Schramberg, April 7, 2017 – In the fiscal year 2016 turnover of SCHWEIZER group increased slightly to 116.1 million euro compared to 115.6 million euro in 2015. This development is characterised by further successful business with the highly complex products of SCHWEIZER’s technology portfolio, enabling in particular automotive customers to realise solutions for sensors, LED technologies and electro mobility.
Preliminary, unaudited figures reveal a group EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation) according to IFRS of 9.5 million euro (2015: 11.4 million euro). This corresponds to an EBITDA ratio of 8.2%, which is below the envisaged range of between 9 to 10%. The expected group EBIT amounted to 1.8 million euro (2015: 3.7 million), corresponding to a ratio of 1.6% (2015: 3.2%). The result was burdened by substantial product ramp-ups, showing a lower rate of return in the ramp-up phase, by disproportionally increasing personal cost as well as by a comprehensive investment programme totalling 8.8 million euro for new production technologies. The expected annual group result decreased to 0.6 million euro (2015: 1.5 million euro).
Based on the expected annual result of the mother company Schweizer Electronic AG according to HGB standards, SCHWEIZER’s Executive Board recommends to the Supervisory Board to propose a dividend of 0.65 euro per share on occasion of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on July 7, 2017.
Final, audited figures for the business year 2016 will be disclosed on April 28, 2017.