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Exhibit 23.1

Consent of Independent Auditors

We consent to the incorporation by reference in the registration statements Nos. 333-192946 and 333-261074 on Form S-8 and No. 333-239115 on Form S-3 of Perrigo Company plc of our report dated July 11, 2022, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of HERA S.A.S., which report appears in the Form 8-K/A of Perrigo Company plc dated July 15, 2022.

Paris la Défense, July 14, 2022

KPMG Audit

A division of KPMG S.A.

 

/s/ Catherine Porta   /s/ Cédric Adens
Catherine Porta   Cédric Adens
Partner   Partner

Exhibit 99.1

 

LOGO   KPMG Audit   Téléphone :    +33 (0)1 55 68 68 68
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  92066 Paris la Défense Cedex     
  France     

Independent Auditors’ Report

To the Chairman of HERA S.A.S.;

Qualified Opinion

We have audited the consolidated financial statements of HERA S.A.S. and its subsidiaries (the Company), which comprise the consolidated statement of financial position as of December 31, 2021, and the related consolidated statements of profit and loss and comprehensive income, changes in equity, and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes to the consolidated financial statements.

In our opinion, except for the omission of comparative financial information described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion section of our report, the accompanying consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2021, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

Basis for Qualified Opinion

As discussed in note 1.1 to the consolidated financial statements, the consolidated financial statements have been prepared to meet the reporting requirements of Rule 3-05 of Regulation S-X for purposes of a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and do not include comparative financial information as required by IAS 1 “Presentation of Financial Statements”.

We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAS). Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditors’ Responsibilities for the Audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements section of our report. We are required to be independent of the Company and to meet our other ethical responsibilities, in accordance with the relevant ethical requirements relating to our audit. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our qualified audit opinion.

Responsibilities of Management for the Consolidated Financial Statements

Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, and for the design, implementation, and maintenance of internal control relevant to the preparation and fair presentation of consolidated financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

In preparing the consolidated financial statements, management is required to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for one year after the date that the consolidated financial statements are available to be issued.

 

   

KPMG S.A.,

A French limited liability entity and a member firm of the KPMG Network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Limited a private English company limited by guarantee

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Capital : 5 497 100 €.

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LOGO  

HERA S.A.S.

Independent Auditors’ Report

Auditors’ Responsibilities for the Audit of the Consolidated Financial Statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditors’ report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not absolute assurance and therefore is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with GAAS will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. The risk of not detecting a material misstatement resulting from fraud is higher than for one resulting from error, as fraud may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal control. Misstatements are considered material if there is a substantial likelihood that, individually or in the aggregate, they would influence the judgment made by a reasonable user based on the consolidated financial statements.

In performing an audit in accordance with GAAS, we:

 

   

Exercise professional judgment and maintain professional skepticism throughout the audit.

 

   

Identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, and design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks. Such procedures include examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements.

 

   

Obtain an understanding of internal control relevant to the audit in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control. Accordingly, no such opinion is expressed.

 

   

Evaluate the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of significant accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluate the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements.

 

   

Conclude whether, in our judgment, there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time.

We are required to communicate with those charged with governance regarding, among other matters, the planned scope and timing of the audit, significant audit findings, and certain internal control related matters that we identified during the audit.

Paris la Défense, July 11, 2022

KPMG Audit

A division of KPMG S.A.

 

/s/ Catherine Porta   

/s/ Cédric Adens

Catherine Porta    Cédric Adens
Partner    Partner

 

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CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2021

 

LOGO


Table of Contents

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

     4  

STATEMENT OF PROFIT AND LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

     5  

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

     6  

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

     7  

NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

     8  

1

   ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES AND METHODS      8  

1.1     Basis of preparation

     8  

1.2     Reporting Entity

     8  

1.3     Accounting principles

     8  

1.3.1

   Statement of compliance and accounting principles      8  

1.3.2

   Basis of measurement and presentation      9  

1.3.3

   Functional and reporting currency      9  

1.3.4

   Conversion of foreign currency transactions      9  

1.3.5

   Translation of financial statements of foreign subsidiaries whose functional currency is not the euro      9  

1.3.6

   Use of Judgments and Estimates      10  

1.4     Main accounting principles

     10  

1.4.1

   Consolidation method      10  

1.4.2

   Business combinations      10  

1.4.3

   Development costs      11  

1.4.4

   Other intangible assets      11  

1.4.5

   Property, plant and equipment      11  

1.4.6

   Financial assets and liabilities      12  

1.4.7

   Inventories and work in progress      14  

1.4.8

   Employee benefits      15  

1.4.9

   Share-based payments      16  

1.4.10

   Provisions      16  

1.4.11

   Revenue from ordinary activities      16  

1.4.11.1

   Turnover      16  

1.4.11.2

   Other income from operations      16  

1.4.12

   Research Tax Credit      16  

1.4.13

   Cost of sales and other operating expenses      17  

1.4.14

   Other income and expenses      17  

1.4.15

   Lease agreements      17  

1.4.16

   Financial income and expenses      17  

1.4.17

   Income tax      17  

1.4.18

   Earnings per share      18  

1.4.19

   Impairment testing of non-financial assets      18  

1.5     Determining fair value

     19  

1.6     Changes in accounting policies

     19  

1.7     Significant events of the fiscal year

     19  

1.7.1

   COVID-19      19  

 

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1.7.2

   Ongoing legal actions      20  

1.7.3

   Other Information      20  

2       NOTES TO THE STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

     20  

2.1     Goodwill

     20  

2.2     Intangible assets

     21  

2.3     Property, plant and equipment

     22  

2.4     Rights of Use associated with Leases

     22  

2.5     Current and non-current financial assets

     23  

2.6     Inventories

     23  

2.7     Trade and other receivables

     24  

2.8     Other receivables

     24  

2.9     Cash and cash equivalents

     24  

2.10   Share capital

     25  

2.10.1

   Share-based payments - Stock options and free shares      25  

2.10.2

   Non-controlling interests      25  

2.11

   Provisions for employee benefits      26  

2.12

   Provisions      27  

2.12.1

   Provisions for tax liabilities      27  

2.13

   Borrowings and financial debts      28  

2.13.1

   Changes in financial liabilities      29  

2.14     Lease liabilities

     29  

2.15     Other debts

     30  

2.16     Deferred income

     30  

2.17     Fair value table

     30  

3

   NOTES TO THE STATEMENT OF PROFIT AND LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME      31  

3.1     Revenue from ordinary activities

     31  

3.2     Operating expenses

     31  

3.2.1

   Staff costs      31  

3.2.2

   Headcount      32  

3.3     Other operating income and expenses

     32  

3.4     Other income and expenses

     32  

3.5     Financial result

     33  

3.6     Income tax

     33  

3.6.1

   Breakdown of tax expense      33  

3.6.2

   Reconciliation between actual and notional tax      34  

3.6.3

   Breakdown of deferred tax assets and liabilities      34  

3.7     Earnings per share

     35  

3.7.1

   Basic earnings per share      35  

3.7.2

   Diluted earnings per share      35  

4

   RELATED PARTIES      35  

5

   LITIGATION      35  

6

   OFF-BALANCE SHEET COMMITMENTS      35  

7

   FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT      36  

8

   SUBSEQUENT EVENTS      37  

8.1 Purchase by PERRIGO

     37  

8.2 Invasion of Ukraine by Russia

     37  

8.3.

   Spanish tax audit      37  

9

   AUDITORS’ FEES      37  

 

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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

in thousands of euros

          December 31, 2021  

Assets

     

Goodwill

     Note 2.1        529 585  

Intangible assets

     Note 2.2        514 489  

Tangible assets

     Note 2.3        3 261  

Usage rights under leasing contracts

     Note 2.4        8 654  

Financial assets - Non-current portion

     Note 2.5        773  

Derivative asset instruments - Non-current portion

        —    

Deferred taxes - Assets

     Note 3.6.3        30 618  
     

 

 

 

Non-current assets

        1 087 381  
     

 

 

 

Stocks and work in progress

     Note 2.6        22 726  

Trade and other receivables

     Note 2.7        53 599  

Current tax assets

     Note 2.8        10 205  

Other receivables

     Note 2.8        11 108  

Prepayments

        2 622  

Financial assets - Current portion

        9  

Derivative asset instruments - Current portion

        63  

Cash and cash equivalents

     Note 2.9        40 575  
     

 

 

 

Current assets

        140 907  
     

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

        1 228 288  
     

 

 

 

Equity

     

Share capital

     Note 2.10        35 862  

Share premium

        319 897  

Consolidated reserves - Group share

        -171 588  

Profit or loss for the financial year - Group share

        -3 166  
     

 

 

 

Equity - Group share

        181 005  

Non-controlling interests

        107  
     

 

 

 

Equity

        181 112  
     

 

 

 

Liabilities

     

Provisions for employee benefits

     Note 2.11        2 441  

Borrowings and financial debts - Non-current portion

     Note 2.13        842 692  

Leasing debts - Non-current portion

     Note 2.14        7 359  

Deferred income - Non-current portion

     Note 2.16        666  

Derivative liability instruments - Non-current portion

        —    

Deferred taxes - Liabilities

     Note 3.6.3        127 508  
     

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

        980 667  
     

 

 

 

Provisions - Current portion

     Note 2.12        822  

Borrowings and financial debts - Current portion

     Note 2.13        —    

Leasing debts - Current portion

     Note 2.14        2 341  

Trade and other payables

        33 243  

Current tax liabilities

     Note 2.15        610  

Other debts - Current portion

     Note 2.15        28 405  

Deferred income - Current portion

     Note 2.16        137  

Derivative liability instruments - Current portion

        952  
     

 

 

 

Current liabilities

        66 509  
     

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

        1 047 176  
     

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

        1 228 288  
     

 

 

 

 

4


STATEMENT OF PROFIT AND LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

Profit and Loss account

 

in thousands of euros

          December 31, 2021  

Turnover

        255 923  

Other income from operations

        605  

Revenue from ordinary activities

     Note 3.1        256 529  

Costs of sales

        -73 681  

Marketing and sales costs

     Note 3.2        -77 834  

General and administrative costs

     Note 3.2        -33 926  

Research and development costs

     Note 3.2        -9 062  

Other operating revenues

     Note 3.3        1 874  

Other operating expenses

     Note 3.3        -2 204  

Other income

     Note 3.4        111  

Other expenses

     Note 3.4        -4 675  
     

 

 

 

Operating Result

        57 133  
     

 

 

 

Financial revenues

        2 205  

Financial expenses

        -59 559  
     

 

 

 

Financial Result

     Note 3.5        -57 354  
     

 

 

 

Pre-tax Result

        -221  

Income/(expenses) from taxation

     Note 3.6        -2 872  
     

 

 

 

Net Result

        -3 093  
     

 

 

 

Of which :

     

Group share

        -3 166  

Non-controlling interest

        72  

Basic and diluted earnings per share

 

in euros

   December 31, 2021  

Basic and diluted earnings per share

     -0,09  

Other comprehensive income

 

in thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Net Result

     -3 093  

Revaluation of net defined benefit liability (asset)

     -154  

Related taxes

     42  
  

 

 

 

Total items that will not be reclassified to income in the future

     -112  
  

 

 

 

Exchange differences

     1 045  

Gains / losses at fair value

     193  
  

 

 

 

Total items likely to be reclassified to profit or loss in the future

     1 238  
  

 

 

 

Other components of comprehensive income

     1 126  
  

 

 

 

Total Global Result

     -1 967  
  

 

 

 

Of which :

  

Group share

     -2 042  

Non controlling interests

     75  

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

in thousands of euros

          December 31, 2021  

Loss of fully consolidated companies before tax

        -221  

Interest charges

        57 085  

Net provision for amortization

        2 795  

Net allocation for amortization of usage right - IFRS 16

        2 379  

Net provision for amortization (revaluation of assets - PPA Astorg)

        1 237  

Net allocation to provisions

        904  

Capital gains and losses on the disposal of tangible and intangible assets and cost of disposal

        193  

Operating working capital

        541  

Stocks

        9 238  

Trade and other receivables

        -4 001  

Trade and other payables

        -4 696  
     

 

 

 

Cash flows generated by operating activities

        64 913  
     

 

 

 

Tax income / (expenses) paid

        -1 355  

Other components of operational activities

        339  
     

 

 

 

Net cash flow from operational activities

        63 897  
     

 

 

 

Acquisition of tangible assets

     Note 2.3        -427  

Acquisition of intangible assets

     Note 2.2        -12 217  

Changes in payables to suppliers of fixed assets

        3 298  

Change in financial assets

        -1 026  

Change in the scope

        -174  

Other components of investment activities

        -2  
     

 

 

 

Net cash flow used in investment activities

        -10 546  
     

 

 

 

Loan repayments

     Note 2.13.1        -18 000  

New borrowings

     Note 2.13.1        10 000  

Repayment of leasing debts

        -2 521  

Interest paid

        -20 650  

Other components of financing activities

        67  
     

 

 

 

Net cash flow used in financial activities

        -31 103  
     

 

 

 

Net cash flow

        22 249  
     

 

 

 

Opening cash

        18 163  

Effects of exchange rate fluctuations on hedging cash flow

        163  

Closing cash

        40 575  
     

 

 

 

Net cash increase / (decrease)

        22 249  
     

 

 

 

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

 

In thousands
of euros

   Share
capital
     Share premium      Translation
reserves
     Fair value
reserves
     Consolidation
reserves
     Reserves -
Actuarial
gains and
losses
     Equity
component of
convertible
bonds
     Profit or loss      Total
transactions
with owners of
the Company
     Non-
controlling
interests
     Total
shareholders’
equity
 

Equity as of January 1, 2021

     35 862        319 897        165        6 818        96 816        90        9 636        92 254        182 888        29        182 917  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total income for the period

                                

Net income

                          3 166        3 166        72        3 094  

Other comprehensive income

           1 039        193           112              1 120        6        1 126  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total income for the period

     —          —          1 039        193        —          112        —          3 166        2 046        78        1 968  

Transactions with the Company’s owners

                             —             —    

Contributions and distributions

                             —             —    

Other variances

           59           104                 163           163  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total contributions and distributions

     —          —          1 098        193        104        112        —          3 166        1 883        78        1 805  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Equity as of December 31, 2021

     35 862        319 897        934        7 011        96 713        201        9 636        95 420        181 006        107        181 112  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

1

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES AND METHODS

 

1.1

Basis of preparation

These consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 have been prepared to meet the reporting requirements of Rule 3-05 of Regulation S-X for purposes of a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the acquisition of HERA Group by Perrigo Group.

These consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), except that they do not include comparative financial information for the year ended December 31, 2020 as required by IAS 1 “Presentation of Financial Statements”.

These consolidated financial statements were approved by the Chairman of HERA S.A.S on July 11 2022.

 

1.2

Reporting Entity

The parent company, Héra S.A.S. (hereinafter “the Company”) is a company domiciled in France with its registered office in Chatillon 92320, 200 avenue de Paris; it was established on November 16, 2015.

The financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries controlled, directly or indirectly, by the Company are included in the consolidated financial statements.

The Héra Group (hereafter “the Group”) aspires to be a global leader in the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics.

The Group is comprised of the following companies:

 

Entities

  

Country

   % holding  

Héra Sas

   France      Mother  

Laboratoire HRA Pharma Sas

   France      100,00

HRA Pharma France Sas

   France      100,00

HRA Pharma Development Sarl

   France      100,00

HRA Pharma Deutschland GmbH

   Germany      100,00

HRA Pharma UK & Ireland Limited

   UK      100,00

HRA Pharma Italia Srl

   Italy      100,00

HRA Pharma Iberia SL

   Spain      100,00

HRA Pharma LLC

   USA      100,00

HRA Pharma Switzerland Sarl

   Switzerland      100,00

HRA Pharma Rare Diseases Sas

   France      100,00

HRA Pharma Benelux

   Belgium      100,00

HRA Pharma America Inc

   USA      100,00

HRA Pharma APAC

   Hong Kong      100,00

HRA Pharma Hong Kong Limited

   Hong Kong      67,00

HRA Pharma China

   China      100,00

 

1.3

Accounting principles

 

1.3.1

Statement of compliance and accounting principles

Except as described in note 1.1, the consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the basis of IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) as adopted by the European Union, IFRS as issued by the IASB (International Accounting Standard Board) and interpretations of international standards (SIC and IFRIC) as of December 31, 2021.

 

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All of the European Union’s adopted texts can be found on the European Commission’s website at the following location:

http://ec.europa.eu/commission/index_fr

Effective January 1, 2021, the following standards and interpretations were applicable:

The IASB’s published standards, revisions to standards, and interpretations that are mandatory as of the fiscal year 2021 are given below:

 

   

Amendments to IFRS 4 “Extension of the temporary exemption from IFRS 9”

 

   

Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39 and IFRS 7 “Reform of reference interest rates - Phase 2”

 

   

Amendments to IFRS 16 “Covid-19 rent concessions beyond June 30, 2021”

 

   

Agenda decision of the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRS IC) : Attributing Benefit to Periods of Service (IAS 19)

The impact of these standards is not significant in the financial statements as of December 31, 2021.

Standards, amendments and interpretations published but not yet endorsed by the European Union and Standards, amendments and interpretations endorsed by the European Union and not early adopted by the Group :

The estimated impact of applying the IASB’s (International Accounting Rules Board) and IFRS IC’s (International Financial Reporting Standards Interpretations Committee) standards and interpretations, is not significant.

 

1.3.2

Basis of measurement and presentation

With the exception of specific asset and liability classes, the consolidated financial statements are prepared on a historical cost basis in accordance with IFRS. The relevant classes are listed in the notes below, as applicable.

Assets and liabilities of different types, functions, and sizes are shown individually.

Current assets and liabilities are those i included in the working capital used throughout a normal business cycle. Current and non-current assets and liabilities are categorized according to whether they are due within one year as of the balance sheet date.

 

1.3.3

Functional and reporting currency

An entity’s functional currency is the currency of the economic environment in which it is principally active. The functional currency for subsidiaries is the local currency.

The Company’s functional currency is the euro, hence the consolidated financial statements are presented in euros. Unless otherwise stated, all financial data is expressed in thousands of euros.

 

1.3.4

Conversion of foreign currency transactions

Foreign currency transactions are translated into the relevant functional currencies of Group entities using the exchange rate in effect at the time of the transactions, in accordance with IAS 21.

Monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies are converted into the functional currency at the balance sheet date using the closing rate. Exchange gains and losses are recorded in the statement of profit and loss as a result of the relevant exchange variations.

 

1.3.5

Translation of financial statements of foreign subsidiaries whose functional currency is not the euro

Foreign subsidiaries whose functional currency is not the euro have their financial statements translated into euros as follows:

 

   

the balance sheets of foreign subsidiaries are translated into euros using the exchange rate prevailing at the balance sheet date;

 

   

the statement of profit and loss and cash flows of these companies are translated using the average exchange rate for the period;

 

   

differences arising from the translation of the financial statements of foreign companies are recorded in other comprehensive income under the heading “Exchange differences”.

 

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1.3.6

Use of Judgments and Estimates

Management must use judgment and make estimates and assumptions while preparing financial statements, which affect the application of accounting policies and the reported values of assets and liabilities, income and expenses. Actual values may differ from those estimated due to changes in assumptions or economic conditions that differ from those in effect at the time the balance sheet was prepared.

The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The impact of changes in accounting estimates is recognized in the period of the change and any subsequent periods affected.

The following are some examples of key estimates and judgments used in adopting accounting policies:

 

   

the valuation of goodwill and intangible assets;

 

   

the valuation of employee benefits;

 

   

the valuation of provisions for risks, particularly in the event of litigation;

 

   

deferred tax assets on losses carried forward.

 

1.4

Main accounting principles

 

1.4.1

Consolidation method

The Group controls a subsidiary when it has power over the subsidiary, is exposed or has rights to variable returns from its involvement with the subsidiary and has the ability to use its power to affect the amount of its returns.

 

1.4.2

Business combinations

The acquisition method is used to account for business combinations. At the time of exchange, the consideration transferred is the fair value of the assets given, equity instruments issued, and liabilities incurred. Direct costs incurred as a result of the combination are recorded in “Other operating expenses” in the period in which they occur.

Except for particular exceptions provided for in the revised IFRS 3, the assets, liabilities, and contingent liabilities of the acquired firm are measured at fair value on initial consolidation of an controlled company.

Goodwill recorded in the consolidated balance sheet represents the difference between:

 

   

the aggregate of the following components:

 

   

the consideration transferred for the acquisition of control;

 

   

the amount of non-controlling interests in the acquired company, determined either at fair value at the acquisition date (full goodwill method) or on the basis of their proportionate share of the fair value of the net identifiable assets and liabilities acquired (partial goodwill method). This option is available on a transaction-by-transaction basis;

 

   

for step acquisitions, the fair value at the acquisition date of the Group’s share of the net assets acquired prior to the acquisition of control;

 

   

and the net amount of identified assets acquired and identified liabilities incurred, measured at their fair value at the acquisition date.

After initial recognition, goodwill are tested for impairment in accordance with IAS 36 – Impairment of Assets, at least once a year and whenever there is an indication that the asset may be impaired.

The difference is recognized directly in the statement of profit and loss when the consideration transferred is less than the fair value of the Group’s share of the identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed of the subsidiary acquired.

When the accounting for a business combination may only be determined provisionally, IFRS 3 requires that the asset and liability values be adjusted within twelve months of the acquisition date.

 

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Adjustments to the values recognized after the measurement period expires in relation to the values assigned to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed on initial consolidation are recognized prospectively in profit or loss for the year of the change and subsequent years, if any, without adjustment to goodwill.

If the changes in the initial accounting for the combination are due to an error, the values assigned to the acquired assets and liabilities, non-controlling interests, or purchase price elements are changed retrospectively, as if their corrected fair values had been recognized as of the acquisition date. Goodwill must also be adjusted accordingly, and the impact of the error correction is recognized in opening equity in the year of the error correction, in accordance with IAS 8 - Accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors.

 

1.4.3

Development costs

Research costs for the purpose of acquiring new scientific or technical knowledge and understanding are expensed as incurred.

Development activities involve the existence of a plan or design for producing new or substantially improved products and processes. Development expenditure is recognized as an asset if and only if the costs can be reliably measured and the Group can demonstrate:

 

   

the technical and commercial feasibility of the product or process in the short term;

 

   

the recognition of probable future economic benefits ;

 

   

and its intention and the availability of sufficient resources to complete the development and use or sell the asset.

The cost of materials and directly relevant subcontracting costs required to bring the asset to its intended use are included in the expense so capitalized.

Other development costs are expensed as incurred.

With the exception of products that have an active or exploitable marketing authorization and are capable of generating future economic benefits, or that are related to the safety of the environment or people, or that are indispensable for the continuation of the business, Héra believes that the criteria laid out in IAS 38 “Intangible Assets” have not yet been met, given the risks inherent in development programs and the progress of the Group’s projects.

 

1.4.4

Other intangible assets

Other intangible assets include intangible assets with an indefinite useful life (trademarks and property rights acquired from a third party for drugs) as well as patents, software, licenses, and marketing authorizations acquired or developed internally by the Group with a finite useful life. They are valued at the cost of acquisition (purchase price and related expenses).

Subsequent spending on intangible assets is recognized only if it boosts the asset’s future economic benefits. Other expenses are deducted as they are incurred.

Amortization is recognized over the expected useful life of intangible assets on a straight-line basis:

 

   Patents:    20 years

   Development costs :    between 3 and 15 years

   Other intellectual property rights and licenses:    between 3 and 19 years

   Software :    1 to 3 years

   Licenses:    between 3 and 10 years

   Domain names:    between 1 and 5 years

 

1.4.5

Property, plant and equipment

Property, plant and equipment are initially recognized at acquisition cost.

If it is expected that future economic advantages connected with the asset will flow to the Group and the cost of the asset can be determined accurately, subsequent costs are included in the carrying amount of the asset or, where appropriate, recognized as a distinct asset.

Fixed assets are depreciated on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the assets. Depreciation is recognized as an expense for the year.

 

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The estimated useful lives are as follows:

 

   Fixtures and fittings    8 years

   Industrial equipment    10 years

   Office and computer equipment    3 years

   Furniture    10 years

Depreciation methods, useful lives and residual values are reviewed and, if necessary, adjusted at each balance sheet date.

 

1.4.6

Financial assets and liabilities

Financial assets and liabilities mainly include:

 

   

Group investments (non-consolidated investments, debt securities, etc.)

 

   

Loans and financial receivables

 

   

Cash and cash equivalents

 

   

Borrowings and other financial liabilities

 

   

Derivative instruments

 

Financial assets

Contractual characteristics and management models are used to classify financial assets.

Non-recyclable financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income

The Group has made the irreversible decision to record investments in equity instruments at fair value through non-recyclable “other comprehensive income,” i.e., without the ability to transfer them to the statement of profit and loss in the case of a sale. Only dividends received are recorded in the income statement.

Recyclable financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income

Investments in debt instruments with a cash flow collection and resale mechanism and contractual flows consisting entirely of principal repayments and interest payments are reported at fair value with an offsetting entry in recyclable “other comprehensive income” (recyclable OCI).

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

Financial assets classified as fair value through profit or loss are financial assets purchased with the goal of resale in the near future or equity instruments for which the Group has not opted to define them as fair value through other comprehensive income.

Loans

Loans are measured at amortized cost if the business model is to collect contractual cash flows consisting solely of principal and interest payments.

The effective interest rate technique is used to account for interest in the statement of profit and loss’s “Other financial income and costs.”

The Group has taken an approach to loan impairment that is based on the counterparty’s likelihood of default and its assessment of the credit risk’s progression. The difference between the carrying amount and the value of the expected future cash flows, discounted at the financial assets’ original effective interest rate, is the impairment loss.

Trade and other receivables

Trade receivables are recognized and recorded at their transaction price.

 

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A depreciation is recognized based on the expected losses since the origin of the receivable. Bad debts are recognized as losses when they are identified as such.

Cash and cash equivalents

Cash equivalents are short-term, liquid investments that are readily convertible into a known amount of cash and which are subject to an insignificant risk of change in value. Cash and cash equivalents” therefore includes cash at bank and in hand, as well as cash investments in marketable securities with a maturity of three months or less and with very low sensitivity to interest rate risk.

In the cash flow statement, cash and cash equivalents comprise cash in hand, demand deposits in banks, and short-term liquid investments, net of bank overdrafts. It should be noted that bank overdrafts are included in the balance sheet under “Borrowings—current portion”.

 

Financial liabilities

Borrowings and financial debts

Bank loans are initially valued at fair value of the consideration received, minus transaction costs that are directly traceable.

They are then measured using the effective interest rate approach at amortized cost. Specifically, using the effective interest rate method, all costs associated with the issuance of loans or bonds, as well as any difference between the issuance proceeds net of transaction costs and the redemption value, are recognized in the statement of profit and loss as financial expenses over the life of the loans.

Compound instruments

Compound financial instruments issued by the Group in euros include convertible bonds which give the holder the option to convert them into a specified number of shares.

The liability component of the compound financial instrument is initially valued at the fair value that a similar liability would have if it did not have a conversion option. The equity component is the difference between the fair value of the entire compound financial instrument and the fair value of the liability component when it is first recognized.

The liability component of a compound financial instrument is measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method after initial recognition. After initial recognition, the equity component of the compound financial instrument is not remeasured.

The statement of profit and loss accounts for interest on financial liabilities.

Derivative instruments

Hedging transactions in the form of derivative instruments, such as forward contracts, currency options, and interest rate options, are used by the Group to manage market risks (interest and exchange rates).

According to the standards of IFRS 9, these financial products are designated as hedging instruments and are primarily accounted for as cash flow hedges.

Hedge accounting

A cash flow hedge protects against the risk of profit or loss from variations in cash flows of an asset, obligation, or highly probable projected transaction that are linked to one or more risk components.

 

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For the effective portion of the hedging relationship, changes in the fair value of the hedging instrument are recognized directly in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income, and for the ineffective portion, they are recorded in the statement of profit and loss.

When the hedged transaction affects the statement of profit and loss, cumulative changes in the fair value of the hedging instrument previously recognized in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income are recycled to the statement of profit and loss.

Gains and losses are recorded in “Other operating income” for hedging operational activities and “Financial income” or “Financial expense” for hedging investment and financing activities.

The cumulative changes in the fair value of the hedging instrument previously recorded in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income are included in the initial measurement of the asset or liability concerned when the forecasted transaction results in the recognition of a non-financial asset or liability.

Hedging cost

The Group may document currency or interest rate options as hedging instruments as part of its market risk management policy, and the effectiveness of these products is assessed based on changes in intrinsic value. Depending on the nature of the risk hedged, the time value of these options is handled as a hedging cost and recognized in the consolidated statement of comprehensive income and recycled to the statement of profit and loss.

Discontinuation of hedge accounting

When the criteria for hedge accounting’s application are no longer met, such as when the hedging instrument expires, is sold, terminated, or exercised, or when the hedging relationship’s market risk management purpose changes, hedge accounting is discontinued.

IBOR reform

A reform of the main reference rates is underway with the replacement of Interbank Offered Rates (IBOR) by alternative risk-free reference rates.

The Group is closely monitoring market activity as well as the publications of various bodies, particularly the IFRIC and the IASB, and has prepared itself for a gradual transition to risk-free rates.

Financial instruments (finance and derivatives) and, to a lesser extent, certain commercial contracts are likely to be affected by this reform (late payment interest, etc.).

In this context, the IASB has published several amendments to IFRS 9 and IFRS 7, including phase 2, which was adopted on January 13, 2021 and went into effect on January 1, 2021, to reflect the impact of replacing benchmark interest rates with new benchmark interest rates without any accounting impact that would not provide useful information to financial statement users.

The Group’s financial statements for 2021 are unaffected by this rate change.

 

1.4.7

Inventories and work in progress

The cost of inventory is determined using the F.I.F.O. (First In, First Out) method. The cost of inventories includes all direct material costs, labor costs and the allocation of indirect production costs and/or subcontracting costs.

Inventories are measured at cost or net realizable value if lower than the net book value.

An impairment loss is recognized when:

 

   

products are damaged and therefore, not saleable;

 

   

products that have expired or are nearing obsolescence between 0 and 12 months before the expiration date.

 

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1.4.8

Employee benefits

In accordance with the specific laws and provisions of each country in which it operates, the Group provides its employees with post-employment benefits (pension plans, termination benefits, etc.).

Defined contribution plans

A defined contribution plan is a post-employment benefit plan in which a company makes pre-determined contributions to a separate company and is under no legal or constructive duty to pay additional contributions. When contributions to defined contribution plans are due, they are recorded as an expense. Prepaid contributions are classified as assets if they may result in a cash refund or a reduction in future payments.

Defined benefit plans

A defined benefit plan is a post-employment plan other than a defined contribution plan.

Employees’ future benefits are estimated in exchange for services given in the current and preceding periods, and liabilities under defined benefit plans are measured separately for each plan. A certified actuary performs annual actuarial valuations using the predicted unit credit approach. This technique involves calculating the rights that employees have earned at the end of the year for all plans, taking into consideration the outlook for wage increases and the economic conditions in each country.

For post-employment benefits, the valuation is based in particular on the following methods and assumptions:

 

   

the retirement age, determined on the basis of the provisions applicable to each of the schemes and the conditions required to qualify for a full pension;

 

   

the projected salary level at retirement, taking into account the expected career progression and the estimated change in the retirement age;

 

   

the projected number of retirees determined on the basis of staff turnover rates and mortality tables available in each country;

 

   

the discount rate determined at the balance sheet date by reference to the rate on high quality corporate bonds with a duration close to that of the Group’s obligations.

The net expense recognized during the year for employee benefits includes:

 

   

in the Profit & Loss account:

 

   

the service cost corresponding to the acquisition of additional rights;

 

   

the net interest cost, corresponding to the interest cost on obligations net of income from hedging assets, now measured using the discount rate for obligations;

 

   

past service cost, including the expense or income arising from plan amendments/liquidation or the introduction of new plans;

 

   

actuarial gains and losses relating to other long-term benefits.

 

   

in the statement of net income and gains and losses recognized directly in other comprehensive income:

 

   

actuarial differences relating to post-employment benefits.

Termination benefits

When the Group is manifestly committed to a specific formal strategy for either termination of employment before the typical retirement date or an offer to induce voluntary redundancy with the goal of decreasing the workforce, termination benefits are recognized as an expense. If the Group has made an offer to encourage voluntary redundancies, it is likely that the offer will be accepted, and the number of employees who will accept the offer can be reasonably anticipated, voluntary redundancy payments are recorded as an expense.

Short-term benefits

If the Group has a present legal or constructive obligation to make such payments in return for past service rendered by the employee and the obligation can be reliably estimated, a provision is recognized for the amount that the Group expects to pay in respect of short-term cash-settled incentive and profit-sharing plans and bonuses.

 

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1.4.9

Share-based payments

Over the time during which the staff members definitively acquire the rights, the fair value established at the date of grant of the options issued to employees is recognized as an employee benefit expense, with a corresponding rise in equity. The expense amount is adjusted to reflect the actual number of vested options for which the service and performance standards are met.

The fair value of the amount to be settled to an employee for cash-settled share appreciation rights is recognized as an expenditure, with a corresponding rise in the liability, over the period in which the employees become entitled to the final payment. At each balance sheet date and at the settlement date, the liability is remeasured. Personnel expenses account for any changes in the liability’s fair value.

Regardless of how the Group obtains the equity instruments, share-based payment transactions in which the Group receives goods or services in exchange for its own equity instruments are accounted for as equity-settled transactions.

The standards of IFRS 2 are used to measure and recognize plans that have been authorized but have not yet vested as of December 31, 2021.

 

1.4.10

Provisions

Provisions are accounted for when the Group has a present legal or constructive obligation as a result of a past event, the obligation can be reliably estimated and it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation.

These provisions are calculated based on the most likely assumptions at the time of the balance sheet.

 

1.4.11

Revenue from ordinary activities

 

1.4.11.1

Turnover

The Group’s revenue consists primarily of revenue from the sale of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. It is recognized when control of the goods or services is transferred to the client generally upon delivery, in accordance with the delivery and acceptance terms of the contract with the customer. Revenue is accounted for at the amount that reflects the sums that the Group expects to receive.

Revenue from product sales consists of the sale of products net of returns, rebates, discounts and allowances granted to customers. Rebates, discounts and rebates are recognized concurrently with the sales to which they relate and are identified as a variable component of the price in accordance with the provisions of IFRS 15.

 

1.4.11.2

Other income from operations

Other revenue includes royalties, income from licensing agreements with partners and other services.

Royalties received are recorded under “Royalties and Downpayments” on the basis of revenues generated by partners during the fiscal year and the contractual royalty rates.

 

1.4.12

Research Tax Credit

The French government provides tax incentives to businesses to encourage them to conduct technological and scientific research. Companies that can show that they have incurred expenses that meet the criteria (research expenses incurred in France, the European Union, or another country that has signed a tax treaty with France containing an administrative assistance clause since January 1, 2005) are eligible for a tax credit that can be used to pay corporate income tax. Except for the research tax credit arising from capitalized expenses, which is accounted for first as deferred income and then as a deduction from development costs as the expenses are amortized, this research tax credit is accounted for as a grant, as a deduction from recognized research and development costs.

 

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1.4.13

Cost of sales and other operating expenses

The costs of manufacturing the marketed products are included in the sales costs.

The costs of distribution, promotion, and sale of pharmaceuticals are all included in marketing expenditures.

General management and support tasks are included in general and administrative costs (finance, IT, HR, etc.).

Internal and external costs of research and development studies that do not meet the criteria for the activation of new products, as well as regulatory affairs expenses, are included in research and development expenses.

 

1.4.14

Other income and expenses

Other income and expenses include a limited number of income and expenses, such as:

 

   

gains and losses on disposals of non-current tangible or intangible assets;

 

   

impairment of non-current tangible or intangible assets;

 

   

amortization of intangible assets acquired in business combinations;

 

   

restructuring costs;

 

   

provisions relating to major litigation for the company.

 

1.4.15

Lease agreements

For all leases, regardless of their nature, the Group recognizes leases as assets in the form of a right of use against a rental liability on the balance sheet. The Group recognizes a depreciation charge and an interest charge in the profit and loss account, and lease payments are included in cash flows from financing activities in the cash flow statement.

Property leases and vehicle leases are the two principal contracts affected by the standard.

 

1.4.16

Financial income and expenses

Net financial income / (loss) includes interest on investments, interest payable on borrowings calculated using the effective interest method, changes in the fair value of financial assets at fair value through profit or loss, impairment losses recognized in respect of financial assets, foreign exchange gains and losses on financial transactions, foreign exchange differences and discounting and undiscounting effects.

When interest income is earned using the effective interest technique, it is recorded in the statement of profit and loss.

 

1.4.17

Income tax

Current tax expense/income and deferred tax expense/income are both included in income tax (expense or income).

Tax is included in profit or loss unless it is related to items that are directly recorded in other comprehensive income or equity, in which case it is recorded in the same manner.

Current tax is defined as (i) the estimated amount of tax payable in respect of taxable profit for a period, calculated using tax rates enacted or substantively enacted at the balance sheet date, and (ii) any adjustment to the amount of tax payable in prior periods.

Unless otherwise specified, all transitory differences between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities and their tax bases are determined and recorded using the balance sheet liability technique. Based on tax regulations that have been passed or substantively enacted by the balance sheet date, deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured at the tax rates that are projected to apply to the period when the asset is realized and the liability is settled.

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset if there is a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets and liabilities and they relate to income taxes levied by the same taxation authority, either on the same taxable entity or on different taxable entities, but which intend to settle the current tax assets and liabilities on a net basis or to realize the assets and settle the liabilities at the same time.

A deferred tax asset is recognized only to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profits will be available against which the temporary difference can be utilized. Deferred tax assets are reviewed at each balance sheet date and are recognized to the extent that it is probable that sufficient taxable profit will be available.

 

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Deferred taxes are calculated using domestic tax rates that are projected to apply when the asset is realized and the liability is resolved, based on tax rates that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the balance sheet date, depending on the jurisdiction.

As a result, as of December 31, 2021, deferred taxes for French corporations have been recognized at the rates approved by the French National Assembly (including the 3.3% social contribution) based on the reversal schedules below:

 

   

27.37% in 2021 ;

 

   

25.83% in 2022 and beyond.

 

1.4.18

Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share are calculated by dividing the profit or loss attributable to ordinary and preference shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period.

Diluted earnings per share are determined by adjusting the profit or loss attributable to ordinary and preference shareholders and the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding for the effects of all dilutive potential ordinary shares (bonus share grants, warrants and stock options granted to beneficiaries).

 

1.4.19

Impairment testing of non-financial assets

In accordance with IAS 36 - Impairment of Non-Financial Assets, goodwill, trademarks, and non-amortizable rights of use are tested for impairment at least once a year, or more frequently if there is an indication of impairment. If there is any sign of impairment, additional assets are also subjected to impairment assessments.

In addition, at each balance sheet date, the carrying amounts of other intangible assets are examined to see whether there is any indication that the asset may be impaired. If such an indicator exists, the asset’s recoverable value is estimated.

The success of subsequent rounds of clinical research, pharmacovigilance, patent protection, the arrival of competitor treatments, or changes in actual sales compared to expectations can all be indicators of impairment.

Goodwill and assets identified in a business combination are allocated to one of the Group’s two cash-generating units, CHC (i.e., the sale of products in pharmacies, supermarkets, or e-commerce outlets and, for the most part, without prescription) and RX ((i.e. the sale of prescription products and mainly comprising the rare disease activities)., for the purposes of impairment testing, from the date of acquisition. These assets include, in particular, emergency contraceptive products (Compeed and Mederma), as well as RX.

Impairment tests consist of comparing the net book value of the asset or cash-generating unit with its recoverable amount, which is the higher of its fair value less costs to sell and its value in use.

