Leverkusen, Germany, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biofrontera AG (NASDAQ: BFRA; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: B8F) (the “Company”), an international biopharmaceutical company, today reported preliminary, unaudited revenue for the month of May 2021.
The Company’s preliminary, unaudited revenue from product sales in May 2021 amounted to approximately EUR 2,437 thousand, compared to EUR 1,172 thousand in May 2020, an increase of 108%.
Preliminary revenues from product sales in the US were around EUR 1,638 thousand compared to EUR 599 thousand in May 2020, an increase of 174%. In Germany, revenues from product sales amounted to approximately EUR 425 thousand, compared to EUR 540 thousand in May 2020, a decrease of 21%. Despite the pandemic, sales in Germany had developed positively last year, and in May in particular, we saw catch-up effects from the lock-down month of April 2020. In the rest of Europe, the Company generated product sales of around EUR 374 thousand, compared to EUR 33 thousand in May 2020, a plus of 1,041%.
Preliminary unaudited revenues
|May||January - May|
|in EUR thousands||2021||2020||2019||2021||2020||2019|
|Europe (ex Germany)||374||33||241||867||869||996|
|Total revenue from product sales||2,437||1,172||2,424||10,427||7,975||11,543|
|Revenues from R&D projects and license payments||0||120||64||0||6,392||108|
Due to commercial rounding, rounding differences may occur in tables.
Due to the pandemic, the monthly sales development is compared with sales in 2019 for increased transparency. As such, a slight increase of 1% in May 2021 total product sales was achieved in all markets compared to May 2019. In more detail, May 2021 sales were up by 1% in Germany and by 55% in the remaining European markets compared to May 2019. In the USA, product sales decreased by 7%. The decline was mainly caused by no or lower sales of Aktipak® and Xepi®, respectively, while sales of Ameluz® were at a comparable level.
The recovery in product sales compared to 2020 as well as to 2019, which has been perceived since mid-March 2021, thus continued in May 2021. This indicates a significant recovery of the COVID-19 situation.
Pamela Keck, Head of Investor Relations
Biofrontera AG is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development and sale of dermatological drugs and medical cosmetics.
The Germany-based company, with over 150 employees worldwide, develops and markets innovative products for the care, protection and treatment of the skin. The company’s lead product is the combination of Ameluz®, a topical prescription drug, and medical device BF-RhodoLED® for the photodynamic therapy of certain superficial skin cancers and their precursors. Ameluz® has been marketed in the EU since 2012 and in the United States since May 2016. In addition, the company markets the prescription medication Xepi® for the treatment of impetigo in the United States. In the EU, the company also sells the dermocosmetics series Belixos®, which offers specialized care for damaged or diseased skin.
Biofrontera is the first German founder-led pharmaceutical company to receive a centralized European and a US approval for a drug developed in-house. The Biofrontera Group was founded in 1997 by the current CEO Prof. Dr. Hermann Lübbert and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) and on the US NASDAQ.www.biofrontera.com.
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