SANOFI DELIVERED 2015 BUSINESS EPS UP 8.5% ON A REPORTED BASIS AND STABLE AT CONSTANT EXCHANGE RATES CONSISTENT WITH GUIDANCE

Sanofi delivered 2015 business EPS up 8.5% on a reported basis and stable at constant exchange rates consistent with guidance

Executing on 2020 strategic roadmap 

  • Key milestone in reshaping the portfolio with announcement of exclusive negotiations on business swap
  • Significant R&D alliances in oncology and diabetes
  • Praluent® launch progressing with significant U.S. market access for 2016
  • Toujeo®  available globally in over 20 countries, reaching sales of €98 million in Q4 2015
Recent achievements in advancing Sanofi's R&D pipeline of innovative medicines

  • Dengvaxia®, the world's first dengue vaccine, approved in Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador and the Philippines
  • Biologics License Application for sarilumab accepted for review by the FDA
  • FDA submission for priority review of once-daily combination of insulin glargine and lixisenatide
Sales growth in Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Animal Health in 2015

  • Aggregate Group sales(2) up 2.2%(3) (+9.7% at 2015 exchange rates) to €37,057 million
  • Genzyme continues to be a key driver with sales up 29.5% with strong momentum in multiple sclerosis
  • Vaccines sales were up 7.3% benefiting from double-digit growth in Emerging Markets(4)
  • Diabetes sales decreased 6.8% in line with October guidance, reflecting lower U.S. sales of Lantus®
  • Animal Health demonstrated strong performance with sales up 10.8% driven by NexGard®
  • Emerging Markets Aggregate sales increased 7.8%, driven by strong growth in China, up 19.5%
Solid financial results in 2015 while making significant investments in new product launches

  • Business EPS was €5.64, up 8.5% on a reported basis and stable at CER
  • Free Cash Flow up 12.2% to €8,132 million resulting in net debt of €7,254 million
  • Board proposes dividend of €2.93, the 22nd consecutive year of dividend growth
2016 financial guidance
  • Sanofi expects 2016 Business EPS(1) to be broadly stable(5) at CER, barring unforeseen major adverse events

 

Sanofi Chief Executive Officer, Olivier Brandicourt, commented:
"In 2015, Sanofi made meaningful progress with key launches, multiple business development activities and our efforts to simplify the organization. Entering into exclusive negotiations on a business swap with Boehringer Ingelheim would bring us leadership in CHC. This is a key first step in reshaping our portfolio. In 2016, we continue to allocate resources to our promising late-stage pipeline and the introduction of innovative medicines which will position us for accelerated future growth".

 

  Q4 2015 Change Change (CER) 2015 Change Change (CER) Aggregate Group sales(2) €9,278m +2.3% -1.6% €37,057m +9.7% +2.2% Business net income(1) €1,709m -6.5% -13.5% €7,371m +7.7% -0.9% Business EPS(1) €1.31 -5.8% -12.9% €5.64 +8.5% 0.0% IFRS net sales reported €8,719m +1.8% -2.0% €34,542m +9.0% +1.6% IFRS net income reported €334m -75.1%   €4,287m -2.3%   IFRS EPS reported €0.26 -74.5%   €3.28 -1.8%  

 

Following the announcement of exclusive negotiations with Boehringer Ingelheim and as the IFRS 5 presentation requirement for discontinued operations, net income for Sanofi's Animal Health business (Merial) will be reported on a separate line ("net income from the held for exchange Animal Health Business") in the Consolidated Income Statement for 2015 and the prior year. Until the closing of the transaction, Sanofi will continue to manage and report the performance of the Animal Health business, which will remain an operating segment consistent with IFRS 8 and be included in the key performance indicators of the Group.

(1) In order to facilitate an understanding of operational performance, Sanofi comments on the business net income statement. Business net income is a non-GAAP financial measure (see Appendix 10 for definition). The consolidated income statement for Q4 2015 is provided in Appendix 4 and a reconciliation of business net income to IFRS net income reported in Appendix 3; (2) including Animal Health Business (see Appendix 10 for definition of Aggregate Group sales) which is reported on a single line in the consolidated income statements in accordance with IFRS 5 (Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations). Additionally, Sanofi comments include Animal Health Business for every income statement line using "Aggregate" wording ; (3) Percentage changes in net sales and Aggregate sales are expressed at constant exchange rates (CER) unless otherwise indicated (see Appendix 10 for definition); (4) See page 8; (5) 2015 business EPS was €5.64

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2015 fourth-quarter and full-year Aggregate Group sales

Unless otherwise indicated, all percentage changes in sales in this press release are stated at CER(1).

Fourth-quarter Aggregate Group sales were €9,278 million up 2.3% at 2015 exchange rates. Exchange rate movements had a positive effect of 3.9 percentage points reflecting mainly the strength of the U.S. dollar against the Euro, which largely offset the negative effect of the Brazilian real and the Russian Ruble. At CER, Aggregate Group sales decreased 1.6%.This includes the impact of the voluntary recall of Auvi-Q®/Allerject® in the U.S. and Canada announced on October 30. The negative impact of the recall on sales was -€122 million which corresponded mainly to the reversal of sales of the product since the beginning of 2015. Excluding AuviQ®/Allerject®, Aggregate Group sales were down 0.3% at CER.

In 2015, Aggregate Group sales were €37,057 million, up 9.7% at 2015 exchange rates. Exchange rate movements had a favorable effect of 7.5 percentage points resulting in an increase of aggregate Group sales of 2.2% at CER.

€ million Q4 2015 Change
(CER) 2015 Change
(CER) Pharmaceuticals   7,277   -4.7% 29,799 +0.8% Diabetes   1,903   -12.6% 7,580 -6.8% Genzyme   1,013   +28.2% 3,664 +29.5% Consumer Healthcare (CHC)   809   +1.0% 3,492 +2.8% Generics   467   +4.7% 1,917 +7.6% Oncology   381   -7.9% 1,504 -1.9% Established Rx Products   2,699   -10.4% 11,633 -2.3% Vaccines   1,442   +15.0% 4,743 +7.3% Animal Health   559   +5.9% 2,515 +10.8% Total Aggregate Group sales   9,278   -1.6% 37,057 +2.2%

Pharmaceuticals

Fourth-quarter sales for Pharmaceuticals decreased 4.7% to €7,277 million impacted by a decline in Diabetes and Established Rx Products that was partially offset by Genzyme. Excluding AuviQ®/Allerject®, sales for Pharmaceuticals were down 3.2%. In 2015, sales for Pharmaceuticals increased 0.8% to €29,799 million.

Diabetes

€ million Q4 2015
 net sales Change 
(CER) 2015
 net sales Change 
(CER) Lantus® 1,536 -19.9% 6,390 -10.8% Amaryl® 94 0.0% 393 +1.7% Apidra® 104 +3.1% 376 +4.8% Toujeo® 98 - 164 - Insuman® 38 0.0% 141 +2.9% BGM (Blood Glucose Monitoring) 16 -11.1% 63 -1.6% Lyxumia® 11 +25.0% 38 +37.0% Afrezza® 2 - 7 - Total Diabetes 1,903 -12.6% 7,580 -6.8%

In the fourth quarter, sales of Diabetes decreased 12.6% to €1,903 million, reflecting lower sales of Lantus® in the U.S. In 2015, sales of Diabetes were €7,580 million, down 6.8% and in line with the guidance communicated in October.

(1) See Appendix 10 for definitions of financial indicators.

In the U.S., fourth-quarter sales of Diabetes were down 25.1% to €1,056 million. Sales of Diabetes outside the U.S. were €847 million, an increase of 7.0% supported by the strong performance in Emerging Markets up 15.1% to €426 million. Sales in Western Europe reached €302 million, up 1.0% reflecting glargine biosimilar competition.

Toujeo®, the new-generation basal insulin, was launched in the U.S. market at the end of March and later in the year in other key global markets. Total sales of the product were €98 million in the fourth quarter compared to €46 million in the third quarter of 2015. In the U.S. sales of Toujeo® were €79 million reflecting strong adoption by prescribers supported by rapid and broad commercial and Medicare market access. Toujeo® is now available globally in more than 20 countries and generated full year 2015 sales of €164 million including €27 million outside the U.S.

Fourth-quarter sales of Sanofi's glargine franchise (Lantus® and Toujeo®) were €1,634 million, down 14.9%. Over the quarter, sales of Lantus® were €1,536 million down 19.9 %. In the U.S., as anticipated, sales of Lantus®decreased 31.6% to €933 million mainly reflecting higher discounts as compared to last year, a slowdown of basal insulin market growth and an unfavorable mix effect towards highly-discounted government channels such as Medicaid (which also included Medicaid delayed bills from multiple States). In Western Europe, sales of Sanofi's glargine franchise were up 0.4% to €231 million reflecting the launch of a biosimilar glargine in the second half of 2015 in several European markets. In Emerging Markets, fourth-quarter sales of Sanofi's glargine franchise were €304 million, up 17.2%, driven by Lantus® in China, Middle East, Russia and Turkey. In 2015 sales of Sanofi's glargine franchise were €6,554 million, down 8.5%.

Fourth-quarter sales of Amaryl® were stable at €94 million, of which €76 million were generated in Emerging Markets (up 4.2%). In 2015, Amaryl® sales were up 1.7% to €393 million. Fourth-quarter sales of Apidra®increased 3.1% to €104 million, reflecting lower sales in the U.S. (-12.2% to €42 million). In Emerging Markets, sales of Apidra® increased 19.0% to €24 million. In 2015, sales of Apidra® were up 4.8% to €376 million.

Afrezza® sales were €2 million and €7 million in the fourth quarter and 2015, respectively. On January 4, 2016, Sanofi informed MannKind Corporation, that it has exercised its option to terminate its agreement. This termination will become effective on April 4, 2016. This action is in line with the terms of the contract, and the decision to terminate is due to a number of factors, including the continued low level of prescriptions for Afrezza®despite Sanofi's substantial efforts. Sanofi intends to work with MannKind to support a smooth transition and will continue to make Afrezza® available in the United States for a period of up to approximately 180 days after the date of Termination, as set forth in the License and Collaboration Agreement.

Praluent®

Following European approval in September 2015, Praluent® (alirocumab, collaboration with Regeneron) was launched in the UK, Germany and Nordic countries in the fourth quarter. In the U.S., Praluent® was launched in July and is now accessible on formularies covering over 170 million lives in the U.S. In addition to the significant market access achieved, Praluent® is the only PCSK9 inhibitor preferred across UnitedHealth Group formularies. Worldwide sales of Praluent® were €5 million and €9 million in the fourth quarter and full year of 2015, respectively.

Genzyme

€ million Q4 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) Cerezyme® 180 -9.6% 757 +1.3% Myozyme® / Lumizyme® 167 +6.7% 650 +12.4% Fabrazyme® 158 +20.3% 592 +17.2% Aldurazyme® 49 +6.7% 195 +8.7% Cerdelga® 22 - 66 - Total Rare Diseases 660 +8.4% 2,550 +11.4% Aubagio® 272 +69.9% 871 +77.8% Lemtrada® 81 - 243 - Total Multiple Sclerosis 353 +99.4% 1,114 +112.2% Total Genzyme 1,013 +28.2% 3,664 +29.5%

Fourth-quarter sales of Genzyme increased 28.2% to €1,013 million driven by Aubagio® and the launch progress of Lemtrada®. Genzyme delivered strong performance across all geographies with the U.S. up 42.1% to €485 million and Western Europe up 25.3% to €290 million over the period. In Emerging Markets, sales were €148 million, up 9.7% in the fourth quarter. In 2015, sales of Genzyme increased 29.5% to €3,664 million.
Sales of Multiple Sclerosis products increased 99.4% to €353 million in the fourth quarter. In 2015, sales of this franchise grew 112.2% exceeding €1 billion in annual sales for the first time (€1,114 million).

Fourth-quarter sales of Aubagio® were up 69.9% to €272 million driven by the U.S. (up 57.4% to €194 million) and Western Europe (€58 million in sales). In Western Europe, Aubagio® exceeded 15% market share in France and some Nordic countries. In 2015, sales of Aubagio® increased 77.8% to €871 million.

Fourth-quarter sales of Lemtrada® were €81 million including €44 million in the U.S. and €28 million in Western Europe, mainly in Germany and the UK. In 2015, sales of Lemtrada® were €243 million compared to €34 million in 2014.

Sales of Rare Disease products were up 8.4% to €660 million in the fourth quarter and 11.4% to €2,550 million in 2015.

Sales of the Gaucher franchise reached €202 million in the fourth quarter, down 1.5% and reflecting lower sales in Emerging markets of Cerezyme® (€59 million, down 14.7%) due to lower Russian government purchasing. In the U.S., fourth-quarter sales of the Gaucher franchise increased 11.5% to €66 million reflecting decreased sales of Cerezyme® (€47 million, down 12.5%) which were more than offset by Cerdelga® sales (€19 million versus €4 million in Q4 2014), the only first-line oral therapy for Gaucher disease type 1 patients. In Western Europe, where Cerdelga® is now available in several countries (Germany, France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden), sales of the Gaucher franchise were €64 million, up 3.2%. In 2015, sales of the Gaucher franchise increased 8.6% to €823 million, mainly reflecting new patient accrual by Cerdelga®.

Fourth-quarter sales of Fabrazyme® increased 20.3% to €158 million. The product recorded strong performance in the U.S. (up 20.3% to €82 million), Western Europe (up 17.2% to €35 million), and Emerging Markets (up 46.7% to €19 million) reflecting new patient accrual. In 2015, sales of Fabrazyme® increased 17.2% to €592 million.

Sales of Myozyme®/Lumizyme® were €167 million, an increase of 6.7% in the fourth quarter, driven by the U.S. (up 9.3% to €55 million) and Emerging markets (up 11.5% to €28 million). In Western Europe, sales were stable at €72 million. In 2015, sales of Myozyme®/Lumizyme® were €650 million, an increase of 12.4%.

Consumer Healthcare

€ million Q4 2015
net sales Change
(CER) 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) Allegra® 75 -5.4% 424 +8.0% Doliprane® 83 +6.4% 303 -2.3% Essentiale® 55 +1.6% 196 -6.4% Enterogermina® 35 +5.9% 161 +1.3% Nasacort® 21 -17.4% 122 -8.8% Lactacyd® 20 -4.3% 114 +10.6% Maalox® 22 -8.0% 97 +4.1% No Spa® 22 -4.0% 88 -5.5% Magne B6® 20 +9.1% 82 +9.1% Dorflex® 17 +4.5% 81 +6.7% Other CHC Products 439 +2.1% 1,824 +4.2% Total Consumer Healthcare 809 +1.0% 3,492 +2.8%

Sales of Consumer Healthcare (CHC) products were €809 million in the fourth quarter, an increase of 1.0% driven by higher sales in Australia and Mexico. Over the quarter, sales of CHC in the U.S. were up 0.6% to €197 million reflecting lower sales of Nasacort® compared to strong sales following the product launch in 2014. Fourth-quarter sales of CHC in Emerging Markets were stable at €392 million, with lower sales in Venezuela offsetting the recovery in Mexico. In Western Europe, sales were flat at €159 million in the quarter, impacted by a second price decrease of Doliprane® in France in November. In the Rest of the World, fourth-quarter sales grew 12.5% to €61 million driven by Australia. In 2015, sales of CHC reached €3,492 million, an increase of 2.8%.

Generics

Fourth-quarter sales of Generics increased 4.7% to €467 million driven by sales in Western Europe (up 9.8% to €150 million) and sales of authorized generics version of Lovenox® in the U.S. and Plavix® in Japan. In Emerging Markets, fourth-quarter sales of Generics were €258 million, down 1.0% reflecting lower sales in Brazil. In 2015, sales of Generics increased 7.6% to €1,917 million.

Oncology

€ million Q4 2015
net sales Change
(CER) 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) Jevtana® 84 +8.1% 321 +9.5% Thymoglobulin® 69 +12.3% 256 +6.0% Eloxatin® 58 -24.3% 227 -0.5% Taxotere® 49 -33.8% 222 -22.2% Mozobil® 38 +12.9% 143 +16.2% Zaltrap® 18 -10.0% 77 +5.8% Total Oncology 381 -7.9% 1,504 -1.9%

Fourth-quarter sales of Oncology were €381 million, down 7.9% impacted by lower sales of Eloxatin® in the U.S. In 2015, sales of Oncology were €1,504 million, down 1.9%.

Sales of Jevtana® increased 8.1% to €84 million in the fourth quarter led by the U.S. (up 19.2% to €35 million) and Japan where the product was launched in September 2014. In 2015, sales of Jevtana® were up 9.5% to €321 million.

Sales of Thymoglobulin® were up 12.3% to €69 million and 6.0% to €256 million in the fourth quarter and 2015, respectively.

Fourth-quarter sales of Eloxatin® were down 24.3% (to €58 million) reflecting lower sales in the U.S. which were partially offset by the continued good performance in China. Over the same period, sales of Taxotere® decreased 33.8% (to €49 million), reflecting generic competition especially in Japan. In 2015, sales of Eloxatin® and Taxotere® were down 0.5% (€227 million) and down 22.2% (€222 million), respectively. A generic of Eloxatin® was recently introduced in Canada.

Sales of Mozobil® grew 12.9% (to €38 million) and 16.2% (to €143 million) in the fourth quarter and in 2015, respectively.

Established Rx Products

€ million Q4 2015
net sales Change
(CER) 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) Plavix® 455 -14.2% 1,929 -4.1% Lovenox® 419 -3.4% 1,719 -0.5% Renvela®/Renagel® 239 +0.9% 935 +18.9% Aprovel®/Avapro® 170 -7.9% 762 -3.7% Synvisc® /Synvisc-One® 116 +4.0% 413 +2.3% Multaq® 85 0.0% 341 +0.7% Myslee®/Ambien®/Stilnox® 85 +2.6% 306 -6.2% Allegra® 44 +2.4% 194 -3.6% AuviQ®/Allerject® -118   -5   Other 1,204 -7.7% 5,039 -3.5% Total Established Rx Products 2,699 -10.4% 11,633 -2.3%

Fourth-quarter sales of Established Rx Products were €2,699 million, down 10.4%. Excluding AuviQ®/Allerject®, sales of Established Rx Products were down 6.5%.

Sales of Plavix® decreased 14.2% to €455 million in the fourth quarter reflecting generic competition in Japan beginning in June 2015 (sales in Japan were down 36.5% to €144 million), which was partially offset by continued strong performance in China (up 17.0% to €174 million). In 2015, Plavix® decreased 4.1% to €1,929 million with sales in Japan of €695 million (down 12.5%) and China of €660 million (up 13.1%).

Sales of Lovenox® were €419 million in the fourth quarter, down 3.4% impacted by generic competition in the U.S. In Emerging Markets and in Western Europe, sales of Lovenox were up 2.0% (to €151 million) and stable (at €227 million), respectively. Sanofi is aware of competitors that have filed marketing authorization applications for biosimilar enoxaparin with health authorities in Europe. In 2015, sales of Lovenox® were €1,719 million (down 0.5%).

Sales of Renvela®/Renagel® were €239 million in the fourth quarter, up 0.9%. In the U.S., sales of the product increased 6.9% to €193 million. Generics of the product are currently marketed in some European countries, which resulted in Western Europe sales of Renvela®/Renagel® down 36.1% to €23 million. Sanofi continues to expect potential generic approvals in the U.S. in 2016. Sales of Renvela®/Renagel® were €935 million, up 18.9% in 2015.

Fourth-quarter sales of Aprovel®/Avapro® were down 7.9% to €170 million due generic competition in Western Europe (down 16.3% to €36 million). In Emerging Markets, sales of the product were down 2.0% to €100 million. The positive performance in China (up 17.8% to €58 million) was partially offset by lower sales in Venezuela and the Middle-East. In 2015, sales of Aprovel®/Avapro® were €762 million (down 3.7%).

On October 30, Sanofi announced a voluntary recall for Auvi-Q® and Allerject® in the U.S. and Canada. The negative impact of the recall on sales was -€122 million which corresponded mainly to the reversal of sales of the product since the beginning of 2015.

Vaccines

€ million Q4 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) Influenza Vaccines
(incl. Vaxigrip® and Fluzone®) 450 +25.1% 1,322 +2.0% Polio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines 
(incl. Pentacel®, Pentaxim® and Imovax®) 466 +13.5% 1,348 +8.1% Meningitis/Pneumonia Vaccines 
(incl. Menactra®) 112 +9.8% 614 +16.7% Adult Booster Vaccines (incl. Adacel ®) 150 +35.0% 496 +10.1% Travel and Other Endemic Vaccines 100 -2.0% 375 -6.9% Other Vaccines 164 -3.4% 588 +19.9%   Of which VaxServe 135 +4.4% 481 +28.7% Total Vaccines 
(consolidated sales) 1,442 +15.0% 4,743 +7.3%

Fourth-quarter consolidated sales of Sanofi Pasteur were up 15.0% to €1,442 million driven by influenza and Adult Booster vaccines and Meningitis/Pneumonia Vaccines  in the U.S. as well as Polio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines in Emerging Markets. In the quarter, sales of Sanofi Pasteur increased 4.4% to €776 million in the U.S. and 24.0% to €531 million in Emerging Markets. In 2015, sales of Sanofi Pasteur increased 7.3% to €4,743 million.

