Company Announcements

2nd Quarter Results

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 7647G
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
28 July 2021
 

 

Issued: Wednesday, 28 July 2021, London U.K.

 

GSK delivers strong Q2 sales of £8.1 billion, +6% AER, +15% CER

Total EPS 27.9p -39% AER, -28% CER; Adjusted EPS 28.1p +46% AER +71% CER

 


Highlights


Sales growth driven by strong commercial execution and favourable prior year comparison

·

Pharmaceuticals £4.2 billion +3% AER, +12% CER with growth in New and Specialty products (+25% CER) including Respiratory +36% CER, Immuno-Inflammation +46% CER, Oncology +69% CER, total HIV +14% CER

·

Vaccines £1.6 billion +39% AER, +49% CER reflecting strong growth in Meningitis +46% CER, Established Vaccines +28% CER, Shingrix +1% CER with improved performance notably in the US and £258 million pandemic adjuvant sales.  Continue to expect strong growth from Shingrix in H2

·

Consumer Healthcare £2.3 billion -4% AER, +3% CER (+7% CER excluding divestments/brands under review)

 

 

Effective cost control supports delivery of adjusted earnings per share growth

·

Total Group operating margin 20.7%.  Total EPS 27.9p -39% AER, -28% CER

·

Adjusted Group operating margin 26.7%.  Adjusted EPS 28.1p +46% AER, +71% CER (H1 -10% AER, +2% CER).  This included a contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions of approximately +20% AER, +21% CER in Q2 (+7% AER, +7% CER in H1)

·

Q2 net cash flow from operations £1.3 billion.  Free cash flow £316 million

 

 

Continued R&D delivery and strengthening of pipeline

·

FDA rolling review of cabotegravir for prevention of HIV (PrEP) completed

·

Positive phase III headline results for daprodustat, potential transformative medicine for anaemia due to chronic kidney disease

·

3 new strategic collaborations announced, iTeos, Alector* and Halozyme strengthen pipeline in next generation immuno-oncology, immuno-neurology and HIV

·

Emergency use authorisations for sotrovimab; Phase III started for Sanofi-GSK adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine and EMA rolling review initiated

 


Investor Update in June outlined new outlooks for growth and plans to maximise shareholder value

·

GSK expects to deliver step-change in sales, operating profit growth and performance from 2022, driven by high quality Vaccines and Specialty Medicines portfolio and late-stage pipeline

·

Proposed demerger to create new world-leading Consumer Healthcare company confirmed for mid-2022

 

 

Confident in delivering 2021 EPS guidance and reconfirm 2022 outlook

·

2021 Adjusted EPS to decline by mid-to-high single-digit percentage at CER

·

2022 meaningful improvements expected in revenues and margins

·

2021 guidance and 2022 outlook exclude any contribution from COVID-19 solutions

 

 

Dividend of 19p/share declared for Q2 2021.  Continue to expect 80p/share for 2021


 

Emma Walmsley, Chief Executive Officer, GSK said: "GSK delivered an excellent performance in Q2.  We expect this positive momentum to continue through the second half of the year driving us towards the better end of our earnings guidance range for 2021, and meaningful performance improvement in 2022.  We continue to strengthen our pipeline and are advancing well towards separation.  Our clear priority is to focus on execution, unlocking the value of Consumer Healthcare and delivering the step-change in growth and performance we now see for GSK."

 

The Total results are presented in summary on page 2 and under 'Financial performance' on pages 12 and 27 and Adjusted results reconciliations are presented on pages 23, 24, 38 and 39.  Adjusted results are a non-IFRS measure that may be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, or superior to, information presented in accordance with IFRS.  Adjusted results are defined on page 10 and £% or AER% growth, CER% growth, free cash flow and other non-IFRS measures are defined on page 67, COVID-19 solutions are also defined on page 67.  GSK provides guidance on an Adjusted results basis only, for the reasons set out on page 11.  All expectations, guidance and targets regarding future performance and dividend payments should be read together with 'Outlook, assumptions and cautionary statements' on pages 68 and 69.  *  Subject to HSR clearance.

 

 

Q2 2021 results


Q2 2021


Growth


H1 2021


Growth


£m


£%


CER%


£m


£%


CER%













Turnover

8,092 



15 


15,510 


(7)


(1)













Total operating profit

1,675 


(41)


(30)


3,368 


(31)


(21)

Total earnings per share

27.9p


(39)


(28)


49.4p


(36)


(27)













Adjusted operating profit

2,158 


23 


43 


4,039 


(9)


Adjusted earnings per share

28.1p


46 


71 


51.0p


(10)














Net cash from operating activities

1,292 


(53)




1,623 


(56)



Free cash flow

316 


(84)




313 


(87)















 

2021 guidance

We reconfirm our guidance range for 2021 for a decline of mid to high-single digit percent Adjusted EPS at CER, excluding any contribution from COVID-19 solutions.

 

In 2021, as planned we will continue to increase investment in our pipeline, build on our top-line momentum for key growth drivers and largely complete readiness for separation.  Assuming healthcare systems and consumer trends approach normality in the second half of the year, we continue to expect Pharmaceutical revenue to grow flat to low-single digits at CER and Consumer Healthcare revenue to grow low to mid-single digits at CER (excluding brands divested/under review) with above market growth.  For our Vaccines business, as noted at the time of announcing full-year 2020 results, we anticipated disruption during the first half of the year, given governments' prioritisation of COVID-19 vaccination programmes and ongoing measures to contain the pandemic.  This was expected to impact adult and adolescent immunisations, including Shingrix, notably in the US and this is reflected in our first-half year 2021 Vaccines performance.  We are encouraged by the rate at which COVID-19 vaccinations are being deployed in many countries, particularly the US and UK, which provides support for healthcare systems returning to normal, though we are seeing global differentiation in the pace of deployment in other major markets.  There remains, however, uncertainty as to the impact of COVID-19, the speed of deployment of mass immunisation programmes and easing of pandemic conditions.  In the second half of the year we continue to expect strong recovery and contribution to growth but, with Shingrix sales recovering more slowly in ex-US markets, we now expect Vaccines revenue for 2021 to be broadly flat.  We remain confident in the underlying demand for our Vaccine products. 

 

Our strong Q2 2021 performance gives us confidence that, providing we continue to see improving demand for adult vaccinations through the balance of 2021, as well as healthcare systems and consumer trends approaching normality, we are likely to deliver full-year Adjusted EPS towards the better end of our guidance range which is for a decline of mid-to-high single-digit percentage at CER excluding any contribution from COVID-19 solutions.

 

2021 COVID-19 solutions expectations

In H1 2021, we had COVID-19 solution sales of £276 million including £260 million of pandemic vaccines of which £258 million were pandemic adjuvant sales and £16 million of the treatment sotrovimab.  The contribution to H1 Adjusted EPS was approximately 7%.  For the full year, we expect that the COVID-19 solutions will contribute approximately between 4% to 6% of Adjusted EPS growth.  The outcome within that range is dependent upon the success of sotrovimab contracting for 2021, and of pandemic adjuvant contracting for 2022 and the resulting potential charges within COGS as we continue to manufacture for this potential.

 

All expectations, guidance and targets regarding future performance and dividend payments should be read together with 'Outlook, assumptions and cautionary statements' on pages 68 and 69.  If exchange rates were to hold at the closing rates on 30 June 2021 ($1.39/£1, €1.17/£1 and Yen 153/£1) for the rest of 2021, the estimated negative impact on 2021 Sterling turnover growth would be 5% and if exchange gains or losses were recognised at the same level as in 2020, the estimated negative impact on 2021 Sterling Adjusted EPS growth would be around 10%.

 

Results presentation

 

A webcast of the quarterly results presentation hosted by Emma Walmsley, GSK CEO, will be held at 2pm BST on 28 July 2021.  Presentation materials will be published on www.gsk.com prior to the webcast and a transcript of the webcast will be published subsequently.

 

Information available on GSK's website does not form part of, and is not incorporated by reference into, this Results Announcement.

 

 

Operating performance - Q2 2021

 

Turnover

Q2 2021







 

£m


Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%







Pharmaceuticals

4,229

 

 

12

Vaccines

1,571

 

39 

 

49

Consumer Healthcare

2,292

 

(4)

 

3







Group turnover

8,092

 

 

15







 

Group turnover was £8,092 million in the quarter, up 6% AER, 15% CER.

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover in the quarter was £4,229 million, up 3% AER, 12% CER.  The quarter results show significant growth over the same quarter last year, driven by strong growth in New and Specialty products, favourable US RAR adjustments and a prior year comparator that was impacted by destocking of COVID-19 related first quarter additional demand.

 

Vaccines turnover grew 39% AER, 49% CER to £1,571 million, primarily driven by pandemic adjuvant sales, higher demand for DTPa-containing vaccines in the US and higher demand for Bexsero in the US and in Europe.  Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines grew 16% AER, 24% CER to £1,311 million.

 

Consumer Healthcare turnover declined 4% AER, but increased 3% CER to £2,292 million.  Sales excluding brands divested/under review declined 1% AER but increased 7% CER supported by a favourable comparative in Q2 2020 as a result of destocking including the reversal of the benefit of the accelerated purchases in the first quarter in 2020 across all categories as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Operating profit

Total operating profit was £1,675 million in Q2 2021 compared with £2,850 million in Q2 2020.  The total operating margin was 20.7%.  This decrease in Total operating profit primarily reflected the net profit on disposal of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands of £2,304 million in the prior period partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever of £476 million.

 

Adjusted operating profit was £2,158 million, 23% higher than Q2 2020 at AER, 43% higher at CER on a turnover increase of 15% CER.  The Adjusted operating margin of 26.7% was 3.7 percentage points higher at AER, and 5.6 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in Q2 2020.  The increase in Adjusted operating profit primarily reflected leverage from a favourable comparison to destocking in Q2 2020 in Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare, £258 million of pandemic adjuvant sales, increased demand for Meningitis and DTPa-containing Vaccines, a favourable prior period RAR adjustment in Pharmaceuticals, continued tight control of ongoing costs and benefits from continued restructuring.  This was partly offset by increased investment behind launches and increased investment in R&D.

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 27.9p, compared with 45.5p in Q2 2020. This primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to net profit on disposal in Q2 2020 of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever.  In Q2 2021 a credit of £325 million to Taxation was recorded resulting from the revaluation of deferred tax assets following enactment of the proposed change of UK corporation tax rate from 19% to 25% (effective 2023).

 

Adjusted EPS was 28.1p compared with 19.2p in Q2 2020, up 46% AER, 71% CER, on a 43% CER increase in Adjusted operating profit reflecting sales increases in Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare including a benefit from destocking in Q2 2020 and increased Vaccines sales including pandemic adjuvant sales, lower interest costs, a lower effective tax rate and a lower non-controlling interest allocation of Consumer Healthcare and ViiV profits.  The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 20% AER, 21% CER.

 

Cash flow

The net cash inflow from operating activities for the quarter was £1,292 million (Q2 2020: £2,760 million).  Free cash inflow was £316 million for the quarter (Q2 2020: £1,949 million inflow).  The decrease primarily reflected an adverse comparison to the significant reduction in trade receivables in Q2 2020 as a result of collections following strong sales in Q1 2020, adverse timing of returns and rebates and taxes compared to Q2 2020, increased purchases of intangible assets and reduced proceeds from disposal of intangible assets as the Consumer Brands Disposal programme is now complete.  This was partly offset by increased operating profit, a lower seasonal increase in inventory and lower dividends to non-controlling interests.

 

 

Operating performance - H1 2021

 

Turnover

H1 2021







 

£m


Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%







Pharmaceuticals

8,111

 

(5)

 

Vaccines

2,795

 

(5)

 

Consumer Healthcare

4,604

 

(12)

 

(7)







Group turnover

15,510

 

(7)

 

(1)







 

Group turnover was £15,510 million in the six months, down 7% AER, 1% CER.

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover in the six months was £8,111 million, down 5% AER but up 2% CER, with growth from Respiratory and HIV partly offset by declines in Established Pharmaceuticals.  In the first half of last year, the additional COVID-19 related demand experienced towards the end of the first quarter was broadly reversed in the second quarter.  In the current year, the market environment continues to be impacted by COVID-19, impacting our Established Pharmaceuticals products in International and Europe regions.

 

Vaccines turnover declined 5% AER, but was flat at CER to £2,795 million, primarily driven by pandemic adjuvant sales, offset by the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Shingrix.  Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines declined 14% AER, 9% CER.

 

Consumer Healthcare turnover for the six months declined 12% AER, 7% CER to £4,604 million largely driven by the divestment programme which completed in Q1 2021 as well as the H1 2020 comparative including a particularly strong first quarter given accelerated purchasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Operating profit

Total operating profit was £3,368 million in H1 2021 compared with £4,864 million in H1 2020.  The total operating margin was 21.7%.  The decrease in total operating profit primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to the net profit on disposal in Q2 2020 of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands and resultant sale of shares in Hindustan Unilever.

 

Adjusted operating profit was £4,039 million, 9% lower than H1 2020 at AER, but 3% higher at CER on a turnover decline of 1% CER.  The Adjusted operating margin of 26.0% was 0.4 percentage points lower at AER, but 1.1 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in H1 2020. The increase in Adjusted operating profit primarily reflected a benefit from incremental pandemic adjuvant sales, sales growth in Pharmaceuticals and tight control of ongoing costs including reduced promotional and variable spending across all three businesses as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, favourable legal settlements compared to increased legal costs in 2020 and benefits from continued restructuring across the Group.  This was partly offset by an adverse mix in Vaccines as well as higher supply chain costs and under-recoveries, divestments in Consumer Healthcare and increased investment in R&D across Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals.

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 49.4p, compared with 77.0p in H1 2020.  This primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to the net profit on disposal in Q2 2020 of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever.  These factors were partly offset by lower major restructuring costs and lower re-measurement charges on the contingent consideration liabilities.  In Q2 2021 a credit of £325 million to Taxation was recorded resulting from the revaluation of deferred tax assets following enactment of the proposed change of the UK corporation tax rate from 19% to 25% (effective 2023).

 

Adjusted EPS was 51.0p compared with 56.9p in H1 2020, down 10% AER but up 2% CER, on a 3% CER increase in Adjusted operating profit reflecting incremental pandemic adjuvant sales, sales increases in Pharmaceuticals, tight cost control and favourable legal settlements, lower interest costs, a lower non-controlling interest allocation of Consumer Healthcare and ViiV profits, partly offset by lower non-pandemic sales in Vaccines, primarily Shingrix and a higher effective tax rate.  The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 7% AER, 7% CER.

 

Cash flow

The net cash inflow from operating activities for the six months was £1,623 million (H1 2020: £3,725 million).  Free cash inflow was £313 million for the six months (H1 2020: £2,480 million inflow).  The decrease primarily reflected adverse exchange impacts, reduction in trade receivables in H1 2020 as a result of collections following strong sales in Q1 2020, adverse timing of returns and rebates and taxes compared to Q2 2020 and increased inventory, increased purchases of intangible assets and reduced proceeds from disposal of intangible assets as the Consumer Brands Disposal programme is now complete.  This was partly offset by increased operating profit and lower dividends to non-controlling interests.

 

 

R&D pipeline

 

We focus on the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies to develop Vaccines and Specialty Medicines in four core therapeutic areas - Infectious Diseases, HIV, Oncology and Immunology/Respiratory.  We also remain open to opportunities outside these core therapy areas where there are scale opportunities consistent with the science of the immune system and human genetic validation.

 

As disclosed at the Investor Update on 23 June 2021, the company has a robust late-stage R&D pipeline with many assets having the potential to be first-in-class or best-in-class, as well as offering significant strategic lifecycle opportunities.  The late-stage pipeline is expected to help deliver the sales ambition set by the company for 2021-2026 and beyond.

