The Frankish Rhön-Klinikum hospital operator has suffered in the first nine months of the current fiscal year under special items. The delayed restructuring at University Hospital Giessen-Marburg and financial consequences of the failed takeover bid by Fresenius have strongly influenced the outcome, which is why the group has recorded a sharp decline in profits.
The operating result (EBITDA) fell in the months of January to September, almost 12 percent to EUR 215 million euros. After taxes, the group earned EUR 70 million, 42 percent less than last year. Revenues for Rhön increased – thanks to higher numbers of patients and the purchase of the Dr. Horst Schmidt hospitals – by 8.4 percent to EUR 2.12 billion.