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SFr.118.60
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Day High
SFr.119.60
Day Low
SFr.117.00
52 Week High
01/15/15 - SFr.124.20
52 Week Low
04/15/14 - SFr.79.20
Market Cap
6.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
195.6K
EPS TTM
SFr.4.56
Shares Outstanding
52.9M
EX-Date
04/10/15
P/E TM
25.8x
Dividend
SFr.2.50
Dividend Yield
1.83%
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Lonza Group Ltd. supplies products and services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, and specialty ingredients markets worldwide. It operates in two segments, Pharma&Biotech and Specialty Ingredients. The Pharma&Biotech segment develops and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for drug companies; microbial parenteral API, including antibody fragments, vaccines, cytokines, plasmid DNA, fusion proteins, and PEGylated products; and chemical custom services, such as chemically derived active ingredients, antibody drug conjugates, and cytotoxic and peptide syntheses, as well as biological cellular and gene therapies. This segment also offers cell culture, transfection, and molecular biology tools for lifescience research; media used in the production of therapeutics; endotoxin detection assays; products and services targeting cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, metabolic, cancer, and other disease research areas; and cell biology solutions to enhance efficiencies in research. This segment serves customers in academic and government institutions, and in biotech and pharmaceutical organizations. The Specialty Ingredients segment offers personal care and preservation products comprising actives for antidandruff shampoos, and natural and organic cosmetic ingredients; vitamin B3 compounds and L-Carnitine, as well as nutritional ingredients used in pharmaceuticals, human energy drinks, and animal feeds; and microbial control solutions, including disinfectants and sanitizers that protect from dangerous and unwanted microbes. This segment also provides custom agricultural manufacturing services to enhance crop yields; sanitizers and other treatment chemicals, as well as feeder systems for drinking water disinfection and surface-water treatments; industrial Solutions, such as preservatives and biocide blends; and products and services that enhance the quality of wood. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.

9,809 Employees
Last Reported Date: 01/21/15
Founded in 1897

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Lonza and Tigenix Sign an Agreement for the Supply of TiGenix's eASC Product, Cx601

Lonza and TiGenix announced an agreement for the supply of TiGenix's eASC product, Cx601. Under the agreement, Lonza will manufacture material for the Phase 3 trial of Cx601 in the US at Lonza's cell therapy production facility in Walkersville, Maryland (US). Cx601 is a locally-injected suspension of allogeneic expanded adipose-derived stem cells (eASCs) for the treatment of complex perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease patients, currently in Phase 3 of clinical development in Europe. Following the positive feedback received at a meeting with the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research within the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), TiGenix is moving ahead with the development of Cx601 for the US market. To supply Cx601 for a Phase 3 trial in the US, and potentially for the US market when the product has been fully approved, TiGenix has chosen to partner with Lonza as its contract manufacturing organisation (CMO). TiGenix will begin the process of technology transfer to Lonza in the coming weeks.

Lonza Reports Earnings Results for Full Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015

Lonza reported earnings results for full year 2014. For the period, the company reported net profit nearly tripled but the life sciences group postponed issuing a target for earnings and sales this year due to Switzerland's recent decision to remove the peg of the Swiss franc to the euro. Net profit surged to CHF 237 million (USD 272 million), with both of Lonza's segments - specialty ingredients and pharma & biotech - performing well despite currency headwinds. Core earnings per share increased by more than 1/3 to CHF 6.79, reflecting lower interest rates, which substantially reduced financing cost. Core EBIT increased by 11% in constant exchange rate, which is plus 9% in reported currency or CHF 475 million. Core EBITDA margin is 20.4% and also reported EBITDA margin of 20.2% actually exceeded original guidance given mid-2012 for end of 2015. Net debt at the year end of CHF 2.0 billion. For 2015, the company expects to grow sales and profits.

Lonza Group Ltd Proposes Increased Dividend for 2014

The board of directors of Lonza Group Ltd. proposed an increased dividend to CHF 2.50 per share for 2014.

 

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