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 Pfizer Reports Second-Quarter 2017 Results
   Tuesday, August 01, 2017 6:45:02 AM ET

--Second-Quarter 2017 Reported Diluted EPS(1) of $0.51, Adjusted Diluted EPS(2) of $0.67

--Raised Midpoint of 2017 Adjusted Diluted EPS(2) Guidance Range by $0.02 to a Range of $2.54 to $2.60; Reaffirmed 2017 Revenue Guidance Range of $52.0 to $54.0 Billion

Pfizer Inc. (PFE ) reported financial results for second-quarter 2017, increased the midpoint of its 2017 financial guidance range for Adjusted diluted EPS(2) and reaffirmed its 2017 financial guidance range for Revenues.

Results for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 and 2016(3) are summarized below.

($ in millions, except                                                    Second-Quarter                                                                                                      Six Months
per share amounts)
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                                                          2017                            2016                Change                                                        2017                            2016                Change
                                             -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- --------                                          -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- --------
Revenues                                     $   12,896   $   13,147    (2 %)                                            $   25,675   $   26,152    (2 %)
Reported Net Income(1)                                               3,073                                              2,047                       50 %                                                                     6,194                                              5,085                       22 %
Reported Diluted EPS(1)                                               0.51                                               0.33                       53 %                                                                      1.02                                               0.82                       24 %
Adjusted Income(2)                                                   4,063                                              3,929                        3 %                                                                     8,255                                              8,105                        2 %
Adjusted Diluted EPS(2)                                               0.67                                               0.64                        5 %                                                                      1.36                                               1.31                        4 %
($ in millions)                                                                                         Second-Quarter                                                                                                                                                                 Six Months
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                        2017       2016                                         % Change                                                                                  2017       2016                              % Change
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                                                                    Total                                         Oper.                                                               Total
                     -------------------- ------ ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------                         -------------------- -------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------- ------                      -------------------- ------
Innovative Health                       $  7,671                                         $  7,105                                   8 %                        9 %                                                                                 $ 15,086                                         $ 14,139                                   7 %             8 %
Essential Health        5,226      6,042              (14 %)                     (12 %)                                                               10,590     12,013              (12 %)          (10 %)
                     -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------- --- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------                                           -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------- -- -------------------- ---------- ---------
    Total Company                       $ 12,896                      $ 13,147               (2 %)          --                                                                $ 25,675                      $ 26,152               (2 %)           (1 %)
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Excluding HIS revenues from all periods:
Total Company                           $ 12,896                                         $ 12,852                      --                                             2 %                                                                                 $ 25,578                                         $ 25,553                      --                                  1 %
    Essential Health                       5,226                                            5,746                                  (9 %)                                         (7 %)                                                                                  10,493                                           11,414                                  (8 %)                              (6 %)

Acquisitions and divestitures completed in 2016 and the first six months of 2017 impacted financial results in the periods presented.(4) Some amounts in this press release may not add due to rounding. All percentages have been calculated using unrounded amounts. References to operational variances pertain to period-over-period growth rates that exclude the impact of foreign exchange.(5)


The midpoint of the guidance range for Adjusted diluted EPS(2) was increased by $0.02 to an updated range of $2.54 to $2.60, reflecting a $300 million increase to the guidance for Adjusted Other (Income)/Deductions(2) due to lower-than-forecasted net interest expense as well as higher-than-forecasted royalty income from certain products and dividend income from ViiV Healthcare Ltd. (ViiV).

Additionally, the updated financial guidance absorbs $75 million of Adjusted research and development expenses(2) that were recorded in second-quarter 2017 resulting from our May 2017 agreement with Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (Sangamo) to develop and commercialize gene therapy programs for Hemophilia A.

Pfizer’s updated 2017 financial guidance is presented below:

Revenues                                                                                          $52.0 to $54.0 billion
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
Adjusted Cost of Sales(2) as a Percentage of Revenues                                                 20.0% to 21.0%
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
Adjusted SI&A Expenses(2)                                                                         $13.7 to $14.7 billion
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
Adjusted R&D Expenses(2)                                                                           $7.5 to $8.0 billion
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
Adjusted Other (Income)/Deductions(2)                                                      Approximately $200 million of income
                                                         (previously approximately $100 million of deductions)
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -----------------------------------------------------
Effective Tax Rate on Adjusted Income(2)                                                            Approximately 23.0%
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- ----------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------
Adjusted Diluted EPS(2)                                                                                                                     $2.54 to $2.60
                                                                      (previously $2.50 to $2.60)
----------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -----------------------------------------------------


-- During the first six months of 2017, Pfizer returned $8.9 billion directly to shareholders, through a combination of: -- $3.9 billion of dividend payments, composed of $0.32 per share of common stock in each of the first and second quarters of 2017; and

-- a $5.0 billion accelerated share repurchase agreement executed in February 2017 and completed in May 2017, which resulted in a reduction of approximately 150 million shares of Pfizer’s outstanding common stock.

-- As of August 1, 2017, Pfizer’s remaining share repurchase authorization was approximately $6.4 billion.


