Fresenius Kabi Raises 2012 Outlook

Fresenius Kabi Raises 2012 Outlook

September 05, 2012
Bad Homburg v.d.H.

Fresenius Kabi posted substantial organic growth across all regions and product areas during the first half of this year. The company is well on track for further strong growth in the second half. Demand in the United States is expected to remain high supported by ongoing IV drug shortages, particularly of Propofol. Supply constraints of a competitor for this anesthetic are now expected to last well into the fourth quarter.

As a result, Fresenius Kabi raises its outlook for 2012. The company now expects organic sales growth of approx. 9% and an EBIT margin of approx. 20.5%. Previously, Fresenius Kabi projected organic sales growth of 7% to 9% and an EBIT margin in the range of 20% to 20.5%.

Fresenius plans to invest the additional earnings contribution to reduce future interest expenses and optimize the maturity profile of the Group's financial liabilities.

Fresenius fully confirms its full-year guidance. For 2012, Fresenius expects net income 1) to increase by 14% to 16% in constant currency and sales growth 2) in the range of 12% to 14% in constant currency.

1) Net income attributable to shareholders of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA – adjusted for a non-taxable investment gain of €34 million at Fresenius Medical Care and for one-time costs related to the offer to the shareholders of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG. 2011 adjusted for the effects of mark-to-market accounting of the Mandatory Exchangeable Bonds and the Contingent Value Rights.

2) Previous year's sales were adjusted according to a U.S. GAAP accounting change. The sales adjustment of -€161 million for the full year 2011 solely relates to Fresenius Medical Care North America.


Fresenius is a health care group with international operations, providing products and services for dialysis, hospital and outpatient medical care. In 2011, Group sales were €16.5 billion. On June 30, 2012, the Fresenius Group had 161,685 employees worldwide.

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This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Future results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, e.g. changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory reforms, results of clinical trials, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, uncertainties in litigation or investigative proceedings, and the availability of financing. Fresenius does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA
Registered Office: Bad Homburg, Germany
Commercial Register: Amtsgericht Bad Homburg, HRB 11852
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Gerd Krick

General Partner: Fresenius Management SE
Registered Office: Bad Homburg, Germany
Commercial Register: Amtsgericht Bad Homburg, HRB 11673
Management Board: Dr. Ulf M. Schneider (Chairman), Rainer Baule, Dr. Francesco De Meo, Dr. Jürgen Götz, Dr. Ben Lipps, Stephan Sturm, Dr. Ernst Wastler
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Dr. Gerd Krick