Company Announcements

3rd Quarter Results

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 4369Q
GlaxoSmithKline PLC
27 October 2021
 

 

Issued: Wednesday, 27 October 2021, London U.K.

 

GSK delivers strong Q3 sales of £9.1 billion +5% AER, +10% CER

Total EPS 23.3p -7% AER, +3% CER; Adjusted EPS 36.6p +3% AER, +10% CER

2021 full year EPS guidance improved

 

Highlights

 

Sales growth across Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare driven by strong commercial execution and underlying demand

 

 

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Pharmaceuticals £4.4 billion +5% AER, +10% CER with growth in New and Specialty medicines +24% CER; Respiratory +33% CER; Immuno-inflammation +32% CER ex-COVID-19 solutions; Oncology +34% CER; total HIV +8% CER

·

Vaccines £2.2 billion +7% AER, +13% CER with Shingrix £502 million +41% CER

·

COVID-19 solutions sales £209 million; Xevudy £114 million and pandemic adjuvant £94 million

·

Consumer Healthcare £2.5 billion +3% AER, +8% CER (+10% excluding divestments/brands under review)

 

 

Cost discipline supports delivery of EPS growth

 

 

·

Total Group operating margin 21.4%.  Total EPS 23.3p -7% AER, +3% CER

·

Adjusted Group operating margin 31.7%.  Adjusted EPS 36.6p +3% AER, +10% CER.  This included a contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions of approximately +5% AER, +5% CER in Q3 (+6% AER, +6% CER in the nine months)

·

Q3 net cash flow from operations £2.6 billion.  Free cash flow £1.2 billion

 

 

Continued momentum in R&D delivery and strengthening of pipeline

 

 

·

Additional regulatory indications approved for Nucala in respiratory and Jemperli in cancer

·

HIV progress with FDA priority review of cabotegravir for prevention of HIV (PDUFA action date 23 Jan 2022) and new collaboration on ultra long-acting integrase inhibitor

·

Positive Phase III data on daprodustat in anaemia due to chronic kidney disease to be presented at the American Society of Nephrology meeting in Nov 2021

·

COVID-19 solutions: approval in Japan for Xevudy and ongoing discussions with several governments  Phase III start with SK Bioscience for adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine

·

World Health Organization recommendation for broad roll-out of RTS,S malaria vaccine for children living in sub-Saharan Africa

 

 

Progress on demerger to create new world-leading Consumer Healthcare company in 2022

 

 

·

New UK Corporate Headquarters announced

·

Announcement expected of Chair Designate in Q4 2021

 

 

2021 EPS guidance improved and reconfirm 2022 outlook

 

 

·

Now expect 2021 Adjusted EPS to decline between -2% to -4% at CER excluding COVID-19 solutions, previously mid-to-high single digit decline

·

Now expect 2021 Adjusted EPS contribution from COVID-19 solutions of 7% to 9% at CER

·

Expectation for meaningful improvement in revenues and margins in 2022 reconfirmed

·

2022 outlook excludes any contribution from COVID-19 solutions

 

 

Dividend of 19p declared for Q3 2021.  Continue to expect 80p/share for 2021

 

 

Emma Walmsley, Chief Executive Officer, GSK said: "GSK has delivered another quarter of strong business performance, with double-digit sales growth in Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines, increased momentum in Consumer Healthcare, and continued discipline on costs. This has allowed us to improve our full-year guidance and, alongside the progress in strengthening our R&D pipeline, reinforces our confidence in the outlook for a step-change in growth and performance in 2022 and beyond. We also continue to make excellent progress towards unlocking the value of Consumer Healthcare through a successful demerger in mid-2022."

 

The Total results are presented in summary on page 2 and under 'Financial performance' on pages 11 and 25 and Adjusted results reconciliations are presented on pages 21, 22, 35 and 36.  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 9 and £% or AER% growth, CER% growth, free cash flow and other non-IFRS measures are defined on page 59, COVID-19 solutions are also defined on page 59.  GSK provides guidance on an Adjusted results basis only, for the reasons set out on page 9.  All expectations, guidance and targets regarding future performance and dividend payments should be read together with 'Outlook, assumptions and cautionary statements' on pages 60 and 61.

 

 

Q3 2021 results

 

Q3 2021

 

Growth

 

9 months 2021

 

Growth

 

£m

 

£%

 

CER%

 

£m

 

£%

 

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover

9,077 

 

 

10

 

24,587 

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating profit

1,938 

 

 

15

 

5,306 

 

(21)

 

(11)

Total earnings per share

23.3p

 

(7)

 

3

 

72.7p

 

(29)

 

(19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit

2,874 

 

 

16

 

6,913 

 

(2)

 

Adjusted earnings per share

36.6p

 

 

10

 

87.7p

 

(5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash from operating activities

2,562 

 

>100 

 

 

 

4,185 

 

(9)

 

 

Free cash flow

1,223 

 

>100 

 

 

 

1,536 

 

(33)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021 guidance

GSK now expects 2021 Adjusted EPS to decline by between -2% to -4% at CER, excluding any contribution from COVID-19 solutions.  This updated guidance represents an improvement to that previously given in July 2021 of an expected decline of mid to high-single digit percent Adjusted EPS at CER, excluding any contribution from COVID-19 solutions.

 

Over the remainder of 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 the demerger of Consumer Healthcare.  Assuming no significant deterioration in healthcare systems and consumer trends, we expect:

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Pharmaceutical revenue for 2021 to grow in low-single digits (previously flat to low-single digits) at CER.

·

Consumer Healthcare revenue for 2021 to grow low to mid-single digits at CER (excluding brands divested/under review) with above market growth.

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For our Vaccines business, as anticipated, we have faced significant disruption during 2021, given governments' prioritisation of COVID-19 vaccination programmes and measures to contain the pandemic.  This has impacted adult and adolescent immunisations, including Shingrix, notably in the US.  In Q3 2021, the surge in the delta variant delayed the expected second half recovery in Shingrix prescriptions particularly in the US retail channel.  This was more than offset by beneficial year-on-year wholesaler inventory comparisons and by growth in the US non-retail channel as well as encouraging sales outside the US from existing and new launch markets.  Although recent US prescription trends for Shingrix are encouraging, we now expect Vaccines revenue for 2021 to decline by mid-single digits (previously broadly flat) at CER with Shingrix sales for the full year anticipated to broadly match the-year-to date sales performance (-11% at CER) given the record quarterly sales comparison in Q4 2020.  We remain confident in the underlying demand and medium term prospects for Shingrix and our vaccines portfolio.

 

2021 COVID-19 solutions expectations

In the year to date, we had COVID-19 solution sales of £485 million including £352 million of pandemic adjuvant sales and £130 million of the treatment Xevudy.  The contribution to year-to-date Adjusted EPS was approximately 6%.  For the full year, we anticipate that COVID-19 solutions will contribute approximately 7% to 9% to Adjusted EPS (previously 4% to 6%) at CER.  This reflects the success of contracting for Xevudy with binding agreements signed to date for the sale of more than 420,000 doses and more than an additional 220,000 doses reserved through other agreements.  The precise Adjusted EPS contribution of COVID-19 solution sales within the 7% to 9% range depends on 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 60 and 61.  If exchange rates were to hold at the closing rates on 30 September 2021 ($1.34/£1, €1.16/£1 and Yen 151/£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 9%.

 

Results presentation

A webcast of the quarterly results presentation hosted by Emma Walmsley, GSK CEO, will be held at 2pm BST on 27 October 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 - Q3 2021

 

Turnover

Q3 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals

4,397

 

5

 

10

Vaccines

2,174

 

7

 

13

Consumer Healthcare

2,506

 

3

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group turnover

9,077

 

5

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group turnover was £9,077 million in the quarter, up 5% AER, 10% CER.  Sales of COVID-19 solutions contributed approximately 2 percentage points to total growth in the quarter.

 

Pharmaceutical turnover in the quarter was £4,397 million, up 5% AER, 10% CER.  The increase was driven by strong growth in New Specialty products, partly offset by a decline in the Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio.  Sales of Xevudy, the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, of £114 million contributed approximately 3 percentage points to total Pharmaceuticals growth in the quarter.

 

Vaccines turnover grew 7% AER, 13% CER to £2,174 million, primarily driven by higher Shingrix sales in the US and Europe and pandemic adjuvant sales.  Unfavourable US prior period returns and rebates adjustments reduced overall Vaccines growth by approximately 3 percentage points.  Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines grew 2% AER, 8% CER to £2,079 million.

 

Consumer Healthcare sales grew 3% AER, 8% CER to £2,506 million in the third quarter with minimal dilution from divestment given the completion of the portfolio rationalisation at the end of Q1 2021.  Sales excluding brands divested/under review grew 6% AER, 10% CER.  In the third quarter last year growth was adversely impacted by approximately 2 percentage points from the reversal of increased retailer stocking ahead of a systems cutover in North America.  Additionally increased sales ahead of the anticipated price increases in the US in October favourably impacted growth by approximately 1%. 

 

Operating profit

Total operating profit was £1,938 million in Q3 2021 compared with £1,858 million in Q3 2020.  The increase reflected lower restructuring and re-measurement charges on the contingent consideration liabilities offset by higher impairments.  Total operating margin was 21.4%.

 

Adjusted operating profit was £2,874 million, 8% higher than Q3 2021 at AER, 16% higher at CER on a turnover increase of 10% CER.  The adjusted operating margin was 31.7%, which is 0.8 percentage points higher at AER, and 1.5 percentage points higher on CER basis compared to Q3 2020.  The increase in Adjusted operating profit primarily reflected leverage of pandemic sales, strong growth in New and Specialty Products and favourable prior period RAR adjustments in Pharmaceuticals, continued tight control of ongoing costs and benefits from continued restructuring.  This was partially offset by increased investment in R&D, investment behind launches and an adverse comparator following a post-retirement restructuring benefit in Q3 2020.

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 23.3p, compared with 25.0p in Q3 2020.  This primarily reflected increased impairments and lower milestones and disposal income partly offset by lower restructuring and re-measurement charges.

 

Adjusted EPS was 36.6p, compared with 35.6p in Q3 2020, reflecting strong sales growth across all three businesses, partly offset by a higher effective tax rate and a higher non-controlling interest allocation of Consumer Healthcare profits. The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 5% AER, 5% CER.

 

Cash flow

The net cash inflow from operating activities for the quarter was £2,562 million (Q3 2020: £861 million) and free cash inflow was £1,223 million (Q3 2020: £180 million outflow).  The increase primarily reflected increased operating profit, decrease in inventory and trade receivables and favourable timing of taxes, returns and rebates compared to Q3 2020.

 

 

Operating performance - 9 months 2021

 

Turnover

9 months 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals

12,508

 

(1)

 

Vaccines

4,969

 

 

Consumer Healthcare

7,110

 

(7)

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group turnover

24,587

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group turnover was £24,587 million in the nine months, down 3% AER, but up 3% CER.  Sales of COVID-19 solutions contributed approximately 3 percentage points to total growth in the nine months.

 

Pharmaceutical turnover in the nine months was £12,508 million, down 1% AER but up 5% CER.  Sales of Xevudy, the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, of £130 million contributed approximately 1 percentage point to total Pharmaceuticals growth in the nine months.

 

Vaccines turnover was flat on AER basis but was up 5% CER to £4,969 million.  This was primarily driven by pandemic adjuvant sales, partially offset by the adverse impact of COVID-19 on Shingrix.  An unfavourable US prior period returns and rebates adjustment reduced Vaccines growth by approximately 3 percentage points.  Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines declined by 7% AER, 2% CER to £4,614 million.

 

Consumer Healthcare turnover declined 7% AER, 3% CER to £7,110 million.  Sales excluding brands divested/under review declined 3% AER but increased 2% CER.  The same period last year's growth included the benefit from the inclusion of the Pfizer portfolio and a particularly strong first quarter given the accelerated purchases.

 

Operating profit

Total operating profit was £5,306 million compared with £6,722 million in Q3 2020.  The decrease 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.  The total operating margin was 21.6%. 

 

The Adjusted operating profit was £6,913 million, 2% lower at AER, up 8% CER primarily reflecting the benefit from incremental pandemic sales, sales growth in Pharmaceuticals, tight cost control, favourable legal settlements and benefits from continued restructuring across the business. This was partly offset by lower non-pandemic Vaccines sales, primarily Shingrix, an adverse mix in Vaccines, higher supply chain costs, divestments in Consumer Healthcare and increased investment in R&D. The adjusted operating profit margin of 28.1% was 0.2 percentage points higher at AER and 1.4 percentage points higher at CER.  

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 72.7p, compared with 102.0p in 2020.  This primarily reflected an unfavourable comparison to the net profit on disposal in Q2 2020 of the Horlicks and other Consumer Healthcare brands partly offset by the related loss on sale of the shares in Hindustan Unilever, a tax credit in Q2 2021 in connection with enactment of an increase in the headline UK corporation tax rate, lower major restructuring costs and lower re-measurement charges on the contingent consideration liabilities.

