Press Releases Ypsomed Group

Burgdorf - The Ypsomed Group once again visibly boosted sales and profitability during the first semester (April 1 to September 30, 2005) and increases its sales growth guidance to between 25% and 30% for the full 2005/06 business year. Particularly satisfying is the progress in the core business with pen systems and pen needles, where sales increased by 52% compared with last year. Ypsomed was furthermore successful in reaching - for the first time - an operating margin of 20.5%. Net profit increased to a total of CHF 26.4 million, which represents 18.6% of net sales. Based on the figure of 11.24 million outstanding shares, the net profit per share increased by 46.8% from CHF 1.60 to CHF 2.35 during the first half of the 2005/06 business year. Within the last six months, Ypsomed once again created over 100 new jobs and now has 1035 employees, 940 of which are based in Switzerland.

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