quarter Vaccines sales increased 4.2% to €259 million. In Europe, first-quarter Vaccines sales were up 38.0% to €137 million driven by Polio/Pertussis/Hib and Boosters franchises.As previously communicated, Vaccines GBU sales are expected to be lower in the first half of 2018 due to continued supply constraints of Pentaxim® in China and a high base for comparison on Menactra® in the second quarter.In the first quarter, Polio/Pertussis/Hib (PPH) vaccines sales decreased 4.6% to €380 million, impacted by the anticipated constrained supply of Pentaxim® in China. Consequently, PPH sales in Emerging Markets decreased 17.6% to €157 million despite good performance of the pediatric AcXim combination family in some other countries. In Europe, PPH sales were up 26.3% to €71 million, driven by the success of Hexyon®, our ready to use 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine.First-quarter Travel and endemic vaccines sales were €102 million up 2.8%.First-quarter Adult Booster vaccines sales increased 26.6% to €92 million driven by strong performance in Europe (up 117.6% to €37 million) which reflected the end of Repevax® supply constraint. In the U.S, Adult Booster sales increased 4.4% to €41 million.First-quarter Menactra® sales increased 13.3% to €89 million with 8.5% sales growth in the U.S.First-quarter Influenza vaccines sales were €29 million (down 15.8%) due to a delay of the Southern Hemisphere campaign delivery.In April, Sanofi announced that it is investing €350 million for the construction of a new state-of-the-art vaccine manufacturing facility in Toronto. The new facility will allow Sanofi Pasteur to meet the growing demand for five-component acellular pertussis (5-acP) antigen. Upon completion in 2021, the new building will also be equipped to produce the antigens used in the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines. Company sales by geographic region       (a) World excluding U.S., Canada, Western & Eastern Europe (except Eurasia), Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico
(b) India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
(c) Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Turkey
(d) Western Europe + Eastern Europe except Eurasia
(e) Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico
First-quarter sales in the U.S. were €2,198 million, a decrease of 8.2% reflecting the decline of Diabetes sales (down 26.6%) and generic competition for sevelamer which were partially offset by the performance of Dupixent® and the consolidation of Eloctate® and Alprolix® sales.First-quarter sales in Emerging Markets increased 8.3% to €2,467 million, driven by Established Rx Products (up 9.7%), Diabetes (up 17.7%), CHC (up 14.4%) and Rare Disease (up 20.8%) franchises. In Asia, first-quarter sales were up 9.3% to €1 billion, reflecting strong performance in China (up 13.6% to €641million) despite Pentaxim® local supply constraint. In Latin America, first-quarter sales increased 13.6% to €650 million driven by Brazil (up 12.2% to €301 million), Argentina and Mexico. CHC and Vaccines performances were particularly strong in Latin America in the first quarter with sales up 31.3% and 22.5%, respectively. In Africa and the Middle East, first-quarter sales were €491 million down 0.7% and up 4.0% excluding Maphar in Morocco (as part of its strategic objective to simplify the Company, Sanofi sold a controlling stake in Maphar at the end of Q2 2017 and therefore is no longer consolidating sales). First-quarter sales in the Eurasia region increased 11.0% to €290 million, supported by strong growth in Turkey. First-quarter sales in Russia were €139 million up 4.7%.First-quarter sales in Europe were €2,416 million, up 0.5% mainly driven by Vaccines (up 38.0%) and Rare Disease (up 7.4%) which offset lower sales in Established Rx Products (down 4.3%) and CHC (down 5.0%) sales.Sales in Japan decreased 7.6% to €445 million in the first quarter, impacted by generic Plavix® competition, together with lower sales of Aprovel® and Allegra®.R&D updateRegulatory updateRegulatory updates since February 7, 2018 include the following:In March, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) accepted for review the Marketing Authorization Application for cemiplimab (collaboration with Regeneron) for the treatment of patients with metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) or patients with locally advanced CSCC who are not candidates for surgery.In March, the EMA accepted for review an application for Dupixent® as an add-on maintenance treatment in certain adults and adolescents with inadequately controlled moderate-to-severe asthma. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also accepted for review the supplemental Biologics License Application of Dupixent® as an add-on maintenance treatment in certain adults and adolescents with moderate-to-severe asthma. Per the Prescription Drug User Fee Act, the target action date is October 20, 2018.In March, the EMA accepted for review Sanofi's regulatory submission for sotagliflozin (developed in partnership with Lexicon) for adults with type 1 diabetes. Sotagliflozin was also submitted in the U.S. for type 1 diabetes.At the end of April 2018, the R&D pipeline contained 74 projects including 37 new molecular entities in clinical development. 28 projects are in Phase 3 or have been submitted to the regulatory authorities for approval.Portfolio updatePhase 3:The fitusiran phase 3 ATLAS program was reinitiated and the first patient was dosed in the ATLAS-INH study which will assess the benefit of fitusiran in adults and adolescents with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors.In March, ODYSSEY OUTCOMES results were presented during a late-breaker session at the American College of Cardiology. This trial met its primary endpoint, showing Praluent® (alirocumab, collaboration with Regeneron) significantly reduced the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients who had suffered a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event. Praluent® was also associated with a lower risk of death overall, known as “all-cause mortality”(1), and there were also numerically fewer CHD deaths(2). In a pre-specified analysis, the patients with baseline LDL-C levels at or above 100 mg/dL experienced a more pronounced effect from Praluent®, reducing their risk of MACE by 24%(3). In a post-hoc analysis of this group, Praluent® was associated with a lower risk of death from any cause by 29%(4).BIVV009 entered into Sanofi's portfolio through the acquisition of Bioverativ. BIVV009 is being evaluated in Cold Agglutinin Disease, a rare blood disorder and the first patient was dosed in phase 3.Phase 2:The phase 2 proof of concept study evaluating the dual-agonist (SAR425899) in overweight and obese type 2 diabetic patients confirmed SAR425899 is a potent hypoglycemic agent and can induce significant weight loss. However, the gastrointestinal tolerability observed with the dose escalation regimen used in the study is not considered to be acceptable for clinical use. An additional study was initiated in the first quarter to explore alternative titration regimens to facilitate improved tolerability and adherence and is expected to read-out in 2018.SAR440340 (collaboration with Regeneron), a monoclonal antibody anti IL33, moved into phase 2 for the treatment of asthma.Alliances/CollaborationIn March, Evotec and Sanofi entered into exclusive negotiations for Evotec to accelerate infectious disease research and development through a new open innovation platform near Lyon in France.            
(1) HR=0.85; CI: 0.73-0.98, nominal p=0.026; (2) HR=0.92; CI: 0.76-1.11, p=0.38 ; (3) HR=0.76, CI: 0.65-0.87; (4) HR=0.71, CI: 0.56-0.90