 

Adjusted EPS was 87.7p compared with 92.6p in 2020, down 5% AER but up 5% CER, reflecting incremental pandemic adjuvant sales, sales increases in Pharmaceuticals, tight cost control and favourable legal settlements, lower interest costs and lower non-controlling interest allocation, partly offset by lower non-pandemic sales in Vaccines, primarily Shingrix, increased R&D investment and a higher effective tax rate. The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 6% AER, 6% CER.

 

 

Cash flow

Net cash inflow from operating activities was £4,185 million (2020: £4,586 million). The decrease primarily reflected adverse exchange impacts, increased inventory, increased trade receivables, adverse timing of returns and rebates, partly offset by improved operating profit at CER reduced tax payments including tax on disposals.  Free cash inflow was £1,536 million for the nine months (2020: £2,300 million).

 

 

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 will 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 Q2 2021 are listed below in chronological order.

 

Infectious diseases

 

Shingrix

·

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunisation Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously to recommend two doses of Shingrix for the prevention of shingles and its complications in adults 19 years of age and older who are or will be immunodeficient or immunosuppressed due to disease or therapy.

 

RTS, S malaria vaccine

·

The World Health Organization recommended a broader roll-out of the RTS,S/AS01e malaria vaccine to reduce childhood illness and deaths from malaria in children living in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with moderate to high malaria transmission.

 

GMMA Shigella candidate vaccine

·

Started a Phase I study of the quadrivalent Shigella candidate vaccine (GVGH), using the GMMA technology.

 

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) candidate vaccine

·

Started a Phase I/II study of the adjuvanted recombinant protein-based candidate vaccine against CMV.

 

Meningitis ABCWY next generation candidate vaccine

·

Started a Phase II study based on positive safety data in house from Phase I.

 

Menveo

·

Filed a regulatory submission with the FDA for a fully liquid version of Menveo which would eliminate the need for reconstitution and simplify vaccine preparation steps for healthcare practitioners.

 

HIV

 

Triumeq (abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine)

·

ViiV Healthcare submitted a FDA regulatory application for the first dispersible single-tablet regimen containing dolutegravir for children living with HIV.

 

Dovato (dolutegravir/lamivudine)

·

ViiV Healthcare presented three-year switch data for Dovato confirming long-term, non-inferior efficacy with no virologic failure versus continuation of TAF-based regimens of at least three drugs.

·

ViiV Healthcare presented data from a second Dovato switch study confirming non-inferior efficacy and no virologic failure versus a broad range of regimens of at least three drugs.

 

Cabotegravir (long-acting integrase inhibitor)

·

The FDA granted Priority Review to ViiV Healthcare's New Drug Application for cabotegravir long-acting for prevention of HIV.  A Prescription Drug User Fee Act action date has been set for 23 January 2022.

 

Cabenuva (cabotegravir/rilpivirine)

·

ViiV Healthcare shared data from the CUSTOMIZE study that showed that new long-acting HIV regimen Cabenuva has been successfully implemented in a broad range of US healthcare practices.

 

Collaborations

·

ViiV Healthcare announced an exclusive license agreement with Shionogi to develop a third-generation HIV integrase inhibitor with potential for ultra long-acting dosing intervals.

 

Oncology

 

Jemperli (dostarlimab-gxly)

·

Presented data from the Phase I GARNET study at the European Society for Medical Oncology Medical Conference held between 16-21 September 2021.  The presentation addressed the anti-tumour activity by tumour mutational burden in patients with recurrent or advanced endometrial cancer in addition to treatment-related adverse events that occurred during the study.

·

The FDA granted accelerated approval for Jemperli in adult patients with mismatch repair-deficient (dMMR) recurrent or advanced solid tumours.

 

Bintrafusp alfa (TGF beta trap/PD-1 agonist)

·

As noted previously, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany announced the termination of our agreement on bintrafusp alfa.

 

Blenrep (belantamab mafodotin)

·

Announced the decision to initiate an expansion cohort based on encouraging preliminary data observed in the dose finding phase of the nirogacestat DREAMM-5 sub-study.

 

Immunology/Respiratory

 

AL001 and AL101 (progranulin-elevating monoclonal antibodies)

·

Alector announced first patient dosed in a Phase II study evaluating AL001 in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

·

Alector presented 12-month results from the INFRONT-2 Phase II open-label clinical study of AL001 for the treatment of symptomatic frontotemporal dementia patients with a progranulin mutation at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, 26-30 July 2021.

 

Nucala (mepolizumab)

·

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Human Medicinal Products issued positive opinions recommending the approval of Nucala in three additional eosinophillic-driven diseases; hypereosinophilic syndrome; eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis; and chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

·

The FDA approved Nucala for use in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

 

GSK1070806 (IL18 neutralising antibody)

·

Started a Phase Ib study investigating our IL-18 neutralising antibody in atopic dermatitis.

 

Benlysta (belimumab)

·

The BLISS-BELIEVE study, assessing the incremental contribution of rituximab to Benlysta in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), showed that the addition of a single cycle of rituximab did not enhance Benlysta's efficacy, but did provide further evidence of the efficacy of Benlysta alone or in combination with standard of care in SLE patients.

 

Opportunity driven

 

Linerixibat (IBAT inhibitor)

·

Progressed linerixibat into a Phase III study for cholestatic pruritus in primary biliary cholangitis.

 

COVID-19

 

Xevudy (sotrovimab, VIR-7831/GSK4182136)

·

Received binding agreements for the sale of more than 420,000 doses worldwide, including a portion of those procured by the US Government.  In addition, in excess of 220,000 doses have been reserved through other agreements.

·

Granted conditional or provisional marketing authorisation in Australia, Japan and Saudi Arabia, and been granted emergency or temporary authorisation in Brazil, Canada, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States and several other countries.

 

Otilimab (anti-GM-CSF monoclonal antibody)

·

The increasing evidence that Xevudy plays an important role as a treatment for mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in high-risk adult and paediatric patients and the decision to generate more data on this medicine given the continued evolution of the pandemic, has led to the decision not to further explore otilimab as a potential treatment for severe pulmonary COVID-19 related disease in patients 70 years and older.  The Phase III contRAst programme investigating otilimab for rheumatoid arthritis continues as planned with pivotal data anticipated in H2 2022.

 

Vaccine collaborations

·

Announced positive Phase I results from the SK Biosciences COVID-19 collaboration and start of the Phase II and Phase III studies.

·

CureVac and GSK published pre-clinical data on the second-generation mRNA technology, which demonstrated an improved immune response compared to CureVac's first-generation mRNA COVID-19 therapy.  Data demonstrated high protective efficacy of the second-generation mRNA lead candidate, CV2CoV, in animal models in a SARS-CoV-2 challenge study.  In parallel to the work on the second-generation mRNA vaccine technology, GSK and CureVac will accelerate efforts to progress the development of modified mRNA vaccine constructs.

 

 

Contents

Page

 

 

Total and Adjusted results

9

Financial performance - Q3 2021

11

Financial performance - nine months ended 30 September 2021

25

Cash generation

40

Returns to shareholders

41

 

 

Income statements

43

Statement of comprehensive income - three months ended 30 September 2021

44

Statement of comprehensive income - nine months ended 30 September 2021

45

Pharmaceuticals turnover - three months ended 30 September 2021

46

Pharmaceuticals turnover - nine months ended 30 September 2021

47

Vaccines turnover - three months ended 30 September 2021

48

Vaccines turnover - nine months ended 30 September 2021

49

Balance sheet

50

Statement of changes in equity

51

Cash flow statement - nine months ended 30 September 2021

52

Segment information

53

Legal matters

55

Additional information

56

Reconciliation of cash flow to movements in net debt

58

Net debt analysis

58

Free cash flow reconciliation

58

Reporting definitions

59

Outlook, assumptions and cautionary statements

60

Independent review report

62

 

 

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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 59.

 

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 to the income statement of £325 million in Q2 2021.  Due to the magnitude, GSK has reported this credit as an Adjusting item in the nine months ending 30 September 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 21, 22, 35 and 36.

 

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 September 2021, the liability, which is discounted at 8.0%, stood at £5,242 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 the nine months to September 2021 were £615 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 - Q3 2021

 

Total results

 

The Total results for the Group are set out below.

 

 

Q3 2021

£m

 

Q3 2020

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover

9,077 

 

8,646 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(2,889)

 

(2,885)

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

6,188 

 

5,761 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration

(2,646)

 

(2,669)

 

(1)

 

4

Research and development

(1,490)

 

(1,140)

 

31 

 

34

Royalty income

116 

 

85 

 

36 

 

40

Other operating income/(expense)

(230)

 

(179)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

1,938 

 

1,858 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

7 

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(200)

 

(195)

 

 

 

 

Share of after tax profits of

  associates and joint ventures

3 

 

11 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before taxation

1,748 

 

1,671 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

(380)

 

(241)

 

 

 

 

Tax rate %

21.7%

 

14.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after taxation

1,368 

 

1,430 

 

(4)

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to non-controlling

  interests

200 

 

186 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to shareholders

1,168 

 

1,244 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,368 

 

1,430 

 

(4)

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

23.3p

 

25.0p

 

(7)

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted results

 

The Adjusted results for the Group are set out below.  Reconciliations between Total results and Adjusted results for Q3 2021 and Q3 2020 are set out on pages 21 and 22.

 

 

Q3 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

% of

turnover

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover

9,077 

 

100 

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(2,646)

 

(29.2)

 

4 

 

7 

Selling, general and administration

(2,504)

 

(27.6)

 

1 

 

7 

Research and development

(1,169)

 

(12.9)

 

11 

 

15 

Royalty income

116 

 

1.4 

 

36 

 

40 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit

2,874 

 

31.7 

 

 

16 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted profit before tax

2,685 

 

 

 

8 

 

16 

Adjusted profit after tax

2,131 

 

 

 

3 

 

11 

Adjusted profit attributable to shareholders

1,835 

 

 

 

3 

 

11 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings per share

36.6p

 

 

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit by business

Q3 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

% of

turnover

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals

2,131 

 

48.5 

 

10 

 

17 

Pharmaceuticals R&D*

(838)

 

 

 

 

12 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Pharmaceuticals

1,293 

 

29.4 

 

10 

 

21 

Vaccines

1,033 

 

47.5 

 

15 

 

22 

Consumer Healthcare

648 

 

25.9 

 

20 

 

28 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,974 

 

32.8 

 

14 

 

23 

Corporate and other unallocated costs

(100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit

2,874 

 

31.7 

 

8 

 

16 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

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

 

 

Q3 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respiratory

741

 

27 

 

33 

HIV

1,251

 

 

Immuno-inflammation

241

 

25 

 

32 

Pandemic

114

 

 

Oncology

128

 

29 

 

34 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New and Specialty

2,475

 

18 

 

24 

Established Pharmaceuticals

1,922

 

(8)

 

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,397

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

2,068

 

 

14 

Europe

953

 

(2)

 

International

1,376

 

 

12 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,397

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover in the quarter was £4,397 million, up 5% AER, 10% CER, driven by strong growth in New and Specialty products, partly offset by decline in the Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio.  Sales of Xevudy, the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, of £114 million contributed approximately 3 percentage points to total Pharmaceuticals growth in the quarter.

 

New and Specialty sales of £2,475 million grew 18% AER, 24% CER, with ongoing growth from Respiratory, Oncology, Immuno-Inflammation and HIV.  Favourable prior period RAR adjustments, including the impact of lower than expected Medicaid usage on a number of products, contributed approximately 2 percentage points to New and Specialty products growth and also to total Pharmaceuticals growth. 

 

Respiratory sales were up 27% AER, 33% CER, to £741 million, on growth of Trelegy and Nucala, and the Oncology and Immuno-inflammation portfolios continued to show double digit growth.  HIV sales grew 3% AER, 8% CER, to £1,251 million, with growth of Dovato exceeding the decrease in Tivicay and Triumeq.  Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals declined 8% AER, 4% CER to £1,922 million.

 

In the US, sales grew 8% AER, 14% CER on continued growth of Nucala, Trelegy, Benlysta and Dovato.  Established Products declined 10% AER, 5% CER, with the impact of generic competition partly offset by strong demand for Established Respiratory products in the COVID-19 environment, and a favourable prior period RAR adjustment.

 

In Europe, sales declined 2% AER and grew 2% CER, with double digit growth of Trelegy, Nucala, Anoro, Benlysta and Zejula.  HIV Dovato growth exceeded decreases in Tivicay and Triumeq.  The Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio declined 12% AER, 9% CER, impacted by generic competition including Seretide, Duodart and Volibris.

