Stuttgart, November 6th, 2018 - In the first nine months, CENIT AG increased its sales by around 21 percent. The company recorded significant growth in sales of third-party software (+43.1%), whereas sales of its own software declined (-8.3%).
In the reporting period, CENIT group generated revenues of EUR k 123,306 (prior year: EUR k 102,219/20.6%). Revenues from CENITs consulting and services segment decreased by -2.4% to EUR k 36,852 (prior year: EUR k 37,746). Sales of third-party software rose significantly by 43.1% to EUR k 75,620 (prior year: EUR k 52,853). Sales from CENIT's proprietary software decreased from EUR k 11,409 to EUR k 10,461 (-8.3%).
The gross result (operating output less cost of materials) amounted to EUR k 63,655 (prior year: EUR k 57,360), representing an increase of 11.0%. CENIT achieved an EBITDA of EUR k 6,927 (prior year: EUR k 8,634/-19.8%) and an EBIT of EUR k 4,731 (prior year: EUR k 6,926/-31.7%). The result per share was EUR 0.41 (prior year: EUR 0.56).
During the first nine months, the group-wide order intake totaled EUR k 125,130 (prior year: EUR k 98,708). On 30 September 2018, order backlog amounted to EUR k 47,285 (prior year: EUR k 58,152).
Assets and Liabilities
CENIT's bank borrowings amount to EUR k 3 (31 Dec. 2017: EUR k 3,152) and are entirely of short-term nature. On 30 September 2018 equity totaled EUR k 35,862 (31 Dec. 2017: EUR k 40,855), accounting for an equity ratio of 47.2% (31 Dec. 2017: 46.8%). Cash and cash equivalents (bank deposits and liquid assets) totaled EUR k 18,278 (31 Dec. 2017: EUR k 23,692). The operative cash flow was EUR k 9,565 (prior year: EUR k 6,501).
On 30 September 2018, CENIT group employed 739 staff (prior year: 746). Group-wide personnel costs for the reporting period were EUR k 43,825 (prior year: EUR k 37,720).
For the current year, CENIT expects total sales in the range of EUR 175 to 180 million. Based on the course of the business year to date, CENIT expects an operative result (EBIT) of around EUR 10 million.
Please visit CENIT's homepage for the full 9 Months Report 2018: www.cenit.com/reports.
CENIT is your partner for successful digital transformation. With a broad solutions and services portfolio, CENIT enables clients to optimize their horizontal and vertical business processes. Our solutions are based on innovative technologies in: product lifecycle management, the digital factory and enterprise information management. With interdisciplinary knowledge of the processes involved and their considerable expertise in the field, CENIT consultants provide customers with end-to-end advice to ensure that solutions are implemented with an understanding of the entire value chain. With a holistic approach and based on trusted partnerships, CENIT takes responsibility for solutions on behalf of our clients. From the initial consultation to the introduction of innovative IT solutions, right through to ensuring a cost-effective operation. The CENIT team adapts to each client, taking a practical approach, which enables measurable, operational optimizations. CENIT has been helping prestigious customers in key industries to gain competitive advantages for over 25 years! CENIT has over 800 employees worldwide who work with customers from: automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, tool and mold manufacturing, financial services, and trade and consumer products industries.
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