MILAN, Italy, Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Board of Directors of Recordati S.p.A. approved the Group's consolidated results for the first nine months 2016 prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS) and in particular as per IAS 34 requirements for interim reporting. These financial statements will be available today at the company's offices and on the company's website www.recordati.com and can also be viewed on the authorized storage system 1Info (www.1Info.it).
(1) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
(2) Cash and short-term financial investments less bank overdrafts and medium/long-term loans which include the measurement at fair value of hedging derivatives.
Corporate development news
During May 100% of the share capital of Italchimici S.p.A., an Italian pharmaceutical company with operational headquarters in Milan was acquired. The value of the transaction (enterprise value) was of around € 130 million and was be funded from existing liquidity. Italchimici, with over 40 years of history and revenues in 2015 of € 46 million, is a consolidated firm in the Italian pharmaceutical market with well-known products. The company offers therapeutical solutions mainly in the gastroenterological and respiratory areas which consist of both pharmaceutical products as well as food supplements and medical devices to improve the health and well-being of patients. The main brands in its extensive product portfolio are Reuflor, Peridon and Lacdigest in the gastroenterological offering and Aircort among the respiratory products.
In July 100% of the share capital of Pro Farma AG, a Swiss pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Zug, was acquired. The value of the transaction (enterprise value) is of CHF 16 million and was funded from existing liquidity.
Pro Farma, with expected 2016 revenues of around CHF 10 million, markets proprietary and in-licensed specialties in selected therapeutic areas which include both prescription and OTC drugs. The main brands are Lacdigest (tilactase), Tretinac (isotretinoin) and Urocit (potassium citrate). Furthermore, the company offers distribution and promotion services to other pharmaceutical companies. The acquisition of Pro Farma represents an excellent base on which to develop our operations in Switzerland where Recordati has recently started to sell its product portfolio directly to the market. Furthermore, the main product Lacdigest will contribute to the enhancement of our presence in gastroenterology.
Also during July a partnership with AP-HP (Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris) was finalized under which AP-HP will grant an exclusive world-wide license to Orphan Europe (a Recordati company) for the development and commercialization of an innovative product for the treatment of acute decompensation episodes in patients affected by Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a severe metabolic disorder.
At the beginning of August Recordati and Gedeon Richter signed an exclusive license agreement to commercialize cariprazine, a novel atypical antipsychotic in Western Europe and in Algeria, in Tunisia and in Turkey. Cariprazine was discovered by Richter scientists and was launched in the USA in March 2016 under the trademark of VRAYLARTM. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) started the evaluation of Richter's marketing authorisation application for cariprazine for the treatment of schizophrenia in March 2016. Schizophrenia is a chronic and disabling disorder that has a worldwide prevalence approaching 1%. It imposes significant burden on patients, their families, and society. Symptoms fall into three broad categories: positive symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, and movement disorders), negative symptoms (such as loss of motivation and social withdrawal), and cognitive symptoms (problems with executive functioning, focusing, and working memory). Cariprazine is an orally active and potent dopamine D3/D2 receptor partial agonist with preferential binding to D3 receptors and partial agonist at serotonin 5-HT1A receptors.
"In the third quarter the growth of the group continued with revenues and profitability increasing significantly", declared Andrea Recordati, Vice Chairman and CEO. "Furthermore, important agreements were finalized for the future evolution of the group resulting in a reinforcement of our product development pipeline. A license was obtained for the commercialization of cariprazine, an innovative antipsychotic drug for the treatment of schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder which affects around 1% of the population globally. An agreement was also entered into with Assistance Publique, Hopitaux de Paris in France the development and subsequent commercialization of a treatment for a serious invalidating rare disease" continued Andrea Recordati. "My priority will be to proceed along the lines of the development strategy outlined by Giovanni Recordati with the objective of continuing to grow through the organic development of the business and a focused acquisition policy of companies and/or products. During October the group's performance was in line with expectations and for the full year 2016 our targets are to achieve sales of around € 1,140 million, operating income of around € 325 million and net income of around € 230 million."
2016 Interim dividend
The Board of Directors resolved to distribute an interim dividend relating to the financial year 2016 amounting to € 0.35 (before withholding tax) on each outstanding share, excluding shares in treasury stock. The interim dividend will be paid, through the authorised intermediaries, as from November 23, 2016 (record date November 22, 2016) on coupon No. 18 to be presented on November 21, 2016.
The Independent Auditor's opinion on the distribution of the interim dividend is also available at the Company's registered offices as per article 2433-bis of the Italian Civil Code.
The Directors' Report and financial statements of Recordati S.p.A. as at 30 June 2016, on which the Board of Directors based its resolution to distribute the abovementioned interim dividend, are available at the Company's registered offices and published on the Company's website (www.recordati.com). Such documents can also be viewed on the authorized storage system 1Info (www.1Info.it).
Recordati will be hosting a conference call today 27 October 2016 at 4.00 pm Italian time (3.00 pm London time, 10.00 am New York time). The dial-in numbers are:
Italy +39 02 8058811, toll free 800 213 858
UK +44 1 212818003, toll free 800 0156384
USA +1 718 7058794, toll free 855 2656959
France +33 170918703
Germany +49 69 255114451
Callers are invited to dial-in 10 minutes before conference time. If conference operator assistance is required during the connection please digit * followed by 0 or call +39 02 8061371. A recording of the conference call will be placed on the website www.recordati.com.
A set of slides which will be referred to during the call will be available on our website www.recordati.com under Investors/Company Presentations.
Recordati , established in 1926, is an international pharmaceutical group, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (Reuters RECI.MI, Bloomberg REC IM, ISIN IT 0003828271), with a total staff of around 4,000, dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Recordati has operations in the main European countries, in Russia, in other Central and Eastern European countries, in Turkey, in North Africa and in the United States of America. An efficient field force of medical representatives promotes a wide range of innovative pharmaceuticals, both proprietary and under license, in a number of therapeutic areas including a specialized business dedicated to treatments for rare diseases. Recordati is a partner of choice for new product licenses for its territories. Recordati is committed to the research and development of new specialties within the urogenital therapeutic area and of treatments for rare diseases. Consolidated revenue for 2015 was € 1,047.7 million, operating income was € 278.5 million and net income was € 198.8 million.
For further information:
Recordati website: www.recordati.com
Statements contained in this release, other than historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These statements are based on currently available information, on current best estimates, and on assumptions believed to be reasonable. This information, these estimates and assumptions may prove to be incomplete or erroneous, and involve numerous risks and uncertainties, beyond the Company's control. Hence, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All mentions and descriptions of Recordati products are intended solely as information on the general nature of the company's activities and are not intended to indicate the advisability of administering any product in any particular instance.
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