Press Release

BioNTech Announces Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Corporate Update

7 August 2023

  • Significant pipeline advancement highlighted by the initiation of BNT316/ONC-392 Phase 3 pivotal trial and multiple trials planned to start across the oncology portfolio
  • Positive data updates across multiple technology platforms including ADC candidate BNT323/DB-1303, anti-CTLA4 monoclonal antibody candidate BNT316/ONC-392 and CAR-T candidate BNT211
  • Preparation for launch of Omicron XBB.1.5-adapted monovalent COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and other health authorities; deliveries expected to start as early as September, subject to regulatory approval
  • Reiterates COVID-19 vaccine revenue guidance of approximately €5 billion in 2023
  • First half1 of 2023 revenues of €1.4 billion2, net profit of €311.8 million and fully diluted earnings per share of €1.28 ($1.383)

Conference call and webcast scheduled for August 7, 2023, at 8:00 am EDT (2:00 pm CEST)

MAINZ, Germany, August 7, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech” or “the Company”) today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023, and provided an update on its corporate progress.

“We are progressing our oncology pipeline into late-stage development, having launched a pivotal Phase 3 trial and preparing for additional trials with registrational potential in the coming months,” said Prof. Ugur Sahin, M.D., CEO and Co-Founder of BioNTech. “Simultaneously, we are enhancing our infectious disease pipeline to address global health needs and are developing an Omicron XBB.1.5-adapted monovalent COVID-19 vaccine to become available for the upcoming fall-winter season, subject to regulatory approvals.”

Financial Review for the Second Quarter and First Half of 2023

in millions €, except per share data Second Quarter 2023 Second Quarter 2022 First Half
First Half
Total Revenues2 167.7 3,196.5 1,444.7 9,571.1
Net Profit / (Loss) (190.4) 1,672.0 311.8 5,370.8
Diluted Earnings / (Loss) per Share (0.79) 6.45 1.28 20.69

Total revenues reported were €167.7 million2 for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to €3,196.5 million for the comparative prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, total revenues were €1,444.7 million2, compared to €9,571.1 million for the comparative prior year period. Write-offs by BioNTech’s collaboration partner Pfizer, Inc. (“Pfizer”) significantly reduced the Company’s gross profit share in the second quarter and hence negatively influenced its revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2023.

Cost of sales were €162.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to €764.6 million for the comparative prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, cost of sales were €258.9 million, compared to €2,058.7 million for the comparative prior year period. The change was in line with decreasing COVID-19 vaccine sales.

Research and development expenses were €373.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to €399.6 million for the comparative prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, research and development expenses were €707.4 million, compared to €685.4 million for the comparative prior year period. Research and Development (R&D) expenses are mainly influenced by progressing clinical studies for pipeline candidates, the development of variant adapted as well as next generation COVID-19 vaccines and expanding R&D headcount.

General and administrative expenses were €122.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to €130.0 million for the comparative prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, general and administrative expenses were €242.1 million, compared to €220.8 million for the comparative prior year period. G&A expenses were mainly influenced by increased expenses for IT services as well as expanding the G&A headcount.

Income taxes were realized with an amount of €221.8 million tax income for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to €647.3 million of tax expenses accrued for the comparative prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, income taxes were realized with an amount of €16.3 million tax income, compared to €1,966.6 million tax expenses accrued for the comparative prior year period. The derived annual effective income tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2023, was minus 5.5% which is expected to change over the 2023 financial year to be in line with the updated estimated annual cash effective income tax rate of somewhere around 21% for the BioNTech Group.

Net loss was €190.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to €1,672.0 million net profit for the comparative prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, net profit was €311.8 million, compared to €5,370.8 million net profit for the comparative prior year period.

Cash and cash equivalents as well as security investments were €14,166.6 million as well as €2,667.0 million, respectively, as of June 30, 2023. Subsequent to the end of the reporting period, the payment settling BioNTech’s gross profit share for the first quarter of 2023 (as defined by the contract with Pfizer) in the amount of €1,059.2 million was received from BioNTech's collaboration partner as of July 17, 2023. In addition, until early August 2023, €437.7 million was received in connection with the amended COVID-19 Vaccine Purchase Agreement with the European Commission (EC).