Sales of Influenza Vaccines increased 25.1% to €450 million in the fourth quarter benefiting from a favorable phasing in the U.S., Mexico, Middle-East, and Western Europe. In the U.S., sales of Influenza vaccines increased 30.4% to €322 million. Sales in Emerging Markets were up 8.5% to €109 million. In 2015, sales of Influenza vaccines increased 2.0% to €1,322 million of which €896 million in the U.S. (up 11.8%) reflecting Sanofi Pasteur's strategy to offer differentiated influenza vaccines. This performance was partially offset by lower sales in Brazil due to increased supply of the Butantan Institute.

Fourth quarter sales of Polio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines increased 13.5% to €466 million driven by sales of Pentaxim® in China, Hexaxim® in Middle-East and sales of Hib vaccines in Japan resulting from delayed supply by a competitor. In Emerging Markets, sales of Polio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines increased 45.4% to €317 million over the quarter. 
In the fourth quarter, Pentacel® was under supply constraints in the U.S. and sales of Polio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines were €86 million in the U.S. Supply constraints should continue throughout the first half of 2016. In 2015, sales of Polio/Pertussis/Hib Vaccines increased 8.1% to €1,348 million.

Sales of Menactra® increased 16.3% to €104 million in the fourth quarter driven by booster vaccinations in the U.S. In 2015, Menactra® delivered a strong performance with sales up 18.2% to €563 million.

Fourth-quarter sales of Adult Booster Vaccines increased 35% to €150 million reflecting phasing of Adacel® in the U.S. In 2015, Adult Booster vaccines were €496 million, an increase of 10.1%.

Fourth-quarter and 2015 sales of Travel and Other Endemic Vaccines declined 2.0% to €100 million and 6.9% to €375 million, respectively.

Dengvaxia®, the world's first dengue vaccine, was approved in late 2015 in three countries, Mexico, the Philippines and Brazil and no sales were recorded in Q4 2015.

Sales of Sanofi Pasteur MSD (not consolidated), the joint venture with Merck & Co. in Europe, were €240 million (stable on a reported basis) and €824 million (down 2.8% on a reported basis) in the fourth quarter and 2015, respectively.

Animal Health(7)

€ million Q4 2015
net sales Change
(CER) 2015
net sales Change 
(CER) Companion Animal 321 +8.7% 1,629 +13.1% Production Animal 238 +2.6% 886 +7.0% Total Animal Health 559 +5.9% 2,515 +10.8%   of which Vaccines 213 0.0% 804 +5.7%   of which fipronil products 102 -14.9% 627 -4.5%   of which avermectin products 94 +4.7% 498 +11.1%

Fourth-quarter sales of Animal Health increased 5.9% to €559 million driven by the continued success of NexGard®, Merial's next generation flea and tick product for dogs and by the performance of the Ruminant franchise. In the U.S. and rest of the World, Animal Health sales grew 12.9% (to €219 million) and 14.9% (to €54 million), respectively. In 2015, sales of Animal Health were up 10.8% to €2,515 million driven by the success of NexGard®.

Fourth-quarter sales of the Companion Animals segment were up 8.7% to €321 million reflecting the success of NexGard® which offset the decline of the Frontline® products family. In 2015, NexGard® became the third largest product of Merial. Sales of Companion Animals segment grew 13.1% to €1,629 million.

Fourth-quarter sales of the Production Animals segment increased 2.6% to €238 million driven by the Ruminant business in the U.S reflecting the success of LongRange®.The Avian business was up 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2015 due to the strong performance in the same period of last year. In 2015, sales of the Production Animals segment grew 7.0% to €886 million.

(7) The Animal Health business is reported on a single line in the consolidated income statements in accordance with IFRS 5 (Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations). Sanofi will continue to manage and report the performance of the Animal Health business, which will remain an operating segment consistent with IFRS 8.

Aggregate Group sales by geographic region

€ million Aggregate Q4 2015
 Group sales Change 
(CER) Aggegate 2015
 Group sales Change 
(CER) United States 3,292 -8.2% 13,406 -1.0% Emerging Markets(a) 3,102 +5.5% 12,014 +7.8%   of which Latin America 780 -3.9% 3,305 +4.0%   of which Asia 985 +16.2% 3,732 +13.2%   of which Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey 640 +4.3% 2,429 +5.4%   of which Africa and Middle East 625 +4.5% 2,319 +6.8% Western Europe(b) 2,009 +1.7% 8,026 +0.9% Rest of the world(c) 875 -9.1% 3,611 -2.5%   of which Japan 510 -13.8% 2,082 -6.6% Total Aggregate Group sales 9,278 -1.6% 37,057 +2.2%

(a) World less the U.S., Canada, Western Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand; 
(b) France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark;
(c) Japan, South Korea, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Fourth-quarter Aggregate sales in the U.S. were down 8.2% to €3,292 million impacted by a 25.1% decrease in diabetes sales and the recall of Auvi-Q® that were partially offset by the strong performance of Genzyme (up 42.1%), and Animal Health (up 12.9%). Excluding AuviQ®, fourth-quarter sales in the U.S. were down 5.0%. In 2015, Aggregate sales in the U.S. were down 1.0% to €13,406 million.

Aggregate sales in Emerging Markets were up 5.5% to €3,102 million in the fourth quarter reflecting strong performance of Diabetes (up 15.1%), Vaccines (up 24.0%) and Genzyme (up 9.7%). In Asia, Aggregate sales were up 16.2% to €985 million in the fourth quarter boosted by the performance in China (up 26.9% to €604 million). 
In China, the strong performance was mainly driven by Vaccines, Plavix®, Lantus®, Aprovel®. In Latin America, fourth-quarter Aggregate sales decreased 3.9% to €780 million reflecting lower Aggregate sales in Brazil (€225 million, down 7.2%) impacted by local economic conditions. Aggregate sales in Eastern Europe, Russia and Turkey increased 4.3% to €640 million in the fourth quarter driven by Turkey and Ukraine. Aggregate Sales in Russia were €168 million, down 0.5% reflecting lower sales of Cerezyme®. In Africa and the Middle East, Aggregate sales were up 4.5% to €625 million sustained by the performance in Middle-East. In 2015, Aggregate sales in the Emerging Markets increased 7.8% to €12,014 million. Full-year Aggregate sales of China, Russia and Brazil were €2,218 million (up 19.5%), €596 million (down 2.6%) and €1,112 million (down 6.2%), respectively.

Fourth-quarter Aggregate sales in Western Europe increased 1.7% to €2,009 million. The strong performance of Genzyme (up 25.3%) and Vaccines was partially offset by lower sales of Established Rx products (-6.6%). In 2015, Aggregate sales in Western Europe increased 0.9% to €8,026 million.

In the fourth quarter, Aggregate sales in Japan decreased 13.8% to €510 million, reflecting generic competition to Plavix® (-36.5%) despite strong growth of Vaccines (+76.0%). In 2015, in Japan, Aggregate sales decreased 6.6% to €2,082 million.

R&D update

Consult Appendix 8 for full overview of Sanofi's R&D pipeline

Regulatory update

Regulatory updates since the publication of the third quarter results on October 29, 2015 include the following:

  • In January, Sanofi and Regeneron announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for review the Biologics License Application (BLA) for sarilumab. Per the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the target action date is Oct. 30, 2016.
  • In December, Dengvaxia®  was granted regulatory approval by the regulatory authorities in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines.
  • In December, the CHMP granted a Positive Opinion recommending the Marketing Authorization of PR5I,Vaxelis, in EU.

             

  • In December, Sanofi submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for its investigational fixed-ratio combination of insulin glargine 100 Units/mL and lixisenatide, which if approved would be administered as a single daily injection for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.

             
At the beginning of February 2016, the R&D pipeline contained 46 pharmaceutical new molecular entities (excluding Life Cycle Management) and vaccine candidates in clinical development of which 14 are in Phase III or have been submitted to the regulatory authorities for approval.

Collaboration

  • In January, Sanofi and Warp Drive Bio, a privately held biotechnology company using the molecules and mechanisms of nature to discover and develop transformative medicines, announced that they have extended and reshaped their existing collaboration utilizing Warp Drive's proprietary SMART(TM) (Small Molecule Assisted Receptor Targeting) and Genome Mining platforms to discover novel oncology therapeutics and antibiotics.
  • In January, Sanofi and Innate Pharma announced that they have entered into a research collaboration and licensing agreement to apply Innate Pharma's new proprietary technology to the development of innovative bispecific antibody formats engaging natural killer (NK) cells to kill tumor cells through the activating receptor NKp46.
  • In November, Sanofi and Lexicon entered into a collaboration and license agreement for the development and commercialization of sotagliflozin, an investigational new oral dual inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporters 1 and 2 (SGLT-1 and SGLT-2), which could be a potential treatment option for people with diabetes. The developmental medicine sotagliflozin (LX4211) is currently being studied in two pivotal Phase III trials in type 1 diabetes, which are expected to report top-line results during the second half of 2016. Phase III trials in type 2 diabetes are expected to begin in 2016.
  • In November, Sanofi and Hanmi announced a worldwide license agreement to develop a portfolio of experimental, long-acting diabetes treatments. Sanofi has obtained an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize efpeglenatide, a late-stage long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP1-RA); a weekly insulin and; a fixed-dosed weekly GLP-1-RA/insulin drug combination.
  • Sanofi and BioNTech A.G. announced in November that they entered into a multiyear exclusive collaboration and license agreement. This research collaboration between Sanofi and BioNTech will leverage the scientific expertise of the two organizations to discover and develop up to five cancer immunotherapies, each consisting of a mixture of synthetic messenger RNAs (mRNAs).
  • In November, Sanofi and AstraZeneca announced a direct exchange of 210,000 compounds from their respective, proprietary compound libraries. The exchange represents a novel, open innovation model of collaboration between two leading pharmaceutical companies. It will enhance the chemical diversity of the compound collections of both companies and allow each company to screen a broader, more diverse chemical space as the starting point in the search for new, small-molecule medicines.

Portfolio update

Phase III:

  • In February, our partner Alnylam, announced that the enrollment of the Phase III study, APOLLO, withpatisiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting transthyretin (TTR) for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis) in patients with familial amyloidotic polyneuropthy (FAP), was completed.
  • In November, Sanofi and Regeneron announced that the companies completed enrollment in the global Phase III ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial, which is prospectively evaluating the potential cardiovascular benefits of Praluent® (alirocumab) Injection after an acute coronary syndrome. The 18,000-patient ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial is expected to be completed in 2017.
  • In November, Sanofi and Regeneron announced results from a pivotal Phase III study of sarilumab, an investigational, human antibody against the IL-6 receptor. The results of the study, SARIL-RA-TARGET, were presented during the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. The study met both its co-primary endpoints of improvements in signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and improvements in physical function, as well as secondary efficacy endpoints.
  • An oral dual SGLT1 and SGLT2 inhibitor, SAR439954 (collaboration and license agreement with Lexicon), entered into the portfolio in Phase III in type 1 diabetes.
  • Furthermore, the results of the Phase III evaluating the vaccine against rotavirus do not support regulatory submission.

