EDAG Engineering Group AG, CH0303692047

EDAG Engineering Group AG, CH0303692047

25.07.2017 - 13:50:19

EDAG Engineering Group AG: EDAG lowers earnings guidance for 2017, sales guidance remains unchanged

Arbon, 25. July 2017. The Group Executive Management of EDAG Engineering Group AG (EDAG) has decided today, to lower earnings guidance (adjusted EBIT in % of sales) for FY 2017 from about 6-8% to about 4-6%, based on substantial lower earnings development in Q2 2017.

Although the overall market environment, which is especially characterized by continued high R&D-budgets of the EDAG customers, is intact, the previous-year results could not be reached.

The lower development is primarily due to the following reasons:

The pricing pressure from the previous quarter continued in Q2 and could not be compensated by new international business. For the realignment of the personnel structure, with regard to future customer requirements, one-time expenses occurred. Significantly increased ramp-up costs led to devaluation of several projects at EDAG Mexico.

Without these special effects, the result of the previous-year could have been reached. The sales guidance for 2017 remains unchanged; the company expects a growth of up to 5%. For the first six months of 2017, sales are expected to be roughly 3% below the previous-year's figures but will be overcompensated in H2 2017. The adjusted EBIT[1] margin in H1 was at about 4%.

The final numbers for H1 2017 will be published on August 17th, 2017.  

[1] For a definition of "adjusted EBIT" please see annual report 2016 Contacts: Sebastian Lehmann Head of Investor Relations EDAG Engineering Group AG Schlossgasse 2 9320 Arbon Schweiz Tel.: +41 (0)71 544 33 - 11 Fax: +41 (0)71 544 33 - 10 ir@edag-group.ag ir.edag.com Contacts in Germany: EDAG Engineering GmbH Kreuzberger Ring 40 65205 Wiesbaden Tel.: +49-611-7375-168 Mobile: +49-175-8020226 Email: Sebastian.Lehmann@edag.de www.edag.de  

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Company: EDAG Engineering Group AG Schlossgasse 2 9320 Arbon

Switzerland Phone: +41 71 54433-0 E-mail: ir@edag-group.ag Internet: www.edag.com ISIN: CH0303692047 WKN: A143NB Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart   End of Announcement DGAP News Service

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