New financial objectives for Vitrolife

2012-10-01 - 13:00

After the adoption of a resolution to spin off Vitrolife’s transplantation business, Vitrolife’s Board has set new financial objectives for the company.

Vitrolife’s new financial objectives are as follows:

Vitrolife’s Board considers that Vitrolife should have a strong capital base in order to enable continued high growth, both organically and through acquisitions. The company’s net debt in relation to EBITDA should normally not exceed 3 times. Vitrolife’s Board targets a profitable growth. The objective for Vitrolife’s growth over a three year period is an increase in sales by an average of 20 percent per year, with an operating margin of 15 percent.

“After the adoption of a resolution regarding the distribution of Xvivo, it is natural to set new financial objectives for the company. Vitrolife’s operating margin within the Fertility area amounted to approximately 7 percent during 2011. The new objective of 15 percent is thus a challenge. The first half of 2012 displays a positive trend with regard to profitability. Given the potential of the company and the market, the management assesses that it is possible to achieve the new financial objectives within the defined time horizon of three years”, says Thomas Axelsson, CEO.

Queries should be addressed to:

Thomas Axelsson, CEO, phone 46 31 721 80 01

Mikael Engblom, CFO, phone 46 31 721 80 14

Vitrolife is required to publish the information in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on October 1, 2012 at 1.00 p.m.

This is a translation of the Swedish version of the press release. When in doubt, the Swedish wording prevails.