 

International sales grew 6% AER, 12% CER, including £97 million sales of Xevudy, which contributed approximately 8 percentage points of growth.  Underlying growth from Respiratory, Dovato, Tivicay tenders and Benlysta.  Established Pharmaceuticals declined 6% AER, flat at CER with less impact in the quarter from a suppressed antibiotics market and generic competition in Japan.

 

Respiratory

Total Respiratory sales of £741 million were up 27% AER, 33% CER, with growth from Trelegy and Nucala in all regions.  International Respiratory sales grew 31% AER, 39% CER including Nucala, up 23% AER, 30% CER, and Trelegy up 73% AER, 85% CER.  In Europe, Respiratory grew 12% AER, 17% CER with double digit CER growth of Anoro, Trelegy and Nucala.  In the US, Respiratory grew 31% AER, 38% CER, driven by Trelegy and Nucala and the impact of a prior period RAR adjustment.

 

Sales of Nucala were £285 million in the quarter and grew 14% AER, 20% CER, with consistent, strong growth across all three regions.  US sales were up 13% AER, 19% CER to £169 million including impact of nasal polyps indication launch in the quarter.  International sales of £53 million grew 23% AER, 30% CER including strong growth of at home application in the Japanese market.  Europe sales of £63 million grew 7% AER, 12% CER.

 

Trelegy sales were up 68% AER, 77% CER to £326 million driven by growth in all regions.  In the US, sales growth of 82% AER, 92% CER includes the asthma indication approved and launched in Q3 2020.  In Europe, sales grew 24% AER, 26% CER and in International, where Trelegy asthma was approved in Japan in Q4 2020, sales grew 73% AER, 85% CER to £45 million.

 

HIV

HIV sales were £1,251 million with growth of 3% AER, 8% CER in the quarter.  Q3 2021 growth was driven by our new HIV products Dovato, Juluca, Rukobia and Cabenuva, favourable US wholesaler purchasing patterns and International tenders. 

 

Triumeq sales were £504 million, down 13% AER, 8% CER and Tivicay sales were £352 million, down 7% AER, 2% CER.  New HIV products Dovato, Juluca, Rukobia and Cabenuva delivered sales of £363 million representing 29% of the total HIV portfolio.  Sales of the two drug regimens Dovato and Juluca were £208 million and £130 million respectively with combined growth of 52% AER, 59% CER.  Rukobia sales were £13 million.  Cabenuva, the first long-acting injectable, recorded sales of £12 million.

 

In the US, total sales were £782 million with growth of 4% AER, 10% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £231 million, including: Dovato £110 million, with growth of 96% AER and more than double CER, Juluca £99 million, with growth of 4% AER, 9% CER, Rukobia £12 million and Cabenuva £10 million.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £538 million decreasing 9% AER, 3% CER.  In Europe, total sales were £297 million flat at AER, but grew 5% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £113 million, including: Dovato £82 million, with growth of more than double AER and more than double CER and Juluca £28 million, with growth of 17% AER, 21% CER.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £177 million decreasing 20% AER, 17% CER.

 

Oncology

Sales of Zejula, the PARP inhibitor treatment for ovarian cancer, were £101 million in the quarter, up 10% AER, 15% CER, but impacted by lower diagnosis rates particularly in the US.  Sales included £56 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 £25 million in the quarter.

 

Immuno-inflammation

Immuno-inflammation sales of £241 million grew 25% AER, 32% CER on Benlysta sales up 28% AER, 35% CER to £238 million in the quarter, including the impact of lupus nephritis launches in US and Japan in H2 2020. 

 

Pandemic Sales

Sales of Xevudy, the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19 patients at risk of hospitalisation were £114 million in the quarter.  This contributed 3 percentage points of growth to total Pharmaceutical sales in the quarter, and 8 percentage points to International, which reported £97 million of Xevudy sales.

 

Established Pharmaceuticals

Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals in the quarter were £1,922 million, down 8% AER, 4% CER.

 

Established Respiratory products declined 7% AER, 3% CER to £1,036 million.  This reflects the ongoing impact of generic competition to Advair/Seretide in all regions, partly offset by approximately 2 percentage points benefit of a prior period RAR adjustment in the quarter.

 

The remainder of the Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio declined by 10% AER, 5% CER to £886 million with ongoing generic impacts on products including Volibris and Avodart/Duodart in Europe, offset by some recovery in demand for antibiotics previously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

Vaccines turnover

 

 

Q3 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meningitis

352

 

(3)

 

Influenza

384

 

(14)

 

(8)

Shingles

502

 

34 

 

41 

Established Vaccines

841

 

(1)

 

4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,079

 

 

Pandemic Vaccines

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Vaccines

2,174

 

 

13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

1,322

 

15 

 

22 

Europe

380

 

(1)

 

International

472

 

(5)

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,174

 

 

13 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccines turnover grew 7% AER, 13% CER to £2,174 million, primarily driven by higher Shingrix sales in the US and Europe and pandemic adjuvant sales.  Unfavorable US prior period returns and rebates adjustments reduced overall Vaccines growth by approximately 3 percentage points.

 

Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines grew 2% AER, 8% CER to £2,079 million.

 

Higher demand in the US for paediatric and adolescent vaccination reflects the return to a normal back-to-school season, partial catch up of prior period missed vaccinations and favourable CDC purchasing patterns.

 

Meningitis

Meningitis sales declined by 3% AER but grew 3% CER to £352 million.  Bexsero sales grew 2% AER, 9% CER to £224 million and Menveo sales were up 21% AER, 30% CER to £126 million primarily driven by higher demand and share in the US, partially offset by unfavorable prior period return and rebates movements for Bexsero.

 

Influenza

Fluarix/FluLaval sales declined by 14% AER, 8% CER, to £384 million as a result of an unfavorable prior period return and rebates movements in the US which had an impact of 7 percentage points on growth and phasing in Europe. 

 

Shingles

Shingrix grew 34% AER, 41% CER to £502 million driven by sales in the US, launches in the UK, Spain and Italy and higher demand in Germany.  In the US, retail prescription growth in the quarter was negatively impacted by outbreaks of the delta variant of COVID-19.  However, overall US sales increased as a result of growth in non-retail prescriptions together with favourable wholesaler channel inventory movements, reflecting both a reduction in wholesaler inventory in Q3 2020 and a rebuild in wholesaler inventory in Q3 2021.

 

Established Vaccines

Hepatitis vaccines sales were up 3% AER, 8% CER to £142 million, largely driven by favourable US demand.

 

Sales of DTPa-containing vaccines (Infanrix, Pediarix and Boostrix) grew 1% AER, 6% CER.  Infanrix/Pediarix sales declined 1% AER but were up 4% CER to £156 million, reflecting US demand partly offset by a change for the dosing schedule in Germany and tender volume in Europe.  Boostrix sales grew 2% AER, 9% CER to £167 million driven by higher demand and share in the US.

 

Rotarix sales were up 16% AER, 22% CER to £153 million, reflecting demand recovery in International and in the US.

 

Synflorix sales declined by 20% AER, 17% CER to £66 million, primarily due to lower tender demand in International.

 

MMRV vaccines sales grew 24% AER, 28% CER to £89 million, driven by improved supply in International.

 

Pandemic Vaccines

Pandemic vaccines sales of £95 million included £94 million of pandemic adjuvant sales for contracted volumes to the US and Canadian governments.

 

 

Consumer Healthcare turnover

 

 

 

 

Q3 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oral health

 

 

702

 

 

Pain relief

 

 

587

 

 

13 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

 

 

406

 

15 

 

19 

Respiratory health

 

 

328

 

12 

 

16 

Digestive health and other

 

 

448

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,471

 

 

10 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brands divested/under review

 

 

35

 

(56)

 

(55)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

 

 

830

 

 

12 

Europe

 

 

637

 

(3)

 

International

 

 

1,039

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Healthcare sales grew 3% AER, 8% CER to £2,506 million in the third quarter with minimal dilution from divestments given the completion of the portfolio rationalisation at the end of Q1 2021.

 

Sales excluding brands divested/under review grew 6% AER, 10% CER.  This includes a favourable comparison to the third quarter last year which was adversely impacted by approximately 2 percentage points from the reversal of increased retailer stocking ahead of a systems cutover in North America.  Additionally increased sales ahead of the anticipated price increases in the US in October favourably impacted growth by approximately 1%.  Improved capacity in Vitamins, minerals and supplements allowed retailers to increase stock levels to more normal levels to meet consumer demand, this category has been particularly volatile through the pandemic.

 

International sales excluding brands divested/under review grew double digit on a CER basis with strong performance in emerging markets such as China, Middle East and Africa.  European sales excluding brands divested/under review grew by mid-single digit on a CER basis.  US sales grew by double digits on a CER basis.

 

Oral health

Oral health sales were £702 million, flat at AER, up 5% CER.  Sensodyne delivered high single digit growth reflecting underlying brand strength, with some advance purchasing ahead of the US price increase and double-digit growth in China and high single digit growth in India.  Gum health delivered mid-single digit growth, Denture care was flat due to competitive pressure and market conditions. 

 

Pain relief

Pain relief sales increased 9% AER, 13% CER to £587 million.  The growth was helped by favourable comparatives last year due to weakness in Advil in the US last year and the destocking as a result of the US systems cutover.  Panadol, Advil and Excedrin in particular grew strong double digits in the current quarter reflecting improved performance, advance purchasing ahead of the anticipated price increase in the US and supported by favourable comparatives.  Voltaren decreased low single digit following the expected short term decline in the US after the introduction of private label earlier this year.  This followed the successful Rx to OTC switch in May last year and more than offset strong growth in Germany and the UK.

 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

Vitamins, minerals and supplements sales increased 15% AER, 19% CER to £406 million, continuing the double digit growth on a pro-forma basis in Q3 2020.  Centrum and Emergen C both grew strong double digits driven by successful innovation, improved capacity in the US that allowed restocking for retailers and continued consumer focus on health and wellness.  Caltrate grew by low-single digit against the comparative in Q3 2020 of double digit growth.

 

Respiratory health

Respiratory health sales increased 12% AER, 16% CER to £328 million helped by a favourable comparator in Q3 2020 when sales declined.  Otrivin, Flonase and Theraflu all grew double digits helped by favourable comparatives in Q3 2020.  Robitussin grew low single digits.  Retail sell-in for seasonal cold, flu and nasal products in Q3 2021 improved on last year although still below 2019 levels. 

 

Digestive health and other

Digestive health and other brands sales declined 2% AER but grew 3% CER to £448 million.  Digestive health brands were up mid-single digit continuing the strong growth seen in Q3 2020 with particularly strong growth in Tums.  Skin health brands were also up mid-single digit and ChapStick grew double digits, helped by favourable comparatives and advance purchasing ahead of the price increases in the US.  Smokers' health brands grew by low-single digits.

 

 

Operating performance

 

Cost of sales

Total cost of sales as a percentage of turnover was 31.8%, 1.5 percentage points lower at AER and 2.2 percentage points lower in CER terms compared with Q3 2020.  This included a reduction in write-downs in manufacturing sites. 

 

Excluding these and other Adjusting items, Adjusted cost of sales as a percentage of turnover was 29.2%, 0.2 percentage points lower at AER and 0.8 percentage points lower at CER compared with Q3 2020.  This reflected a favourable mix in Vaccines, primarily due to the growth in Shingrix in the US and pandemic adjuvants, as well as reduced supply chain costs in Pharmaceuticals arising from restructuring savings, partly offset by adverse mix in Pharmaceuticals.

 

Selling, general and administration

Total SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 29.2%, 1.7 percentage points lower at both AER and CER compared with Q3 2020.

 

Excluding Adjusting items, Adjusted SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 27.6%, 1.1 percentage points lower at AER than in Q3 2020 and 1.0 percentage points lower on a CER basis.  Adjusted SG&A costs increased 1% AER and 7% CER which reflected an adverse comparison to a one-off benefit from restructuring of post-retirement benefits in Q3 2020 and increased investment for launches in Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines compared to reduced spend in Q3 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 Consumer Healthcare and support functions.

 

Research and development

Total R&D expenditure was £1,490 million (16.4% of turnover), up 31% AER, and up 34% CER, including an increase in impairment charges primarily related to bintrafusp alfa.  Adjusted R&D expenditure was £1,169 million (12.9% of turnover), 11% higher at AER, 15% higher at CER than in Q3 2020.

 

Pharmaceuticals R&D expenditure was £869 million, up 8% AER, up 11% CER, reflecting increases in the Specialty and Oncology portfolios.  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.

