DMG MORI achieves highest value in order intake
Bielefeld. Overall DMG MORI successfully completed the financial year 2016. Order intake of € 2,369.9 million reached a new record high (previous year: € 2,282.8 million). Despite challenging macroeconomic conditions, we achieved the highest order intake in the company’s 146-year history. Although the worldwide market for machine tools was in decline at -2.5%, DMG MORI recorded a 4% increase. By the concentration on the core business with machine tools and services, DMG MORI set the course for the future in 2016. This includes measures for a new sales and service structure worldwide, the further development of the product portfolio and optimizing production capacity as well as the sale of companies that do not form part of the core business operations.
Order intake grew increasingly positive over the course of the year: After orders in the third quarter had already surpassed the level reached in the previous four quarters by 12%, order intake rose in the fourth quarter of 2016 to € 610.3 million – an increase of 13% (previous year’s quarter: € 540.8 million). Over the whole year order intake increased by 4% to € 2,369.9 million (previous year: € 2,282.8 million). In the reporting year DMG MORI thus achieved the highest order intake so far in the 146 years of company history.
Sales revenues of € 2,265.7 million were slightly below the previous year (€ 2,304.7 million). In the fourth quarter sales revenues reached € 636.6 million (previous year: € 655.9 million). The export share remained as in the previous year at 67%.
The results of operations in financial year 2016 developed as follows: EBITDA amounted to € 169.7 million (previous year: € 243.1 million), EBIT reached € 104.0 million (previous year: € 185.9 million) and EBT was € 94.1 million. The previous year’s figure of € 217.3 million includes the one-off revenue item (€ 37.8 million) from the sale of shares in DMG MORI COMPANY LIMITED. The development of earnings 2016 was marked by effects amounting to € 77,8 million particularly for the measures of implementing the realignment. Adjusted for this expense, EBT is at € 171.9 million. The group reports net income for the year as at 31 December 2016 of € 47.5 million (previous year: € 159.6 million).
On 31 December 2016, the group employed 7,282 employees, including 318 trainees (previous year: 7,462 employees). The number of employees decreased by 180. At year-end, 4,099 employees (56%) worked at our domestic companies and 3,183 employees (44%) at our foreign companies.
During the reporting year the share of DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT gained further in value and with a rise of 17% performing better than the MDAX (+10%). The share started the stock market year 2016 at € 37.05 (4 January 2016). As at 19 December 2016 the share has switched to the SDAX. At the start of 2017, the share price was € 43.78 (2 January 2017). At present the share is being quoted at € 46.30.
Market capitalisation rose in the year under report by 13% to € 3.4 billion (reporting date: 30 December 2016) – and thus reached its highest value.
The current forecast for machine tools assumes moderate growth in 2017 despite considerable uncertainties. The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association) and the British economic research institute, Oxford Economics, currently expect consumption worldwide to grow by 2.1%.
DMG MORI is expecting that the market environment for machine tools will remain challenging. To be positioned optimally for the individual markets and the associated challenges, the worldwide sales and service structure has been realigned. Since January, DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT has been managing the home market Germany, the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and the Chinese and Indian markets. DMG MORI COMPANY LIMITED is responsible for its home market Japan, the USA and the remaining regions in Asia and the Americas. This geographic breakdown of regions and responsibilities ensures fast decisions to suit the specific markets.
DMG MORI has got off to a good start in the current financial year. At the start of 2017, order intake developed better compared to the previous year. At our traditional open house in Pfronten we achieved record results with more than 9,000 international trade visitors and order intake of more than € 200 million. In the first quarter of 2017, we are assuming order intake of around € 630 million (previous year: € 591.6 million) – despite the strategic realignment measures such as the changes to the sales and service structure in Asia and the Americas. For the whole year we are expecting order intake of around € 2.3 billion. Due to the realignment, in the first quarter the sales revenues of around € 520 million will lie slightly below the previous year’s figure (€ 541.4 million). For the whole year we are planning sales revenues of around € 2.25 billion. In the first quarter EBT will be at about the same level as the previous year (€ 25.8 million). Over the whole year EBT should amount to around € 130 million. For the financial year 2017 we are assuming a free cashflow of around € 40 million.
One core topic of our research and development is automation. Our goal is to make it possible for every DMG MORI machine to be equipped with automation in future. With innovative software solutions we are shaping the future for Industry 4.0. We have already prepared our machine tools for digitization in recent years with CELOS, the app-based control and operating software. With the founding of the start-up ISTOS we strengthen our digitization expertise. Our aim is to support our customers and companies outside the machine tool industry in handling the digital transformation. DMG MORI is specifically strengthening its future technologies in ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. With powder bed selective laser melting we are now bringing the most important generative production processes for metallic materials together under one roof. For this purpose we acquired 50.1% of REALIZER GmbH just a few weeks ago. This strategic acquisition is the perfect complement to our Advanced Technologies.
Together with DMG MORI COMPANY LIMITED we are concentrating as “Global One Company” on the core business with machine tools and services. With a total of 157 international sales and service locations and 14 production sites we enjoy a strong global presence, a high degree of innovative capacity and technological expertise. 2017 is the year of innovations for DMG MORI.
DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
The Executive Board
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