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Celesio AG, a trading company, provides logistics and services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in 14 countries worldwide. The company operates through two divisions, Consumer Solutions and Pharmacy Solutions. The Consumer Solutions division offers prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals; various medical services at its pharmacies; and pharmaceutical care and advice on medicines. This division serves through approximately 2,200 owned pharmacies and 4,300 participants in its brand partnership schemes. The Pharmacy Solutions division is engaged in the wholesale of pharmaceuticals; and property development for pharmacies. It provides oncological products and other medicines for the treatment of complex diseases; and offers supplementary services for pharmacists, such as the organization and management of pharmacy cooperation programs. This division operates approximately 130 wholesale branches that supply to approximately 65,000 pharmacies and hospitals. The company was founded in 1835 and is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Celesio AG is a subsidiary of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH.

28,669 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/31/14
Founded in 1835

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Total Annual Compensation: €1.1M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

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Celesio AG Reports Consolidated Financial Results for the First Half of 2014; Provides Financial Guidance for Fiscal 2014

Celesio AG reported consolidated financial results for the first half of 2014. For the first half, the company reported revenue of EUR 10,930.8 million against EUR 10,733.0 million for the same period of last year. EBITDA was EUR 235.1 million against EUR 267.5 million for the same period of last year. EBIT was EUR 70.4 million against EUR 202.9 million for the same period of last year. Net loss from continuing operations was EUR 15.0 million against profit of EUR 87.8 million for the same period of last year. Free cash out flow was EUR 307.6 million against EUR 14.2 million for the same period of last year. Net financial debt was EUR 1,053.4 million against EUR 1,363.4 million for the same period of last year. Net loss for the period was EUR 15.8 million against profit EUR 85.4 million for the same period of last year. Loss per basic share was EUR 0.09 against earnings of EUR 0.48 for the same period of last year. The company announced that it will consistently pursue the group's strategic realignment in 2014. Both cost structures and company efficiency will continue to be optimised. The expansion of the European Pharmacy Network will also have a positive impact, enabling even stronger growth from 2015 onwards. However, these revenues will still be reduced in part by IT project costs in 2014. Overall, adjusted EBIT for the 2014 fiscal year is expected to be slightly higher than that of the prior year.

Celesio AG Announces Management Changes

The Supervisory Board of Celesio AG appointed Marc Owen as new members of the Management Board, with effect from July 16, 2014. Marc Owen will take over the position of Chairman of the Management Board and Alain Vachon will take over the position of Chief Financial Officer. The current speaker of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Marion Helmes has by mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board resigned from her office and terminated her engagement with the company with effect as of the end of July 15, 2014. The Chief Operating Officer Martin Fisher has by mutual agreement with the Supervisory Board also resigned from his office with effect as of the end of May 22, 2014. Dr. Marion Helmes will additionally take over the position of interim Chief Operating Officer until and including July 15, 2014.

Celesio AG Announces Earnings Results for the First Quarter of 2014

Celesio AG announced earnings results for the first quarter of 2014. For the quarter, the company announced increased group revenue by 0.3% to EUR 5,379.5 million. After adjustments for negative currency effects, largely due to the Brazilian real, revenue increased by 2.1%. Following additional adjustments for the effects resulting from the changes in the consolidated group, in particular from the sale of the Irish wholesale business in May 2013, revenue actually increased significantly by 3.3%. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell by 6.9% from EUR 95.1 million to EUR 88.6 million. After adjustments for special effects, EBIT was EUR 95.6 million and therefore 0.5% higher than the prior year's figure. Following further adjustments for currency effects, adjusted EBIT fell by 0.7%. The good performance in the United Kingdom made a significant contribution to offsetting the earnings situation, which continued to be weighed down by the persistently fierce discount war in the German wholesale business. Net profit was EUR 44 million or EUR 0.22 per share compared to EUR 41.7 million or EUR 0.23 per share a year ago. Net financial debt was EUR 1,614.5 million compared to EUR 934.2 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 118 million compared to EUR 126.6 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was EUR 125 million compared to EUR 126.6 million a year ago. Adjusted EBIT was EUR 95.6 million compared to EUR 95.1 million a year ago. Negative free cash flow was EUR 186.7 million compared to EUR 82.2 million a year ago.


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