Teva Posts Third-Quarter Loss

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -
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The Teva Pharmaceutical Logistic Center in Shoam, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has swung to a third-quarter loss as it proceeds with an aggressive cost-cutting program and adjusts to declines in key product categories.

But the company on Thursday gave a positive outlook as it reported stabilization in its key generics business, the launch of new products, and progress with its restructuring.

Teva posted a loss of $273 million, or 27 cents a share, compared with earnings of $530 million, or 52 cents a share, the previous year. Revenue fell 19 percent from $5.617 billion to $4.529 billion.

Speaking to analysts, chief executive Kare Schultz said he is “very satisfied” with the company’s performance.