Genmab Updates 2023 Financial Guidance

Jul 28, 2023 at 12:02 AM CEST

Company Announcement

COPENHAGEN, Denmark; July 28, 2023 Genmab A/S (Nasdaq: GMAB) announced today its preliminary first half 2023 financial results and its updated 2023 financial guidance.

Preliminary First Half 2023 Financial Results

In the first half of 2023, Genmab’s revenue increased by 34% and operating profit increased by 10%, compared to the first half of 2022 primarily due to higher product royalties. Operating expenses increased by 45%, reflecting continued focused investments in Genmab’s key priorities.

  First Half  First Half   
(DKK million)  2023  2022 % Increase
Revenue 7,052 5,281 34%
Operating expenses (5,118) (3,520) 45%
Operating profit 1,934 1,761 10%

Updated 2023 Financial Guidance 

Genmab expects its 2023 revenue to be in the range of DKK 15,500 – 16,500 million, an increase to the previous guidance of DKK 14,600 – 16,100 million, driven by the continued strong growth of DARZALEX® net sales and higher total royalty revenues from DARZALEX and other marketed products. DARZALEX royalties are based on Genmab’s revised estimate of DARZALEX 2023 net sales of USD 9.8 – 10.0 billion compared to Genmab’s previous estimate of USD 9.4 – 10.0 billion.

Genmab anticipates its 2023 operating expenses to be in the range of DKK 10,400 – 10,900 million, an increase to the previous guidance of DKK 9,800 – 10,600 million, primarily related to increased and accelerated investment for epcoritamab clinical trials and progression of other pipeline products.

Genmab now expects its 2023 operating profit to be in the range of DKK 4,500 – 6,000 million, compared to the previous guidance of DKK 3,900 – 6,200 million, driven primarily by the items described above.

  Revised  Previous 
(DKK million)  Guidance  Guidance 
Revenue  15,500 - 16,500 14,600 - 16,100
Operating expenses  (10,400) - (10,900) (9,800) - (10,600)
Operating profit  4,500 - 6,000* 3,900 - 6,200*

*Operating profit does not sum due to rounding

Genmab’s full financial results for the first half of 2023 will be published on August 3, 2023.

About Genmab
Genmab is an international biotechnology company with a core purpose guiding its unstoppable team to strive towards improving the lives of patients through innovative and differentiated antibody therapeutics. For more than 20 years, its passionate, innovative and collaborative team has invented next-generation antibody technology platforms and leveraged translational research and data sciences, which has resulted in a proprietary pipeline including bispecific T-cell engagers, next-generation immune checkpoint modulators, effector function enhanced antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates. To help develop and deliver novel antibody therapies to patients, Genmab has formed 20+ strategic partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. By 2030, Genmab’s vision is to transform the lives of people with cancer and other serious diseases with Knock-Your-Socks-Off (KYSO) antibody medicines.

Established in 1999, Genmab is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark with locations in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit and follow us on

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Genmab A/S and/or its subsidiaries own the following trademarks: Genmab®; the Y-shaped Genmab logo®; Genmab in combination with the Y-shaped Genmab logo®; HuMax®; DuoBody®; HexaBody®; DuoHexaBody® and HexElect®; DARZALEX® is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson.

Company Announcement no. 36
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Genmab A/S
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