WuXi AppTec Third-Quarter 2020 ResultsRevenue Growth Accelerated to 35.4% Year-Over-Year to RMB 4,583 MillionAdjusted Non-IFRS Net Profit Attributable to Owners of the Company Up 44.3% Year-Over-Year to RMB 958 MillionAdjusted Diluted Non-IFRS EPS Up 37.9% YoY to RMB0.40
WuXi AppTec Year-to-Date as of September 30, 2020 ResultsRevenue Up 27.3% Year-Over-Year to RMB 11,815 MillionAdjusted Non-IFRS Net Profit Attributable to Owners of the Company Up 34.4% Year-Over-Year to RMB 2,477 MillionAdjusted Diluted Non-IFRS EPS Up 32.5% YoY to RMB1.06 (SHANGHAI, October 29, 2020) — WuXi AppTec Co., Ltd. (stock code: 603259.SH / 2359.HK), a company that provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries worldwide to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients, is pleased to announce its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2020 (“Reporting Period”).
Management Comment Dr. Ge Li, Chairman and CEO of WuXi AppTec, said, “We once again achieved accelerated revenue growth in the third quarter of 2020. The strong performance of our China-based laboratory services and CDMO services, as well as the gradual recovery of our clinical research and other CRO services, mitigated the challenges faced by our U.S.-based laboratory services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to see that our platform and business performed very well and we continued to meet customer demand and project delivery schedules during the pandemic. Through the end of September 2020, we added over 900 new customers and our total number of active customers now exceeds 4,100.” “Our global enabling platform and ‘Follow the Customer/Follow the Project/Follow the Molecule’ strategy continued to perform very well. In the third quarter, our China-based laboratory services as well as CDMO services revenue growth accelerated compared with the second quarter and we continued to gain market share across different business units. Our clinical research and other CRO services realized revenue growth and our backlog increased significantly. In spite of the impact of COVID-19, the backlog of our U.S.-based laboratory services grew strongly quarter-over-quarter. In the future, we expect commercial manufacturing projects under our CDMO services segment to become a significant revenue driver. The Company’s financial position is very strong. In September 2020, after raising HK$7.29 billion through the placement of new H shares, we completed the non-public issuance of 62.7 million A shares, receiving approximately RMB6.46 billion in net proceeds and providing the Company with a strong balance sheet for capacity expansion, especially for our CDMO segment.” Dr. Ge Li concluded, “We are grateful for the dedication of our employees and the partnership with our global customers, and remain committed to working with them to enable scientific and pharmaceutical innovation worldwide during this pandemic and beyond. Looking ahead, we will continue to invest in new capabilities and capacities that help our global partners bring groundbreaking medicines and treatments to patients in need, realizing our vision that ‘every drug can be made and every disease can be treated.’”
About WuXi AppTec WuXi AppTec provides a broad portfolio of R&D and manufacturing services that enable companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries worldwide to advance discoveries and deliver groundbreaking treatments to patients. As an innovation-driven and customer-focused company, WuXi AppTec helps our partners improve the productivity of advancing healthcare products through cost-effective and efficient solutions. With industry-leading capabilities such as R&D and manufacturing for small molecule drugs, cell and gene therapies, and testing for medical devices, WuXi AppTec’s open-access platform is enabling more than 4,100 collaborators from over 30 countries to improve the health of those in need – and to realize our vision that “every drug can be made and every disease can be treated.” Please visit: http://www.wuxiapptec.com
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Non-IFRS Financial Measures We provide Non-IFRS gross profit, exclude the impact in revenue and cost from effective hedge accounting, share-based compensation expenses and amortization of intangible assets acquired in business combinations, and Non-IFRS net profit attributable to owners of the Company, which exclude share-based compensation expenses, listing expenses and issuance expenses of convertible bonds, fair value gain or loss from derivative component of convertible bonds, foreign exchange-related gains or losses and amortization of intangible assets acquired in business combinations. We also provide adjusted Non-IFRS net profit attributable to owners of the Company and earnings per share, which further exclude realized and unrealized gains or losses from our venture investments and joint ventures. We further provide EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. Neither of above is required by, or presented in accordance with IFRS. We believe that the adjusted financial measures used in this press release are useful for understanding and assessing our core business performance and operating trends, and we believe that management and investors may benefit from referring to these adjusted financial measures in assessing our financial performance by eliminating the impact of certain unusual, non-recurring, non-cash and non-operating items that we do not consider indicative of the performance of our core business. Such Non-IFRS financial measures, the management of the Company believes, is widely accepted and adopted in the industry the Company is operating in. However, the presentation of these adjusted Non-IFRS financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with IFRS. You should not view adjusted results on a stand-alone basis or as a substitute for results under IFRS, or as being comparable to results reported or forecasted by other companies. Official Press Release