DGAP-News: Petro Welt Technologies AG / Key word(s): Half Year Results
HY1 2020 results of Petro Welt Technologies AG: Improvements in operations and efficiency despite volatile economic and industrial environment
Vienna, August 20, 2020
The cost of sales grew at a slower rate, making it possible to substantially boost the Group's gross profit margin from 12.8% in the first half of 2019 to 17.3% in the reporting period. EBIT more than doubled to EUR 13.0 million, in turn pushing the EBIT margin for the first six months of 2020 to 8.4% (HY1 2019: 3.1%).
In the first six months of 2020, Group EBITDA jumped by 24.4% to EUR 29.1 million compared with the same period of the previous year. Accordingly, the EBITDA margin rose to 18.9% in the reporting period, up from 17.1% in 2019.
At EUR 22.4 million, the cash flow from operating activities in the reporting period increased by 9.3% year on year. Thanks to the growth in its operating activities, the Group thus was able to hold operating cash flow steady despite worsening payment conditions related to extended payment terms.
The managerial liquidity position containing bank deposits, cash, and cash equivalents was EUR 137.9 million as of June 30, 2020, down by 4.2% compared with the position as of December 31, 2019.
In light of the risk of a continued decline in the number of customer orders, which has been partly evident in August, as well as the remaining probability that both the Russian ruble and the Kazakhstan tenge will see further devaluations, we lowered our forecast for Group revenue for the 2020 fiscal year from between EUR 278 and EUR 285 million to between EUR 275 and EUR 282 million. The Group hopes to keep the EBITDA margin between 16% and 16.5%, as stated earlier.
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