 

The growth in the Specialty portfolio excluding Oncology investment was driven primarily by our two otilimab programmes for COVID-19 treatment and rheumatoid arthritis and in bepirovirsen, our HBV antisense oligonucleotide programme and depemokimab, our anti-IL5 for asthma, partly offset by reduced spend on daprodustat which is expected to file in Q1 2022.  There has also been an increase in spend in our early stage research portfolio reflecting the business returning to normal levels of activity following the impact of COVID-19 in 2020.  In Oncology there is increased investment from the progression of Zejula, Jemperli and Blenrep as well as increased spend on bintrafusp alfa, reflecting recognition of the costs required to terminate the programme.  The increased spend in Oncology also reflects the benefit in Q3 2020 from recognition of pre-launch inventory following the successful approval of Blenrep for the treatment of multiple myeloma.  These increases in Oncology were partly offset by a reduction in spend on feladilimab following the decision to terminate the programme in April.

 

R&D expenditure in Vaccines was £245 million, up 40% AER, 46% 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 £55 million.

 

Royalty income

Royalty income was £116 million (Q3 2020: £85 million), up 36% AER and up 40% at CER, primarily reflecting increased royalties on sales of Gardasil.

 

Other operating income/(expense)

Net other operating expense of £230 million (Q3 2020: £179 million) primarily reflected accounting charges of £281 million (Q3 2020: £395 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 £239 million (Q3 2020: £339 million) for the contingent consideration liability due to Shionogi, as a result of the unwinding of the discount for £94 million and a charge for £145 million primarily from updated exchange rate assumptions.  This was partly offset by fair value gains on investments and a number of asset disposals.

 

Operating profit

Total operating profit was £1,938 million in Q3 2021 compared with £1,858 million in Q3 2020.  This reflected lower restructuring and re-measurement charges on the contingent consideration liabilities offset by higher impairments.

 

Excluding these and other Adjusting items, Adjusted operating profit was £2,874 million, 8% higher than Q3 2020 at AER, 16% higher at CER on a turnover increase of 10% CER.  The Adjusted operating margin of 31.7% was 0.8 percentage points higher at AER, and 1.5 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in Q3 2020.

 

The increase in Adjusted operating profit primarily reflected leverage from strong growth across all three businesses including increased demand for Shingrix, £209 million of pandemic sales (Xevudy £114 million, Pandemic adjuvant £94 million), strong growth in New and Specialty Products 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 in R&D, increased investment behind launches and an adverse comparison to a one-off benefit from restructuring of post-retirement benefits in Q3 2020.

 

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 Q3 2021 amounted to £205 million (Q3 2020: £209 million).  This included cash payments made to Shionogi of £196 million (Q3 2020: £203 million).

 

Adjusted operating profit by business

Pharmaceuticals operating profit was £1,293 million, up 10% AER, and 21% CER on a turnover increase of 10% CER.  The operating margin of 29.4% was 1.4 percentage points higher at AER than in Q3 2020 and 2.6 percentage points higher on a CER basis.  This primarily reflected positive leverage from strong growth in New and Specialty products 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 £1,033 million, 15% higher than Q3 2020 at AER, and 22% higher at CER on a turnover increase of 13% CER.  The operating margin of 47.5% was 3.3 percentage points higher at AER than in Q3 2020 and 3.6 percentage points higher on a CER basis.  This was primarily driven by positive operating leverage from sales growth with favourable mix, as well as higher royalty income.  This was partly offset by higher R&D spend to support key strategic priorities.

 

Consumer Healthcare operating profit was £648 million, up 20% AER but up 28% CER on a turnover increase of 8% CER.  The operating margin of 25.9% was 3.5 percentage point higher at AER and 4.2 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in Q3 2020.  The margin increase at CER reflected incremental synergy benefits from the Pfizer Joint Venture integration, price increases, favourable sales mix and leverage from volume growth partially offset by the impact of divestments (1.2 percentage points), increased advertising and promotion investment as well as incremental supply chain costs, including commodities and freight.

 

Net finance costs

Total net finance costs were £193 million compared with £198 million in Q3 2020.  Adjusted net finance costs were £192 million compared with £197 million in Q3 2020.  The decrease primarily a reduction in fair value expense on interest rate swaps partly offset by increased 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 £3 million (Q3 2020: £11 million). 

 

Taxation

The charge of £380 million represented an effective tax rate on Total results of 21.7% (Q3 2020: 14.4%) and reflected the different tax effects of the various Adjusting items.  Tax on Adjusted profit amounted to £554 million and represented an effective Adjusted tax rate of 20.6% (Q3 2020: 16.8%).

 

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 £200 million (Q3 2020: £186 million).  The increase was primarily due to an increased allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £118 million (Q3 2020: £114 million) and an increased allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £69 million (Q3 2020: £62 million), including reduced credits for re-measurement of contingent consideration liabilities.

 

The allocation of Adjusted earnings to non-controlling interests amounted to £296 million (Q3 2020: £287 million).  The increase in allocation primarily reflected an increased allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £161 million (Q3 2020: £147 million) partly offset by a reduced allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £122 million (Q3 2020: £130 million).

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 23.3p, compared with 25.0p in Q3 2020.  This primarily reflected increased impairments and lower milestone and disposal income partly offset by lower restructuring and re-measurement charges. 

 

Adjusted EPS was 36.6p compared with 35.6p in Q3 2020, up 3% AER and 10% CER, on a 16% CER increase in Adjusted operating profit reflecting strong sales growth across all three businesses, partly offset by a higher effective tax rate and a higher non-controlling interest allocation of Consumer Healthcare profits.  The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 5% AER, 5% CER.

 

Currency impact on Q3 2021 results

The results for Q3 2021 are based on average exchange rates, principally £1/$1.37, £1/€1.16 and £1/Yen 151.  Comparative exchange rates are given on page 56.  The period-end exchange rates were £1/$1.34, £1/€1.16 and £1/Yen 151.

 

In the quarter, turnover increased 5% AER, 10% CER.  Total EPS was 23.3p compared with 25.0p in Q3 2020.  Adjusted EPS was 36.6p compared with 35.6p in Q3 2020, up 3% AER and 10% CER.  The adverse currency impact primarily reflected the strengthening in Sterling, particularly against the US as well as Euro and Yen.  Exchange gains or losses on the settlement of intercompany transactions had a 1 percentage point positive impact on the negative currency impact of seven percentage points on Adjusted EPS.

 

 

Adjusting items

The reconciliations between Total results and Adjusted results for Q3 2021 and Q3 2020 are set out below.

 

Three months ended 30 September 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

9,077 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,077 

Cost of sales

(2,889)

176 

3 

57 

7 

 

 

(2,646)

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gross profit

6,188 

176 

3 

57 

7 

 

 

6,431 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and

  administration

(2,646)

 

 

53 

 

14 

75 

(2,504)

Research and

  Development

(1,490)

25 

272 

22 

 

2 

 

(1,169)

Royalty income

116 

 

 

 

 

 

 

116 

Other operating

  income/(expense)

(230)

 

 

(1)

283 

(52)

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Operating profit

1,938 

201 

275 

131 

290 

(36)

75 

2,874 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net finance costs

(193)

 

 

 

 

1 

 

(192)

Share of after tax profits

  of associates and joint

  ventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit before taxation

1,748 

201 

275 

131 

290 

(35)

75 

2,685 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

(380)

(33)

(66)

(28)

(37)

6 

(16)

(554)

Tax rate %

21.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.6%

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit after taxation

1,368 

168 

209 

103 

253 

(29)

59 

2,131 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

200 

 

 

 

96 

 

 

296 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to

  shareholders

1,168 

168 

209 

103 

157 

(29)

59 

1,835 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

23.3p

3.4p

4.1p

2.1p

3.1p

(0.6)p

1.2p

36.6p

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average

  number of shares

  (millions)

5,007 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,007 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Three months ended 30 September 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

8,646 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,646 

Cost of sales

(2,885)

178 

1 

163 

3 

 

 

(2,540)

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gross profit

5,761 

178 

1 

163 

3 

 

 

6,106 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and

  administration

(2,669)

 

 

160 

(5)

12 

25 

(2,477)

Research and

  development

(1,140)

16 

60 

14 

 

1 

 

(1,049)

Royalty income

85 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85 

Other operating

  (expense)/income

(179)

 

 

(1)

391 

(211)

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Operating profit

1,858 

194 

61 

336 

389 

(198)

25 

2,665 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net finance costs

(198)

 

 

1 

 

 

 

(197)

Share of after tax profits

  of associates and joint

  ventures

11 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit before taxation

1,671 

194 

61 

337 

389 

(198)

25 

2,479 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

(241)

(37)

(11)

(89)

(72)

38 

(5)

(417)

Tax rate %

14.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.8%

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit after taxation

1,430 

157 

50 

248 

317 

(160)

20 

2,062 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

186 

 

 

 

101 

 

 

287 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to

  shareholders

1,244 

157 

50 

248 

216 

(160)

20 

1,775 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

25.0p

3.1p

1.0p

5.0p

4.3p

(3.2)p

0.4p

35.6p

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average

  number of shares

  (millions)

4,980 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,980 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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 Q3 2021 were £131 million (Q3 2020: £336 million), analysed as follows:

 

 

Q3 2021

 

Q3 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

£m

 

Non-cash

£m

 

Total

£m

 

Cash

£m

 

Non-cash

£m

 

Total

£m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 major restructuring

  programme (incl. Tesaro)

(2)

 

7 

 

5 

 

19 

 

25 

 

44 

Consumer Healthcare Joint

  Venture integration

  programme

31 

 

2 

 

33 

 

106 

 

 

113 

Separation Preparation

  restructuring programme

69 

 

19 

 

88 

 

73 

 

109 

 

182 

Combined restructuring and

  integration programme

1 

 

4 

 

5 

 

13 

 

(16)

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

99 

 

32 

 

131 

 

211 

 

125 

 

336 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash charges of £69 million under the Separation Preparation programme primarily arose from restructuring of some administrative functions, central manufacturing functions as well as commercial pharmaceuticals and R&D functions.  Non-cash charge of £19 million primarily related to a write-down of assets in R&D sites.

 

Cash charges of £31 million on the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture programme primarily related to severance and integration costs. 

 

Total cash payments made in Q3 2021 were £164 million (Q3 2020: £212 million), £108 million (Q3 2020: £50 million) relating to the Separation Preparation restructuring programme, a further £33 million (Q3 2020: £89 million) relating to the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration programme, £16 million (Q3 2020: £45 million) under the 2018 major restructuring programme including the settlement of certain charges accrued in previous quarters and £7 million (Q3 2020: £28 million) for the existing Combined restructuring and integration programme.

 

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

 

 

Q3 2021

£m

 

Q3 2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals

55

 

146

Vaccines

10

 

7

Consumer Healthcare

35

 

124

 

100

 

277

Corporate and central functions

31

 

59

 

 

 

 

Total Major restructuring costs

131

 

336

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Q3 2021

£m

 

Q3 2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

57 

 

163 

Selling, general and administration

53 

 

160 

Research and development

22 

 

14 

Other operating expenses

(1)

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

Total Major restructuring costs

131 

 

336 

 

 

 

 

 

The benefit in the quarter from restructuring programmes was £0.1 billion, with contributions from the Separation Preparation restructuring programme, Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration and the 2018 major restructuring programme.

 

Transaction-related adjustments

Transaction-related adjustments resulted in a net charge of £290 million (Q3 2020: £389 million).  This included a net £281 million (Q3 2020: £395 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)

Q3 2021

£m

 

Q3 2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Contingent consideration on former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture

  (including Shionogi preferential dividends)

239 

 

339 

ViiV Healthcare put options and Pfizer preferential dividends

37 

 

(101)

Contingent consideration on former Novartis Vaccines business

5 

 

157 

Other adjustments

9 

 

(6)

 

 

 

 

Total transaction-related charges

290 

 

389 

 

 

 

 

 

The £239 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 £94 million and a charge of £145 million primarily from updated exchange rate assumptions.  The £37 million charge relating to the ViiV Healthcare put option and Pfizer preferential dividends represented an increase in the valuation of the put option primarily as a result of increased cash 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 September 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 10.

 

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.  There was a charge of £1 million (Q3 2020: £nil) for significant legal matters arising in the quarter.  Significant legal cash payments were £2 million (Q3 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 £75 million (Q3 2020: £25 million).

 

 

Financial performance - nine months 2021

 

Total results

 

The Total results for the Group are set out below.

 

 

9 months 2021

£m

 

9 months 2020

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover

24,587 

 

25,360 

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(7,923)

 

(8,533)

 

(7)

 

(5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

16,664 

 

16,827 

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration

(7,715)

 

(8,294)

 

(7)

 

(3)

Research and development

(3,830)

 

(3,628)

 

 

10 

Royalty income

284 

 

227 

 

25 

 

26 

Other operating income/(expense)

(97)

 

1,590 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

5,306 

 

6,722 

 

(21)

 

(11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

24 

 

39 

 

 

 

 

Finance expense

(593)

 

(653)

 

 

 

 

Loss on disposal of interests in associates

(36)

 

 

 

 

 

Share of after tax profits of

  associates and joint ventures

35 

 

39 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before taxation

4,736 

 

6,147 

 

(23)

 

(12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

(570)

 

(598)

 

 

 

 

Tax rate %

12.0%

 

9.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit after taxation

4,166 

 

5,549 

 

(25)

 

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to non-controlling

  interests

530 

 

477 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to shareholders

3,636 

 

5,072 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,166 

 

5,549 

 

(25)

 

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

72.7p

 

102.0p

 

(29)

 

(19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted results

 

The Adjusted results for the Group are set out below.  Reconciliations between Total results and Adjusted results for nine months 2021 and nine months 2020 are set out on pages 35 and 36.

