Bastei Lübbe AG / Key word(s): Change in Forecast/Preliminary Results
Bastei Lübbe AG makes impairment adjustment to subsidiary and lowers earnings forecast for fiscal year 2022/2023
Cologne, Germany, November 04, 2022 - Based on the available preliminary figures, the rising costs of production, and an impairment of the carrying amount of the subsidiary smarticular, the Executive Board now assumes that the general-interest publisher Bastei Lübbe AG (ISIN DE000A1X3YY0) will generate an operating result (EBIT) in the range of 6.0 to 7.0 million euros in the full fiscal year 2022/2023 (previous forecast: 9.5 to 10.5 million euros). The EBIT margin will then be 6.5 to 7.5 percent (previously: 10 to 11 percent). Excluding the impairment loss on the carrying amount of smarticular, the operating EBIT margin would be 8.5 to 9.5 percent. Revenues are still expected to be in the range of 90 to 95 million euros.
Based on preliminary figures for the first half of the 2022/2023 fiscal year, Bastei Lübbe AG achieved its revenue targets of 44 million euros as of September 30, 2022, but its preliminary EBIT of 0.9 million euros is below its own expectations. The main reason for this is the lower earnings contribution from smarticular, which led to the above-mentioned value adjustment of € 2.0 million. In addition, higher than expected prices for paper and printing also had a greater impact on the core business in the half-year figures.
Bastei Lübbe will publish the complete half-year report for the 2022/2023 fiscal year on November 10, 2022.
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