Sanofi-Aventis sales up 10 pct in 2004

26th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 26 (AFP) - French pharmaceutical group Sanofi-Aventis posted Wednesday 2004 sales of EUR 25.418 billion (USD 32.979 billion), marking an increase of 10 percent from the previous year.

PARIS, Jan 26 (AFP) - French pharmaceutical group Sanofi-Aventis posted Wednesday 2004 sales of EUR 25.418 billion (USD 32.979 billion), marking an increase of 10 percent from the previous year.

The results, which was in line with analysts forecasts, was calculated as if Sanofi-Sythelabo and Aventis, which merged last year, had already been one company in 2003.

The increase would have been 4.6 percent when calculated to take currency fluctuations into account.

Fourth-quarter sales for the new group were EUR 6.614 billion, up 8.1 percent from the EUR 6.117 billion the companies would have booked in 2003 as one company.

© AFP

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