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Sun Pharma expects Ranbaxy costs to hit 2016 revenue

Zeba Siddiqui     July 20, 2015

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, country's largest drugmaker by sales , said on Monday its fiscal 2016 revenue might decline or stay flat due to costs related to fixing manufacturing issues at Ranbaxy Laboratories, which it bought for $3.2 billion last year.

The company said its profit could be hurt due to "certain expenses/charges arising out of integration as well as remedial actions."

All of Ranbaxy's India-based drug production sites are banned from exporting to its largest market, the United States, after the US Food and Drug Administration found violations of standard manufacturing practices there.

Sun in a statement said the remedial actions at Ranbaxy's India plants were "on track," and it would "try to expedite the resolution for at least one of these facilities." It did not give a timeline.

The synergy benefits from the Ranbaxy deal would be 15 to 20 percent more than the company's original target of $250 million by 2018, Sun said.

(Reuters)


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