Hikma Pharmaceuticals Interim Results

London, 21 August 2013 - Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (“Hikma”) (LSE: HIK) (NASDAQ Dubai: HIK) (OTC: HKMPY), the fast growing multinational pharmaceutical group, today reports its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2013.

Press Release Corporate 21 August 2013

H1 2013 highlights


  • Group revenue increased by 19.9% to $638.3 million. Full year Group guidance raised to around 20% revenue growth
  • Group adjusted operating margin rose to 29.6%, up from 15.7%, reflecting significant improvement in Generics and Injectables margins
  • Profit attributable to shareholders increased by 82.1% to $73.6 million. On an adjusted basis, profit attributable to shareholders rose 157.2% to $121.2 million
  • Net cash flow from operating activities increased by $88.9 million to $136.0 million
  • Continued new product introductions across all countries and markets – launched 63 products and received 65 product approvals
  • Increase in the interim dividend to 7.0 cents per share, up from 6.0 cents in the first half of 2012, plus a special dividend of 3.0 cents per share that reflects the exceptional performance of the Generics business


  • Branded revenue grew 3.2%, or 8.7% in constant currency. The Branded business remains on track for around 11% full year revenue growth in constant currency
  • Branded adjusted operating profit grew by 10.6%, with adjusted operating margin of 22.6%


  • Global Injectables revenue grew 9.5%, with adjusted operating margin of 28.6%, driven by strong performances in the US and Europe
  • The Injectables business remains on track to deliver low double-digit revenue growth for the full year


  • Generics revenue increased by 136.6% to $132.0 million and full year Generics revenue guidance raised to $230 million, reflecting exceptionally strong doxycycline sales
  • Generics operating profit of $49.4 million, after non-recurring costs of $32.8 million

Said Darwazah, Chief Executive Officer of Hikma, said:

“The Group has made an excellent start to this year and all of our businesses are performing well.

In the MENA region, our strategic focus on higher value products and operational efficiencies is delivering improved profitability. Our global Injectables business continues to deliver good growth in revenue and a significant improvement in profitability. In particular, we are benefitting from strong demand for our products in the US and new product launches.

The Generics business is benefiting from exceptional sales of doxycycline and generated strong profitability in the first half of the year. This is enabling us to more than offset the impact of the ongoing remediation at our Eatontown facility and is providing excellent cash flow for the Group.

Overall, the Group is performing well and I am very pleased to be able to raise our Group guidance to around 20% revenue growth for the full year.”

Group financial highlights


Summary P&L
$ million
H1 2013H1 2012Change
Gross profit353.3234.1+50.9%
Gross margin55.3%44.0%+11.3pp
Operating profit144.075.1+91.8%
Adjusted operating profit1,2189.183.7+125.8%
Adjusted operating margin29.6%15.7%+13.9pp
Profit attributable to shareholders73.640.4+82.1%
Adjusted profit attributable to shareholders1,2121.247.1+157.2%
Adjusted basic earnings per share (cents)61.624.1+155.9%
Dividend per share (cents)7.06.0+16.7%
Special dividend per share (cents)3.0----
Net cash flow from operating activities136.047.1+189.0%
  1. Before the amortisation of intangible assets (excluding software) and exceptional items, as set out in note 4 to the condensed set of financial statements
  2. Adjusted profit and adjusted profit attributable to shareholders in H1 2012 have been re-classified to reflect the classification of certain exceptional items on a consistent basis with the treatment in H1 2013, as set out in note 4 to the condensed set of financial statements
  3. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation. EBITDA is stated before impairment charges and share of results from associated companies

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