EVOTEC AG (FRA:EVT) Evotec AG increases its profitability guidance for 2018

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19/12/2018 13:43

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Evotec AG increases its profitability guidance for 2018

19-Dec-2018 / 13:43 CET/CEST
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Hamburg, Germany - Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Prime Standard, ISIN: DE 000 566480 9, WKN 566480) today announced that it increases its profitability guidance for the current year after completing its latest financial evaluation.

The Company now expects adjusted Group EBITDA* to increase by more than 45% (previously: Improve by approx. 30%) in 2018 compared to last year (2017: EUR 58.4 m). This mainly results from Evotec's strong business performance leading to increased margin contribution, important scientific milestone achievements in the fourth quarter of 2018 as well as increased other operating income due to e.g. research & development ("R&D") tax credits in the second half of 2018.

All other elements of the Company's financial guidance are confirmed.

*(EBITDA excludes contingent considerations, income from bargain purchase and impairments on goodwill, other intangible and tangible assets as well as the total non-operating result)

Contact: Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer, Evotec AG, Manfred Eigen Campus, Essener Bogen 7, 22419 Hamburg, Germany, Phone: +49.(0)40.560 81-242, werner.lanthaler@evotec.com


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Language: English
Company: Evotec AG
Manfred Eigen Campus / Essener Bogen 7
22419 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)40 560 81-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 560 81-222
E-mail: info@evotec.com
Internet: www.evotec.com
ISIN: DE0005664809
WKN: 566480
Indices: MDAX, TecDAX
Listed: Regulated Market in Berlin, Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

 
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