Gerresheimer AG

  • WKN: A0LD6E
  • ISIN: DE000A0LD6E6
  • Land: Deutschland

Nachricht vom 11.07.2018 | 20:17

Gerresheimer acquires Sensile Medical / irrespective of that, increased growth and improved profitability expected mid-term due to two new major orders with temporarily higher capex / organic revenue guidance 2018 narrowed to upper end of range

Gerresheimer AG / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions
Gerresheimer acquires Sensile Medical / irrespective of that, increased growth and improved profitability expected mid-term due to two new major orders with temporarily higher capex / organic revenue guidance 2018 narrowed to upper end of range

11-Jul-2018 / 20:17 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Gerresheimer acquires Sensile Medical / irrespective of that, increased growth and improved profitability expected mid-term due to two new major orders with temporarily higher capex / organic revenue guidance 2018 narrowed to upper end of range

Duesseldorf, July 11, 2018 - With the acquisition of Sensile Medical AG, Switzerland ("Sensile Medical") under a share purchase agreement signed today, Gerresheimer is extending its business model in the direction of an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for drug delivery platforms with digital and electronic capabilities for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical customers. Sensile Medical develops innovative drug delivery products and platforms, including digital connected capabilities. It is already working highly successfully with customers on the development of devices for diabetics and patients with heart complaints. Depending on the attainment of contractually specified milestones, the purchase price will be a maximum of EUR 350m. The initial payment is EUR 175m.

Independently of this, Gerresheimer has secured two new major contracts: one for the manufacture of inhalers and another for prefillable syringes for a major heparin producer. At the same time, Gerresheimer has lost a significantly smaller order in the inhaler business resulting in a restructuring that will affect the plant in Küssnacht, Switzerland, which is to be closed by the end of 2019.

As a result and excluding Sensile Medical, there are changes in the planning of capital expenditures, profitability and revenues: For the years 2019 and 2020, capital expenditures are expected to be higher by two to a maximum of four percentage points of revenues at constant exchange rates, among other things for the capacity expansion at the plant in Horsovsky Tyn, Czech Republic; further automation; and a new plant in Eastern Europe. At the same time, Gerresheimer anticipates that this will lead in 2019 and 2020 to an approximately one-percentage-point reduction in the adjusted EBITDA margin (relative to the financial year 2017) as a consequence of low-margin revenues in the engineering and tooling business for the new major orders and of increased expenditures for relocation, employee training and production start-up/ramp-up.

In the years 2021 and 2022, Gerresheimer expects-again, excluding Sensile Medical-that both revenues and the adjusted EBITDA margin will increase by two percentage points beyond the usual rate of growth while capital expenditures will return to around 8%.
For the current year, following up on the guidance given on February 22, 2018, and excluding Sensile Medical, Gerresheimer anticipates a strong second half and has narrowed its forecast for revenues at constant exchange rates to the upper end of the guidance range, at EUR 1.38bn to EUR 1.4bn.


Contact Press                                                                  Contact Investor Relations
Jens Kürten                                                                     Severine Camp
Group Senior Director Communication & Marketing       Corporate Senior Director Investor Relations
Phone +49 211 6181-250                                                Phone +49 211 6181-314
Fax +49 211 6181-241                                                    Fax +49 211 6181-121
E-Mail j.kuerten@gerresheimer.com                               E-Mail s.camp@gerresheimer.com




Contact:
Severine Camp
Corporate Senior Director Investor Relations
Phone +49 211 6181-314
Fax +49 211 6181-121
E-Mail s.camp@gerresheimer.com

11-Jul-2018 CET/CEST The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
Archive at www.dgap.de



show this

News im Fokus

Philion SE steigt bei DEINHANDY ein:
Einer der Top 3 der netzunabhängigen Mobilfunkdienstleister in Deutschland entsteht

Die Philion SE hat ein klares Ziel: Den Wandel im deutschen Telekommunikationsmarkt nutzen und einen der drei führenden netzunabhängigen Mobilfunkdienstleister aufbauen. Mit dem Einstieg beim führenden Onlineshop für Mobilfunk DEINHANDY kommt Philion dem Ziel einen bedeutenden Schritt näher. DEINHANDY zählt zu den am schnellsten wachsenden E-Commerce Plattformen in Deutschland.

GBC-Fokusbox

Erfolgreiches Weihnachtsgeschäft in Aussicht: LUDWIG BECK bestätigt Guidance

Bei der Ludwig Beck AG läuft das wichtige vierte Quartal. Zwar konnte durch den langanhaltenden und heißen Sommer weniger Herbstmode als im Vorjahreszeitraum umgesetzt werden, die Prognose für das Gesamtjahr wurde jedoch bestätigt. Das vierte Quartal ist für den Einzelhandel der wichtigste Umsatz- und Ergebnislieferant und sollte mit dem Weihnachtsgeschäft deutlich wetterunabhängiger als die übrigen Quartale sein. Bei unserem Kursziel von 36,50 € je Aktie vergeben wir das Rating KAUFEN.

News im Fokus

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA: Henkel mit guter Entwicklung im dritten Quartal

15. November 2018, 07:30

Aktueller Webcast

Westwing Group AG

Webcast

20. November 2018

Aktuelle Research-Studie

Pro Kapital Grupp

Original-Research: Pro Kapital Grupp AS (von BankM - Repräsentanz der FinTech Group Bank AG): Kaufen

16. November 2018