Value in use is calculated as the sum of the discounted cash flows expected from the use of the asset or cash-generating unit and its ultimate disposal.

The amount that may be collected through the sale of an asset or cash-generating unit in an arm’s length transaction, minus costs directly related with the disposal, is known as fair value less costs to sell.

The Group’s weighted average cost of capital is used to discount the expected cash flows.

If the carrying value of an asset or its cash-generating unit exceeds its recoverable value, an impairment loss is recognized. Losses due to impairment are recorded in the statement of profit and loss. A cash-generating unit’s impairment loss is allocated first to reduce the carrying amount of any goodwill allocated to the cash-generating unit, and then to reduce the carrying amounts of the unit’s other assets pro rata to the carrying amount of each asset in the unit .

The methods and key assumptions specific to the asset impairment tests performed for the year ended December 31, 2021 are presented with respect to goodwill in note 2.1.

 

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1.5

Determining fair value

The following are the valuation methodologies utilized at each level:

 

   

Level 1 (unadjusted quoted prices): prices available to the entity at the measurement date in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

 

   

Level 2 (observable inputs): data about the asset or liability other than quoted market prices included in Level 1 inputs that are observable either directly (such as a price) or indirectly (i.e. derived from observable prices);

 

   

Level 3 (unobservable inputs): inputs that are not observable in a market, including observable inputs that are subject to significant adjustments.

The following procedures were used to determine fair values for balance sheet measurement and disclosure.

 

(i)

Investment in equity and debt securities

The fair value of listed financial instruments measured at fair value through profit or loss or through other comprehensive income is determined by comparing their last quoted bid price at the balance sheet date to their fair value or using recognized valuation techniques such as the discounted cash flow method if the instrument is not listed.

 

(ii)

Trade and other receivables

The fair value of trade and other receivables is calculated using the present value of future cash flows, discounted at the current market interest rate.

 

(iii)

Non-derivative financial liabilities

The present value of future cash flows generated by the debt (principal and interest) at the market interest rate adjusted for a credit spread at the reporting date is used to calculate fair value for disclosure purposes.

 

(iv)

Derivative instruments

The fair value of derivatives is based on recognized valuation techniques such as the discounted cash flow method and includes credit risk (Credit Value Adjustment) and counterparty risk (Debit Value Adjustment).

 

1.6

Changes in accounting policies

The IFRIC’s agenda decision issued in May 2021 on attributing retirement benefits on length of services has no significant impact on the consolidated financial statements.

 

1.7

Significant events of the fiscal year

 

1.7.1

COVID-19

The Group’s sales increased by more than 26% in 2021 compared to 2020, reflecting the strength of its brands as well as the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic’s consequences.

After a negative impact from Covid-19 in 2020, Compeed branded revenues rebounded dramatically in 2021.

The Group concentrated on reducing and optimizing its material costs, notably in the area of “rare diseases” as well as its operating expenses, throughout this time. These efforts paid off with an operating profit of €57.1 million, up €36.8 million (+181.5%) over the previous year.

 

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The Group’s inventory management has also been improved.

It should be emphasized that the Group’s manufacturing and supply of products has not been disrupted.

Except for the German subsidiary, which received 594,000 euros of non refundable support in 2021, the Group has not sought recourse or assistance from the government in the period.

As of December 31, 2021, all deferred payments of certain social security and tax costs made at the time of the first containment have been repaid.

 

1.7.2

Ongoing legal actions

 

   

In Europe, ella and Esmya products are the subject of a patent opposition proceeding before the European Patent Office:

 

 

HRA filed an appeal against the European Patent Office’s first instance ruling on the patent for the formulation of ella and Esmya tablets.

 

   

HRA has filed an appeal against the European Patent Office’s first instance revocation judgment. A summons to an oral hearing before the Board of Appeal in Harr (Germany) has been issued; the hearing is scheduled for November 24, 2022. By the end of 2022, a conclusive decision on the patent’s maintenance or revocation is expected.

 

   

HRA filed an infringement claim against four generic makers of ellaOne products with the District Court in Korea on December 23, 2021, based on the ellaOne “formulation” patent.

 

   

Litigation is underway with ella’s former Austrian distributor, who has sued HRA Pharma for non-delivery of supplies.

SANOVA is also making a claim against HRA Pharma for terminating the contract with too little notice.

HRA Pharma intends to actively defend itself against this attack, it has recorded a provision of 150 thousand euros in its financial statements.

The case is now pending before the courts.

 

1.7.3

Other Information

 

   

HRA France’s “rare diseases” business was transferred to HRA Pharma Rare Diseases on April 1, 2021.

 

   

HRA Pharma Development, which is wholly owned by Laboratoire HRA Pharma, was absorbed by the latter via a Universal Asset Transfer on December 31, 2021.

 

   

On September 15, 2021, HRA Pharma LLC, which had no activity, was dissolved.

 

   

From July 2021, the local subsidiary in the United Kingdom began marketing Hana, a regular contraceptive tablet.

 

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NOTES TO THE STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

 

2.1

Goodwill

The goodwill shown in the December 31, 2021 balance sheet is the result of the acquisition of Laboratoire HRA Pharma in 2016 for an initial €303 million, the Compeed acquisition in 2017, the acquisition of the property rights of Lysodren in 2018, the acquisition of Mederma assets in June 2019 for €57 million.

At the end of the fiscal year, goodwill had a balance of €530 million (gross €553 million minus a €23 million impairment).

Impairment testing

Impairment tests are conducted at the level of each of the two Cash Generating Units (CGUs): RX (the sale of prescription products, which primarily includes rare disease activities) and CHC (the sale of products in pharmacies, supermarkets, or e-commerce, which, for the most part, does not require a prescription). The CHC CGU includes, for example, emergency contraceptive medications such as Compeed and Mederma).

 

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The recoverable amount of each cash-generating unit corresponds to its value in use, which is calculated using the discounted value of the expected future cash flows. The assumptions used for the impairment tests of each cash-generating unit are reviewed annually:

 

   

Business plan drawn up by management for the period 2022 to 2025 with structural costs allocated according to the weight of the activities of each CGU;

 

   

Beyond this horizon, cash flows are extrapolated by applying the expected long-term market growth rate;

 

   

An average tax rate has been used over the business plan horizon and corresponds to the weight of the activity in each area;

 

   

A discount rate determined by geographical area, ranging from 8% to 9.2% depending on the cash generating units tested;

 

   

Perpetual growth rate set at 2% for the calculation of terminal values of CGUs.

The carrying amounts of the respective Cash Generating Units and the main assumptions are presented below:

 

in thousands of euros

   RX     CHC     Total  

Net book value as of December 31, 2021

      

Goodwill

     63 879       465 707       529 585  

Net assets

     41 934       475 816       517 750  

Total

     105 813       941 523       1 047 335  

Perpetual growth rate

     2     2  

Discount rate

     9,2     8,3  

For the year 2021, tests were conducted to determine the sensitivity of the recoverable amount to likely changes in various actuarial assumptions, primarily the discount rate (range +/- 1%), change in cash flows (range +/- 20%), and perpetual growth rate (range +/- 1%). The sensitivity analyses were calculated by changing a single parameter and did not result in the recognition of any risk of goodwill impairment.

No impairment of goodwill has been identified.

 

2.2

Intangible assets

The following are the changes in “intangible assets” over the last year:

 

Gross value

in thousands of euros

   Development
Costs
     Concessions,
patents,
trademarks and
licenses
     Marketing
authorizations and
exploitation rights
     Software      Other
intangible
assets
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     90 022        527 487        21 907        277        64        639 757  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Acquisitions

     11 349        128        726        15           12 217  

Redeployment

                    0  

Sales / Scrapping

     -195              -10           -205  

Exchange differences

           9              9  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     101 176        527 615        22 641        281        64        651 778  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Amortization

in thousands of euros

   Development
Costs
     Concessions,
patents,
trademarks and
licenses
     Marketing
authorizations and
exploitation rights
     Software      Other
intangible
assets
     Impairment
losses
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     -44 862        -20 290        -15 271        -90        -2        -53 348        -133 864  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Allowances

     -1 828        -542        -1 482        -103           520        -3 437  

Redeployment

        186                 -186        0  

Sales / Scrapping

     2              10              11  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     -46 689        -20 647        -16 753        -183        -2        -53 014        -137 289  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Net value

in thousands of euros

   Development
Costs
     Concessions,
patents,
trademarks and
licenses
     Marketing
authorizations and
exploitation rights
     Software      Other
intangible
assets
     Impairment
losses
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     45 160        507 197        6 636        187        62        -53 348        505 893  

December 31, 2021

     54 487        506 968        5 888        98        62        -53 014        514 489  

Intangible assets other than brands are amortized over a period of between 1 and 20 years.

Investments during the period mainly concern the CGU “CHC” for 89%.

 

2.3

Property, plant and equipment

The following is a breakdown of tangible assets:

 

Gross value

in thousands of euros

   Fixtures and
fittings
     Plant,
machinery and
equipment
     Other tangible
fixed assets
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     1 375        2 456        1 418        5 249  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Acquisitions

        395        33        427  

Sales / Scrapping

        -4        -1        -5  

Exchange differences

     1        7        6        15  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     1 376        2 854        1 456        5 686  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Amortization

in thousands of euros

   Fixtures and
fittings
     Plant,
machinery and
equipment
     Other tangible
fixed assets
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     -336        -990        -496        -1 822  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Allowances

     -155        -280        -163        -598  

Write-back on disposals/scrapping

        4        1        5  

Exchange differences

     -1        -6        -4        -11  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     -492        -1 272        -661        -2 426  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Net value

in thousands of euros

   Fixtures and
fittings
     Plant,
machinery and
equipment
     Other tangible
fixed assets
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     1 039        1 466        922        3 427  

December 31, 2021

     884        1 582        795        3 261  

During the year, no signs of deterioration were found.

 

2.4

Rights of Use associated with Leases

The following is a breakdown of the rights of use associated with leases:

 

Gross value

in thousands of euros

   Real estate
property
     Others      Total  

December 31, 2020

     12 282        2 119        14 401  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Acquisitions

     566        575        1 141  

Sales / Scrapping

     -58        -404        -462  

Redeployment

           0  

Exchange differences

     70           70  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     12 860        2 290        15 150  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Amortization

in thousands of euros

   Real estate
property
     Others      Total  

December 31, 2020

     -3 448        -1 080        -4 528  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Allowances

     -1 772        -607        -2 379  

Write-back on disposals/scrapping

     47        404        451  

Redeployment

           0  

Exchange differences

     -39           -39  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     -5 212        -1 283        -6 496  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Net value

in thousands of euros

   Real estate
property
     Others      Total

December 31, 2020

     8 834        1 039      9 873

December 31, 2021

     7 648        1 006      8 654

 

2.5

Current and non-current financial assets

The following is a breakdown of current and non-current financial assets:

 

     December 31, 2021  

in thousands of euros

   Non-current
financial assets
     Current financial
assets
 

Deposits and guarantees

     688     

Others

     85     
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     773        0  
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

2.6

Inventories

The breakdown of Inventories is as follows:

 

in thousands of euros

   December 31,
2021
 

Inventories of raw materials and active ingredients

     5 041  

Inventories of intermediate and finished products

     6 074  

Merchandise inventories

     13 469  
  

 

 

 

Gross value

     24 585  

Provisions for impairment

     -1 859  
  

 

 

 

Net value

     22 726  
  

 

 

 

Improved sales performance, as well as better inventory control and procurement, are primarily responsible for the decrease in the gross value of stocks. As a result, inventory is reduced.

 

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Changes in inventory schedule:

 

in thousands of euros

   Net stock as at
31 December
2020
     Variations in
stock
     Net final stock as at
31 December 2021
 

Raw materials and active ingredients

     4 772        268        5 041  

Stocks of intermediate products

     4 661        1 399        6 060  

Stocks of finished products and goods purchased for

     22 110        -10 484        11 626  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     31 543        -8 817        22 726  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

2.7

Trade and other receivables

This item can be analyzed as follows:

 

in thousands of euros

   December 31,
2021
 

Accounts receivable

     55 003  

Provisions for impairment

     -1 404  
  

 

 

 

Net value

     53 599  
  

 

 

 

Trade receivables must be paid within a year.

 

2.8

Other receivables

Other receivables can be broken down as follows:

 

in thousands of euros

   December 31,
2021
 

Tax receivable

     7 233  

Other tax receivables

     2 972  

VAT receivables

     9 213  

Suppliers receivables

     1 780  

Receivables on disposal of fixed assets

     —    

Other operating receivables

     115  
  

 

 

 

Net value

     21 313  
  

 

 

 

The “Other tax receivables” are mainly explained by a €2 million credit position following the URSSAF’s audit of HRA Pharma France’s pharmaceutical taxes.

 

2.9

Cash and cash equivalents

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31,
2021
 

Cash

     40 573  

Cash in vault

     2  
  

 

 

 

Net value

     40 575  
  

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand.

Timing of payment has improved for the Group, with receivables collection periods falling from 90 to 78 days.

 

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2.10

Share capital

Astorg and its co-investors Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division control the bulk of the Company’s capital through HERA Lux, the majority shareholder; as of April 1, 2021, the shareholders have changed ownership of their investment in the HRA Pharma Group. Since April 1, 2021, a new holding company has been established in Luxembourg, and the HERA shares have been owned by HRA Newco, which is held by HRA Lux.

This transfer solely affects HERA’s ordinary and preference shares, not the convertible bonds, which remain in the hands of HERA Lux.

