Constant Currency Net Revenues Increased 10% Quarter-over-Quarter in 1Q23, and 22% increase in Adjusted EBITDA, With Strong Demand of RX and Softgel Portfolios, Offset by Clinical Specialty Covid Portfolio
MIAMI and BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, June 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Procaps Group, S.A. (NASDAQ: PROC) (“Procaps”), a leading integrated international healthcare and pharmaceutical services company, today announced its 1Q23 financial results.
“We are executing on our value creation initiatives and capturing meaningful savings as we build a solid foundation and transition toward new paths for growth and shareholder value,” said Rubén Minski, CEO of Procaps.
Financial Highlights 1Q23
- Net revenues totaled $84 million for 1Q23, impacted mainly by currency devaluation. On a constant currency basis, net revenues increased by 10%.
- Gross profit for 1Q23 totaled $46 million, with a 55% gross margin.
- Adjusted EBITDA reached $9 million, in line with previous year, with an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 11%. On a constant currency basis, adjusted EBITDA reached $11 million in 1Q23, a 22% increase vs. 1Q22.
“The first quarter of 2023 showed strong signs of recovery after a complex 2022. Although the first quarter is traditionally our weakest quarter, we see already some of the 2022 headwinds starting to subside, which combined with our strong growth in constant currency, is a great indicator about a much improved 2023. We are facing a challenging 2Q23, as the exchange rate presents a drag on our results, and we have a high comparison base from 2Q22, but demand growth is as robust as ever across our Rx products, and our B2B business is receiving new orders that support our belief that we will have a positive second half of the year.
“The first quarter of 2023 was highlighted by the launch of new products and the strong ramp up of new products launched in the last 36 months, with approximately $27 million net sales coming from new products in the first quarter, and the solid demand for our RX portfolio, that helped to offset decreases in our Clinical Specialty Covid Portfolio.
“Our value-creation initiatives to reduce costs, improve margins and near-term profitability has continued to provide savings above and beyond our planned goals. Since the beginning of this year, we have been focused on these initiatives, including SG&A efficiency, R&D and operations optimization, among others. As of March 31st, 2023, total execution of our savings capture rate was approximately 30%. The goal is to achieve up to $15 million of recurring savings to be realized over the next 18 months.
“Looking ahead in 2023, we expect to see continuing challenges and uncertainties, but we believe our aggressive growth plan including new product launches and rollouts, combined with our value-creation initiatives, on the back of a robust and growing base demand, will position us to achieve our near and long-term goals,” concluded Minski.
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About Procaps Group
Procaps Group, S.A. ("Procaps”) (NASDAQ: PROC) is a developer of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solutions, medicines, and hospital supplies that reach more than 50 countries in all five continents. Procaps has a direct presence in 13 countries in the Americas and more than 5,500 employees working under a sustainable model. Procaps develops, manufactures, and markets over the counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products and prescription pharmaceutical drugs (Rx), nutritional supplements and high-potency clinical solutions. For more information, visit www.procapsgroup.com or Procaps Group’s investor relations website investor.procapsgroup.com.
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EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin and Net Debt-to- Adjusted EBITDA ratio
We define EBITDA as profit (loss) for the period before interest expense, net, income tax expense and depreciation and amortization. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA further adjusted to exclude certain isolated costs incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain transaction costs incurred in connection with the business combination (“Business Combination”) with Union Acquisition Corp. II (“Union”), certain listing expenses incurred in connection with the Business Combination, certain costs related to business transformation initiatives, certain foreign currency translation adjustments and certain other finance costs, and other nonrecurring nonoperational or unordinary items as the Company may deem appropriate from time to time. We also report Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of net revenue as an additional measure so investors may evaluate our Adjusted EBITDA margins. None of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA margin are presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) or IFRS and are non-IFRS financial measures.
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Use of Constant Currency
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