DGAP-Ad-hoc: Aumann AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results/Forecast
Aumann reports preliminary figures 2019 in line with guidance corridor and expects a decline in revenues and earnings in 2020 due to current market conditions
Beelen, 03 March 2020
Aumann AG ("Aumann", ISIN: DE000A2DAM03) achieved revenues of €259.6 million in 2019 and reached the upper end of the set guidance corridor, according to preliminary figures. Revenues in the strategically important E-mobility segment grew by 9.6 % to €115.1 million in 2019 and the segment's revenue share increased by 8.2 percentage points to 44.3 %. Revenues in E-mobility also grew in the fourth quarter of 2019 and stood at €29.4 million or 10.4 % above previous year's quarter. However, Aumann's total revenues of €58.8 million in the fourth quarter were 25.4 % below previous year, which reflects the challenging environment especially in the Classic segment.
Order intake in the E-mobility segment reached €119.0 million in 2019 or an increase of 4.9 % compared to last year. Measured against total order intake of €189.5 million, the segment's share significantly increaseed to 62.8 %. Whereas the E-mobility segment reached its highest order intake of a financial year, order intake collapsed in the Classic segment by 60.2 % compared to last year.
Aumann's EBITDA decreased by 34.6 % to €21.2 million in 2019, representing a margin of 8.2 %. Both segments showed a significant decline in EBITDA, whereas the E-mobility segment generated a margin of 8.0 % and a corresponding EBITDA of €9.2 million. Adjusted EBIT, which stood at €16.3 million and reached the lower end of the guidance corridor, also decreased. Despite the current market environment, Aumann generated an adjusted EBIT margin of 6.3 % in 2019.
For Aumann, 2020 will be a challenging year and the company will further focus on optimising its cost structure and production depth. In light of the challenging situation in the automotive industry and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic currently assessable, management expects revenues in 2020 to range between €180 and €200 million with a positive EBITDA margin of up to 5 %, prior to any one-of charges. Here, an intensification of the coronavirus pandemic is not taking into account. Despite the current challenges, Aumann sees itself well positioned for the transition to electromobility with its strategy, technology and balance sheet, also because of the availability of €95.3 million in cash and an equity ratio of 62.2 % at the end of 2019.
The complete Annual Financial Report 2019 will be published on 09 April 2020 at www.aumann.com.
About Aumann AG
Aumann is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative speciality machinery and automated production lines with a focus on e-mobility. The company combines unique winding technology for the highly efficient production of electric motors with decades of automation experience, particularly in the automotive industry. Leading companies around the world rely on Aumann solutions for the series production of purely electric and hybrid vehicle drives, and on solutions for production automation.
Further information is available on the Internet via www.aumann.com.
The Executive Board
Rolf Beckhoff (CEO)
Sebastian Roll (CFO)
The Supervisory Board
Gert-Maria Freimuth (Chairman)
Dr. Christof Nesemeier
Court of registration
Münster Local Court, register number: HRB 16399
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