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Merck’s sales up 11% to $12.1 Billion in first-quarter 2020

Merck reported first quarter 2020 worldwide sales at $12.1 billion, an increase of 11%, while – due to the impact of COVID-19, it lowered 2020 full-year revenue range to be between $46.1 billion and $48.1 billion.

    • KEYTRUDA Sales Grew 45% to $3.3 Billion; Excluding the Impact from Foreign Exchange, Sales Grew 46%
    • Human Health Vaccines Sales Grew 14% to $2.2 Billion, Including the Effect of Timing; Excluding the Impact from Foreign Exchange, Sales Grew 16%
  • Due to the Impact of COVID-19, Company Lowers 2020 Full-Year Revenue Range to be Between $46.1 Billion and $48.1 Billion, Including a Negative Impact from Foreign Exchange of Approximately 2.5%
  • First-Quarter 2020 GAAP EPS Was $1.26; First-Quarter Non-GAAP EPS Was $1.50
  • Company is Active in COVID-19-Related Antiviral and Vaccine Research
  • Due to the Impact of COVID-19, Company Lowers 2020 Full-Year Revenue Range to be Between $46.1 Billion and $48.1 Billion, Including a Negative Impact from Foreign Exchange of Approximately 2.5%
  • Due to the Impact of COVID-19, Company Lowers 2020 Full-Year GAAP EPS Range to be Between $4.12 and $4.32; Lowers 2020 Full-Year Non-GAAP EPS Range to be Between $5.17 and $5.37, Including a Negative Impact from Foreign Exchange of Approximately 3.5%

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$MRK #MRK–Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced financial results for the first quarter of 2020.

“In this challenging and unprecedented time, the quality of our first-quarter performance reflects strong demand for our portfolio of innovative products, continued commercial and clinical execution and the dedication and resilience of our employees around the world. The fundamentals of our business remain strong,” said Kenneth C. Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer, Merck. “The COVID-19 global pandemic poses challenges to all of us, including serious threats to the health of people, businesses and economies around the world. Without question, our industry and our company have a unique ability and responsibility to help the world respond to this pandemic by working collaboratively to deliver solutions to coronavirus infection while also maintaining the supply of medically important products to those who need them.”

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