Loss per share was €0.79 for the three months ended June 30, 2023, compared to a diluted earnings per share €6.45 for the comparative prior year period. For the six months ended June 30, 2023, diluted earnings per share was €1.28, compared to €20.69 diluted earnings per share for the comparative prior year period.

Shares outstanding as of June 30, 2023, were 239,771,156, excluding 8,781,044 shares in treasury.
In March 2023, BioNTech initiated a new share repurchase program pursuant to which the Company may purchase American Depositary Shares, or ADSs, each representing one ordinary share of the Company, in the amount of up to $0.5 billion during the remainder of 2023. During the three months ended June 30, 2023, 1,532,685 American Depositary Shares were repurchased under the share repurchase program of ADSs at an average price of €100.45 ($108.923), for total consideration of €154.0 million ($166.9 million3).

Cash outflows and share consideration in connection with the acquisition of InstaDeep Ltd. (“InstaDeep”) on July 31, BioNTech invested approximately €450 million not including potential future milestones.

“We enter the second half of 2023 with a strong financial position, on track to launch our new variant-adapted COVID-19 vaccine and to conduct multiple clinical trials with registrational potential across our oncology and infectious disease pipeline. The COVID-19 vaccine market remains highly dynamic and difficult to fully predict. Along with our partner Pfizer, the Company continues to focus on supporting successful vaccinations during the autumn respiratory infection season,” said Jens Holstein, CFO of BioNTech. ”It is our goal to become a multi-product company by investing in our own clinical programs and by complementing them with additional compounds from our partners. With some uncertainty on the revenue line, we are also carefully watching our spending by revisiting our cost base while remaining focused on executing against our strategic goals and providing value to the public and our shareholders.”

Outlook for the 2023 Financial Year
The Company reiterates its COVID-19 vaccine revenue guidance and updates its previous expense and capex guidance for the 2023 financial year:

BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Revenues for the 2023 Financial Year:

Estimated BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine revenues for the full 2023 financial year ~ €5 billion

This estimate reflects expected revenues related to BioNTech’s share of gross profit from COVID-19 vaccine sales in the collaboration partners’ territories, from direct COVID-19 vaccine sales to customers in BioNTech’s territory and expected revenues generated from products manufactured by BioNTech and sold to collaboration partners, which may be influenced by costs such as inventory write-offs once materialized and shared with the collaboration partner Pfizer.

Revenue guidance is based on various assumptions, including, but not limited to, the expected transition from an advanced purchase agreement environment to commercial market ordering starting in some geographies and an expected regulatory recommendation to adapt the COVID-19 vaccines to address newly circulating variants or sublineages of SARS-CoV-2. While vaccine adaptation is expected to lead to increased demand, fewer primary vaccinations and lowered population-wide levels of boosting are anticipated. In addition, seasonal demand is assumed, moving expected revenue generation to the second half of the year 2023 as previously reported. The revenues guidance reflects the revenues as specified by the amendment of the contractual agreement with the EC on behalf of the member states while it largely remains dependent on revenues generated in BioNTech’s collaboration partner’s territories. The market dynamics for COVID-19 vaccines are influenced by various factors which underlie substantial uncertainties and might affect the demand for COVID-19 vaccines in general as well as the Company’s estimated revenues.