Phase II:

  • An oral  dual SGLT1 and SGLT2 inhibitor, SAR439954 (collaboration and license agreement with Lexicon), entered into the portfolio in Phase II in type 2 diabetes.
  • A long-acting GLP-1 receptor agonist, SAR439977 (license agreement with Hanmi), entered into the portfolio in Phase II in type 2 diabetes.

Phase I:

  • SAR407899, a rho kinase, entered Phase I in microvascular angina.
  • A long acting insulin analog, SAR440067 (license agreement with Hanmi), entered into the portfolio in Phase I in type 2 diabetes.
  • A stable glucagon analog, SAR438544, entered in Phase I in severe hypoglycemia.

2015 fourth quarter and 2015 Aggregate financial results

Business Net Income(6)

In the fourth quarter of 2015, Sanofi generated Aggregate sales of €9,278 million, an increase of 2.3% at fourth-quarter 2015 exchange rates (down 1.6% at CER). In 2015, Aggregate Group sales were €37,057 million, an increase of 9.7% at 2015 exchange rates (up 2.2% at CER).

Aggregate other revenues were €108 million, up 10.2% and €360 million, up 6.2% in the fourth quarter and in 2015, respectively. At CER, Aggregate other revenues were up 3.1% in the fourth quarter and down 4.7% in 2015, reflecting lower royalties received on Enbrel® sales in Europe.

Aggregate gross profit was €6,304 million in the fourth quarter, up 2.9% (down 2.2% at CER). The Aggregate gross margin ratio improved by 0.3 percentage points to 67.9% versus 2014 reflecting a favorable currency effect. At CER, the positive impact from Multiple Sclerosis franchise and Vaccines mix was offset by the negative impact of U.S. Diabetes, Plavix® generic competition in Japan and Auvi-Q® recall. The Aggregate gross margin ratio also reflected the investment in monoclonal antibodies production. In 2015, Aggregate gross profit was €25 613 million, up 11,0% (up 2,0% at CER). In 2015, the Aggregate gross margin ratio was up 0.8 percentage points to 69.1% versus 2014 reflecting a favorable currency effect. At CER, the positive impact from Multiple Sclerosis franchise and Vaccines mix was offset by the negative impact of Diabetes in the U.S. Sanofi expects that the Aggregate gross margin for 2016 will be between 68% and 69% at CER.

Fourth-quarter Aggregate Research and Development expenses were €1,415, an increase of 4.7%. At CER, Aggregate R&D expenses were stable. In 2015, Aggregate R&D expenses increased 9.0% to €5,259 million. At CER, 2015 Aggregate R&D expenses were up 1.8%, reflecting higher spend on dupilumab, the ODYSSEY cardiovascular outcome study with Praluent®, the initiation of the new immuno-oncology alliance with Regeneron and the recent in-licensing deals. In 2015, the ratio of Aggregate R&D to Aggregate sales was 0.1 percentage points lower at 14.2% versus 2014.

Aggregate selling general and administrative expenses (SG&A) were up 9.5% to €2,700 million in the fourth quarter. At CER, Aggregate SG&A was up 5.4% mainly reflecting the U.S. launch costs of Praluent®, Toujeo® and commercial expenses supporting the Multiple Sclerosis franchise. The ratio of Aggregate SG&A to Aggregate sales increased 1.9 percentage points to 29.1% compared with the fourth quarter of 2014. In 2015, Aggregate SG&A expenses were up 14.0% to €10,247 million, and up 6.0% at CER driven by investment in new launches. In 2015, the ratio of Aggregate selling and general expenses to Aggregate sales was 1.1 percentage points higher to 27.7% compared with 2014.

Fourth-quarter Aggregate other current operating income net of expenses was €20 million versus €96 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2015 capital gains before tax of €83 million due to the sales of several small products to third party companies were recorded compared with a capital gain before tax of €79 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. A charge of €71 million was recorded in the fourth quarter of 2015 associated with the termination of the MannKind agreement. In 2015, Aggregate other current operating income net of expenses was -€203 million versus €164 million in 2014. In 2015, Sanofi recorded €240 million as an Aggregate foreign exchange loss with respect to its subsidiaries based in Venezuela mainly resulting from the re-measurement of intra-Group U.S. dollar denominated payables, using the expected foreign exchange rate applicable for the future settlement of those payables.

The Aggregate share of profits from associates was €31 million in the fourth quarter versus €65 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. The initial cost of the collaboration with Verily (formerly known as Google Life Sciences) in Diabetes was recorded in this line in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Aggregate share of profits from associates included Sanofi's share in Regeneron profit recorded under the equity method since the beginning of April 2014 as well as Sanofi's share of profit in Sanofi Pasteur MSD (the Vaccines joint venture with Merck & Co. in Europe). In 2015, the Aggregate share of profits from associates was €170 million versus €147 million for the same period of 2014.

Aggregate non-controlling interests were -€39 million in the fourth quarter versus -€31 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. In 2015, Aggregate non-controlling interests were stable (-€126 million).

Aggregate business operating income was €2,201 million, down 9.9% in the fourth quarter of 2015. At CER, Aggregate business operating income was down 16.6% impacted by the recall of Auvi-Q® and the termination of the MannKind agreement (related to Afrezza®).

(6) See Appendix 10 for definitions of financial indicators, and Appendix 3 for reconciliation of business net income to IFRS net income reported

The ratio of Aggregate business operating income to net sales was 3.2 percentage points lower to 23.7% versus the same period of 2014. In 2015 Aggregate business operating income was up 5.3% to €9,948 million and down 2.9% at constant exchange rates. In 2015, the ratio of Aggregate business operating income to net sales decreased by 1.2 percentage points to 26.8%.

Net Aggregate financial expenses were €76 million in the fourth quarter (versus €138 million in the fourth quarter of 2014) which included disposals and reassessment of financial assets. In 2015, net Aggregate financial expenses were €390 million versus €447 million in 2014 reflecting lower financial expenses and pension interest cost.

The fourth quarter effective tax rate (including Animal Health) was 19.5% and the full-year effective tax rate (including Animal Health) was 23.0% compared with 24.0% in 2014. This decrease reflected the effects of the modification in France of the taxation of dividend.

Fourth-quarter business net income(6) decreased 6.5% to €1,709 million (down 13.5% at CER). The ratio of business net income to Aggregate sales was down 1.7 percentage point to 18.4% compared with the fourth quarter of 2014. In 2015, business net income was up 7.7% to €7,371 million, (down 0.9% at CER). The ratio of business net income to Aggregate sales decreased 0.4 percentage points to 19.9% compared to 2014.

In the fourth quarter of 2015, business earnings per share(6) (EPS) was €1.31, a decrease of 5.8% on a reported basis and 12.9% at CER. The average number of shares outstanding was 1,304.9 million in the fourth quarter versus 1,315.8 million in 2014. In 2015, business earnings per share(6) was €5.64, up 8.5% on a reported basis and stable (0.0%) at CER. The average number of shares outstanding was 1,306.2 million in 2015 versus 1,315.8 million in 2014.

From business net income to IFRS net income reported (see Appendix 3)

In 2015, the main reconciling items between business net income and IFRS net income reported were:

  • A €2,137 million amortization charge related to fair value remeasurement on intangible assets of acquired companies (primarily Aventis: €638 million and Genzyme: €890 million) and to acquired intangible assets (licenses/products: €367 million). A €695 million amortization charge on intangible assets related to fair value remeasurement of acquired companies (primarily Aventis: €145 million, and Genzyme: €224 million), and to acquired intangible assets (licenses/products: €272 million) was recorded in the fourth quarter. These items have no cash impact on the Group.
  • An impairment of intangible assets of €767 million (of which €533 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 mainly linked to Afrezza®, rotavirus vaccine and Auvi-Q®). This item has no cash impact on the Group.
  • An income of €53 million mainly reflecting a decrease in the fair value of contingent considerations related to the CVRs (€143 million, of which an income of €16 million in the fourth quarter of 2015) and an increase of Bayer contingent considerations (€104 million, of which a charge of €124 million in the fourth quarter of 2015) linked to Lemtrada®.
  • Restructuring costs of €795 million (including €359 million in the fourth quarter mainly related to transformation in Europe, North America, Japan and Venezuela).
  • A €1,331 million tax effect arising from the items listed above, comprising €757 million of deferred taxes generated by amortization charged against intangible assets, €262 million associated with impairment of intangible assets and €273 million associated with restructuring costs. The fourth quarter tax effect was €602 million, including €257 million of deferred taxes generated by amortization charged against intangible assets, €175 million associated with impairment of intangible assets, €124 million associated with restructuring costs (see Appendix 3).
  • A tax of €111 million on dividends paid to shareholders of Sanofi.
  • In "Share of profits/losses from associates", a charge of €191 million, net of tax, (of which €59 million in the fourth quarter of 2015) mainly relating to the share of the fair-value re-measurements on assets and liabilities as part of the acquisition of associates and to the share of amortization of intangible assets of joint-ventures. This item has no cash impact on the Group.

(6) See Appendix 10 for definitions of financial indicators, and Appendix 3 for reconciliation of business net income to IFRS net income reported

  • In Animal Health items, a net result of €492 million mainly relating to amortization charge of intangible assets, net of tax, of €333 million. In 2015, this line includes a deferred tax charge of €149 million resulting from taxable temporary differences relating to investments in subsidiaries since it is likely that these differences will reverse.

