Outlook for 2013
The global economic environment remains uncertain and challenging, which will also continue to affect Oerlikon’s markets. Growth is likely to be weak in the first half of 2013 with upside potential going forward.
For continuing operations, the Oerlikon Group forecasts the following for 2013:
- Order intake at around the previous year’s level with performance in the first half offset at least by better performance in the second half of the year.
- Sales at around the previous year’s level.
- Underlying operational profitability to be around the previous year’s level, temporarily impacted by the divestments in the Textile Segment.
2012 saw the establishment of an excellent foundation for further developing the Group in operational and strategic terms. The Group will continue to focus on innovation, regional expansion, operational excellence and portfolio shaping to strengthen and expand the basis for sustainable increases in profitability.