24 January 2020 | News
Impacted due to higher R&D expenses and tax impact of an exceptional item
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Biocon Ltd, an innovation-led global biopharmaceuticals company, has announced its consolidated financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2019.
Commenting on the highlights, Chairperson & Managing Director, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw stated: "We witnessed a strong revenue growth of 14% to Rs 1,784 Crore in Q3FY20, led by Biologics, Small Molecules and Research Services businesses. We continued our journey of increasing access to high quality biosimilars and commercialized our biosimilar Trastuzumab in U.S., Canada and many EU markets this quarter. Net Profit before exceptional item at Rs 225 Crore reported a 6% growth. EBITDA at Rs 480 Crore reported a growth of 18%. Core margins were strong at 33% with EBITDA margin of 27% and Net Profit margin of 11%.
“Importantly, we have initiated value unlocking of our biosimilars business with the dilution of a minority stake to True North for a primary equity investment of ~USD 75 million, which gives a pre-money equity valuation of ~USD 3 billion for Biocon Biologics. We plan to raise further capital at an opportune time in the near future.”