Capital Allocation

In 2015, net cash generated by operating activities increased 12.2% to €8,132 million after capital expenditures of €1,464 million and a decrease in working capital of €1,048 million. This net Cash Flow has contributed to finance a share repurchase (€1,784 million), partially offset by proceeds from the issuance of new shares (€573 million), dividend paid by Sanofi (€3,694 million), acquisitions and partnerships net of disposals (€1,716 million) and restructuring costs (€682 million). As a consequence, net debt increased from €7,171 million at December 31, 2014 to €7,254 million at the end of December 2015 (amount net of €9,148 million cash and cash equivalents) and included the translation impact of the debt, in particular the debt held in U.S. dollars.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives, intentions and expectations with respect to future financial results, events, operations, services, product development and potential, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "expects", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "plans" and similar expressions. Although Sanofi's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, investors are cautioned that forward-looking information and statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sanofi, that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. These risks and uncertainties include among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, future clinical data and analysis, including post marketing, decisions by regulatory authorities, such as the FDA or the EMA, regarding whether and when to approve any drug, device or biological application that may be filed for any such product candidates as well as their decisions regarding labelling and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of such product candidates, the absence of guarantee that the product candidates if approved will be commercially successful, the future approval and commercial success of therapeutic alternatives, the Group's ability to benefit from external growth opportunities, trends in exchange rates and prevailing interest rates, the impact of cost containment initiatives and subsequent changes thereto, the average number of shares outstanding as well as those discussed or identified in the public filings with the SEC and the AMF made by Sanofi, including those listed under "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in Sanofi's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2014. Other than as required by applicable law, Sanofi does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements.

Appendices

List of appendices

Appendix 1:  2015 fourth quarter and 2015 net sales and Aggregate Group sales by geographic region and product
  Appendix 2: 2015 fourth quarter and 2015 business net income statement 
  Appendix 3: Reconciliation of business net income to IFRS net income reported
  Appendix 4: 2015 fourth quarter and 2015 consolidated income statement 
  Appendix 5 : Change in net debt
  Appendix 6: Simplified consolidated balance sheet
  Appendix 7: 2016 currency sensitivity
  Appendix 8: R&D pipeline
  Appendix 9: Expected R&D milestones
  Appendix 10: Definitions

Appendix 1: 2015 Fourth quarter and 2015 net sales and Aggregate Group sales(1) by geographic region and product

      Q4 2015 
(€ million) Total % CER %   Western
Europe % CER   United
States % CER   Emer-
ging
Markets % CER   Rest
of the
World % CER Lantus 1 536 -19.9% -13.3%   223 -3.1%   933 -31.6%   296 14.6%   84 -5.8% Apidra 104 3.1% 8.3%   28 12.0%   42 -12.2%   24 19.0%   10 11.1% Amaryl 94 0.0% 3.3%   4 0.0%   0 0.0%   76 4.2%   14 -20.0% Insuman 38 0.0% 0.0%   18 -14.3%   0 -   20 23.5%   0   BGM 16 -11.1% -11.1%   15 0.0%   0 -   0 -100.0%   1 -50.0% Lyxumia 11 25.0% 37.5%   6 50.0%   0 -   2 100.0%   3 -33.3% Afrezza 2 - -   0 -   2 -   0 -   0   Toujeo 98 - -   8 -   79 -   8 -   3   Other Diabetes 4 300.0% 300.0%   0 -   0 -   0 -   4 300.0% Diabetes 1 903 -12.6% -6.0%   302 1.0%   1 056 -25.1%   426 15.1%   119 -3.4% Taxotere 49 -33.8% -31.0%   1 -75.0%   -6 -600.0%   36 -14.3%   18 -37.5% Jevtana 84 8.1% 13.5%   30 -16.7%   35 19.2%   9 12.5%   10 150.0% Eloxatine 58 -24.3% -21.6%   1 0.0%   6 -80.0%   30 7.4%   21 0.0% Thymoglobulin 69 12.3% 21.1%   9 0.0%   37 6.7%   18 26.7%   5 25.0% Mozobil 38 12.9% 22.6%   10 25.0%   21 0.0%   4 0.0%   3 200.0% Zaltrap 18 -10.0% -10.0%   12 8.3%   5 -57.1%   2 100.0%   -1   Other Oncology 65 -6.3% 3.2%   10 0.0%   42 -5.1%   6 -44.4%   7 66.7% Oncology 381 -7.9% -2.3%   73 -7.4%   140 -17.1%   105 -1.9%   63 3.5% Aubagio 272 69.9% 86.3%   58 114.8%   194 57.4%   9 150.0%   11 42.9% Lemtrada 81 368.8% 406.3%   28 125.0%   44 1850.0%   4 400.0%   5 300.0% Cerezyme 180 -9.6% -8.6%   61 -1.6%   47 -12.5%   59 -14.7%   13 -8.3% Cerdelga 22 400.0% 450.0%   3 -   19 300.0%   0 -   0   Myozyme 167 6.7% 11.3%   72 0.0%   55 9.3%   28 11.5%   12 30.0% Fabrazyme 158 20.3% 28.5%   35 17.2%   82 20.3%   19 46.7%   22 5.0% Aldurazyme 49 6.7% 8.9%   18 12.5%   11 0.0%   15 21.4%   5 -33.3% Other Rare Diseases products 84 21.5% 29.2%   15 25.0%   33 19.2%   14 22.2%   22 22.2% Genzyme 1  013 28.2% 35.8%   290 25.3%   485 42.1%   148 9.7%   90 16.2% Plavix 455 -14.2% -9.0%   39 -20.4%   0 -   256 8.5%   160 -35.5% Lovenox 419 -3.4% -3.9%   227 0.0%   18 -54.3%   151 2.0%   23 4.5% Renagel / Renvela 239 0.9% 12.2%   23 -36.1%   193 6.9%   17 33.3%   6 0.0% Aprovel 170 -7.9% -4.0%   36 -16.3%   3 -60.0%   100 -2.0%   31 -6.5% Allegra 44 2.4% 7.3%   2 -50.0%   0 -   0 -   42 5.1% Myslee / Ambien / Stilnox 85 2.6% 10.4%   10 11.1%   24 0.0%   14 0.0%   37 3.0% Synvisc / Synvisc One 116 4.0% 14.9%   7 -12.5%   92 3.8%   13 18.2%   4 0.0% Multaq 85 0.0% 13.3%   11 0.0%   70 1.6%   3 50.0%   1 -200.0% Depakine 103 -1.9% -1.0%   35 -5.6%   0 -   66 1.6%   2 -25.0% Tritace 64 -5.8% -7.2%   31 -3.2%   0 -   33 -2.8%   0 -100.0% Lasix 35 -14.6% -14.6%   18 -10.5%   1 -100.0%   14 0.0%   2 -42.9% Targocid 36 -21.3% -23.4%   19 -17.4%   0 -   15 -23.8%   2 -33.3% Orudis 31 -13.6% -29.5%   4 -33.3%   0 -   26 -13.2%   1   Cordarone 31 -6.1% -6.1%   6 0.0%   0 -   17 0.0%   8 -22.2% Xatral 23 -8.0% -8.0%   9 -10.0%   0 -   13 -13.3%   1   Actonel 5 -75.0% -75.0%   0 -100.0%   0 -   3 -50.0%   2 -87.5% Auvi-Q / Allerject -118 ns ns   1 ns   -106 ns   0     -13 ns Other Rx Drugs 876 -5.8% -6.0%   381 -3.6%   75 -8.3%   333 -5.1%   87 -15.0% Total Other Rx Drugs 2 699 -10.4% -8.3%   859 -6.6%   370 -26.0%   1 074 -0.7%   396 -25.1% Praluent 5 - -   1 -   5 -   0 -   -1   Consumer Healthcare 809 1.0% -1.0%   159 0.0%   197 0.6%   392 0.0%   61 12.5% Generics 467 4.7% 0.0%   150 9.8%   44 31.0%   258 -1.0%   15 21.4% Pharmaceuticals 7 277 -4.7% -1.5%   1 834 0.5%   2 297 -13.3%   2 403 2.3%   743 -12.9% Polio / Pertussis / Hib 466 13.5% 16.5%   12 200.0%   86 -48.6%   317 45.4%   51 63.3% Adult Booster Vaccines 150 35.0% 45.6%   25 66.7%   100 39.7%   20 10.5%   5 -16.7% Meningitis / Pneumonia 112 9.8% 21.7%   0 -100.0%   85 19.4%   25 -11.1%   2 50.0% Influenza Vaccines 450 25.1% 34.7%   15 400.0%   322 30.4%   109 8.5%   4 -37.5% Travel And Other Endemic vaccines 100 -2.0% 0.0%   4 100.0%   25 22.2%   59 -9.2%   12 -13.3% Other Vaccines 164 -3.4% 10.8%   1 -66.7%   158 -4.1%   1 -150.0%   4 0.0% Vaccines 1 442 15.0% 22.5%   57 103.6%   776 4.4%   531 24.0%   78 22.2% Total Group net Sales 8 719 -2.0% 1.8%   1 891 2.1%   3 073 -9.4%   2 934 5.6%   821 -10.4% Fipronil products 102 -14.9% -10.5%   23 -23.3%   45 -4.9%   25 -6.9%   9 -42.9% Vaccines 213 0.0% 1.4%   53 6.0%   45 -7.0%   100 -1.9%   15 16.7% Avermectin products 94 4.7% 10.6%   12 -18.8%   50 12.5%   16 6.3%   16 7.7% Others 150 43.9% 53.1%   30 12.5%   79 47.8%   27 40.0%   14 125.0% Animal Health 559 5.9% 10.3%   118 -3.3%   219 12.9%   168 2.9%   54 14.9% Total Aggregate Group Sales 9 278 -1.6% 2.3%   2 009 1.7%   3 292 -8.2%   3 102 5.5%   875 -9.1%

(1) Including Animal Health business (See Appendix 10 for the definition of Aggregate Group sales) which is reported on a single line in the consolidated income statements in accordance with IFRS 5 (Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations

      2015 
(€ million) Total % CER %   Western
Europe % CER   United
States % CER   Emer-
ging
Markets % CER   Rest
of the
World % CER Lantus 6 390 -10.8% 0.7%   898 1.8%   4 023 -20.5%   1 137 17.3%   332 1.3% Apidra 376 4.8% 11.9%   104 6.1%   145 -7.6%   89 23.3%   38 8.8% Amaryl 393 1.7% 9.2%   16 -15.8%   2 -50.0%   319 7.6%   56 -16.1% Insuman 141 2.9% 2.9%   76 -8.5%   2 100.0%   63 20.4%   0 - BGM 63 -1.6% -1.6%   59 1.7%   0 -   2 -33.3%   2 -33.3% Lyxumia 38 37.0% 40.7%   22 40.0%   0 -   7 75.0%   9 12.5% Afrezza 7 - -   0 -   7 -   0 -   0 - Toujeo 164 - -   14 -   137 -   9 -   4 - Other Diabetes 8 60.0% 60.0%   0 -   0 -   1 0.0%   7 75.0% Diabetes 7 580 -6.8% 4.2%   1 189 2.9%   4 316 -17.3%   1 627 16.4%   448 0.9% Taxotere 222 -22.2% -16.5%   6 -60.0%   -1 -112.5%   142 -7.7%   75 -30.0% Jevtana 321 9.5% 17.6%   135 -5.6%   127 16.5%   33 3.0%   26 257.1% Eloxatine 227 -0.5% 8.1%   4 -20.0%   9 -68.2%   130 14.6%   84 0.0% Thymoglobulin 256 6.0% 18.0%   36 9.4%   145 12.0%   56 -5.1%   19 0.0% Mozobil 143 16.2% 28.8%   38 8.8%   83 11.3%   15 45.5%   7 75.0% Zaltrap 77 5.8% 11.6%   49 32.4%   21 -37.0%   7 40.0%   0 - Other Oncology 258 -10.6% 1.2%   51 -9.1%   162 -10.6%   23 -24.1%   22 5.0% Oncology 1 504 -1.9% 7.4%   319 -1.6%   546 -3.2%   406 0.5%   233 -3.5% Aubagio 871 77.8% 101.2%   192 130.1%   618 59.2%   29 190.0%   32 121.4% Lemtrada 243 550.0% 614.7%   89 210.7%   128 5300.0%   12 500.0%   14 600.0% Cerezyme 757 1.3% 5.9%   245 0.8%   201 -9.1%   263 10.3%   48 -2.2% Cerdelga 66 1325.0% 1550.0%   6 -   60 1150.0%   0 -   0 - Myozyme 650 12.4% 19.9%   289 5.2%   205 20.4%   112 18.3%   44 18.9% Fabrazyme 592 17.2% 28.7%   133 19.1%   305 14.3%   71 25.4%   83 16.2% Aldurazyme 195 8.7% 13.4%   70 6.3%   40 0.0%   63 20.4%   22 0.0% Other Rare Diseases products 290 8.6% 18.9%   46 9.3%   114 9.0%   40 25.8%   90 1.2% Genzyme 3 664 29.5% 40.7%   1 070 26.0%   1 671 39.5%   590 21.4%   333 17.8% Plavix 1 929 -4.1% 3.6%   169 -22.6%   1 0.0%   1 006 9.2%   753 -12.6% Lovenox 1 719 -0.5% 1.2%   909 0.4%   77 -50.8%   638 8.8%   95 3.3% Renagel / Renvela 935 18.9% 36.7%   111 -17.3%   723 30.8%   77 12.3%   24 4.5% Aprovel 762 -3.7% 4.8%   143 -25.3%   15 -33.3%   465 8.2%   139 -3.8% Allegra 194 -3.6% 1.0%   10 -10.0%   0 -   1 -50.0%   183 -2.8% Myslee / Ambien / Stilnox 306 -6.2% 0.0%   38 -5.0%   74 -16.2%   63 8.8%   131 -7.4% Synvisc / Synvisc One 413 2.3% 17.3%   29 3.6%   322 -1.5%   49 23.1%   13 18.2% Multaq 341 0.7% 17.6%   41 -6.8%   287 2.1%   10 12.5%   3 -33.3% Depakine 422 2.8% 6.8%   141 -1.4%   0 -   267 6.3%   14 -12.5% Tritace 274 -3.9% -2.5%   118 -7.9%   0 -   151 2.1%   5 -44.4% Lasix 162 -3.7% -1.2%   75 -5.1%   3 -33.3%   58 7.8%   26 -15.6% Targocid 160 -4.3% -1.2%   80 -6.0%   0 -   72 0.0%   8 -22.2% Orudis 156 3.8% -2.5%   17 -15.0%   0 -   135 5.8%   4 33.3% Cordarone 130 -0.8% 0.8%   23 -4.2%   0 -   75 7.1%   32 -14.3% Xatral 95 -3.2% 1.1%   36 -5.3%   0 -   54 -3.8%   5 25.0% Actonel 23 -70.7% -72.0%   1 -94.1%   0 -   15 -51.4%   7 -80.0% Auvi-Q / Allerject -5 -113.9% -106.9%   3 50.0%   -6 -118.0%   0 -   -2 -122.2% Other Rx Drugs 3 617 -3.0% -0.9%   1 533 -1.9%   314 -23.0%   1 414 3.5%   356 -12.9% Total Other Rx Drugs 11 633 -2.3% 2.9%   3 477 -5.3%   1 810 -5.7%   4 550 5.9%   1 796 -11.4% Praluent 9 - -   1 -   9 -   0 -   -1 - Consumer Healthcare 3 492 2.8% 4.6%   668 -1.8%   902 6.1%   1 672 1.6%   250 15.9% Generics 1 917 7.6% 6.2%   569 4.1%   171 15.4%   1 094 5.2%   83 90.7% Pharmaceuticals 29 799 0.8% 7.5%   7 293 0.9%   9 425 -4.8%   9 939 7.1%   3 142 -3.3% Polio / Pertussis / Hib 1 348 8.1% 16.8%   36 50.0%   393 -20.2%   791 32.8%   128 -16.4% Adult Booster Vaccines 496 10.1% 24.6%   51 -13.6%   360 9.8%   65 35.4%   20 26.7% Meningitis / Pneumonia 614 16.7% 35.2%   2 -33.3%   496 15.0%   108 29.3%   8 -11.1% Influenza Vaccines 1 322 2.0% 12.2%   89 -4.3%   896 11.8%   302 -15.0%   35 -2.7% Travel And Other Endemic Vaccines 375 -6.9% -0.5%   22 4.8%   111 -2.1%   188 -11.2%   54 -3.6% Other Vaccines 588 19.9% 42.4%   3 -25.0%   565 20.8%   7 -25.0%   13 42.9% Vaccines 4 743 7.3% 19.4%   203 -0.5%   2 821 7.2%   1 461 11.9%   258 -7.8% Total Group net Sales 34 542 1.6% 9.0%   7 496 0.9%   12 246 -2.2%   11 400 7.7%   3 400 -3.6% Fipronil products 627 -4.5% 5.0%   183 -0.6%   301 -8.5%   110 7.8%   33 -26.2% Vaccines 804 5.7% 11.7%   187 0.5%   195 5.2%   361 5.7%   61 28.9% Avermectin products 498 11.1% 25.1%   49 -10.9%   320 18.2%   58 11.3%   71 4.6% Others 586 46.0% 62.3%   111 15.1%   344 53.5%   85 36.5%   46 161.1% Animal Health 2 515 10.8% 21.1%   530 1.6%   1 160 15.0%   614 10.1%   211 20.0% Total Aggregate Group Sales 37 057 2.2% 9.7%   8 026 0.9%   13 406 -1.0%   12 014 7.8%   3 611 -2.5%

(1) Including Animal Health business (See Appendix 10 for the definition of Aggregate Group sales) which is reported on a single line in the consolidated income statements in accordance with IFRS 5 (Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations)

Appendix 2: Business net income statement

      Fourth
quarter
2015 Pharma-
ceuticals Vaccines Others Total
Group Animal
Health (1) Total: 
aggre-
gate
basis (3) € million Q4 
2015 Q4 
2014   % Q4 
2015 Q4 
2014   % Q4 2015 Q4 
2014 Q4 
2015 Q4 
2014 Q4 
2015 Q4 
2014   %  Q4 
2015 Q4 
2014   % Net sales 7,
277 7,
388 (1.5%) 1,442 1,177 22.5%     8,
719 8,565 559 507 10.3% 9,278 9,072 2.3% Other
reve-
nues 91 77 18.2% 8 10 (20.
0%)     99 87 9 11 (18.2%) 108 98 10.2% Cost of
sales (2,
195) (2,
200) (0.2%) (670) (619) 8.2%     (2,
865) (2,819) (217) (222) (2.3%) (3,082) (3,041) 1.3% As % of
net sales (30.2 %) (29.
8%)   (46.5
%) (52.
5 %)       (32.
9 %) (32.9 %) (38.8 %) (43.8 %)   (33.2 %) (33.5 %)   Gross
profit 5,
173 5,
265 (1.
7%) 780 568 37.
3%     5,
953 5,833 351 296 18.6% 6,304 6,129 2.9% As % of
net sales 71.
1% 71.3%   54.
1% 48.
3%       68.
3% 68.1% 62.8% 58.4%   67.9% 67.6%   Research
and
develop-
ment
ex-
penses (1,
214) (1,
162) 4.5% (150) (142) 5.6%     (1,364) (1,304) (51) (47) 8.5% (1,415) (1,351) 4.7% As % of
net sales (16.
7%) (15.
7%)   (10.
4%) (12.
1%)       (15.
6%) (15.2%) (9.1%) (9.3%)   (15.3%) (14.9%)   Selling
and
general
ex-
penses (2,
276) (2,
112) 7.8% (206) (173) 19.
1%   (3) (2,
482) (2,288) (218) (177) 23.2% (2,700) (2,465) 9.5% As % of
net sales (31.3 %) (28.
6%)   (14.
3%) (14.
7%)       (28.
5%) (26.7%) (39.0%) (34.9%)   (29.1%) (27.2%)   Other
current
opera-
ting
income/
ex-
penses 46 118   25 (1)   (47) (23) 24 94 (4) 2   20 96   Share of
profit/
loss
of
associ-
ates*
and
joint
ventures 28 51   3 13       31 64 - 1   31 65   Net income
attri-
butable
to non-
control-
ling
interests (39) (30)   - -       (39) (30) - (1)   (39) (31)   Business
opera-
ting
in-
come 1,
718 2,
130 (19.
3%) 452 265 70.
6% (47) (26) 2,
123 2,369 78 74 5.4% 2,201 2,443 (9.9%) As % of
net sales 23.
6 % 28.
8%   31.
3% 22.
5%       24.
3% 27.7% 14.0% 14.6%   23.7% 26.9%     Finan-
cial
income
and ex-
penses (2) (76) (138)     Income
tax
ex-
pense (2) (416) (477)     Tax rate ** 19.5% 21.0%     Busi-
ness
net
income 1,709 1,828 (6.5%)   As % of net
sales 18.4% 20.1%     Busi-
ness
earnings
per share *** 
(in euros) 1.31 1.39 (5.8%)

*   Net of tax.
** Determined on the basis of Business income before tax, associates and non-controlling interests.
*** Based on an average number of shares outstanding of 1,304.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 1,315.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

(1) Under the presentation requirements of IFRS 5 (Non-Current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations), the Animal Health business is classified as a discontinued operation. Consequently, net income for the Animal Health business is reported separately as a single income statement line item, "Net income from the held-for-exchange Animal Health business", for 2015 and prior years. Until closing of the transaction, Animal Health remains an operating segment of the Group.
(2) Including the Animal Health business, which is reported separately as a single income statement line item in accordance with IFRS 5.
(3) Aggregate amount, including the Animal Health business.

