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TAK Takeda Pharmaceutical

Filed: 4 Feb 21, 6:07am


FORM 6-K


U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of February 2021

 Commission File Number: 001-38757
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

1-1, Nihonbashi-Honcho 2-Chome
Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8668
Japan
(Address of principal executive offices)


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EXHIBIT




SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY LIMITED
Date: February 4, 2021By:/s/ Christopher O'Reilly
Christopher O'Reilly
Global Head of Investor Relations




    

News Release



Notice of the Revised Forecast of Consolidated Financials for FY2020 (IFRS)

Osaka, Japan, February 4, 2021 - Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) announced today, the revised forecast of the full year consolidated financials for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021*1, as below.

1.Revised Forecast for Full Year Consolidated Financials for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2021

(millions of yen)
Revenue
Core
Operating
Profit
Operating
profit
Profit before
income taxes
Net profit attributable
to owners of
the Company
Basic earnings
per share
Core EPS
Previous Forecast (A)***
3,250,000984,000434,000258,000124,00079.39 yen420 yen
Revised Forecast (B)3,250,000984,000434,000258,000180,500115.56 yen420 yen
Discrepancy (B-A)+56,500
Change %+45.6%
*** Announced on October 29, 2020.

2.Reasons for Revision
The forecast for net profit for the period attributable to owners of the Company has been increased by 56.5 billion JPY, or 45.6%, to 180.5 billion JPY. This is primarily due to updated tax rate assumptions reflecting lower tax costs associated with on-going integration and optimization of the legal entities within our organizational structure.
Accordingly, the EPS forecast has been increased by 36.17 JPY, or 45.6%, to 115.56 JPY.
*1 In August 2020, Takeda announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company Limited (“TCHC”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda primarily focused on the consumer health care market in Japan, to Blackstone for a total value of 242.0 billion JPY*2. The transaction is expected to close by March 31, 2021, subject to customary legal and regulatory closing conditions. Takeda anticipates a pre-tax gain of approximately 140.0 billion JPY on the sale of shares of TCHC, to be recognized when the transfer of shares is executed and completed, however, it was not included in the previous forecast nor is it included in the revised forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021. In consideration of the uncertainty of the exact timing of deal closure, Takeda will continue to assess the appropriate timing of inclusion of this event into its forecast.
*2 Enterprise value. Actual transfer price will be determined after adjustment for items including net debt and working capital.







3.Management Guidance
There are no changes to Management Guidance.
Guidance as of
October 29, 2020
Guidance as of
February 4, 2021
Underlying Revenue GrowthLow-single-digit growthLow-single-digit growth
Underlying Core Operating Profit GrowthHigh-single-digit growthHigh-single-digit growth
Underlying Core Operating Profit MarginLow-30s%Low-30s%
Underlying Core EPS GrowthLow-teen growthLow-teen growth



About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetic and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people's lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline.
Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries.
For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.


Contacts:
Investor Relations
Christopher O’Reilly, +81-(0)3-3278-2306
takeda.ir.contact@takeda.com
Media Relations
Kazumi Kobayashi, +81 (0)3-3278-2095
kazumi.kobayashi@takeda.com




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Forward-Looking Statements
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https://www.takeda.com/investors/reports/sec-filings/ or at www.sec.gov. Takeda does not undertake to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or any other forward-looking statements it may make, except as required by law or stock exchange rule. Past performance is not an indicator of future results and the results or statements of Takeda in this press release may not be indicative of, and are not an estimate, forecast, guarantee or projection of Takeda’s future results.


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