Ian Read, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "I am pleased with our second-quarter 2017 results and our year-to-date performance is in line with our expectations. Revenues for the quarter increased 2% operationally, excluding the unfavorable impacts of the HIS divestiture and foreign exchange. Innovative Health revenues grew 9% operationally, driven by the performance of our key growth drivers, notably Ibrance, Eliquis, Xeljanz and Xtandi. While Essential Health revenues for the quarter declined 12% operationally primarily due to continued headwinds from products that recently lost marketing exclusivity, we had solid operational growth in emerging markets and in biosimilars. I believe the continued strength from both businesses’ key growth drivers positions the Company for long-term success.

"We have a strong pipeline with a steady flow of scientific innovation coming from all of our key therapeutic areas. Over the next five years, we project the potential for approximately 25 to 30 approvals of which up to 15 have the potential to be blockbusters, and we believe half of these potential blockbusters could receive approval by 2020. Our strategy remains focused on maximizing in-market opportunities while continuing to advance the pipeline and managing our cost structure to deliver attractive financial performance over time," Mr. Read concluded.

Frank D’Amelio, Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Today we raised the midpoint of our Adjusted diluted EPS(2) guidance range by $0.02 to a range of $2.54 to $2.60 to reflect a $300 million increase to the guidance for Adjusted Other (Income)/Deductions(2) as well as our strong operational performance to date and confidence in the business going forward. The midpoint of our new guidance range for Adjusted diluted EPS(2) represents 7% growth compared with last year."

QUARTERLY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Second-Quarter 2017 vs. Second-Quarter 2016)

Second-quarter 2017 revenues totaled $12.9 billion, a decline of $251 million, or 2% compared to the prior-year quarter, reflecting a slight operational decline of $48 million and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange of $202 million, or 2%.

Excluding the revenues for HIS in both periods and the unfavorable impact of foreign exchange, second-quarter 2017 revenues increased by $248 million, or 2%. Second-quarter 2017 revenues excluding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures completed in 2016 and the first six months of 2017 were flat operationally compared to second-quarter 2016.

Innovative Health Highlights

-- IH revenues increased 9% operationally in second-quarter 2017, driven by continued growth from key brands including Ibrance and Eliquis globally, the addition of Xtandi revenues in the U.S. resulting from the September 2016 acquisition of Medivation, as well as Xeljanz and Lyrica, both primarily in the U.S. Global Ibrance revenues increased 67% operationally while global operational revenue growth for Eliquis and Xeljanz was 52% and 56%, respectively.

-- Second-quarter 2017 operational growth was negatively impacted by lower revenues for Enbrel in most developed Europe markets, primarily due to continued biosimilar competition.

-- Global Prevnar 13/Prevenar 13 revenues declined 7% operationally in second-quarter 2017. In the U.S., Prevnar 13 revenues decreased 16%, primarily due to the unfavorable timing of government purchases for the pediatric indication and the continued decline in revenues for the Adult indication due to a smaller remaining "catch up" opportunity compared to the prior-year quarter. Prevenar 13 revenues in international markets increased 8% operationally, primarily due to the favorable timing of government purchases in certain emerging markets for the pediatric indication.

Essential Health Highlights

-- Second-quarter 2017 EH revenues declined 12% operationally, of which 5% operationally was due to the February 2017 divestiture of HIS. Second-quarter 2017 EH revenues were also negatively impacted by a 27% operational decline from Peri-LOE Products, including declines in Pristiq in the U.S., which lost marketing exclusivity in the U.S. in March 2017, as well as Vfend and Lyrica, both in developed Europe, and a 3% operational decline from Legacy Established Products (LEP). These declines were partially offset by 60% operational growth from Biosimilars, primarily driven by Inflectra in certain developed Europe markets and in the U.S.

-- Developed markets revenues declined 18% operationally, of which 5% operationally was due to the February 2017 divestiture of HIS. EH developed markets revenues were also negatively impacted by a 40% operational decline from Peri-LOE Products and a 9% operational decline from the LEP portfolio, partially offset by 63% operational growth from Biosimilars.

-- Revenues in emerging markets grew 5% operationally, primarily driven by 7% operational growth from the LEP portfolio and 10% operational growth from the SIP portfolio. Excluding HIS from both periods, EH revenues in emerging markets grew 6% operationally.

