PALFINGER news

Record Revenue in the First Three Quarters of 2022

27.10.2022
  • Strong demand in NAM and LATAM
  • Energy costs, energy supply, supply chain and war in Ukraine remain uncertainty factors
  • Over EUR 2 billion revenue mark within reach for 2022 as a whole

 

in EUR millions Q1-Q3/2020 Q1-Q3/2021 Q1-Q3/2022 %
Revenue 1,102.4 1,337.6 1,580.9  +18.2 
EBITDA 140.3 188.3 170.6  -9.4
EBITDA margin in % 12.7% 14.1% 10.8 -
EBIT 70.6 125.4 112.5 -10.3
EBIT margin in % 6.4% 9.4% 7.1  -
Consolidated net result 31.8 71.4 53.2  -25.5
Employees 1) 10,841 11,510 12,175  -

1) Reporting date figures of consolidated Group companies without equity investments and without contract workers.

Despite the volatile economic environment worldwide, impending recession, and supply chains that are still unstable, PALFINGER AG's revenue mark of EUR 2 billion in 2022 is within reach. While the order backlog remains at a high level, uncertainty is increasingly affecting demand, particularly in EMEA. In Q1 to Q3 of 2022, the Bergheim based group recorded revenues of EUR 1,580.9 million and an EBIT of EUR 112.5 million
 

Disproportionate growth in NAM and LATAM

While geopolitical developments are weakening the market in EMEA and the Covid pandemic continues to negatively impact the market in APAC, NAM and LATAM stand out as growth drivers due to their positive market environment. The Latin American market is undergoing a significant upswing as a result of strong demand, particularly in mining. In turn, the North American market benefits from its lower energy costs, more stable supply chains and high demand on the domestic market. The repositioning of the truck mounted forklifts (TMF) has met with great popularity in the USA. In Vietnam, PALFINGER successfully entered the offshore wind market.

The new digital, eco-efficient and smart solutions from PALFINGER have met with great customer interest at the IAA and bauma trade fairs, which opened their doors again for the first time since Covid. And with the expansion of the Löbau production site into a hub for access platforms, PALFINGER underlines its strategy of pushing this product group that has a strong future.
 

Flexibility provides stability

“The volatile and challenging environment demands maximum flexibility in production from us,” emphasizes PALFINGER CEO Andreas Klauser. However, the high order backlog and good level of output are offset by supply difficulties, particularly for electronic components. Together with the difficult delivery situation for trucks, this results in high inventory stocks in production and finished products. In addition, minimum inventories have also been increased in a targeted manner due to unstable supply chains. Price increases and exchange rate effects have a significant impact on PALFINGER's revenue growth. “In order to be able to present all cost factors transparently and promptly for us and our customers and to stabilize our own profitability, we are switching to dynamic pricing which will take effect from 2023,” says Andreas Klauser.
 

Energy Task Force

In view of the energy crisis, PALFINGER set up its own task force at an early stage, even though energy consumption is low compared to other industries. The task force develops measures for the reduction of energy consumption and the partial substitution of natural gas.
 

Outlook

PALFINGER’s order backlog remains very high and in the coming months further price increases will take effect that will have a positive impact on PALFINGER’s profitability. The extremely high volatility, geopolitical and macroeconomic developments combined with the energy crisis, unstable supply chains, the war in Ukraine and Covid outbreaks continue to be uncertainty factors.

PALFINGER’s order volume extends into Q3 of 2023 and is therefore expected to contribute to achieving the revenue target of over EUR 2 billion in 2022. The board is aiming for EBIT of approximately last year’s level. This underlines PALFINGER’s strong performance in an extremely challenging environment.

The online version of the results presentation for Q1-Q3/2022 is available here: https://www.palfinger.ag/en/news/presentations

Key Figures of the PALFINGER Group

EUR thousand Q1-3/2020 Q1-3/2021 Q1-3/2022
       
Income statement      
Revenue 1,102,449 1,337,636 1,580,932
EBITDA 140,301 188,278 170,599
EBITDA margin 12.7% 14.1% 10.8%
EBIT (operating result) 70,584 125,436 112,500
EBIT margin 6.4% 9.4% 7.1%
Results before income tax 58,491 116,919 105,086
Consolidated net profit or loss 31,787 71,375 53,151
Balance sheet      
Net Working Capital (average) 323,070 378,710 458,164
Capital Employed (average) 1,110,190 1,061,868 1,224,416
ROCE 6.5% 11.0% 8.7%
Equityl 606.733 689.247 728,612
Equity ratio 39.0% 39.2% 35.7%
Net debt 458,907 420,953 629,794
Gearing 75.6% 61.1% 86.4%
Cash flows und investments      
Cash flows from operating activities 132,819 97,614 -4,255
Free cash flows 96,262 2,805 -69,776
Net investments 46,920 86,229 82,428
Depreciation, amortization and impairment 69,717 62,842 58,099
Human resources      
Employees 10,841 11,510 12,175
Share      
Earnings per share (EUR) 0.85 1.90 1.53

ABOUT PALFINGER AG

The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the world’s leading producer of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With over 12,600 employees, more than 30 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. 

 

For further information please contact:

Hannes Roither | Group Spokesperson | PALFINGER AG
T +43 662 2281-81100 | h.roither@palfinger.com

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