Planned 2023 Financial Year Expenses and Capex4:

  Previous Guidance Updated Guidance
R&D expenses5 €2,400m - €2,600m €2,000m - €2,200m
SG&A expenses €650m - €700m €600m - €700m
Capital expenditures for operating activities6 €500m - €600m €350m - €450m

Estimated 2023 Financial Year Tax Assumptions:

  Previous Guidance Updated Guidance
BioNTech Group estimated annual cash effective income tax rate7 ~ 27% ~ 21%

The full interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements can be found in BioNTech’s Report on Form 6-K, filed today with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and available at

1 Financial information is prepared and presented in Euros and numbers are rounded to millions and billions of Euros in accordance with standard commercial practice.
2 BioNTech’s profit share is estimated based on preliminary data shared between Pfizer and BioNTech as further described in the Annual Report. Any changes in the estimated share of the collaboration partner’s gross profit will be recognized prospectively.
3 Calculated applying the average foreign exchange rate for the three and six months ended June 30, 2023, as published by the German Central Bank (Deutsche Bundesbank).
4 Numbers reflect current base case projections and are calculated based on constant currency rates.
5 Numbers include effects identified from additional collaborations or potential M&A transactions to the extent disclosed and will be updated as needed.
6 Numbers exclude potential effects caused by or driven from collaborations or M&A transactions.
7 Numbers exclude potential effects caused by or driven from share-based payment settlements in the course of 2023.

Operational Review and Pipeline Update for the Second Quarter 2023 and Key Post Period-End Events

COVID-19 Marketed Products

  • In May, BioNTech and Pfizer announced an agreement with the EC to amend the previous COVID-19 Vaccine Purchase Agreement to deliver COVID-19 vaccines doses to the European Union. The amended agreement reflects BioNTech and Pfizer’s commitment to working collaboratively to help address ongoing public health needs, while respecting the principles of the original agreement. It includes re-phasing of delivery of doses annually through 2026. In addition, the agreement includes an aggregate volume reduction, providing additional flexibility for EU Member States. The EC will maintain access to future adapted COVID-19 vaccines and the ability to donate doses, in alignment with the original agreement.
  • In June, BioNTech and Pfizer submitted regulatory applications to the EMA and to the U.S. FDA for their Omicron XBB.1.5-adapted monovalent COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 6 months of age and older in line with recommendations from both regulatory agencies. Regulatory submissions in other territories have also been initiated.
  • BioNTech and Pfizer have manufactured Omicron XBB.1.5-adapted monovalent COVID-19 vaccine doses at risk to ensure readiness ahead of the fall and winter seasons in various regions worldwide. The companies plan to prepare shipments of Omicron XBB.1.5-adapted monovalent COVID-19 vaccine doses for fast delivery following potential regulatory approval.

Oncology Pipeline Highlights - Recent and upcoming trial starts and data readouts

BNT316/ONC-392 (gotistobart) is a next-generation anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibody candidate jointly developed by BioNTech and OncoC4, Inc. (“OncoC4”). BNT316/ONC-392 offers a potentially differentiated safety profile that may allow for higher dosing and longer duration of treatment both as a monotherapy and in combination with other therapies.

  • In June, BioNTech and OncoC4 initiated a Phase 3 clinical trial (NCT05671510) to evaluate BNT316/ONC-392 as monotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients whose disease progressed on anti-PD-1/PD-L1 antibody-based therapy. The program received Fast Track Designation from the FDA in 2022.
  • Data from a dose escalation and an expansion cohort evaluating BNT316/ONC-392 as monotherapy in NSCLC patients that had progressed on prior immune-checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy as part of the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial (NCT04140526) were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in June 2023. BNT316/ONC-392 was generally well-tolerated with a manageable safety profile. Early readout of the expansion cohort showed encouraging clinical activity in patients with ICI-resistant NSCLC.

BNT323/DB-1303 is a HER2-targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) candidate, being developed in collaboration with Duality Biologics (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (“DualityBio”).

  • BNT323/DB-1303 is being evaluated in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial (NCT05150691) in patients with advanced/unresectable, recurrent, or metastatic HER2-expressing solid tumors. Data from the ongoing trial were presented at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting suggesting that BNT323/DB-1303 was well tolerated and adverse events (AEs) were manageable. Preliminary antitumor activity was observed in heavily pretreated HER2-expressing patients with a median of seven prior systemic treatment regimens, including other HER2 ADCs.

BNT324/DB-1311 is a topoisomerase-1 inhibitor-based ADC candidate being developed in collaboration with DualityBio.