 

Our R&D pipeline currently comprises 63 Vaccines and Specialty Medicines.

 

Pipeline news flow highlights since Q1 2021 Results are listed below in chronological order.

 

Infectious diseases

 

Shingrix

·

Received FDA approval for the prevention of HZ (herpes zoster) in adults who are immunodeficient or immunosuppressed due to disease or therapy.

 

Klebsiella candidate vaccine

·

Started a Phase I study of the tetravalent bioconjugate candidate vaccine Kleb4V that includes O-antigen combined with our proprietary adjuvant system.

 

MenABCWY candidate vaccine

·

Started a Phase I study of the Meningococcal ABCWY 2nd generation candidate vaccine to assess immunogenicity and safety in healthy adolescents and adults aged 15 to 25 years who had previously been vaccinated with the MenACWY vaccine.

 

Priorix

·

Delivered a regulatory submission to the FDA for immunisation against measles, mumps and rubella.

 

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) candidate vaccines

·

Positive phase I/II data for RSV maternal candidate vaccine (recombinant PreF protein) presented at the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases annual meeting.

·

Development of phase II RSV paediatric candidate vaccine (viral vector) discontinued following assessment that target efficacy profile was unlikely to be met.

 

HIV

 

Cabenuva (cabotegravir/rilpivirine)

·

Presented data from the CUSTOMIZE study showing new long-acting HIV regimen Cabenuva can be successfully implemented in a broad range of US healthcare practices, even during COVID-19.

 

Dovato (dolutegravir/lamivudine)

·

Presented data from SALSA the second Dovato switch study confirming non-inferior efficacy and no virologic failure versus a broad range of regimens of at least 3 drugs.

 

GSK3810109 (VRC-N6LS; broadly neutralising antibody)

·

Started a Phase II study with a broadly neutralising antibody for the treatment of HIV.

 

Cabotegravir (long-acting integrase inhibitor)

·

Completed a rolling submission of a new drug application with the FDA for long-acting cabotegravir for the prevention of HIV.

 

ENHANZE® drug delivery technology

·

ViiV Healthcare and Halozyme entered a global collaboration and license agreement to enable the development of "ultra-long-acting" medicines for HIV.

 

Oncology

 

GSK4428859 (EOS-448; TIGIT antagonist)

·

Announced a co-development and co-commercialisation collaboration with iTeos Therapeutics for EOS-448, an anti-TIGIT monoclonal antibody.

 

Zejula (niraparib; PARP inhibitor)

·

The MOONSTONE study evaluating the efficacy and safety of niraparib plus dostarlimab in the treatment of platinum resistant ovarian cancer without a known BRCAm has been stopped as a pre-planned analysis suggested the data would not meet the high bar set for this single arm ORR study.

 

feladilimab (GSK3359609; ICOS agonist)

·

The ENTRÉE-Lung sub study 1 investigating feladilimab plus docetaxel versus docetaxel alone did not meet its primary endpoint at the interim analysis.

 

Immunology/Respiratory

 

AL001 and AL101 (progranulin-elevating monoclonal antibodies)

·

Announced a global collaboration in immuno-neurology with Alector* for two clinical stage first-in-class monoclonal antibodies for neurodegenerative diseases.

 

*

Subject to HSR clearance

 

Benlysta (belimumab)

·

Announced European Commission approval of Benlysta in combination with background immunosuppressive therapies for the treatment of adult patients with active lupus nephritis in Europe.

 

Nucala (mepolizumab)

·

EMA accepted a filing submission for the 40mg pre-filled syringe to provide an appropriate paediatric presentation for at home administration.

 

Opportunity driven

 

daprodustat (oral hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor)

·

Announced positive headline results from five Phase III studies of daprodustat for patients with anaemia due to chronic kidney disease.

 

COVID-19

 

Vaccines collaborations

·

EMA initiated a rolling review of Sanofi and GSK's COVID-19 adjuvanted protein recombinant vaccine candidate, Vidprevtyn.

·

Sanofi and GSK started a global Phase III clinical efficacy study of their vaccine candidate.  Pending positive Phase III outcomes and regulatory reviews, the vaccine could be approved in Q4 2021.

·

Medicago and GSK announced positive interim Phase II results for their adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine candidate, demonstrating that neutralising antibody responses were ten-times higher than in people recovering from COVID-19.

·

Sanofi and GSK announced Phase II results for their vaccine candidate, achieving strong rates of neutralising antibody responses, in line with those measured in people who have recovered from COVID-19 across all adult age groups.

 

Sotrovimab (GSK4182136; dual-action SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibody)

·

Vir and GSK announced the first patient was dosed in the Phase III COMET-TAIL study investigating intramuscular sotrovimab for patients with mild/moderate COVID-19.

·

Vir and GSK announced full results from the Phase III COMET-ICE trial demonstrating a 79% reduction in hospitalisation for more than 24 hours or death due to any cause with early treatment with sotrovimab in adult patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of progression to severe disease.

·

Received Emergency Use Authorisation from the FDA for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in high-risk adults and paediatric patients.

·

Received a positive scientific opinion from the EMA's Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP)
for the early treatment of COVID-19.  The CHMP opinion under Article 5(3) can now be considered by the national authorities in EU member states when taking evidence-based decisions on the early use of the medicine prior to marketing authorisation.

 

 

Contents

Page

 

 

Total and Adjusted results

10

Financial performance - Q2 2021

12

Financial performance - H1 2021

27

Cash generation

43

Returns to shareholders

44

 

 

Income statements

46

Statement of comprehensive income - three months ended 30 June 2021

47

Statement of comprehensive income - six months ended 30 June 2021

48

Pharmaceuticals turnover - three months ended 30 June 2021

49

Pharmaceuticals turnover - six months ended 30 June 2021

50

Vaccines turnover - three months ended 30 June 2021

51

Vaccines turnover - six months ended 30 June 2021

52

Balance sheet

53

Statement of changes in equity

54

Cash flow statement - six months ended 30 June 2021

55

Segment information

56

Legal matters

58

Additional information

59

Reconciliation of cash flow to movements in net debt

65

Net debt analysis

65

Free cash flow reconciliation

65

Principal risks and uncertainties

66

Reporting definitions

67

Outlook, assumptions and cautionary statements

68

Directors' responsibility statement

70

Independent review report

71

 

 

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Total and Adjusted results

 

Total reported results represent the Group's overall performance.

 

GSK also uses a number of adjusted, non-IFRS, measures to report the performance of its business.  Adjusted results and other non-IFRS measures may be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for or superior to, information presented in accordance with IFRS.  Adjusted results are defined below and other non-IFRS measures are defined on page 67.

 

GSK believes that Adjusted results, when considered together with Total results, provide investors, analysts and other stakeholders with helpful complementary information to understand better the financial performance and position of the Group from period to period, and allow the Group's performance to be more easily compared against the majority of its peer companies.  These measures are also used by management for planning and reporting purposes.  They may not be directly comparable with similarly described measures used by other companies.

 

GSK encourages investors and analysts not to rely on any single financial measure but to review GSK's quarterly results announcements, including the financial statements and notes, in their entirety.

 

GSK is committed to continuously improving its financial reporting, in line with evolving regulatory requirements and best practice.  In line with this practice, GSK expects to continue to review and refine its reporting framework.

 

Adjusted results exclude the following items from Total results, together with the tax effects of all of these items:

 

·

amortisation of intangible assets (excluding computer software)

·

impairment of intangible assets (excluding computer software) and goodwill

·

Major restructuring costs, which include impairments of tangible assets and computer software, (under specific Board approved programmes that are structural, of a significant scale and where the costs of individual or related projects exceed £25 million), including integration costs following material acquisitions

·

transaction-related accounting or other adjustments related to significant acquisitions

·

proceeds and costs of disposal of associates, products and businesses; significant legal charges (net of insurance recoveries) and expenses on the settlement of litigation and government investigations; other operating income other than royalty income, and other items including the one-off impact of the revaluation of deferred tax assets and liabilities following enactment of the increase in the headline rate of UK corporation tax from 19% to 25% (effective 2023)

·

separation costs

 

Costs for all other ordinary course smaller scale restructuring and legal charges and expenses are retained within both Total and Adjusted results.

 

As Adjusted results include the benefits of Major restructuring programmes but exclude significant costs (such as significant legal, major restructuring and transaction items) they should not be regarded as a complete picture of the Group's financial performance, which is presented in Total results.  The exclusion of other Adjusting items may result in Adjusted earnings being materially higher or lower than Total earnings.  In particular, when significant impairments, restructuring charges and legal costs are excluded, Adjusted earnings will be higher than Total earnings.

 

GSK has undertaken a number of Major restructuring programmes in response to significant changes in the Group's trading environment or overall strategy, or following material acquisitions.  Costs, both cash and non-cash, of these programmes are provided for as individual elements are approved and meet the accounting recognition criteria.  As a result, charges may be incurred over a number of years following the initiation of a Major restructuring programme.

 

Significant legal charges and expenses are those arising from the settlement of litigation or government investigations that are not in the normal course and materially larger than more regularly occurring individual matters.  They also include certain major legacy matters.

 

The enactment of the increase in the headline rate of UK Corporation tax from 19% to 25% (effective 2023) resulted in a credit of £325 million in Q2 2021.  Due to the magnitude, GSK has reported this credit as an Adjusting item in Q2 2021 and H1 2021 so that it does not obscure the key trends in the Group's performance for the period.

 

Reconciliations between Total and Adjusted results, providing further information on the key Adjusting items, are set out on pages 23, 24, 38 and 39.

 

GSK provides earnings guidance to the investor community on the basis of Adjusted results.  This is in line with peer companies and expectations of the investor community, supporting easier comparison of the Group's performance with its peers.  GSK is not able to give guidance for Total results as it cannot reliably forecast certain material elements of the Total results, particularly the future fair value movements on contingent consideration and put options that can and have given rise to significant adjustments driven by external factors such as currency and other movements in capital markets.

 

ViiV Healthcare

ViiV Healthcare is a subsidiary of the Group and 100% of its operating results (turnover, operating profit, profit after tax) are included within the Group income statement. 

 

Earnings are allocated to the three shareholders of ViiV Healthcare on the basis of their respective equity shareholdings (GSK 78.3%, Pfizer 11.7% and Shionogi 10%) and their entitlement to preferential dividends, which are determined by the performance of certain products that each shareholder contributed.  As the relative performance of these products changes over time, the proportion of the overall earnings allocated to each shareholder also changes.  In particular, the increasing proportion of sales of dolutegravir-containing products has a favourable impact on the proportion of the preferential dividends that is allocated to GSK.  Adjusting items are allocated to shareholders based on their equity interests.  GSK was entitled to approximately 86% of the Total earnings and 83% of the Adjusted earnings of ViiV Healthcare for 2020.

 

As consideration for the acquisition of Shionogi's interest in the former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture in 2012, Shionogi received the 10% equity stake in ViiV Healthcare and ViiV Healthcare also agreed to pay additional future cash consideration to Shionogi, contingent on the future sales performance of the products being developed by that joint venture, principally dolutegravir.  Under IFRS 3 'Business combinations', GSK was required to provide for the estimated fair value of this contingent consideration at the time of acquisition and is required to update the liability to the latest estimate of fair value at each subsequent period end.  The liability for the contingent consideration recognised in the balance sheet at the date of acquisition was £659 million.  Subsequent re-measurements are reflected within other operating income/(expense) and within Adjusting items in the income statement in each period.  At 30 June 2021, the liability, which is discounted at 8.0%, stood at £5,199 million, on a post-tax basis.

 

Cash payments to settle the contingent consideration are made to Shionogi by ViiV Healthcare each quarter, based on the actual sales performance of the relevant products in the previous quarter.  These payments reduce the balance sheet liability and hence are not recorded in the income statement.  The cash payments made to Shionogi by ViiV Healthcare in H1 2021 were £419 million.

 

Because the liability is required to be recorded at the fair value of estimated future payments, there is a significant timing difference between the charges that are recorded in the Total income statement to reflect movements in the fair value of the liability and the actual cash payments made to settle the liability.

 

Further explanation of the acquisition-related arrangements with ViiV Healthcare are set out on pages 52 and 53 of the Annual Report 2020.

 

 

Financial performance - Q2 2021

 

Total results

 

The Total results for the Group are set out below.

 


Q2 2021

£m


Q2 2020

£m


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%









Turnover

8,092 

 

7,624 

 

 

15 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(2,554)

 

(2,449)

 

 









Gross profit

5,538 

 

5,175 

 

 

18 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration

(2,642)

 

(2,709)

 

(2)

 

Research and development

(1,222)

 

(1,301)

 

(6)

 

Royalty income

77 

 

75 

 

 

Other operating income/(expense)

(76)

 

1,610 

 

 

 

 









Operating profit

1,675 

 

2,850 

 

(41)

 

(30)









Finance income

7 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(192)

 

(229)

 

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of interest in associates

(36)

 

 

 

 

 

Share of after tax profits of

  associates and joint ventures

16 

 

19 

 

 

 

 









Profit before taxation

1,470 

 

2,641 

 

(44)

 

(32)









Taxation

68 

 

(201)

 

 

 

 

Tax rate %

(4.6)%

 

7.6%

 

 

 

 









Profit after taxation

1,538 

 

2,440 

 

(37)

 

(26)









Profit attributable to non-controlling

  interests

143 

 

177 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to shareholders

1,395 

 

2,263 

 

 

 

 









 

1,538 

 

2,440 

 

(37)

 

(26)









Earnings per share

27.9p

 

45.5p

 

(39)

 

(28)









 

 

Adjusted results

 

The Adjusted results for the Group are set out below.  Reconciliations between Total results and Adjusted results for Q2 2021 and Q2 2020 are set out on pages 23 and 24.

 


Q2 2021










£m


% of

turnover


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%









Turnover

8,092 

 

100 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(2,348)


(29.0)

 

4 

 

9

Selling, general and administration

(2,498)


(30.9)

 

(1)

 

5

Research and development

(1,165)


(14.4)

 

(1)

 

6

Royalty income

77 


1.0 

 

3 

 

-









Adjusted operating profit

2,158 

 

26.7 

 

23 

 

43









Adjusted profit before tax

1,989 



 

29 

 

50

Adjusted profit after tax

1,623 



 

32 

 

54

Adjusted profit attributable to shareholders

1,407 



 

47 

 

72









Adjusted earnings per share

28.1p

 

 

 

46 

 

71









 

 

Operating profit by business

Q2 2021










£m


% of

turnover


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%









Pharmaceuticals

2,094 

 

49.5 

 

11 

 

25

Pharmaceuticals R&D*

(853)

 

 

 

(6)

 

1









Total Pharmaceuticals

1,241 


29.3 

 

27 

 

46

Vaccines

514 


32.7 

 

94 

 

>100

Consumer Healthcare

498 


21.7 

 

(4)

 

5









 

2,253 

 

27.8 

 

28 

 

46

Corporate & other unallocated costs

(95)

 

 

 

 

 

 









Adjusted operating profit

2,158 


26.7 

 

23 

 

43









 

*

Operating profit of Pharmaceuticals R&D segment, which is the responsibility of the Chief Scientific Officer and President, R&D.  It excludes ViiV Healthcare R&D expenditure, which is reported within the Pharmaceuticals segment.

 

 

Turnover

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover

 


Q2 2021








£m


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%







Respiratory

717

 

25 

 

36

HIV

1,235

 

 

14

Immuno-inflammation

233

 

32 

 

46

Oncology

119

 

55 

 

69







New and Specialty

2,304

 

14 

 

25

Established Pharmaceuticals

1,925

 

(8)

 

-







 

4,229

 

 

12







US

1,986

 

10 

 

23

Europe

963

 

 

6

International

1,280

 

(7)

 

3







 

4,229

 

 

12







 

Pharmaceuticals turnover in the quarter was £4,229 million, up 3% AER, 12% CER.