 

 

9 months 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

% of

turnover

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turnover

24,587 

 

100

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(7,230)

 

29.4

 

(2)

 

- 

Selling, general and administration

(7,317)

 

29.8

 

(6)

 

(2)

Research and development

(3,411)

 

13.9

 

3 

 

8 

Royalty income

284 

 

1.2

 

25 

 

26 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit

6,913 

 

28.1

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted profit before tax

6,381 

 

 

 

(2)

 

9 

Adjusted profit after tax

5,143 

 

 

 

(5)

 

5 

Adjusted profit attributable to shareholders

4,385 

 

 

 

(5)

 

6 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted earnings per share

87.7p

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit by business

9 months 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

% of

turnover

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals

6,135 

 

49.0

 

 

14 

Pharmaceuticals R&D*

(2,482)

 

 

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Pharmaceuticals

3,653 

 

29.2

 

10 

 

21 

Vaccines

1,853 

 

37.3

 

(8)

 

- 

Consumer Healthcare

1,681 

 

23.6

 

(8)

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,187 

 

29.2

 

 

10 

Corporate and other unallocated costs

(274)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted operating profit

6,913 

 

28.1

 

(2)

 

8 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

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

 

 

9 months 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respiratory

2,077

 

24 

 

32 

HIV

3,517

 

(3)

 

Immuno-inflammation

638

 

22 

 

31 

Pandemic

130

 

 

Oncology

357

 

39 

 

46 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New and Specialty

6,719

 

11 

 

18 

Established Pharmaceuticals

5,789

 

(13)

 

(7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,508

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

5,767

 

 

14 

Europe

2,866

 

(6)

 

(4)

International

3,875

 

(7)

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,508

 

(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover in the nine months was £12,508 million, down 1% AER but up 5% CER.  Sales of Xevudy, the monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, of £130 million contributed approximately 1 percentage point to total Pharmaceuticals growth.

 

HIV sales were down 3% AER but up 4% CER, to £3,517 million, with growth in Dovato and Juluca partly offset by Tivicay and Triumeq.  Respiratory sales were up 24% AER, 32% CER, to £2,077 million, on growth of Trelegy and Nucala.  Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals declined 13% AER, 7% CER to £5,789 million.

 

In the US, sales grew 5% AER, 14% CER with continued strong growth of Nucala, Trelegy, Benlysta and Dovato.  Established Products also grew, reflecting 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 6% AER, 4% 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 Dovato offset declines in Tivicay and Triumeq.

 

International declined 7% AER, 1% CER.  Declines in Established Pharmaceuticals reflecting impact of COVID-19 suppressed antibiotics markets and increased generic competition in the first half of the year were offset by strong growth in Respiratory, Dovato, Tivicay tenders and sales of Xevudy, which added 3 percentage points to International growth. 

 

Respiratory

Total Respiratory sales were up 24% AER, 32% CER, with strong growth from all regions.  International Respiratory sales grew 34% AER, 43% CER including Nucala up 24% AER, 33% CER, and Trelegy up 85% AER, 95% CER including the impact of Trelegy Asthma launched in Japan in Q4 2020.  In Europe, Respiratory grew 12% AER, 14% CER with double digit growth of Trelegy and Nucala.  In the US, Respiratory grew 26% AER, 36% CER, driven by Trelegy and Nucala and the impact of a prior period RAR adjustment.

 

Sales of Nucala were £831 million in the nine months and grew 18% AER, 26% CER, with consistent, strong growth across all three regions.  US sales were up 21% AER, 31% CER to £501 million and International sales of £140 million grew 24% AER, 33% CER.  Europe sales of £190 million grew 9% AER, 10% CER.

 

Trelegy sales were up 49% AER, 59% CER to £865 million driven by growth in all regions.  In the US, sales continued to grow strongly, including the benefit of the asthma indication approved and launched in Q3 2020, with sales up 52% AER, 64% CER.  In Europe, sales grew 22% AER, 23% CER and in International, where Trelegy asthma was approved in Japan in Q4 2020, sales grew 85% AER, 95% CER to £113 million.

 

HIV

HIV sales were £3,517 million with a decline of 3% AER but growth of 4% CER in the nine months.  Triumeq sales were £1,406 million, down 19% AER, 14% CER and Tivicay sales were £1,060 million, down 9% AER, 2% CER.  The mature portfolio drove 1 percentage point of CER decline.

 

New HIV products Dovato, Juluca, Rukobia and Cabenuva delivered sales of £955 million representing 27% of the total HIV portfolio.  Sales of the two drug regimens Dovato and Juluca were £533 million and £374 million, respectively, with combined growth of 54% AER, 63% CER.  Rukobia sales were £30 million.  Sales of Cabenuva, the first long-acting injectable, were £18 million.

 

In the US, total sales were £2,095 million with decline of 5% AER, but growth of 3% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £613 million, including: Dovato £286 million, with growth of 91% AER and more than double CER; Juluca £283 million, with growth of 1% AER, 9% CER; Rukobia £29 million and Cabenuva £15 million.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £1,445 million declining 16% AER, 10% CER.  In Europe, total sales were £876 million with decline of 1% AER, but growth of 1% CER.  New HIV products delivered sales of £294 million, including: Dovato £209 million growth of more than double AER and more than double CER and Juluca £81 million growth of 17% AER, 20% CER.  Combined Tivicay and Triumeq sales were £557 million declining 21% AER, 20% CER.  International continued to grow strongly with total sales growth of 5% AER, 12% CER, driven primarily by Tivicay tender business.

 

Oncology

Sales of Zejula, the PARP inhibitor treatment for ovarian cancer, were £287 million, up 15% AER, 21% CER.  Sales included £161 million in the US and £118 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, with ongoing launches throughout Europe in 2021.  Blenrep sales globally totalled £67 million.

 

Immuno-inflammation

Immuno-inflammation sales were £638 million, with growth of 22% AER, 31% CER on Benlysta sales up 23% AER, 32% CER to £630 million, including the impact of lupus nephritis launches in US and Japan in H2 2020.

 

Established Pharmaceuticals

Sales of Established Pharmaceuticals in the nine months were £5,789 million, down 13% AER, 7% CER.

 

Established Respiratory products declined 8% AER 3% CER to £3,252 million.  This reflects the impact of generic competition to Xyzal in Japan, and to Advair/Seretide globally.  The decline was partially offset by an impact of approximately 5 percentage points on growth of favourable prior period RAR adjustments.

 

The remainder of the Established Pharmaceuticals portfolio declined by 18% AER, 13% CER to £2,537 million on lower demand for antibiotics during the COVID-19 pandemic period and the impact of government mandated changes increasing use of generics in markets including France, Japan and China.

 

 

Vaccines turnover

 

 

9 months 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meningitis

767

 

 

Influenza

435

 

(10)

 

(3)

Shingles

1,124

 

(16)

 

(11)

Established Vaccines

2,288

 

(4)

 

- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,614

 

(7)

 

(2)

Pandemic Vaccines

355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

2,623

 

 

Europe

984

 

(3)

 

(2)

International

1,362

 

2 

 

5 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccines turnover was flat at AER, but grew 5% CER to £4,969 million, primarily driven by pandemic adjuvant sales, partially offset by the adverse impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Shingrix.  Unfavourable US prior period returns and rebates adjustments reduced Vaccines growth by approximately 3 percentage points.

 

Vaccines turnover excluding pandemic vaccines declined 7% AER, 2% CER to £4,614 million.

 

Vaccines performance was affected by lower demand for routine adult vaccination due to COVID-19 vaccination programme deployment mainly in the US and Europe and COVID-19 disease circulation, resulting in lower Shingrix sales.

 

Demand for paediatric and adolescent vaccinations improved year on year, as lifting of stay-at-home directives resulted in increased visits to healthcare practitioners, the return to a normal US back-to-school season and partial catch up of prior period missed vaccinations.

 

Meningitis

Meningitis sales grew 2% AER, 8% CER to £767 million.  Bexsero sales grew 7% AER, 12% CER to £523 million, reflecting higher demand and increased market share partially offset by unfavorable returns and rebates adjustments in the US, and strong performance in Europe and International.

 

Menveo sales were up 23% AER, 32% CER to £224 million, primarily driven by higher demand and increased market share in the US.

 

Influenza

Fluarix/FluLaval sales declined 10% AER, 3% CER, to £435 million as a result of unfavourable prior period return and rebates movements in the US which had an impact of 8 percentage points of growth and phasing in Europe partially offset by strong southern hemisphere demand in International

 

Shingles

Shingrix declined by 16% AER, 11% CER to £1,124 million, primarily driven by lower demand in the US due to prioritised focus on COVID-19 mass vaccination of older adults and an unfavourable comparison resulting from US channel stocking and favourable prior period returns and rebates movements in the prior period.  US prior period RAR adjustments contributed approximately 4 percentage points to the overall Shingrix decline.  In Europe, sales growth was driven by launches in the UK, Spain and Italy and higher demand in Germany.

 

Established Vaccines

Hepatitis vaccines were down 21% AER, 16% CER to £347 million, adversely impacted in Europe by travel restrictions and in the US by competitive pressure, unfavourable CDC stockpile movements and de-prioritisation of adult vaccination.

 

Sales of DTPa-containing vaccines (Infanrix, Pediarix and Boostrix) grew by 3% AER, 9% CER.  Infanrix/Pediarix sales declined 6% AER, 1% CER to £428 million, reflecting the change in recommendation for the dosing schedule in Germany and lower tender volume in Europe, partly offset by demand in the US.  Boostrix sales grew 16% AER, 22% CER to £407 million, largely driven by higher demand and share in the US and demand recovery in International.

 

Rotarix sales were down 3% AER but up 1% CER to £399 million, reflecting demand recovery in the US.

 

Synflorix sales declined by 14% AER, 12% CER to £265 million, primarily due to lower tender demand in Emerging Markets and Europe.

 

MMRV vaccines sales grew 13% AER, 16% CER to £206 million, largely driven by improved supply in International.

 

Pandemic Vaccines

Pandemic vaccines sales of £355 million included £352 million of pandemic adjuvant sales, which represented most of the contracted volumes with the US and Canadian governments.

 

 

Consumer Healthcare turnover

 

 

 

 

9 months 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£m

 

Growth

£%

 

Growth

CER%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oral health

 

 

2,060

 

(1)

 

Pain relief

 

 

1,696

 

 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

 

 

1,114

 

(1)

 

Respiratory health

 

 

781

 

(18)

 

(13)

Digestive health and other

 

 

1,340

 

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,991

 

(3)

 

Brands divested/under review

 

 

119

 

(74)

 

(73)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,110

 

(7)

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US

 

 

2,277

 

(12)

 

(5)

Europe

 

 

1,856

 

(7)

 

(6)

International

 

 

2,977

 

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,110

 

(7)

 

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Healthcare sales for the nine months declined 7% AER, 3% CER to £7,110 million.

 

Sales excluding brands divested/under review declined 3% AER but increased 2% CER.  The same period last year's growth included the benefit from the inclusion of the Pfizer portfolio and a particularly strong first quarter given the accelerated purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Oral health

Oral health sales declined 1% AER but increased 5% CER to £2,060 million.  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 China, in addition to purchasing ahead of the price increase in the US.  Gum health delivered high single digit growth, whilst Denture care was flat. 

 

Pain relief

Pain relief sales increased 1% AER, 6% CER to £1,696 million.  Advil declined by mid-single digit compared to low single digit growth in the nine months to September 2020.  Voltaren and Panadol both grew by high single digits and low-double digits respectively, similar to the same period last year.

 

Vitamins, minerals and supplements

Vitamins, minerals and supplements sales declined by 1% AER but increased by 3% CER to £1,114 million.  The growth rate was impacted by a strong comparative in the prior year given increased consumer demand due to the pandemic.  Caltrate delivered high single digit growth and Centrum grew by low double digit compared with growth in the high teens over the same period in 2020.  Emergen-C saw a mid-single digit decline due to a particularly challenging comparator in the nine months to September 2020 when volumes almost doubled.

 

Respiratory health

Respiratory health sales declined by 18% AER, 13% CER to £781 million reflecting the historically weak cold and flu season in the first quarter.  Theraflu and Robitussin declined by double digits given the impact of a significantly lower cold and flu season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing at the start of the year.  Otrivin declined by low single digits and Flonase grew by mid-single digits helped by the good allergy season in the second quarter.

