Pfizer, one of the pandemic’s pharma company stars due to the COVID-19 vaccine developed with BioNTech, reported better-than-expected Q1 2021 figures
The company reported an adjusted EPS of 93 cents, ahead of the 77 cents consensus. At the same time, Wall Street was looking for $13.51 billion in revenue, but the actual figures came in at $ $14.58 billion. Moreover, revenue from oncology, internal medicine, hospital, and rare disease units increased by double digits in the past three months. Its immunology and inflammation unit generated approximately $1 billion in sales – a 9% increase compared to what in reported during the same time last year.
Along with the financial report came the news that it plans to file for full US approval of its COVID-19 vaccine at the end of May. If Pfizer receives FDA’s approval, it will sell the vaccine shot directly to consumers. Moreover, the company expects to apply for a EUA (Emergency Use Authorization) for a booster shot that potentially could protect people against virus’ new variants during the second half of July. In September and November, it will apply for authorization for the vaccine used on toddlers, younger children, and infants, respectively.
For the future, Pfizer expects its full-year sales to reach $26 billion from the vaccine, revising upwards of its previous $15 billion forecast. During Q1, it had sales of $3.5 billion. By the end of July, it plans to deliver 300 million doses.
After the news hit the wires, Pfizer stock price went up 1.4%.
Sources: cnbc.com, reuters.com