The following is the breakdown of the share capital:

 

Breakdown of share capital

  

number of ordinary shares

   number of
preferential shares
     total number of
shares
    

Face value

  

Share capital

December 31, 2020

   3 815 756      32 046 612        35 862 368      1 €    35 862 368 €

December 31, 2021

   3 815 756      32 046 612        35 862 368      1 €    35 862 368 €

Ordinary shares

The ordinary shares are classified as equity instruments.

Preferential shares

Preferential shares are classified as equity instruments.

Preferential shares entitle their holders to a cumulative preferential dividend subject to the existence of distributable cash and the decision of the Company’s general meeting to distribute preferential dividends.

 

2.10.1

Share-based payments - Stock options and free shares

As of December 31, 2021, the instruments issued are as follows:

 

Type of instrument

   Free Ordinary
Shares
     Free Preferential
Shares
     Stock Option      Total  

Number

     16 912        269 442        —          286 354  

Stock-based compensation instruments are recognized as employee benefits expense, with a corresponding entry to equity, at the fair value of the instruments awarded at the grant date, in accordance with IFRS 2. The cost of this investment is spread out throughout the vesting period.

No movement has been recorded in 2021 on these plans.

Valuation of share-based payment transactions to be integrated:

The Black-Scholes option pricing model is used to determine the fair value of stock options issued to employees.

The share price on the valuation date, the instrument’s exercise price, estimated volatility, the weighted average life of the instruments, expected dividends, and the risk-free interest rate are all inputs to the valuation (based on government bonds). The transaction’s service and performance conditions, which are not market factors, are not taken into account for determining fair value.

 

2.10.2

Non-controlling interests

In April 2020, Laboratoire HRA Pharma signed an agreement with Profex, a Chinese partner, for the development of Compeed and Mederma product marketing in China. According to these agreements, Profex owns 33% of HRA Pharma Hong Kong’s capital, while Laboratoire HRA Pharma owns the remaining 67%.

Profex and Laboratoire HRA Pharma have a shareholders’ agreement that gives Laboratoire HRA Pharma a call option on Profex’s shares. This call option can be exercised in a variety of circumstances, including a change of control of the Company, and at different valuations depending on the results of the activities in China and when the option is executed.

Profex also has the right to sell its shares to Laboratoire HRA Pharma in exceptional circumstances, such as if Laboratoire HRA is intentionally in breach of its own contractual commitments. The price at which this right can be exercised varies based on the outcomes of relevant operations in China and the date on which this right is exercised, if at all.

 

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In light of the foregoing, the Group concludes Profex’s entitlement to sell its shares to Laboratoire HRA Pharma is contingent on factors that are wholly within the Group’s control. At the balance sheet date, the Group had not recognized any financial liability related to Profex’s right to sell its shares to Laboratoire HRA Pharma.

 

2.11

Provisions for employee benefits

Changes in provisions for employee benefits were as follows:

 

In thousands of euros

      

December 31, 2020

     2 266  
  

 

 

 

Expenses

     311  

Reclassification

  

Unused reversals

     -137  
  

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     2 441  
  

 

 

 

The item Provisions for employee benefits breaks down as follows:

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

France

     2 441  
  

 

 

 

Total

     2 441  
  

 

 

 

Employee benefits provisions concern the French companies Héra S.A.S., Laboratoire HRA Pharma S.A.S., HRA Pharma France S.A.S., and HRA Pharma Rare Diseases S.A.S. They primarily pertain to provisions for retirement indemnities for Group employees.

At this time, no funds have been set up to satisfy these obligations.

The following are the primary actuarial assumptions that were used:

 

France

   December 31, 2021  

Discount rate

     0,80

Gross average growth rate of payroll inflation

     3,00

Average remaining working life of employees (in years)

     23,6  

Employer’s social security rates

     45

The present value of the commitment is broken down as follows:

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Total current value of liabilities at the beginning of the year

     2 266  
  

 

 

 

Current service cost

     407  

Interest expense

     10  

Actuarial gains and losses (Change in method - Equity)

     -397  

Actuarial gains and losses

     154  
  

 

 

 

Total current value of commitments at year-end

     2 441  
  

 

 

 

 

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The cost over each financial year can be broken down as follows:

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Current service cost

     407  

Interest expense

     10  
  

 

 

 

Cost for the period

     418  
  

 

 

 

No social security contributions have been paid for the years 2020 and 2021.

 

2.12

Provisions

Changes in provisions were as follows:

 

In thousands of euros

      

December 31, 2020

     335  
  

 

 

 

Dotations

     781  

Reclassement

  

Reversals used

     -212  

Unused reversals

     -83  
  

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     821  
  

 

 

 

For the research tax credit, a provision of 559,000 euros has been made for tax risks related to Laboratoire HRA Pharma’s tax audit for the years 2014 to 2016.

A provision for litigation with our partner SANOVA has also been recognized for the year 2021 in the amount of 150 thousand euros.

 

2.12.1

Provisions for tax liabilities

Several audits of some Group firms’ finances took place in 2021 or proceeded throughout the year:

 

   

Firstly, two audits were carried out by URSSAF on the social security charges of Hera and HRA Pharma Rare Diseases. These two audits resulted in adjustments of less than 50 thousand euros.

 

   

Laboratoire HRA Pharma underwent a tax examination, which resulted in a correction that had no impact on the Group’s consolidated finances.

 

   

A URSSAF audit of the pharmaceutical taxes owed by HRA Pharma France results in a repayment of 2,360 thousand euros in favor of the company.

 

   

Laboratoire HRA Pharma has been in a dispute with the French tax authorities since May 2017 as a result of an audit covering the period from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2016. The corporation was contesting an adjustment of €1,924 thousand and €1,059 thousand, respectively, relating to the imposition of withholding tax on sums received as salary for two employees and on the research tax credit.

On April 10, 2020, HSBC bank issued a 1,924,000 euros deposit for direct taxes to guarantee tax payment.

The corporation is still in litigation with the Administrative Court about withholding tax, but the French tax authorities have agreed to a significant reduction in the amount claimed for research tax credit to 559 thousand euros after a hearing before the research tax credit committee. The company has agreed to accept this adjustment because it expects to recover more than 330 thousand euros over the fiscal year from April 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

 

   

An audit of HRA Pharma Iberia’s general accounting for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 is still underway.

As at 31 December 2021, the Spanish government had not made any claims.

 

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2.13

Borrowings and financial debts

The breakdown between current and non-current financial liabilities is shown below:

 

     December 31, 2021  

In thousands of euros

   Portion due
within one year
     Portion due
between 1 and
5 years
     Portion due after
5 years
     Total  

Convertible bonds and interest on convertible bonds

        303 226        53 177        356 403  

Bonds and interest on bonds

        486 276           486 276  

Other bank loans

        13           13  

Revolving credit

              0  

Accrued interest on other bank loans

              0  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Loans and financial debts

     0        789 515        53 177        842 692  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Convertible obligations

Proceeds from the convertible bond issue (244,232,178 bonds with a par value of €1 issued on February 18, 2016 and 99,564,440 bonds with a par value of €1 issued on September 20, 2017) amounted to €343.8 million.

The convertible bonds subscribed in 2016 and 2017, were partially redeemed in fiscal 2019, for €52.6 million and €60.4 million respectively.

At the end of year, the amounts of these convertible bonds were €191.6 million and €39.2 million respectively. Interest on convertible bonds are capitalized and amount to €125.6 million.

Bonds

This item corresponds to four bonds: two issued on September 20, 2017 for a term of 7 years and bearing interest at a 3-month Euribor + margin of 3.5%, for amounts net of transaction costs of €80.7 million and €301 million, a third issued on March 14, 2018 for an amount net of transaction costs of €30.8 million, and a fourth issued on June 27, 2019 for a term of 6 years and 1 month and bearing interest at a 3-month Euribor + margin of 3.5%, for an amount net of transaction costs of €45.7 million.

On March 26, 2020, an additional loan of €20 million was secured for a term of 4 years and 6 months, with interest calculated at 3-month Euribor + 3.5% margin for a net value of €19.6 million.

Various hedging contracts have been drawn up by the company to cover the 3-month Euribor until December 2022.

Covenants are in place for these loans.

These obligations were fulfilled on December 31, 2021. For the next 12 months, the company expects to fulfill them.

Hedging Instruments

The Company and HRA Pharma have entered into interest rate cap agreements with Société Générale and Goldman Sachs to hedge against rising interest rates on the interest flows linked with its variable rate financing.

Portions of the Goldman Sachs hedges will expire at the end of June 2020 and again in June 2021.

Credit Revolving

In 2017, the Group established a €40 million revolving credit facility, which was increased to €60 million in June 2019; since then, the Group has made various withdrawals and repayments.

The Group had no withdrawals on this credit at the end of the year and a financing reserve of €60 million.

Other loans

On September 28, 2020, a new loan (Club BPI) for €8 million was signed with the partner BPI for a three-year term. The conditions are as follows: the interest rate is 3-month Euribor+1.1%, plus a commitment fee of 0.95%.

This loan was fully repaid and the contract terminated on December 31, 2021 without penalty.

 

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Currency hedging

HRA Pharma has also hedged against potential foreign exchange risks by entering into forward exchange contracts on the GBP and USD currencies with HSBC and Société Générale banks.

 

  2.13.1

Changes in financial liabilities

 

In thousands of euros

   Convertible
bonds
     Bond issues      Borrowing from
credit
institutions
     Interest accrued
on borrowing
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     210 695        484 129        8 000        112 590        815 414  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

New loans

           10 000        30 923        40 923  

Changes in fair value

     2 230        2 147              4 377  

Reclassification

                 0  

Repayments

           -18 000        -22        -18 022  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2021

     212 925        486 276        0        143 491        842 692  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The initial terms of the loans contracted with credit institutions are presented below:

 

Bank

   Date of signature
of the loan
agreement
     Nominal amount
(in €)
     Term     

Reference rate

Convertible Bonds

     févr-16        244 232 178        10 years      9%

Convertible Bonds

     sept-17        99 564 440        10 years      9%

Senior Bond

     sept-17        83 180 811        7 years      Euribor with a margin of 3.5%.

Senior Bond

     sept-17        310 819 189        7 years      Euribor with a margin of 3.5%.

Senior Bond

     mars-18        31 000 000        78 months      Euribor with a margin of 3.5%.

Second Lien

     juin-19        48 000 000        73 months      Euribor with a margin of 8,25%

Senior Bond

     mars-20        20 000 000        54 months      Euribor with a margin of 3,5%

BPI Club Loan

     sept-20        8 000 000        36 months      Euribor with a margin of 1,1%

Loans can be repaid early without penalty at the company’s choice; this was the case with the €8 million BPI loan, which was repaid early on December 15, 2021.

 

2.14

Lease liabilities

The breakdown between current and non-current rental liabilities is as follows:

 

     December 31, 2021  

In thousands of euros

   Portion due
within one year
     Portion due
between 1 and
5 years
     Portion due after
5 years
     Total  

Leasehold debts - Real estate

     1 827        5 429        1 441        8 697  

Leasehold debts - Other assets

     514        489           1 002  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Leasehold debts

     2 341        5 917        1 441        9 699  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Low-value asset contracts and short-term contracts have no significant costs.

 

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2.15

Other debts

 

     December 31, 2021  

in thousands of euros

   Current portion      Non-current
portion
     Total  

Liabilities on fixed assets

     3 298           3 298  

Payables to employees

     8 920           8 920  

Social security debts

     1 324           1 324  

Current tax liability

     147           147  

Other tax liabilities

     463           463  

Collected VAT

     4 266           4 266  

Customers - Credit notes to be issued

     10 197           10 197  

Other liabilities

     400           400  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     29 015        0        29 015  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The accrual for paid vacations and bonuses, as well as the accompanying social security costs, profit-sharing, and donations owed to various social organizations, are all included in the social security liabilities.

 

2.16

Deferred income

 

     December 31, 2021  

in thousands of euros

   Current portion      Non-current
portion
     Total  

Deferred income / Downpayments

     119        565        684  

Deferred income relating to the research tax credit for capitalized expenses

     18        101        119  

Other

           0  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total deferred income

     137        666        803  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Advance payments received by the Group in relation of license agreements, but whose recognition is deferred, totaled 684 thousand euros as of December 31, 2021.

 

in thousands of euros

   Beginning of
the year
     Receipts      Revenue
recognized
during the
period
     Total  

December 31, 2020

     744           -176        568  

December 31, 2021

     568        273        -158        684  

A total of 273 thousand euro payments has been received under license agreements signed in 2021.

At December 31, 2021, the amount of “downpayments” recorded as revenue was 158 thousand euros

 

2.17

Fair value table

The following table presents the book values and fair values of financial assets and liabilities and their level in the fair value hierarchy:

 

     Balance sheet
value at
12/31/2021
     Fair value      Level 1 -
stock market
price
     Level 2 -
observable
data
     Level 3 -
unobservable
data
 

Financial assets measured at amortized cost

              

Trade and other receivables

     53 599        53 599           53 599     

Financial assets measured at fair value

              

Financial assets

     782        782           782     

Derivative asset instruments

     63        63           63     

Cash and cash equivalents

     40 575        40 575           40 575     

Financial liabilities measured at amortized cost

              

Borrowings and financial debts

     842 692        963 284           963 284     

Financial liabilities measured at fair value

              

Derivative liability instruments

     952        952           952     

 

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3

NOTES TO THE STATEMENT OF PROFIT AND LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

3.1

Revenue from ordinary activities

The breakdown of revenues from ordinary activities between the two areas is as follows:

 

     December 31, 2021  

In thousands of euros

   CHC      RX      Services      Total  

Turnover

     212 127        43 630        166        255 923  

Royalties and license fees

     826        -221           605  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total Revenue from Ordinary Activities

     212 954        43 409        166        256 529  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Despite a context still affected by the crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Group’s revenue from ordinary activities, 99.8% of which is made up of pharmaceutical products, increased by 27% in the 2021 financial year.

