Interim information as of the end of Q4 2018

Group revenue in 2018 in line with the communicated expectation

Zurich, February 6, 2019 – The Conzzeta Group achieved revenue growth in 2018 of 20.2% or CHF 1,782.2 million. Adjusted for currency translation effects and changes in the scope of consolidation, revenue growth amounted to 10.4%. Order intake for capital goods rose by 5.8%. 

 

 CHF m

12M 2017 

12M 2018 

Chg. in % 

 Group

 

 

 

 Net revenue

1,482.8 

1,782.2 

+20.2 

       comparable1

 

 

+10.4 

 Order intake for capital goods

1,067.3 

1,129.0 

+5.8 

 Net revenue segments

 

 

 

 Sheet Metal Processing

856.1 

1,013.2 

+18.3 

 Chemical Specialties

279.2 

382.9 

+37.1 

 Outdoor

228.6 

253.4 

+10.9 

 Glass Processing

119.3 

133.3 

+11.7 

1 At constant exchange rates and adjusted for changes in the scope of consolidation.

Overall, the revenue development was in line with the expectation for 2018 as communicated by Conzzeta.  The fourth quarter reflects the base effect of the very strong previous year and an increasingly mixed performance in the segments and regions. Order intake for capital goods in the Sheet Metal Processing and Glass Processing segments was in China well below and in Europe and the US well above the prior year. The challenging business environment in the global automotive sector had a noticeably adverse effect in the Chemical Specialties segment. Conzzeta confirms the guidance of an EBIT margin (excluding one-off effects) for 2018 at the lower end of the target mid-term range of 8% to 10%. Conzzeta publishes its annual results for 2018 as well as its expectations for 2019 on March 20.


 

Further step towards strategic transformation

Zurich, November 10, 2020 – Conzzeta reports the signing of a binding agreement to divest its FoamPartner business unit to Recticel, the Belgium specialist in polyurethane chemistry, headquartered in Brussels and listed on Euronext (REC), for an enterprise value of CHF 270 million. The closing of the transaction is expected in the first quarter 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

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Conzzeta Capital Markets Day: Bystronic to push innovation and market positions

Zurich, November 10, 2020 – Ernst Baertschi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Conzzeta, will host today’s virtual Conzzeta capital markets day. Conzzeta Group CEO Michael Willome will provide an update of the Group’s strategic transformation. Bystronic CEO Alex Waser with part of his management team will present Bystronic’s strategy.

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Climbing with refugees: MAMMUT becomes a partner of the non-profit organization ClimbAID

Seon, November 5, 2020 – Mammut has entered into a partnership with the non-profit organization ClimbAID to work together on humanitarian projects allowing refugees to discover the joy of climbing. United by their shared passion for mountain sports and climbing, Mammut and the Swiss non-profit organization ClimbAID are embarking on a partnership designed to allow people affected by war, poverty and displacement to discover the joy of climbing. This long-term cooperation will focus on the implementation of humanitarian projects in Switzerland, Lebanon, Greece and beyond.

 
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