 

In the quarter results show significant growth over the same quarter last year, driven by strong growth in New and Specialty products, favourable US RAR adjustments and a prior year comparator that was impacted by destocking in the quarter.

 

Q2 2020 was weakened as it was the first full quarter of COVID-19 pandemic impact and included some destocking of COVID-19 related additional demand in the first quarter.  The impact of this prior year destocking accounted for approximately 3 percentage points of growth at CER in the current quarter.  The prior period RAR adjustment, including the impact of lower than expected Medicaid usage on a number of products, also accounted for approximately 4 percentage points of growth at CER in the quarter.

 

New and Specialty sales of £2,304 million grew 14% AER, 25% CER, with ongoing growth from Respiratory, Oncology, Immuno-Inflammation and HIV.

 

Respiratory sales were up 25% AER, 36% CER, to £717 million, on growth of Trelegy and Nucala, and our Immuno-Inflammation and Oncology portfolios continue to show double digit growth.  HIV sales grew 4% AER, 14% CER, to £1,235 million, including the favourable impact on growth of prior year destocking, with growth of Dovato exceeding the decline in Triumeq.  Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals declined 8% AER but were flat at CER, to £1,925 million.

 

In the US, sales grew 10% AER, 23% CER.  Continued growth of Nucala, Trelegy, Benlysta and Dovato was supplemented by growth in Established Products.  This reflected strong demand for Established Respiratory products in the COVID-19 environment and certain supply challenges faced by generic competitor products, plus the benefit of a favourable prior period RAR adjustment in the quarter.

 

In Europe, sales grew 3% AER, 6% CER, including the favourable impact on growth of prior year destocking, with double digit growth of Trelegy, Nucala, Anoro, Benlysta and Zejula.  HIV two-drug regimens growth exceeded the declines in Tivicay and Triumeq.  The Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio declined 8% AER, 6% CER, impacted by generic competition including Seretide, Duodart and Volibris.

 

International declined 7% AER but grew 3% CER.  Growth from the Respiratory portfolio and HIV including the impact of tender phasing was offset by declines in Established Pharmaceuticals which continue to be impacted by COVID-19 suppressed antibiotics markets and increased generic competition in Japan on Xyzal and Avolve.

 

Respiratory

Total Respiratory sales were up 25% AER, 36% CER, with growth from Trelegy, Nucala and Anoro.  International Respiratory sales grew 41% AER, 51% CER including Nucala, up 22% AER, 35% CER and Trelegy up more than 100% AER and CER including the impact of Trelegy Asthma launched in Japan in Q4 2020.  In Europe, Respiratory grew 23% AER, 25% CER with double digit growth of Anoro, Trelegy and Nucala.  In the US, Respiratory grew 22% AER, 37% CER, driven by Trelegy and Nucala and the impact of a prior period RAR adjustment.

 

Sales of Nucala were £292 million in the quarter and grew 21% AER, 32% CER, with consistent, strong growth across all three regions.  US sales were up 21% AER, 35% CER to £182 million and International sales of £45 million grew 22% AER, 35% CER.  Europe sales of £65 million grew 20% AER, 22% CER.

 

Trelegy sales were up 50% AER, 64% CER to £291 million driven by growth in all regions.  In the US, sales benefited from the new asthma indication approved and launched in Q3 2020, with sales up 46% AER, 64% CER.  In Europe, sales grew 36% AER, 36% CER and in International, where Trelegy asthma was approved in Japan in Q4 2020, sales grew more than 100% AER and CER to £38 million.

 

HIV

HIV sales were £1,235 million with growth of 4% AER, 14% CER in the quarter.  Q2 2021 growth benefited from customer destocking in the Q2 2020 comparator, following customer stock building in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19 mainly in the US and Europe.  Together with the timing of Tivicay tenders in International, these two factors accounted for 5 and 6 percentage points of CER growth respectively.  The mature portfolio drove 1 percentage point of CER decline.  Triumeq sales were £466 million, down 20% AER, 13% CER and Tivicay sales were £407 million, up 9% AER, 21% CER.

 

New HIV products Juluca, Dovato, Rukobia and Cabenuva delivered sales of £330 million representing 27% of the total HIV portfolio.  Sales of the two drug regimens Juluca and Dovato were £132 million and £184 million respectively with combined growth of 75% AER, 90% CER.  Rukobia sales were £10 million.  Cabenuva, the first long acting injectable, recorded quarterly sales of £4 million.

 

In the US, total sales were £716 million with decline of 3% AER, but growth of 8% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £216 million, including: Dovato £102 million growth of more than 100% AER and more than 100% CER, Juluca £101 million growth of 12% AER, 24% CER, Rukobia £10 million and Cabenuva £3 million.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £488 million declining 17% AER, 7% CER.  In Europe, total sales were £292 million with growth of 8% AER, 11% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £97 million, including: Dovato £69 million growth of more than 100% AER and more than 100% CER and Juluca £27 million growth of 29% AER, 38% CER.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £184 million declining 17% AER, 14% CER.

 

Oncology

Sales of Zejula, the PARP inhibitor treatment for ovarian cancer were £98 million in the quarter, up 27% AER, 38% CER.  Sales included £54 million in the US and £41 million in Europe.

 

Blenrep for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma was approved and launched in the US and Europe in Q3 2020 and reported sales of £21 million in the quarter.

 

Immuno-inflammation

Sales of Benlysta in the quarter were up 21% AER, 34% CER to £214 million, including the impact of lupus nephritis launches in US and Japan in H2 2020.  In the quarter, the first sales of sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients at risk of hospitalisation totalled £16 million.

 

Established Pharmaceuticals

Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals in the quarter were £1,925 million, down 8% AER, but flat at CER.

 

Established Respiratory products declined 2% AER but grew 6% CER to £1,089 million.  The ongoing impact of generic competition to Xyzal in Japan, and to Advair/Seretide in all regions was more than offset by the favourable impact on growth from destocking last year and the benefit of a prior period RAR adjustment in the quarter.

 

The remainder of the Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio declined by 14% AER, 7% CER to £836 million driven by generic impacts including Volibris in Europe and Avolve/Avodart in Japan.

 

 

Vaccines turnover

 


Q2 2021








£m


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%







Meningitis

225

 

35 

 

46

Influenza

33

 

>100 

 

>100

Shingles

295

 

(9)

 

1

Established Vaccines

758

 

21 

 

28







 

1,311

 

16 

 

24

Pandemic Vaccines

260

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Vaccines

1,571

 

39 

 

49




 



US

796

 

78 

 

97

Europe

297

 

 

6

International

478

 

20 

 

26




 



 

1,571

 

39 

 

49







 

Vaccines turnover grew 39% AER, 49% CER to £1,571 million, primarily driven by pandemic adjuvant sales, higher demand for DTPa-containing vaccines in the US and higher demand for Bexsero in the US and in Europe.

 

Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines grew 16% AER, 24% CER to £1,311 million.

 

Vaccines performance in Q2 2021 continued to be affected by lower demand for routine adult vaccination due to COVID-19 vaccination programme deployment mainly in the US and Europe.  Demand for paediatric and adolescent vaccination improved as lifting of stay-at-home directives resulted in increased visits to healthcare practitioners and points of vaccination.

 

Higher demand in the US for paediatric and adolescent vaccination represented a recovery trend including partial catch up of prior period missed vaccinations and CDC purchasing patterns.

 

In Q2 2020, sales declined 29% CER due to the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across all regions.

 

Meningitis

Meningitis sales grew 35% AER, 46% CER to £225 million.  Bexsero sales grew 53% AER, 63% CER to £165 million reflecting higher demand and increased market share in the US, together with strong performance in Europe and International.

 

Menveo sales were up 55% AER, 71% CER to £59 million, primarily driven by higher demand in the US, partly offset by unfavorable phasing and lower demand in International.

 

Influenza

Fluarix/FluLaval sales grew by more than 100% AER and CER, to £33 million driven by strong southern hemisphere demand in International.

 

Shingles

Shingrix declined by 9% AER but grew 1% CER to £295 million.  Growth from launches in the UK and in China was mostly offset by a decline in Germany where COVID-19 related restrictions and prioritisation of COVID-19 mass vaccination limited Shingrix uptake.  In the US, increased market demand in the current quarter was offset by favourable prior period returns and rebates movements and channel stocking in the comparator quarter.

 

Established Vaccines

Hepatitis vaccines sales were up 28% AER, 38% CER to £110 million, largely driven by favourable US wholesaler purchasing patterns and higher demand in paediatric vaccines, partly offset by higher competitive pressure in the US.

 

Sales of DTPa-containing vaccines (Infanrix, Pediarix and Boostrix) grew by 45% AER, 55% CER.  Infanrix/Pediarix sales rose 14% AER, 24% CER to £136 million, reflecting increased channel stock replenishment on wholesaler purchasing patterns  and demand in the US, partly offset by a change in recommendation for the dosing schedule in Germany and supply constraints in Europe.  Boostrix sales grew 92% AER and more than 100% CER to £146 million largely driven by higher demand in the US and in International.

 

Rotarix sales were up 3% AER, 9% CER to £132 million, reflecting increased channel stocking on wholesaler purchasing patterns in the US.

 

Synflorix sales declined by 6% AER, 2% CER to £97 million, primarily due to lower tender demand in Emerging Markets and Europe.

 

MMRV vaccines sales were flat at AER, but grew 6% CER to £54 million, largely driven by favourable phasing in International.

 

Pandemic Vaccines

Pandemic vaccines sales of £260 million included £258 million of pandemic adjuvant sales, which represented delivery of around two-thirds of the contracted volumes with the US and Canadian governments.

 

 

Consumer Healthcare turnover

 

 



Q2 2021









 



£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%









Oral health

 

 

663

 

 

12 

Pain relief

 

 

563

 

 

13 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

 

 

359

 

(11)

 

(6)

Respiratory health

 

 

210

 

(2)

 

Digestive health and other

 

 

464

 

(5)

 









 

 

 

2,259

 

(1)

 

Brands divested/under review

 

 

33

 

(72)

 

(70)









 

 

 

2,292

 

(4)

 









US

 

 

734

 

(11)

 

(1)

Europe

 

 

608

 

 

International

 

 

950

 

(1)

 









 

 

 

2,292

 

(4)

 









 

Consumer Healthcare sales declined 4% AER, but increased 3% CER to £2,292 million in the second quarter with growth in the quarter more than offsetting dilution from the divestment programme which completed at the end of Q1 2021.

 

Sales excluding brands divested/under review declined 1% AER but increased 7% CER supported by a favourable comparative in Q2 2020 as a result of destocking.  In the second quarter last year, sales at CER excluding brands divested/under review were flat at pro-forma and included the reversal of the benefit of the accelerated purchases in the first quarter in 2020 across all categories as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additionally, Q2 2020 benefited by approximately 2 percentage points from increased retailer stocking ahead of a systems cutover in North America which reversed in Q3 2020.

 

On a 2 year CAGR sales excluding brands divested/under review increased 3%.  Consistent with disclosure in the Q1 2021 press release given the significant volatility with the Q1 2020 and Q2 2020 comparatives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the 2 year category CAGRs are shared below.  These are shared for the first half of this year only, as this is more indicative of underlying trends than looking at the quarters in isolation. 

 

International sales excluding brands divested/under review grew high single digit CER with strong performance in the emerging markets such as China, Latin America, and India.

 

Oral health

Oral health sales increased 4% AER, 12% CER to £663 million.  In Q2 2020 Oral health sales declined low single digit.  Sensodyne delivered growth in the mid-teens compared with low single digit growth in Q2 2020, reflecting underlying brand strength and continued innovation particularly in the US, Middle East and Africa and India.  Gum health and Denture care reported mid-teens growth and high single digit growth respectively in the second quarter.  Denture care sales, whilst up in the quarter helped by a favourable comparative to Q2 2020, continued to be negatively impacted by social distancing due to the pandemic.  On a 2 year CAGR growth was 5%, consistent with the 2 year CAGR for the first quarter and similar to trends in the second half of 2020.

 

Pain relief

Pain relief sales increased 6% AER, 13% CER to £563 million.  In Q2 2020 Pain relief sales declined low single digit on a pro-forma basis.  Advil and Panadol increased double digit helped by favourable comparatives due to destocking in Q2 2020.  Voltaren increased low double digit helped by the successful Rx to OTC switch in May last year.  The 2 year CAGR for the category grew 5% similar to the 2 year CAGR in the prior quarter.

 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

Vitamins, minerals and supplements sales declined 11% AER, 6% CER to £359 million.  In Q2 2020 Vitamins, minerals and supplements sales increased high-teens per cent on a pro-forma basis.  Centrum grew low single digit although this was more than offset by a double digit decline in Emergen-C which faced particularly challenging comparatives (sales almost doubled in Q2 2020) and a mid-single digit decline in Caltrate.  On a 2 year CAGR the category grew 6%.

 

Respiratory health

Respiratory health sales declined 2% AER but increased 6% CER to £210 million.  In Q2 2020 Respiratory health sales declined low double digit on a pro-forma basis.  Theraflu and Robitussin declined significantly.  Otrivin and Flonase were up double digit although helped by easier comparatives in Q2 2020 when sales declined in the high teens.  The category 2 year CAGR declined 3%.  Seasonal cold, flu and nasal brands continued to be adversely impacted by the weaker cold and flu season as a result of the pandemic and social distancing, and its 2 year CAGR declined high single digit.  In contrast the allergy 2 year CAGR was up high single digit. 

 

Digestive health and other

Digestive health and other brands sales declined 5% AER but increased 3% CER at £464 million.  In Q2 2020 Digestive health and other brands had decreased low-single digits on a pro-forma basis.  Digestive health products saw double digit growth, with Smokers health products up mid single digit and Skin health products up high teens although brands such as Chapstick remained muted given reduced impulse purchase.  The 2 year category CAGR was flat.

 

 

Operating performance

 

Cost of sales

Total cost of sales as a percentage of turnover was 31.6%, 0.6 percentage points lower at AER and 1.8 percentage points lower in CER terms compared with Q2 2020.  This included a similar level of write downs in manufacturing sites as in Q2 2020. 

 

Excluding these and other Adjusting items, Adjusted cost of sales as a percentage of turnover was 29.0%, 0.5 percentage points lower at AER and 1.6 percentage points lower at CER compared with Q2 2020.  This reflected price benefits in Pharmaceuticals, including the benefit from a prior period RAR adjustment, reduced supply chain costs and a favourable mix in Vaccines, including pandemic adjuvants.

 

Selling, general and administration

Total SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 32.6%, 2.9 percentage points lower at AER and 3.6 percentage points lower at CER compared with Q2 2020.

 

Excluding Adjusting items, Adjusted SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 30.9%, 2.3 percentage points lower at AER than in Q2 2020 and 3.0 percentage points lower on a CER basis.  Adjusted SG&A costs declined 1% AER but increased 5% CER which reflected increased investment for launches in Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines compared to reduced spend in Q2 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns partly offset by continued tight control of ongoing costs and the continuing benefit of restructuring in Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and support functions. 

 

Research and development

Total R&D expenditure was £1,222 million (15.1% of turnover), down 6% AER, but flat at CER, including a decrease in impairments.  Adjusted R&D expenditure was £1,165 million (14.4% of turnover), 1% lower at AER, 6% higher at CER than in Q2 2020.

 

Pharmaceuticals R&D expenditure was £883 million, down 4% AER, up 3% CER, primarily driven by increases in the Specialty portfolio excluding Oncology, offset by a net reduction compared to Q2 2020 in Oncology.  Efficiency savings continue from the implementation of the One Development programme for Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines as part of the Separation preparation restructuring programme and variable spending as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns.

