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Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA: Preliminary figures 2022: net sales and earnings significantly below prior year despite continued high order backlog – forecast 2023: return to growth and profitability

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA / Key word(s): Preliminary Results/Forecast
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA: Preliminary figures 2022: net sales and earnings significantly below prior year despite continued high order backlog – forecast 2023: return to growth and profitability

17-Jan-2023 / 16:07 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by EQS News - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Ad-hoc notification in accordance with Sec. 17 of the MAR

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA: Preliminary figures 2022: net sales and earnings significantly below prior year despite continued high order backlog – forecast 2023: return to growth and profitability

Lübeck, January 17, 2023 – Despite good overall demand for our products and services, Dräger's net sales in fiscal year 2022 fell short of the prior year. Net sales could not be generated to the usual extent from the consistently high order backlog due to the significant disruptions in global supply chains. As a result of the limited availability of certain electronic components, among other things due to the corona-related lockdowns at important trading hubs in China, some of our products could not be finished and therefore could not be delivered to end customers. Therefore, the potential revenues from the sale of these products could not be realized either. At around EUR 3.04 billion (12 months 2021: EUR 3.33 billion), Dräger's preliminarily calculated net sales in fiscal year 2022 were therefore 11.6 percent (net of currency effects) below the prior-year figure.

The lower net sales volume also led to a significant decline in earnings. Preliminarily calculated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to around EUR -87 million (12 months 2021: EUR 271.7 million). Another reason for the lower earnings was the lower gross margin of around 41 percent (12 months 2021: 46.3 percent). This declined on the one hand due to the change in product mix resulting from weaker demand for corona-related products. On the other hand, it was impacted by higher costs for the procurement of electronic components that were difficult to obtain.

Due to strong demand, order intake increased by 2.9 percent (net of currency effects) to around EUR 3.29 billion (12 months 2021: EUR 3.09 billion). The safety division segment increased by 8.4 percent (net of currency effects) to around EUR 1.31 billion (12 months 2021: EUR 1.17 billion). The medical division recorded a slight decrease of 0.5 percent (net of currency effects) to around EUR 1.98 billion (12 months 2021: EUR 1.92 billion). Lower demand for ventilators was almost offset by a significant increase in orders in the other product areas.

For the current fiscal year, Dräger expects a gradual improvement in the availability of intermediate products and thus an improvement in delivery capacity. Based on the high order backlog, this would enable a significant acceleration in sales recognition and thus – despite the expected higher procurement and personnel costs – a return to growth and profitability. Dräger therefore expects an increase in net sales of between 5.5 and 9.5 percent (7.0 and 11.0 net of currency effects) as well as an EBIT margin of between 0.0 and 3.0 percent in 2023. The outlook is subject to there being no significant deterioration in the current economic environment and no significant change in exchange rates.

The full and audited results for the 2022 fiscal year will be published on March 9, 2023.

 

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
Moislinger Allee 53–55
23558 Lübeck, Germany
www.draeger.com

 

Investor Relations:
Thomas Fischler
Tel. +49 451 882-2685
thomas.fischler@draeger.com

 

Corporate Communications:
Melanie Kamann
Tel. +49 451 882-3998
melanie.kamann@draeger.com

 

Disclaimer
This ad hoc report contains statements on the future development of Dräger Group. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations, presumptions, and forecasts of the Executive Board as well as the information available to date. They were compiled to the best of the company's knowledge. Dräger does not provide any warranty nor assume any responsibility for the future developments and results described above. These are dependent on a number of factors. They entail various risks and contingencies outside of the company's influence and are based on assumptions which could prove to be incorrect. Dräger does not assume any responsibility for updating the forward-looking statements contained in this report. This does not infringe any legal stipulations on the adjustment of forecasts. Please go to Investor Relations / Definitions of financial indicators at www.draeger.com for information on alternative performance measures used.

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Language:

English

Company:

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

Moislinger Allee 53-55

23558 Lübeck

Germany

Phone:

+49 (0)451 882-0

Fax:

+49 (0)451 882-2080

E-mail:

info@draeger.com

Internet:

www.draeger.com

ISIN:

DE0005550602, DE 000 555 063 6, DE 000 555 071 9

WKN:

555060, 555063 Vorzüge, 555071 Genussschein D

Indices:

SDAX

Listed:

Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange

EQS News ID:

1537183


 

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