2018 first-quarter financial results(14)Business Net Income(14)In the first quarter of 2018, Sanofi generated net sales of €7,898 million, a decrease of 8.7% (down 0.4% at CER).First-quarter other revenues decreased 8.4% (up 4.4% at CER) to €228 million, reflecting VaxServe sales contribution of non-Sanofi products of €169 million (up 12.7% at CER).First-quarter Gross Profit decreased 9.6% to €5,611 million (down 0.8% at CER). The gross margin ratio was 71.0% (71.5% at CER) versus 71.7% in the first quarter of 2017. The positive impact of business mix toward Specialty Care was more than offset by the negative U.S. Diabetes net price evolution, sevelamer generic competition, Pentaxim® supply constraint in China, and currency variations. In the first quarter of 2018, the gross margin ratio of segments were 74.3% for Pharmaceuticals (down 0.7 percentage points), 67.8% for CHC (down 0.2 percentage points) and 57.1% for Vaccines (down 1.4 percentage points). Sanofi expects its gross margin ratio to be between 70% and 71% at CER in 2018.Research and Development (R&D) expenses decreased 2.2% to €1,280 million in the first quarter of 2018. At CER, R&D expenses increased 4.5% mainly reflecting the spend on immuno-oncology programs and medical investment behind the immunology franchise, partially offset by the end of the Regeneron antibody discovery program.First-quarter selling general and administrative expenses (SG&A) decreased 6.9% to €2,310 million. At CER, SG&A expenses were up 1.0% reflecting investments in immunology, additional expenses in China and consolidation of Bioverativ's operating expenses from March 9, which were partially offset by lower Diabetes expenses in the U.S. General expenses decreased in the first quarter, driven by cost containment measures. In the first quarter, the ratio of SG&A to sales increased 0.5 percentage points to 29.2% compared to the first quarter of 2017.First-quarter other current operating income net of expenses was -€31 million versus €34 million in the first quarter of 2017 and included the share of profit to Regeneron of the monoclonal antibodies Alliance. In the first quarter of 2018, this line also included the Bioverativ acquisition-related fees.The share of profits from associates was €74 million in the first quarter versus €24 million for the same period of 2017 partly driven by the increased contribution of the share of profits in Regeneron.In the first quarter, non-controlling interests were -€30 million versus -€35 million in the first quarter of 2017.First-quarter business operating income decreased 16.5% to €2,034 million. At CER, business operating income decreased 6.5%. The ratio of business operating income to net sales decreased 2.4 percentage points to 25.8% versus the first quarter of 2017. Over the period, the business operating income ratio of segments were 37.5% for Pharmaceuticals (down 1.5 percentage points), 34.2% for CHC (down 1.2 percentage points) and 18.0% for Vaccines (down 2.8 percentage points).Net financial expenses were an income of €2 million in the first quarter versus -€63 million in the same period of 2017. In the first quarter of 2018, net financial expenses included a gain of €76 million related to the shareholding in Impact Biomedicines which was acquired by Celgene.The first-quarter effective tax rate was 22.0% compared to 24.5% in the first quarter of 2017 mainly reflecting the net positive impact of the U.S. tax reform and lower tax rates in different countries.First-quarter business net income(14) decreased 10.7% to €1,598 million and increased 0.4% at CER. The ratio of business net income to net sales decreased 0.5 percentage points to 20.2% versus the first quarter of 2017.(14) See Appendix 3 for 2018 first-quarter consolidated income statement; see Appendix 8 for definitions of financial indicators, and Appendix 4 for reconciliation of IFRS net income reported to business net income.Reconciliation of IFRS net income reported to business net income (see Appendix 4)In the first quarter of 2018, the IFRS net income was €1,016 million. The main items excluded from the business net income were:An amortization charge of €458 million related to fair value remeasurement on intangible assets of acquired companies (primarily Aventis: €73 million, Genzyme: €194 million, BI CHC business: €60 million and Bioverativ: €37 million) and to acquired intangible assets (licenses/products: €33 million). These items have no cash impact on the Company.
 
