OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502):
Underlying Revenue +4.2%, led by Growth Drivers, with growth in every region
Underlying Core Earnings +31.8% with margin +5.1pp driven by strict OPEX discipline
Several important pipeline milestones achieved in first half of FY2018
On track with plan to divest non-core assets
Christophe Weber, Chief Executive Officer, commented:
"Strategic focus and superior execution has driven a robust performance in the first half of fiscal 2018, as we continue to deliver against our key priorities to grow the portfolio, strengthen the pipeline, and boost profitability. Our Growth Drivers continue to contribute significantly to both revenue and profit, and I am pleased to report that two thirds of the 510 basis points of underlying Core Earnings margin improvement was driven by cost discipline as a result of the Global OPEX Initiative.
In the first half of the year we have also achieved several important regulatory and financial milestones towards the proposed acquisition of Shire plc. I want to emphasize that Takeda’s current strategy is working, and that the Takeda Board, Takeda Executive Team and I are confident that the acquisition of Shire will enable Takeda to significantly accelerate its transformational journey to become a global, values-based, R&D-driven, biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan."
Takeda raises its full-year outlook based on Velcade upside, Growth Driver momentum and OPEX discipline
*(applying constant currency based on FY2018 plan rate)
For more details on Takeda's FY2018 first half 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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Profit Forecast for Takeda for the year ending March 31, 2019
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”).
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