DGAP-News: OHB SE / Key word(s): Quarterly / Interim Statement
Bremen, May 9, 2018. OHB Group (ISIN: DE0005936124, Prime Standard) achieved total revenues of EUR 189.7 million after three months, an increase of 15% over the same period of the previous year (previous year: EUR 165.3 million).
Operating earnings (EBITDA) rose to EUR 14.2 million (previous year: EUR 12.7 million). In the first three months of 2018, the operating EBITDA margin came to 7.5% and thus close to the figure of 7.7% recorded in the same quarter of the previous year. Despite the higher depreciation and amortisation expense of EUR 4.0 million in the period under review (previous year: EUR 3.3 million), EBIT climbed to EUR 10.2 million, up from EUR 9.4 million in the previous year. Consequently, the EBIT margin contracted slightly from 5.7% in the previous year to 5.4%. Earnings before taxes (EBT) at the end of the first three months of 2018 rose by just under 8% to EUR 9.4 million (previous year: EUR 8.7 million). With income tax rising to EUR 3.0 million in the period under review (previous year: EUR 2.7 million), consolidated net profit for the period climbed by 5% to EUR 6.4 million (previous year: EUR 6.1 million).
At EUR 147.1 million, non-consolidated total revenues in the Space Systems business unit were up on the first three months of the previous year (EUR 113.8 million). The increase in total revenues resulted in similarly higher operating earnings (EBITDA) of EUR 9.9 million, (previous year: EUR 8.6 million). Segment EBIT came to EUR 7.2 million, thus exceeding the previous year's figure of EUR 6.6 million, despite the substantially higher depreciation and amortisation expense. The EBIT margin relative to the segment's non-consolidated total revenues contracted slightly to 4.9% (previous year: 5.8%).
In the first three months of 2018, non-consolidated total revenues in the Aerospace + Industrial Products business unit fell by roughly 20% over the year-ago period to EUR 44.0 million (previous year: EUR 55.2 million). The cost of materials and services purchased dropped by around 37% from EUR 29.1 million in the year-ago period to EUR 18.3 million in the period under review. As a result, operating earnings (EBITDA) rose slightly to EUR 4.4 million, up from EUR 4.3 million in the previous year. The segment's constant EBIT of EUR 3.0 million resulted in a wider EBIT margin relative to non-consolidated total revenues of 6.9%, up from 5.4% in the previous year.
The firm orders held by the Group at the end of the first three months of 2018 were valued at EUR 2,397 million, up from EUR 1,523 million in the previous year. Of this, OHB System AG accounted for EUR 1,916 million or around 80%.
At EUR 50.2 million at the end of the period under review, cash and cash equivalents (net of securities) fell short of the previous year (EUR 56.1 million). The OHB Group's total assets increased by a good 1% over December 31, 2017 to EUR 729.5 million as of March 31, 2018 (December 31, 2017: EUR 719.7 million).
The Management Board expects consolidated total revenues of EUR 1,000 million for 2018, accompanied by EBITDA of EUR 65 million and EBIT of 47 million. Given the greater order backlog and upbeat outlook for the current year, the Management Board assumes that the Group's net assets and financial condition will also remain strong.
The interim report for Q1 2018 and further information are available at:
Tel.: +49 421 - 2020-720
Fax: +49 421 - 2020-613
Tel.: +49 421 - 2020-9438
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