Scrip is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Analysts See Japan’s Biggest Drug Industry Loss By Daiichi Sankyo

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Daiichi Sankyo is expected to report the biggest annual loss of any Japanese drug maker, with a 2008 deficit of $3.2 billion. Six analysts surveyed for their estimates provided a median estimate for the amount of loss. The steep drop was caused primarily by write-downs Daiichi Sankyo had to take for its takeover of Ranbaxy Laboratories. A Daiichi Sankyo spokeswoman declined to comment ahead of a scheduled release of the firm's earnings report. The company forecast in October a net income for the year, before it announced the write-downs. (Click here for more

Related Content

Daiichi Sankyo Lifts FY2009 Profit Forecasts, Submits NDA For Flu Inhaler Laninamivir
Daiichi Sankyo Streamlines Corporate, R&D Organizations



Ask The Analyst

Please Note: Click here for more information on the Ask the Analyst service.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts