JERUSALEM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries reported a larger-than-expected drop in third-quarter profit on Thursday and slightly raised its full year outlook.
The world’s largest generic drugmaker earned 58 cents per diluted share excluding one-time items in the July-September period, down from 68 cents a year earlier. Revenue fell 6% to $4.26 billion.
Analysts had forecast Teva would earn 59 cents a share ex-items on revenue of $4.24 billion, according to I/B/E/S data from Refinitiv.
For 2019 it raised its forecast of adjusted EPS to $2.30-$2.50 from $2.20-$2.50 and revenue to $17.2-$17.4 billion from $17.0-$17.4 billion. Analysts are forecasting EPS of $2.38 on revenue of $17.18 billion.
Teva also named Eli Kalif as its new chief financial officer effective Dec. 22. (Reporting by Steven Scheer; Editing by Alex Richardson)