Announcement according to Article 17 European Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
Biotest exceeds Revenue guidance 2021
Dreieich, 16 February 2022. According to preliminary and not yet audited figures, Biotest AG increased its revenues by more than 6.5 % to € 515.6 million in fiscal year 2021, compared to € 484.2 million in the previous year. The increase in sales, which is above the full-year guidance, is primarily due to the strong demand for immunoglobulins and the marketing authorisation in France for the human intravenous immunoglobulin preparation Intratect(R).
The depreciation at the end of the 2021 financial year for the plasmatic coagulation factor VIII deteriorated the operating result by € 40.1 million. The background to this is that the manufacturing process of Biotest preparations is a co- production. In the production of immunoglobulins, the precursor of factor VIII is always produced as well. However, the demand for coagulation factors cannot keep up with the enormous demand for immunoglobulins, especially since in the therapeutic field, Factor VIII plasma proteins also compete for use with synthetically produced drugs such as recombinant, half-life extended factor concentrates or non-coagulation factor therapies. Without this one-off effect of the impairment, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amount to € - 7.0 million in 2021. Biotest has thus achieved the original EBIT guidance of March 2021, adjusted for the one-off effect, of € - 5 to - 10 million.
Biotest will publish final results for the Financial Year 2021 and the annual report on March 24, 2022.
Board of Management
This document contains forward-looking statements on overall economic development as well as on the business, earnings, financial and assets position of Biotest AG and its subsidiaries. These statements are based on current plans, estimates, forecasts and expectations of the company and are thus subject to risks and elements of uncertainty that could result in significant deviation of actual developments from expected developments. The forward-looking statements are only valid at the time of publication. Biotest does not intend to update the forward-looking statements and assumes no obligation to do so.
Biotest is a provider of plasma proteins and biological drugs. With a value added chain that extends from pre-clinical and clinical development to worldwide sales, Biotest has specialised primarily in the areas of clinical immunology, haematology and intensive medicine. Biotest develops and markets immunoglobulins, coagulation factors and albumins based on human blood plasma. These are used for diseases of the immune and haematopoietic systems. In addition Biotest develops monoclonal antibodies in the indications of cancer of plasma cells and systemic lupus erythematosus which are produced by recombinant technologies. Biotest has more than 1,900 employees worldwide. The preference shares of Biotest AG are listed in the Prime Standard on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
Dr. Monika Buttkereit
Biotest AG, Landsteinerstr. 5, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, www.biotest.com
Ordinary shares: securities' ID No. 522720; ISIN DE0005227201
Preference shares: securities' ID No. 522723; ISIN DE0005227235
Listing: Frankfurt (Prime Standard)
Open Market: Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg/ Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate
Dr. Michael Ramroth
Chief Executive Officer
Tel. +40 6103 801 225
Fax: +49 6103 801 347
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