GAAP Reported(1) Income Statement Highlights

($ in millions)                                                                                                                                     Second-Quarter                                                                                                                                                                                        Six Months
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                                                                                    2017                         2016                                                       % Change                                                                            2017                          2016                                                            % Change
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                                                                                                                                                     Oper.                                                           Total                                            Oper.
                                                                                 -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------------                        -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------
Cost of Sales(1)                                                                                    $ 2,663                                         $ 3,174                                           (16 %)                    (10 %)                                                                                $  5,134                                         $  6,026                                                      (15 %)                            (11 %)
  Percent of Revenues                                                                                  20.7 %                                          24.1 %                                           N/A                                           N/A                                                                                    20.0 %                                           23.0 %                                                          N/A                                              N/A
SI&A Expenses(1)                                                                                      3,425                                           3,471                                            (1 %)                            --                                                                                      6,733                                            6,856                                                       (2 %)                                                (1 %)
R&D Expenses(1)                                                                    1,780     1,748       2 %                       3 %                                                                 3,487      3,478     --              1 %
                                                                                 -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------- --- -- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------                                           -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------
Total                                                                                               $ 7,868                      $ 8,392      (6 %)                     (3 %)                                                                                $ 15,354                      $ 16,359                 (6 %)                             (4 %)
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Other (Income)/Deductions--net(1)                                            ($66 )                                       $ 1,068                                              *                                             *                                                                                     ($68 )                                       $  1,398                                                             *                                                *
Effective Tax Rate on Reported Income(1)                                                               19.4 %                                          14.4                    %                                                                                                                                                             20.1 %                                           14.4                    %
* Indicates calculation not meaningful.

Adjusted(2) Income Statement Highlights

($ in millions)                                                                                                                                              Second-Quarter                                                                                                                                                                                        Six Months
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                                                                                             2017                         2016                                                       % Change                                                                            2017                          2016                                                            % Change
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                                                                                                                                                              Oper.                                                           Total                                            Oper.
                                                                                          -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------------                        -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------
Adjusted Cost of Sales(2)                                                                                    $ 2,595                                         $ 3,062                                           (15 %)                     (9 %)                                                                                $  5,029                                         $  5,627                                                      (11 %)                             (7 %)
  Percent of Revenues                                                                                           20.1 %                                          23.3 %                                           N/A                                           N/A                                                                                    19.6 %                                           21.5 %                                                          N/A                                              N/A
Adjusted SI&A Expenses(2)                                                                                      3,385                                           3,443                                            (2 %)                            --                                                                                      6,673                                            6,811                                                       (2 %)                                                (1 %)
Adjusted R&D Expenses(2)                                                                    1,771     1,740       2 %                       2 %                                                                 3,476      3,463     --              1 %
                                                                                          -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------- ----- -------------------- -------------------- --- -- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------                                           -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- ------ -------------------- -------------------- -------------- -------------------- -------------------- ---------- ---------
Total                                                                                                        $ 7,750                      $ 8,246      (6 %)                     (3 %)                                                                                $ 15,178                      $ 15,901                 (5 %)                             (3 %)
                                                                                          ==================== ===== ==================== ==================== ===== ==================== ==================== === == ==================== ==================== ====================                                           ==================== ====== ==================== ==================== ====== ==================== ==================== ============== ==================== ==================== ========== =========
Adjusted Other (Income)/Deductions--net(2)                                           ($170 )                                         ($230 )                                         (26 %)                                       (43 %)                                                                                   ($258 )                                          ($380 )                                                    (32 %)                                               (51 %)
Effective Tax Rate on Adjusted Income(2)                                                                        22.9                    %                       22.7                    %                                                                                                                                                             22.6 %                                           23.1                    %

The diluted weighted-average shares outstanding used to calculate Reported(1) and Adjusted(2) diluted EPS declined by 112 million shares compared to the prior-year quarter due to Pfizer’s share repurchase program, reflecting the impact of a $5 billion accelerated share repurchase agreement executed in March 2016 and completed in June 2016 and another $5 billion accelerated share repurchase agreement executed in February 2017 and completed in May 2017.

A full reconciliation of Reported(1) to Adjusted(2) financial measures and associated footnotes can be found starting on page 18 of the press release located at the hyperlink below.


Product Developments

-- Bavencio (avelumab) -- In July 2017, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany (Merck KGaA) and Pfizer announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended the approval of avelumab as a monotherapy for the treatment of adult patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (mMCC), a rare and aggressive skin cancer. The European Commission (EC) will now review the CHMP’s recommendation, with a decision expected in the third quarter of 2017. Bavencio was previously granted accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 12 years and older with mMCC based on tumor response and duration of response. Continued FDA approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

-- In May 2017, EMD Serono Inc., the biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA in the U.S. and Canada, and Pfizer announced that the FDA approved Bavencio for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma who have disease progression during or following platinum-containing chemotherapy, or who have disease progression within 12 months of neoadjuvant or adjuvant treatment with platinum-containing chemotherapy. This indication was approved under accelerated approval based on tumor response and duration of response. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

-- Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) -- In June 2017, Pfizer announced that the EC approved Besponsa as monotherapy for the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory CD22-positive B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This indication includes treatment of adults with Philadelphia chromosome positive (Ph+) as well as Philadelphia chromosome negative (Ph-) relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor ALL. Adults with Ph+ relapsed or refractory CD22-positive B-cell precursor ALL should have failed treatment with at least one tyrosine kinase inhibitor. With this approval, Besponsa became the first and only antibody drug conjugate (ADC) available for patients with this type of leukemia in the European Union (EU). In the U.S., Besponsa received Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA in October 2015 for ALL. A Biologics License Application (BLA) for Besponsa for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor ALL was accepted for filing and granted Priority Review by the FDA in February 2017. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date for a decision by the FDA is in August 2017.

-- Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) -- In July 2017, Pfizer announced that the FDA’s Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 6-1 that Mylotarg in combination with chemotherapy has a favorable risk-benefit profile for patients with newly-diagnosed CD33-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The role of the ODAC is to provide recommendations to the FDA. The PDUFA goal date for a decision by the FDA is in September 2017.

-- Retacrit (proposed epoetin alpha biosimilar) -- In June 2017, Pfizer announced that it received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the FDA regarding the Company’s BLA for its proposed epoetin alfa biosimilar. This CRL relates to matters noted in a Warning Letter issued in February 2017 following a routine FDA inspection of Pfizer’s manufacturing facility in McPherson, Kansas in 2016. This facility was listed as the potential manufacturing site in the BLA for the proposed epoetin alfa biosimilar. The issues noted in the Warning Letter do not relate specifically to the manufacture of epoetin alfa. No additional clinical data was requested in the CRL. An ODAC voted in May 2017 to recommend this proposed biosimilar for approval.

-- Sutent (sunitinib malate) -- In May 2017, Pfizer announced that a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Sutent was accepted for filing by the FDA. If approved, the sNDA would expand the approved use of Sutent to include use as an adjuvant treatment in adult patients at high risk of recurrent renal cell carcinoma (RCC) following nephrectomy (surgical removal of the cancer-containing kidney). In addition, the EMA has validated for review a Type II Variation application for Sutent in the same patient population. The PDUFA goal date for a decision by the FDA is in January 2018.

-- Trumenba (Meningococcal Serogroup B Bivalent Recombinant Lipoprotein vaccine) -- In May 2017, Pfizer announced that the EC approved Trumenba for the prevention of invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B in individuals 10 years of age and older.

-- Vyndaqel (tafamidis) -- In June 2017, Pfizer announced that the FDA granted Fast Track designation to tafamidis, the Company’s investigational treatment for transthyretin cardiomyopathy (TTR-CM). This rare disease is associated with progressive heart failure and is universally fatal. Currently in Phase 3 clinical development for TTR-CM, tafamidis is being evaluated for its potential to reduce mortality and cardiovascular-related hospitalizations. The FDA’s Fast Track approach is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of new drugs and vaccines intended to treat or prevent serious conditions and address an unmet medical need. Vyndaqel was first approved in 2011 in the EU for the treatment of transthyretin familial amyloid polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP) in adult patients with early-stage symptomatic polyneuropathy to delay peripheral neurologic impairment and is currently approved for TTR-FAP in 40 countries. Pfizer received a CRL from the FDA on its application to approve tafamidis for TTR-FAP in 2012; tafamidis is not approved in the U.S.

-- Xeljanz (tofacitinib citrate) -- In July 2017, Pfizer announced that the FDA accepted for review a sNDA for Xeljanz for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. The PDUFA goal date for a decision by the FDA is in March 2018.

-- In May 2017, Pfizer announced that the FDA accepted for review a sNDA for Xeljanz 5 mg twice daily for the treatment of adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA). A separate sNDA was also accepted for Xeljanz XR extended release 11 mg once daily use in PsA. The PDUFA goal date for a decision by the FDA is in December 2017. The FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on August 3, 2017 to discuss the efficacy and safety data as well as benefit-risk considerations for these sNDAs.

-- Xtandi (enzalutamide) -- In June 2017, Astellas Pharma Inc. (Astellas) and Pfizer announced the amendment of the protocol for the registrational PROSPER trial, a multi-national, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Xtandi in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). The primary endpoint of the PROSPER trial remains the same: metastasis-free survival. The main purpose of the amendment is to revise the plan for the analyses of the primary and several secondary endpoints, which allows for a reduction in the target sample size to approximately 1,440 from 1,560 patients. The companies now anticipate PROSPER top-line results will be disclosed later this year. Previously the expected primary completion date for PROSPER was June 2019. Xtandi is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of patients with metastatic CRPC.

Pipeline Developments

A comprehensive update of Pfizer’s development pipeline was published today and is now available at It includes an overview of Pfizer’s research and a list of compounds in development with targeted indication and phase of development, as well as mechanism of action for some candidates in Phase 1 and all candidates from Phase 2 through registration.