 

Digestive health and other

Digestive health and other brands sales declined by 4% AER but increased by 2% CER at £1,340 million.  Growth in Digestive health products particularly in ENO and Tums as well as in the Skin Health portfolio offset a slight decline in Smokers' health products.

 

 

Operating performance

 

Cost of sales

Total cost of sales as a percentage of turnover was 32.2%, 1.4 percentage points lower at AER and 2.3 percentage points lower in CER terms compared with 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 29.4%, 0.2 percentage points higher at AER but 0.6 percentage points lower at CER compared with 2020.  This reflected price benefits in Pharmaceuticals, including the benefit from a prior period RAR adjustment, a further contribution from restructuring savings across all three businesses and favourable mix in Vaccines, partly offset by higher supply chain costs and under-recoveries resulting from lower demand in Vaccines and adverse mix in Pharmaceuticals.

 

Selling, general and administration

Total SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 31.4%, 1.3 percentage points lower at AER and 1.7 percentage points lower at CER compared with 2020.  This included lower restructuring charges partly offset by increased separation costs.

 

Excluding Adjusting items, Adjusted SG&A costs as a percentage of turnover were 29.8%, 1.0 percentage points lower at AER than in 2020 and 1.3 percentage points lower on a CER basis.  Adjusted SG&A costs declined 6% AER, 2% 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.  The decline also reflected a favourable legal settlement in the nine months compared to increased legal costs in 2020 which was partly offset by the one-off benefit from restructuring of post-retirement benefits in Q3 2020.

 

Research and development

Total R&D expenditure was £3,830 million (15.6% of turnover), up 6% AER, 10% CER, including an increase in impairments partly offset by a decrease in major restructuring charges.  Adjusted R&D expenditure was £3,411 million (13.9% of turnover), 3% higher at AER, 8% higher at CER than in 2020.

 

Pharmaceuticals R&D expenditure was £2,586 million, flat at AER, up 5% CER, primarily driven by the increased investment in our Specialty and Oncology portfolios as well as our early stage research portfolio.  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 increased investment in the Specialty portfolio excluding Oncology is primarily driven by our two otilimab programmes for COVID-19 treatment and rheumatoid arthritis as well as the progression of a number of other key programmes, including bepirovirsen, our HBV antisense oligonucleotide programme and depemokimab, our anti-IL5 for asthma, partly offset by reduced spend on daprodustat which is expected to file in Q1 2022.  There has been increased spend in the early stage research portfolio reflecting the business returning to normal levels of activity following the impact of COVID-19 in 2020.  In Oncology there has been increased investment in Zejula, Jemperli, Blenrep and together with termination costs for bintrafusp alfa, reflecting recognition in Q3 2021 of the costs required to terminate the programme, partly offset by a reduction in spend on feladilimab following the decision to terminate the programme in April.

 

R&D expenditure in Vaccines was £657 million, up 29% AER, 33% CER, reflecting increased investment in clinical programmes for meningitis and RSV, and investment in our mRNA platform, 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 £168 million.

 

Royalty income

Royalty income was £284 million (2020: £227 million), up 25% AER, 26% CER, primarily driven by higher sales of Gardasil.

 

Other operating income/(expense)

Net other operating expenses of £97 million (2020: £1,590 million income) primarily reflected accounting charges of £489 million (2020: £1,236 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 £498 million (2020: £1,117 million) for the contingent consideration liability due to Shionogi, as a result of the unwinding of the discount for £279 million and a charge for £219 million primarily from adjustments to sales forecasts.  This was partly offset by 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.  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 £5,306 million compared with £6,722 million in 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 £6,913 million, 2% lower than 2020 at AER, but 8% higher at CER on a turnover increase of 3% CER.  The Adjusted operating margin of 28.1% was 0.2 percentage points higher at AER, 1.4 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in 2020.

 

The increase in Adjusted operating profit primarily reflected the benefit from incremental pandemic sales (Xevudy and adjuvant), sales growth in Pharmaceuticals including the benefit from a prior period RAR adjustment 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 2021 amounted to £631 million (2020: £664 million).  This included cash payments made to Shionogi of £615 million (2020: £648 million).

 

Adjusted operating profit by business

Pharmaceuticals operating profit was £3,653 million, up 10% AER, 21% CER on a turnover increase of 5% CER.  The operating margin of 29.2% was 2.9 percentage points higher at AER than in 2020 and 4.2 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 £1,853 million, down 8% AER, but flat on CER basis on 5% turnover increase at CER.  The operating margin of 37.3% was 3.4 percentage points lower at AER than in 2020 and 2.0 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 £1,681 million, down 8% AER, 1% CER on a turnover decrease of 3% CER.  The operating margin of 23.6% was 0.2 percentage points lower at AER and 0.5 percentage points higher on a CER basis than in 2020.  This primarily reflected the impact of divestments (1.6 percentage points), increased advertising and promotion investment, increased commodity and freight costs as well as investment into manufacturing sites, partially offset by synergy benefits from the Pfizer Joint Venture integration, price increases, favourable sales mix and tight cost control.

 

Net finance costs

Total net finance costs were £569 million compared with £614 million in 2020.  Adjusted net finance costs were £567 million compared with £611 million in 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 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 profits of associates and joint ventures was £35 million (2020: £39 million).

 

Loss on disposal of interests 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 £570 million represented an effective tax rate on Total results of 12.0% (2020: 9.7%) 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 an increase in the headline rate of UK corporation tax (effective 1 April 2023).  2020 reflected the disposal of Horlicks and other Consumer brands and the subsequent disposal of shares received in Hindustan Unilever.  Tax on Adjusted profit amounted to £1,238 million and represented an effective Adjusted tax rate of 19.4% (2020: 16.5%).

 

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 £530 million (2020: £477 million).  The increase was primarily due to an increased allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £205 million (2020: £126 million), including reduced credits for re-measurement of contingent consideration liabilities, partly offset by a reduced allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £281 million (2020: £310 million).

 

The allocation of Adjusted earnings to non-controlling interests amounted to £758 million (2020: £836 million).  The reduction in allocation primarily reflected a reduced allocation of Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture profits of £383 million (2020: £424 million) and a reduced allocation of ViiV Healthcare profits of £331 million (2020: £371 million).

 

Earnings per share

Total EPS was 72.7p, compared with 102.0p in 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 an increase in the headline rate of UK corporation tax (effective 1 April 2023), lower major restructuring costs and lower re-measurement charges on the contingent consideration liabilities.

 

Adjusted EPS was 87.7p compared with 92.6p in 2020, down 5% AER but up 5% CER, on a 8% 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, increased R&D investment and a higher effective tax rate.  The contribution to growth from COVID-19 solutions was approximately 6% AER, 6% CER.

 

Currency impact on 2021 results

The results for 2021 are based on average exchange rates, principally £1/$1.38, £1/€1.15 and £1/Yen 150.  Comparative exchange rates are given on page 56.  The period-end exchange rates were £1/$1.34, £1/€1.16 and £1/151.

 

In the nine months, turnover decreased 3% AER, but was up 3% CER.  Total EPS was 72.7p compared with 102.0p in 2020.  Adjusted EPS was 87.7p compared with 92.6p in 2020, down 5% AER but up 5% 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 ten percentage points on Adjusted EPS.

 

 

Adjusting items

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

 

Nine months ended 30 September 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

 

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Turnover

24,587 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24,587 

Cost of sales

(7,923)

522 

4 

119 

21 

27 

 

(7,230)

 

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

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

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

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

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

Gross profit

16,664 

522 

4 

119 

21 

27 

 

17,357 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and

  administration

(7,715)

 

 

211 

 

3 

184 

(7,317)

Research and

  development

(3,830)

76 

291 

50 

 

2 

 

(3,411)

Royalty income

284 

 

 

 

 

 

 

284 

Other operating

  income/(expense)

(97)

 

 

(1)

515 

(417)

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Operating profit

5,306 

598 

295 

379 

536 

(385)

184 

6,913 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net finance costs

(569)

 

 

1 

 

1 

 

(567)

Loss on disposal of

  interest in associates

(36)

 

 

 

 

36 

 

- 

Share of after tax profits

  of associates and joint

  ventures

35 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35 

 

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

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

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Profit before taxation

4,736 

598 

295 

380 

536 

(348)

184 

6,381 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

(570)

(110)

(70)

(81)

(101)

(269)

(37)

(1,238)

Tax rate %

12.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.4%

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit after taxation

4,166 

488 

225 

299 

435 

(617)

147 

5,143 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

530 

 

 

 

228 

 

 

758 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to

  shareholders

3,636 

488 

225 

299 

207 

(617)

147 

4,385 

 

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Earnings per share

72.7p

9.8p

4.5p

6.0p

4.1p

(12.3)p

2.9p

87.7p

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average

  number of shares

  (millions)

5,001 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,001 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Nine months ended 30 September 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turnover

25,360 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25,360 

Cost of sales

(8,533)

529 

28 

468 

109 

 

 

(7,399)

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gross profit

16,827 

529 

28 

468 

109 

 

 

17,961 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and

  administration

(8,294)

 

17 

448 

(25)

18 

43 

(7,793)

Research and

  development

(3,628)

50 

176 

96 

 

 

 

(3,306)

Royalty income

227 

 

 

 

 

 

 

227 

Other operating

  income/(expense)

1,590 

 

 

 

1,223 

(2,813)

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Operating profit

6,722 

579 

221 

1,012 

1,307 

(2,795)

43 

7,089 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net finance costs

(614)

 

 

2 

 

1 

 

(611)

Share of after tax profits

  of associates and joint

  ventures

39 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit before taxation

6,147 

579 

221 

1,014 

1,307 

(2,794)

43 

6,517 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

(598)

(110)

(39)

(241)

(186)

107 

(8)

(1,075)

Tax rate %

9.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.5%

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit after taxation

5,549 

469 

182 

773 

1,121 

(2,687)

35 

5,442 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Profit attributable to

  non-controlling interests

477 

 

 

 

359 

 

 

836 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to

  shareholders

5,072 

469 

182 

773 

762 

(2,687)

35 

4,606 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

102.0p

9.4p

3.7p

15.5p

15.3p

(54.0)p

0.7p

92.6p

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average

  number of shares

  (millions)

4,974 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,974 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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 2021 were £379 million (2020: £1,012 million), analysed as follows:

 

 

9 months 2021

 

9 months 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash

£m

 

Non-cash

£m

 

Total

£m

 

Cash

£m

 

Non-cash

£m

 

Total

£m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 major restructuring

  programme (incl. Tesaro)

8

 

10 

 

18 

 

75

 

195 

 

270

Consumer Healthcare Joint

  Venture integration

  programme

106

 

4 

 

110 

 

245

 

24 

 

269

Separation Preparation

  restructuring programme

252

 

18 

 

270 

 

352

 

112 

 

464

Combined restructuring and

  integration programme

5

 

(24)

 

(19)

 

13

 

(4)

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

371

 

8 

 

379 

 

685

 

327 

 

1,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash charges of £252 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 £106 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 2021 were £572 million (2020: £543 million), £322 million (2020: £81 million) relating to the Separation Preparation restructuring programme, a further £141 million (2020: £224 million) relating to the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration programme, £70 million (2020: £145 million) under the 2018 major restructuring programme including the settlement of certain charges accrued in previous quarters and £39 million (2020: £93 million) for the existing Combined restructuring and integration programme.

 

 

9 months 2021

£m

 

9 months 2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals

146 

 

362

Vaccines

(30)

 

203

Consumer Healthcare

120 

 

303

 

236 

 

868

Corporate and central functions

143 

 

144

 

 

 

 

Total Major restructuring costs

379 

 

1,012

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

9 months 2021

£m

 

9 months 2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

119 

 

468

Selling, general and administration

211 

 

448

Research and development

50 

 

96

Other operating income

(1)

 

-

 

 

 

 

Total Major restructuring costs

379 

 

1,012

 

 

 

 

 

The benefit in the nine months from restructuring programmes was £0.4 billion, the benefit from the Separation Preparation restructuring programme was £0.2 billion, the benefit from the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture integration 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 £536 million (2020: £1,307 million).  This included a net £489 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)

9 months 2021

£m

 

9 months 2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Contingent consideration on former Shionogi-ViiV Healthcare joint venture

  (including Shionogi preferential dividends)

498 

 

1,117 

ViiV Healthcare put options and Pfizer preferential dividends

(53)

 

(42)

Contingent consideration on former Novartis Vaccines business

44 

 

161 

Release of fair value uplift on acquired Pfizer inventory

- 

 

91 

Other adjustments

47 

 

(20)

 

 

 

 

Total transaction-related charges

536 

 

1,307 

 

 

 

 

 

The £498 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 £279 million and a charge of £219 million primarily from adjustments to sales forecasts.  The £53 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 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 September 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 10.

