Thursday, august 25, 2022 tagFinancial results

Provisional annual results at end June 2022

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The solid performance of the Nordic countries has led to an improvement in the results of the Ramsay Santé group, despite the persistent challenges of high inflation, a shortage of nursing and clinical staff and the ongoing pandemic, in which Ramsay Santé has continued to play a leading role in Europe.

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In line with its Yes We Care 2025 strategic plan, Ramsay Santé has continued to invest at a level comparable with previous years in order to consolidate its position with patients as a comprehensive and integrated healthcare player in continental Europe.

  • With more than 10,000 COVID patients treated in France, including 4,500 in critical care, Ramsay Santé has maintained its commitment to combating COVID over the past 12 months. In Sweden, we have continued to shoulder significant responsibility both in the care of COVID patients and in limiting the effects of the pandemic on individuals and society. For example, approximately 600,000 doses of COVID vaccine were administered to patients, in our Swedish facilities in particular to our nursing home residents. In addition, we continued to manage almost 20% of all COVID-related hospital care in the Stockholm area. 
  • Growth was strong in the 3 Nordic countries, particularly in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MSO) hospitalisations, up 14% on the previous year, excluding Germany. Consultations in primary care centres in Sweden, including teleconsultations, were up 16%. In France, full MSO inpatient hospital admissions fell by 4.1%, while day patient admissions rose by 3%. The same trend affects our Follow-up Care and Rehabilitation (FCR) activity with a 1.1% drop in inpatients and a 27.6% increase in day patients.
  • Total investments for the period amounted to €217 million compared with €220 million last year. More than 40% of investments correspond to growth and digital investments. These investments are necessary to uphold our operational and medical excellence. The number of primary care centres has increased by 28% from 130 to 167 in 2022. We have opened our first 5 primary care centres in France and invested in 2 new surgical robots. We have also established capital and operational partnerships with the Resilience and NewCard start-ups. In January 2022, we launched Ramsay Services, a digital platform.
  • Reported annual turnover is €4,301 million, up 6.9%. Adjusted for changes in the scope of consolidation and at constant exchange rates, turnover for the year ending June 30th 2022 is up with very solid organic turnover growth of 6.0%.
  • Reported EBITDA increased by 2.3% to €658.4 million (prior year €643.8 million) with a margin of 15.3% (prior year 16.0%). EBITDA development was positively impacted by activity in Nordic countries, which compensated for increases in inflation and personnel costs. The revenue guarantee system put in place by the French government generated €99 million in income for the year ending June 30th 2022, compared with an income of €103 million for the year ending June 30th 2021.
  • The group share of net profit is €118.4 million, benefiting from the increase in activity and improved results, representing 2.8% of turnover. 
  • Net financial debt at the end of June 30th 2022 amounts to €3,710 million, including €2,118 million of IFRS 16 liabilities.


Pascal Roché, CEO of Ramsay Santé
says:

“In 2022, for the first time, Ramsay Santé exceeded the threshold of 10 million patients treated in Europe in its various activities, within and outside its facilities, as well as in digital. During the year, the Group mobilised more than ever for the care of Covid patients, and reinforced its ability to treat all patients for all pathologies. In France, our commitment is reflected in the fact that 10% of patients admitted are beneficiaries of Universal Medical Coverage (CMU). The Group has also taken an innovative approach to human resources in France with the signing of an ambitious agreement on quality of life in the workplace. Financial results remain solid, with growth of 6.9% and a slightly lower EBITDA margin (15.3% under IFRS16 in 2022 vs. 16.0% in 2021). These results are due to sustained organic growth as well as acquisitions in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. This demonstrates the relevance of our strategy of consolidating our position as an integrated European health care operator and orchestrating coordinated care pathways, allowing us to guarantee quality and accessibility for all.”

These provisional accounts were presented to the Board of Directors at its meeting on August 25th 2022. The audit process is well underway. The final financial statements for the year ending June 30th 2022 will be available to the public when the company's Universal Registration Document is published in late October 2022.

Summary of results

In € million

From 1 July 2021 to
30 June 2022

Variation

From 1 July 2020 to
30 June 2021

Turnover

4301.0

+6.9%

4 022.6

EBITDA (IFRS 16)

658.4

+2.3%

643.8

Underlying Operating Profit

281.1

+3.3%

272.0

As a % of turnover

+6.5%

-0.3 point

+6.8%

Operating Profit

291.2

+16.2%

250.6

Group share of Net Profit

118.4

 

65.0

Earnings per share (in €)

1.07

 

0.59



Breakdown of revenue by operating segment

In € million

From 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022

From 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Variation

Île-de-France

1057.9

1000.8

+5.7%

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

579.6

561.7

+3.2%

Hauts de France

393.4

380.6

+3.4%

Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur

169.1

161.4

+4.8%

Bourgogne Franche Comté

133.7

107.4

+24.5%

Other regions

669.8

655.3

+2.2%

Nordic countries

1297.4

1155.4

+12.3%

Reported Turnover

4301.0

4022.6

+6.9%

 

 

 

 

Of which:
- Turnover on a like-for-like basis and at constant exchange rates


4215.1


3977.4


+6.0%

- Impact of acquisitions and disposals and exchange rate movements

85.9

45.2

 


Note: The table above details the contributions of the various operating segments to the Group's consolidated turnover.  

