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COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech records surge in profits

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9 Aug 2021 9:58 AM GMT
COVID-19 vaccine maker BioNTech records surge in profits
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German coronavirus vaccine maker, BioNTech, said on Monday there had been a sharp jump in its sales and profits. Based in the western German city of Mainz, BioNTech said second-quarter net profit rose more-than-forecast to nearly 2.8 billion euros (3.3 billion dollars), compared with a loss of 88.3 million euros in the same period last […]

German coronavirus vaccine maker, BioNTech, said on Monday there had been a sharp jump in its sales and profits.

Based in the western German city of Mainz, BioNTech said second-quarter net profit rose more-than-forecast to nearly 2.8 billion euros (3.3 billion dollars), compared with a loss of 88.3 million euros in the same period last year.

Analysts had expected that the company was to report a second-quarter profit of 2.03 billion euros.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, developed in collaboration with the U.S. pharmaceutical group Pfizer, was authorised for use in the United States, European Union and elsewhere starting last year.

Sales in the quarter ended June 30, were estimated at about 5.3 billion euros, compared with 41.7 million euros a year earlier, BioNTech said.

The analysts had expected that the second-quarter sales would come in at 3.4 billion euros.

Net profit topped 3.9 billion euros in the first six months of this year following a loss of almost 142 million euros a year earlier.

Total sales for the first half of the year were just shy of 7.4 billion euros, compared to about 69 million euros in the prior-year period.

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