Our guidance is established following information, assumptions and intentions that may be, completely or partially, based on assumptions and decisions of the Sanofi management that could evolve or change in the future.
2014 guidance adjusted on July 31, 2014
Given our financial performance in H1 2014 and despite increasing U.S. competitive pressure at the payor level, 2014 business EPS is expected to be between 6% to 8% higher than 2013 at CER, barring major unforeseen adverse events.
2014 guidance announced on February 6, 2014
The continued performance of growth platforms, investments in new product launches and in late-stage pipeline should lead to a 2014 business EPS growth between 4% and 7% at CER, barring major unforeseen adverse events.
Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements
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