€ 33530 m
FY/17: €32,841 m2
€ 4561 m
FY/17: €4,746 m
Dec. 31, 2017: 273,249
€ 1871 m
FY/17: €1,804 m
Earnings per Share4
1 In constant currency
2 Adjusted for IFRS 15 adoption and divestitures of Care Coordination activities
3 FY/18 Proposal
4 Before special items and after adjustments
Stephan Sturm, Chairman of the Management Board
Quirónsalud, the Spanish hospitals unit of Fresenius Helios, has become the Rafa Nadal Academy’s official medical partner. The sports academy of Spain’s Rafael Nadal (nickname “Rafa”), a top international tennis player with 17 Grand Slam tournament victories, offers regular schooling combined with special athletic training for promising young tennis players. As medical partner, Quirónsalud will take responsibility for the athletes’ healthcare, from nutritional advice through to medical treatment.
Adenosine, a drug used in critical care settings, is now available in the United States in the company’s Simplist™ ready-to-administer prefilled syringes. Fresenius Kabi now offers the broadest portfolio of Adenosine Injection.
The European Commission (EC) granted Fresenius Kabi the marketing authorization for IDACIO®, an adalimumab biosimilar, for all indications of the reference medicine. With this EC approval, IDACIO® is the first approved molecule of the Fresenius Kabi biosimilars portfolio.
Helios Germany and the doctors' union Marburger Bund have agreed on a collective labor agreement for about 5,400 physicians in 34 Helios hospitals. It applies to the hospitals included in the Helios Group collective labor agreement. With effect from 1 January 2019, the base salary will increase by 2.5 percent. A further increase of 2.5 percent will follow on January 1, 2020. Salaries will thus increase by a total of 5 percent. This is in line with Fresenius Group's expectations.
Fresenius Helios held the topping-out ceremony today for the new main building at Helios HSK hospital in the German city of Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt. The seven-story structure, with almost 100,000 square meters (about 1 million square feet) of floor space, is being erected beside the existing clinic. It will have 22 operating rooms, about 1,000 beds, and a design that significantly reduces distances and waiting times for patients. Helios is investing about €200 million in the new building, while the state of Hesse is contributing €68 million. Completion is scheduled for 2021.
Methocarbamol Injection is the newest addition to the company´s anesthesia and analgesia portfolio.
Fresenius Kabi announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion, recommending marketing authorization for MSB11022 a biosimilar candidate of Humira® (adalimumab)*. The European Commission (EC) will now decide on the approval of MSB11022 which is expected in Q2/ 2019.
*Humira® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.
Leucovorin Calcium is the newest addition to the company’s large oncology portfolio.
VAMED Vitality World has taken over operation of a health resort in Austria’s Styria state. Operating under the new name of Spa Resort Styria in the town of Bad Waltersdorf, near Graz, the resort will offer health tourism for adults. Fresenius Vamed is the market leader in Austria, with about 3.2 million annual visitors to the company’s eight thermal spas and health resorts.
Fresenius has been awarded the HR Excellence Award 2018 in the Compensation & Benefits category for the global healthcare group’s compensatory time account calculator. This calculator enables employees to quickly and transparently access information on time off that they have banked, options to take leave for continuing education or to care for family members, and possible early retirement. The HR Excellence Awards have been presented by Human Resources Manager magazine since 2012 to recognize outstanding projects in personnel management.
Omegaven® is an intravenous lipid emulsion that provides calories and fatty acids. In the U.S. it is indicated for pediatric patients with parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis, or PNAC. With Omegaven® Fresenius Kabi provides the first and only FDA-approved fish oil lipid emulsion for this condition.
The Supervisory Board of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA has decided to propose PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft as the auditor for the financial year 2020. The shareholders will decide on the appointment at the Annual General Meeting in 2020. New regulations provide for a regular rotation of the auditor, so Fresenius was not able to extend the existing mandate of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft.
Fresenius Kabi has received a Drug Shortage Assistance Award from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA recognized the role Fresenius Kabi played in helping mitigate a shortage of IV saline, specifically Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 0.9% in bags. The shortage was caused last year by supply disruptions at manufacturers affected by Hurricane Maria. The hurricane devastated Puerto Rico, where many companies produce medicines for U.S. hospitals.
