medmix revises FY 2023 expectations downwards on destocking in Dental market

    Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR
    Baar/Switzerland, October 30, 2023

     

    medmix revises FY 2023 expectations downwards on destocking in Dental market

    • Rebalancing of Dental end market inventories throughout value chain taking longer, contrary to previous customer expectations, with anticipated restocking now delayed to next year
    • Temporary impact, as Dental market continues to grow with unchanged demand fundamentals
    • Dental market segment key contributor to medmix revenues and profit, prompting revision of current-year financial expectations1 as follows:
      • Organic revenue growth broadly flat (vs. 5% to 7% previously)
      • Adjusted EBITDA margin of between 19% and 20% (vs. "around 22% previously")
    • Drug Delivery, Surgery, Beauty market segments each continuing double-digit growth path
    • Industry market segment recovery plan on track, with volumes in line with expectations
    • Investor conference call at 8:30 CET this morning (details below)

    In July 2023, medmix’ customer forecasts indicated that Dental end market destocking would be completed by the end of this year, with the clear expectation that end users would start replenishing inventories during the second half. However, the order run rate for the Dental market segment does not reflect this anticipated improvement, despite underlying market growth. As a result, medmix now no longer assumes a recovery in second-half organic revenues for the Dental market segment.

    Dental market segment customers are now communicating greater uncertainty about the timing of restocking than just a few months ago. Driven by increasing interest rates, market participants within the Dental channel have an increased focus on capital allocation and are faced with the need to optimize costs throughout the value chain. Facilitated by shorter realizable delivery lead-times, inventories are now being driven to even lower levels.

    By contrast, medmix’ Drug Delivery, Surgery and Beauty market segments continue the positive year-on-year trends seen at the half year, with all three segments growing organic revenues at a double-digit rate.

    Industry market segment volumes remain subdued, in line with company expectations. medmix is increasingly able to meet customer demand and is on track to reach planned full capacity by the end of this year at its new state-of-the-art production plant in Valencia, Spain.

    For the current year, medmix now expects broadly flat organic revenue growth instead of the previously assumed 5% to 7% growth. Due to its size and profitability, the shortfall in volumes from the Dental market segment has a greater-than-average influence on medmix. As a result, medmix now assumes an adjusted EBITDA margin of between 19% and 20% for 2023, instead of around 22%, as previously communicated.

    medmix continues to believe that the destocking phenomenon within the Dental market segment is temporary, albeit now prolonged, and remains confident in the underlying fundamentals of its end markets and its long-term strategic direction.

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    1Please note that because of the changes to our overall assumptions, medmix also expects net income to be significantly lower in 2023 compared to the previous year.

    Investor conference call

    medmix management will make a short webcast presentation at 8:30 CET this morning to elaborate on the above points and be available afterwards to answer questions. The call is scheduled to end at 9:00 CET.

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    About medmix

    medmix is a global leader in high-precision delivery devices. We occupy leading positions in the healthcare, consumer and industrial end-markets. Our customers benefit from a dedication to innovation and technological advancement that has resulted in over 900 active patents. Our 14 production sites worldwide together with our highly motivated and experienced team of nearly 2’600 employees provide our customers with uncompromising quality, proximity and agility. medmix is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. Our shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: MEDX). www.medmix.swiss

     

    Inquiries:

    Media Relations, medmix: Astrid ZumMallen, communications@medmix.com

    Investor Relations, medmix: James Amoroso, investorrelations@medmix.com

     

    This document may contain forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, projections of financial developments, market activity, or future performance of products and solutions containing risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to change based on known or unknown risks and various other factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from the statements made herein.

     

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    Head of Investor Relations

    +41 41 723 73 57

    investorrelations@medmix.com

    Malaika Schroeder

    Global Corporate Communications Lead

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