Form 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549






Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 25, 2012




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Indiana   001-06351   35-0470950

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

Lilly Corporate Center

Indianapolis, Indiana


(Address of Principal

Executive Offices)

    (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (317) 276-2000

No Change

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On July 25, 2012, we issued a press release announcing our results of operations for the second quarter and six month period ended June 30, 2012, including, among other things, income statements for those periods. In addition, on the same day we held a teleconference for analysts and media to discuss those results. The teleconference was web cast on our web site. The press release and related financial statements are attached to this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.

For the second quarter and first six months of 2012, the press release attached as Exhibit 99 includes a non-GAAP presentation of our results. We use non-GAAP financial measures, such as non-GAAP net income and earnings per share, that differ from financial statements reported in conformity to U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). In the press release attached as Exhibit 99, we used non-GAAP financial measures in comparing the financial results for the first quarter and first six months of 2012 with the same periods of 2011. Those measures include the following, adjusted to exclude the effect of the items below (described in more detail in the press release attached as Exhibit 99): operating income, income before taxes, income taxes, effective tax rate, net income, and earnings per share. The adjustments consist of:



A special charge in the first quarter of 2012 of $23.8 million, primarily related to the withdrawal of Xigris.



In-process research and development charges associated with our diabetes collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim in the first quarter of 2011.



Restructuring charges in the first and second quarters of 2011 related to severance costs from previously-announced strategic actions that the company took to reduce its cost structure and global workforce.

In the press release attached as Exhibit 99, we provided financial expectations for 2012, including earnings per share growth on a non-GAAP basis. In order to provide additional insight into the earnings-per-share growth comparison between 2011 results and expected 2012 results, we adjusted earnings per share for the items described above and for the following:



Restructuring charges related to severance costs from the strategic actions described above in each of the last two quarters of 2011.



A special charge related to the withdrawal of Xigris in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The items that we exclude when we provide adjusted results or adjusted expectations are typically highly variable, difficult to predict, and of a size that could have a substantial impact on our reported operations for a period. We believe that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors. Among other things, they may help investors evaluate our ongoing operations. They can assist in making meaningful period-over-period comparisons and in identifying operating trends that would otherwise be masked or distorted by the items subject to the adjustments. Management uses these non-GAAP measures internally to evaluate the performance of the business, including to allocate resources and to evaluate results relative to incentive compensation targets.

Investors should consider these non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. For the reasons described above for use of non-GAAP measures, our prospective earnings guidance is subject to adjustment for certain future matters, similar to those identified above, as to which prospective quantification generally is not feasible.



The information in this Item 2.02 and the press release attached as Exhibit 99 are considered furnished to the Commission and are not deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits


Exhibit Number



99    Press release dated July 25, 2012, together with related attachments




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.




Name:   Arnold C. Hanish
Title:   Vice President and
  Chief Accounting Officer
Dated:   July 25, 2012





Exhibit Number   


99    Press release dated July 25, 2012, together with related attachments.