 

In the Specialty portfolio excluding Oncology there has been an increase in investment, specifically related to our two key COVID-19 treatment programmes (sotrovimab and otilimab) and also in bepirovirsen, the HBV antisense oligonucleotide programme, depemokimab, the anti-IL5 for asthma and otilimab for rheumatoid arthritis.  There has also been an increase in spend for the early stage non-Oncology research portfolio.  In Oncology there is increased investment from the progression of Zejula, Jemperli and NY-ESO, offset by a reduction in spend on Blenrep following successful approval in Q3 2020 and feladilimab following the decision to terminate two studies in April.

 

R&D expenditure in Vaccines was £224 million, up 28% AER, 34% CER, reflecting increased investment in meningitis and RSV, partly offset by efficiency savings from the implementation of the One Development programme.  R&D expenditure in Consumer Healthcare was £58 million.

 

Royalty income

Royalty income was £77 million (Q2 2020: £75 million), up 3% AER, but flat at CER.

 

Other operating income/(expense)

Net other operating expense of £76 million (Q2 2020: £1,610 million income) primarily reflected accounting charges of £101 million (Q2 2020: £368 million) arising from the re-measurement of the contingent consideration liabilities related to the acquisitions of the former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture and the former Novartis Vaccines business and the liabilities for the Pfizer put option and Pfizer and Shionogi preferential dividends in ViiV Healthcare.  This included a re-measurement charge of £125 million (Q2 2020: £343 million) for the contingent consideration liability due to Shionogi, primarily as a result of the unwinding of the discount for £92 million and a charge for £33 million from adjustments to sales forecasts partly offset by updated exchange rate assumptions.  This was partly offset by fair value gains on investments and a number of asset disposals.  Q2 2020 included the net profit on disposal of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands of £2,304 million partly offset by the loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever of £476 million.

 

Operating profit

Total operating profit was £1,675 million in Q2 2021 compared with £2,850 million in Q2 2020.  This primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to the net profit on disposal of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands of £2,304 million partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever of £476 million.

 

Excluding these and other Adjusting items, Adjusted operating profit was £2,158 million, 23% higher than Q2 2020 at AER, 43% higher at CER on a turnover increase of 15% CER.  The Adjusted operating margin of 26.7% was 3.7 percentage points higher at AER, and 5.6 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in Q2 2020.

 

The increase in Adjusted operating profit primarily reflected leverage from a favourable comparison to destocking in Q2 2020 in Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare, £258 million of pandemic adjuvant sales, increased demand for Meningitis and DTPa-containing Vaccines and a favourable prior period RAR adjustment in Pharmaceuticals, continued tight control of ongoing costs and benefits from continued restructuring across the business.  This was partly offset by increased investment behind launches and increased investment in R&D.

 

Contingent consideration cash payments which are made to Shionogi and other companies reduce the balance sheet liability and hence are not recorded in the income statement.  Total contingent consideration cash payments in Q2 2021 amounted to £205 million (Q2 2020: £240 million).  This included cash payments made to Shionogi of £203 million (Q2 2020: £232 million).

 

Adjusted operating profit by business

Pharmaceuticals operating profit was £1,241 million, up 27% AER, and 46% CER on a turnover increase of 12% CER.  The operating margin of 29.3% was 5.6 percentage points higher at AER than in Q2 2020 and 7.2 percentage points higher on a CER basis.  This primarily reflected positive leverage from a favourable comparison to destocking in Q2 2020 and a favourable prior period RAR adjustment, as well as continued tight control of ongoing costs and benefits from continued restructuring.  This was partly offset by increased investment in R&D.

 

Vaccines operating profit was £514 million, up 94% AER, >100% CER on a turnover increase of 49% CER.  The operating margin of 32.7% was 9.3 percentage points higher at AER than in Q2 2020 and 11.4 percentage points higher on a CER basis.  This was primarily driven by positive operating leverage from sales growth including pandemic adjuvant sales mix.  This was partly offset by higher R&D spend to support key strategic priorities along with increased SG&A investment to support business growth.

 

Consumer Healthcare operating profit was £498 million, down 4% AER but up 5% CER on a turnover increase of 3% CER.  The operating margin of 21.7% was 0.1 percentage point lower at AER but 0.5 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in Q2 2020.  The margin increase at CER reflected incremental synergy benefits from the Pfizer Joint Venture integration, price increases and leverage from volume growth partially offset by the impact of divestments (1.1 percentage points), increased advertising and promotion investment to resume to pre-COVID-19 levels, increased commodity costs and investment into manufacturing sites.

 

Net finance costs

Total net finance costs were £185 million compared with £228 million in Q2 2020.  Adjusted net finance costs were £185 million compared with £227 million in Q2 2020.  The decrease primarily reflects reduced interest expense from lower debt levels, favourable movements in foreign exchange rates and reduced swap interest expense on foreign currency hedges.

 

Share of after tax profits of associates and joint ventures

The share of after tax profits of associates and joint ventures was £16 million (Q2 2020: £19 million). 

 

Loss on disposal of interest in associates

In the quarter the net loss on disposal of interest in associates was £36 million, primarily driven by a loss on disposal of the interest in Innoviva Inc.

 

Taxation

The credit of £68 million represented an effective tax rate on Total results of (4.6)% (Q2 2020: 7.6%) and reflected the different tax effects of the various Adjusting items including a credit of £325 million in Q2 2021 resulting from the revaluation of deferred tax assets following enactment of the proposed change of UK corporation tax rate from 19% to 25% (effective 1 April 2023).  Q2 2020 reflected the disposal of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands and the subsequent disposal of shares received in Hindustan Unilever.  Tax on Adjusted profit amounted to £366 million and represented an effective Adjusted tax rate of 18.4% (Q2 2020: 20.5%).

 

Issues related to taxation are described in Note 14, 'Taxation' in the Annual Report 2020.  The Group continues to believe it has made adequate provision for the liabilities likely to arise from periods which are open and not yet agreed by tax authorities.  The ultimate liability for such matters may vary from the amounts provided and is dependent upon the outcome of agreements with relevant tax authorities.

 

Non-controlling interests

The allocation of Total earnings to non-controlling interests amounted to £143 million (Q2 2020: £177 million).  The reduction was primarily due to a reduced allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £76 million (Q2 2020: £137 million), partly offset by an increased allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £60 million (Q2 2020: £24 million), including reduced credits for re-measurement of contingent consideration liabilities.

 

The allocation of Adjusted earnings to non-controlling interests amounted to £216 million (Q2 2020: £267 million).  The reduction in allocation primarily reflected a reduced allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £108 million (Q2 2020: £138 million) and a reduced allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £101 million (Q2 2020: £113 million), as well as lower net profits in some of the Group's other entities with non-controlling interests.

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 27.9p, compared with 45.5p in Q2 2020.  This primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to the net profit on disposal in Q2 2020 of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever, as well as by a credit of £325 million to Taxation in Q2 2021 resulting from the revaluation of deferred tax assets following enactment of the proposed change of UK corporation tax rate from 19% to 25% (effective 1 April 2023).

 

Adjusted EPS was 28.1p compared with 19.2p in Q2 2020, up 46% AER and 71% CER, on a 43% CER increase in Adjusted operating profit reflecting sales increases in Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Healthcare including a benefit from destocking in Q2 2020 and increased Vaccines sales including pandemic adjuvant sales, lower interest costs, a lower effective tax rate and a lower non-controlling interest allocation of Consumer Healthcare and ViiV profits.  The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 20% AER, 21% CER.

 

Currency impact on Q2 2021 results

The results for Q2 2021 are based on average exchange rates, principally £1/$1.40, £1/€1.16 and £1/Yen 152.  Comparative exchange rates are given on page 59.  The period-end exchange rates were £1/$1.39, £1/€1.17 and £1/Yen 153.

 

In the quarter, turnover increased 6% AER, 15% CER.  Total EPS was 27.9p compared with 45.5p in Q2 2020.  Adjusted EPS was 28.1p compared with 19.2p in Q2 2020, up 46% AER and 71% CER.  The adverse currency impact primarily reflected the strengthening in Sterling, particularly against the US as well as Yen.  Exchange gains or losses on the settlement of intercompany transactions had a 1% impact on the negative currency impact of 25 percentage points on Adjusted EPS.

 

 

Adjusting items

The reconciliations between Total results and Adjusted results for Q2 2021 and Q2 2020 are set out below.

 

Three months ended 30 June 2021

 


Total

results

£m

Intangible

amort-

isation

£m

Intangible

impair-

ment

£m

Major

restruct-

uring

£m

Transaction-

related

£m

Divestments,

significant

legal and

other items

£m

Separation

costs

£m

Adjusted

results

£m


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Turnover

8,092 







8,092 

Cost of sales

(2,554)

171 


28 

7 



(2,348)


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Gross profit

5,538 

171 


28 

7 



5,744 










Selling, general and

  administration

(2,642)



83 


(13)

74 

(2,498)

Research and

  development

(1,222)

25 

6 

26 




(1,165)

Royalty income

77 







77 

Other operating

  income/(expense)

(76)



1 

123 

(48)



------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Operating profit

1,675 

196 

6 

138 

130 

(61)

74 

2,158 










Net finance costs

(185)







(185)

Loss on disposal of interest in associates

(36)





36 


- 

Share of after tax profits

  of associates and joint

  ventures

16 







16 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit before taxation

1,470 

196 

6 

138 

130 

(25)

74 

1,989 










Taxation

68 

(38)

(1)

(29)

(33)

(319)

(14)

(366)

Tax rate %

(4.6)%







18.4%


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit after taxation

1,538 

158 

5 

109 

97 

(344)

60 

1,623 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

143 




73 



216 










Profit attributable to

  shareholders

1,395 

158 

5 

109 

24 

(344)

60 

1,407 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------










Earnings per share

27.9p

3.2p

0.1p

2.1p

0.5p

(6.9)p

1.2p

28.1p


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------



















Weighted average

  number of shares

  (millions)

5,004 







5,004 


------------







------------

 

 

Three months ended 30 June 2020

 


Total

results

£m

Intangible

amort-

isation

£m

Intangible

impair-

ment

£m

Major

restruct-

uring

£m

Transaction-

related

£m

Divestments,

significant

legal and

other items

£m

Separation

costs

£m

Adjusted

results

£m


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Turnover

7,624 







7,624 

Cost of sales

(2,449)

180 

(2)

12 

10 



(2,249)


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Gross profit

5,175 

180 

(2)

12 

10 



5,375 










Selling, general and

  administration

(2,709)


3 

182 

(20)

(4)

18 

(2,530)

Research and

  development

(1,301)

17 

116 

(2)


(1)


(1,171)

Royalty income

75 







75 

Other operating

  income/(expense)

1,610 



1 

359 

(1,970)


- 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Operating profit

2,850 

197 

117 

193 

349 

(1,975)

18 

1,749 










Net finance costs

(228)





1 


(227)

Share of after tax profits

  of associates and joint

  ventures

19 







19 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit before taxation

2,641 

197 

117 

193 

349 

(1,974)

18 

1,541 










Taxation

(201)

(34)

(22)

(47)

(56)

47 

(3)

(316)

Tax rate %

7.6%







20.5%


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit after taxation

2,440 

163 

95 

146 

293 

(1,927)

15 

1,225 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

177 




90 



267 










Profit attributable to

  shareholders

2,263 

163 

95 

146 

203 

(1,927)

15 

958 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------










Earnings per share

45.5p

3.2p

1.9p

2.9p

4.1p

(38.7)p

0.3p

19.2p


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------



















Weighted average

  number of shares

  (millions)

4,977 







4,977 


------------







------------

 

 

Major restructuring and integration

Within the Pharmaceuticals sector, the highly regulated manufacturing operations and supply chains and long lifecycle of the business mean that restructuring programmes, particularly those that involve the rationalisation or closure of manufacturing or R&D sites are likely to take several years to complete.

 

Total Major restructuring charges incurred in Q2 2021 were £138 million (Q2 2020: £193 million), analysed as follows:

 


Q2 2021


Q2 2020














Cash

£m


Non-cash

£m


Total

£m


Cash

£m


Non-cash

£m


Total

£m













2018 major restructuring

  programme (incl. Tesaro)

3


- 


3


30 


15


45

Consumer Healthcare Joint

  Venture integration

  programme

35


(2)


33


82 


15


97

Separation Preparation

  restructuring programme

104


(10)


94


42 


3


45

Combined restructuring and

  integration programme

4


4 


8


(3)


9


6













 

146


(8)


138


151 


42


193













 

Cash charges of £104 million under the Separation Preparation programme primarily arose from restructuring of some administrative functions as well as commercial pharmaceuticals and R&D functions.  Non-cash credits of £10 million primarily reflected a write back on disposal of a site.

 

Cash charges of £35 million on the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture programme primarily related to severance and integration costs. 

 

Total cash payments made in Q2 2021 were £197 million (Q2 2020: £163 million), £114 million (Q2 2020: £20 million) relating to the Separation Preparation restructuring programme, a further £48 million (Q2 2020: £65 million) relating to the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration programme, £21 million (Q2 2020: £47 million) under the 2018 major restructuring programme including the settlement of certain charges accrued in previous quarters and £14 million (Q2 2020: £31 million) for the existing Combined restructuring and integration programme.

 

The analysis of Major restructuring charges by business was as follows:

 

 

Q2 2021

£m

 

Q2 2020

£m

 




Pharmaceuticals

54

 

44 

Vaccines

4

 

(14)

Consumer Healthcare

36

 

105 


94


135 

Corporate & central functions

44

 

58 

 

 


 

Total Major restructuring costs

138

 

193 





 

The analysis of Major restructuring charges by Income statement line was as follows:

 

 

Q2 2021

£m

 

Q2 2020

£m





Cost of sales

28 

 

12 

Selling, general and administration

83 

 

182 

Research and development

26 

 

(2)

Other operating income

1 

 





Total Major restructuring costs

138 

 

193 





 

The benefit in the quarter from restructuring programmes was £0.1 billion, with contributions from the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration and the Separation Preparation restructuring programme.

 

Transaction-related adjustments

Transaction-related adjustments resulted in a net charge of £130 million (Q2 2020: £349 million).  This included a net £101 million accounting charge for the re-measurement of the contingent consideration liabilities related to the acquisitions of the former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture and the former Novartis Vaccines business and the liabilities for the Pfizer put option and Pfizer and Shionogi preferential dividends in ViiV Healthcare.

 

Charge/(credit)

Q2 2021

£m

 

Q2 2020

£m





Contingent consideration on former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture

  (including Shionogi preferential dividends)

125 

 

343 

ViiV Healthcare put options and Pfizer preferential dividends

(37)

 

10 

Contingent consideration on former Novartis Vaccines business

13 

 

15 

Other adjustments

29 

 

(19)





Total transaction-related charges

130 

 

349 





 

The £125 million charge relating to the contingent consideration for the former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture represented an increase in the valuation of the contingent consideration due to Shionogi, primarily as a result of the unwind of the discount for £92 million and a charge of £33 million primarily from adjustments to sales forecasts partly offset by updated exchange rate assumptions.  The £37 million credit relating to the ViiV Healthcare put option and Pfizer preferential dividends represented a reduction in the valuation of the put option primarily as a result of lower cash following preference dividend payments.

 

The ViiV Healthcare contingent consideration liability is fair valued under IFRS.  The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain and at 30 June 2021, it has been assumed that there will be no significant impact on the long-term value of the liability.  This position remains under review and the amount of the liability will be updated in future quarters as further information on the impact of the pandemic becomes available.  An explanation of the accounting for the non-controlling interests in ViiV Healthcare is set out on page 11.

