Significant events in Q3
First nine months
|(SEK THOUSAND)||Q3 |
|Jan–Sep 2019||Jan–Sep 2018||Full year 2018|
|Gross margin, %||73||70||71||67||70|
|Cash flow from operating activities||-9.7||-12.2||-37.5||-30.6||-28.8|
|Average number of employees||18||21||19||21||21|
CEO statement: Strong performance on home markets
During the third quarter Enzymatica continued to show strong sales growth of 47% compared with the corresponding quarter in 2018. The home markets of Sweden and Denmark were particularly strong, but Spain also showed solid growth. In Sweden, sales of ColdZyme to consumers jumped 29% in the third quarter, in part because of the launch of the new flavor, ColdZyme Strawberry. ColdZyme Strawberry has been very well received by pharmacies and customers, and next year the new flavor will be launched on more markets. During the same period the cold products market grew by over 8%. ColdZyme has got a very strong position on the Swedish market – according to a SIFO survey from 2019 about 600,000 Swedes use ColdZyme regularly. An earlier study also showed that ColdZyme is the cold product that Swedish pharmacy personnel mainly recommend. In Denmark, ColdZyme more than doubled its sales during the third quarter, while the cold segment grew by about 12% in value. Here, too, the launch of ColdZyme Strawberry contributed to the strong sales growth.
Based on the favorable results from the German multicenter study in 2018, we broadened the product claims during the quarter for Coldzyme to include soothe sore throat and alleviate common cold symptoms.
ColdZyme’s product claims today are that the cold spray reduces the probability to catch common colds, can reduce their duration, alleviate common cold symptoms and soothe sore throat. In the recently conducted placebo-controlled study of ColdZyme, we were not able to demonstrate statistical significance for the primary end-point of improved quality of life, but this does not affect current product claims.
We have an intense and exciting fourth quarter ahead of us. We are well positioned with ColdZyme for continued sales growth in both the home market and other markets during the cold season. During the third quarter we received the first order of ColdZyme for Hong Kong & Macau in preparation for an expected launch at the turn of the year. We are also engaged in discussions with a number of distributors for new markets.
Fredrik Lindberg, CEO
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