Q1 2021 results

Amsterdam, April 26, 2021

Philips delivers Q1 sales of EUR 3.8 billion, with 9% comparable sales growth; net income amounts to EUR 40 million and Adjusted EBITA margin improves 390 basis points to 9.5%

  • Following the agreement to sell the Domestic Appliances business to global investment firm Hillhouse Capital, this business is reported as a discontinued operation as of Q1 2021. Consequently, sales and results from the Domestic Appliances business are no longer included in the results of continuing operations.
  • Group sales amounted to EUR 3.8 billion, with 9% comparable sales growth
  • Comparable order intake decreased 5%, with double-digit growth in the Diagnosis & Treatment businesses and a double-digit decline in the Connected Care businesses on the back of 80% growth in Q1 2020
  • Income from continuing operations was a loss of EUR 34 million. Excluding the impact of a provision related to precautionary actions to address a component quality issue, income from continuing operations improved by EUR 139 million year-on-year. Income from continuing operations was EUR 17 million in Q1 2020.
  • Adjusted EBITA increased to EUR 362 million, or 9.5% of sales, compared to EUR 208 million, or 5.6% of sales in Q1 2020
  • Operating cash flow improved to EUR 321 million, compared to EUR 181 million in Q1 2020
  • Free cash flow was EUR 169 million, compared to an outflow of EUR 15 million in Q1 2020
Strategic partnerships

New long-term strategic partnerships

Philips signed multiple new long-term strategic partnerships in North America, Europe and Asia, including a 5-year agreement with Spanish healthcare group Vithas. Philips will provide Vithas with diagnostic imaging systems combined with advanced informatics, and image-guided therapy solutions, to enhance patient care.
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Image-Guided Therapy Devices

Strong growth for Image-Guided Therapy Devices

Strong traction for Philips’ diagnostic and therapeutic catheter portfolio, which includes innovations such as Philips’ coronary and peripheral IVUS catheters, coupled with the resumption of elective procedures, resulted in a return to double-digit growth for the Image-Guided Therapy Devices business in the quarter.
Azurion image-guided therapy system

Expanding the Image-Guided Therapy portfolio

Philips received US FDA clearance for its SmartCT (Cone Beam CT) application for the Azurion image-guided therapy system, which provides interventionalists with CT-like 3D images to enhance procedural outcomes and fits seamlessly into existing workflows. An industry-first, Philips also introduced ClarifEye Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation, advancing minimally invasive spine procedures in the hybrid operating room.
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Incisive CT

Launch of AI-enabled Precise Suite

Philips expanded its Incisive CT platform with the launch of the AI-enabled Precise Suite, delivering smart workflows from image acquisition to reporting, with image reconstruction, automated patient positioning, and real-time interventional guidance to drive precision in dose, speed, and image quality.
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Remote patient management

Strengthening remote patient management

Expanding its remote patient management offering, Philips introduced the Medical Tablet, a portable monitoring kit designed to help clinicians remotely monitor larger patient populations during emergency situations. This new offering, which is available in North America, Europe and Japan, provides remote access to patient data to improve workflows and better manage increased patient volumes.
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Landmark innovations in personal care

Philips produced its 100 millionth OneBlade, just 5 years after its launch in 2016. The Philips OneBlade has disrupted shaving markets worldwide, creating a new category for shaving, trimming, and edging. Philips also introduced the Lumea IPL 9000 series with SenseIQ technology for personalized hair removal, which is available through a Try&Buy subscription model in Germany, the Netherlands and other countries.
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