-- Ertugliflozin (PF-04971729) -- In June 2017, Merck, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada, in partnership with Pfizer, announced that two Phase 3 studies (VERTIS MET and VERTIS SITA) of ertugliflozin, an investigational oral SGLT-2 inhibitor in development to help improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, met their primary endpoints. In the studies, both doses of ertugliflozin tested (5 mg and 15 mg daily) achieved statistically significant reductions in A1C, a measure of average blood glucose over a two- to three-month timeframe, when added to metformin or in initial co-administration with sitagliptin. The results of these studies, along with 52-week extension data from three other studies in the VERTIS clinical development program of ertugliflozin, were presented at the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

-- PF-06439535 (proposed biosimilar bevacizumab) -- In July 2017, Pfizer announced that the REFLECTIONS B7391003 study, a comparative, confirmatory safety and efficacy study of PF-06439535 versus Avastin(R)(7) (bevacizumab), met its primary endpoint, demonstrating equivalence of objective response rate of PF-06439535 versus Avastin(R)(7), both taken in combination with carboplatin/paclitaxel, for the first line treatment of patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

-- Talazoparib (MDV3800) -- In June 2017, Pfizer announced Phase 2 data showing that its investigational, dual-mechanism poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, talazoparib, demonstrated anti-tumor activity in patients with germline (inherited) BRCA1/2-positive (gBRCA+) advanced breast cancer. Results from the Phase 2 ABRAZO trial were presented during an oral session at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). ABRAZO is an open-label Phase 2, two-stage, single arm, parallel cohort study that investigated the clinical efficacy and safety of single-agent talazoparib in 83 evaluable, heavily pretreated gBRCA+ advanced breast cancer patients. The primary endpoint was objective response rate (ORR) by independent radiology review. Cohort 1 consisted of 49 patients who previously responded to platinum-based chemotherapy and subsequently developed disease progression. A 21% ORR (95% CI: 10-35) was observed in this group of patients. Cohort 2 consisted of 35 patients who developed disease progression following at least three lines of non-platinum-based therapy. This group of patients had a 37% ORR (95% CI: 22-55). Talazoparib is also being assessed in the open-label Phase 3 randomized, parallel, two-arm EMBRACA trial. EMBRACA is evaluating talazoparib vs. protocol-specific physician’s choice of chemotherapy in patients with advanced and/or metastatic gBRCA+ breast cancer who have received zero to three prior chemotherapy regimens for advanced disease. The EMBRACA trial has completed enrollment and top-line results are expected by January 2018.

-- Tanezumab (PF-4383119) -- In June 2017, Pfizer and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) announced that the FDA granted Fast Track designation for tanezumab for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. Tanezumab is an investigational humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively targets, binds to and inhibits nerve growth factor (NGF). It is the first and only NGF inhibitor to receive Fast Track designation. In 2013, Pfizer and Lilly entered into a worldwide co-development and co-commercialization agreement for the advancement of tanezumab.

Corporate Developments

-- In July 2017, Pfizer and Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (Basilea) completed a licensing agreement whereby Pfizer obtained the exclusive commercialization rights in Europe to Cresemba (isavuconazole), a novel anti-fungal treatment for adult patients with diagnosed invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis, two serious infections associated with high morbidity and mortality among immunocompromised patients. Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer will have exclusive rights to distribute and commercialize Cresemba in Europe, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, where it is currently available. These rights do not extend to the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland). In addition, Pfizer will be responsible for additional Cresemba launches, predominantly in Europe, which are expected throughout 2017 and 2018. Basilea will remain the marketing authorization holder for the EU.

-- In May 2017, Sangamo and Pfizer announced an exclusive, global collaboration and license agreement for the development and commercialization of gene therapy programs for Hemophilia A, including SB-525, one of Sangamo’s four lead product candidates. Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer recorded $75 million in research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2017, which included an upfront payment of $70 million to Sangamo. Sangamo will be responsible for conducting the SB-525 Phase 1/2 clinical study and certain manufacturing activities. Pfizer will be operationally and financially responsible for subsequent research, development, manufacturing and commercialization activities for SB-525 and additional products, if any. Sangamo is eligible to receive potential milestone payments of up to $475 million, including up to $300 million for the development and commercialization of SB-525 and up to $175 million for additional Hemophilia A gene therapy product candidates that may be developed under the agreement. Sangamo will also receive tiered double-digit royalties on net sales. Additionally, Sangamo will be collaborating with Pfizer on manufacturing and technical operations utilizing viral delivery vectors.

-- Pfizer announced in February 2017 that it had entered into an accelerated share repurchase agreement with Citibank N.A. (Citibank) to repurchase $5 billion of Pfizer’s common stock. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, on February 6, 2017, Pfizer paid $5 billion to Citibank and received an initial delivery of approximately 126 million shares of Pfizer common stock from Citibank. Upon settlement of the agreement in May 2017 and pursuant to the agreement’s settlement terms, Citibank delivered approximately 24 million additional shares of Pfizer common stock to Pfizer. After giving effect to the accelerated share repurchase agreement, Pfizer’s remaining share-purchase authorization was approximately $6.4 billion as of August 1, 2017.

Please find Pfizer’s press release and associated financial tables, including reconciliations of certain GAAP reported to non-GAAP adjusted information, at the following hyperlink:

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For additional details, see the associated financial schedules and product revenue tables attached to the press release located at the hyperlink referred to above and the attached disclosure notice.

