West posts sales, earnings increases in 2008

ERJ staff report (R&PN)

Lionville, Pennsylvania — Medical components manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. reported net income of $86 million on sales of $1.05 billion-both increases over a year earlier-in fiscal 2008, the company announced Feb. 19.

The earnings figure was a 21.6-percent improvement on the 2007 posting, while the sales mark was a 3-percent increase, according to West’s fourth quarter and year-end financial report.

In the final quarter of 2008, the Lionville-based firm reported net earnings of $17.6 million, up from $6 million in 2007. Sales, however,…

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