Dürr expects to reach sales of € 3.5 to 3.6 billion in 2017 (more or less at the same level as in 2016) despite the sale and deconsolidation of Dürr Ecoclean. Order intake should move in a range of € 3.6 to 3.8 billion. Accordingly, orders on hand come to € 2.55 to 2.75 billion (2016: € 2.6 billion). From today´s perspective, EBIT margin should reach between 7.5 to 8.25%.
In detail: Group outlook
|Actual 2016||Original forecast for 2017||Current forecast for 2017|
|Order intake||€ m||3,701.7||3,300 - 3,700||3,600 - 3,800|
|Orders on hand |
|€ m||2,568.4||2,400 - 2,900||2,550 - 2,750|
|Sales revenues||€ m||3,573.5||3,400 - 3,600||3,500 - 3,600|
|EBIT margin||%||7.6||7.5 - 8.251||7.5 - 8.251|
|ROCE||%||41.1||30 - 40||30 - 40|
|Net finance expense||€ m||- 13.3||slightly weaker||slightly weaker|
|Tax rate||%||27.2||roughly unchanged over the previous year||slightly lower|
|Earnings after tax||€ m||187.8||slightly higher1||slightly higher1|
|Cash flow from operating activities||€ m||227.4||roughly unchanged over the previous year||140 - 190|
|Free cash flow||€ m||129.9||roughly unchanged over the previous year||50 - 100|
|Net financial status|
|€ m||176.5||300 - 3801||230 - 2801|
|€ m||724.2||850 - 9251||735 - 7851|
|Capital expenditure2||€ m||81.9||75 - 852||85 - 952|
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: October 2017
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.
Dividend per share
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