 

Divestments, significant legal charges and other items

Divestments and other items also included fair value gains on investments and a number of asset disposals and certain other Adjusting items, including the impact of the proposed change of UK Corporation tax rate as discussed on page 11.  In the quarter, the net loss on disposal of interests in associates was £36 million, primarily driven by a loss on disposal of the interest in Innoviva Inc. There was a credit of £11 million (Q2 2020: £1 million charge) for significant legal matters arising in the quarter.  Significant legal cash payments were £1 million (Q2 2020: £1 million).

 

Separation costs

From Q2 2020, the Group started to report additional costs to prepare for Consumer Healthcare separation.  Separation costs incurred in the quarter were £74 million (Q2 2020: £18 million).

 

 

Financial performance - H1 2021

 

Total results

 

The Total results for the Group are set out below.

 


H1 2021

£m


H1 2020

£m


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%









Turnover

15,510 

 

16,714 

 

(7)

 

(1)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(5,034)

 

(5,648)

 

(11)

 

(8)









Gross profit

10,476 

 

11,066 

 

(5)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration

(5,069)

 

(5,625)

 

(10)

 

(6)

Research and development

(2,340)

 

(2,488)

 

(6)

 

(1)

Royalty income

168 

 

142 

 

18 

 

18 

Other operating income/(expense)

133 

 

1,769 

 

 

 

 









Operating profit

3,368 

 

4,864 

 

(31)

 

(21)









Finance income

17 

 

42 

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(393)

 

(458)

 

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of interest in associates

(36)

 

 

 

 

 

Share of after tax profits of

  associates and joint ventures

32 

 

28 

 

 

 

 









Profit before taxation

2,988 

 

4,476 

 

(33)

 

(23)









Taxation

(190)

 

(357)

 

 

 

 

Tax rate %

6.4%

 

8.0%

 

 

 

 









Profit after taxation

2,798 

 

4,119 

 

(32)

 

(23)









Profit attributable to non-controlling

  interests

330 

 

291 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to shareholders

2,468 

 

3,828 

 

 

 

 









 

2,798 

 

4,119 

 

(32)

 

(23)









Earnings per share

49.4p

 

77.0p

 

(36)

 

(27)









 

 

Adjusted results

 

The Adjusted results for the Group are set out below.  Reconciliations between Total results and Adjusted results for H1 2021 and H1 2020 are set out on pages 38 and 39.

 


H1 2021










£m


% of

turnover


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%









Turnover

15,510 

 

100 

 

(7)

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(4,584)


(29.6)

 

(6)

 

(3)

Selling, general and administration

(4,813)


(31.0)

 

(9)

 

(6)

Research and development

(2,242)


(14.5)

 

(1)

 

5 

Royalty income

168 


1.1 

 

18 

 

18 









Adjusted operating profit

4,039 

 

26.0 

 

(9)

 









Adjusted profit before tax

3,696 



 

(8)

 

4 

Adjusted profit after tax

3,012 



 

(11)

 

1 

Adjusted profit attributable to shareholders

2,550 



 

(10)

 

3 









Adjusted earnings per share

51.0p

 

 

 

(10)

 









 

 

Operating profit by business

H1 2021










£m


% of

turnover


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%









Pharmaceuticals

4,004 

 

49.4 

 

 

12 

Pharmaceuticals R&D*

(1,644)

 

 

 

(6)

 









Total Pharmaceuticals

2,360 


29.1 

 

9 

 

22 

Vaccines

820 


29.3 

 

(27)

 

(17)

Consumer Healthcare

1,033 


22.4 

 

(20)

 

(13)









 

4,213 

 

27.2 

 

(8)

 

Corporate & other unallocated costs

(174)

 

 

 

 

 

 









Adjusted operating profit

4,039 


26.0 

 

(9)

 

3 









 

*

Operating profit of Pharmaceuticals R&D segment, which is the responsibility of the Chief Scientific Officer and President, R&D.  It excludes ViiV Healthcare R&D expenditure, which is reported within the Pharmaceuticals segment.

 

 

Turnover

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover

 


H1 2021








£m


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%







Respiratory

1,336

 

22 

 

31 

HIV

2,266

 

(5)

 

Immuno-inflammation

413

 

26 

 

37 

Oncology

229

 

45 

 

53 







New and Specialty

4,244

 

 

14 

Established Pharmaceuticals

3,867

 

(15)

 

(9)







 

8,111

 

(5)

 







US

3,699

 

 

14 

Europe

1,913

 

(8)

 

(7)

International

2,499

 

(13)

 

(6)







 

8,111

 

(5)

 







 

Pharmaceuticals turnover in the six months was £8,111 million, down 5% AER but up 2% CER with Sterling strengthening over the period.  HIV sales were down 5% AER but up 1% CER, to £2,266 million, with growth in Juluca and Dovato partly offset by Tivicay and Triumeq.  Respiratory sales were up 22% AER, 31% CER, to £1,336 million, on growth of Trelegy and Nucala.  Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals declined 15% AER, 9% CER to £3,867 million.

 

In the first half of last year, the additional COVID-19 related demand experienced towards the end of the first quarter was broadly reversed in the second quarter.  In the current year, the market environment continues to be impacted by COVID-19, impacting our Established Pharmaceuticals products in International and Europe regions.

 

In the US, sales grew 4% AER, 14% CER with continued growth of New and Specialty products supplemented by growth in Established Products.  This reflected strong demand for Established Respiratory products in the COVID-19 environment and certain supply challenges faced by generic competitor products, plus the benefit of a favourable prior period RAR adjustment.

 

In Europe, sales declined 8% AER and 7% CER, with growth of Trelegy, Nucala, Benlysta and Oncology products offset by declines in the Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio.  This portfolio was impacted by generic competition including Seretide, Duodart and Volibris, lower antibiotic demand, and a one-off UK Relenza contract last year.  Growth in HIV two-drug regimens was offset by declines in Tivicay and Triumeq.

 

International declined 13% AER, 6% CER.  Growth from the Respiratory and HIV portfolios was offset by declines in Established Pharmaceuticals which continued to be impacted by COVID-19 suppressed antibiotics markets and increased generic competition in Japan on Xyzal and Avolve

 

Respiratory

Total Respiratory sales were up 22% AER, 31% CER, with strong growth from all Regions.  International Respiratory sales grew 37% AER, 45% CER including Nucala up 24% AER, 34% CER, and Trelegy up 94% AER and more than 100% CER including the impact of Trelegy Asthma launched in Japan in Q4 2020.  In Europe, Respiratory grew 12% AER, 12% CER with double digit growth of Trelegy and high single digit growth of Nucala.  In the US, Respiratory grew 23% AER, 35% CER, driven by Trelegy and Nucala and the impact of a prior period RAR adjustment.

 

Sales of Nucala were £546 million in the six months and grew 21% AER, 29% CER, with consistent, strong growth across all three regions.  US sales were up 25% AER, 37% CER to £332 million and International sales of £87 million grew 24% AER, 34% CER.  Europe sales of £127 million grew 9% AER, 9% CER.

 

Trelegy sales were up 39% AER, 49% CER to £539 million driven by growth in all regions.  In the US, sales benefited from the new asthma indication approved and launched in Q3 2020, with sales up 38% AER, 51% CER.  In Europe, sales grew 21% AER, 21% CER and in International, where Trelegy asthma was approved in Japan in Q4 2020, sales grew 94% AER and more than 100% CER to £68 million.

 

HIV

HIV sales were £2,266 million with decline of 5% AER but growth of 1% CER in the six months.  Triumeq sales were £902 million, down 21% AER, 16% CER and Tivicay sales were £708 million, down 10% AER, 3% CER.  In the first six months, growth was reduced by customer stock building due to COVID-19 in 2020, mainly in the US and Europe, accounting for 1 percentage point of CER growth.  The mature portfolio drove 1 percentage point of CER decline.

 

New HIV products Juluca, Dovato, Rukobia and Cabenuva delivered sales of £592 million representing 26% of the total HIV portfolio.  Sales of the two drug regimens Juluca and Dovato were £244 million and £325 million, respectively, with combined growth of 55% AER, 65% CER.  Rukobia sales were £17 million.  Cabenuva, the first long acting injectable, recorded half year sales of £6 million.

 

In the US, total sales were £1,313 million with decline of 9% AER and 1% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £382 million, including: Dovato £176 million growth of 87% AER and more than 100% CER, Juluca £184 million flat at AER, but growth of 9% CER, Rukobia £17 million and Cabenuva £5 million.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £907 million declining 20% AER, 13% CER.  In Europe, total sales were £579 million with decline of 2% AER, 2% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £181 million, including: Dovato £127 million growth of more than 100% AER and more than 100% CER and Juluca £53 million growth of 18% AER, 20% CER.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £380 million declining 21% AER, 21% CER.

 

Oncology

Sales of Zejula, the PARP inhibitor treatment for ovarian cancer were £186 million, up 18% AER, 24% CER.  Sales included £105 million in the US and £77 million in Europe.

 

Blenrep for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma was approved and launched in the US and Europe in Q3 2020.  Launches in Europe included four markets in the first half of the year, and sales globally totalled £42 million.

 

Immuno-inflammation

Sales of Benlysta were up 20% AER, 30% CER to £392 million, including the impact of lupus nephritis launches in US and Japan in H2 2020. 

 

The first sales of sotrovimab, the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients at risk of hospitalisation, totalled £16 million.

 

Established Pharmaceuticals

Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals in the six months were £3,867 million, down 15% AER, 9% CER.

 

Established Respiratory products declined 9% AER 3% CER to £2,216 million.  This reflects the ongoing impact of generic competition to Xyzal in Japan, and to Advair/Seretide globally.  The decline was partially offset by the favourable impact on growth of favourable prior period RAR adjustments.

 

The remainder of the Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio declined by 21% AER, 16% CER to £1,651 million on lower demand for antibiotics during the COVID-19 pandemic period, the impact of government mandated changes increasing use of generics in markets including France, Japan and China and a strong comparator, including the European Relenza contract.

 

 

Vaccines turnover

 


H1 2021








£m


Growth

£%


Growth

CER%







Meningitis

415

 

 

12 

Influenza

51

 

42 

 

53 

Shingles

622

 

(36)

 

(31)

Established Vaccines

1,447

 

(6)

 

(2)







 

2,535

 

(14)

 

(9)

Pandemic Vaccines

260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,795

 

(5)

 







US

1,301

 

(11)

 

(3)

Europe

604

 

(5)

 

(5)

International

890

 

6 

 

10 







 

2,795

 

(5)

 







 

Vaccines turnover declined 5% AER, but was flat at CER to £2,795 million, primarily driven by pandemic adjuvant sales, offset by the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Shingrix.

 

Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines declined 14% AER, 9% CER to £2,535 million.

 

Vaccines performance in the first half of 2021 was affected by lower demand for routine adult vaccination due to COVID-19 vaccination programme deployment mainly in the US and Europe, resulting in lower Shingrix sales.  Demand for paediatric and adolescent vaccination improved, particularly in the second quarter, as lifting of stay-at-home directives resulted in increased visits to healthcare practitioners and points of vaccination.

 

Higher demand in the US for paediatric and adolescent vaccination represents a recovery trend related to improved COVID-19 pandemic conditions.

 

In the comparator period, vaccines sales declined by 6% CER primarily driven by the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter.

 

Meningitis

Meningitis sales grew 6% AER, 12% CER to £415 million.  Bexsero sales grew 10% AER, 15% CER to £299 million, reflecting higher demand together with increased market share in the US and strong performance in Europe. 

 

Menveo sales were up 26% AER, 36% CER to £98 million, primarily driven by higher demand and increased market share in the US.

 

Influenza

Fluarix/FluLaval sales grew 42% AER, 53% CER, to £51 million driven by higher southern hemisphere demand in International.

 

Shingles

Shingrix declined by 36% AER, 31% CER to £622 million, primarily driven by lower demand in the US due to prioritised focus on COVID-19 mass vaccination of older adults together with US channel stocking and favourable prior period returns and rebates movements in the comparator period.  Growth from launches in the UK and in China was mostly offset by a decline in Germany and in Canada where COVID-19 related restrictions and prioritisation of COVID-19 mass vaccination limited Shingrix uptake.

 

Established Vaccines

Hepatitis vaccines were down 31% AER, 27% CER to £205 million, adversely impacted in the US and Europe by lower demand due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions, travel restrictions in Europe and competitive pressure in the US market.

 

Sales of DTPa-containing vaccines (Infanrix, Pediarix and Boostrix) grew by 5% AER, 11% CER.  Infanrix/Pediarix sales declined 9% AER, 3% CER to £272 million, reflecting supply constraints and lower tender demand in Europe together with the change in recommendation for the dosing schedule in Germany, partly offset by increased channel stock replenishment on wholesaler purchasing patterns and demand in the US.  Boostrix sales grew 28% AER, 34% CER to £240 million, largely driven by higher demand in International together with favourable US wholesaler purchasing patterns and higher demand.

 

Rotarix sales were down 12% AER, 8% CER to £246 million, reflecting unfavourable phasing in Emerging Markets.

 

Synflorix sales declined by 12% AER, 10% CER to £199 million, primarily due to lower tender demand in Emerging Markets and Europe.

 

MMRV vaccines sales grew 5% AER, 9% CER to £117 million, largely driven by improved supply in International.

 

Pandemic Vaccines

Pandemic vaccines sales of £260 million included £258 million of pandemic adjuvant sales, which represented delivery of around two-thirds of the contracted volumes with the US and Canadian governments.

 

 

Consumer Healthcare turnover

 

 



H1 2021









 



£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%









Oral health

 

 

1,358

 

(1)

 

Pain relief

 

 

1,109

 

(3)

 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

 

 

708

 

(8)

 

(4)

Respiratory health

 

 

453

 

(31)

 

(26)

Digestive health and other

 

 

892

 

(5)

 









 

 

 

4,520

 

(7)

 

(2)

Brands divested/under review

 

 

84

 

(78)

 

(77)









 

 

 

4,604

 

(12)

 

(7)









US

 

 

1,447

 

(20)

 

(12)

Europe

 

 

1,219

 

(10)

 

(9)

International

 

 

1,938

 

(8)

 

(2)









 

 

 

4,604

 

(12)

 

(7)









 

Consumer Healthcare sales for the six months sales declined 12% AER, 7% CER to £4,604 million largely driven by the divestment programme which completed in Q1 2021 as well as the H1 2020 comparative including a particularly strong first quarter given accelerated purchasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Sales excluding brands divested/under review declined 2% CER, which compares to the same six months last year when sales increased 7% CER excluding brands divested/under review on a pro-forma basis.  In addition to benefitting from the particularly strong first quarter last year, H1 2020 was helped by 1 percentage point from the increased retailer stocking ahead of a systems cutover in North America, which subsequently reversed in the third quarter of 2020.  Consistent with the Q2 2021 results, the first half 2 year CAGRs are shared below, to give more perspective on underlying performance trends adjusting for the volatility in the first two quarters last year as a result of the pandemic.  The unprecedented negative impact of a historically weak seasonal cold flu and nasal products continued to adversely impact sales growth.  

 

International sales excluding brands divested/under review grew high single digit CER in emerging markets, with double digit growth in China, Latin America, India and high single digit growth in Middle East and Africa.

 

Oral health

Oral health sales decreased 1% AER and increased 5% CER to £1,358 million.  In H1 2020 Oral health sales increased mid single digit.  Sensodyne delivered high single digit growth reflecting underlying brand strength, continued innovation and good consumer up take in traditional retail and ecommerce channels particularly in India and in the US.  Gum health delivered double digit growth, whilst Denture care was flat.  On a 2 year CAGR growth for the category was up 5%.