      Full year 2015 Pharma-
ceuticals Vaccines Others Total Group Animal Health (1) Total: 
aggre-
gate
basis (3) € million   2015  2014 %   2015   2014 %  2015  2014  2015 2014 2015   2014 %   2015   2014 % Net sales 29,
799 27,
720 7.5% 4,
743 3,
974 19.
4%     34,542 31,694 2,515 2,076 21.1% 37,
057 33,770 9.7% Other
re-
venues 288 272 5.9% 31 33 (6.
1%)     319 305 41 34 20.6% 360 339 6.2% Cost
of
sales (8,
788) (8,
282) 6.1% (2,
131) (1,
948) 9.4%     (10,919) (10,230) (885) (799) 10.8% (11,
804) (11,029) 7.0% As %
of net sales (29
.5%) (29.
9%)   (44.
9%) (49.
0%)       (31.6%) (32.3%) (35.
2%) (38.4%)   (31.
9%) (32.7%)   Gross
profit 21,
299 19,
710 8.
1% 2,
643 2,
059 28.
4%     23,942 21,769 1,671 1,311 27.5% 25,
613 23,080 11.0% As %
of net
sales 71.5% 71.
1%   55.7% 51.8%       69.3% 68.7% 66.4% 63.2%   69.
1% 68.3%   Research
and
develop-
ment
ex-
penses (4,
530) (4,
174) 8.
5% (552) (493) 12.
0%     (5,082) (4,667) (177) (157) 12.7% (5,
259) (4,824) 9.0% As %
of net
sales (15.
2%) (15.
1%)   (11.
6%) (12.
4%)       (14.7%) (14.7%) (7.0%) (7.6%)   (14.
2%) (14.3%)   Selling
and
general
ex-
penses (8,
656) (7,
692) 12.
5% (726) (614) 18.
2%   (3) (9,382) (8,309) (865) (682) 26.8% (10,
247) (8,991) 14.0% As %
of net
sales (29.
0%) (27.
7%)   (15.
3%) (15.
5%)       (27.2%) (26.2%) (34.4%) (32.9%)   (27.
7%) (26.6%)   Other
current
opera-
ting
in-
come/
ex-
penses (121) 194   27 2   (114) (52) (208) 144 5 20   (203) 164   Share
of profit/
loss of
associ-
ates* and joint
ventures 146 106   23 40       169 146 1 1   170 147   Net income
attri-
butable
to non-
controlling
interests (125) (126)   (1) -       (126) (126) - (1)   (126) (127)   Business
operating
income 8,
013 8,018 (0.
1%) 1,
414 994 42.
3% (114) (55) 9,313 8,957 635 492 29.1% 9,
948 9,449 5.3% As % of net sales 26.
9% 28.9%   29.
8% 25.
0%       27.0% 28.3% 25.2% 23.7%   26.
8% 28.0%                         Finan-
cial
in-
come and
ex-
penses (2) (390) (447)                         Income tax
ex-
pense (2) (2,
187) (2,155)                         Tax rate** 23.
0% 24.0%                         Business net income 7,
371 6,847 7.7%                       As % of net sales 19.
9% 20.3%                         Business earnings per share *** 
(in euros) 5.
64 5.20 8.5%

*   Net of tax.
**  Determined on the basis of Business income before tax, associates and non-controlling interests.
*** Based on an average number of shares outstanding of 1,306.2 million in 2015 and 1,315.8 million in 2014.

(1) Under the presentation requirements of IFRS 5 (Non-Current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations), the Animal Health business is classified as a discontinued operation. Consequently, net income for the Animal Health business is reported separately as a single income statement line item, "Net income from the held-for-exchange Animal Health business", for 2015 and prior years. Until closing of the transaction, Animal Health remains an operating segment of the Group.
(2) Including the Animal Health business, which is reported separately as a single income statement line item in accordance with IFRS 5.
(3) Aggregate amount, including the Animal Health business.

Appendix 3: Reconciliation of Business net income to Net income attributable to equity holders of Sanofi

€ million Q4 2015(1) Q4 2014(1) Change Business net income 1,709 1,828 (6.5%) Amortization of intangible assets(2) (695) (513)   Impairment of intangible assets (533) 135   Fair value remeasurement of contingent 
consideration liabilities (108) (126)   Restructuring costs (359) (108)   Other gains and losses, and litigation - -   Additional yearly expense related to US Branded Prescription Drug Fee(3) - -   Tax effect of items listed above: 602 273    Amortization of intangible assets 257 53   Impairment of intangible assets 175 (57)   Fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration liabilities 46 235   Other gains and losses, and litigation - -   Restructuring costs 124 42    

Other tax items - -    

Share of items listed above attributable to non-controlling interests 20 3    

Restructuring costs of associates and joint ventures, and expenses arising from the impact of acquisitions on associates and joint ventures (59) (80)   Animal Health items(4) (243) (73)   Net income attributable to equity holders of Sanofi 334 1,339 (75.1%) Consolidated earnings per share(5) (in euros) 0.26 1.02  

(1) The Animal Health business is reported separately in accordance with IFRS 5 (Non-Current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations).
(2) Includes amortization expense generated by the remeasurement of intangible assets in connection with business combinations: €423 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and €456 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.
(3)Annual fee related to 2013 sales following the final IRS regulation issued in July 2014 that changed the timing of liability recognition and generated a one-time "double" expense in 2014.
(4) Includes the following items: impact of the discontinuation of depreciation and impairment of property, plant & equipment with effect from the start date of IFRS 5 application; impact of the amortization and impairment of intangible assets until the start date of IFRS 5 application; costs incurred as a result of the divestment; and the tax effect of those items.
(5) Based on an average number of shares outstanding of 1,304.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 1,315.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2014.

€ million 2015(1) 2014(1) Change Business net income 7,371 6,847 7.7% Amortization of intangible assets(2) (2,137) (2,081)   Impairment of intangible assets (767) 31   Fair value remeasurement of contingent 
consideration liabilities 53 (303)   Restructuring costs (795) (404)   Other gains and losses, and litigation(3) - 35   Additional yearly expense related to US Branded Prescription Drug Fee(4) - (116)   Tax effect of items listed above: 1,331 928   Amortization of intangible assets 757 564   Impairment of intangible assets 262 (18)   Fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration liabilities 39 254   Other gains and losses, and litigation - (13)   Restructuring costs 273 141    

Other tax items (111) (110)    

Share of items listed above attributable to non-controlling interests 25 7    

Restructuring costs of associates and joint ventures. and expenses arising from the impact of acquisitions on associates and joint ventures (191) (198)   Animal Health items(5) (492) (246)   Net income attributable to equity holders of Sanofi 4,287 4,390 (2.3%) Consolidated earnings per share(6) (in euros) 3.28 3.34  

(1) Animal Health reported separately in accordance with IFRS 5 (Non-Current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations).
(2) Of which related to amortization expense generated by the remeasurement of intangible assets as part of business combinations: €1,770 million in 2015 and €1,960 million in 2014.
(3) Day one profit on Alnylam shares presented in financial result.
(4) Annual fee related to 2013 sales following the final IRS regulation issued in July 2014 that has changed the timing of liability recognition and leads to a one-time "double" expense in the year of 2014.
(5) Includes the following items: Impact of the discontinuation of depreciation and impairment of Property, Plant & Equipment starting at IFRS 5 application (Non-current assets held for sale and discontinued operations), impact of the amortization and impairment of intangible assets until IFRS 5 application, and costs incurred as a result of the divestment as well as tax effect of these items. 
(6) Based on an average number of shares outstanding of 1,306.2 million in 2015 and 1,315.8 million in 2014.

Appendix 4: Consolidated income statements

€ million Q42015(1) Q4 2014(1) 2015(1) 2014(1) Net sales 8,719 8,565 34,542 31,694 Other revenues 99 87 319 305 Cost of sales (2,865) (2,819) (10,919) (10,230) Gross profit 5,953 5,833 23,942 21,769 Research and development expenses (1,364) (1,304) (5,082) (4,667) Selling and general expenses (2,482) (2,288) (9,382) (8,425) Other operating income 145 160 254 301 Other operating expenses (121) (66) (462) (157) Amortization of intangible assets (695) (513) (2,137) (2,081) Impairment of intangible assets (533) 135 (767) 31 Fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration liabilities (108) (126) 53 (303) Restructuring costs (359) (109) (795) (404) Operating income 436 1,722 5,624 6,064 Financial expenses (172) (157) (559) (598) Financial income 99 20 178 192 Income before tax and associates and joint ventures 363 1,585 5,243 5,658 Income tax expense 218 (182) (709) (1,214) Share of profit/loss of associates and joint ventures (28) (16) (22) (52) Net income excluding the held for exchange Animal Health business 553 1,387 4,512 4,392 Net income from the held for exchange Animal Health Business (200) (21) (124) 117 Net income 353 1,366 4,388 4,509 Net income attributable to non-controlling interests 19 27 101 119 Net income attributable to equity holders of Sanofi 334 1,339 4,287 4,390 Average number of shares outstanding (million) 1,304.9 1,315.8 1,306.2 1,315.8 Earnings per share (in euros) excluding the held for exchange Animal Health Business 0.41 1.03 3.38 3.25 Earnings per share (in euros) 0.26 1.02 3.28 3.34

(1) Including the Animal Health business, which is reported separately as a single income statement line item in accordance with IFRS 5 (Non-Current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations).

Appendix 5: Change in net debt

€ million 2015 2014 Business net income 7,371 6,847 Depreciation amortization and impairment of property, plant and equipment and software 1,333 1,230 Net gains and losses on disposals of non-current assets, net of tax (137) (205) Other non-cash items (19) (389) Operating cash flow before changes in working capital (1) 8,548 7,483 Changes in working capital (1) 1,048 988 Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment and software (1,464) (1,223) Free cash flow (1) 8,132 7,248 Acquisitions of intangibles, excluding software (1,559) (334) Acquisitions of investments, including assumed debt (1) (365) (2,292) Restructuring costs paid (682) (774) Proceeds from disposals of property, plant and equipment, intangibles, and other non-current assets, net of tax 208 252 Issuance of Sanofi shares 573 680 Dividends paid to shareholders of Sanofi (3,694) (3,676) Acquisition of treasury shares (1,784) (1,801) Disposals of treasury shares, net of tax 1 1 Transactions with non-controlling interests including dividends (25) (8) Foreign exchange impact (768) (525) Other items (120) (101) Change in net debt (83) (1,128)