  • A first-in-human, open-label Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating BNT324/DB-1311 in multiple advanced solid tumors is planned to start this year.

BNT116 is based on BioNTech’s FixVac platform, a wholly owned, systemically administered, off-the-shelf mRNA-based cancer vaccine candidate. This candidate is being evaluated for the treatment of advanced NSCLC.

  • In July 2023, BioNTech and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Regeneron”) initiated a randomized, controlled, Phase 2 clinical trial (NCT05557591) to evaluate BNT116 in combination with cemiplimab (Regeneron’s Libtayo) and cemiplimab alone as first-line treatment of patients with advanced NSCLC whose tumors express PD-L1 in ≥ 50% of tumor cells.

BNT122 (Autogene cevumeran) is an mRNA cancer vaccine candidate based on an individualized neoantigen-specific immunotherapy (iNeST) approach being developed in collaboration with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (”Roche”).

  • A randomized Phase 2 clinical trial (NCT05968326) is planned to start in 2H 2023 to further evaluate the safety and efficacy of BNT122 in the adjuvant setting in combination with atezolizumab (Genentech’s Tecentriq) followed by chemotherapy in patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) supported by data from an investigator-initiated Phase 1 trial (NCT04161755). In May 2023, results from the Phase 1 trial were published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature. Trials in other indications are ongoing.

BNT211 is an autologous Claudin-6 (CLDN6)-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy candidate that is being tested alone and in combination with an investigational CAR-T cell Amplifying RNA Vaccine compound, or CARVac, encoding CLDN6.

  • A data update from the ongoing Phase 1/2 clinical trial (NCT04503278) was provided at the 2023 ASCO Annual Meeting detailing the new dose escalation of CLDN6 CAR-T cells with and without a CLDN6-encoding mRNA vaccine for the treatment of CLDN6-positive relapsed/refractory solid tumors using an automated manufacturing process. CLDN6 CAR-T cells ± CLDN6 CARVac showed a moderate safety profile in line with that of manually produced CLDN6 CAR-T cells. Encouraging signs of clinical activity for dose level 1 and 2 were confirmed, including dose-dependent expansion of CAR-T cells demonstrated by an objective response rate (ORR) of 41% in all 17 evaluable patients and an ORR of 75% in patients at dose level 2. Follow-up of treated patients and further enrollment of patients into dose level 2 and 3 are ongoing. After determination of a recommended Phase 2 dose for CLDN6 CAR-T cells, a pivotal trial in germ cell tumors is planned to start in 2024.

Corporate Update for the Second Quarter 2023 and Key Post Period-End Events

  • In April, BioNTech entered into exclusive license and collaboration agreements with DualityBio to develop, manufacture and commercialize two investigational topoisomerase-1 inhibitor-based ADC assets, BNT323/DB-1303 and BNT324/DB-1311. In August 2023, BioNTech signed another agreement with DualityBio to develop, manufacture and commercialize an additional antibody-drug conjugate, DB-1305.
  • In July, following on a memorandum of understanding announced in January, BioNTech signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with the UK Government, NHS England and Genomics England Limited with the aim to provide access to personalized treatments for up to 10,000 patients by 2030, either in clinical trials or as authorized treatment. To execute this, BioNTech plans to set up new laboratories in Cambridge with an expected capacity of more than 70 highly skilled scientists as well as a new regional hub for the United Kingdom.
  • In July, BioNTech also successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of InstaDeep, following the satisfaction of all customary closing conditions. The acquisition supports the Company’s strategy to build world-leading capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)-driven drug discovery and development. InstaDeep will operate as a UK-based global subsidiary of BioNTech. The transaction adds approximately 290 highly skilled professionals to BioNTech’s workforce, including teams in AI, machine learning (“ML”), bioengineering, data science, and software development.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

BioNTech was founded out of a responsibility to patients and to society and this is still the vision that drives the Company. It gives grounds for BioNTech’s enhanced responsibility: for translating the Company’s science into the health of people worldwide and democratizing access to innovative medicines, for environmental and climate protection, for respecting human rights and for fostering the full potential of all employees.

In March 2023, BioNTech published its third ESG report (Sustainability Report 2022). The report highlights the Company’s progress in developing novel medicines and introducing scalable technological innovations. It describes BioNTech’s science-based climate goals (under SBTi review), actions and climate risk management as well as the status of the Companies’ human rights strategy and due diligence. The report addresses diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging, and highlights the importance of BioNTech’s values and culture.

BioNTech recognizes its responsibility as a corporate citizen and is committed to supporting its local communities and beyond through donations, sponsorships and volunteer activities.

Upcoming Investor and Analyst Events

  • BioNTech's third quarter 2023 financial results and corporate update are scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2023.
  • BioNTech will host its 2nd Innovation Day on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in Boston, USA.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

BioNTech invites investors and the general public to join a conference call and webcast with investment analysts today, August 7, 2023, at 8.00 a.m. EDT (2.00 p.m. CEST) to report its financial results and provide a corporate update for the second quarter of 2023.

To access the live conference call via telephone, please register via this link. Once registered, dial-in numbers and a pin number will be provided.

The slide presentation and audio of the webcast will be available via this link.

Participants may also access the slides and the webcast of the conference call via the “Events & Presentations” page of the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at A replay of the webcast will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and archived on the Company’s website for 30 days following the call.

About BioNTech
Biopharmaceutical New Technologies (BioNTech) is a next generation immunotherapy company pioneering novel therapies for cancer and other serious diseases. The Company exploits a wide array of computational discovery and therapeutic drug platforms for the rapid development of novel biopharmaceuticals. Its broad portfolio of oncology product candidates includes individualized and off-the-shelf mRNA-based therapies, innovative chimeric antigen receptor T cells, bispecific immune checkpoint modulators, targeted cancer antibodies and small molecules. Based on its deep expertise in mRNA vaccine development and in-house manufacturing capabilities, BioNTech and its collaborators are developing multiple mRNA vaccine candidates for a range of infectious diseases alongside its diverse oncology pipeline. BioNTech has established a broad set of relationships with multiple global pharmaceutical collaborators, including DualityBio, Fosun Pharma, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Genevant, Genmab, OncoC4, Regeneron, Sanofi, and Pfizer.

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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, but not limited to, statements concerning: BioNTech's expected revenues and net profit related to sales of BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, referred to as COMIRNATY where approved for use under full or conditional marketing authorization, in territories controlled by BioNTech's collaboration partners, particularly for those figures that are derived from preliminary estimates provided by BioNTech's partners; the rate and degree of market acceptance of BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and, if approved, BioNTech's investigational medicines; expectations regarding anticipated changes in COVID-19 vaccine demand, including changes to the ordering environment and expected regulatory recommendations to adapt vaccines to address new variants or sublineages; the initiation, timing, progress, results, and cost of BioNTech's research and development programs, including those relating to additional formulations of BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, and BioNTech's current and future preclinical studies and clinical trials, including statements regarding the timing of initiation and completion of studies or trials and related preparatory work and the availability of results; our expectations with respect to our intellectual property;  the  impact of the Company’s acquisition of InstaDeep Ltd. and collaboration and licensing agreements with OncoC4, Inc., Duality Biologics (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. and others; the development of sustainable vaccine production and supply solutions, and the nature and feasibility of these solutions; and BioNTech's estimates of commercial and other revenues, cost of sales, research and development expenses, sales and marketing expenses, general and administrative expenses, capital expenditures, income taxes, net profit, cash, cash equivalents and security investments, shares outstanding and cash outflows and share consideration. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “may,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “aims,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. The forward-looking statements in this press release are neither promises nor guarantees, and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are beyond BioNTech’s control and which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: BioNTech's pricing and coverage negotiations with governmental authorities, private health insurers and other third-party payors after BioNTech's initial sales to national governments; the future commercial demand and medical need for initial or booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine; competition from other COVID-19 vaccines or related to BioNTech's other product candidates, including those with different mechanisms of action and different manufacturing and distribution constraints, on the basis of, among other things, efficacy, cost, convenience of storage and distribution, breadth of approved use, side-effect profile and durability of immune response; the timing of and BioNTech's ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval for BioNTech's product candidates; the ability of BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccines to prevent COVID-19 caused by emerging virus variants; BioNTech's and its counterparties’ ability to manage and source necessary energy resources; BioNTech's ability to identify research opportunities and discover and develop investigational medicines; the ability and willingness of BioNTech's third-party collaborators to continue research and development activities relating to BioNTech's development candidates and investigational medicines; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BioNTech's development programs, supply chain, collaborators and financial performance; unforeseen safety issues and potential claims that are alleged to arise from the use of BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and other products and product candidates developed or manufactured by BioNTech; BioNTech's and its collaborators’ ability to commercialize and market BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine and, if approved, its product candidates; BioNTech's ability to manage its development and expansion; regulatory developments in the United States and other countries; BioNTech's ability to effectively scale BioNTech's production capabilities and manufacture BioNTech's products, including BioNTech's target COVID-19 vaccine production levels, and BioNTech's product candidates; risks relating to the global financial system and markets; and other factors not known to BioNTech at this time. You should review the risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” in BioNTech's Report on Form 6-K for the period ended June 30, 2023 and in subsequent filings made by BioNTech with the SEC, which are available on the SEC’s website at Except as required by law, BioNTech disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained in this press release in the event of new information, future developments or otherwise. These forward-looking statements are based on BioNTech’s current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof.


