Olainfarm Group sales in the first half of the year increased by 7%
Preliminary consolidated results for the first six months of 2019 demonstrate an increase by 7%, compared to the six-month period of 2018, reaching 66.3 million euros. Preliminary consolidated results of JSC Olainfarm for June 2019, show that the Company has made sales worth 8.6 million euros, which represents a decrease by 27% compared to June 2018 and were influenced by various on-off events. Products of Olainfarm Group during this period were sold in 52 markets, which are located in Europe, Asia, Africa, South and North America.
From the Top 10 markets the sales have been increasing in Kazakhstan (+55%), Tajikistan (+186%) and Mongolia (+113%). Egypt was amongst the largest markets in June, while also presenting the potential for developing a long-term cooperation. According to consolidated sales numbers for June, revenues were affected by seasonality and decreased in all major markets of the Group: Russia, with a 63% sales decline compared to June of last year, Ukraine with a sales drop by 39%, and Belarus with a 5% decrease. In Latvia the revenue was the same as the last year.
In the first six months of 2019, the main sales markets of Olainfarm Group contributed 78% of the total revenue– Latvia (29% share), Russia (27% share), Belarus (13% share) and Ukraine (9% share). Other major sales markets included the Netherlands, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Germany, Tajikistan and Lithuania. The most rapid sales growth during this six-month period was achieved by the Netherlands, where sales grew by 620% compared to last year, and in Tajikistan where sales grew by 42%. Russia and Belarus have demonstrated 2% and 7% sales increases within six months, respectably. Amongst the largest sales outlets a decline was marked in Ukraine (-5%), Germany (-5%) and Lithuania (-33%).
"JSC Olainfarm key performance indicators are in line with the forecasted pace of development and allows us to look at our future with optimism. In the shareholders’ meeting this June, an overall profit forecast of EUR 12.7 million proposed by the Board was approved. Half way through the year we have reached 50% of the planned consolidated sales volume - EUR 66.3 million. This is a positive result as forecasted. In order to maintain the planned growth rate, we are going to review the efficiency of our sales activities and adjust accordingly to the goals set. In addition, our investment focus is shifting from equipment and buildings to investment in science and innovation. Consequently, the next steps are very clear. First of all, it is necessary to organise drug dossiers and conduct clinical trials for medications according to the market needs and trends. Secondly, we focus on increasing the efficiency and maximising the added value of the subsidiaries within the Group. And thirdly, it is necessary to evolve the direction of new chemical products, because in the pharmaceutical business developing a new product is not only expensive but also time consuming. Success in expanding this direction will be the basis of a new growth stage,” emphasises Lauris Macijevskis, Chairman of the Board of JSC Olainfarm.
|June 2019, consolidated sales ||Sales, thous. EUR||Share in total sales||Changes to June 2018 |
|6 months 2019, consolidated sales ||Sales, thous. EUR||Share in total sales||Changes to 6 months 2018 |
|The Netherlands||1 550||2%||620%|
Unconsolidated sales – June and 6 months
According to preliminary unconsolidated figures, JSC Olainfarm sales reached 6.1 million euros in June, which represents a decline by 33% compared to June, 2018. The decline in Russia increased by 64%, Ukraine by 39%, Uzbekistan by 32%. Growth was observed in markets such as Tajikistan (+186%), Kazakhstan (+122%) and Mongolia (+113%). Out of the main markets sales in Latvia shrank by 8% and in Belarus by 5%.
The unconsolidated sales results for the first six months of 2019 show that JSC Olainfarm sales reached 50,4 million euros, which represents an increase by 5% compared to the first 6 months of 2018. During this reporting period, sales have increased in six out of the ten major markets of Olainfarm – Russia (+4%), Latvia (+0.2%), Belarus (+4%), Uzbekistan (+37%), the Netherlands (+623%) and in Tajikistan (+40%). Revenues declined by 5% in Ukraine and Germany, by 3% in Kazakhstan and by 37% in Lithuania.
|June 2019, unconsolidated sales ||Sales, thous. EUR||Share in total sales||Changes to June 2018|
|Six months 2019 unconsolidated sales ||Sales, thous. EUR||Share in total sales||Changes to six months 2018|
|The Netherlands||1 550||3%||623%|
Results of subsidiaries – June and the first six months of 2019
The pharmacy chain SIA Latvijas Aptieka sales reached 1.9 million euros in June 2019, which represents a 1% decrease compared to June 2018. 68 pharmacies were operating during this period. SIA Silvanols sales reached 0.46 million euros in June 2019, representing a decline by 8% vs. June 2018. The combined sales of Tonus Elast and Elast Medical in June 2019 were 0.8 million euros, which is at the same level as this time last year. Olainmed and Diamed Medical Center sales reached 0.24 million euros, while the Belarus subsidiary NPK Biotest reached 0.21 million euros in sales in June.
During the first six month period of 2019, SIA Latvijas Aptieka sales amounted to 13.0 million euros, demonstrating a 6% increase in comparison to the same time period last year, sales of SIA Silvanols reached 3 million euros which is 2% less than last year. The combined sales of Tonus Elast and Elast Medical totaled up to 4.5 million euros which is approximately the same as the last year. Medical Centers Diamed and Olainmed revenues were 1.5 million euros during the first six months of this year and the Belarus company NPK Biotest sales were worth 1.5 million euros, improving the result of last year.
| ||June 2019 ||6 months 2019|
|Sales markets of Olainfarm||30||43|
|Sales markets of the Group||36||52|
|Number of pharmacies||68|| |
|Sales of Latvijas Aptieka, thous. EUR||1 909||12 968|
|Sales of Medical centers, thous. EUR||237||1 536|
|Sales of NPK Biotest, thous. EUR||210||1 481|
|Sales of Tonus Elast and Elast Medical, thous. EUR||799||4 539|
|Sales of Silvanols, thous. EUR||458||2 962|
According to the JSC Olainfarm budget, unconsolidated sales are planned to reach 99 million euros in 2019, while consolidated sales are expected at 133 million euros. According to these preliminary sales figures, in the first six months of 2019, 51% of annual target for unconsolidated sales and 50% of annual target for consolidated sales have been reached.
JSC Olainfarm is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Latvia with more than 45 years of experience in production of medication and chemical and pharmaceutical products. A basic principle of company's operations is to produce reliable and effective top -quality products for Latvia and the rest of the world. Products made by the Group are being exported to more than 60 countries of the world, including the Baltics, Russia, other CIS, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.
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