For the first six months ended June 30, the company expects revenue growth to be approximately 61% in constant currencies with an underlying EBITDA margin1 in the range of 36.0 to 36.5%. This better-than-expected performance is broad-based across all geographies and is backed by continuously strong order intake, stable supply chains, and expanded production capacities.
Based on the dynamic business development so far and on increasingly robust prospects for the second half, Sartorius Stedim Biotech is raising its forecast for the full year: The company now projects consolidated sales growth of around 48% (previously 38%) and an underlying EBITDA margin1 of about 36% (previously about 34%). All figures are given in constant currencies as in the past.
Due to the pandemic, this guidance continues to be subject to higher uncertainty than usual and is particularly based on the assumptions that supply chains will remain stable and production lines will stay up and running. The mid-term targets up to 2025 that were updated in January 2021 are unaffected by these adjustments.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech will publish the full set of half-year figures for 2021 as scheduled on July 21, 2021, and will hold a conference call on the same day.
1 Sartorius Stedim Biotech publishes alternative performance measures that are not defined by international accounting standards. These are determined with the aim of improving the comparability of business performance over time and within the industry.
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Head of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations