ANDRITZ GROUP: Results for the first quarter of 2022
International technology group ANDRITZ saw very favorable business development in the first quarter of 2022.
At just under 2.6 billion euros, order intake reached the second highest quarterly figure in the company’s history, and the order backlog rose to the record level of 9.4 billion euros. Operating result (EBITA), profitability and net income increased significantly compared to the previous year’s reference period.
Joachim Schönbeck, President & CEO of ANDRITZ AG: “We are very pleased with business development in the first quarter of 2022. Despite the very difficult overall economic conditions, we succeeded in increasing order intake in all business areas – in some cases substantially – and created a good basis for revenue and earnings development in the coming quarters.
The key financial figures developed as follows during the reporting period:
- Order intake amounted to 2,588.6 million euros (MEUR) and was thus 49.7% higher than in the previous year’s reference period (Q1 2021: 1,729.5 MEUR). In particular, the Pulp & Paper and Hydro business areas were able to increase order intake significantly compared to the reference period of the previous year.
- The order backlog as of March 31, 2022, reached a record level at 9,435.1 MEUR and has thus risen significantly once again compared to the end of 2021 (December 31, 2021: 8,165.8 MEUR).
- Revenue at 1,526.9 MEUR were 2.3% higher than in the previous year’s reference period (Q1 2021: 1,493.2 MEUR). This rise is largely attributable to the Metals and Separation business areas.
- The operating result (EBITA) increased more than revenue, reaching 122.3 MEUR (+10.3% compared to Q1 2021: 110.9 MEUR). As a result, the Group’s profitability (EBITA margin) increased significantly to 8.0% (Q1 2021: 7.4%). This is mainly due to continuing good business development in the Pulp & Paper business area and the substantial earnings improvements achieved by the Metals and Hydro business areas.
- Net income (without non-controlling interests) increased to 71.5 MEUR (Q1 2021: 62.1 MEUR).
For the full-year 2022, ANDRITZ confirms the expectations voiced in March 2022 on the occasion of the release of the 2021 financial figures and, from today’s perspective, expects an increase in revenue as well as in EBITA and net income compared to the previous year.
The financial guidance provided by ANDRITZ for 2022 takes account of the financial impact discernible from today’s perspective by the war in Ukraine as a regional incident. Possible adverse economic effects by the Chinese COVID policy on the global economy cannot be estimated at present and thus are not included in the ANDRITZ financial guidance. A negative impact cannot be excluded from today’s perspective.
However, if the global economy suffers severe setbacks in the coming months as a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine or the pandemic intensifies again, this could lead to negative effects on the processing of orders and on order intake and hence have a negative impact on ANDRITZ’s financial development. This may create a need for capacity adjustment measures that could have a negative impact on the ANDRITZ GROUP’s earnings. Similarly, further increases in the price of raw materials or bottlenecks in global supply chains could have a negative effect on the Group’s earnings development.
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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for many different industries and end-markets. ANDRITZ ranks among the global market leaders in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence, and sustainability are the main pillars of the company’s business strategy for achieving long-term growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,100 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.