Accelerated Positive Trend On Evotec's Revenues And Profits
The evaluation of clinical indications for the further development of the Phase I programme EVT 401 is still ongoing. Following the DeveloGen acquisition, the Company increased its research commitment to metabolic diseases.
4. ACQUISITION UPDATE
DeveloGen acquisition completed
On 2 September, Evotec announced the closing of the acquisition of DeveloGen as published in detail on 14 July 2010 (see also page 5 of this report). Following the successful fulfilment of various closing conditions, the sellers of 99.4% of the shares in DeveloGen transferred their shares to Evotec. As part of the consideration for the transaction Evotec issued 6,750,014 new Evotec shares from its authorised capital in October. Consequently, Evotec's issued share capital increased to €115,595,129 after the balance sheet date of this report. The completion of the acquisition triggered payments in October 2010 (after period-end) in the amount of 2.5 m regarding a repayment of a loan and a bonus payment to the Management Board of DeveloGen.5. GUIDANCE 2010 AND OUTLOOK Financial guidance for 2010 confirmed Evotec confirms its financial guidance for the fiscal year 2010 published on 25 March 2010 and updated on 12 August 2010 with the only minor adjustment that R&D expenses are now expected to be slightly lower than originally anticipated (approx. € 8 m instead of € 10 m) due to successful partnering: Total Group revenues are expected to grow by more than 20% to € 52 to 54 m. This growth target is supported by a strong 2010 order book of € 51 m in October. Despite approximately € 2 m cash to be used for the acquisition of DeveloGen, Evotec also confirms its 2010 year-end liquidity target of comfortably >€ 64 m at constant year-end 2009 currencies. Financial outlook 2011 and beyond shows continued growth The Company expects continuing growth of more than 15% into 2011 and remains on track to reach sustainable profitability by 2012 at the latest. A detailed 2011 financial guidance will be published in March 2011.
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