(1) Excluding restructuring costs

Appendix 6: Simplified consolidated balance sheet

ASSETS
€ million 12/31/15 12/31/14 LIABILITIES 
€ million 12/31/15 12/31/14       Equity attributable to equity-holders of Sanofi 58,049 56,120       Equity attributable to non-controlling interests 161 148       Total equity 58,210 56,268 Property, plant and equipment 9,943 10,396 Long-term debt 13,118 13,276 Intangible assets (including goodwill) 51,583 53,740 Non-current liabilities related to business combinations and to non-controlling interests 1,121 1,133 Non-current financial assets, investments in associates, and deferred tax assets 10,115 9,819 Provisions and other non-current liabilities 9,169 9,578       Deferred tax liabilities 2,895 4,105 Non-current assets 71,641 73,955 Non-current liabilities 26,303 28,092       Accounts payable and other current liabilities 13,259 11,363 Inventories, accounts receivable and other current assets 15,780 16,086 Current liabilities related to business combinations and  to non-controlling interests 130 131 Cash and cash equivalents 9,148 7,341 Short-term debt and current portion of long-term debt 3,436 1,538 Current assets 24,928 23,427 Current liabilities 16,825 13,032 Assets held for sale or exchange 5,752 10 Liabilities related to assets held for sale or exchange 983 - Total ASSETS 102,321 97,392 Total LIABILITIES & EQUITY 102,321 97,392

Appendix 7: 2016 currency sensitivity

2016 Business EPS currency sensitivity

Currency Variation Business EPS Sensitivity U.S. Dollar -0.05 USD/EUR +EUR 0.13 Japanese Yen +5 JPY/EUR -EUR 0.02 Chinese Yuan +0.2 CNY/EUR -EUR 0.02 Brazilian Real +0.4 BRL/EUR -EUR 0.01 Russian Ruble +10 RUB/EUR -EUR 0.04

Currency exposure on Q4 2015 and 2015

Currency Q4 2015 2015 US $ 36.6% 37.1% Euro € 23.3% 22.8% Chinese Yuan 5.7% 5.6% Japanese Yen 5.3% 5.3% Brazilian Real 2.3% 2.8% British Pound 2.1% 2.1% Canadian $ 1.4% 1.5% Russian Ruble 1.8% 1.6% Australian $ 1.4% 1.4% Mexican Peso 2.7% 1.7% Others 17.4% 18.1%

Currency average rates

  Q4 2014 Q4 2015 Change €/$ 1.25 1.09 -12.8% €/Yen 142.98 132.93 -7.0% €/Yuan 7.68 7.00 -8.9% €/Ruble 59.93 72.37 +20.8%

Appendix 8: R&D Pipeline

Registration

N
lixisenatide
GLP-1 agonist
Type 2 diabetes, U.S.
   

Dengvaxia®(1)
Mild-to-severe
dengue fever vaccine
  N
LixiLan 
lixisenatide + insulin glargine
Fixed-Ratio / Type 2 diabetes, U.S. PR5i
DTP-HepB-Polio-Hib
Pediatric hexavalent vaccine, U.S., EU N
sarilumab 
Anti-IL6R mAb
Rheumatoid arthritis, U.S
  VaxiGrip® QIV IM
Quadrivalent inactivated
influenza vaccine (3 years+)

Phase III

 

LixiLan
lixisenatide + insulin glargine
Fixed-Ratio / Type 2 diabetes, EU
  N
patisiran (ALN-TTR02)
siRNA inhibitor targeting TTR
Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy
 
Clostridium difficile
Toxoid vaccine

  N
SAR342434
insulin lispro
Type 1+2 diabetes
  N
revusiran (ALN-TTRsc)
siRNA inhibitor targeting TTR
Familial amyloidotic cardiomyopathy

  VaxiGrip® QIV IM 
Quadrivalent inactivated
influenza vaccine (6-35 months) N
SAR439954 (sotagliflozin)
Oral SGLT-1&2 inhibitor
Type 1 diabetes
  Jevtana® 
cabazitaxel 
Metastatic prostate cancer (1L) Pediatric pentavalent vaccine
DTP-Polio-Hib
Japan  

sarilumab
Anti-IL6R mAb
Rheumatoid arthritis, EU   N
dupilumab
Anti-IL4R alpha mAb
Atopic dermatitis, Asthma
   

N : New Molecular Entity

  1. Approved in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines in Q4 2015, and in El Salvador in Q1 2016

Phase II

 

dupilumab
Anti-IL4R alpha mAb
Nasal polyposis;
Eosinophilic oesophagitis N
isatuximab
Anti-CD38 naked mAb
Multiple myeloma
  Men Quad TT
2nd generation meningococcal
ACYW conjugate vaccine  N
SAR156597
 IL4/IL13 Bi-specific mAb 
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  N
GZ402671
Oral GCS inhibitor
Fabry Disease
  Rabies VRVg
Purified vero rabies vaccine
  SAR439954 (sotagliflozin)
 Oral SGLT-1&2 inhibitor
Type 2 diabetes N
olipudase alfa
rhASM
 Niemann-Pick type B
  Tuberculosis
Recombinant subunit vaccine
  N
SAR439977 (efpeglenatide) 
Long-acting GLP-1 receptor agonist
Type 2 diabetes N
Combination
ferroquine / OZ439
Antimalarial
Fluzone® QIV HD
Quadrivalent inactivated
influenza vaccine - High dose sarilumab
Anti-IL6R mAb
Uveitis  

Phase I

N
GZ402668
GLD52 (anti-CD52 mAb)
Relapsing multiple sclerosis
  N
SAR566658
Maytansin-loaded anti-CA6 mAb
Solid tumors
  N
SAR439152
Myosin inhibitor
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  N
SAR113244
Anti-CXCR5 mAb
Systemic lupus erythematosus
  N
SAR408701
Anti-CEACAM5 ADC
Solid tumors

  N
SAR407899
rho kinase
Microvascular angina
  N
GZ389988
TRKA antagonist
Osteoarthritis
  N
SAR439684
PD-1 inhibitor
Cancer
  N
SAR422459
ABCA4 gene therapy
Stargardt disease

  N
SAR425899
GLP-1R/GCGR dual agonist
Type 2 diabetes

  N
SAR428926
LAMP-1 inhibitor
Cancer
  N
UshStat®
Myosin 7A gene therapy
Usher syndrome 1B
  N
SAR438335
GLP-1R/GIPR dual agonist
Type 2 diabetes N
GZ402666
neo GAA
Pompe Disease
  N
SAR366234
EP2 receptor agonist
Elevated intraocular pressure

  N
SAR438544
Stable glucagon analog
Diabetes
  N
SAR339375
Anti-miR21 RNA
Alport syndrome Streptococcus pneumonia
Meningitis & pneumonia vaccine

  N
SAR440067 (LAPS Insulin 115)
Long acting insulin analog
Type 2 diabetes

  N
fitusiran (ALN-AT3)
siRNA targeting Anti-Thrombin 
Hemophilia 

  Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2
HSV-2 vaccine
    N
SAR228810
Anti-protofibrillar AB mAb
Alzheimer's disease

   

Appendix 9: Expected R&D milestones

Product Event Timing Dengvaxia® Expected regulatory decision in endemic countries Throughout
2016 LixiLan Expected EU regulatory submission in Type 2 Diabetes Q1 2016 dupilumab Expected SOLO 1 and 2 Phase III top line results in Atopic Dermatitis Q1 2016 PR5i vaccine (DTP-HepB-Polio-Hib) Expected EU regulatory decision Q1 2016 Men Quad TT Expected start of Phase III trial Q2 2016 insulin lispro Expected SORELLA Phase III top line results in Diabetes Q2 2016 sarilumab Expected MONARCH Phase III top line results in Rheumatoid Arthritis Q2 2016 dupilumab Expected CHRONOS Phase III interim results in Atopic Dermatitis Q2 2016 NeoGAA (GZ402666) Expected start of Phase III trial in Pompe Disease Q2 2016 olipudase alfa Expected start of pivotal Phase II/III trial in Niemann-Pick type B Q2 2016 lixisenatide Expected U.S. regulatory decision in Type 2 Diabetes Q3 2016 LixiLan Expected U.S. regulatory decision in Type 2 Diabetes Q3 2016 sarilumab Expected EU regulatory submission in Rheumatoid Arthritis Q3 2016 dupilumab Expected U.S. regulatory submission in Atopic Dermatitis Q3 2016 fitusiran Expected start of Phase III trial in Hemophilia Q3 2016 Praluent® Expected results of ODYSSEY OUTCOMES 2nd interim analysis(1) H2 2016 sarilumab Expected U.S. regulatory decision in Rheumatoid Arthritis Q4 2016 dupilumab Expected start of Phase III trial in Nasal Polyposis Q4 2016 VaxiGrip® QIV IM (3 years+) Expected EU regulatory decision Q4 2016 sotagliflozin Expected start of Phase III trial in Type 2 Diabetes Q4 2016 efpeglenatide Expected start of Phase III trial in Type 2 Diabetes Q4 2016 isatuximab Expected start of Phase III trial in Multiple Myeloma Q4 2016

(1) Interim analysis for futility when ~50% of events have occurred; second interim analysis for futility and overwhelming efficacy when ~75% of events have occurred in H2 2016

Appendix 10: Definitions of non-GAAP financial indicators

Aggregate

Sanofi comments include Animal Health Business for every income statement line using "Aggregate" wording;

Aggregate Group sales at constant exchange rates (CER)

When we refer to changes in our Aggregate net sales "at constant exchange rates" (CER), this means that we exclude the effect of changes in exchange rates.
We eliminate the effect of exchange rates by recalculating Aggregate net sales for the relevant period at the exchange rates used for the previous period.

Reconciliation of net sales to Aggregate Group sales at constant exchange rates for the fourth quarter and 2015

€ million Q4 2015 2015 Net sales 8,719 34,542 Animal Health net sales 559 2,515 Aggregate Group sales 9,278 37,057 Effect of exchange rates -349 -2,549 Aggregate Group sales at constant exchange rates 8,929 34,508

Business net income

Sanofi publishes a key non-GAAP indicator. This indicator "Business net income", replaced "adjusted net income excluding selected items".

Business net income is defined as net income attributable to equity holders of Sanofi excluding:

  • amortization of intangible assets,
  • impairment of intangible assets,
  • fair value remeasurement of contingent consideration liabilities related to business combinations,
  • other impacts associated with acquisitions (including impacts of acquisitions on associates),
  • restructuring costs(1),
  • other gains and losses (including gains and losses on disposals of non-current assets(1)),
  • costs or provisions associated with litigation(1),
  • tax effects related to the items listed above as well as effects of major tax disputes.
  • tax (3%) on dividends paid to Sanofi shareholders.
  • Animal Health items out of business net income(2)
  • Net income attributable to non-controlling interests related to the items listed above

(1) Reported in the line items Restructuring costs and Gains and losses on disposals, and litigation, which are defined in Note B.20. to our consolidated financial statements.

(2) Depreciation and impairment of Property, Plant and Equipment starting at IFRS 5 application (non-current assets held for sales and discontinued operations), amortization and impairment of intangible assets until IFRS 5 application and costs increased as a result of the divestment as well as tax effect of these items.

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