 

Pain relief

Pain relief sales decreased 3% AER and increased 2% CER to £1,109 million.  In H1 2020, Pain relief sales increased mid single digit on a pro-forma basis.  Advil declined in the high teens (compared to double digit growth in H1 2020) which was more than offset mainly by growth in the mid-teens for Voltaren and to a lesser extent by Panadol which was up low single digit.  Voltaren growth was helped by the successful Rx to OTC switch in the US last year.  On a 2 year CAGR growth for the category was up 4%.

 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

Vitamins, minerals and supplements sales declined 8% AER, 4% CER to £708 million.  In H1 2020 Vitamins, minerals and supplements sales increased high-teens per cent on a pro-forma basis.  Caltrate delivered double digit growth and Centrum grew low single digit (compared with growth in the high teens in H1 2020) although this was more than offset by double digit decline in Emergen-C which faced a particularly challenging comparator in H1 2020 when volumes almost doubled.  On a 2 year CAGR the growth for the category was up 7%.

 

Respiratory health

Respiratory health sales declined 31% AER, 26% CER to £453 million.  In H1 2020, Respiratory health sales increased low double digit on a pro-forma basis benefiting from accelerated purchasing in the first quarter particularly on cold and flu products.  Theraflu and Robitussin declined double digit given the continued impact of a significantly lower cold and flu season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing and a strong H1 2020 comparator.  Otrivin declined double digit and Flonase was flat.  On a 2 year CAGR the category was down 10%, with seasonal cold, flu and nasal down mid-teens and allergy up low single digit.

 

Digestive health and other

Digestive health and other brands sales decreased 5% AER and increased 2% CER at £892 million.  In H1 2020, Digestive health and other brands declined low-single digits on a pro-forma basis.  Growth in Digestive health products offset a decline Smokers' health products, with Skin health products up low single digit.  On a 2 year CAGR the growth for the category was flat.

 

 

Operating performance

 

Cost of sales

Total cost of sales as a percentage of turnover was 32.5%, 1.3 percentage points lower at AER and 2.4 percentage points lower in CER terms compared with H1 2020.  This primarily reflected lower write downs in a number of manufacturing sites and the unwind in Q1 2020 of the fair market value uplift on inventory arising on completion of the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture with Pfizer.

 

Excluding these and other Adjusting items, Adjusted cost of sales as a percentage of turnover was 29.6%, 0.5 percentage points higher at AER but 0.4 percentage points lower at CER compared with H1 2020.  This reflected price benefits in Pharmaceuticals, including the benefit from a prior period RAR adjustment, as well as reduced supply chain costs partly offset by an adverse mix in Vaccines, primarily due to the reduction in Shingrix sales in the US partly offset by beneficial pandemic adjuvant mix, as well as higher supply chain costs and under-recoveries resulting from lower demand.

 

Selling, general and administration

Total SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 32.7%, 1.0 percentage points lower at AER and 1.6 percentage points lower at CER compared with H1 2020.

 

Excluding Adjusting items, Adjusted SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 31.0%, 0.8 percentage points lower at AER than in H1 2020 and 1.3 percentage points lower on a CER basis.  Adjusted SG&A costs declined 9% AER, 6% CER which reflected the tight control of ongoing costs and reduced variable spending across all three businesses as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, and the continuing benefit of restructuring in Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare and support functions.  Over a third of this decline also reflected a favourable legal settlement in H1 2021 compared to increased legal costs in 2020.

 

Research and development

Total R&D expenditure was £2,340 million (15.1% of turnover), down 6% AER, 1% CER, including a decrease in major restructuring charges and impairments.  Adjusted R&D expenditure was £2,242 million (14.5% of turnover), 1% lower at AER, 5% higher at CER than in H1 2020.

 

Pharmaceuticals R&D expenditure was £1,717 million, down 3% AER, up 3% CER, primarily driven by the increased investment in our Specialty portfolio offset by a net reduction in Oncology.  Efficiency savings continued from the implementation of the One Development programme for Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines as part of the Separation Preparation restructuring programme and variable spending as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns.

 

The growth of the Specialty portfolio excluding Oncology investment was driven primarily by our two COVID-19 treatment programmes (sotrovimab and otilimab) as well as the progression of a number of other key programmes, including bepirovirsen, the HBV antisense oligonucleotide programme, depemokimab, the anti-IL5 for asthma and otilimab for rheumatoid arthritis.  In Oncology there has been increased investment in Zejula and Jemperli, offset by a reduction in spend on Blenrep following successful approval in Q3 2020 and feladilimab following the decision to terminate two studies in April.

 

R&D expenditure in Vaccines was £412 million, up 24% AER, 26% CER, reflecting increased investment in clinical programmes for meningitis ABCWY and RSV, partly offset by efficiency savings from the implementation of the One Development programme and variable spending as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns.  R&D expenditure in Consumer Healthcare was £113 million.

 

Royalty income

Royalty income was £168 million (H1 2020: £142 million), up 18% AER, 18% CER, primarily driven by higher sales of Gardasil.

 

Other operating income/(expense)

Net other operating income of £133 million (H1 2020: £1,769 million income) primarily reflected a number of asset disposals including the disposal of royalty rights on cabozantinib, disposal of a number of Consumer brands and fair value uplifts on investments partly offset by accounting charges of £208 million (H1 2020: £841 million) arising from the re-measurement of the contingent consideration liabilities related to the acquisitions of the former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture and the former Novartis Vaccines business and the liabilities for the Pfizer put option and Pfizer and Shionogi preferential dividends in ViiV Healthcare.  This included a re-measurement charge of £259 million (H1 2020: £778 million) for the contingent consideration liability due to Shionogi, primarily as a result of the unwinding of the discount for £185 million and a charge for £74 million from adjustments to sales forecasts partly offset by updated exchange rate assumptions.  H1 2020 included the net profit on disposal of the Horlicks and other Consumer Healthcare brands of £2,815 million, partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever of £476 million.

 

Operating profit

Total operating profit was £3,368 million in H1 2021 compared with £4,864 million in H1 2020.  This primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to the net profit on disposal in Q2 2020 of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands and resultant sale of shares in Hindustan Unilever.  This was partly offset by lower major restructuring costs, lower re-measurement charges on the contingent consideration liabilities and the unwind in 2020 of the fair market value uplift on inventory arising on completion of the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture with Pfizer.

 

Excluding these and other Adjusting items, Adjusted operating profit was £4,039 million, 9% lower than H1 2020 at AER, but 3% higher at CER on a turnover decline of 1% CER.  The Adjusted operating margin of 26.0% was 0.4 percentage points lower at AER, but 1.1 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in H1 2020.

 

The increase in Adjusted operating profit primarily reflected the benefit from incremental pandemic adjuvant sales, sales growth in Pharmaceuticals and tight control of ongoing costs including reduced promotional and variable spending across all three businesses as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, favourable legal settlements compared to increased legal costs in 2020 and benefits from continued restructuring across the business.  This was partly offset by lower non-pandemic sales in Vaccines, primarily Shingrix, an adverse mix in Vaccines as well as higher supply chain costs and under-recoveries, divestments in Consumer Healthcare and increased investment in R&D across Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals.

 

Contingent consideration cash payments which are made to Shionogi and other companies reduce the balance sheet liability and hence are not recorded in the income statement.  Total contingent consideration cash payments in H1 2021 amounted to £426 million (H1 2020: £455 million).  This included cash payments made to Shionogi of £419 million (H1 2020: £445 million).

 

Adjusted operating profit by business

Pharmaceuticals operating profit was £2,360 million, up 9% AER, 22% CER on a turnover increase of 2% CER.  The operating margin of 29.1% was 3.7 percentage points higher at AER than in H1 2020 and 5.0 percentage points higher on a CER basis.  This primarily reflected price benefits in Pharmaceuticals, including the benefit from a prior period RAR adjustment, as well as reduced supply chain costs, the tight control of ongoing costs, reduced variable spending as a result of the COVID-19 lockdowns, a favourable legal settlement in 2021 compared to increased legal costs in 2020 and the continuing benefit of restructuring.  This was partly offset by increased investment in R&D.

 

Vaccines operating profit was £820 million, down 27% AER, 17% CER on flat turnover at CER.  The operating margin of 29.3% was 8.9 percentage points lower at AER than in H1 2020 and 6.7 percentage points lower on a CER basis.  This was primarily driven by higher supply chain costs resulting from lower demand and adverse mix due to Shingrix sales in the US, along with higher R&D spend to support key strategic priorities.  This was partly offset by pandemic adjuvant beneficial mix and higher royalty income.

 

Consumer Healthcare operating profit was £1,033 million, down 20% AER, 13% CER on a turnover decrease of 7% CER.  The operating margin of 22.4% was 2.1 percentage points lower at AER and 1.4 percentage points lower on a CER basis than in H1 2020.  This primarily reflected the impact of divestments (1.7 percentage points), increased advertising and promotion investment to resume pre-COVID-19 levels and increased commodity costs and investment into manufacturing sites, partially offset by synergy benefits from the Pfizer Joint Venture integration, price increases and tight cost control.

 

Net finance costs

Total net finance costs were £376 million compared with £416 million in H1 2020.  Adjusted net finance costs were £375 million compared with £414 million in H1 2020.  The decrease is primarily as a result of reduced interest expense from lower debt levels and favourable movements in foreign exchange rates, partly offset by an adverse comparison to a fair value gain on interest rate swaps in the 2020 comparator and lower interest income on overseas cash post-closing of the divestment of Horlicks and other Consumer Healthcare nutrition products in India and a number of other countries.

 

Share of after tax profits of associates and joint ventures

The share of after tax losses of associates and joint ventures was £32 million (H1 2020: £28 million profits).

 

Loss on disposal of interest in associates

The net loss on disposal of interests in associates was £36 million, primarily driven by a loss of disposal of our interest in the associate Innoviva Inc.

 

Taxation

The charge of £190 million represented an effective tax rate on Total results of 6.4% (H1 2020: 8.0%) and reflected the different tax effects of the various Adjusting items, including a credit of £325 million in Q2 2021 resulting from the revaluation of deferred tax assets following enactment of the proposed change of UK corporation tax rate from 19% to 25% (effective 1 April 2023).  H1 2020 reflected the disposal of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands and the subsequent disposal of shares received in Hindustan Unilever.  Tax on Adjusted profit amounted to £684 million and represented an effective Adjusted tax rate of 18.5% (H1 2020: 16.3%).

 

Issues related to taxation are described in Note 14, 'Taxation' in the Annual Report 2020.  The Group continues to believe it has made adequate provision for the liabilities likely to arise from periods which are open and not yet agreed by tax authorities.  The ultimate liability for such matters may vary from the amounts provided and is dependent upon the outcome of agreements with relevant tax authorities.

 

Non-controlling interests

The allocation of Total earnings to non-controlling interests amounted to £330 million (H1 2020: £291 million).  The increase was primarily due to an increased allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £136 million (H1 2020: £64 million), including reduced credits for re-measurement of contingent consideration liabilities, partly offset by a reduced allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £163 million (H1 2020: £196 million).

 

The allocation of Adjusted earnings to non-controlling interests amounted to £462 million (H1 2020: £549 million).  The reduction in allocation primarily reflected a reduced allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £222 million (H1 2020: £277 million) and a reduced allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £209 million (H1 2020: £241 million).

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 49.4p, compared with 77.0p in H1 2020.  This primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to the net profit on disposal in Q2 2020 of the Horlicks and other Consumer brands partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever, as well as by a credit of £325 million to Taxation in Q2 2021 resulting from the revaluation of deferred tax assets following enactment of the proposed change of UK corporation tax rate from 19% to 25% (effective 1 April 2023), lower major restructuring costs and lower re-measurement charges on the contingent consideration liabilities.

 

Adjusted EPS was 51.0p compared with 56.9p in H1 2020, down 10% AER but up 2% CER, on a 3% CER increase in Adjusted operating profit reflecting incremental pandemic adjuvant sales, sales increases in Pharmaceuticals, tight cost control and favourable legal settlements, lower interest costs and a lower non-controlling interest allocation of Consumer Healthcare and ViiV profits, partly offset by lower non-pandemic sales in Vaccines, primarily Shingrix and a higher effective tax rate.  The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 7% AER, 7% CER.

 

Currency impact on H1 2021 results

The results for H1 2021 are based on average exchange rates, principally £1/$1.39, £1/€1.15 and £1/Yen 149.  Comparative exchange rates are given on page 59.  The period-end exchange rates were £1/$1.39, £1/€1.17 and £1/Yen 153.

 

In the six months, turnover decreased 7% AER, 1% CER.  Total EPS was 49.4p compared with 77.0p in H1 2020.  Adjusted EPS was 51.0p compared with 56.9p in H1 2020, down 10% AER but up 2% CER.  The adverse currency impact primarily reflected the strengthening in Sterling, particularly against the US Dollar as well as the Japanese Yen.  Exchange gains or losses on the settlement of intercompany transactions had a negligible impact on the negative currency impact of twelve percentage points on Adjusted EPS.

 

 

Adjusting items

The reconciliations between Total results and Adjusted results for H1 2021 and H1 2020 are set out below.

 

Six months ended 30 June 2021

 


Total

results

£m

Intangible

amort-

isation

£m

Intangible

impair-

ment

£m

Major

restruct-

uring

£m

Transaction-

related

£m

Divestments,

significant

legal and

other items

£m

Separation

costs

£m

Adjusted

results

£m


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Turnover

15,510 







15,510 

Cost of sales

(5,034)

346 

1 

62 

14 

27 


(4,584)


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Gross profit

10,476 

346 

1 

62 

14 

27 


10,926 










Selling, general and

  administration

(5,069)



158 


(11)

109 

(4,813)

Research and

  development

(2,340)

51 

19 

28 




(2,242)

Royalty income

168 







168 

Other operating

  income/(expense)

133 




232 

(365)



------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Operating profit

3,368 

397 

20 

248 

246 

(349)

109 

4,039 










Net finance costs

(376)



1 




(375)

Loss on disposal of interest in associates

(36)





36 


- 

Share of after tax profits

  of associates and joint

  ventures

32 







32 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit before taxation

2,988 

397 

20 

249 

246 

(313)

109 

3,696 










Taxation

(190)

(77)

(4)

(53)

(64)

(275)

(21)

(684)

Tax rate %

6.4%







18.5%


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit after taxation

2,798 

320 

16 

196 

182 

(588)

88 

3,012 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

330 




132 



462 










Profit attributable to

  shareholders

2,468 

320 

16 

196 

50 

(588)

88 

2,550 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------










Earnings per share

49.4p

6.4p

0.3p

3.9p

1.0p

(11.7)p

1.7p

51.0p


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------



















Weighted average

  number of shares

  (millions)

4,999 







4,999 


------------







------------

 

 

Six months ended 30 June 2020

 


Total

results

£m

Intangible

amort-

isation

£m

Intangible

impair-

ment

£m

Major

restruct-

uring

£m

Transaction-

related

£m

Divestments,

significant

legal and

other items

£m

Separation

costs

£m

Adjusted

results

£m


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Turnover

16,714 







16,714 

Cost of sales

(5,648)

351 

27 

305 

106 



(4,859)


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Gross profit

11,066 

351 

27 

305 

106 



11,855 










Selling, general and administration

(5,625)


17 

288 

(20)

6 

18 

(5,316)

Research and development

(2,488)

34 

116 

82 


(1)


(2,257)

Royalty income

142 







142 

Other operating income/(expense)

1,769 



1 

832 

(2,602)


- 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Operating profit

4,864 

385 

160 

676 

918 

(2,597)

18 

4,424 










Net finance costs

(416)



1 


1 


(414)

Share of after tax profits of  associates and joint ventures

28 







28 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit before taxation

4,476 

385 

160 

677 

918 

(2,596)

18 

4,038 










Taxation

(357)

(73)

(28)

(152)

(114)

69 

(3)

(658)

Tax rate %

8.0%







16.3%


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit after taxation

4,119 

312 

132 

525 

804 

(2,527)

15 

3,380 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

291 




258 



549 










Profit attributable to

  shareholders

3,828 

312 

132 

525 

546 

(2,527)

15 

2,831 


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------










Earnings per share

77.0p

6.3p

2.6p

10.5p

11.0p

(50.8)p

0.3p

56.9p


------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------

------------



















Weighted average number of shares (millions)

4,971 







4,971 


------------







------------

 

 

Major restructuring and integration

Within the Pharmaceuticals sector, the highly regulated manufacturing operations and supply chains and long lifecycle of the business mean that restructuring programmes, particularly those that involve the rationalisation or closure of manufacturing or R&D sites are likely to take several years to complete.

