Philips' performance impacted by headwinds, order book strength and improving component supplies expected to deliver growth

Press releases may be edited for formatting or style | July 25, 2022 Business Affairs European News

The Connected Care businesses' comparable sales decreased 13%, mainly due to the consequences of the Respironics field action and the impact of supply chain headwinds. Comparable order intake showed a 2% decrease, while demand for Hospital Patient Monitoring and Connected Care Informatics remains robust. The Adjusted EBITA margin amounted to 1.1%, mainly due to the decline in sales and cost inflation, partly offset by productivity measures.

The Personal Health businesses' comparable sales decreased by 5% on the back of 33% comparable sales growth in Q2 2021. Double-digit growth in North America was more than offset by double-digit declines in China and Russia. The Adjusted EBITA margin amounted to 12.4%, mainly due to the decline in sales and cost inflation.

Philips' ongoing focus on innovation and customer partnerships resulted in the following key developments in the quarter:

Philips signed 19 new long-term strategic partnerships with hospitals in Europe, Asia, and North America, including a 10-year patient monitoring agreement with a large hospital in Germany. Through Philips' advanced enterprise monitoring offering, the hospital will transition from stand-alone devices towards a scalable enterprise-wide patient monitoring solution that keeps care teams connected and informed for enhanced patient care management.

Philips received FDA clearance to market its new 7700 3.0T MR system, featuring an enhanced gradient system for Philips' highest image quality to support a precision diagnosis. Philips also received FDA clearance for its SmartSpeed MR acceleration software, adding AI data collection algorithms to Philips' existing Compressed SENSE MR engine for higher image resolution with three times faster scan times and virtually no loss in image quality.

Philips received clearance from the Chinese National Medical Products Association (NMPA) to launch its helium-free operations MR Ingenia Ambition, which is produced in China for the Chinese market. Philips is joining forces with B-Soft, a Chinese healthcare informatics company, to develop a healthcare informatics solution tailored to the needs of Chinese hospitals. This highlights the continued progress of Philips' strategy in China to drive market-relevant offerings through its local footprint as well as partnerships with the local innovation ecosystem.

Demonstrating the clinical benefits of Philips' minimally invasive therapy options, the company announced positive results from its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty below-the-knee clinical trial. The results show that the Tack endovascular system provides a sustained treatment effect for patients with critical limb ischemia, a severe stage of peripheral arterial disease.

You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment