The effective tax rate was 17.7 percent in the third quarter of 2011, compared with an effective tax rate of 22.0 percent in the third quarter of 2010. The largest driver of the decrease in the effective tax rate was the recognition of a $45.4 million discrete benefit primarily as a result of the resolution of the IRS audit of the company's 2007 federal income tax return. For the full year 2011, the company expects the effective tax rate to be approximately 19.5 percent.
Net income and earnings per share decreased to $1.236 billion and $1.11, respectively, compared with third-quarter 2010 net income of $1.303 billion and earnings per share of $1.18. The decreases in net income and earnings per share were primarily driven by lower operating income and higher other expense, partially offset by a lower effective tax rate.
Third-Quarter 2011 non-GAAP Results
Operating income decreased 8 percent to $1.611 billion, due to lower gross margin percent and increased marketing, selling and administrative expenses. Net income decreased 7 percent to $1.254 billion, while earnings per share decreased 7 percent to $1.13. These decreases were primarily driven by lower operating income and higher other expense, partially offset by a lower net effective tax rate. Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, earnings per share would have decreased approximately 1 percent.
For purposes of non-GAAP reporting, items totaling $.02 and $.03 per share in the third quarters of 2011 and 2010, respectively, have been excluded. For further detail, see the reconciliation below as well as the footnotes to the non-GAAP income statement later in this press release.Third Quarter20112010
% GrowthEarnings per share (reported)$1.11$1.18(6)%Restructuring charges
.02.03Earnings per share (non-GAAP) $1.13$1.21(7)%Year-to-Date Results
For the first nine months of 2011, worldwide total revenue was $18
|SOURCE Eli Lilly and Company|
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