|Emitents||Olainfarm, AS (213800WCG52W62ENOP27)|
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Consolidated profit and loss calculation of JSC Olainfarm for 2018 shows that with the sales worth more than 124 million euros the Group has set the new annual sales record. In 2018 the net profit of Olainfarm Group reached 10.3 million euros, which is a reduction by almost 5% compared to the net earnings of 2017. The products of the Group were sold in 54 markets worldwide.
Based upon the annual results, the Board will recommend the shareholders to decide on paying 1.4 million euros in dividends from earnings of 2018, that equals approximately 0.10 euros per share.
In 2018, compared to 2017, the sales volumes have increased by more than 2 million euros or by almost 2% and exceeded 124 million euros. Although the Group failed to achieve the previously announced sales target of 130 million, it has set the new annual sales record. During the last quarter, EBITDA for twelve months has grown significantly, reaching EUR 20.5 million. EBITDA profitability in the past 12 months also reached 17%. Both of these indicators are the highest since the beginning of 2016.
In 2018, the company has managed to reduce its sales costs and grow in almost all major sales markets, except for Russia, where sales fell by 5% due to previously anticipated fluctuations of the Russian ruble. On the other hand, increased presence in both Latvian and Belarusian markets has resulted into significant increase in sales in both markets. The largest sales growth of 54% was achieved in Belarus, and also in Tajikistan, where sales grew by 32%. Sales in Latvia also grew by 23%, making the home market the second largest in terms of turnover after Russia.
During the 4th quarter of 2018, compared to 4th quarter of 2017, sales of the Company increased by more than 3 million euros or by almost 10%, reaching 34.8 million euros and making this the best quarter in terms of sales in corporate history.
Since 2017, some significant changes have occurred to the sales structure of bestselling products of Olainfarm. Remantadine and PASA were replaced by Meldonium and Memantine, while shares of Noofen and Neiromidin have become comparable.
Despite the growing number of export markets, diversification of sales markets remains one of the main challenges for Olainfarm Group. In 2018, the company also focused on conducting additional researches to ensure the presence of its products in existing sales markets and preparing to open new ones in the future.
Annual meeting of shareholders of JSC Olainfarm, convened on June 5, 2018 approved operating plan of the Group for 2018. According to it, sales of the Group in 2018 are planned to be 130 million euros, but the net profit will reach 11.5 million euros. According to the unaudited report of 2018, during the year 96% of annual sales target and 90% of annual profit target is met.
JSC Olainfarm is one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Latvia with over 45 years of experience in production of medication and chemical and pharmaceutical products. A basic principle of company's operations is to produce reliable and effective top -quality products for Latvia and the rest of the world. Products made by the Group are being exported to more than 60 countries of the world, including the Baltics, Russia, other CIS, Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.
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Member of the Board JSC Olainfarm
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