Botox-maker Allergan Inc.announced the second-quarter profit early Friday





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Botox-maker Allergan Inc. announced the second-quarter profit early Friday, the figures were substantially higher, attributable in part to the company’s cost-cutting measures.

Botox-maker Allergan Inc. announced the second-quarter profit early Friday, the figures were substantially higher, attributable in part to the company’s cost-cutting measures.

Allergan registered its second-quarter earnings rose to $176.1 million from $143.4 million in the year-earlier period.

Excluding various items, Allergan would have posted adjusted earnings of 75 cents a share compared to the year-earlier 63 cents.

Analysts polled by FactSet were expecting earnings of 67 cents a share, on average.

Revenue for the quarter slipped to $1.13 billion from $1.17 billion. Excluding the impact of a strong U.S. dollar overseas, sales would have been up 2.2%.

The Irvine, Calif.-based company also issued its financial forecast. Allergan now sees adjusted earnings of 67 cents to 69 cents a share for the third quarter and $2.71 to $2.75 a share for the full year.

Full-year sales should come in between $4.2 billion and $4.3 billion, while third-quarter sales are pegged at $1.05 billion to $1.1 billion.