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Annual Results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2023

06 March 2024

Convatec Group Plc
Annual Results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2023

Accelerating revenue growth, strong profit and cash generation
Raising medium term revenue guidance

Accelerating organic revenue growth of 7.2%1, broad-based across all four chronic care categories

  • AWC2: 9.5%1 driven by strong performance in antimicrobials and growing position in wound biologics segment3
  • OC2: 4.2%1 driven by 6% growth in Convatec ostomy products with strength in Global Emerging Markets
  • CC2: 6.5%1 excellent customer service and higher reimbursement pricing in the US
  • IC2: 8.7%1 continued strong demand for infusion sets with multiple product launches in 2023

Reported revenue was $2,142m (2022: $2,073m), up 3.4% and 3.2% on a constant currency4 basis, lower than organic because of the strategic exit of the non-core hospital care activities and related industrial sales in 2022

Further operating margin expansion

  • Strong adjusted gross margin expansion of 150bps to 61.6% principally driven by improved mix and strongerpricing coupled with further productivity, partially offset by inflation and FX
  • Adjusted operating profit margin of 20.2% (20.8% on a constant currency basis). Expansion of 70 bps (130 bps on a constant currency basis) with further progress in simplification and productivity of operating costs
  • Adjusted operating profit up 7.0% to $432m. Reported operating profit increased to $263m (2022: $207m)

Delivering EPS and cashflow growth

  • Adjusted diluted EPS increased 6.1% to 13.4 cents. Reported diluted EPS increased 106% to 6.3 cents
  • Free cash flow to equity5 rose to $228m (2022: $105m) resulting in equity cash conversion5 of 83%

Strong new product pipeline - further strengthening competitive position

  • Growing InnovaMatrix® and ConvaFoamTM in the US – positive clinician feedback
  • Acquired innovative anti-infective nitric oxide technology platform
  • Launching new compact hydrophilic catheter, GentleCathTM Air for Women, in Europe
  • Broadening customers and applications in IC – partnerships with Beta Bionics (iLet insulin pump in the US), AbbVie and Mitsubishi Tanabe (Parkinson’s), Medtronic (780G in the US) and Tandem (Mobi in the US)

Confidence in outlook – improving earnings and cash generation

  • In 2024: we expect 5-7% organic revenue growth, adjusted operating profit margin of at least 21.0% on a constant currency basis and double-digit growth in EPS and free cash flow to equity
  • Medium-term: Based on the strength of the new product pipeline and improvements in commercial execution we have raised our organic revenue growth expectation to 5-7% p.a. (previously 4-6%), we also expect to reach a mid 20’s% adjusted operating profit margin by 2026 or 2027 and to deliver double-digit compound annual growth in EPS and free cash flow to equity

Karim Bitar, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"Convatec’s revenue growth accelerated and was broad-based across all our categories. We further expanded our operating margin and increased earnings per share and free cash flow to equity."

"We remain focused on executing our FISBE 2.0 strategy. Given our innovative new product pipeline and strengthened competitive position, Convatec has pivoted to a higher level of organic sales growth. We are on track to deliver our medium-term margin guidance leading to double-digit compound growth in EPS and free cash flow to equity."

2023 Key Financial Highlights table ;
  • Net debt4 increased by $61m to $1,129m. Net debt to EBITDA ratio was maintained at 2.1x after $179m of M&A investment and $129m in capex investment to drive future growth, coupled with $111m dividend payment
  • The Board recommends a final dividend of 4.460 cents resulting in full year dividend of 6.229 cents, an increase of 3%

Percentage movements throughout this release are calculated on actual unrounded numbers.

(1) Organic growth presents period over period growth at constant currency, adjusted for: Triad Life Sciences acquisition (Mar’22) the exit of hospital care and related industrial sales and the reconfigured business in Russia (May’22) and the acquisition of A Better Choice Medical (Jul’23) 

(2) AWC is Advanced Wound Care; OC is Ostomy Care; CC is Continence Care and IC is Infusion Care

(3) Wound Biologics segment, as defined by SmartTRAK. This segment includes skin substitutes, active collagen dressings and topical drug delivery. Triad Life Sciences was renamed Advanced Tissue Technologies (ATT) following its acquisition in mid-March 2022. ATT began to contribute to the organic growth rate following the anniversary of the deal completion.

(4) Constant currency growth is calculated by applying the applicable prior period average exchange rates to the Group’s actual performance in the respective period.

(5) Certain financial measures in this document, including adjusted results above, are not prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). All adjusted measures are reconciled to the most directly comparable measure prepared in accordance with IFRS in the Non-IFRS Financial Information below (pages 21 to 26). Equity cash conversion is a new non-IFRS financial measure introduced in the year and is calculated as Free cash to equity/Adjusted net profit.

Analysts and Investors

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Media

 

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Investor and analyst presentation

The results presentation will be held in person at The Auditorium, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, One Moorgate Place, London EC2R 6EA at 9.00am (UK time) today. The event will be simultaneously webcast and the link can be found here.

The full text of this announcement and the presentation for the analyst and investors meeting can be found on the ‘Results, Reports & Presentations’ page of the Convatec website www.convatecgroup.com/investors/reports.

Forthcoming events

Trading update for the 4 months ending 30 April 2024:

16 May 2024

Interim results:

30 July 2024

Dividend calendar

Ex Dividend

25 April 2024

Record Dates

26 April 2024

AGM

16 May 2024

Payment date

23 May 2024

 

About Convatec

Pioneering trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch: Convatec is a global medical products and technologies company, focused on solutions for the management of chronic conditions, with leading positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence care and infusion care. With around 10,000 colleagues, we provide our products and services in almost 100 countries, united by a promise to be forever caring. Our solutions provide a range of benefits, from infection prevention and protection of at-risk skin, to improved patient outcomes and reduced care costs. Convatec’s revenues in 2023 were over $2 billion. The company is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index (LSE:CTEC). To learn more about Convatec, please visit https://www.convatecgroup.com

Forward Looking Statements

This document includes certain forward-looking statements with respect to the operations, performance and financial condition of the Group. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the use of terms such as “believes”, “estimates”, “aims”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “predicts”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “targets”, continues”, or their negatives or other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts.

Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside the Group’s control. As such, no assurance can be given that such future results, including guidance provided by the Group, will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and such uncertainties and contingencies, including the factors set out in the “Principal Risks” section of the Strategic Report in our Annual Report and Accounts, could cause the actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which the Group operates, to differ materially from the position expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements set out in this document. Past performance of the Group cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance.

Forward-looking statements are based only on knowledge and information available to the Group at the date of preparation of this document and speak only as at the date of this document. The Group and its directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates and advisers expressly disclaim any obligations to update any forward-looking statements (except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation).

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