Report on operations 2017: Continued profitable growth

2018-02-08 - 08:30

Fourth quarter:

  •  Sales amounted to SEK 271 (251) million, corresponding to an increase of 8 percent in SEK. Sales growth was 11 percent in local currency and consisted in its entirety of organic growth.
  •  Operating income before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to SEK 103 (96) million, corresponding to a margin of 38 (38) percent. Fluctuations in exchange rates negatively impacted EBITDA by SEK 5 million.
  •  Net income amounted to SEK 69 (60) million, which gave earnings per share of SEK 3.15 (2.74).

Whole year 2017:

  •  Sales amounted to SEK 1 046 (856) million, corresponding to an increase of 22 percent in SEK. Sales growth was 22 percent in local currency of which 19 percent represented organic growth.
  •  Operating income before depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to SEK 408 (303) million, corresponding to a margin of 39 (35) percent. Fluctuations in exchange rates negatively impacted EBITDA by SEK 7 million.
  •  Continued succesful launch of EmbryoScope+.
  •  Launch of RapidVit™ Omni, a media system for vitrification (rapid freezing) of eggs and embryos.
  •  Net income amounted to SEK 265 (191) million, which gave earnings per share of SEK 12.14 (8.77).

After the end of the period:

  •  Acquisition of licensing rights to technology for embryo transfer.
  •  Market approval for EmbryoScope in China.
  •  The Board proposes a dividend of SEK 3.70 (2.60) per share.

Gothenburg, February 8, 2018
VITROLIFE AB (publ)
Thomas Axelsson, CEO


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