Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA / Key word(s): Change in Forecast
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA adjusts its 2018 revenue growth target and confirms its net income growth target
22-Apr-2018 / 16:52 CET/CEST
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Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis products and services, has decided to adjust its 2018 revenue growth target from around 8 percent to a range of 5 to 7 percent at constant currency.
The main reason for this adjustment is the Company's recent reassessment of dosing of calcimimetic drugs in its dialysis service business in the United States. The reduction in dosing was faster than assumed and results in a lower than expected revenue contribution.
At the same time, Fresenius Medical Care reconfirms its 2018 net income growth target of 13 to 15 percent at constant currency. The Company's 2018 targets continue to exclude the effects of the planned acquisition of NxStage Medical, Inc. and exclude the effects of the divestiture of Sound Inpatient Physicians Holdings, LLC.
Final financial results for the first quarter 2018 will be published, as scheduled, on 3May 2018.
 2017 adjusted for the effect of IFRS 15 implementation
Fresenius Medical Care is the world's largest provider of products and services for individuals with renal diseases of which around 3.2 million patients worldwide regularly undergo dialysis treatment. Through its network of 3,752 dialysis clinics, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatments for 320,960 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the leading provider of dialysis products such as dialysis machines or dialyzers. Along with the core business, the company focuses on expanding the range of related medical services in the field of Care Coordination. Fresenius Medical Care is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FME) and on the New York Stock Exchange (FMS).
For more information visit the Company's website at www.freseniusmedicalcare.com.
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