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Interim Consolidated Statements of Profit or Loss

  Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
  2023 2022 2023 2022
(in millions €, except per share data) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Commercial revenues 166.4 3,166.3 1,442.9 9,528.5
Research & development revenues 1.3 30.2 1.8 42.6
Total revenues 167.7 3,196.5 1,444.7 9,571.1
Cost of sales (162.9) (764.6) (258.9) (2,058.7)
Research and development expenses (373.4) (399.6) (707.4) (685.4)
Sales and marketing expenses (18.1) (17.8) (30.3) (32.1)
General and administrative expenses (122.7) (130.0) (242.1) (220.8)
Other operating expenses (74.2) (240.7) (192.3) (309.5)
Other operating income 20.3 565.8 77.4 697.7
Operating income / (loss) (563.3) 2,209.6 91.1 6,962.3
Finance income 152.4 115.5 208.9 387.6
Finance expenses (1.3) (5.8) (4.5) (12.5)
Profit / (loss) before tax (412.2) 2,319.3 295.5 7,337.4
Income taxes 221.8 (647.3) 16.3 (1,966.6)
Profit / (Loss) for the period (190.4) 1,672.0 311.8 5,370.8
Earnings per share        
Basic profit / (loss) for the period per share (0.79) 6.86 1.29 22.00
Diluted profit / (loss) for the period per share (0.79) 6.45 1.28 20.69

Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

    June 30, December 31,
(in millions €)   2023 2022
Assets   (unaudited)  
Non-current assets      
Intangible assets   501.4 219.7
Property, plant and equipment   691.1 609.2
Right-of-use assets   202.9 211.9
Other financial assets   1,374.3 80.2
Other non-financial assets   2.5 6.5
Deferred tax assets   239.5 229.6
Total non-current assets   3,011.7 1,357.1
Current assets      
Inventories   448.9 439.6
Trade and other receivables   2,657.9 7,145.6
Contract assets   5.9
Other financial assets   1,390.7 189.4
Other non-financial assets   212.3 271.9
Income tax assets   331.6 0.4
Cash and cash equivalents   14,166.6 13,875.1
Total current assets   19,213.9 21,922.0
Total assets   22,225.6 23,279.1
Equity and liabilities      
Share capital   248.6 248.6
Capital reserve   1,424.4 1,828.2
Treasury shares   (8.8) (5.3)
Retained earnings   19,144.8 18,833.0
Other reserves   (902.5) (848.9)
Total equity   19,906.5 20,055.6
Non-current liabilities      
Lease liabilities, loans and borrowings   167.1 176.2
Other financial liabilities   6.1 6.1
Income tax liabilities   10.4
Provisions   8.6 8.6
Contract liabilities   302.1 48.4
Other non-financial liabilities   11.7 17.0
Deferred tax liabilities   4.5 6.2
Total non-current liabilities   500.1 272.9
Current liabilities      
Lease liabilities, loans and borrowings   38.6 36.0
Trade payables and other payables   228.6 204.1
Other financial liabilities   172.5 785.1
Refund liabilities   24.4
Income tax liabilities   554.9 595.9
Provisions   374.8 367.2
Contract liabilities   201.2 77.1
Other non-financial liabilities   248.4 860.8
Total current liabilities   1,819.0 2,950.6
Total liabilities   2,319.1 3,223.5
Total equity and liabilities   22,225.6 23,279.1

Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


    Three months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
    2023 2022 2023 2022
(in millions €)   (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Operating activities          
Profit / (Loss) for the period   (190.4) 1,672.0 311.8 5,370.8
Income taxes   (221.8) 647.3 (16.3) 1,966.6
Profit / (Loss) before tax   (412.2) 2,319.3 295.5 7,337.4
Adjustments to reconcile profit before tax to net cash flows:          
Depreciation and amortization of property, plant, equipment, intangible assets and right-of-use assets   31.9 33.2 63.3 60.8
Share-based payment expenses   13.1 14.8 21.7 25.0
Net foreign exchange differences   (397.0) (344.6) (343.9) (338.5)
Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment   0.1 0.2 0.3 0.2
Finance income excluding foreign exchange differences   (126.6) (1.5) (208.9) (218.8)
Finance expense excluding foreign exchange differences   1.3 5.8 2.5 12.5
Movements in government grants   (3.0)
Net loss on derivative instruments at fair value through profit or loss   12.0 86.5 88.2 84.6
Working capital adjustments:          
Decrease in trade and other receivables, contract assets and other assets   5,123.6 3,174.8 6,017.4 2,771.3
Decrease / (increase) in inventories   (24.8) 91.6 (9.3) 134.8
(Decrease) / increase in trade payables, other financial liabilities, other liabilities, contract liabilities, refund liabilities and provisions   592.7 (663.1) (268.9) 194.4
Interest received   42.5 1.5 96.1 2.2
Interest paid   (1.3) (5.8) (2.5) (12.2)
Income tax paid   (437.3) (791.4) (1,282.2) (2,081.4)
Share-based payments   (31.3) (2.2) (757.0) (3.0)
Net cash flows from operating activities   4,386.7 3,919.1 3,709.3 7,969.3
Investing activities          
Purchase of property, plant and equipment   (67.2) (70.6) (112.4) (114.7)
Purchase of intangible assets and right-of-use assets   (242.1) (4.8) (251.7) (21.5)
Investment in other financial assets   (1,982.5) (3.0) (2,663.1) (30.0)
Proceeds from maturity of other financial assets   375.2
Net cash flows from / (used in) investing activities   (2,291.8) (78.4) (3,027.2) 209.0
Financing activities          
Proceeds from issuance of share capital and treasury shares, net of costs   110.5
Proceeds from loans and borrowings   0.2 0.2
Repayment of loans and borrowings   (18.8)
Payments related to lease liabilities   (9.4) (10.5) (18.7) (21.9)
Share repurchase program   (154.0) (286.9) (436.0) (286.9)
Dividends   (484.3) (484.3)
Net cash flows used in financing activities   (163.4) (781.5) (454.7) (701.2)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents   1,931.5 3,059.2 227.4 7,477.1
Change in cash and cash equivalents resulting from exchange rate differences   91.2 111.5 64.1 165.0
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period   12,143.9 6,164.1 13,875.1 1,692.7
Cash and cash equivalents as of June 30   14,166.6 9,334.8 14,166.6 9,334.8