(1)   Revenues is defined as revenues in accordance with U.S. generally
                         accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Reported net income is
                         defined as net income attributable to Pfizer Inc. in accordance
                         with U.S. GAAP. Reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) is
                         defined as reported diluted EPS attributable to Pfizer Inc. common
                         shareholders in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
(2)                      Adjusted income and its components and Adjusted diluted EPS are
                         defined as reported U.S. GAAP net income(1) and its
                         components and reported diluted EPS(1) excluding
                         purchase accounting adjustments, acquisition-related costs,
                         discontinued operations and certain significant items (some of
                         which may recur, such as restructuring or legal charges, but which
                         management does not believe are reflective of ongoing core
                         operations). Adjusted cost of sales, Adjusted selling,
                         informational and administrative (SI&A) expenses, Adjusted
                         research and development (R&D) expenses and Adjusted other
                         (income)/deductions are income statement line items prepared on
                         the same basis as, and therefore components of, the overall
                         Adjusted income measure. As described in the "Management’s
                         Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
                         Operations--Non-GAAP Financial Measure (Adjusted Income)" section
                         of Pfizer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter
                         ended April 2, 2017, management uses Adjusted income, among other
                         factors, to set performance goals and to measure the performance
                         of the overall company. Because Adjusted income is an important
                         internal measurement for Pfizer, management believes that
                         investors’ understanding of our performance is enhanced by
                         disclosing this performance measure. Pfizer reports Adjusted
                         income, certain components of Adjusted income, and Adjusted
                         diluted EPS in order to portray the results of the Company’s major
                         operations--the discovery, development, manufacture, marketing and
                         sale of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare
                         (OTC) products--prior to considering certain income statement
                         elements. See the accompanying reconciliations of certain GAAP
                         Reported to Non-GAAP Adjusted information for the second quarter
                         and first six months of 2017 and 2016. The Adjusted income and its
                         components and Adjusted diluted EPS measures are not, and should
                         not be viewed as, substitutes for U.S. GAAP net income and its
                         components and diluted EPS.
(3)                      Pfizer’s fiscal year-end for international subsidiaries is
                         November 30 while Pfizer’s fiscal year-end for U.S. subsidiaries
                         is December 31. Therefore, Pfizer’s second quarter and first six
                         months for U.S. subsidiaries reflect the three and six months
                         ending on July 2, 2017 and July 3, 2016 while Pfizer’s second
                         quarter and first six months for subsidiaries operating outside
                         the U.S. reflect the three and six months ending on May 28, 2017
                         and May 29, 2016.
(4)                      The following acquisitions and divestitures impacted financial
                         results for the periods presented:

-- On June 24, 2016, Pfizer acquired Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Anacor). Therefore, financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 reflect legacy Anacor operations.

-- On September 28, 2016, Pfizer acquired Medivation, Inc. (Medivation). Therefore, financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 reflect legacy Medivation operations.

-- On December 22, 2016, Pfizer completed the acquisition of the development and commercialization rights to AstraZeneca’s small molecule anti-infective business, primarily outside the U.S. Therefore, financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2017 reflect contributions from certain legacy AstraZeneca products.

-- On February 3, 2017, Pfizer completed the sale of its global infusion therapy net assets, Hospira Infusion Systems (HIS). Therefore, financial results for second-quarter 2017 do not reflect any contribution from legacy HIS operations while the first six months of 2017 reflect approximately one month of legacy HIS domestic operations and approximately two months of legacy HIS international operations.(3) Financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2016 reflect three and six months of legacy HIS global operations, respectively.

(5)   References to operational variances in this press release pertain
                         to period-over-period growth rates that exclude the impact of
                         foreign exchange. The operational variances are determined by
                         multiplying or dividing, as appropriate, the current period U.S.
                         dollar results by the current period average foreign exchange
                         rates and then multiplying or dividing, as appropriate, those
                         amounts by the prior-year period average foreign exchange rates.
                         Although exchange rate changes are part of Pfizer’s business, they
                         are not within Pfizer’s control. Exchange rate changes, however,
                         can mask positive or negative trends in the business; therefore,
                         Pfizer believes presenting operational variances provides useful
                         information in evaluating the results of its business.
(6)                      The 2017 financial guidance reflects the following:

-- Pfizer does not provide guidance for GAAP Reported financial measures (other than Revenues) or a reconciliation of forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP Reported financial measures on a forward-looking basis because it is unable to predict with reasonable certainty the ultimate outcome of pending litigation, unusual gains and losses, acquisition-related expenses and potential future asset impairments without unreasonable effort. These items are uncertain, depend on various factors, and could have a material impact on GAAP Reported results for the guidance period.

-- Does not assume the completion of any business development transactions not completed as of July 2, 2017, including any one-time upfront payments associated with such transactions.

-- Exchange rates assumed are a blend of the actual exchange rates in effect through June 2017 and mid-July 2017 exchange rates for the remainder of the year.

-- Reflects an anticipated negative revenue impact of $2.4 billion due to recent and expected generic and biosimilar competition for certain products that have recently lost or are anticipated to soon lose patent protection.

-- Reflects the anticipated negative impact of $0.2 billion on revenues and $0.01 on Adjusted diluted EPS(2) as a result of unfavorable changes in foreign exchange rates relative to the U.S. dollar compared to foreign exchange rates from 2016.

