RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG | 02/09/2012

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG publishes preliminary business figures for full-year 2011

  • Number of treated patients grows by +11.5 % to over 2.2 million
  • Revenues climb by +3.0 % to reach EUR 2.63 billion
  • Operating EBITDA improves by +9.8 % to EUR 337 million
  • Net consolidated profit rises by +11.0 % to EUR 161 million

With its revenue and earnings figures for financial year 2011 published today, RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG has clearly performed in line with expectations, comfortably reaching its stated targets as in the past despite a challenging regulatory environment. “Last year’s growth in patient numbers well into double digit territory demonstrates impressively our reliable and generalised-coverage medical care competence as well as the high quality of our medical offering”, said Wolfgang Pföhler, chairman of the Board of Management of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG.

In 2011, a total of 2,277,000 patients were treated in the Group’s facilities. This translates into growth of 11.5 % compared with the year before. Revenues rose over the same period by 3.0 % to reach EUR 2.63 billion. During the reporting period, net consolidated profit stood at EUR 161 million, exceeding the figure of the same period in 2010 by 11.0 %. In 2011, operating EBITDA was EUR 337 million, which corresponds to a 9.8 % rise compared with the previous year. Reported EBITDA was moreover boosted by a one-off, non-operative extraordinary effect in the amount of EUR 17 million.

“Despite tougher framework conditions and substancial price pressures, we demonstrated last year that providing high-quality medical care for everyone can be reconciled to demanding economic objectives within the German healthcare system. That is something we are proud of. We once again expect rising demand at our hospitals accompanied by correspondingly earnings contributions“, said Dr. Erik Hamann, CFO at RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG.

“Our high capacity to invest, which is ultimately fed from the surpluses generated by our hospitals, is what forms the basis of sustainable, efficient and thus also affordable hospital care. During the past financial year, for example, we opened new buildings in Gießen, Marburg, Hildesheim, Erlenbach and Munich. At the same time this is the starting point for our sound growth course whose core element is the focus on sustainable and integrated care structures. In this regard we deliberately do away with the boundaries between hospitals and outpatient care centres in the interest of meeting the real need of patients, and create the basis for the patient-oriented, open medical care of tomorrow”, adds Wolfgang Pföhler in conclusion.