Diversified revenue and earnings base with four strong business segments
Leading positions in non-cyclical markets with predictable growth
Industry-leading organic growth in all business segments
Strong earnings performance and cash flow generation
Attractive shareholder returns
Prudent financial management
"We were able to sustain our strong momentum also in the second quarter. Strong increases in sales and earnings have put us well on track to reach our full-year targets."
(Stephan Sturm, Chairman of the Management Board)
Fresenius Vamed has opened the Institute for Gender Medicine in cooperation with the Medical University of Vienna. This new research institute, in the Lower Austria town of Gars am Kamp, will focus on the different needs of female and male patients, for example in the interpretation of disease symptoms. Fresenius Vamed will be able to use the institute’s research findings to develop tailored treatment offerings in areas such as prevention and rehabilitation. The Institute for Gender Medicine complements initiatives for individualized medical care already being carried out by the VAMED International Medical Board and its approximately 650 physicians.
Quirónsalud, the Spanish hospital group that is part of Fresenius Helios, is undertaking a major expansion of University Hospital Quirónsalud Madrid. A new, 6,000-square-meter (almost 65,000-square-foot) wing scheduled for completion by next summer will add 52 new beds, bringing the hospital’s total to 288. The expansion will also include 25 doctors’ offices, nine resuscitation rooms and three delivery rooms, as well as two hybrid operating rooms that can be used both for conventional operations and for minimally invasive surgical procedures – so-called “keyhole surgery.” All expansion and modernization measures should be completed by the end of 2018. The total investment is about €31 million.
The price increase for hospital services in Germany has been set at 2.97% for 2018. This is in line with the level of past years.
Caspofungin, an antifungal medicine, expands the company's sterile injectable anti-infective portfolio.
The amended 2013 Credit Agreement streamlines Fresenius’ financing structure by replacing the existing senior secured facilities with unsecured facilities. Concurrently, the guarantor structure was aligned, with Fresenius SE & Co KGaA now being sole guarantor. The Credit Agreement has an aggregate amount of approximately €3.8 billion and consists of revolving facilities and term loans with maturities in 2021 and 2022. The transaction was well received by investors and substantially oversubscribed. On the basis of the unsecured structure and consistent with the corporate credit rating of Fresenius, S&P has raised the rating of the Fresenius bonds to BBB- from BB+.
Fresenius Helios continues to invest in the expansion and modernization of its hospitals and clinics. HELIOS Clinic Geesthacht, located just east of Hamburg, has opened an extension with 20 additional neurological rehabilitation places for young people. The investment in the specialist clinic for neurology and neurological rehabilitation is €4.6 million. In the state of Saxony, meanwhile, work has started on a new building for the emergency ward at HELIOS Hospital Leisnig. This €3.3 million project is scheduled for completion in autumn 2018.
Fresenius Helios is investing more than €18 million to expand the company’s hospital in the German town of Bad Saarow, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of Berlin. The project at HELIOS Hospital Bad Saarow includes construction of a new building that will add bed capacity to meet growing demand, and an expansion of the radiology department. The construction is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.
Fresenius was presented yesterday with the Corporate Finance Award for the company's acquisition of Quirónsalud, Spain’s largest private hospital operator. The award is given annually by the major German business daily Börsen-Zeitung for transactions judged to be outstanding in both strategical and financial terms. Fresenius won in the Large Caps category, which groups major companies. With the Quirónsalud acquisition, the Börsen-Zeitung said, “Fresenius succeeded in making a quantum leap in the hospital business."
Azacitidine, a nucleoside metabolic inhibitor, expands the company's sterile injectable portfolio in oncology.
Vecuronium Bromide, a neuromuscular blocker, expands the company's sterile injectable portfolio in anesthesia.
HELIOS Hospital Wesermarsch has gone into operation in a newly built facility in the northern German town of Nordenham. The new hospital building has 120 patient beds, three operating rooms and a hybrid cardiac catheterization lab. Capacity can be increased to 235 beds, if needed. Fresenius Helios invested €36 million in the facility, which took about three years to build, with the County of Wesermarsch contributing an additional €10 million.
Clofarabine, a pediatric cancer product, expands the company's sterile injectable portfolio in oncology.
Following Fresenius’ announcement to acquire Akorn, Inc. and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars business, the rating agencies Standard & Poor’s (BBB-, stable), Moody’s (Baa3, stable) and Fitch (BBB-, stable) confirm the corporate credit ratings of Fresenius to be unaffected.
Fresenius Kabi USA has won the prestigious 2016 Pharmaceutical Supplier of the Year Award from Vizient Inc., the largest group purchasing organization for U.S. academic medical centers, community hospitals, pediatric facilities, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers. Fresenius Kabi has won six Vizient awards for service excellence in recent years.
Fresenius Vamed will realize a 350-bed building at University Hospital St. Pölten, in Austria. Working with a partner company, Fresenius Vamed will be the general contractor on the €176 million project. The new building will have some 21,000 square meters (226,000 square feet) of floor space, housing a range of specialist wards. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019.
Fresenius Helios is investing €14 million to modernize its hospital in Wipperfürth, North Rhine-Westphalia. Starting late this month, two wards will be completely renovated and expanded, with three delivery rooms to follow. To minimize disruptions to hospital operations, the individual renovations are being carried out in sequence. When completed in early 2019, they will provide more comfort for patients and reduce the distances that need to be walked inside the hospital.
Fitch Ratings has assigned Fresenius Finance Ireland’s €2,600 million notes issued to finance the acquisition of Quirónsalud an instrument rating of BBB-. It also affirmed Fresenius’ corporate credit rating at BBB-. The outlook is stable. The €2,600 million notes were drawn under the newly established Fresenius European Medium Term Note (EMTN) Program and issued by Fresenius Finance Ireland plc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA.
Fresenius Helios has opened the new building at its hospital in the western German city of Duisburg. The 22,000-square-meter (237,000-square-foot) structure will accommodate up to 350 inpatients. Construction took two years, with Fresenius Helios investing €50 million in the new building. The move from the existing facility into the new building will start later this month.
Quirónsalud, a unit of Fresenius Helios, is investing about €40 million to build a proton beam therapy center in Madrid. Scheduled for opening in 2019, it will be the first facility of this type for treating cancer patients in Spain. Currently, every patient who can benefit from proton beam therapy must seek treatment outside the country. In proton beam therapy, the use of a high-energy beam allows tumors to be irradiated with lower total doses of radiation and reduced exposure to surrounding tissue compared with conventional radiation therapy. Quirónsalud will also modernize and expand its radiotherapy clinics in Palmaplanas (Mallorca) and Seville.
Dilaudid (HYDROmorphone HCl injection) is now available in the company’s Simplist™ ready-to-administer prefilled syringe in the United States. This marks the third product launch for the Simplist™ line following ownership by Fresenius Kabi.
Fresenius Factsheet H1/2017 (PDF, 459 KB)
Investor Relations General Presentation (PDF, 833 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q2 2017 (IFRS) (PDF, 380 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q1 2017 (IFRS) (PDF, 295 KB)
Annual Report 2016 (U.S. GAAP) (PDF, 2.89 MB)
Consolidated Financial Statements / Management Report 2016 (IFRS) (PDF, 1.02 MB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q3 2016 (US-GAAP) (PDF, 337 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q3 2016 (IFRS) (PDF, 373 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q2 2016 (US-GAAP) (PDF, 369 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q2 2016 (IFRS) (PDF, 333 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q1 2016 (US-GAAP) (PDF, 830 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q1 2016 (IFRS) (PDF, 309 KB)
Annual Report 2015 (US-GAAP) (PDF, 3.18 MB)
Consolidated Financial Statements / Management Report 2015 (IFRS) (PDF, 1.02 MB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q3 2015 (US-GAAP) (PDF, 327 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q3 2015 (IFRS) (PDF, 358 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q2 2015 (US-GAAP) (PDF, 375 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q2 2015 (IFRS) (PDF, 379 KB)