Fiscal year 2015: Record sales and creation of new jobs

March 11, 2016
  • Sales grow 13.8% in local currency and pass the 200 million CHF threshold
  • EBIT margin of 18.5% and EBITDA margin of 27.2%
  • Net income increases 9.5% to 31.8 million CHF
  • Market leadership extended and American Peptide Company integrated
  • About 80 new jobs created in Switzerland; expansion at all company sites
  • Increase in dividend from 2.00 to 2.25 CHF proposed
  • Healthy order backlog, further sustainable growth expected

Bubendorf/Basel, March 11, 2016 – Bachem Group (SIX: BANB), the market leader in the field of peptide chemistry with a distinctive focus on quality and innovation, looks back on a successful fiscal year. Group sales reached a new record high of 208.6 million CHF (2014: 183.9 million CHF, +13.4% in CHF and +13.8% in local currency/LC). Excluding last year’s extraordinary gain of 2.0 million CHF on the divestment of the immunology product line, Bachem increased its operating profit (EBIT) for fiscal 2015 by 13.5% to 38.5 million CHF. This figure includes a negative amount of 0.9 million USD in connection with the business activities acquired from American Peptide Company (APC). Despite this one-time effect, Bachem was able to slightly raise its EBIT margin to 18.5% (previous year: 18.4% excluding gain on sale of immunology product line). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to 56.8 million CHF (previous year: 55.1 million CHF), which corresponds to a high EBITDA margin of 27.2%. With these figures Bachem completely achieved its sales targets for fiscal 2015 amid a persisting competitive market environment and increased its bottom-line profit significantly to 31.8 million CHF, despite negative currency effects and a negative earnings contribution from APC.


At Bachem, we believe that our employees make the difference. Representing our corporate culture of passion and commitment, they are the foundation of our success. We therefore strive to attract, retain, and develop highly motivated, well-qualified individuals.

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