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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Interim report for FLSmidth & Co. for 1 January - 30 June 2017

FLSmidth    

Published: 11:58 CEST 09-08-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: FLSmidth / : FLS /ISIN: DK0010234467

Interim report for FLSmidth & Co. for 1 January - 30 June 2017

 

Company Announcement No. 10-2017, 09 August 2017

 

FLSmidth advanced further in first half of 2017
  

Growth in revenue (+11%) and EBITA (+25%) driven by the continued strong momentum in service activities

 

 

Highlights

  • Strong momentum in orders from service activities continued
  • Increase in revenue as expected
  • Higher operating profit despite one-off costs
  • ROCE continued its upward trend
  • The mining capital business remained soft while equipment sentiment and order pipeline improved
  • Guidance for 2017 confirmed

 

 

"We are pleased to report solid progress towards our KPI targets. The Group's service activities continue to benefit from the firming global growth and improvement in confidence. With Q2 marking the fourth consecutive quarter of strong aftermarket momentum, especially in mining, the service business is stabilising at a higher level," commented Group CEO Thomas Schulz.

 

"By constantly improving our offerings, based on knowledge from our rich global spectrum of projects, products and services, we support our customers' pursuit of productivity, while at the same time enhancing our competitive edge," said Thomas Schulz.

 

The consolidated order intake grew by 5% in Q2 while revenue was up 11%. The growth was attributable to all divisions but Minerals, as mining capital investments remained soft despite a firmer sentiment and an improved order pipeline.

 

Operating profit (EBITA) amounted to DKK 342m in Q2, up 25% from the corresponding quarter of last year. EBITA included one-off costs of DKK -92m related to corrective actions announced last year and the demobilisation of an operation and maintenance contract. The EBITA margin was 9.5% adjusted for one-off costs.

 

The quarter also saw an improvement in the Group's capital efficiency. The return on capital employed advanced to 9.8% from 8.0% in Q2 of last year as a result of lower capital employed and higher EBITA.

 

Guidance for 2017
The guidance for 2017 is confirmed. Revenue is expected to be DKK 17-19bn and the EBITA margin 7-9%. The return on capital employed (ROCE) is expected to be 8-10%.

 

The EBITA guidance includes one-off costs of DKK -150m related to corrective actions launched in 2016 (previous expectation DKK -200m) as well as other one-off costs of DKK -62m recognised in Q2.

 

 

Contacts

 

Investors

Pernille Friis Andersen, tel +45 36 18 18 87, pefa@flsmidth.com

Nicolai Mauritzen, tel +45 36 18 18 51, nicm@flsmidth.com  

 

Media

Sofie Karen Lindberg, tel +45 30 93 18 77, skl@flsmidth.com

 

 

Key figures Q2 2017

 

DKKm

Q2

2017

Q2

2016

Change

Q1-Q2

2017

Q1-Q2

2016

Change

Year

2016

Order intake

4,580

4,345

5%

10,141

9,626

5%

18,303

- of which service orders

2,653

2,432

9%

5,521

4,772

16%

10,029

Service order intake share

58%

56%

 

54%

50%

 

55%

Order backlog

14,115

15,914

-11%

14,115

15,914

-11%

13,887

Revenue

4,585

4,135

11%

8,956

7,893

13%

18,192

- of which  service  revenue

2,613

2,445

7%

5,287

4,772

11%

10,262

Service revenue share

57%

59%

 

59%

60%

 

56%

Gross profit

1,164

1,078

8%

2,298

2,116

9%

4,581

Gross margin

25.4%

26.1%

 

25.7%

26.8%

 

25.2%

EBITDA

405

340

19%

841

652

29%

1,588

EBITA

342

273

25%

714

519

38%

1,289

EBITA margin

7.5%

6.6%

 

8.0%

6.6%

 

7.1%

EBITA margin adj. for one-off costs

9.5%

7.0%

 

9.0%

6.8%

 

8.0%

EBIT

237

177

34%

509

330

54%

881

EBIT margin

5.2%

4.3%

 

5.7%

4.2%

 

4.8%

Profit

75

97

-23%

236

170

39%

522

CFFO

-44

155

 

105

95

 

1,447

Free cash flow

-109

60

 

5

-12

 

1,253

Net working capital

2,477

2,610

 

2,477

2,610

 

2,099

Net interest-
bearing debt

2,590

3,844

 

2,590

3,844

 

2,525

For additional information, go to the Investor Room at www.flsmidth.com

 

 

FLSmidth is the market-leading supplier of productivity to the global mining and cement industries. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with offices in more than 50 countries, FLSmidth delivers engineering, equipment and service solutions to customers worldwide. Productivity, sustainability, and quality are focus areas for FLSmidth and its 12,000 employees. The company generated revenue of DKK 18 billion in 2016. Read more on www.flsmidth.com

 



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