A charge of €56 million mainly reflecting a decrease of Bayer contingent considerations linked to Lemtrada® (a charge of €14 million) and fair value adjustment of contingent consideration linked to Sanofi Pasteur MSD termination (a charge of €33 million).
 
Restructuring costs and similar items of €191 million mainly related to streamlining initiatives in the U.S. and Japan.
 
A €185 million tax effect arising from the items listed above, mainly comprising €122 million of deferred taxes generated by amortization and impairments of intangible assets, and €52 million associated with restructuring costs and similar items (see Appendix 4).
 
A €66 million tax effect arising mainly from the U.S. tax reform.
 
An income of €44 million net of tax related to restructuring costs of associates and joint ventures, and expenses arising from the impact of acquisitions on associates and joint ventures.Capital AllocationIn the first quarter of 2018, net cash generated by operating activities was €915 million after capital expenditures of €332 million and an increase in working capital of €445 million. This net cash flow funded restructuring costs and similar items (€170 million) and share repurchases (€603 million). Over the period, acquisitions and partnerships net of disposals were €8,888 million (including €8,979 million related to Bioverativ). As a consequence, net debt increased from €5,229 million at December 31, 2017, to €14,142 million at March 31, 2018 (amount net of € 12,799 million cash and cash equivalents).Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives, intentions and expectations with respect to future financial results, events, operations, services, product development and potential, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words “expects”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “plans” and similar expressions. Although Sanofi's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sanofi, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, future clinical data and analysis, including post marketing, decisions by regulatory authorities, such as the FDA or the EMA, regarding whether and when to approve any drug, device or biological application that may be filed for any such product candidates as well as their decisions regarding labelling and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of such product candidates, the absence of guarantee that the product candidates if approved will be commercially successful, the future approval and commercial success of therapeutic alternatives, Sanofi's ability to benefit from external growth opportunities, to complete related transactions, and/or obtain regulatory clearances, risks associated with intellectual property and any related pending or future litigation and the  ultimate outcome of such litigation,  trends in exchange rates and prevailing interest rates, volatile economic conditions, the impact of cost containment initiatives and subsequent changes thereto, the average number of shares outstanding as well as those discussed or identified in the public filings with the SEC and the AMF made by Sanofi, including those listed under “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in Sanofi's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2017. Other than as required by applicable law, Sanofi does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.AppendicesList of appendicesAppendix 1: 2018 first-quarter net sales by GBU, franchise, geographic region and productAppendix 2: Business net income statement
Appendix 3: Consolidated income statements
Appendix 4: Reconciliation of Net income attributable to equity holders of Sanofi to Business net income(1)  2017 restated using the new revenue recognition standard IFRS15, effective January 1, 2018.
(2)  Of which related to amortization expense generated by the remeasurement of intangible assets as part of business combinations: €425 million in the first quarter of 2018 and €466 million in the first quarter of 2017.
(3)  In 2018, separation costs for the European Generics business divestiture.
(4)  In 2018, mainly due to US tax reform.
(5)  In 2017, net gain resulting from the divestment of the Animal Health business presented separately in accordance with IFRS 5, Non current assets held-for-sale and discontinued operations.
(6)  Based on an average number of shares outstanding of 1,248.2 million in the first quarter of 2018 and 1,262.4 million in the first quarter of 2017.
Appendix 5 : currency sensitivity2018 Business EPS currency sensitivityCurrency exposure on Q1 2018 salesCurrency average ratesAppendix 6: R&D PipelineO : Opt-in rights products for which rights have not been exercised yet
R : Registration Study (other than Phase 3)
New Molecular Entities(*)
Additional Indications(*)
Expected Submission Timeline(1)


Pipeline Movements Since Q4 2017(1)    Recombinant Coagulation Factor VIII Fc – von Willebrand Factor – XTEN Fusion protein
(2)    Also known as SAR439684 and REGN2810
(3)    In March 2018 Sanofi Genzyme declined its opt-in for the development and commercialization of lumasiran (ALN-GO1)
(**)    Partnered and/or in collaboration – Sanofi may have limited or shared rights on some of these products

Appendix 7: Expected R&D milestones
Appendix 8: Definitions of non-GAAP financial indicatorsCompany“Company” corresponds to Sanofi and its subsidiariesCompany sales at constant exchange rates (CER)When we refer to changes in our net sales “at constant exchange rates” (CER), this means that we exclude the effect of changes in exchange rates.We eliminate the effect of exchange rates by recalculating net sales for the relevant period at the exchange rates used for the previous period.Reconciliation of net sales to Company sales at constant exchange rates for the first quarter 2018Business net incomeSanofi publishes a key non-GAAP indicator.
Business net income is defined as net income attributable to equity holders of Sanofi excluding:
amortization of intangible assets,impairment of intangible assets,fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration related to business combinations or to disposals,other impacts associated with acquisitions (including impacts of acquisitions on associates and joint ventures),restructuring costs and similar items(1),other gains and losses (including gains and losses on disposals of non-current assets(1)),costs or provisions associated with litigation(1),tax effects related to the items listed above as well as effects of major tax disputes,net income attributable to non-controlling interests related to the items listed above,(1)   Reported in the line items Restructuring costs and similar items and Gains and losses on disposals, and litigation, which are defined in Note B.20. to our consolidated financial statements.AttachmentQ1 2018 Results.pdf

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