May 14, 2018
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502):
Underlying Revenue growth +5.5% led by Takeda's Growth Drivers
Stellar EPS growth reflects strong revenue growth and progress of Global Opex Initiative
Significant pipeline progress leveraging therapeutic area expertise
Net leverage improved due to continued strong progress on cash flow
Christophe Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Takeda, commented:
"Takeda's transformation is delivering superior results as we execute against our key mid-term priorities of growing the portfolio, strengthening the pipeline, and boosting profitability. In FY2017, our Growth Drivers maintained their strong momentum, which together with disciplined cost management under the Global Opex Initiative resulted in industry-leading revenue and earnings growth. We also made significant progress in R&D, with 17 New Molecular Entity clinical trial stage-ups, and 56 new collaborations to strengthen our innovation network.
The strength of the underlying business means we expect to maintain revenue and earnings growth momentum in FY2018, and I am confident that through strategic focus and superior execution, Takeda will continue to deliver long-term value to patients and shareholders."
Reported Results for FY2017 (April-March)
|(billion yen)||FY2016||FY2017||% Growth vs Prior Year|
|EPS||147 yen||239 yen||+62.7%||+44.8%|
|Core Earnings is calculated by deducting SG&A expenses and R&D expenses from reported Gross Profit. In addition, certain other items that are non-core in nature and significant in value may also be adjusted.|
|Underlying growth compares two periods of financial results on a common basis, showing the ongoing performance of the business excluding the impact of foreign exchange and divestitures.|
|Attributable to the owners of the company.|
FY2018 Management Guidance: Maintaining underlying growth momentum
|Guidance (growth %)|
|Underlying Revenue||Low single digit|
|Underlying Core Earnings||High single digit|
|Underlying Core EPS||Low-teens|
|Annual dividend per share||180 yen|
FY2018 Reported Forecast: Underlying strength lessens impact of significant decline in one-time items
|(billion yen)||FY2017 Results||FY2018 Forecast||% change|
|EPS||239 yen||178 yen||-25.7%|
1 US$= 111 yen
1 US$= 108 yen
Takeda is currently in an offer period (as defined in the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Code”)) with respect to Shire plc. Pursuant to Rule 28 of the Code, statements made regarding Takeda’s guidance for FY2018 (including statements regarding forecasts for FY2018 revenue, Core Earnings, Operating profit, Profit before income taxes, Net profit attributable to owners of the Company, Basic earnings per share, R&D expenses, Amortisation and impairment and other income/expense, Underlying Revenue, Underlying Core Earnings and Underlying Core EPS) constitute a profit forecast for the year ending March 31, 2019 (the “Takeda Profit Forecast”). For additional information regarding the Takeda Profit Forecast and the required statement by its Directors that such profit forecast is valid and has been properly compiled on the basis of the assumptions stated and that the basis of accounting used in consistent with Takeda's accounting policies, please see page 21 of Takeda’s Financial Results (Tanshin) for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018, dated May 14, 2018.
Raising our objectives for non-core asset disposals by the end of FY2018
For more details on Takeda’s FY2017 results and other financial information please visit https://www.takeda.com/investors/reports/
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on oncology, gastroenterology and neuroscience therapeutic areas plus vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay at the leading edge of innovation. Innovative products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as Takeda’s presence in emerging markets, are currently fueling the growth of Takeda. Approximately 30,000 Takeda employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with Takeda’s partners in health care in more than 70 countries.
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