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Leverkusen (pta032/09.08.2021/15:00) - Leverkusen, Germany, August 9, 2021 - Biofrontera AG (NASDAQ: BFRA; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: B8F) (the "Company"), an international biopharmaceutical company, today reported preliminary, unaudited revenue for the month of July 2021.
The Company's preliminary, unaudited revenue from product sales in July 2021 amounted to approximately EUR 1,570 thousand, compared to EUR 1,523 thousand in July 2020, an increase of 3%.
Preliminary revenues from product sales in the US were around EUR 1,026 thousand compared to EUR 795 thousand in July 2020, an increase of 29%. In Germany, revenues from product sales amounted to approximately EUR 357 thousand, compared to EUR 572 thousand in July 2020, a decrease of 38%. In this context, the relatively high comparative sales in July 2020 in Germany resulted from catch-up effects due to the weak previous months caused by the pandemic. In the rest of Europe, the Company generated product sales of around EUR 187 thousand, compared to EUR 156 thousand in July 2020, a plus of 20%.
Preliminary unaudited revenues
|in EUR thousands||July 2021||July 2020||July 2019||Jan - Jul 2021||Jan - Jul 2020||Jan - Jul 2019|
|Europe (ex Germany)||187||156||210||1,906||1,121||1,567|
|Total revenue from product sales||1,57||1,523||1,441||14,664||11,198||15,183|
|Revenues from R&D projects and license payments||0||52||113||0||6,493||275|
Due to commercial rounding, rounding differences may occur in tables.
Due to the pandemic, the monthly and year-to-date sales development is also compared with sales in 2019 for increased transparency. As such, an increase of 9% in July 2021 for total product sales was achieved in all markets compared to July 2019. In the USA, product sales increased by about 15% compared to July 2019. In July 2021, sales were up by around 6% in Germany while sales revenue in the remaining European markets decreased by approximately 11% compared to July 2019.
Compared to 2019, product sales in all markets were down by around 3% compared to sales in the period January to July 2021. Year-to-date sales in 2021 increased by around 23% in Germany and by 22% in the rest of the European market compared to the same period in 2019. Revenue in the US market was down 13%, mainly due to weak sales in January, February, and the first half of March this year due to the pandemic, as well as the lack of or lower sales of Aktipak® and Xepi® compared to the period January to July 2019.
Pamela Keck, Head of Investor Relations
Biofrontera AG is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development and sale of dermatological drugs and medical cosmetics.
The Germany-based company, with over 150 employees worldwide, develops and markets innovative products for the care, protection and treatment of the skin. The company's lead product is the combination of Ameluz®, a topical prescription drug, and medical device BF-RhodoLED® for the photodynamic therapy of certain superficial skin cancers and their precursors. Ameluz® has been marketed in the EU since 2012 and in the United States since May 2016. In addition, the company markets the prescription medication Xepi® for the treatment of impetigo in the United States. In the EU, the company also sells the dermocosmetics series Belixos®, which offers specialized care for damaged or diseased skin.
Biofrontera is the first German founder-led pharmaceutical company to receive a centralized European and a US approval for a drug developed in-house. The Biofrontera Group was founded in 1997 by the current CEO Prof. Dr. Hermann Lübbert and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) and on the US NASDAQ.www.biofrontera.com.
emitter: Biofrontera AG
address: Hemmelrather Weg 201, 51377 Leverkusen
contact person: Investor Relations
phone: +49 (0) 214 87 63 20
ISIN(s): DE0006046113 (share)
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