-- Guidance for Adjusted diluted EPS(2) assumes diluted weighted-average shares outstanding of between 6.0 and 6.1 billion shares, which reflects the impact of the $5 billion accelerated share repurchase agreement executed in February 2017 and completed in May 2017.

(7)      Avastin(R) is a registered U.S. trademark of Genentech, Inc.

DISCLOSURE NOTICE: Except where otherwise noted, the information contained in this earnings release and the related attachments is as of August 1, 2017. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this earnings release and the related attachments as a result of new information or future events or developments.

This earnings release and the related attachments contain forward-looking statements about our anticipated future operating and financial performance, business plans and prospects, in-line products and product candidates, including anticipated regulatory submissions, approvals, performance and potential benefits of Pfizer’s products and product candidates, strategic reviews, capital allocation, business-development plans, the benefits expected from our acquisitions and other business development activities and plans relating to share repurchases and dividends, among other things, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. You can identify these statements by the fact that they use future dates or use words such as "will," "may," "could," "likely," "ongoing," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "target," "forecast," "goal," "objective," "aim" and other words and terms of similar meaning. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from past results and future plans and projected future results are the following:

-- the outcome of research and development activities, including, without limitation, the ability to meet anticipated pre-clinical and clinical trial commencement and completion dates, regulatory submission and approval dates, and launch dates for product candidates, as well as the possibility of unfavorable pre-clinical and clinical trial results, including unfavorable new clinical data and additional analyses of existing clinical data;

-- decisions by regulatory authorities regarding whether and when to approve our drug applications, which will depend on the assessment by such regulatory authorities of the benefit-risk profile suggested by the totality of the efficacy and safety information submitted; decisions by regulatory authorities regarding labeling, ingredients and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of our products; and uncertainties regarding our ability to address the comments in complete response letters received by us with respect to certain of our drug applications to the satisfaction of the FDA;

-- the speed with which regulatory authorizations, pricing approvals and product launches may be achieved;

-- the outcome of post-approval clinical trials, which could result in the loss of marketing approval for a product or changes in the labeling for, and/or increased or new concerns about the safety or efficacy of, a product that could affect its availability or commercial potential;

-- risks associated with interim data, including the risk that final results of studies for which interim data have been provided and/or additional clinical trials may be different from (including less favorable than) the interim data results and may not support further clinical development of the applicable product candidate or indication;

-- the success of external business-development activities, including the ability to satisfy the conditions to closing of announced transactions in the anticipated time frame or at all;

-- competitive developments, including the impact on our competitive position of new product entrants, in-line branded products, generic products, private label products, biosimilars and product candidates that treat diseases and conditions similar to those treated by our in-line drugs and drug candidates;

-- the implementation by the FDA and regulatory authorities in certain other countries of an abbreviated legal pathway to approve biosimilar products, which could subject our biologic products to competition from biosimilar products, with attendant competitive pressures, after the expiration of any applicable exclusivity period and patent rights;

-- risks related to our ability to develop and launch biosimilars, including risks associated with "at risk" launches, defined as the marketing of a product by Pfizer before the final resolution of litigation (including any appeals) brought by a third party alleging that such marketing would infringe one or more patents owned or controlled by the third party;

-- the ability to meet competition from generic, branded and biosimilar products after the loss or expiration of patent protection for our products or competitor products;

-- the ability to successfully market both new and existing products domestically and internationally;

-- difficulties or delays in manufacturing, including possible legal or regulatory actions, such as warning letters, suspension of manufacturing, seizure of product, injunctions or voluntary recall of a product;

-- trade buying patterns;

-- the impact of existing and future legislation and regulatory provisions on product exclusivity;

-- trends toward managed care and healthcare cost containment, and our ability to obtain or maintain timely or adequate pricing or formulary placement for our products;

-- the impact of any significant spending reductions or cost controls affecting Medicare, Medicaid or other publicly funded or subsidized health programs or changes in the tax treatment of employer-sponsored health insurance that may be implemented, and/or any significant additional taxes or fees that may be imposed on the pharmaceutical industry as part of any broad deficit-reduction effort;

-- the impact of any U.S. healthcare reform or legislation, including any repeal, substantial modification or invalidation of any or all of the provisions of the U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act;

-- U.S. federal or state legislation or regulatory action and/or policy efforts affecting, among other things, pharmaceutical product pricing, reimbursement or access, including under Medicaid, Medicare and other publicly funded or subsidized health programs; patient out-of-pocket costs for medicines, manufacturer prices and/or price increases that could result in new mandatory rebates and discounts or other pricing restrictions; the importation of prescription drugs from outside the U.S. at prices that are regulated by governments of various foreign countries; restrictions on direct-to-consumer advertising; limitations on interactions with healthcare professionals; or the use of comparative effectiveness methodologies that could be implemented in a manner that focuses primarily on the cost differences and minimizes the therapeutic differences among pharmaceutical products and restricts access to innovative medicines; as well as pricing pressures for our products as a result of highly competitive insurance markets;