Significant events of the financial year:

Health crisis due to the COVID Pandemic

The financial year ending June 30th 2022 was impacted by the ongoing health crisis due to the COVID pandemic in all countries where the Group operates.

France

In France, private hospitals have maintained their action plans to combat the COVID epidemic and their level of investment in conjunction with and in support of public hospitals, in accordance with the national health plan.

Ramsay Santé upheld its commitment to treating COVID patients with more than 10,000 COVID patients treated in France, including 4,500 in critical care. Like other hospital operators, Ramsay Santé has continued to be supported by measures implemented by the government. The main measures during the period concern:
The revenue guarantee
Grants compensating for additional costs related to COVID

The revenue guarantee covered the entire financial year for Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MSO) and Follow-up Care and Rehabilitation (FCR). It was only in place for the first half of the year (July-December 2021) for Mental Health activities, given the reform of the financing of Mental Health activities (MH) towards an allocation model in force since January 1st 2022.

The amount of the funding guarantee recognised by the Group for the year ending June 30th 2022 amounts to €99 million (€103 million for the previous year) and is reported in the income statement under “Other operating income”.

In addition to the revenue guarantee, the government also adjusted the levels of grants usually paid to health care institutions in order to compensate for the additional costs related to the COVID crisis that would not otherwise be covered. These subsidies are reported in the income statement under “Other operating income” for €89.8 million (€72.3 million for the previous financial year). Given the time lag between when costs are incurred by facilities and notification by the Regional Health Authorities of the corresponding subsidies, a significant portion of the subsidies reported during the period corresponds to financing for additional costs incurred during the previous financial year, a situation similar to that of the same period last year. Of the total amount of funding recognised in the period, €27.5 million (€14.5 million in the previous year) corresponds to amounts received for the funding of additional costs incurred in the previous year.

Outside France

The Group's facilities in Scandinavia played an active role in the care of COVID patients as well as in screening and vaccinating the population, backing up public institutions and in close collaboration with the supervisory authorities. Nevertheless, activity was impacted by the health crisis during the period, in particular for inpatient care in Sweden but also in Denmark and Norway where the authorities suspended admissions at the height of the spread of the virus from December 2021 to February 2022. Despite these periods of disruption, the overall activity level and profits were strong as activity was boosted during the periods when normal activity resumed.

In Sweden, Sankt Göran Hospital and the Group-operated geriatric hospitals in Stockholm played a key role in managing the outbreak with over 100 beds dedicated to COVID patients. Sankt Göran, together with the Stockholm geriatric hospitals, treated almost 20% of all COVID patients in the Stockholm area throughout the pandemic. The Group contributed significantly to the screening and vaccination effort in Sweden and to screening in Norway.

Whilst no support measures were implemented in Norway and Denmark, our facilities in Sweden received grants to cover additional operating costs. In total, the amount of aid received by our institutions in Sweden was €32.2 million in the period, compared to €61.5 million in the previous period.

Scope of consolidation

Ramsay Santé finalised the acquisition of 10 entities in Scandinavia during the year. These acquisitions are complementary to the current business and expand the scope of the Group's services as well as its geographic footprint. In total, these acquisitions represented a net investment of €288.6 million.

Furthermore, Ramsay Santé completed the acquisition of GHP Specialty Care AB (“GHP”) in May 2022, for an enterprise value of €238 million. In the 12 months ending December 2021, GHP's turnover amounted to €137 million. GHP employs 765 FTEs. This acquisition contributed €29 million in turnover and €1.9 million in EBITDA to Ramsay Santé's accounts in the year ended 30 June 2022.

Indicative offer received by Ramsay Health Care Limited 

On April 20th 2022, Ramsay Générale de Santé noted the announcement by Ramsay Health Care Limited, its Australian reference shareholder listed on the Sydney Stock Exchange, confirming that it had received a non-binding and conditional indicative offer from a consortium of financial investors led by KKR to acquire 100% of the share capital of Ramsay Health Care Limited. 

On August 25th 2022, Ramsay Health Care Limited issued a further announcement stating that the consortium was continuing to consider the transaction and had confirmed the terms of its indicative offer, which remains subject to certain conditions, including the completion of due diligence of Ramsay Health Care Limited and access to non-public information relating to Ramsay Générale de Santé, and that the Board of Ramsay Générale de Santé had requested the usual information required in such circumstances from the consortium in order to assess the  request for access to this non-public information.

The full press release issued by Ramsay Health Care Limited can be viewed on the Ramsay Health Care Limited website (www.ramsayhealth.com).


Comments on the annual accounts

Activity and turnover:

In the financial year ending June 30th 2022, Ramsay Santé Group reported a consolidated turnover of €4,301.0 million, compared with €4,022.6 million for the period from July 1st 2020 to June 30th 2021, an increase of 6.9%. Please note that the financing guarantee scheme in the Group's accounts has no impact on reported turnover as it is reported in the income statement under “Other operating income”.