 

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 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 £11 million (2020: £6 million charge) was recorded for significant legal matters arising in the period.  Significant legal cash payments were £4 million (2020: £7 million).

 

Separation costs

From Q2 2020, the Group started to report additional costs to prepare for Consumer Healthcare separation.  Separation costs incurred in 2021 were £184 million (2020: £43 million).  Separation costs incurred in the nine months to date were £252 million.  Total separation costs are estimated to be £600-700 million, excluding transaction costs. 

 

 

Cash generation

 

Cash flow

 

 

Q3 2021

 

9 months 2021

 

9 months 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash inflow from operating activities (£m)

2,562 

 

4,185 

 

4,586 

Free cash inflow* (£m)

1,223 

 

1,536 

 

2,300 

Free cash flow growth (%)

>100%

 

(33)%

 

(7)%

Free cash flow conversion* (%)

105%

 

42%

 

45%

Net debt** (£m)

22,091 

 

22,091 

 

23,882 

 

*

Free cash flow and free cash flow conversion are defined on page 59.

**

Net debt is analysed on page 58.

 

Q3 2021

The net cash inflow from operating activities for the quarter was £2,562 million (Q3 2020: £861 million).  The increase primarily reflected increased operating profit net of adverse exchange, a decrease in inventory, a favourable comparison to the increase in trade receivables in Q3 2020 as a result of collections following lower sales in Q2 2020 and favourable timing of taxes and returns and rebates compared to Q3 2020.

 

Total cash payments to Shionogi in relation to the ViiV Healthcare contingent consideration liability in the quarter were £196 million (Q3 2020: £203 million), of which £171 million was recognised in cash flows from operating activities and £25 million was recognised in contingent consideration paid within investing cash flows.  These payments are deductible for tax purposes.

 

Free cash inflow was £1,223 million for the quarter (Q3 2020: £180 million outflow).  The increase primarily reflected increased operating profit net of adverse exchange, a decrease in inventory, a favourable comparison to the increase in trade receivables in Q3 2020 as a result of collections following lower sales in Q2 2020, favourable timing of taxes and returns and rebates compared to Q3 2020, lower dividends to non-controlling interests and higher proceeds from intangible assets.  This was partly offset by increased purchases of intangible assets.

 

9 months 2021

The net cash inflow from operating activities for the nine months was £4,185 million (2020: £4,586 million).  The decrease primarily reflected adverse exchange impacts, increased inventory, increased trade receivables, adverse timing of returns and rebates, partly offset by improved adjusted operating profit at CER reduced tax payments including tax on disposals. 

 

Total cash payments to Shionogi in relation to the ViiV Healthcare contingent consideration liability in the nine months were £615 million (2020: £648 million), of which £537 million was recognised in cash flows from operating activities and £78 million was recognised in contingent consideration paid within investing cash flows.  These payments are deductible for tax purposes.

 

Free cash inflow was £1,536 million for the nine months (2020: £2,300 million).  The decrease primarily reflected adverse exchange impacts, increased inventory, increased trade receivables, adverse timing of returns and rebates, increased purchases of intangible assets and reduced proceeds from intangible assets.  This was partly offset by improved adjusted operating profit at CER reduced tax payments including tax on disposals and lower dividends to non-controlling interests.

 

Net debt

At 30 September 2021, net debt was £22.1 billion, compared with £20.8 billion at 31 December 2020, comprising gross debt of £25.6 billion and cash and liquid investments of £3.5 billion.  Net debt increased due to the dividends paid to shareholders of £3.0 billion, additional investments of £0.1 billion and £0.1 billion of net adverse exchange impacts from the translation of non-Sterling denominated debt and exchange on other financing items, partly offset by £1.5 billion free cash flow and £0.4 billion proceeds from investments, including £0.3 billion proceeds from the Innoviva disposal.

 

At 30 September 2021, GSK had short-term borrowings (including overdrafts and lease liabilities) repayable within 12 months of £4.9 billion with loans of £3.1 billion repayable in the subsequent year.

 

 

Returns to shareholders

 

Quarterly dividends

 

The Board has declared a third interim dividend for 2021 of 19 pence per share (Q3 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 11 January  2022.  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 18 November 2021, with a record date of 19 November 2021 and a payment date of 13 January 2022.

 

 

Paid/

payable

 

Pence per

share

 

£m

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021

 

 

 

 

 

First interim

8 July 2021

 

19

 

951

Second interim

7 October 2021

 

19

 

951

Third interim

13 January 2022

 

19

 

952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q3 2021

millions

 

Q3 2020

millions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares - basic

 

 

5,007

 

4,980

Dilutive effect of share options and share awards

 

 

53

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares - diluted

 

 

5,060

 

5,040

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 months

2021

millions

 

9 months

2020

millions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares - basic

 

 

5,001

 

4,974

Dilutive effect of share options and share awards

 

 

61

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares - diluted

 

 

5,062

 

5,034

 

At 30 September 2021, 5,008 million shares (30 September 2020: 4,980 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 0.1 million shares under employee share schemes in the quarter for proceeds of £1 million (Q3 2020: £2 million).

 

At 30 September 2021, the ESOP Trust held 23.8 million GSK shares against the future exercise of share options and share awards.  The carrying value of £61 million has been deducted from other reserves.  The market value of these shares was £339 million.

 

At 30 September 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

 

 

Q3 2021

£m

 

Q3 2020

£m

 

9 months

2021

£m

 

9 months

2020

£m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TURNOVER

9,077 

 

8,646 

 

24,587 

 

25,360 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of sales

(2,889)

 

(2,885)

 

(7,923)

 

(8,533)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

6,188 

 

5,761 

 

16,664 

 

16,827 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administration

(2,646)

 

(2,669)

 

(7,715)

 

(8,294)

Research and development

(1,490)

 

(1,140)

 

(3,830)

 

(3,628)

Royalty income

116 

 

85 

 

284 

 

227 

Other operating income/(expense)

(230)

 

(179)

 

(97)

 

1,590 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING PROFIT

1,938 

 

1,858 

 

5,306 

 

6,722 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

7 

 

(3)

 

24 

 

39 

Finance expense

(200)

 

(195)

 

(593)

 

(653)

Loss on disposal of interests in associates

- 

 

 

(36)

 

Share of after tax profits of

  associates and joint ventures

3 

 

11 

 

35 

 

39 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFIT BEFORE TAXATION

1,748 

 

1,671 

 

4,736 

 

6,147 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation

(380)

 

(241)

 

(570)

 

(598)

Tax rate %

21.7%

 

14.4%

 

12.0%

 

9.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFIT AFTER TAXATION

1,368 

 

1,430 

 

4,166 

 

5,549 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to non-controlling

  interests

200 

 

186 

 

530 

 

477 

Profit attributable to shareholders

1,168 

 

1,244 

 

3,636 

 

5,072 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,368 

 

1,430 

 

4,166 

 

5,549 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER SHARE

23.3p

 

25.0p

 

72.7p

 

102.0p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted earnings per share

23.1p

 

24.7p

 

71.8p

 

100.7p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of comprehensive income

 

 

Q3 2021

£m

 

Q3 2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

1,368 

 

1,430 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets and net investment hedges

98 

 

(171)

Fair value movements on cash flow hedges

(2)

 

Reclassification of cash flow hedges to income statement

(5)

 

Deferred tax on fair value movements on cash flow hedges

2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93 

 

(169)

 

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets of non-controlling interests

36 

 

(65)

Fair value movements on equity investments

(453)

 

528 

Tax on fair value movements on equity investments

60 

 

(102)

Re-measurement gains on defined benefit plans

53 

 

63 

Tax on re-measurement losses on defined benefit plans

(13)

 

(14)

 

 

 

 

 

(317)

 

410 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive (expense)/income for the period

(224)

 

241 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

1,144 

 

1,671 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

  Shareholders

908 

 

1,550 

  Non-controlling interests

236 

 

121 

 

 

 

 

 

1,144 

 

1,671 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of comprehensive income

 

 

9 months

2021

£m

 

9 months

2020

£m

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

4,166 

 

5,549 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets and net investment hedges

(109)

 

189 

Reclassification of exchange movements on liquidation or disposal of overseas

  subsidiaries and associates

(10)

 

36 

Fair value movements on cash flow hedges

(4)

 

(23)

Reclassification of cash flow hedges to income statement

11 

 

53 

Deferred tax on fair value movements on cash flow hedges

(1)

 

(2)

 

 

 

 

 

(113)

 

253 

 

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified to income statement:

 

 

 

Exchange movements on overseas net assets of non-controlling interests

(1)

 

30 

Fair value movements on equity investments

(295)

 

713 

Tax on fair value movements on equity investments

98 

 

(116)

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

334 

 

(382)

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

(65)

 

78 

 

 

 

 

 

71 

 

323 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income for the period

(42)

 

576 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

4,124 

 

6,125 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period attributable to:

 

 

 

  Shareholders

3,595 

 

5,618 

  Non-controlling interests

529 

 

507 

 

 

 

 

 

4,124 

 

6,125 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover - three months ended 30 September 2021

 

 

Total

US

Europe

International

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respiratory

741

27 

33 

473

31 

38 

153

12 

17 

115

31 

39 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Anoro Ellipta

130

(7)

(2)

75

(13)

(8)

38

9 

14 

17

(11)

(5)

Trelegy Ellipta

326

68

77

229

82

92

52

24

26

45

73

85

Nucala

285

14

20

169

13

19

63

7

12

53

23

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIV

1,251

3 

8 

782

4 

10 

297

- 

5 

172

4 

8 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Dolutegravir products

1,194

2 

6 

747

1 

7 

287

1 

5 

160

5 

8 

  Tivicay

352

(7)

(2)

204

(7)

(2)

68

(22)

(18)

80

14 

17 

  Triumeq

504

(13)

(8)

334

(9)

(4)

109

(19)

(16)

61

(18)

(16)

  Juluca

130

6 

11 

99

4 

9 

28

17 

21 

3

(25)

(25)

  Dovato

208

>100 

>100 

110

96 

>100 

82

>100 

>100 

16

>100 

>100 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rukobia

13

>100 

>100 

12

>100 

>100 

1

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

Cabenuva

12

>100 

>100 

10

- 

- 

2

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

Other

32

(13)

- 

13

2 

13 

7

(42)

(25)

12

1 

9 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immuno-

inflammation

241

25 

32 

200

27 

34 

17

13 

20 

24

20 

25 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Benlysta

238

28 

35 

200

27 

34 

17

13 

20 

21

62 

69 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pandemic

114

- 

- 

16

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

97

- 

- 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Xevudy

114

- 

- 

16

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

97

- 

- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oncology

128

29 

34 

73

20 

26 

51

46 

51 

4

33 

- 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Zejula

101

10 

15 

56

(2)

4 

41

24 

30 

4

>100 

>100 

Blenrep

25

>100 

>100 

16

>100 

>100 

7

>100 

>100 

2

- 

- 

Jemperli

2

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New and Specialty

Pharmaceuticals

2,475

18 

24 

1,544

16 

22 

519

8 

12 

412

49 

57 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established

Pharmaceuticals

1,922

(8)

(4)

524

(10)

(5)

434

(12)

(9)

964

(6)

- 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Established

Respiratory

1,036

(7)

(3)

441

(6)

(2)

232

(8)

(5)

363

(8)

(3)

  Arnuity Ellipta

18

29 

29 

15

15 

31 

-

- 

- 

3

>100 

- 

  Avamys/Veramyst

61

9 

16 

-

- 

- 

14

8 

8 

47

9 

19 

  Flixotide/Flovent

115

25 

32 

81

80 

91 

16

7 

13 

18

(44)

(44)

  Incruse Ellipta

51

(9)

(5)

26

(21)

(15)

17

6 

12 

8

14 

- 

  Relvar/Breo Ellipta

261

(19)

(15)

106

(37)

(34)

82

12 

16 

73

(10)

(4)

  Seretide/Advair

324

(12)

(8)

117

4 

10 

70

(33)

(30)

137

(10)

(7)

  Ventolin

178

1 

5 

93

(7)

(3)

27

8 

8 

58

12 

19 

  Other Respiratory

28

(13)

(3)

3

>100 

>100 

6

(14)

(14)

19

(27)

(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dermatology

96

(13)

(8)

-

- 

- 

31

(14)

(8)

65

(12)

(8)

Augmentin

114

8 

15 

-

- 

- 

34

13 

20 

80

5 

13 

Avodart

85

(11)

(7)

-

- 

- 

29

(19)

(19)

56

(3)

2 

Imigran/Imitrex

28

(7)

(7)

8

(27)

(27)

13

8 

17 

7

- 

(14)

Lamictal

124

(1)

4 

60

(2)

3 

29

(3)

- 

35

3 

9 

Seroxat/Paxil

33

(13)

