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Oct 22, 2021

Notice of Revisions to Financial Forecasts

Name of listed company: Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Code number: 4519 (1st Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)
Head office: 1-1, Nihonbashi-Muromachi 2-Chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
President & CEO: Osamu Okuda
Inquiries to: Toshiya Sasai
Head of Corporate Communications Dept.

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has revised the full-year financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending December 2021 announced on February 4, 2021, considering the recent trend of business results, as follows.

1. Revised consolidated financial forecasts for the full fiscal year ending December 2021 (January 1 to December 31, 2021)

RevenuesCore operating profitCore earnings per shareCore dividend payout ratio
Previous forecast (A) ¥800.0 billion ¥320.0 billion ¥141.00 42.6%
Revised forecast (B) ¥970.0 billion ¥400.0 billion ¥178.00 Undecided
Difference (B-A) +¥170.0 billion +¥80.0 billion +¥37.00 -
Percentage change +21.3% +25.0% +26.2% -
(Reference) Results of the previous year (FY2020) ¥786.9 billion ¥307.9 billion ¥133.39 41.2%

2. Reasons for the revisions
Forecast of Revenues has been revised to ¥970.0 billion, an increase of ¥170.0 billion from the previous forecast. For domestic sales, forecasted sales amount attributable to the supply of Ronapreve to the government for the fiscal year has been included, and the progress and revised assumptions for each product including Avastin and Tecentriq, which have progressed better than the previous forecast have been reflected. For overseas sales, exports of Actemra and Hemlibra to Roche have been forecasted to be higher than the previous forecast. For royalties and other operating income, the forecast of income and one-time income for Actemra and Hemlibra has also been updated.

Core operating profit forecast has also been revised to ¥400.0 billion, an increase of ¥80.0 billion from the previous forecast. In addition to the above-mentioned revision of revenue forecast, higher cost to sales ratio due to a change in the product mix from the original assumption, etc., foreign exchange effects and increases in some expenses attributable to increased sales and profits have been included.

Core EPS is forecasted to be ¥178.00, an increase of ¥37.00 from the previous forecast. Year-end dividend forecast and the forecast for the Core dividend payout ratio have not been determined at this time.

The revised full-year consolidated forecasts are based on updated foreign exchange rate assumptions: 1CHF = 117 JPY, 1EUR = 130 JPY, 1USD = 107 JPY, and 1SGD = 81 JPY.


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