We saw a rebound in activity, with sales of Compeed products up 48.2%, the “Women Health” section up 23.5%, and Mederma products up 25.7%.

While Covid-19 had no effect on the “rare diseases” section in 2020, it did in 2021, when many patients were unable to enter hospitals due to the priority given to Covid-19.

 

3.2

Operating expenses

The global “Covid-19” pandemic has had an impact on the business. The Group has attempted to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on its profitability by slashing variable costs, particularly promotional costs.

The Group’s operating expenses (excluding “Other Operating Expenses and Revenues”) to Ordinary Revenue ratio has decreased slightly (47.1% vs. 49.3%), owing to lower “Marketing and sales expenses” (30.3% vs. 31.1%) and “Research and development expenses” (3.5% vs. 4.6%).

While significant promotional expenses were spent, such as those for the launch of Hana in the United Kingdom or the investment in TV commercials in the United States for Compeed and Méderma, the “Marketing and sales expenses” item has a ratio of 30.3% compared to the Ordinary Revenue.

The costs of management and support services, as well as all of the Group’s infrastructure costs, are included in general and administrative expenses.

As a result of various tax audits, there was an increase in consultation fees.

 

  3.2.1

Staff costs

The personnel expenses recorded in the statement of profit and loss include the following items:

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Wages and salaries

     21 902  

Social security costs

     10 264  

Social benefits (bonuses, annual leave, benefits....)

     5 122  

Retirement provision

     496  

Profit-sharing - Incentives

     1 225  
  

 

 

 

Total

     39 009  
  

 

 

 

Bonuses for 2021 were accrued on a 100% basis.

 

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The statement of profit and loss breaks down these expenses as follows:

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Cost of sales

     3 876  

Marketing and sales costs

     13 206  

Administrative costs

     17 213  

Research and development costs

     4 657  

Other operating costs

     57  

Non-routine costs (*)

     1  
  

 

 

 

Total

     39 009  
  

 

 

 

 

  3.2.2

Headcount

The Group had 250 employees at December 31, 2021 The number of employees at the end of the years is broken down as follows:

 

     ‘December 31, 2021  

Cost of sales

     30  

Marketing and selling expenses

     89  

Administrative costs

     97  

Research and development costs

     33  
  

 

 

 

Total

     250  
  

 

 

 

It should be mentioned that a new profit-sharing agreement for the period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2022 was signed on July 27, 2020 at the UES level, which includes Laboratoire HRA Pharma, HRA Pharma France, and HRA Pharma Rare Diseases.

On July 28, 2020, a new agreement was reached for Héra, also for a three-year period.

 

3.3

Other operating income and expenses

Other operating income and expenses (- €0,3 million) correspond mainly to:

Operating income from “commercial activities”:

 

   

taxes (totaling €0.5 million) (including the Safeguard Clause Tax, the Social Solidarity Contribution, the Tax on the Promotion of Medical Devices, and the New Contribution Tax on Sales);

 

   

realized foreign exchange gains and losses on trade receivables and payables (revenue of €0.5 million) and unrealized foreign exchange gains and losses (revenue of €0.3 million);

 

   

Adjustments to taxes on the promotion of medical devices paid from 2018 to 2020 (total revenue of €2.4 million).

Operating income related to “general expenses”:

 

   

depreciation of leases due to the application of IFRS 16 (amount of €2.4 million);

 

   

Government assistance related to the impact of Covid-19 on the German subsidiary’s business resulted in a 545 thousand euros profit;

 

   

taxes (including the Territorial Economic Contribution, i.e. a total expense of €0.8 million).

 

3.4

Other income and expenses

Other income and expenses (-€4.6 million) primarily consist of:

 

   

amortization of intangible assets acquired as part of a business combination (-€1.2 million);

 

   

costs related to the PERRIGO transaction (€-1.2 million)

 

   

disposal of revalued Mederma inventories (-€0.4 million);

 

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payment fraud of the Spanish supplier UM (-€0.5 million);

 

   

provisions for litigation (-€0.7 million);

 

   

provision for tax risk (-€0.5 million).

 

3.5

Financial result

Financial revenue and expenses can be broken down as shown in the table below:

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Foreign exchange losses

     -1 879  

Interest expense on loans

     -55 927  

Financial expenses related to leases

     -166  

Currency hedging

     -1 210  

Other financial expenses

     -378  
  

 

 

 

Total financial expenses

     -59 559  
  

 

 

 

Income from financial assets and cash investments

     2  

Foreign exchange gains

     2 022  

Disposal of financial liabilities related to leases

     11  

Currency hedging

     —    

Other financial revenues

     170  
  

 

 

 

Total Financial Revenues

     2 205  
  

 

 

 

Total financial loss

     -57 354  
  

 

 

 

Foreign exchange gains and losses relate to financial transactions.

Net financial income consists mainly of interest on convertible bonds (€33.1 million), on bonds (€22.0 million) and on the revolving credit facility (€0.7 million).

 

3.6

Income tax

 

  3.6.1

Breakdown of tax expense

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Taxes payable

     -250  

Deferred taxes

     -2 622  
  

 

 

 

Total

     -2 872  
  

 

 

 

Under current French regulations, tax losses can be carried forward indefinitely.

 

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  3.6.2

Reconciliation between actual and notional tax

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Pre-tax income of consolidated companies

     -221  

Income tax rate applicable to the parent company

     27,37
  

 

 

 

Theoretical tax (expense)/ income

     60  
  

 

 

 

Tax rate discrepancies between countries

     -3 036  

Ongoing variations

     335  

Non-taxable tax credits

     603  

Recognition of tax loss carryforwards

     -60  

Non-recognition of losses carried forward

     -240  

Other

     -535  

Actual income tax (expense)/income

     -2 872  
  

 

 

 

Effective tax rate

     -1300

 

  3.6.3

Breakdown of deferred tax assets and liabilities

 

In thousands of euros

   December 31, 2021  

Deferred tax assets :

  

Provisions for employee benefits

     631  

Inventory margins

     7 030  

Deferred revenue

     178  

Deferred tax assets/losses carried forward

     8 417  

Tax / accounting variances

     668  

Exclusivity rights related to the Compeed acquisition

     13 103  

Restatement of fees related to the acquisition of Lysodren

     90  

Restatement of fees related to the Méderma acquisition

     102  

Valuation of CAPs - Interest rate hedging

     43  

Valuation of CAPs - Currency hedging

     260  

Lease agreements

     97  

Various

     —    
  

 

 

 

Total deferred tax assets in the balance sheet

     30 618  
  

 

 

 

Deferred tax liabilities :

  

Lease agreements

     -4  

PPA (Purchase Price Allocation) - Rebranding Compeed

     -92 902  

PPA - Revaluation of fixed assets

     -958  

PPA - Revaluation of Lysodren rights

     -9 276  

PPA - Revaluation of Méderma brands

     -20 503  

PPA - Revaluation of Méderma stocks

     —    

Discounting of the Convertible Bonds

     -3 689  

Bond issue - effective interest rate calculation

     -175  

Valuation of CAPs - Interest rate hedging

     —    

Valuation of CAPs - Currency hedging

     —    
  

 

 

 

Total deferred tax liabilities in the balance sheet - Published

     -127 508  
  

 

 

 

Net deferred taxes

     -96 889  
  

 

 

 

 

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3.7

Earnings per share

 

  3.7.1

Basic earnings per share

The result attributable to equity holders and a weighted average number of shares outstanding are used to compute basic earnings per share.

 

     December 31, 2021  

Net income available to shareholders (in thousands of euros)

     -3 166  

Weighted average number of shares issued during the year

     35 862 368  

Earnings per share

     -0,09  

 

  3.7.2

Diluted earnings per share

Diluted earnings per share are calculated on the basis of earnings attributable to equity holders and a weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding, adjusted for the effects of all potential dilutive shares.

Instruments giving deferred rights to capital (Free Shares, SO or BSPCE) are considered to be anti-dilutive as they result in an increase in earnings per share from continuing operations. Thus, the diluted earnings per share are identical to the basic earnings per share.

 

4

RELATED PARTIES

Transactions with key executives, directors, supervisory board members and strategic committee members:

 

In thousands of euros

  

Related companies

   December 31, 2021  

Agreements authorized by the company’s General Meeting of May 24, 2012

     

Contribution to the HRA Pharma Foundation

        30  
     

 

 

 

Scientific Board

   André Ulmann, Chairman of the Strategic Committee of the company and Director of Cemag      100  
     

 

 

 

Agreements authorized by the general meeting of the company on July 1, 2016

     

Strategic advisory services to the Supervisory Board of Hera

   David Colpman, Member of the Supervisory Board and Director of Consulting Colpman Ltd      25  
     

 

 

 
     

Total remuneration of Hera’s management team:

The total remuneration of the Hera Executive Leadership Team was 3 269 thousand euros. This broke down as 2 158 thousand euros in fixed compensation, 850 thousand euros in variable compensation and 261 thousand euros in various benefits in kind.

 

5

LITIGATION

There are no pending litigations that are anticipated to have a major impact on the financial statements, other than those for which provisions have been made or that are stated in the notes to the financial accounts.

 

6

OFF-BALANCE SHEET COMMITMENTS

 

   

Héra and its subsidiary Laboratoire HRA Pharma have entered into a number of loans for an amount of €473 million and to secure these loans, Pledge Agreements were executed on September 20, 2017 relating to:

 

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shares of Laboratoire HRA Pharma held by Héra;

 

   

intra-group receivables

 

   

Similarly, and still as a guarantee, Laboratoire HRA Pharma has entered into pledge agreements relating to:

 

   

its bank accounts;

 

   

the shares it holds in HRA Pharma France.

 

   

In the context of the partial transfer of assets relating to the “endocrinology” sector from Laboratoire HRA Pharma to HRA Pharma Rare Diseases, Laboratoire HRA Pharma has entered into pledge agreements relating to:

 

   

its bank accounts;

 

   

the shares it holds in HRA Rare Diseases.

 

   

A pledge agreement for the balance of the 3rd rank bank accounts was entered into on March 26, 2020 between HRA Pharma Rare Diseases and HSBC Corporate Trustee Company (UK).

 

7

FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

The Group is exposed to the following risks related to the use of financial instruments:

Credit risk

The risk of financial loss to the Group if a client or counterparty to a financial instrument fails to meet its contractual commitments is referred to as credit risk. Trade receivables and marketable securities are the main sources of this risk.

Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk refers to the possibility that the Group will have difficulty meeting its obligations when they become due. The Group’s strategy to managing liquidity risk is to ensure that, as far as feasible, it will always have enough liquidity to cover its liabilities when they are due, whether under normal or stressed conditions, without incurring unacceptable losses or harming its reputation.

The Group makes sure it has enough cash and bank accounts to cover its short-term needs.

The accounts have been prepared on a going concern basis.

Market risk

Market risk refers to the possibility that changes in market prices, such as foreign exchange rates, interest rates, and equity instrument prices, will have an impact on the Group’s earnings or the value of its financial assets. The goal of market risk management is to keep market risk exposures within acceptable bounds while maximizing the risk/reward trade-off.

Foreign exchange risk

The Group’s foreign exchange risk is reduced because research and development costs are incurred in the same currencies (USD, Euro) as the expected revenue streams (US and EU territory).

HRA Pharma has also hedged against foreign exchange risks by entering into forward exchange contracts on the GBP with HSBC bank.

Interest rate risk

The group is not significantly exposed to interest rate risk insofar as so-called “cap” hedging instruments have been contracted since 2017 at the time of the acquisition of the Compeed product portfolio.

 

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Capital risk

The Company has the required resources to finance its activities as part of its capital management strategy, and it has no intention of exposing its shareholders to an undue dilution risk.

 

  8

SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

8.1

Purchase by PERRIGO

Perrigo made an offer to the shareholders Astorg and Goldman Sachs Asset Management on September 8, 2021, to buy 100% of the Group’s share capital.

This offer was accepted by the shareholders in early November 2021. The sale of the Group is still subject to antitrust approval in the United States, despite the fact that all other prerequisites have been completed.

The transaction was completed on 29 April 2022.

On the closing date of April 29, 2022, Perrigo Group acquired the convertible bonds held by HERA and repaid all the debt to banking institutions. On May 30, 2022, a capital increase of HERA was completed by compensation of associated current account for an amount of 884,692,911.47 euros of which 877,702,168.47 euros was share premium.

 

8.2

Invasion of Ukraine by Russia

On February 24, 2022, Russia, supported by Belarus, invaded Ukraine. Following this attack, a number of countries have declared sanctions against both Russia and Belarus and various Russian and Belarusian individuals and businesses. Access to the SWIFT international banking system has been suspended as part of these restrictions.

With the exception of ownership of certain trademarks and product registrations in these countries that have not been allocated a value in the Group’s accounts, the Group owns no assets in these countries and has no employees.