(8)

-

- 

- 

10

11 

11 

23

(21)

(14)

Valtrex

23

(4)

- 

3

(25)

(50)

8

- 

- 

12

- 

17 

Other

383

(15)

(11)

12

(66)

(54)

48

(38)

(37)

323

(5)

- 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Pharmaceuticals

4,397

5 

10 

2,068

8 

14 

953

(2)

2 

1,376

6 

12 

--------

--------

--------

--------

----------

--------

--------

---------

--------

--------

---------

--------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

Pharmaceuticals turnover - nine months ended 30 September 2021

 

 

Total

US

Europe

International

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respiratory

2,077

24 

32 

1,322

26 

36 

446

12 

14 

309

34 

43 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Anoro Ellipta

381

(4)

2 

215

(9)

(2)

110

7 

9 

56

- 

5 

Trelegy Ellipta

865

49 

59 

606

52 

64 

146

22 

23 

113

85 

95 

Nucala

831

18 

26 

501

21 

31 

190

9 

10 

140

24 

33 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIV

3,517

(3)

4 

2,095

(5)

3 

876

(1)

1 

546

5 

12 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Dolutegravir products

3,373

(3)

3 

2,014

(7)

1 

847

- 

2 

512

8 

15 

  Tivicay

1,060

(9)

(2)

563

(12)

(5)

215

(23)

(22)

282

17 

28 

  Triumeq

1,406

(19)

(14)

882

(19)

(12)

342

(20)

(18)

182

(16)

(13)

  Juluca

374

5 

12 

283

1 

9 

81

17 

20 

10

25 

25 

  Dovato

533

>100 

>100 

286

91 

>100 

209

>100 

>100 

38

>100 

>100 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rukobia

30

>100 

>100 

29

>100 

>100 

1

- 

- 

-

- 

Cabenuva

18

>100 

>100 

15

- 

- 

3

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

Other

96

(25)

(20)

37

(12)

(5)

25

(34)

(34)

34

(29)

(23)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Immuno-

inflammation

638

22 

31 

524

20 

29 

50

22 

24 

64

49 

60 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Benlysta

630

23 

32 

524

20 

29 

50

22 

24 

56

56 

69 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pandemic

130

- 

- 

16

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

113

- 

- 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Xevudy

130

- 

- 

16

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

113

- 

- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oncology

357

39 

46 

206

32 

42 

143

44 

46 

8

>100 

>100 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Zejula

287

15 

21 

161

6 

14 

118

23 

25 

8

>100 

>100 

Blenrep

67

>100 

>100 

44

>100 

>100 

22

>100 

>100 

1

- 

- 

Jemperli

3

- 

- 

1

- 

- 

2

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New and Specialty

Pharmaceuticals

6,719

11 

18 

4,163

8 

17 

1,516

6 

8 

1,040

30 

39 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established

Pharmaceuticals

5,789

(13)

(7)

1,604

(2)

6 

1,350

(17)

(16)

2,835

(16)

(10)

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Established

Respiratory

3,252

(8)

(3)

1,361

4 

13 

740

(14)

(12)

1,151

(17)

(12)

  Arnuity Ellipta

34

10 

16 

28

8 

19 

-

- 

- 

6

20 

- 

  Avamys/Veramyst

227

- 

7 

-

- 

- 

50

(2)

(2)

177

1 

9 

  Flixotide/Flovent

337

2 

8 

219

47 

58 

47

(22)

(20)

71

(42)

(38)

  Incruse Ellipta

156

(9)

(5)

82

(15)

(7)

54

(2)

- 

20

(5)

(5)

  Relvar/Breo Ellipta

841

(1)

5 

371

1 

9 

248

4 

5 

222

(9)

(3)

  Seretide/Advair

1,022

(14)

(9)

366

1 

9 

244

(29)

(28)

412

(14)

(9)

  Ventolin

534

(7)

(1)

294

(4)

4 

77

(11)

(10)

163

(10)

(5)

  Other Respiratory

101

(43)

(39)

1

>100 

>100 

20

(5)

(5)

80

(49)

(45)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dermatology

298

(6)

- 

-

- 

- 

100

(4)

(2)

198

(6)

1 

Augmentin

296

(21)

(15)

-

- 

- 

86

(20)

(19)

210

(21)

(14)

Avodart

253

(32)

(28)

1

(75)

(75)

89

(28)

(27)

163

(33)

(28)

Imigran/Imitrex

79

(13)

(11)

23

(36)

(33)

37

- 

3 

19

6 

6 

Lamictal

356

(10)

(5)

170

(13)

(7)

85

(6)

(4)

101

(9)

(3)

Seroxat/Paxil

96

(13)

(7)

-

- 

- 

26

(4)

(4)

70

(16)

(8)

Valtrex

68

(12)

(6)

8

(27)

(27)

25

4 

4 

35

(17)

(7)

Other

1,091

(19)

(14)

41

(50)

(45)

162

(36)

(35)

888

(12)

(6)

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Pharmaceuticals

12,508

(1)

5 

5,767

5 

14 

2,866

(6)

(4)

3,875

(7)

(1)

--------

--------

--------

--------

----------

--------

--------

---------

--------

--------

---------

--------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vaccines turnover - three months ended 30 September 2021

 

 

Total

US

Europe

International

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meningitis

352

(3)

3 

226

15 

23 

82

(12)

(8)

44

(40)

(37)

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Bexsero

224

2 

9 

127

7 

15 

77

(11)

(8)

20

54 

62 

Menveo

126

21 

30 

99

27 

36 

4

- 

25 

23

5 

9 

Other

2

(95)

(95)

-

- 

- 

1

(50)

(50)

1

(97)

(97)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Influenza

384

(14)

(8)

326

(14)

(7)

23

(30)

(27)

35

6 

6 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Fluarix, FluLaval

384

(14)

(8)

326

(14)

(7)

23

(30)

(27)

35

6 

6 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shingles

502

34 

41 

387

35 

43 

90

70 

74 

25

(26)

(24)

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Shingrix

502

34 

41 

387

35 

43 

90

70 

74 

25

(26)

(24)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established

Vaccines

841

(1)

4 

354

23 

30 

185

(9)

(6)

302

(16)

(12)

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Infanrix, Pediarix

156

(1)

4 

103

26 

34 

24

(40)

(38)

29

(19)

(19)

Boostrix

167

2 

9 

106

12 

18 

37

(12)

(7)

24

(8)

- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hepatitis

142

3 

8 

92

16 

24 

27

(13)

(13)

23

(18)

(14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotarix

153

16 

22 

36

38 

46 

29

- 

- 

88

14 

22 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synflorix

66

(20)

(17)

-

- 

- 

11

(15)

(8)

55

(21)

(19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorix, Priorix Tetra,

  Varilrix

89

24 

28 

-

- 

- 

41

5 

5 

48

45 

55 

Cervarix

34

(31)

(33)

-

- 

- 

7

40 

40 

27

(39)

(41)

Other

34

(38)

(35)

17

>100 

>100 

9

80 

>100 

8

(82)

(84)

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Vaccines excluding

pandemic vaccines

2,079

2 

8 

1,293

12 

20 

380

(1)

3 

406

(18)

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pandemic vaccines

95

- 

- 

29

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

66

- 

- 

Pandemic adjuvant

94

- 

- 

29

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

65

- 

- 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Total Vaccines

2,174

7 

13 

1,322

15 

22 

380

(1)

3 

472

(5)

(2)

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

 

 

Vaccines turnover - nine months ended 30 September 2021

 

 

Total

US

Europe

International

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

Growth

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

£m

£%

CER%

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meningitis

767

2 

8 

390

21 

30 

268

1 

3 

109

(35)

(29)

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Bexsero

523

7 

12 

218

9 

18 

251

4 

5 

54

10 

24 

Menveo

224

23 

32 

172

40 

50 

13

(28)

(22)

39

(5)

2 

Other

20

(76)

(76)

-

- 

- 

4

(20)

(20)

16

(79)

(79)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Influenza

435

(10)

(3)

326

(14)

(8)

23

(30)

(27)

86

28 

34 

 

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

--------

Fluarix, FluLaval

435

(10)

(3)

326

(14)

(8)

23

(30)

(27)

86

28 

34 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shingles

1,124

(16)

(11)

893

(23)

(17)

165

41 

43 

66

(8)

(8)

 

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Shingrix

1,124

(16)

(11)

893

(23)

(17)

165

41 

43 

66

(8)

(8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established

Vaccines

2,288

(4)

- 

774

3 

11 

528

(13)

(11)

986

(5)

(1)

 

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Infanrix, Pediarix

428

(6)

(1)

245

16 

26 

91

(33)

(32)

92

(16)

(13)

Boostrix

407

16 

22 

215

15 

24 

108

4 

6 

84

40 

43 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hepatitis

347

(21)

(16)

207

(17)

(10)

76

(32)

(31)

64

(18)

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotarix

399

(3)

1 

84

- 

8 

86

(2)

(1)

229

(4)

- 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synflorix

265

(14)

(12)

-

- 

- 

32

(24)

(21)

233

(13)

(10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priorix, Priorix Tetra,

  Varilrix

206

13 

16 

-

- 

- 

97

2 

3 

109

24 

31 

Cervarix

115

21 

21 

-

- 

- 

22

57 

57 

93

15 

15 

Other

121

(18)

(15)

23

- 

- 

16

14 

21 

82

(25)

(23)

 

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Vaccines excluding

pandemic vaccines

4,614

(7)

(2)

2,383

(9)

(2)

984

(3)

(2)

1,247

(7)

(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pandemic vaccines

355

- 

- 

240

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

115

- 

- 

Pandemic adjuvant

352

- 

- 

240

- 

- 

-

- 

- 

112

- 

- 

 

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Total Vaccines

4,969

- 

5 

2,623

- 

8 

984

(3)

(2)

1,362

2 

5 

 

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Balance sheet

 

 

30 September 2021

£m

 

30 September 2020

£m

 

31 December 2020

£m

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

9,934 

 

10,307 

 

10,176 

Right of use assets

733 

 

898 

 

830 

Goodwill

10,582 

 

10,888 

 

10,597 

Other intangible assets

30,241 

 

30,664 

 

29,824 

Investments in associates and joint ventures

87 

 

396 

 

364 

Other investments

2,731 

 

2,576 

 

3,060 

Deferred tax assets

4,876 

 

4,381 

 

4,287 

Derivative financial instruments

6 

 

 

Other non-current assets

1,245 

 

932 

 

1,041 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total non-current assets

60,435 

 

61,046 

 

60,184 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

Inventories

6,244 

 

6,440 

 

5,996 

Current tax recoverable

587 

 

567 

 

671 

Trade and other receivables

7,697 

 

7,854 

 

6,952 

Derivative financial instruments

194 

 

206 

 

152 

Liquid investments

61 

 

83 

 

78 

Cash and cash equivalents

3,453 

 

4,283 

 

6,292 

Assets held for sale

18 

 

448 

 

106 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

18,254 

 

19,881 

 

20,247 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

78,689 

 

80,927 

 

80,431 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

(4,869)

 

(4,914)

 

(3,725)

Contingent consideration liabilities

(765)

 

(776)

 

(765)

Trade and other payables

(15,230)

 

(15,142)

 

(15,840)

Derivative financial instruments

(114)

 

(127)

 

(221)

Current tax payable

(717)

 

(428)

 

(545)

Short-term provisions

(722)

 

(792)

 

(1,052)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

(22,417)

 

(22,179)

 

(22,148)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term borrowings

(20,736)

 

(23,334)

 

(23,425)

Corporation tax payable

(182)

 

(195)

 

(176)

Deferred tax liabilities

(3,666)

 

(3,917)

 

(3,600)

Pensions and other post-employment benefits

(3,380)

 

(3,771)

 

(3,650)

Other provisions

(687)

 

(782)

 

(707)

Derivative financial instruments

(1)

 

(6)

 

(10)

Contingent consideration liabilities

(5,047)

 

(5,329)

 

(5,104)

Other non-current liabilities

(825)

 

(789)

 

(803)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

(34,524)

 

(38,123)

 

(37,475)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

(56,941)

 

(60,302)

 

(59,623)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET ASSETS

21,748 

 

20,625 

 

20,808 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

1,347 

 

1,346 

 

1,346 

Share premium account

3,300 

 

3,280 

 

3,281 

Retained earnings

7,783 

 

7,055 

 

6,755 

Other reserves

2,996 

 

2,605 

 

3,205 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders' equity

15,426 

 

14,286 

 

14,587 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests

6,322 

 

6,339 

 

6,221 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY

21,748 

 

20,625 

 

20,808 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of changes in equity

 

 

Share

capital

£m

Share

premium

£m

Retained

earnings

£m

Other

reserves

£m

Share-

holders'

equity

£m

Non-

controlling

interests

£m

Total

equity

£m

 

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