MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announces third quarter financial results for 2010. The merger of Biovail Corporation (Legacy Biovail) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (Legacy Valeant) was completed on September 28, 2010. Accordingly, as required under generally accepted accounting principles, the reported third quarter results reflect the full third quarter financial results of Legacy Biovail and only 3 days’ results for Legacy Valeant. The reported revenue included no contribution from Legacy Valeant; as an administrative accommodation, shipping for Legacy Valeant was cut-off in advance of the merger date. These financial statements also reflect the recognition of the assets and liabilities of Legacy Valeant acquired under the merger at their fair values.
“The Legacy Biovail financial results for the quarter, from my perspective, were disappointing,” said J. Michael Pearson, chief executive officer. “The Legacy Valeant business continues to perform well. With one month behind us as a new company, I am pleased with the combined operating performance of our new company and the many new commercial initiatives underway. In the fourth quarter, we expect to generate approximately $500 million in revenue and $200 million in adjusted non-GAAP cash flows from operations, despite the anticipated loss of over $20 million of 4th quarter revenues from the impact of the entry of an authorized generic of Diastat, reduced ribavirin royalties and the elimination of both the Biovail R&D revenues and the GSK alliance payment. More important, with the merger now complete, we have already made the hard decisions about products, people, facilities and development programs, and have begun to put the combined company on a path to sustainable growth a