In 2021, the Group generated revenues of 2,305 thousand euros and an operating profit of almost 1,000 thousand euros in Russia. These results are generated exclusively by the Compeed brand. The Compeed brand is distributed in Russia by a Swiss company and all invoices are in euros. This distributor and its shareholders are not mentioned on any sanctions lists. The Group has no activity in Ukraine or in Belarus. The balance of receivables outstanding from this distributor at December 31 was 157 thousand euros.

The HERA group has decided to suspend the commercialization of its products in Russia from February 2022.

 

8.3.

Spanish tax audit

On June 29, HERA has verbally accepted a reassessment of 345,222 euros to resolve the Spanish tax audit. This could lead to additional charges of 52,798 euros for late payment and a 172,661 euros penalty.

 

9

AUDITORS’ FEES

The fees paid to the Group’s statutory auditors amounted to:

 

In thousands of euros

   KPMG      Naolys      TOTAL  

Audit of accounts

     367        36        402  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Other services than auditing

     97        —          97  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

TOTAL

     464        36        500  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Exhibit 99.2

UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF PERRIGO COMPANY PLC

On April 29, 2022, Perrigo Company PLC (“Perrigo” or the “Company”) consummated the acquisition of Héra SAS (“Héra”), a leading global consumer self-care company, from funds affiliated with private equity firm Astorg and Goldman Sachs Asset Management (the “Acquisition”) in an all-cash transaction. Per the Securities Sale Agreement (the “Acquisition Agreement”), Perrigo acquired the entire share capital of Héra for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.95 billion. This includes the acquisition of HRA NewCo S.à.r.l., Héra Manco 1, Héra Manco 2, and Héra Manco 3 (collectively referred to as the “Holding Entities”) securities. Additionally, as part of the Acquisition, Perrigo funded the repurchase of Héra’s convertible bonds for cash and subsequently recapitalized the bonds into the equity of Héra. In connection with the Acquisition, on April 20, 2022, the Company obtained $2,600 million of new financing, comprising an undrawn $1,000 million 5-year revolving credit facility (the “New Revolving Facility”), a $500 million 5-year term loan A facility (the “New Term Loan A Facility”), and a $700 million 7-year term loan B facility and $400 million 7-year term loan B delayed-draw facility (collectively, the “New Term Loan B Facility” and, together with the New Term Loan A Facility, the “New Term Loan Facilities”). The New Term Loan Facilities together with the New Revolving Facility are collectively referred to as the “New Senior Secured Credit Facilities”), the proceeds of which, together with cash on hand, were used to finance the Acquisition and to refinance certain existing indebtedness of the Parent and its subsidiaries (the “Refinancing”). The Acquisition, the New Senior Secured Credit Facilities, and the Refinancing are collectively referred to as the “Pro Forma Transactions.”

The following unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information has been prepared in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation S-X, as amended, in order to give effect to the Pro Forma Transactions, inclusive of:

 

   

the conversion of Héra’s historical financial statements from Euros to U.S. Dollars;

 

   

the conversion of Héra’s historical financial statements prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (the “IASB”) to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”);

 

   

certain reclassifications to conform Héra’s historical financial statement presentation to Perrigo’s presentation;

 

   

application of the acquisition method of accounting under the provisions of ASC 805, and to reflect the aggregate purchase consideration of approximately $1.95 billion in exchange for 100% of Héra’s and the Holding Entities’ share capital;

 

   

the New Senior Secured Credit Facilities arrangements that were entered into in connection with the Acquisition and the Refinancing; and

 

   

transaction costs in connection with the Acquisition.

The following unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information and related notes have been derived from and should be read in conjunction with (i) the historical consolidated financial statements of Perrigo and the related notes included in Perrigo’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 1, 2022, and (ii) the audited consolidated


financial statements of Héra and the related notes as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021 included as Exhibit 99.1 in Perrigo’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A. The Holding Entities have no material assets or results of operations; therefore, the Holding Entities’ historical financial information is not included in the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of December 31, 2021 gives effect to the Pro Forma Transactions as if they occurred or had become effective on December 31, 2021. The unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of operations for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 gives effect to the Pro Forma Transactions as if they occurred or had become effective on January 1, 2021. Further information is provided in Note 1 to this unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information and related notes are being provided for illustrative purposes only and do not purport to represent what the Company’s actual results of operations or financial position would have been had the Pro Forma Transactions been completed on the dates indicated, nor are they necessarily indicative of the Company’s future results of operations or financial position as of any future date or for any future period. Future results may vary significantly from the results reflected due to various factors, including those discussed in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021.

The pro forma adjustments are based upon available information and certain assumptions as described in the accompanying notes to the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information which management believes are reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results are likely to differ from these assumptions and these differences may be material. In addition, the unaudited pro forma combined financial information does not reflect any expected cost savings, operating synergies or revenue enhancements that the combined entity may achieve as a result of the Acquisition or the costs necessary to achieve any such cost savings, operating synergies or revenue enhancements. However, there can be no assurance that any of the expected cost savings, operating synergies or revenue enhancements, or other benefits of the Acquisition expected by management, will be achieved.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information has been prepared by us using the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with GAAP. Perrigo has been treated as the acquirer in the Acquisition for accounting purposes.

The valuations of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed are preliminary and have not yet been finalized as of the date of this filing. Accordingly, the purchase price allocation is preliminary and subject to change, including the valuation of intangible assets, income taxes and goodwill, among other items. The final purchase price allocation may be materially different than the preliminary purchase price allocation presented in the unaudited pro forma combined financial information. Any changes in the fair values of the net assets or total purchase consideration as compared with the information shown in the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information may change the amount of the total purchase price allocated to goodwill and other assets and liabilities and may impact the combined company’s balance sheet and statement of income. As a result of the foregoing, the pro forma adjustments related to the Acquisition are preliminary and have been made solely for the purpose of providing unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information.


Perrigo Company PLC

Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Balance Sheet

As of 12/31/2021

(In millions)

 

           Hera SAS     Transaction Accounting Adjustments  
     Historical
Perrigo
Company
PLC
    Historical
U.S. Dollars
(IFRS)1
    Pro Forma
Conversion
Adjustments

(Note 3)
          Pro
Forma

(U.S.
GAAP)
    Financing &
Re-Financing
Adjustments

(Note 4)
          Acquisition
Adjustments

(Note 6)
          Pro Forma
Condensed
Combined
 

Assets

                    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,864.9     $ 46.2     $ —         $ 46.2     $ 585.7       a   $ (2,001.7     a   $ 495.1  

Accounts receivable, net

     652.9       63.0           63.0               715.9  

Inventories

     1,020.2       25.8           25.8           15.7       b     1,061.7  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

     305.8       25.1           25.1           3.1       g     334.0  

Current assets held for sale

     16.1       —             —                 16.1  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total current assets

     3,859.9       160.1       —           160.1       585.7         (1,982.9       2,622.8  

Property, plant and equipment, net

     864.1       3.8           3.8               867.9  

Operating lease assets

     166.9       9.9       0.8       a     10.7               177.6  

Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets

     3,004.7       602.2           602.2           156.3       c), e)       3,763.2  

Definite-lived intangible assets, net

     2,146.1       585.1       (41.9     b     543.2           885.5       d     3,574.8  

Deferred income taxes

     6.5       0.5       (0.1     c     0.4               6.9  

Other non-current assets

     377.5       0.9           0.9       5.5       b         383.9  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total non-current assets

     6,565.8       1,202.4       (41.2       1,161.2       5.5         1,041.8         8,774.3  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total assets

     10,425.7       1,362.5       (41.2       1,321.3       591.2         (941.1       11,397.1  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

                    

Accounts payable

     411.2       41.5           41.5               452.7  

Payroll and related taxes

     118.5       11.6           11.6               130.1  

Accrued customer programs

     125.6       —             —                 125.6  

Other accrued liabilities

     279.4       21.7       (0.1     a     21.6               301.0  

Accrued income taxes

     16.5       0.7           0.7           (3.8     g     13.4  

Current indebtedness

     603.8       —             —         (582.4     c         21.4  

Current liabilities held for sale

     32.9       —             —                 32.9  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

     1,587.9       75.5       (0.1       75.4       (582.4       (3.8       1,077.1  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Long-term debt, less current portion

     2,916.7       958.3           958.3       1,184.8       d     (958.3     f     4,101.5  

Deferred income taxes

     239.3       110.7       (10.7     c     100.0           246.2       g     585.5  

Other non-current liabilities

     530.1       11.9       (0.3     a     11.6               541.7  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

     3,686.1       1,080.9       (11.0       1,069.9       1,184.8         (712.1       5,228.7  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     5,274.0       1,156.4       (11.1       1,145.3       602.4         (715.9       6,305.8  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

                    

Controlling interests:

                    

Preferred shares

     —         36.5           36.5           (36.5     h     —    

Ordinary shares

     7,043.2       368.1           368.1           (368.1     h     7,043.2  

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     35.5       0.5           0.5           (0.5     h     35.5  

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

     (1,927.0     (199.1     (30.1     a ), b), c)      (229.2     (11.2     e     179.9       h     (1,987.5

Noncontrolling interests

     —         0.1           0.1           —         h     0.1  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

     5,151.7       206.1       (30.1       176.0       (11.2       (225.2       5,091.3  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

     10,425.7       1,362.5       (41.2       1,321.3       591.2         (941.1       11,397.1  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

1)

Reflects mapping and reclassification adjustments to conform to Perrigo presentation. Refer to Note 2 for further detail.

See accompanying notes to combined company unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information.


Perrigo Company PLC

Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Combined Statement of Operations

For the Year Ended December 31, 2021

(In millions, except per share data)

 

           Héra SAS     Transaction Accounting Adjustments        
     Historical
Perrigo
Company
PLC
    Historical
U.S. Dollars
(IFRS)1
    Pro Forma
Conversion
Adjustments

(Note 3)
          Pro
Forma

(U.S.
GAAP)
    Financing &
Re-Financing
Adjustments

(Note 4)
          Acquisition
Adjustments

(Note 7)
          Pro Forma
Condensed
Combined
 

Net sales

   $  4,138.7     $  303.4     $ —         $  303.4         $ —         $  4,442.1  

Cost of sales

     2,722.5       86.2           86.2           15.7       a     2,824.4  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Gross profit

     1,416.2       217.2       —           217.2       —           (15.7       1,617.7  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

                    

Distribution

     93.0       —             —                 93.0  

Research and development

     122.0       14.2       12.2       b     26.4               148.4  

Selling

     536.4       90.4           90.4               626.8  

Administration

     482.0       41.7       0.4       a     42.1       2.9       d     101.1       b     628.1  

Impairment charges

     173.1       —             —                 173.1  

Restructuring

     16.9       —             —                 16.9  

Other operating expense (income)

     (417.6     (0.4     (1.5     b )     (1.9         56.2       c     (363.3
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

     1,005.8       145.9       11.1         157.0       2.9         157.3         1,323.0  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Operating income

     410.4       71.3       (11.1       60.2       (2.9       (173.0       294.7  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Change in financial assets

     —         1.4           1.4           —           1.4  

Interest expense, net

     125.0       66.3       (0.2     a     66.1       55.8       a     (66.1     d     180.8  

Other (income) expense, net

     26.7       3.9           3.9               30.6  

Loss on extinguishment of debt

     —         —             —         8.3       b         8.3  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

     258.7       (0.3     (10.9       (11.2     (67.0       (106.9       73.6  

Income tax expense

     389.6       3.4       (3.0     c     0.4       1.8       c )     (22.0     e     369.8  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net income (loss) from continuing operations

     (130.9     (3.7     (7.9       (11.6     (68.8       (84.9       (296.2
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Non-controlling interests

     —         0.1           0.1           —           0.1  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Perrigo Company PLC

     (130.9     (3.6     (7.9       (11.5     (68.8       (84.9       (296.1
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

   

 

 

     

 

 

     

 

 

 

Earnings (loss) per share

                    

Basic

     (0.98                   f     (2.22

Diluted

     (0.98                   f     (2.22

Weighted-average shares outstanding

                    

Basic

     133.6                       133.6  

Diluted

     133.6                       133.6  

 

1)

Reflects mapping and reclassification adjustments to conform to Perrigo presentation. Refer to Note 2 for further detail.

See accompanying notes to combined company unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information.


NOTES TO COMBINED COMPANY UNAUDITED PRO

FORMA CONDENSED COMBINED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

1. Basis of pro forma presentation

The accompanying unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information and related notes were prepared by Perrigo in connection with the Acquisition, the New Senior Secured Credit Facilities and the Refinancing.

Perrigo’s historical financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and presented in U.S. Dollars. Héra’s historical financial statements were prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB and presented in Euros. There were no material transactions nor any balances between Perrigo and Héra as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021. As discussed in Note 2, the historical Héra financial statements have been converted from Euros to U.S. Dollars, and certain reclassifications have been made to align Héra’s financial statement presentation with that of Perrigo.

Refer to the table below for the exchange rates used throughout the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information. Héra’s historical financial statements and reclassification adjustments were translated from Euros to U.S. Dollars using the period-end rate for the unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet and a historical average rate during the period presented for the unaudited pro forma condensed combined statement of operations.

 

            U.S. Dollars/Euro  

Year ended December 31, 2021

     Average spot rate        1.1829  

As of December 31, 2021

     Period-end spot rate        1.1371  

As stated above, the accompanying unaudited pro forma combined financial information and related notes were prepared using the acquisition method of accounting in accordance with ASC 805. Under ASC 805, generally all assets acquired and liabilities assumed are recorded at their acquisition date fair value. ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurement” (“ASC 820”) defines fair value as “the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.” Fair value measurements can be highly subjective, and it is possible the application of reasonable judgment could develop different assumptions resulting in a range of alternative estimates using the same facts and circumstances. For pro forma purposes, the fair value of Héra’s identifiable tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed are based on a preliminary estimate of fair value. Any excess of the purchase price over the fair value of identified assets acquired and liabilities assumed will be recognized as goodwill.


Assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination that arise from contingencies must be recognized at fair value if the fair value can be reasonably estimated. If the fair value of an asset or liability that arises from a contingency cannot be determined, the asset or liability would be recognized in accordance with ASC 450, “Disclosure of Certain Loss Contingencies” (“ASC 450”). If the fair value is not determinable and the ASC 450 criteria is not met, no asset or liability would be recognized.

Héra’s historical financial statements have been converted from IFRS to U.S. GAAP to align Héra’s accounting policies with that of Perrigo. Based on the analysis completed to date, management is not aware of any other material differences between the accounting policies of the two companies that would continue to exist subsequent to the application of purchase accounting. During the measurement period, Perrigo will complete its review of Héra’s accounting policies in order to determine if any additional differences in accounting policies require further adjustment of Héra’s results of operations or adjustment of assets or liabilities to conform to Perrigo’s accounting policies and classifications. As a result, Perrigo may identify additional differences between the accounting policies of the two companies that, when conformed, could have a material impact on this unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information. Additionally, management has included certain reclassification adjustments for consistency in presentation as indicated in the subsequent notes.

2. Historical Héra Financial Information Reclassifications

As part of preparing the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information, management performed an analysis of Héra’s financial information to identify any differences in financial statement presentation as compared to the presentation of the Company.

Refer to the table below for a summary of the identified reclassification adjustments to present Héra’s consolidated statement of financial position as of December 31, 2021 to conform presentation to that of Perrigo’s.


Héra SAS Historical Statement of

Financial Position Line Items

 

Perrigo Company PLC
Historical Consolidated
Balance Sheet Line Items

  Héra SAS Historical
Financial Position

(Euro)
    Reclassification         Héra SAS Adjusted
Historical Financial Position
(Unaudited) (Euro)
    Héra SAS Adjusted
Historical
Financial Position
(Unaudited) (USD)
 
(in millions)                                

Cash and cash equivalents

  Cash and cash equivalents   40.6     —         40.6     $ 46.2  

Other receivables

      11.1       (11.1   a), b)     —         —    

Trade and other receivables

      53.6       (53.6   a)     —         —    
  Accounts receivable, net     —         55.4     a)     55.4       63.0  

Stocks and work in progress

  Inventories     22.7       —           22.7       25.8  

Current tax assets

      10.2       (10.2   b)     —         —    

Derivative asset instruments - Current portion

      0.1       (0.1   b)     —         —    

Financial assets - Current portion

      —         —       b)     —         —    

Prepayments

      2.6       (2.6   b)     —         —    
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets     —         22.1     b)     22.1       25.1  

Tangible assets

  Property, plant and equipment, net     3.3       —           3.3       3.8  

Usage rights under leasing contracts

  Operating lease assets     8.7       —           8.7       9.9  

Goodwill

  Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets     529.6       —           529.6       602.2  

Intangible assets

  Definite-lived intangible assets, net     514.5       —           514.5       585.1  

Deferred taxes - Assets

  Deferred income taxes - asset     30.6       (30.2   f)     0.4       0.5  

Financial assets - Non-current portion

  Other non-current assets     0.8       —           0.8       0.9  

Trade and other payables

      33.2       (33.2   c)     —         —    
  Accounts payable       36.5     c)     36.5       41.5  

Other debts - Current portion

      28.4       (28.4   c), d), e)     —         —    
  Payroll and related taxes     —         10.2     d)     10.2       11.6  
  Accrued customer programs     —         —           —         —    

Deferred income - Current portion

      0.1       (0.1   e)     —         —    

Derivative liability instruments - Current portion

      1.0       (1.0   e)     —         —    

Provisions - Current portion

      0.8       (0.8   e)     —         —    

Leasing debts - Current portion

      2.3       (2.3   e)     —         —    
  Other accrued liabilities     —         19.1     e)     19.1       21.7  

Current tax liabilities

  Accrued income taxes     0.6       —           0.6       0.7  

Borrowings and financial debts - Current portion

      —         —           —         —    
  Current indebtedness     —         —           —         —    

Borrowings and financial debts - Non-current portion

  Long-term debt, less current portion     842.7       —           842.7       958.3  

Deferred taxes - Liabilities

  Deferred income taxes - liability     127.5       (30.2   f)     97.3       110.7  

Provisions for employee benefits

      2.4       (2.4   g)     —         —    

Leasing debts - Non-current portion

      7.4       (7.4   g)     —         —    

Deferred income - Non-current portion

      0.7       (0.7   g)     —         —    
  Other non-current liabilities     —         10.5     g)     10.5       11.9  

Share capital

      35.9       (35.9   h), i)     —         —    

Share premium

      319.9       (319.9   i)     —         —    
  Preferred shares       32.1     h)     32.1       36.5  
  Ordinary shares       323.7     i)     323.7       368.1  

Consolidated reserves - Group share

      (171.6     171.6     j), k)     —         —    
  Accumulated other comprehensive income       0.4     j)     0.4       0.5  

Profit or loss for the financial year - Group share

      (3.2     3.2     k)     —         —    
  Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)     —         (175.2   k)     (175.2     (199.1

Non-controlling interests

  Noncontrolling interests     0.1       —           0.1       0.1  


Tickmark Legend:

 

  a)

Represents a €1.9 million reclassification of Other receivables and €53.6 million reclassification of Trade and other receivables to Accounts receivable, net in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  b)

Represents a €9.2 million reclassification of Other receivables, €10.2 million reclassification of Current tax assets, €0.1 million reclassification of Derivative asset instruments - Current portion, and €2.6 million reclassification of Prepayments to Prepaid expenses and other current assets in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  c)

Represents a €33.2 million reclassification of Trade and other payables and €3.3 million reclassification of Other debts - Current portion to Accounts payable in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  d)

Represents a €10.2 million reclassification of Other debts - Current portion to Payroll and related taxes in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  e)

Represents a €14.9 million reclassification of Other debts - Current portion, €0.1 million reclassification of Deferred income - Current portion, €1.0 million reclassification of Derivative liability instruments - Current portion, €0.8 million reclassification of Provisions - Current portion, and €2.3 million reclassification of Leasing debts - Current portion to Other accrued liabilities in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  f)

Represents a €30.2 million reclassification of Deferred taxes - Assets to Deferred taxes - Liabilities for jurisdictional netting in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  g)

Represents a €2.4 million reclassification of Provisions for employee benefits, €7.4 million reclassification of Leasing debts - Non-current portion, and €0.7 million reclassification of Deferred income - Non-current portion to Other non-current liabilities in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  h)

Represents a €32.1 million reclassification of Share capital to Preferred shares in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  i)

Represents a €3.8 million reclassification of Share capital and a €319.9 million reclassification of Share premium to Ordinary shares in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  j)

Represents a €0.4 million reclassification of Consolidated reserves - Group share to Accumulated other comprehensive income in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  k)

Represents a €172.0 million reclassification of Consolidated reserves - Group share and €3.2 million reclassification of Profit or loss for the financial year - Group share to Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) in order to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.


Refer to the table below for a summary of the identified reclassification adjustments to present Héra’s consolidated statement of profit and loss for the year ended December 31, 2021 to conform presentation to that of Perrigo’s.

 

Héra SAS Historical Statement of Profit and
Loss Line Items

   Perrigo Company PLC Historical
Combined Statement of Operations
Line Items
  Héra SAS
Historical
Statement of

Profit and Loss
(Euro)
     Reclassification         Héra SAS Adjusted
Historical Statement of

Profit and Loss (Unaudited)
(Euro)
    Héra SAS Adjusted
Historical Statement of

Profit and Loss (Unaudited)
(USD)
 
(in millions)                                  

Turnover

     255.9      (255.9   l)   —       $ —    

Other income from operations

       0.6        (0.6   l)     —         —    
   Net sales     —          256.5     l)     256.5       303.4  

Costs of sales

       73.7        (73.7   m), o), p)     —         —    
   Cost of sales     —          72.9     m)     72.9       86.2  
   Other operating expense (income)     —          (0.3   n)     (0.3     (0.4

Marketing and sales costs

       77.8        (77.8   m), o), p)     —         —    
   Selling     —          76.4     p)     76.4       90.4  

General and administrative costs

       33.9        (33.9   o), n), q)     —         —    
   Administration     —          35.2     q)     35.2       41.7  

Research and development costs

       9.1        (9.1   n), o)     —         —    
   Research and
development
    —          12.0     o)     12.0       14.2  

Other operating revenues

       1.9        (1.9   n)     —         —    

Other operating expenses

       2.2        (2.2   n), q)     —         —    

Other expenses

       4.7        (4.7   o), m), n), r)     —         —    

Other income

       0.1        (0.1   r)     —         —    

Financial revenues

       2.2        (2.2   r), s), t)     —         —    

Financial expenses

       59.6        (59.6   r), s), t)     —         —    
   Interest expense, net     —          56.1     s)     56.1       66.3  
   Change in financial
assets
    —          1.2     t)     1.2       1.4  
   Other (income) expense,
net
    —          3.3     r)     3.3       3.9  

Income / (expenses) from taxation

   Income tax expense     2.9        —           2.9       3.4  

Non-controlling interests

   Non-controlling
interests
    0.1        —           0.1       0.1  


Tickmark Legend:

 

  l)

Represents a €255.9 million reclassification of Turnover and €0.6 million reclassification of Other income from operations to Net sales to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  m)

Represents a €72.5 million reclassification of Héra Costs of sales, €0.3 million reclassification of Marketing and sales costs, and €0.1 million reclassification of Other expenses to Perrigo Cost of sales to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  n)

Represents a €1.0 million reclassification of General and administrative costs, €(0.5) million reclassification of Research and development costs, €(1.9) million reclassification of Hera Other operating revenues, €(0.1) million reclassification of Hera Other operating expenses, and €1.2 million reclassification of Other expenses to Perrigo Other operating expense (income) to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  o)

Represents a €0.2 million reclassification of Costs of sales, €2.1 million reclassification of Marketing and sales costs, €0.1 million reclassification of General and administrative costs, and €9.6 million reclassification of Héra Research and development costs to Perrigo Research and development to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  p)

Represents a €1.0 million reclassification of Costs of sales and €75.4 million reclassification of Marketing and sales costs to Selling to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  q)

Represents a €32.8 million reclassification of General and administrative costs and €2.4 million reclassification of Other operating expenses to Administration to conform to Perrigo presentation.

 

  r)

Represents a €3.4 million reclassification of Other expenses, €(0.1) million reclassification of Other income, €(2.2) million reclassification of Financial revenues, and €2.2 million reclassification of Financial expenses to Other (income) expenses, net to conform to Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  s)

Represents a €56.1 million reclassification of Financial expenses to Interest expense, net to conform with Perrigo’s presentation.

 

  t)

Represents a €1.2 million reclassification of Financial expenses to Change in financial assets to conform with Perrigo’s presentation.

3. IFRS to U.S. GAAP Conversion adjustments

Héra’s historical consolidated statement of financial position as of December 31, 2021 and statement of profit and loss for the year ended December 31, 2021 have been prepared in accordance with IFRS as issued by the IASB, which differs in certain material respects from U.S. GAAP. During the preparation of this unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information, management performed a preliminary analysis of Héra’s financial information to identify differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP, and differences in accounting policies compared to those of Perrigo. The Company’s assessment is ongoing; however, at the time of preparing the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information, other than the adjustments made herein, the Company is not aware of any other material differences. Management will complete its review of Héra’s financial information in order to determine if additional differences exist between IFRS and U.S. GAAP or if additional differences in accounting policies require adjustment to or reclassification of Héra’s results to conform to Perrigo’s accounting policies and classifications as required by acquisition accounting rules. Upon completion of its review, management may identify differences that, when conformed, could have a material impact on the unaudited pro forma condensed combined financial information.

Adjustments are initially calculated in Euros and translated to U.S. Dollars based on the exchange rates detailed in Note 1. Refer to the table below for a summary of IFRS to US GAAP conversion adjustments and associated tax adjustments made to present Héra’s consolidated statement of financial position as of December 31, 2021, on a basis consistent with that of Perrigo’s consolidated balance sheet:


Statement of Financial Position

                        Pro Forma Conversion  

As of December 31, 2021

   (a)      (b)      (c)      Adjustments  

Operating lease assets

     0.8        —          —          0.8  

Definite-lived intangible assets, net

     —          (41.9      —          (41.9

Deferred income taxes - asset

     —          —          (0.1      (0.1

Other accrued liabilities

     (0.1      —          —          (0.1

Other non-current liabilities

     (0.3      —          —          (0.3

Deferred income taxes - liability

     —          —          (10.7      (10.7

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

     1.2        (41.9      10.6        (30.1

Refer to the table below for a summary of IFRS to US GAAP conversion adjustments and associated tax adjustments made to present Héra’s consolidated statement of profit and loss for the year ended December 31, 2021, on a basis consistent with that of Perrigo’s consolidated statement of operations:

 

Statement of Profit and Loss

                        Pro Forma Conversion  

For the year ended December 31, 2021

   (a)      (b)      (c)      Adjustments  

Research and development

     —          12.2        —          12.2  

Administration

     0.4        —          —