EANS-Adhoc: FACC AG / FACC reports significant improvement in key earnings- and financial ratios in the first half 2017/18
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Solid growth in revenues in the first half year 2017/18 of +9.6% to EUR 358.7 mill.\nEUR 29.7 mill. - EBIT at record level in the first half\nFree cash flow improved by EUR 50.1 mill.\nEarnings expectation for the fiscal year 2017/18 clearly positive\nIn its first six months 2107/18, FACC AG recorded a significant improvement in
key earnings- and financial ratios.
In the first half of 2017/18, revenue amounted to EUR 358.7 million (comparative
period 2016/17: EUR 327.4 million). This growth in revenue of 9.6 % was mainly
driven by a further significant increase in product revenues of 11.3 % to EUR
335.2 million in the first half of 2017/18.
The main drivers in terms of product revenue were once again the Boeing 737,
Boeing 787, Airbus A320 aircraft family, Airbus A330, Airbus A350 XWB as well as
the Bombardier Challenger 350 and Embraer Legacy 450/500 aircraft programmes
including revenues from the corresponding engine families that contribute to the
growth of the company group.
Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to EUR 29.7 million in the
first half of 2017/18 (comparative period 2016/17: EUR 0.0 million after one-off
effects). The increase in product deliveries along with operating measures in
connection with efficiency optimisation led to a significant improvement in
earnings compared to the same period in the previous year.
According to current market forecasts, the growth trend in the civil aviaion
industry is expected to continue moving forward. Analyses of OEMs confirm that
passenger volumes will continue to grow by around 5 % per year. Over the next
twenty years, the global aircraft fleet, which currently amounts to 21,000
commercial aircraft (source: market outlook, Boeing 2017), will more than double
to roughly 46,950 units by 2036. At the same time, 17,900 aircrafts from the
existing fleet will reach the end of their service life and be replaced by
modern aircraft models. Based on these estimates, a total of 41,000 new
aircrafts will be required within the next 20 years.
However, a significant shift to the new growth markets of China and India is
also expected to occur. Traffic volumes (flights per year and per capita) are
expected to quadruple in these markets up to 2036. In the US and Europe, where
air travel is already widespread, the travel volume is expected to increase by
an additional 20%.
FACC will continue to pursue a sales target of one billion euros for the 2020/
2021 financial year in line with the company's "Vision 2020". The contracts
recently concluded with Airbus, Bombardier und Rolls-Royce, which amount to a
total of around EUR 650 million, will support FACC's growth strategy over the
next few years. In addition, a gradual increase of production rates of its most
important programmes over the next few years has been confirmed by clients and
is already being implemented. Thanks to FACC's balanced and modern product and
customer portfolio, the company can profit from the general growth trend
currently underway in almost all relevant aircraft families. From today's
perspective, the company expects a moderate growth in revenues for the 2017/18
Management will continue to focus on sustainably strengthening the company's
earning power. Based on the milestone reached in connection with efficiency and
cost optimization initiatives during the first half of this year, management
predicts considerably higher earnings compared to the previous year.
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