This excerpt taken from the LLY 10-K filed Feb 28, 2007.
FINANCIAL EXPECTATIONS FOR 2007
For the full year of 2007, we expect earnings per share to be in the range of $2.89 to $2.99. This guidance includes the estimated $.10 per share dilutive impact of the ICOS acquisition related to the incremental interest expense on debt used to finance the acquisition, the amortization of ICOS intangibles and other integration costs. A disproportionate amount of this dilution is expected to be incurred in the first half of the year. This guidance also includes the IPR&D charges related to the ICOS acquisition and the in-licensing of a diabetes compound from OSI, together estimated to be a total of $.29 per share as discussed in Note 3, as well as additional restructuring and other special charges as discussed in Note 4, estimated to be $.07 per share. We expect sales to grow in the high single or low double digits, impacted favorably by the inclusion of all Cialis revenue subsequent to the acquisition. Gross margins as a percent of sales are expected to improve slightly compared with 2006. In addition, we expect operating expenses to grow in the low double digits, driven primarily by the inclusion of all Cialis operating expenses subsequent to the acquisition and increased marketing and selling expenses in support of Cymbalta, Zyprexa, and the diabetes care franchise, as well as ongoing investment in research and development that will continue to place Lilly among the industry leaders in terms of research and development as a percent of sales. We also expect other income net to contribute less than $100 million, a reduction from 2006 due to the removal of the Lilly ICOS joint venture after-tax profit. Other income will primarily include net interest income and income from the partnering and out-licensing of molecules. In terms of cash flow, we expect a continuation of strong cash flow trends in 2007, with capital expenditures of approximately $1.1 billion.
Actual results could differ materially and will depend on, among other things, the continuing growth of our currently marketed products; developments with competitive products; the timing and scope of regulatory approvals and the success of our new product launches; asset impairments, restructurings, and acquisitions of compounds under development resulting in acquired in-process research and development charges; foreign exchange rates; wholesaler inventory changes; other regulatory developments, litigation and government investigations; and the impact of governmental actions regarding pricing, importation, and reimbursement for pharmaceuticals. We undertake no duty to update these forward-looking statements.