Aug 7 Specialty drugmaker Mallinckrodt Plc
reported a smaller quarterly loss and raised its
full-year profit and revenue forecast, citing strong sales of
its recently acquired pain drug Ofirmev.
Mallinckrodt reported a net loss of $24.1 million, or 41
cents per share, for the third quarter ended June 27, compared
with $27.9 million, or 48 cents per share, a year earlier.
On an adjusted basis, the company earned $1.20 per share.
Revenue jumped 14.6 percent to $653.1 million.
The company said it expects full-year earnings of $4-$4.3
per share on revenue of $2.35 billion-$2.45 billion. It had
earlier forecast 2014 earnings of $3.30-3.60 per share on
revenue of $2.28 billion-$2.38 billion.
(Reporting by Anand Basu in Bangalore; Editing by Joyjeet Das)