VAMED Vitality World has been named the “World’s Best Thermal Spa & Medical Wellness Operator 2018” at the World Spa Awards. Four VAMED Vitality World facilities – Geinberg5 Private Villas, Aqua Dome Therme Längenfeld, Therme Laa Hotel & Spa, all in Austria, and Aquaworld Resort Budapest in the Hungarian capital – also won in their individual categories. VAMED Vitality World, part of Fresenius Vamed, operates a total of nine spa and health resorts in Austria and Hungary.
A recent study places Fresenius among the top 500 companies in terms of career training programs in Germany. Criteria used for judgement were the quality of supervision, in-house training, company engagement, success rate and innovative teaching methods. The companies were rated by the business magazine Capital and the internet portal, ausbildung.de. Fresenius received a best possible five-star rating for its on-the-job training and dual-studies, a combination of theory and on-the-job training, programs. The company trains more than 4,000 apprentices and dual-studies interns.
Quirónsalud, the Spanish hospital group that is part of Fresenius Helios, has acquired Clínica Medellín and entered the attractive private hospital market in Colombia. Clínica Medellín operates two centrally located hospitals in Medellín, a major city of 2.5 million people. The two facilities have a total of about 185 beds. The total investment for Clínica Medellín is more than €50 million. Following Quirónsalud's entry into Peru last year, this is another step in strengthening the company’s presence in Latin America’s growing and consolidating hospital markets. Fresenius Helios expects the transaction to close in Q1 2019, pending anti-trust and regulatory clearance.
Arsenic Trioxide Injection is the newest addition to the company’s oncology portfolio.
Fresenius Kabi HYDROmorphone Hydrochloride injection is a new offering for the company, expanding its analgesia and anesthesia portfolio. It is available in six single-dose vial presentations.
Palonosetron Hydrochloride Injection is now available in the U.S. and is the newest product in the company’s Simplist™ prefilled syringe portfolio. It is an antiemetic used to manage chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Fresenius Kabi is the first company to offer U.S. customers Palonosetron Hydrochloride in a ready-to-administer syringe.
Fresenius Kabi has launched Heparin Sodium injection in ready-to-administer non-DEHP freeflex® bags, expanding the company’s critical care portfolio. Fresenius Kabi offers a comprehensive portfolio of Heparin Sodium in the U.S. with multiple vial presentations, a pre-filled syringe and bag presentations.
Fresenius Kabi has opened a new state-of-the-art compounding center in Canada. It involves an investment of 11 million Canadian dollars (more than €7 million), and the new site expands the company’s presence in Mississauga, Ontario. Fresenius Kabi is responding to increasing demand for large batches of compounded medications for patients in Canadian hospitals, and the 35,000-square-foot (3,300-square-meter) compounding center has the capacity to expand. The new facility is expected to employ 70 people by 2022.
Fresenius Kabi has reached a milestone on the road to approval for another biosimilar. MSB11455, a biosimilar candidate for Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), has met its primary endpoints in the two pivotal clinical studies. For more information please see the website of Fresenius Kabi.
The price increase for hospital services in Germany has been set at 2.65% for 2019. This is in line with the level of past years.
Quirónsalud, the Spanish hospital group that is part of Fresenius Helios, is opening a new hospital in Cordoba today. The company now has six hospitals in Andalusia, Spain’s most southernly autonomous community. The six-floor, approximately 25,000-square-meter (269,000-square-foot) facility includes 100 large private patient rooms, a 24-hour emergency department, seven operating rooms and a surgical outpatient clinic. Quirónsalud has invested €50 million in the new hospital.
Annual Report 2018 (IFRS) (PDF, 5.00 MB)
Financial Statements 2018 (HGB) (PDF, 1.00 MB)
Fresenius Factsheet FY/18 (PDF, 465 KB)
Investor Relations General Presentation (PDF, 1.43 MB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q3 2018 (IFRS) (PDF, 423 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q2 2018 (IFRS) (PDF, 387 KB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q1 2018 (IFRS) (PDF, 334 KB)
Annual Report 2017 (IFRS) (PDF, 3.21 MB)
Quarterly Financial Report Q3 2017 (IFRS) (PDF, 350 KB)