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 %.
In detail: Group outlook
|Actual 2017||Forecast for 2018|
|Order intake||€ m||3,876.0||3,600 - 3,900|
|Orders on hand |
|€ m||2,516.3||2,200 - 2,700|
|Sales revenues||€ m||3,715.4||3,700 - 3,900|
|EBIT margin||%||7.8||7.0 - 7.5|
|EBIT margin before special item||%||7.6||7.4 - 7.8|
|ROCE||%||39.51||30 - 40|
|Net finance expense||€ m||- 19.8||slightly better|
|Tax rate||%||25.3||27 - 28|
|Earnings after tax||€ m||201.5||180 - 200|
|Cash flow from operating activities||€ m||119.8||higher than previous year|
|Free cash flow||€ m||14.3||significantly higher than previous year|
|Net financial status|
|€ m||191.5||240 - 280|
|€ m||659.9||690 - 730|
|Capital expenditure2||€ m||88.0||75 - 85|
1 Including the effects from the disposal of Ecoclean
2 On property, plant and equipment and on intangible assets (excluding acquisitions)
IFRS 9, 15 and 16 implications:
1. IFRS 9 (Financial instruments), first-time application in 2018: The guidance on recognition, measurement, derecognition and hedge-accounting of financial assets and liabilities has been revised. As of the date of first-time adoption (January 1, 2018), there will be a reduction in equity in the mid single-digit millions. We expect this to have only a minor impact on earnings in 2018 and future years.
2. IFRS 15 (Revenue from contracts with customers), first-time application in 2018: no material impact on assets and earnings. The figures for 2017 will be restated. Revenues will drop by € 2.2 m and EBIT by € 2.6 m in 2017. There will be no changes to net financial status as of December 31, 2017 but equity will drop by € 3.2 m and there will be an increase of € 11.6 m in NWC. Details of the impact can be seen in the PDF attachment.
3. IFRS 16 (Leases), first-time application in 2019: The impact of the new standard is currently being reviewed. We will inform you of the impact of this standard later on in 2018. At the end of 2017, operating leases were valued at € 89.8 m.
Further information can be found on pages 112 to 115 of our 2017 annual report. The application of the new standards does not have any impact on our outlook for 2018.
Dürr intends to distribute 30 to 40% of net income.
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