Notice of the Revised Forecast of Consolidated Financials for FY2020 (IFRS)

Notice of the Revised Forecast of Consolidated Financials for FY2020 (IFRS)

July 31, 2020

Osaka, Japan, July 31, 2020 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) announced today, the revised forecast of the full year consolidated financials for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, as below.


  1. Revised Forecast for Full Year Consolidated Financials for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2021


 (millions of yen)





Profit before
income taxes

Net profit attributable
to owners of the Company

Basic earnings
per share

Core EPS

Previous Forecast (A)*






38.52 yen

420 yen

Revised Forecast (B)






58.91 yen

420 yen

Discrepancy (B-A)




Change %




* Announced on May 13, 2020.


  1. Reasons for Revision

The revenue forecast has not been changed at 3,250.0 billion JPY.

The Operating Profit forecast has been increased by 40.0 billion JPY, or 11.3%, to 395.0 billion JPY. This reflects a net positive effect of one-time items recognized during the first quarter of FY2020: an approximately 60.0 billion JPY profit due to an update to previously recognized liabilities for SHP647 to reflect a change in expected future costs, such as program termination costs, as a result of the European Commission’s decision to release Takeda from the obligation to divest SHP647; and an approximately 20.0 billion JPY loss due to the remeasurement of contingent consideration assets at fair value as a result of Novartis’ withdrawal of the Marketing Authorisation Application in Europe for XIIDRA.

The profit before tax forecast has been increased by 30.0 billion JPY, or 15.0%, to 230.0 billion JPY. This reflects an approximately 10.0 billion JPY loss of associates accounted for using the equity method recognized during the first quarter of FY2020, mainly due to an impairment charge on certain assets recognized by Teva Takeda Pharma Ltd.

The forecast for net profit for the period attributable to owners of the Company has been increased by 32.0 billion JPY, or 53.3%, to 92.0 billion JPY, due to the factors explained above and associated tax benefits.

The forecasts for Core Operating Profit and Core EPS remain unchanged as the factors explained above are unusual, non-recurring items and unrelated to our ongoing operations.


  1. Management Guidance

There are no changes in the Management Guidance.


Previous Guidance
(May 13, 2020)

Revised Guidance
(July 31, 2020)

Underlying Revenue Growth

Low-single-digit growth

Low-single-digit growth

Underlying Core Operating Profit Growth

High-single-digit growth

High-single-digit growth

Underlying Core Operating Profit Margin



Underlying Core EPS Growth

Low-teen growth

Low-teen growth

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Diseases, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries.
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