Gilead Sciences is expected to report Q3 earnings today after the close with a conference call to follow at 4:30 pm ET the same day.

Capital IQ Consensus calls for EPS of $2.84 & a revenue decline of 12.5% to $7.44 bln, compared to EPS of $3.22 on revenue of $8.51 bln in the same quarter last year.

FY16 guidance

  • Co updated guidance for FY16 in their Q2 earnings release.
    • Lowered net product sales to between $29.5-30.5 bln from $30-31 bln; reaffirmed adj gross margin between 88-90%.


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Gilead Sciences misses by $0.09, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY16 (Dec) revs in-line

  • Reports Q3 (Sep) earnings of $2.75 per share, $0.09 worse than the Capital IQ Consensus of $2.84.
    • Antiviral product sales, which include primarily products in Gilead's HIV and liver disease areas, were $6.8 billion for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $7.7 billion for the same period in 2015.
      • HIV and other antiviral product sales were $3.5 billion compared to $2.9 billion for the same period in 2015.
      • HCV product sales, which consist of Harvoni (ledipasvir 90 mg/sofosbuvir 400 mg), Sovaldi (sofosbuvir 400 mg) and Epclusa (sofosbuvir 400 mg/velpatasvir 100 mg), were $3.3 billion compared to $4.8 billion for the same period in 2015.
    • Other product sales, which include Letairis (ambrisentan), Ranexa (ranolazine) and AmBisome (amphotericin B liposome for injection), were $564 million for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $509 million for the same period in 2015.
  • Co reaffirms guidance for FY16 (Dec), sees FY16 (Dec) revs of 29.5-30.5 vs. $30.38 bln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.

GILD notes they have seen 'strong adoption' of TAF-based regimens where they received reimbursement

  • In the US, of the nearly 840k people on antiretroviral therapy, 80% receive a Gilead regiment

Anticipated Milestones:

  • Achieve 48-week endpoint in Phase 3 studies in treatment-naïve and switch patients
  • Complete Phase 1 study in HIV cure.
  • Complete enrollment of Phase 2 study in HCM
  • Complete Phase 3 study in LQT-3 syndrome
  • Complete Phase 2 study in HCM
  • Complete Phase 2 study in ebola virus disease