-- legislation or regulatory action in markets outside the U.S. affecting pharmaceutical product pricing, reimbursement or access, including, in particular, continued government-mandated reductions in prices and access restrictions for certain biopharmaceutical products to control costs in those markets;

-- the exposure of our operations outside the U.S. to possible capital and exchange controls, expropriation and other restrictive government actions, changes in intellectual property legal protections and remedies, as well as political unrest, unstable governments and legal systems and inter-governmental disputes;

-- contingencies related to actual or alleged environmental contamination;

-- claims and concerns that may arise regarding the safety or efficacy of in-line products and product candidates;

-- any significant breakdown, infiltration or interruption of our information technology systems and infrastructure;

-- legal defense costs, insurance expenses and settlement costs;

-- the risk of an adverse decision or settlement and the adequacy of reserves related to legal proceedings, including patent litigation, product liability and other product-related litigation, including personal injury, consumer, off-label promotion, securities, antitrust and breach of contract claims, commercial, environmental, government investigations, employment and other legal proceedings, including various means for resolving asbestos litigation, as well as tax issues;

-- our ability to protect our patents and other intellectual property, both domestically and internationally;

-- interest rate and foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, including the impact of possible currency devaluations in countries experiencing high inflation rates and the volatility following the United Kingdom (U.K.) referendum in which voters approved the exit from the EU;

-- governmental laws and regulations affecting domestic and foreign operations, including, without limitation, tax obligations and changes affecting the tax treatment by the U.S. of income earned outside the U.S. that may result from pending and possible future proposals;

-- any significant issues involving our largest wholesale distributors, which account for a substantial portion of our revenues;

-- the possible impact of the increased presence of counterfeit medicines in the pharmaceutical supply chain on our revenues and on patient confidence in the integrity of our medicines;

-- the end result of any negotiations between the U.K. government and the EU regarding the terms of the U.K.’s exit from the EU, which could have implications on our research, commercial and general business operations in the U.K. and the EU;

-- any significant issues that may arise related to the outsourcing of certain operational and staff functions to third parties, including with regard to quality, timeliness and compliance with applicable legal requirements and industry standards;

-- any significant issues that may arise related to our joint ventures and other third-party business arrangements;

-- changes in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles;

-- changes in interpretations of existing laws and regulations, or changes in laws and regulations, in the U.S. and other countries;

-- uncertainties related to general economic, political, business, industry, regulatory and market conditions including, without limitation, uncertainties related to the impact on us, our customers, suppliers and lenders and counterparties to our foreign-exchange and interest-rate agreements of challenging global economic conditions and recent and possible future changes in global financial markets; and the related risk that our allowance for doubtful accounts may not be adequate;

-- any changes in business, political and economic conditions due to actual or threatened terrorist activity in the U.S. and other parts of the world, and related U.S. military action overseas;

-- growth in costs and expenses;

-- changes in our product, segment and geographic mix;

-- the impact of purchase accounting adjustments, acquisition-related costs, discontinued operations and certain significant items;

-- the impact of acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, internal reorganizations, product recalls, withdrawals and other unusual items, including our ability to realize the projected benefits of our cost-reduction and productivity initiatives and of the internal separation of our commercial operations into our current operating structure;

-- the risk of an impairment charge related to our intangible assets, goodwill or equity-method investments;

-- risks related to internal control over financial reporting; and

-- risks and uncertainties related to our acquisitions of Hospira, Inc. (Hospira), Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Anacor), Medivation, Inc. (Medivation) and AstraZeneca’s small molecule anti-infectives business, including, among other things, the ability to realize the anticipated benefits of those acquisitions, including the possibility that expected cost savings related to the acquisition of Hospira and accretion related to the acquisitions of Hospira, Anacor and Medivation will not be realized or will not be realized within the expected time frame; the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; disruption from the transactions making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; significant transaction costs; risks related to our ability to grow revenues for Xtandi and expand Xtandi into the non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer setting; and unknown liabilities.

We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be realized. Achievement of anticipated results is subject to substantial risks, uncertainties and inaccurate assumptions. Should known or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results could vary materially from past results and those anticipated, estimated or projected. Investors should bear this in mind as they consider forward-looking statements, and are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and in our subsequent reports on Form 10-Q, in each case including in the sections thereof captioned "Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results" and "Item 1A. Risk Factors", and in our subsequent reports on Form 8-K.

The operating segment information provided in this earnings release and the related attachments does not purport to represent the revenues, costs and income from continuing operations before provision for taxes on income that each of our operating segments would have recorded had each segment operated as a standalone company during the periods presented.

This earnings release may include discussion of certain clinical studies relating to various in-line products and/or product candidates. These studies typically are part of a larger body of clinical data relating to such products or product candidates, and the discussion herein should be considered in the context of the larger body of data. In addition, clinical trial data are subject to differing interpretations, and, even when we view data as sufficient to support the safety and/or effectiveness of a product candidate or a new indication for an in-line product, regulatory authorities may not share our views and may require additional data or may deny approval altogether.

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