 

Total Major restructuring charges incurred in H1 2021 were £248 million (H1 2020: £676 million), analysed as follows:

 


H1 2021


H1 2020














Cash

£m


Non-cash

£m


Total

£m


Cash

£m


Non-cash

£m


Total

£m













2018 major restructuring

  programme (incl. Tesaro)

10


3 


13 


56


170


226

Consumer Healthcare Joint

  Venture integration

  programme

75


2 


77 


139


17


156

Separation Preparation

  restructuring programme

183


(1)


182 


279


3


282

Combined restructuring and

  integration programme

4


(28)


(24)


-


12


12













 

272


(24)


248 


474


202


676













 

Cash charges of £183 million under the Separation Preparation programme primarily arose from restructuring of some administrative and central manufacturing functions as well as commercial pharmaceuticals and R&D functions.

 

Cash charges of £75 million on the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture programme primarily related to severance and integration costs.  The non-cash credit in the Combined restructuring and integration programme primarily reflected a write back on disposal of a site.

 

Total cash payments made in H1 2021 were £408 million (H1 2020: £331 million), £214 million (H1 2020: £31 million) relating to the Separation Preparation restructuring programme, a further £108 million (H1 2020: £135 million) relating to the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration programme, £54 million (H1 2020: £100 million) under the 2018 major restructuring programme including the settlement of certain charges accrued in previous quarters and £32 million (H1 2020: £65 million) for the existing Combined restructuring and integration programme.

 

 

H1 2021

£m

 

H1 2020

£m

 




Pharmaceuticals

91 

 

216

Vaccines

(40)

 

196

Consumer Healthcare

85 

 

179


136 


591

Corporate & central functions

112 

 

85

 

 


 

Total Major restructuring costs

248 

 

676





 

The analysis of Major restructuring charges by Income statement line was as follows:

 

 

H1 2021

£m

 

H1 2020

£m





Cost of sales

62

 

305

Selling, general and administration

158

 

288

Research and development

28

 

82

Other operating income

-

 

1





Total Major restructuring costs

248

 

676





 

The benefit in the six months from restructuring programmes was £0.3 billion, the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration was £0.1 billion, the benefit from the Separation Preparation restructuring programme was £0.1 billion and the benefit from the 2018 Restructuring programme was £0.1 billion.

 

The 2018 major restructuring programme, including Tesaro, is now expected to cost £1.6 billion to the end of 2021, with cash costs of £0.7 billion and non-cash costs of £0.9 billion, and is expected to deliver annual savings of around £0.45 billion by the end of 2021 (at 2019 rates).  These savings are intended to be fully re-invested to help fund targeted increases in R&D and commercial support of new products.

 

The completion of the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture with Pfizer is expected to realise substantial cost synergies, generating total annual cost savings of £0.5 billion by 2022 for expected cash costs of £0.7 billion and non-cash charges expected to be £0.1 billion, plus additional capital expenditure of £0.2 billion.  Up to 25% of the cost savings are intended to be reinvested in the business to support innovation and other growth opportunities.

 

The Group initiated in Q1 2020 a two-year Separation Preparation programme to prepare for the separation of GSK into two companies:  New GSK, a biopharma company with an R&D approach focused on science related to the immune system, the use of genetics and new technologies, and a new leader in Consumer Healthcare.  The programme aims to

 

·

Drive a common approach to R&D with improved capital allocation

·

Align and improve the capabilities and efficiency of global support functions to support New GSK

·

Further optimise the supply chain and product portfolio, including the divestment of non-core assets.  A strategic review of prescription dermatology is underway

·

Prepare Consumer Healthcare to operate as a standalone company

 

The programme now expects to deliver £0.8 billion of annual savings by 2022 and £1.0 billion by 2023, with total costs estimated at £2.4 billion, of which £1.6 billion is expected to be cash costs.  The proceeds of delivered and anticipated divestments are largely expected to cover the cash costs of the programme.

 

Transaction-related adjustments

Transaction-related adjustments resulted in a net charge of £246 million (H1 2020: £918 million).  This included a net £208 million accounting charge for the re-measurement of the contingent consideration liabilities related to the acquisitions of the former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture and the former Novartis Vaccines business and the liabilities for the Pfizer put option and Pfizer and Shionogi preferential dividends in ViiV Healthcare.

 

Charge/(credit)

H1 2021

£m

 

H1 2020

£m





Contingent consideration on former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture

  (including Shionogi preferential dividends)

259 

 

778 

ViiV Healthcare put options and Pfizer preferential dividends

(90)

 

59 

Contingent consideration on former Novartis Vaccines business

39 

 

Release of fair value uplift on acquired Pfizer inventory

- 

 

91 

Other adjustments

38 

 

(14)





Total transaction-related charges

246 

 

918 





 

The £259 million charge relating to the contingent consideration for the former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture represented an increase in the valuation of the contingent consideration due to Shionogi, primarily as a result of the unwind of the discount for £185 million and a charge of £74 million primarily from adjustments to sales forecasts partly offset by updated exchange rate assumptions.  The £90 million credit relating to the ViiV Healthcare put option and Pfizer preferential dividends represented a reduction in the valuation of the put option as a result of lower cash following preference dividend payments and updated exchange rate assumptions.

 

The ViiV Healthcare contingent consideration liability is fair valued under IFRS.  The potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic remains uncertain and at 30 June 2021, it has been assumed that there will be no significant impact on the long-term value of the liability.  This position remains under review and the amount of the liability will be updated in future quarters as further information on the impact of the pandemic becomes available.  An explanation of the accounting for the non-controlling interests in ViiV Healthcare is set out on page 11.

 

Divestments, significant legal charges and other items

Divestments and other items also included gains from a number of asset disposals, including the disposal of royalty rights on cabozantinib and disposal of a number of Consumer brands, fair value gains on investments and certain other Adjusting items.  The Consumer Brands disposal programme is complete and has delivered net proceeds of £1.1 billion.  In Q2 2021 the net loss on disposal of interests in associates was £36 million, primarily driven by a loss on disposal of the interest in the associate Innoviva Inc.  A credit of £12 million (H1 2020: £6 million charge) was recorded for significant legal matters arising in the quarter.  Significant legal cash payments were £2 million (H1 2020: £6 million).

 

Separation costs

From Q2 2020, the Group started to report additional costs to prepare for Consumer Healthcare separation.  Separation costs incurred in H1 2021 were £109 million (H1 2020: £18 million).  Separation costs incurred to date were £177 million.  Total separation costs are estimated to be £600-700 million, excluding transaction costs.

 

 

Cash generation

 

Cash flow

 


Q2 2021


H1 2021


H1 2020







Net cash inflow from operating activities (£m)

1,292 

 

1,623 

 

3,725 

Free cash inflow* (£m)

316 

 

313 

 

2,480 

Free cash flow growth (%)

(84)%

 

(87)%

 

>100%

Free cash flow conversion* (%)

23%

 

13%

 

65%

Net debt** (£m)

21,921 

 

21,921 

 

23,435 

 

*

Free cash flow and free cash flow conversion are defined on page 67.

**

Net debt is analysed on page 65.

 

Q2 2021

The net cash inflow from operating activities for the quarter was £1,292 million (Q2 2020: £2,760 million).  The decrease primarily reflected an adverse comparison to the significant reduction in trade receivables in Q2 2020 as a result of collections following strong sales in Q1 2020, adverse timing of returns and rebates and taxes compared to Q2 2020, partly offset by increased operating profit net of adverse exchange and a lower seasonal increase in inventory. 

 

Total cash payments to Shionogi in relation to the ViiV Healthcare contingent consideration liability in the quarter were £203 million (Q2 2020: £232 million), of which £177 million was recognised in cash flows from operating activities and £26 million was recognised in contingent consideration paid within investing cash flows.  These payments are deductible for tax purposes.

 

Free cash inflow was £316 million for the quarter (Q2 2020: £1,949 million inflow).  The decrease primarily reflected an adverse comparison to the significant reduction in trade receivables in Q2 2020 as a result of collections following strong sales in Q1 2020, adverse timing of returns and rebates and taxes compared to Q2 2020, increased purchases of intangible assets and reduced proceeds from intangible assets as the Consumer Brands Disposal programme is now complete.  This was partly offset by increased operating profit, a lower seasonal increase in inventory and lower dividends to non-controlling interests.

 

H1 2021

The net cash inflow from operating activities for the six months was £1,623 million (H1 2020: £3,725 million).  The decrease primarily reflected adverse exchange impacts, reduction in trade receivables in H1 2020 as a result of collections following strong sales in Q1 2020, adverse timing of returns and rebates and taxes compared to Q2 2020 and increased inventory, partly offset by increased operating profit. 

 

Total cash payments to Shionogi in relation to the ViiV Healthcare contingent consideration liability in the six months were £419 million (H1 2020: £445 million), of which £366 million was recognised in cash flows from operating activities and £53 million was recognised in contingent consideration paid within investing cash flows.  These payments are deductible for tax purposes.

 

Free cash inflow was £313 million for the six months (H1 2020: £2,480 million inflow).  The decrease primarily reflected adverse exchange impacts, reduction in trade receivables in H1 2020 as a result of collections following strong sales in Q1 2020, adverse timing of returns and rebates and taxes compared to Q2 2020 increased inventory, increased purchases of intangible assets and reduced proceeds from intangible assets as the Consumer Brands Disposal programme is now complete.  This was partly offset by increased operating profit and lower dividends to non-controlling interests.

 

Net debt

At 30 June 2021, net debt was £21.9 billion, compared with £20.8 billion at 31 December 2020, comprising gross debt of £25.5 billion and cash and liquid investments of £3.6 billion.  Net debt increased due to the dividends paid to shareholders of £2.1 billion and additional investments of £0.1 billion, partly offset by £0.3 billion free cash flow, £0.4 billion proceeds from investments, including £0.3 billion proceeds from the Innoviva disposal and £0.4 billion of net favourable exchange impacts from the translation of non-Sterling denominated debt and exchange on other financing items.

 

At 30 June 2021, GSK had short-term borrowings (including overdrafts and lease liabilities) repayable within 12 months of £5.0 billion with loans of £2.6 billion repayable in the subsequent year.

 

 

Returns to shareholders

 

Quarterly dividends

 

The Board has declared a second interim dividend for 2021 of 19 pence per share (Q2 2020: 19 pence per share).

 

GSK recognises the importance of dividends to shareholders and aims to distribute regular dividend payments that will be determined primarily with reference to the free cash flow generated by the business after funding the investment necessary to support the Group's future growth.

 

The Board currently intends to maintain the dividend for 2021 at the current level of 80p per share, subject to any material change in the external environment or performance expectations.

 

At the New GSK Investor Update on 23 June GSK set out that from 2022 a progressive dividend policy will be implemented, guided by a 40 to 60 percent pay-out ratio through the investment cycle.  This is a key part of the capital allocation framework.  For 2022, for the first half of the year, GSK expects to declare a 27p dividend for the current group.  GSK is on track to separate into two companies early in the second half of 2022.  GSK expects the aggregate dividend, across the two new businesses to be 28p per share for the second half.  In aggregate this would represent on a full year 2022 basis the equivalent of a Group dividend of 55p per share, representing a 31% decrease from the 80p/share dividend expected for 2021.  This expected, aggregate 55p per share dividend for full year 2022 is comprised of 44p representing New GSK's policy, and an expected 11p from the Consumer Healthcare business.  Dividend policy for the new Consumer Healthcare company will be set by its Board of Directors.  In 2023, the first full year of standalone operations for New GSK, GSK expects to declare a full year dividend of 45p per share.

 

Payment of dividends

The equivalent interim dividend receivable by ADR holders will be calculated based on the exchange rate on 5 October 2021.  An annual fee of $0.03 per ADS (or $0.0075 per ADS per quarter) is charged by the Depositary.

 

The ex-dividend date will be 19 August 2021, with a record date of 20 August 2021 and a payment date of 7 October 2021.

 


Paid/

payable


Pence per

share


£m







2021

 

 

 

 

 

First interim

8 July 2021

 

19

 

951

Second interim

7 October 2021

 

19

 

951







 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

First interim

9 July 2020

 

19

 

946

Second interim

8 October 2020

 

19

 

946

Third interim

14 January 2021

 

19

 

946

Fourth interim

8 April 2021

 

23

 

1,151







 

 

 

80

 

3,989







 

Weighted average number of shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q2 2021

millions


Q2 2020

millions







Weighted average number of shares - basic

 

 

5,004

 

4,977

Dilutive effect of share options and share awards

 

 

56

 

46







Weighted average number of shares - diluted

 

 

5,060

 

5,023







 

Weighted average number of shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H1 2021

millions


H1 2020

millions







Weighted average number of shares - basic

 

 

4,999

 

4,971

Dilutive effect of share options and share awards

 

 

43

 

46







Weighted average number of shares - diluted

 

 

5,042

 

5,017

 

At 30 June 2021, 5,005 million shares (30 June 2020: 4,977 million) were in free issue (excluding Treasury shares and shares held by the ESOP Trusts).  GSK made no share repurchases during the period.  The company issued 0.3 million shares under employee share schemes in the quarter for proceeds of £4 million (Q2 2020: £3 million).

 

At 30 June 2021, the ESOP Trust held 26.8 million GSK shares against the future exercise of share options and share awards.  The carrying value of £93 million has been deducted from other reserves.  The market value of these shares was £386 million.

 

At 30 June 2021, the company held 355.2 million Treasury shares at a cost of £4,969 million, which has been deducted from retained earnings.

