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      Philips (PHG) Trended Upward After Earnings Release

      By Fahim Awan

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      October 24, 2023

      11:50 AM UTC

      Philips (PHG) Trended Upward After Earnings Release

      Koninklijke Philips N.V. (NYSE: PHG) experienced a notable ascent of 3.18%, reaching a valuation of $18.83 during its latest trading session. Furthermore, the trading volume of Philips (PHG) shares experienced a substantial surge, totaling 2.2 million shares on that day, surpassing the typical daily average of 1.12 million shares. This upswing in Philips’ stock value followed the release of its quarterly financial results.

      In the third quarter of 2023, the Group’s sales for PHG demonstrated an impressive year-over-year increase of 11%, reaching EUR 4.5 billion. Concurrently, income from operations stood at EUR 224 million, a significant turnaround from the EUR 1,529 million loss incurred in the same period of 2022. Philips reported a substantial adjusted EBITA growth, achieving EUR 457 million, equivalent to 10.2% of its sales. In the analogous quarter from the preceding year, this figure was EUR 209 million, representing 4.8% of sales.

      Nevertheless, Philips experienced a dip in comparable order intake, declining by -9% in comparison to the order bookings during the corresponding quarter of the previous year. This was predominantly attributed to a challenging comparison base stemming from exceptionally high levels in 2021, decreased orders from China, and extended order lead times.

      Philips managed to maintain a commendable improvement in its operating cash flow, amassing EUR 489 million, a significant improvement compared to the outflow of EUR 180 million in the same quarter of the prior year. PHG’s focal point remains on executing strategies to bolster patient safety, elevate quality standards, enhance supply chain reliability, and establish a more streamlined operational model.

      The highest priority in its agenda remains the completion of the Philips Respironics recall, with the remediation of sleep therapy devices almost reaching its conclusion, while the rectification of ventilators is an ongoing process. Furthermore, Philips introduced its innovative Image Guided Therapy Mobile C-arm System 3000, renowned for its workflow-enhancing attributes and exceptional image quality. This technological advancement empowers surgeons to deliver superior care to a larger patient demographic, offering a solution to the staff shortages prevalent in many healthcare facilities.

      In a move aimed at the Japanese market, PHG launched its ambulatory monitoring offering, a synergy of Philips ePatch Holter monitors with AI-driven ECG analysis and advanced algorithms. This pioneering approach seeks to alleviate the workload of clinicians and enhance the overall patient experience.

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