GSK plc

02/01/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/01/2023 01:05

GSK delivers strong 2022 performance with full year sales of £29.3 billion +19% AER, +13% CER; Total EPS 371.4p >100% Adjusted EPS of 139.7p +27% AER, +15% CER from continuing[...]


Step change in commercial execution drives strong sales growth across Specialty Medicines and Vaccines

  • Sales of £29.3 billion +19% AER, +13% CER. Sales +15% AER, +10% CER excluding COVID-19 solutions
  • Specialty Medicines £11.3 billion +37% AER, +29% CER; HIV +20% AER, +12% CER; Oncology +23% AER, +17% CER; Immuno-inflammation and other specialty +29% AER +20% CER; COVID-19 solutions (Xevudy) sales £2.3 billion
  • Vaccines £7.9 billion +17% AER, +11% CER; Shingrix £3 billion +72% AER, +60% CER
  • General Medicines £10.1 billion +5% AER, +1% CER

Prioritised investment and cost discipline support strong growth in operating profit and EPS

  • Total continuing operating margin 21.9%. Total EPS 371.4p > 100% primarily reflecting the gain from discontinued operations arising on the demerger of the Consumer Healthcare business. Total continuing EPS 110.8p +34% AER, +18% CER
  • Adjusted operating margin 27.8%. Adjusted operating profit growth +26% AER, +14% CER. This included a decline in growth from COVID-19 solutions of approximately 3% AER and CER
  • Adjusted EPS 139.7p +27% AER, +15% CER. This included a decline in growth from COVID-19 solutions of approximately 4% AER, 3% CER
  • Full-year 2022 cash generated from operations attributable to continuing operations £7.9 billion. Full-year free cash flow £3.3 billion

R&D delivery and business development supports future growth

  • Innovative pipeline of 69 vaccines and specialty medicines based on science of the immune system, with 18 in phase III/registration
  • Potential best in class RSV older adults candidate vaccine filed in US, EU, Japan; Shingrix interim 10-year data presented at ID Week 2022; acquisition of Affinivax completed, including phase II next-generation vaccine for pneumococcal disease and use of innovative MAPs technology
  • Continued progress in development of long-acting HIV treatments; positive phase II data on N6LS broadly-neutralising antibody presented at HIV Glasgow
  • Pivotal phase III trials for gepotidacin antibiotic for uncomplicated UTIs stopped early for efficacy; positive phase IIb data for bepirovirsen, potential functional cure for chronic hepatitis B; exclusive licence agreement with Spero Therapeutics for tebipenem Hbr, late-stage antibiotic for complicated UTIs
  • Expansion of depemokimab phase III programme with trials for long-acting IL-5 inhibitor in three additional eosinophil-driven diseases
  • 4 approvals anticipated in 2023: RSV OA vaccine (US, EU, JP); Jemperli in 1L endometrial cancer (US); momelotinib in myelofibrosis (US) and daprodustat in chronic kidney disease (US, EU)

Confident in outlooks for turnover and Adjusted operating profit growth

  • 2023 Turnover expected to increase between 6% to 8%; Adjusted operating profit expected to increase between 10% to 12%; EPS expected to increase between 12% to 15%
  • 2023 Guidance at CER and excludes any contribution from COVID-19 solutions
  • 13.75p dividend declared for the Q4 2022. No change to expected dividend from GSK of 56.5p/share for 2023