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Last €67.33 EUR
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UCB S.A., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of medicines and solutions for people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system in Belgium and internationally. The company’s core products include Cimzia for Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis; Vimpat for the treatment of epilepsy partial-onset seizures (POS); and Neupro for Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome. It also offers Keppra for epilepsy POS, epilepsy primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTCS), and epilepsy myoclonic seizures; Zyrtec and Xyzal for allergy; Metadate for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders; Nootropil for the treatment of psycho-organic syndromes or cognitive decline and cortical myoclonus; and Xyrem for narcolepsy with cataplexy in adult patients. In addition, the company provides Tussionex for relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergy or a cold; and Lortab for the relief from pain. The company’s product pipeline includes brivaracetam as an adjunctive therapy for epilepsy POS; Vimpat for various types of epilepsy; UCB4942 for drug resistant epilepsy; epratuzumab for systemic lupus erythematosus; romosozumab for osteoporosis; UCB4940 for psoriatic arthritis; UCB5857 for immune-inflammatory diseases; UCB7665 for immunological diseases; and dapirolizumab pegol for systemic lupus erythematosus. The company has strategic alliances with the Weill Cornell Medical College (U.S.), Sanofi, and Dermira Inc., as well as collaboration agreement with Neuropore Therapies Inc. UCB S.A. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

8,535 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/28/15
Founded in 1928

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Cipla Reportedly Mulls Acquisition Of Stake In Kremers

Cipla Limited (NSEI:CIPLA) reportedly seeking acquisition of stakes in Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. from UCB S.A. (ENXTBR:UCB). Cipla has emerged as the sole Indian contender for Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. which is pegged at around $1.3 billion. "Cipla is the only Indian bidder for KU but it is pitted against a few powerful private equity players. It also depends on whether Cipla is prepared to shell out a large amount in a single bid," an industry watcher told Economic Times. Lupin Limited (BSE:500257) and Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BSE:500420) were named as the other two Indian parties that had initially shown interest but eventually opted out. One of them is China's conglomerate China Grand Group. UCB floated the divestiture of Kremers Urban in 2014. In response to questions from ET, a Cipla spokesperson said the company does not comment on any product or partner discussions. Kremers had sales of $463 million in 2014.

UCB Reports Revenue Results for the First Half of 2015: Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

UCB reported earnings results for the first half of 2015. For the period, the company reported 21% year-on-year rise in revenues to EUR 1.917 billion. The revenues were mainly driven by the better-than-expected sales performance of the company's core products. The company is now forecasting total revenues to reach between EUR 3.65 billion and EUR 3.75 billion. This compares to a previous full-year revenues forecast of between EUR 3.55 billion and EUR 3.65 billion in 2015.

UCB Reported Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Half Ended June 30, 2015; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015

UCB reported consolidated earnings results for the first half ended June 30, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenue of EUR 1,917 million against EUR 1,591 million a year ago. Net sales were EUR 1,704 million against EUR 1,406 million a year ago. Recurring EBIT (REBIT) was EUR 335 million against EUR 198 million a year ago. EBIT (operating profit) was EUR 415 million against EUR 152 million a year ago. Profit before income taxes was EUR 369 million against EUR 85 million a year ago. Profit from continuing operations was EUR 261 million against EUR 62 million a year ago. Net profit attributable to company's shareholders was EUR 267 million against EUR 137 million a year ago. Recurring EBITDA was EUR 464 million against EUR 311 million a year ago. Capital expenditures (including intangible assets) were EUR 97 million against EUR 91 million a year ago. Net financial debt as at June 30, 2015 was EUR 1,813 million. Cash flow from continuing activities was EUR 136 million against EUR 174 million a year ago. EPS (per weighted average number of shares - non diluted) was EUR 1.39 against EUR 0.72 a year ago. Core EPS (per weighted average number of shares - non diluted) was EUR 1.18 against EUR 0.96 a year ago. For 2015, the company's revenue is now expected in the range of EUR 3.65 billion to EUR 3.75 billion and recurring EBITDA is now expected at the higher end of the previous range of EUR 710 million to EUR 740 million. Core earnings per share (EPS) are expected in the range of EUR 1.90 to EUR 2.05 based on an average of 192 million shares outstanding.


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