Report on the review of the consolidated interim financial information for the three-month period ended 31 March 2020
The original text of this report is in Dutch
In the context of our appointment as the company’s statutory auditor, we report to you on the consolidated interim financial information. This consolidated interim financial information comprises the consolidated statement of financial position as at 31 March 2020, the consolidated statement of income and comprehensive income, the consolidated cash flow statements and the consolidated statements of changes in equity for the period of three months then ended, as well as selective notes.
Report on the consolidated interim financial information
We have reviewed the consolidated interim financial information of Galapagos NV (“the company”) and its subsidiaries (jointly “the group”), prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard (IAS) 34, “Interim Financial Reporting” as adopted by the European Union.
The consolidated statement of financial position shows total assets of 5 992 406 (000) EUR and the consolidated income statement shows a consolidated loss (group share) for the period then ended of 50 601 (000) EUR.
The management board of the company is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated interim financial information in accordance with IAS 34, “Interim Financial Reporting” as adopted by the European Union. Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on this consolidated interim financial information based on our review.
Scope of review
We conducted our review of the consolidated interim financial information in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (ISRE) 2410, “Review of interim financial information performed by the independent auditor of the entity”. A review of interim financial information consists of making inquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit performed in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion on the consolidated interim financial information.
Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the consolidated interim financial information of Galapagos NV has not been prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with IAS 34, “Interim Financial Reporting” as adopted by the European Union.
Zaventem, 7 May 2020
The statutory auditor
Deloitte Bedrijfsrevisoren/Réviseurs d’Entreprises CVBA/SCRL
Represented by Nico Houthaeve