Genmab Announces Financial Results for the First Nine Months of 2023

November 7, 2023 Copenhagen, Denmark;
Interim Report for the First Nine Months Ended September 30, 2023


  • Epcoritamab (TEPKINLY®) was granted conditional marketing authorization by the European Commission (EC) to treat adults with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) after two or more lines of systemic therapy
  • Epcoritamab (EPKINLY) was approved by the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to treat adults with certain types of relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) after two or more lines of systemic therapy
  • Genmab and Seagen Inc. (Seagen) announced that the Phase 3 innovaTV 301 confirmatory trial of tisotumab vedotin for the treatment of recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer met its primary endpoint of improved overall survival (OS) at a predetermined, independent interim analysis
  • Genmab revenue increased 26% compared to the first nine months of 2022, to DKK 11,796 million
  • Genmab 2023 financial guidance updated

“With regulatory approvals in Japan and Europe, EPKINLY/TEPKINLY is the first Genmab-owned medicine to become available to patients outside of the United States. In addition to being an important milestone for Genmab, these approvals mark an important milestone for patients in these territories who are in need of alternative therapeutic options,” said Jan van de Winkel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genmab. “We look forward to continue to work with our partner, AbbVie Inc. (AbbVie), to further explore epcoritamab as a potential future core therapy across B-cell malignancies.”

Financial Performance First Nine Months of 2023

  • Net sales of DARZALEX® by Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) were USD 7,194 million in the first nine months of 2023 compared to USD 5,894 million in the first nine months of 2022, an increase of USD 1,300 million, or 22%.
  • Royalty revenue was DKK 9,803 million in the first nine months of 2023 compared to DKK 8,207 million in the first nine months of 2022, an increase of DKK 1,596 million, or 19%. The increase in royalties was driven by higher net sales of DARZALEX and Kesimpta®, partly offset by negative foreign exchange rate impacts due to a lower average exchange rate between the USD and DKK.
  • Revenue was DKK 11,796 million for the first nine months of 2023 compared to DKK 9,368 million for the first nine months of 2022. The increase of DKK 2,428 million, or 26%, was primarily driven by higher DARZALEX and Kesimpta royalties achieved under our collaborations with Janssen and Novartis Pharma AG (Novartis), respectively, a milestone achieved under our collaboration with AbbVie for the first commercial sale of EPKINLY in the United States, and higher reimbursement revenue driven by increased activities under our collaboration with BioNTech SE (BioNTech).
  • Operating expenses were DKK 8,045 million in the first nine months of 2023 compared to DKK 5,676 million in the first nine months of 2022. The increase of DKK 2,369 million, or 42%, was driven by the expansion of our product pipeline, EPKINLY launch in the U.S., the continued development of Genmab’s broader organizational capabilities, and related increase in team members to support these activities.
  • Operating profit was DKK 3,651 million in the first nine months of 2023 compared to DKK 3,692 million in the first nine months of 2022.
  • Net financial items resulted in income of DKK 1,060 million for the first nine months of 2023 compared to DKK 2,681 million in the first nine months of 2022. The decrease of DKK 1,621 million, or 60%, was primarily driven by movements in USD to DKK foreign exchange rates impacting Genmab’s USD denominated cash and cash equivalents, and marketable securities in the respective periods.

Genmab is updating the lower end of its revenue and operating expenses of its 2023 financial guidance driven by higher total royalty revenues from DARZALEX and other marketed products and increased and accelerated investment for epcoritamab clinical trials and progression of other pipeline products.

  Revised  Previous 
(DKK million)  Guidance  Guidance 
Revenue  15,900 - 16,500 15,500 - 16,500
Operating expenses  (10,600) - (10,900) (10,400) - (10,900)
Operating profit*  4,800 – 5,750 4,500 - 6,000

*Operating profit includes DKK~0.2 billion of cost of product sales, which is not classified within operating expenses

Conference Call
Genmab will hold a conference call in English to discuss the results for the first nine months of 2023 today, Tuesday, November 7, at 6:00 pm CET, 5:00 pm GMT or 12:00 pm EST. To join the call please use the below registration link. Registered participants will receive an email with a link to access dial-in information as well as a unique personal PIN: A live and archived webcast of the call and relevant slides will be available at

Marisol Peron, Senior Vice President, Global Communications & Corporate Affairs
T: +1 609 524 0065; E:

Andrew Carlsen, Vice President, Head of Investor Relations
T: +45 3377 9558; E:

The Interim Report contains forward looking statements. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend” and “plan” and similar expressions identify forward looking statements. Actual results or performance may differ materially from any future results or performance expressed or implied by such statements. The important factors that could cause our actual results or performance to differ materially include, among others, risks associated with pre-clinical and clinical development of products, uncertainties related to the outcome and conduct of clinical trials including unforeseen safety issues, uncertainties related to product manufacturing, the lack of market acceptance of our products, our inability to manage growth, the competitive environment in relation to our business area and markets, our inability to attract and retain suitably qualified personnel, the unenforceability or lack of protection of our patents and proprietary rights, our relationships with affiliated entities, changes and developments in technology which may render our products or technologies obsolete, and other factors. For a further discussion of these risks, please refer to the risk management sections in Genmab’s most recent financial reports, which are available on and the risk factors included in Genmab’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at Genmab does not undertake any obligation to update or revise forward looking statements in the Interim Report nor to confirm such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances after the date made or in relation to actual results, unless required by law.

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®; HexElect® and KYSO™; Tivdak® is a trademark of Seagen Inc.; EPCORE™, EPKINLY™, TEPKINLY® and their designs are trademarks of AbbVie Biotechnology Ltd.; Kesimpta® and Sensoready® are trademarks of Novartis AG or its affiliates; DARZALEX®, DARZALEX FASPRO®, RYBREVANT®, TECVAYLI® and TALVEY® are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson; TEPEZZA® is a trademark of Horizon Therapeutics Ireland DAC.

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