PALFINGER Results 2020: A Landmark Year - short version

  • EBIT EUR 100.3 million, despite COVID-19
  • Net debt at lowest since 2013 (taking the effect of IFRS 16 into account)
  • Highest free cashflow in company history
  • 2021 annual revenue target: over EUR 1.7 billion

Bergheim, February 25, 2021

Today, the PALFINGER AG Supervisory Board approved the annual financial statements and, together with the Executive Board, resolved to propose a dividend of EUR 0.45 per share to the Annual General Meeting on April 7, 2021. The hybrid press conference and balance sheet presentation take place tomorrow, Friday, February 26th at 9:30 am in Lengau. The most important developments and results are presented in brief in this press release:

The global health and economic crisis is impacting sales, EBIT and net revenues. Liquidity optimization actions have resulted in historically high free cash flow, the lowest net debt since 2013 taking the effect of IFRS 16 into account and a higher equity ratio.

Revenues and Earnings Development

In fiscal year 2020, the Group revenues of PALFINGER AG was EUR 1,533.9 million, down from EUR 1,753.8 million the previous year. In comparison to 2019, the EBITDA decreased by 15.6 percent to EUR 188.7 million, and at 12.3 percent, the EBITDA margin lies below 2019’s 12.8 percent. The EBIT decreased to EUR 100.3 million from EUR 149.0 million in 2019. The EBIT margin decreased from 8.5 percent in 2019 to 6.5 percent in 2020. Consolidated net result in 2020 declined 37.8 percent to EUR 49.8 million in comparison to a record of EUR 80.0 million in 2019.


In 2021, PALFINGER strives for annual revenue over EUR 1.7 billion and an EBIT margin of 8 percent. For 2024 the financial targets are EUR 2.0 billion in revenue from organic growth, an average EBIT margin of 10 percent and an average ROCE of 10 percent over the business cycle.

Please click here to access the online version of PALFINGER AG’s Integrated Annual Report 2020:


PALFINGER is an international technology and mechanical engineering company and the world's leading producer and provider of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With over 12,500 employees (without contingent workers.), more than 30 manufacturing sites and a worldwide sales and service network of around 5,000 service points, PALFINGER creates added value from the challenges of its customers. 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 digitalization along the entire production and value chain. 

PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2022 achieved record revenue of EUR 2.23 billion.  


For further information please contact:

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

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