Novartis and Alcon deliver solid results

Novartis and its Alcon division delivered a good performance in the third quarter of 2014.

Novartis recorded net sales of CA$16.5 billion, a 4% increase compared with the same period last year.

Alcon’s third-quarter sales were CA$3 billion, a 5% increase over the same period in 2013. Alcon reported an increase of 3% in its pharmaceutical ophthalmic products, and a 3% increase in its vision care products. In the vision care segment, the strong sales growth of Dailies Total and AirOptix Colors contact lenses offset a decline in contact lens care solutions.

For more information: http://www.novartis.com/downloads/investors/financial-results/quarterly-results/q3-2014-media-release-en.pdf

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