 

 

Financial information

 

Income statements

 


Q2 2021

£m


Q2 2020

£m


H1 2021

£m


H1 2020

£m









TURNOVER

8,092 

 

7,624 

 

15,510 

 

16,714 









Cost of sales

(2,554)

 

(2,449)

 

(5,034)

 

(5,648)









Gross profit

5,538 

 

5,175 

 

10,476 

 

11,066 









Selling, general and administration

(2,642)

 

(2,709)

 

(5,069)

 

(5,625)

Research and development

(1,222)

 

(1,301)

 

(2,340)

 

(2,488)

Royalty income

77 

 

75 

 

168 

 

142 

Other operating income/(expense)

(76)

 

1,610 

 

133 

 

1,769 









OPERATING PROFIT

1,675 

 

2,850 

 

3,368 

 

4,864 









Finance income

7 

 

 

17 

 

42 

Finance expense

(192)

 

(229)

 

(393)

 

(458)

Loss on disposal of interests in associates

(36)

 

 

(36)

 

Share of after tax profits of

  associates and joint ventures

16 

 

19 

 

32 

 

28 









PROFIT BEFORE TAXATION

1,470 

 

2,641 

 

2,988 

 

4,476 









Taxation

68 

 

(201)

 

(190)

 

(357)

Tax rate %

(4.6)%

 

7.6%

 

6.4%

 

8.0%









PROFIT AFTER TAXATION

1,538 

 

2,440 

 

2,798 

 

4,119 









Profit attributable to non-controlling

  interests

143 

 

177 

 

330 

 

291 

Profit attributable to shareholders

1,395 

 

2,263 

 

2,468 

 

3,828 









 

1,538 

 

2,440 

 

2,798 

 

4,119 









EARNINGS PER SHARE

27.9p

 

45.5p

 

49.4p

 

77.0p









Diluted earnings per share

27.6p

 

45.0p

 

48.9p

 

76.3p









 

 

Statement of comprehensive income

 

 

Q2 2021

£m

 

Q2 2020

£m





Profit for the period

1,538 

 

2,440 





Items that may be reclassified subsequently to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets and net investment hedges

60 

 

182 

Reclassification of exchange movements on liquidation or disposal of overseas

  subsidiaries and associates

(10)

 

36 

Fair value movements on cash flow hedges

9 

 

(5)

Reclassification of cash flow hedges to income statement

2 

 

51 

Deferred tax on fair value movements on cash flow hedges

(3)

 

(3)




 

 

58 

 

261 




 

Items that will not be reclassified to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets of non-controlling interests

(3)

 

42 

Fair value movements on equity investments

(78)

 

224 

Tax on fair value movements on equity investments

(16)

 

(24)

Re-measurement gains/(losses) on defined benefit plans

258

 

(1,445)

Tax on re-measurement gains/(losses) on defined benefit plans

(40)

 

279 





 

121 

 

(924)





Other comprehensive income/(expense) for the period

179 

 

(663)





Total comprehensive income for the period

1,717 

 

1,777 









Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

  Shareholders

1,577 

 

1,558 

  Non-controlling interests

140 

 

219 





 

1,717 

 

1,777 





 

 

Statement of comprehensive income

 

 

H1 2021

£m

 

H1 2020

£m





Profit for the period

2,798 

 

4,119 





Items that may be reclassified subsequently to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets and net investment hedges

(207)

 

360 

Reclassification of exchange movements on liquidation or disposal of overseas

  subsidiaries and associates

(10)

 

36 

Fair value movements on cash flow hedges

(2)

 

(23)

Reclassification of cash flow hedges to income statement

16 

 

52 

Deferred tax on fair value movements on cash flow hedges

(3)

 

(3)




 

 

(206)

 

422 




 

Items that will not be reclassified to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets of non-controlling interests

(37)

 

95 

Fair value movements on equity investments

158 

 

185 

Tax on fair value movements on equity investments

38 

 

(14)

Re-measurement gains/(losses) on defined benefit plans

281 

 

(445)

Tax on re-measurement gains/(losses) on defined benefit plans

(52)

 

92 





 

388 

 

(87)





Other comprehensive income for the period

182 

 

335 





Total comprehensive income for the period

2,980 

 

4,454 









Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

  Shareholders

2,687 

 

4,068 

  Non-controlling interests

293 

 

386 




 

 

2,980 

 

4,454 





 

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover - three months ended 30 June 2021

 


Total

US

Europe

International


-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------



Growth


Growth


Growth


Growth



-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------














Respiratory

717

25 

36 

463 

22 

37 

150

23 

25 

104 

41 

51 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Anoro Ellipta

134

(4)

4 

77 

(13)

(5)

36

12 

19 

21 

11 

16 

Trelegy Ellipta

291

50 

64 

204 

46 

64 

49

36 

36 

38 

>100 

>100 

Nucala

292

21 

32 

182 

21 

35 

65

20 

22 

45 

22 

35 














HIV

1,235

4 

14 

716 

(3)

8 

292

8 

11 

227 

30 

43 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Dolutegravir products

1,189

4 

14 

691 

(5)

6 

280

8 

12 

218 

40 

54 

  Tivicay

407

9 

21 

196 

(6)

5 

72

(17)

(15)

139 

78 

>100 

  Triumeq

466

(20)

(13)

292 

(23)

(14)

112

(16)

(14)

62 

(16)

(11)

  Juluca

132

17 

28 

101 

12 

24 

27

29 

38 

4 

>100 

>100 

  Dovato

184

>100 

>100 

102 

>100 

>100 

69

>100 

>100 

13 

>100 

>100 














Rukobia

10

- 

- 

10 

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

Cabenuva

4

- 

- 

3 

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

Other

32

(30)

(31)

12 

(22)

(18)

11

- 

(18)

9 

(53)

(48)














Immuno-

inflammation

233

32 

46 

179 

17 

30 

17

42 

42 

37 

>100 

>100 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Benlysta

214

21 

34 

179 

17 

30 

17

42 

42 

18 

50 

83 

Sotrovimab

16

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

16 

- 

- 














Oncology

119

55 

69 

68 

45 

62 

49

58 

61 

2 

>100 

>100 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Zejula

98

27 

38 

54 

15 

30 

41

37 

40 

3 

>100 

>100 

Blenrep

21

- 

- 

14 

- 

- 

8

- 

- 

(1)

- 

- 

Jemperli

1

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 














New and Specialty Pharmaceuticals

2,304

14 

25 

1,426 

8 

21 

508

17 

19 

370 

42 

58 














Established

Pharmaceuticals

1,925

(8)

- 

560 

16 

29 

455

(8)

(6)

910 

(18)

(10)


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Established

Respiratory

1,089

(2)

6 

478 

27 

42 

250

(9)

(7)

361 

(22)

(15)

  Arnuity Ellipta

10

25 

50 

9 

50 

67 

-

- 

- 

1 

(50)

- 

  Avamys/Veramyst

63

2 

10 

- 

- 

20

5 

5 

43 

- 

12 

  Flixotide/Flovent

105

(10)

(1)

68 

26 

39 

15

(12)

(12)

22 

(52)

(43)

  Incruse Ellipta

53

(10)

(2)

29 

(12)

(3)

19

- 

- 

5 

(29)

- 

  Relvar/Breo Ellipta

312

29 

40 

153 

84 

>100 

84

8 

10 

75 

(7)

2 

  Seretide/Advair

347

(18)

(11)

132 

(8)

3 

79

(30)

(27)

136 

(18)

(12)

  Ventolin

167

16 

27 

89 

53 

74 

25

4 

13 

53 

(15)

(11)

  Other Respiratory

32

(48)

(46)

(2)

>(100)

>(100)

8

33 

17 

26 

(53)

(53)














Dermatology

102

7 

16 

- 

- 

- 

35

17 

20 

67 

5 

16 

Augmentin

91

(9)

(1)

- 

- 

- 

29

38 

38 

62 

(22)

(11)

Avodart

85

(37)

(32)

- 

- 

- 

30

(23)

(21)

55 

(41)

(35)

Imigran/Imitrex

26

(4)

4 

7 

(30)

(20)

12

- 

- 

7 

40 

60 

Lamictal

116

(14)

(6)

55 

(17)

(6)

28

- 

- 

33 

(20)

(10)

Seroxat/Paxil

30

(17)

(8)

- 

- 

- 

8

- 

- 

22 

(21)

(11)

Valtrex

23

(8)

- 

2 

(33)

- 

9

29 

29 

12 

(20)

(13)

Other

363

(14)

(7)

18 

(25)

(29)

54

(28)

(23)

291 

(10)

(2)


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Pharmaceuticals

4,229

3 

12 

1,986 

10 

23 

963

3 

6 

1,280 

(7)

3 


--------

--------

--------

--------

----------

--------

--------

---------

--------

--------

---------

--------














 

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover - six months ended 30 June 2021

 


Total

US

Europe

International


-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------



Growth


Growth


Growth


Growth



-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------














Respiratory

1,336

22 

31 

849 

23 

35 

293

12 

12 

194 

37 

45 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Anoro Ellipta

251

(2)

4 

140 

(7)

1 

72

6 

6 

39 

5 

11 

Trelegy Ellipta

539

39 

49 

377 

38 

51 

94

21 

21 

68 

94 

>100 

Nucala

546

21 

29 

332 

25 

37 

127

9 

9 

87 

24 

34 














HIV

2,266

(5)

1 

1,313 

(9)

(1)

579

(2)

(2)

374 

5 

13 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Dolutegravir products

2,179

(5)

1 

1,267 

(11)

(2)

560

(1)

- 

352 

10 

19 

  Tivicay

708

(10)

(3)

359 

(15)

(7)

147

(24)

(23)

202 

19 

32 

  Triumeq

902

(21)

(16)

548 

(23)

(16)

233

(20)

(19)

121 

(15)

(11)

  Juluca

244

5 

12 

184 

- 

9 

53

18 

20 

7 

75 

75 

  Dovato

325

>100 

>100 

176 

87 

>100 

127

>100 

>100 

22 

>100 

>100 














Rukobia

17

- 

- 

17 

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

Cabenuva

6

- 

- 

5 

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

Other

64

(30)

(28)

24 

(18)

(13)

18

(31)

(38)

22 

(39)

(34)














Immuno-

inflammation

413

26 

37 

324 

16 

27 

33

27 

27 

56 

>100 

>100 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Benlysta

392

20 

30 

324 

16 

27 

33

27 

27 

35 

52 

70 

Sotrovimab

16

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

16 

- 

- 














Oncology

229

45 

53 

133 

40 

53 

92

44 

44 

4 

>100 

>100 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Zejula

186

18 

24 

105 

11 

21 

77

22 

22 

4 

>100 

>100 

Blenrep

42

- 

- 

28 

- 

- 

15

- 

- 

(1)

- 

- 

Jemperli

1

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

- 

- 

- 














New and Specialty Pharmaceuticals

4,244

7 

14 

2,619 

4 

14 

997

6 

6 

628 

21 

30 














Established

Pharmaceuticals

3,867

(15)

(9)

1,080 

3 

12 

916

(19)

(19)

1,871 

(20)

(14)


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Established

Respiratory

2,216

(9)

(3)

920 

11 

21 

508

(16)

(15)

788 

(21)

(15)

  Arnuity Ellipta

16

(6)

6 

13 

- 

8 

-

- 

- 

3 

(25)

- 

  Avamys/Veramyst

166

(3)

4 

- 

- 

36

(5)

(5)

130 

(2)

6 

  Flixotide/Flovent

222

(7)

- 

138 

33 

44 

31

(31)

(31)

53 

(42)

(36)

  Incruse Ellipta

105

(9)

(4)

56 

(11)

(3)

37

(5)

(5)

12 

(14)

(7)

  Relvar/Breo Ellipta

580

10 

17 

265 

34 

46 

166

1 

1 

149 

(9)

(2)

  Seretide/Advair

698

(14)

(10)

249 

- 

9 

174

(28)

(27)

275 

(16)

(11)

  Ventolin

356

(10)

(4)

201 

(2)

7 

50

(19)

(18)

105 

(19)

(15)

  Other Respiratory

73

(50)

(47)

(2)

>(100)

>100 

14

- 

- 

61 

(54)

(53)














Dermatology

202

(2)

4 

- 

- 

69

1 

1 

133 

(3)

6 

Augmentin

182

(32)

(27)

- 

52

(33)

(33)

130 

(32)

(25)

Avodart

168

(39)

(36)

1 

(67)

(67)

60

(32)

(31)

107 

(42)

(38)

Imigran/Imitrex

51

(16)

(13)

15 

(40)

(36)

24

(4)

(4)

12 

9 

18 

Lamictal

232

(15)

(9)

110 

(19)

(11)

56

(7)

(7)

66 

(14)

(8)

Seroxat/Paxil

63

(12)

(7)

- 

- 

- 

16

(11)

(11)

47 

(13)

(6)

Valtrex

45

(15)

(9)

5 

(29)

(14)

17

6 

6 

23 

(23)

(17)

Other

708

(20)

(15)

29 

(38)

(38)

114

(35)

(34)

565 

(15)

(9)


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Pharmaceuticals

8,111

(5)

2 

3,699 

4 

14 

1,913

(8)

(7)

2,499 

(13)

(6)


--------

--------

--------

--------

----------

--------

--------

---------

--------

--------

---------

--------














 

 

Vaccines turnover - three months ended 30 June 2021

 


Total

US

Europe

International


-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------



Growth


Growth


Growth


Growth



-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------














Meningitis

225

35 

46 

109

>100 

>100 

96

25 

27 

20 

(55)

(43)


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Bexsero

165

53 

63 

60

>100 

>100 

89

25 

28 

16 

60 

90 

Menveo

59

55 

71 

49

>100 

>100 

5

- 

- 

5 

(64)

(57)

Other

1

(95)

(90)

-

- 

- 

2

100 

100 

(1)

>(100)

(100)














Influenza

33

>100 

>100 

-

- 

-

- 

33 

>100 

>100 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Fluarix, FluLaval

33

>100 

>100 

-

- 

-

- 

33 

>100 

>100 














Shingles

295

(9)

1 

237

(12)

- 

44

- 

2 

14 

27 

18 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Shingrix

295

(9)

1 

237

(12)

- 

44

- 

2 

14 

27 

18 














Established

Vaccines

758

21 

28 

239

78 

99 

157

(6)

(4)

362 

11 

16 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Infanrix, Pediarix

136

14 

24 

78

90 

>100 

27

(36)

(33)

31 

(14)

(8)

Boostrix

146

92 

>100 

66

94 

>100 

35

30 

33 

45 

>100 

>100 














Hepatitis

110

28 

38 

64

56 

76 

25

- 

4 

21 

5 

5 














Rotarix

132

3 

9 

26

53 

76 

27

(4)

- 

79 

(5)

(2)














Synflorix

97

(6)

(2)

-

- 

- 

9

(10)

(10)

88 

(5)

(1)














Priorix, Priorix Tetra,

  Varilrix

54

- 

6 

-

- 

- 

24

(11)

(7)

30 

11 

19 

Cervarix

36

6 

9 

-

- 

- 

7

40 

40 

29 

- 

3 

Other

47

68 

79 

5

>100 

>100 

3

- 

(33)

39 

63 

87 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Vaccines excluding

pandemic vaccines

1,311

16 

24 

585

31 

46 

297

3 

6 

429 

8 

14 














Pandemic vaccines

260

- 

- 

211

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

49 

- 

- 

Pandemic adjuvant

258

- 

- 

211

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

47 

- 

- 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Total Vaccines

1,571

39 

49 

796

78 

97 

297

3 

6 

478 

20 

26 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

 

 

Vaccines turnover - six months ended 30 June 2021

 


Total

US

Europe

International


-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------

-------------------------------------



Growth


Growth


Growth


Growth



-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


-----------------------


£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------














Meningitis

415

6 

12 

164

30 

41 

186

8 

9 

65

(31)

(22)


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Bexsero

299

10 

15 

91

12 

22 

174

12 

13 

34

(6)

11 

Menveo

98

26 

36 

73

62 

76 

9

(36)

(36)

16

(16)

(5)

Other

18

(57)

(57)

-

- 

- 

3

- 

- 

15

(62)

(62)














Influenza

51

42 

53 

- 

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

51

50 

62 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Fluarix, FluLaval

51

42 

53 

- 

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

51

50 

62 














Shingles

622

(36)

(31)

506

(42)

(36)

75

17 

17 

41

8 

5 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Shingrix

622

(36)

(31)

506

(42)

(36)

75

17 

17 

41

8 

5 














Established

Vaccines

1,447

(6)

(2)

420

(10)

(1)

343

(14)

(14)

684

1 

4 


--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Infanrix, Pediarix

272

(9)

(3)

142

10 

20 

67

(30)

(30)

63

(15)

(9)

Boostrix

240

28 

34 

109

18 

30 

71

15 

15 

60

76 

76 














Hepatitis

205

(31)

(27)

115

(32)

(25)

49

(39)

(38)

41

(18)

(16)














Rotarix

246

(12)

(8)

48

(17)

(9)

57

(3)

(2)

141

(13)

(10)














Synflorix

199

(12)

(10)

-

- 

- 

21

(28)

(28)

178

(10)

(8)














Priorix, Priorix Tetra,

  Varilrix

117

5 

9 

-

- 

- 

56

- 

2 

61

11 

16 

Cervarix

81

76 

78 

-