PALFINGER Earnings 2019: Records and course-setting decisions - short version

  • Revenue exceeded EUR 1.75 billion
  • EBIT margin increased to 8.5 percent
  • Record 38.1 percent increase in consolidated net profit for the period
  • GPO successfully implemented – investment in future-proof structures, improved transparency and greater clout
  • Conclusion of the restructuring of the SEA segment, second half of 2019 operationally positive

Bergheim, 18 February 2020

The Supervisory Board of PALFINGER AG adopted the annual financial statements today. The press conference and presentation of the balance sheet for investors and journalists will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in Vienna. Here are the key developments and results in brief:

Outstanding result

Record levels for revenue, EBIT, and consolidated net profit for the period, the operational break-even result in the second half of 2019 in the Segment SEA, the implementation of the new global organizational structure (GPO), and a series of investments in the future: Fiscal year 2019 was extremely successful for PALFINGER AG.

Development of earnings

EBITDA increased by EUR 13.7 percent from EUR 196.7million to EUR 223.6 million, while the EBITDA margin was 12.8 percent after amounting to 12.2 percent in fiscal year 2018. EBIT increased by 17.4 percent to EUR 149.0 million – the highest level in the history of PALFINGER. The EBIT margin rose from 7.9 percent in 2018 to 8.5 percent in 2019.

Consolidated net profit for the year 2019 increased by 38.1 percent to EUR 80.0 million compared with EUR 58.0 million in the previous year – also a record amount in the history of PALFINGER.


The management remains committed to its goals for 2022: total revenues of EUR 2.0 billion as well as an average EBIT margin and average ROCE of 10 percent above and beyond the economic cycle.

You can find the online version of the 2019 Integrated Annual Report here: and


The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the world’s leading producer of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With around 12,000 employees, 31 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and service centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER takes on its customers’ challenges and creates added value. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitization along the entire production and value chain.

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999 and in 2021 achieved record revenue of EUR 1.84 billion. In 2022, PALFINGER celebrates its 90th anniversary under the tagline “Celebrating the future since 1932.”


For further information please contact:

Hannes Roither | Group Spokesperson | PALFINGER AG
T +43 662 2281-81100 |

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