Ad hoc announcement: Preliminary financial figures for 2015 (unaudited), profit expectations
Interroll records significant increases in new orders, sales and earnings
Sant'Antonino, Switzerland, 22 January 2016. The internal logistics expert Interroll succeeded with its global growth strategy again in 2015: New orders rose to a new record level of CHF 385.1 million (+9.8% compared to the previous year) while net sales amounted to CHF 360.8 million (+7.6%). The operating result (EBITDA) for financial year 2015 is expected to be around CHF 58 million (approx. +32% compared to the previous year) and net profit around CHF 29 million (approx. +52%).
New orders totalled CHF 385.1 million in 2015, a 9.8% increase compared to the previous year (+18.1% in local currencies). This was thus the highest order intake in the company’s history. Organic growth amounted to 8.3%. The Asia-Pacific region developed particularly strongly by posting a 35.7% increase in orders.
Net sales increased by 7.6% in the reporting currency to CHF 360.8 million (+15.9% in local currencies). Organic sales growth contributed 6.2% to this figure. In the Americas region (USA, Canada, Brazil), sales increased rather significantly by 19.2%.
The operating result (EBITDA) for financial year 2015 is expected to be around CHF 58 million (approx. +32% compared to the previous year) and net profit around CHF 29 million (approx. +52%). This particularly strong improvement in earnings is mainly explained by higher net sales, group-wide productivity improvements and the elimination of non-recurring costs incurred in 2014.
The company started well into the business year 2016 with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07 (previous year 1.04). The further expansion to the Americas and the Asia-Pacific regions, the successful launch of new products and the consistent implementation of internal improvements are supporting the positive growth prospects for Interroll.
Interroll will be publishing its detailed financial results for 2015 on 18 March 2016.
22 January Preliminary Financial Figures for 2015 (unaudited)
18 March Publication of the 2015 Annual Report and Balance Sheet Press Conference
13 May Annual General Assembly
05 August Publication of the 2016 Half-Year Report and Web Conference (English)
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