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Q1 2021 revenue
Gradual improvement in activity:
Reported revenue of €176.3 million, impacted by a significant currency effect
-3.0% at constant exchange rates (CER1) and on a like-for-like basis2
Villepinte, April 22, 2021 – Guerbet (FR0000032526), a global specialist in contrast agents and solutions for medical imaging, is reporting its revenue for the first quarter of 2021. As of March 31, 2021, reported revenue was €176.3 million, down 11.5% from March 31, 2020, including an unfavorable forex impact of €10 million. Revenue at CER was down 6.5%. Excluding sales from the Montreal site, which was sold in July 2020, revenue at CER for the period was down slightly by 3.0% from Q1 2020, quarter not yet impacted by the effects of the health crisis.
Geographical distribution of consolidated group revenue (IFRS)
In millions of euros,
Sales in EMEA
Sales in Americas
Sales in Asia
Subcontracting activity (Montreal site)
In EMEA, despite the continuing health situation, the Group saw an improvement in its activity with a gradual return to a more normalized situation.
In the Americas, like-for-like sales (excluding the contribution of the Montreal site in Canada) were down 17.1%, including an unfavorable forex effect of €7 million attributable to the performance of the Brazilian real and the US dollar. At CER, like-for-like revenue was down 6.0%.
Sales in Asia were slightly up by 1.7% at CER, with robust sales in Japan and China.
Split of consolidated group revenue by activity (IFRS)
In millions of euros,
Subcontracting activity (Montreal site)
Diagnostic Imaging sales were down 5.4% at CER, illustrating a gradual improvement compared with the decrease reported in Q4 2020. However, they continued to be affected by the health crisis, which led to the postponement of certain examinations and non-essential radiological procedures.
MRI sales at CER were down 5.1%, with a decrease in volumes due to the health crisis.
X-ray revenue at CER was down 5.6%, with good Xenetix® sales performance over the period.
Interventional Imaging sales were particularly dynamic over the period, still driven by Lipiodol®. At CER, revenue increased 19.0% to €22.9 million.
2021 objectives maintained
In an uncertain environment, the Group remains confident that revenue growth will return in 2021 starting in Q2.
In terms of operational profitability, the Group is targeting the following EBITDA4 trends:
In the short term, a growing EBITDA in 2021, with a minimum rate EBITDA/Sales at least equal to the 2020 fiscal year rate (14.1%),
In the medium term, an improving EBITDA/Sales rate to ensure strong, lasting growth for the Group.
Reporting of first-half 2021 revenue
July 22, 2021, after trading
At Guerbet, we build lasting relationships so that we enable people to live better. That is our purpose. We are a leader in medical imaging worldwide, offering a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, and digital and AI solutions for diagnostic and interventional imaging. A pioneer in contrast media for 95 years, with more than 2,600 employees worldwide, we continuously innovate and devote 10% of our sales to research and development in four centers in France, Israel, and the United States. Guerbet (GBT) is listed on Euronext Paris (segment B – mid caps) and generated €712 million in revenue in 2020. For more information, please visit www.guerbet.com.
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1 At constant exchange rates: the exchange rate impact was eliminated by recalculating sales for the period on the basis of the exchange rates used for the previous fiscal year.
2 Like-for-like basis: the Montreal site's sales to third parties were excluded from the amount of Q1 2020 sales. During the period, sales totaled €7.2 million and were made in the Americas.
3 X-ray contributions of Curium and Simafex added back for €0.7 million in Q1 2020. Q1 reported revenue totaled €172.2 million.
4 EBITDA: Operating income + net amortization, depreciation, and provisions.