Q3 2017 results

Amsterdam, October 23, 2017

Philips delivers Q3 sales of EUR 4.7 billion, with 6% comparable sales growth, EUR 211 million income from continuing operations and an Adjusted EBITA margin of 12.4%

  • Sales increased to EUR 4.1 billion, with comparable sales growth of 4%
  • Comparable order intake increased 5% compared to Q3 2016
  • Net income from continuing operations increased to EUR 263 million, compared to EUR 214 million in Q3 2016
  • Adjusted EBITA margin improved by 140 basis points to 12.8% of sales, compared to 11.4% of sales, in Q3 2016
  • Income from operations (EBIT) amounted to EUR 299 million, or 7.2% of sales, compared to EUR 381 million, or 9.2% of sales, in Q3 2016
  • Operating cash flow totaled EUR 295 million, which included a EUR 219 million outflow related to pension liability de-risking. In Q3 2016, operating cash flow amounted to EUR 259 million, which included a pension liability de-risking outflow of EUR 63 million
  • Philips was named Industry Leader in the Diversified Industrials category in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third year in a row, achieving best-in-class scores in several categories, including corporate governance, climate strategy and operational eco-efficiency.
  • In collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Government of Mandera County, Kenya, Philips opened a new Community Life Center (CLC) in Mandera County. The newly inaugurated CLC will provide the community with modern, high-quality, integrated health services.
  • Lives Improved increased to 2.18 billion, driven by all segments.
IntelliVue Guardian Solution with EWS

Multi-year agreements

In line with Philips’ focus on solutions selling, the company signed several multi-year agreements. For example, in Italy Philips signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with the San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome to provide medical technologies, clinical informatics and services for state-of-the-art mother and child care. In the US, Philips expanded its relationship with Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois, to assist them in standardizing their clinical IT and patient monitoring solutions across the enterprise for improved patient outcomes and predictable costs. Furthermore, Philips signed an agreement with Lakeland Health in the US for advanced monitoring of patients in the hospital’s general ward with the Philips IntelliVue Guardian Solution with Early Warning Scoring.

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Continued growth momentum in China

Philips continued its strong growth momentum in China, driven by its innovative consumer health and professional healthcare portfolio, focused initiatives to step up market share and customer partnerships. This is illustrated by the double-digit growth in Diagnostic Imaging order intake, which was in part driven by the strong traction in the private hospital segment, such as the new strategic partnership with Health 100, the largest health examination organization in China.

Philips TouchVue

OB/GYN ultrasound innovations

Driving its expansion in the fast-growing Obstetrics and Gynecology segment, Philips introduced new OB/GYN ultrasound innovations that are designed to support earlier, easier and more confident diagnoses. Highlighted features include anatomical- intelligence clinical decision support and workflow enhancements such as fingertip control and enhanced imaging versatility.

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Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution

Digital pathology leadership

Highlighting Philips’ leadership in digital pathology, the Pathology Institute in Hall (Austria) and the Pathology Institute at Tirol Kliniken Innsbruck (Austria) fully digitized their diagnostic process with Philips’ comprehensive IntelliSite Pathology Solution.

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Philips DreamWear Pillow mask

Traction for sleep and respiratory innovations

Philips’ Sleep & Respiratory Care business continues to grow in respiratory care, with strong acceptance of its market-leading home ventilation offerings. This portfolio was further extended with the launch of the connected Trilogy ventilator in North America, linking it to Philips’ unique patient management solution Care Orchestrator. In sleep care, continued mask share gains were driven by strong traction of the DreamWear family of masks, including the recently introduced DreamWear Pillow mask.

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Philips Airfryer XXL

Latest-generation Philips Airfryer

Building on the company’s market-leading propositions in healthy eating, Philips launched the latest generation of the Philips Airfryer, which features an innovative technology to prepare tasty, healthier food with little to no oil. As a leader in this category, Philips has sold more than 8 million Airfryers globally to date.

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2017 Interbrand ranking

In the 2017 Interbrand annual ranking of the world’s most valuable brands, Philips ranked #41 with an increased estimated brand value of USD 11.5 billion.


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