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Formycon Publishes Annual Financial Statements for the 2019 Financial Year

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18.05.2020 / 07:30
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Press Release // May 18, 2020

Formycon Publishes Annual Financial Statements for the 2019 Financial Year

- Group turnover and other operating income as planned at Euro 33.9 million

- Liquidity very solid at Euro 27.7 million

- Equity ratio above average at 90 percent

Munich - Formycon AG (ISIN: DE000A1EWVY8/ WKN: A1EWVY) has today published its financial performance indicators for 2019 and has recorded a solid financial year.

On the day of reporting, December 31, 2019, the Formycon Group's commercial figures had developed as forecast. Consolidated group sales, which in addition to the AG include the two subsidiaries Formycon Project 201 GmbH and Formycon Project 203 GmbH as well as the 24.9 percent share in the FYB 202 GmbH & Co. KG joint venture, amounted to a total of Euro 33.2 million (overall performance 2019: Euro 33.9 million; sales revenue previous year: Euro 43.0 million including a special effect of Euro 8.5 million). The Formycon Group is currently focusing on research and development activities for both its own and out-licensed biosimilar projects, which are the source of its current revenues. After successful approval of the biosimilar candidates, Formycon will also participate in the subsequent marketing revenues.

Group earnings before interest, taxes and depreciation on fixed assets and intangible assets (EBITDA) amounted to Euro -1.4 million (previous year: Euro 8.0 million). The operating result (EBIT) as well as the annual result amounted to a rounded Euro -2.3 million (previous year Euro 7.1 million) and were thus in line with the forecast.

Current assets consist largely of liquidity and near-liquid assets. As in previous years, the Formycon Group has a very solid capital base, which, with approximately Euro 22.4 million (prior year: Euro 12.3 million) in cash and cash equivalents (cash on hand, checks, bank balances and securities), allows for flexibility. Including short-term receivables and other assets worth Euro 5.3 million, the Formycon Group holds liquid assets of Euro 27.7 million in total (previous year Euro 17.5 million).

The Group's balance sheet total rose by 35% to around Euro 53.6 million (previous year: Euro 39.6 million) with a simultaneous increase in the equity ratio to 90.0 percent (previous year 83.9 percent). This was mainly due to the cash capital increase of around Euro 17.3 million carried out in the second quarter of 2019. The company has no financial liabilities.

Formycon AG, as the Group's actual operational unit, achieved a turnover of Euro 21.0 million (previous year: Euro 29.6 million including a special effect) and recorded an EBITDA of Euro -1.3 million (previous: Euro 8.2 million). Accordingly, this resulted in an EBIT as well as an annual result of a rounded Euro - 2.2 million (previous year: Euro 7.3 million).

Formycon continued to recruit qualified professionals in 2019 according to the needs of the development projects. The number of employees at the end of the reporting period was 113 (+19%).

Dr. Nicolas Combé, CFO of Formycon AG, draws the following conclusion: "We have ended the 2019 financial year in line with our forecasts and made key operational and strategic progress. The good liquidity base allows us to operate from a stable position. Eventful months lie ahead of us and we are confident that we will reach the milestones we have set. This applies both to our late-phase projects, which are being developed within the framework of development partnerships, and to our early pipeline projects. For the current financial year, we anticipate a turnover volume that will be above the level of last year."

The full 2019 annual financial statements / annual report can be found on our website at

About Formycon:
Formycon is a leading, independent developer of high-quality biopharmaceutical medicines, especially biosimilars. The company focuses on treatments in ophthalmology, immunology and on other key chronic diseases, covering the entire value chain from technical development to the clinical phase III as well as the preparation of dossiers for marketing approval. With its biosimilars, Formycon is making a major contribution towards providing as many patients as possible with access to vital and affordable medicines. Formycon currently has four biosimilars in development. Based on its extensive experience in the development of biopharmaceutical drugs, the company is also working on the development of antibody-based COVID-19 compounds.

About Biosimilars:
Since their introduction in the 1980s, biopharmaceuticals have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and eye diseases. In the coming years, many of these biotech drugs will lose their patent protection - and by 2020, medications with revenues of approximately USD 100 billion will be off patent. Biosimilars are follow-on versions of biopharmaceuticals, for which exclusivity has expired. They are approved via stringent regulatory pathways in highly regulated markets (such as EU, US, Japan, Canada, Australia) based on proven similarity of the biosimilar with the originator biopharmaceutical reference product. While the global market for biosimilars is currently more than USD 5.0 billion, industry experts expect this figure to grow up to USD 30 billion by the year 2025.

Contact Formycon AG:
Sabrina Müller
Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Fraunhoferstr. 15
82152 Martinsried/Planegg/Germany
phone +49 (0) 89 - 86 46 67 149
fax + 49 (0) 89 - 86 46 67 110 //

This press release may contain forward-looking statements and information which are based on our current expectations and certain assumptions. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, performance of the company, development of the products and the estimates given here. Such known and unknown risks and uncertainties comprise, among others, the research and development, the regulatory approval process, the timing of the actions of regulatory bodies and other governmental authorities, clinical results, changes in laws and regulations, product quality, patient safety, patent litigation, contractual risks and dependencies from third parties. With respect to pipeline products, Formycon AG does not provide any representation, warranties or any other guarantees that the products will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially exploitable and/or successful. Formycon AG assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements or to correct them in case of developments which differ from those anticipated. This document neither constitutes an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for securities of Formycon AG. No public offering of securities of Formycon AG will be made nor is a public offering intended. This document and the information contained therein may not be distributed in or into the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan or any other jurisdictions, in which such offer or such solicitation would be prohibited. This document does not constitute an offer for the sale of securities in the United States.

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Language: English
Company: Formycon AG
Fraunhoferstraße 15
82152 Planegg-Martinsried
Phone: 089 864667 100
Fax: 089 864667 110
Indices: Scale 30
Listed: Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Scale), Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
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