Dürr expects to reach sales of € 3.7 to 3.9 billion in 2018 despite the sale and deconsolidation of Dürr Ecoclean. Order intake should move in a range of € 3.6 to 3.9 billion. The EBIT margin before extraordinary effects is expected to reach 7.4 to 7.8 %, which is approximately the same level as in the previous year. From today´s perspective, EBIT margin should reach between 7.0 to 7.5 %.

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In detail: Group outlook

Actual 2017Forecast for 2018
Order intake€ m3,876.03,600 - 3,900
Orders on hand
(December 31)
€ m2,516.32,200 - 2,700
Sales revenues€ m3,715.43,700 - 3,900
EBIT margin%7.87.0 - 7.5
EBIT margin before special item%7.67.4 - 7.8
ROCE%39.5130 - 40
Net finance expense€ m- 19.8slightly better
Tax rate%25.327 - 28
Earnings after tax€ m201.5180 - 200
Cash flow from operating activities€ m119.8higher than previous year
Free cash flow€ m14.3significantly higher than previous year
Net financial status
(December 31)
€ m191.5240 - 280
(December 31)
€ m659.9690 - 730
Capital expenditure2€ m88.075 - 85


1 Including the effects from the disposal of Ecoclean
2 On property, plant and equipment and on intangible assets (excluding acquisitions)

Light vehicle production forecast

As a supplier of production lines, in particular for the automotive as well as the furniture industry, Dürr depends on the investment behavior of the manufacturer. This is largely determined by the expected production in the coming years.

in m units3

3 Light vehicles production
Source: PwC, Autofacts, last update: January 2018



Markets for woodworking machinery

in m units4



Furniture production breakdown: strong growth in markets for rest of decade


4 Source: CSIL, Euroconstruct, Holzbauverband, competitor data, regional expert evaluation



Dürr intends to distribute 30 to 40% of net income.

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