EDAG Engineering Group AG: EDAG lowers earnings guidance for 2017, sales guidance remains unchanged

EDAG Engineering Group AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results

25-Jul-2017 / 13:47 CET/CEST
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Arbon, 25. July 2017. The Group Executive Management of EDAG Engineering Group AG (EDAG) has decided today, to lower earnings guidance (adjusted EBIT in % of sales) for FY 2017 from about 6-8% to about 4-6%, based on substantial lower earnings development in Q2 2017.

Although the overall market environment, which is especially characterized by continued high R&D-budgets of the EDAG customers, is intact, the previous-year results could not be reached.

The lower development is primarily due to the following reasons:

  • The pricing pressure from the previous quarter continued in Q2 and could not be compensated by new international business.
  • For the realignment of the personnel structure, with regard to future customer requirements, one-time expenses occurred.
  • Significantly increased ramp-up costs led to devaluation of several projects at EDAG Mexico.

Without these special effects, the result of the previous-year could have been reached.

The sales guidance for 2017 remains unchanged; the company expects a growth of up to 5%.
For the first six months of 2017, sales are expected to be roughly 3% below the previous-year's figures but will be overcompensated in H2 2017. The adjusted EBIT[1] margin in H1 was at about 4%.

The final numbers for H1 2017 will be published on August 17th, 2017.

[1] For a definition of "adjusted EBIT" please see annual report 2016


Sebastian Lehmann
Head of Investor Relations

EDAG Engineering Group AG
Schlossgasse 2
9320 Arbon
Tel.: +41 (0)71 544 33 - 11
Fax: +41 (0)71 544 33 - 10

Contacts in Germany:

EDAG Engineering GmbH
Kreuzberger Ring 40
65205 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49-611-7375-168
Mobile: +49-175-8020226
Email: Sebastian.Lehmann@edag.de

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