On a like-for-like basis and at constant exchange rates, the Group’s turnover increased by 6.0% with one additional working day. 

Changes in the scope of consolidation are due to divestment of the German business and two clinics in France in the previous financial year, combined with acquisitions in the Nordic region over the last 12 months.

For the financial year ending June 30th 2022, the overall activity of Ramsay Santé’s French entities continued to be impacted by the consequences of the COVID pandemic. The main effects were related to the cancellation of certain scheduled medical and surgical activities during the peaks of the pandemic but also from limiting the number of patients per room. In total, the number of patient admissions increased by 3.2% compared with last year. This increase is mainly related to comparatively lower volumes in 2020-2021, as the negative impact of the COVID pandemic on patients' willingness to access care recedes in our follow-up care, rehabilitation and mental health activities.

The variation by business line breaks down as follows:
+0.3% in medicine, surgery and obstetrics
+23.8% in follow-up care and rehabilitation
+11,4% in mental health

As part of its public service missions, the Group recorded a 16.2% increase in the number of emergency room visits during the past year, with approximately 755,000 visits to our facilities in France. 

Organic turnover growth in Nordic countries for the year ending June 30th 2022 was +7.4% compared with last year. Organic turnover growth was boosted by both investments and new contracts, additional services related to COVID screening and vaccination, and continued positive turnover growth in the underlying business. Scandinavian business also benefited from the latest acquisitions, which contributed €66 million of additional turnover during the financial year, net of the impact of disposals (German business sold at the end of 2020). 

Results:

EBITDA reached €658.4 million for the financial year ending June 30th 2022, up 2.3% on a reported basis. The Group's EBITDA at 30 June 2022 includes 99.1 million related to the revenue guarantee system described in the paragraph “Significant events of the financial year” above, as well as cost compensations for COVID surcharges for France and Sweden. EBITDA was also positively impacted by the organic growth of the business, particularly in the Nordic region. On a comparable basis, at constant scope and exchange rates, EBITDA increased by 1.3% during the year.

The EBITDA margin as a percentage of turnover was 15.3%, compared with 16.0% for the same period last year on a reported basis. On a like-for-like basis and at constant exchange rates, the EBITDA margin dropped slightly from 16.2% to 15.4%.  

Underlying operating profit amounted to €281.1 million between July 1st 2021 and June 30th 2022 (or 6.5% of turnover), up 3.3% on the previous year.

Other non-current income and expenses represent a net income of €10.2 million for the period ending June 30th 2022, consisting mainly of gains on the disposal of vacant real estate assets, divestments of tangible and intangible assets, and release of provisions related to the disposal of Capio's business in Germany. From July 1st 2020 to June 30th 2021, other non-current income and expenses represented a net expense of €21.4 million.

The cost of net financial debt amounted to €123.5 million for the year ending June 30th 2022, compared with €123.2 million the previous year. This includes interest on Senior debt and, in accordance with IFRS 16, the Group recorded a financial interest expense of €72.3 million related to lease debt (€71.1 million the previous year).

The Group’s share of net income for the period from July 1st 2021 to June 30th 2022 amounted to €118.4 million, or 2.8% of turnover, compared with €65.0 million for the period from July 1st 2020 to June 30th 2021. 

Financing:

Net financial debt on June 30th 2022 was €3,709.9 million compared with €3,230.5 million on June 30th 2021. Net debt includes €1,763.6 million in non-current borrowings and €35.4 million in current borrowings, offset by €132,5 million in cash and cash equivalents.

The application of IFRS 16 to operating leases contributed €2,118.3 million to net financial debt at June 30th, of which €1,922.3 million was non-current lease debt and €196.0 million was current lease debt.
During the first half of this fiscal year, Ramsay Santé carried out a Euro Private Placement bond issue for a total financing amount of €100 million on two tranches maturing in 2027 and 2028.

The Group complies with all commitments relating to the financing documentation in place. The application of IFRS 16 has no effect on the methods used to calculate the financial aggregates referred to in these debt agreements.


Code ISIN and Euronext Paris: FR0000044471
Website: www.ramsaysante.fr

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jerome.brice@ramsaysante.fr

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About Ramsay Santé

After the acquisition of the Capio Group in 2018, Ramsay Santé has become the leading European provider of comprehensive healthcare services. The group now has 36,000 employees and works with nearly 8,600 private practitioners.

Present in 5 countries, France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Italy, the group treats more than 7 million patients per year in its 350 facilities.

In hospitalization, Ramsay Santé offers almost all medical and surgical treatments in three business lines: Medicine-Surgery-Obstetrics (MCO), Follow-up and Rehabilitation Care (SSR) and Mental Health. Wherever it is present, the group participates in public health service missions and in the health network of the country, as in Sweden where the group has more than a hundred local health centres.

The quality and safety of care is the group's priority in all the countries where it operates. This is why the group is today one of the references in modern medicine, especially in ambulatory surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery (ARS).

The group also invests more than €200 million every year in its establishments, whether in new surgical and imaging technologies, or in the construction and modernisation of establishments. It also innovates at the service of patients with new digital tools and by developing its organisations to improve the efficiency of care.

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