On Wednesday, Moderna shares in Frankfurt rose by around 15 percent. The month-long sideways trend thus seems to have been broken. The US group sold more vaccines in the second quarter than the market expected.
Moderna is making a fortune with its Spikevax vaccine. The biotech company opened its books on the most recent quarter yesterday, Wednesday, and exceeded all expectations: The Americans were able to increase their sales by nine percent year-on-year to $4.7 billion despite the slowdown in vaccination rates worldwide. Bloomberg analysts, on the other hand, had expected a decline in sales.
The group only has to cope with a small damper in terms of net profit. The bottom line is that he was left with $ 2.2 billion less than in Q2 2021. Moderna cites increased costs for production, sales and personnel as well as write-offs on vaccines with an expired expiration date as the reasons for this.
However, a look at the first half of the year is even more impressive: By the end of June, Moderna had made a whopping 10.5 billion dollars with its mRNA vaccine – a big increase of 76 percent compared to the same period last year.
Also getting investors’ hearts racing was the announcement by Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel that the board had approved a new $3 billion share buyback program thanks to the company’s strong financial position and business momentum.
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