Notice of the Revised Forecast of Consolidated Financials for FY2019 (IFRS)

Notice of the Revised Forecast of Consolidated Financials for FY2019 (IFRS)

October 31, 2019

Osaka, Japan, October 31, 2019 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) announced today, based on the latest business circumstances, the revised forecast of the full year consolidated financials for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, as below.


1.Revised Forecast for Full Year Consolidated Financials for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2020

(millions of yen)





Profit before
income taxes

Net profit attributable
to owners of
the Company

Basic earnings
per share

Previous Forecast (A)*1






-236.05 yen

Revised Forecast (B)






-175.31 yen

Discrepancy (B-A)






+60.74 yen

Change %







Consolidated Results
for the Year Ending
March 31, 2019






113.50 yen

*1 Announced on July 31, 2019.


2.Reasons for Revision

The revised forecast in the table above reflects the business momentum of Takeda’s 14 global brands and favorability of operating expenses and cost synergies.

The revenue forecast has been decreased by 40.0 billion JPY, or 1.2%, to 3,260.0 billion JPY, predominantly reflecting the negative impact of foreign currency, mostly the appreciation of the yen, and the NATPARA recall in the U.S.*2, partially offset by upwardly revised assumptions for products such as ENTYVIO, TAKECAB and VYVANSE.

Core Operating Profit has been increased by 20.0 billion JPY, or 2.2%, to 930.0 billion JPY, reflecting the positive impact from cost efficiencies and synergies. The Operating Profit forecast has been increased by 56.0 billion JPY, or 33.7%, to a loss of 110.0 billion JPY, reflecting the increase in Core Operating Profit and revised assumptions for the full year impact of purchase price accounting expenses*3.

Reported EPS has been increased by 60.74 JPY to a loss of 175.31 JPY, benefitting from the recognition of a non-cash deferred tax benefit relating to the Tax Reform in Switzerland.

In September 2019, NATPARA was recalled in the U.S. due to an issue related to the rubber septum of its cartridge.

*3 Takeda has made adjustments to the provisional fair value as of the acquisition date of assets acquired through the acquisition of Shire including NATPARA, and accordingly revised assumptions for the full year impact of purchase price accounting. The revised forecast reflects decrease in amortization expense of intangible assets and decreased amount charged to cost of sales from unwinding of the fair value step-up on inventory.


3.Upgrading Management Guidance

Takeda has upwardly revised its full-year profit and margin guidance with business momentum more than offsetting the recall of NATPARA in the U.S.


Previous Guidance
(July 31, 2019)

Revised Guidance
(October 31, 2019)

Underlying Revenue Growth*4

Flat to slightly increasing

Flat to slightly increasing

Underlying Core Operating Profit Margin

Mid-to-high-twenties %

High-twenties %

Underlying Core EPS

360 – 380 yen

370 – 390 yen

Annual dividend per share

180 yen

180 yen

*4 Constant Exchange Rate growth compared to baseline of 3,300 billion JPY. This baseline revenue is a pro-forma which adds Legacy Shire’s (April – December 2018) revenue previously reported under US GAAP and conformed to IFRS without material differences, excluding Legacy Shire’s oncology business, which was sold in August 2018, and converted to JPY using FY2018 full year average rate (111 JPY/USD). Baseline revenue is also adjusted for divested assets such as Techpool, Multilab, and TACHOSIL from Legacy Takeda and XIIDRA from Legacy Shire.


Investor Relations
Takashi Okubo, +81-(0)3-3278-2306
[email protected]

Media Relations
Kazumi Kobayashi, +81 (0)3-3278-2095
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Takeda’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). The revenue of Shire plc (“Shire”), which were presently, presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”), have been conformed to IFRS, without material difference.
The Shire acquisition closed on January 8, 2019, and our consolidated results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019 include Shire’s results from January 8, 2019 to March 31, 2019. References to “Legacy Takeda” businesses are to our businesses held prior to our acquisition of Shire. References to “Legacy Shire” businesses are to those businesses acquired through the Shire acquisition.
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