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A company with a strong financial foundation, growth and future promise, Oerlikon is on the leading edge of technology and innovation, serving our customers in ways that profoundly improve their businesses.

We generated sales of CHF 2.6 billion (FY 2018) and distribute a sustainable dividend to our shareholders. Our net cash position and unlevered balance sheet allow for organic and inorganic investments.

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Andreas Schwarzwälder

Andreas Schwarzwälder

Head of Investor Relations and Head of Group Communications & Marketing
Franziska Stein

Franziska Stein

Investor Relations Manager

Q3 2019 results

Third quarter performance reflecting challenging market developments

  • Group Q3 order intake decreased by 4.3% year-over-year
  • Group Q3 sales decreased by 7.9% year-over-year
  • Resilient Q3 sales in Surface Solutions Segment despite challenging market environment; reported sales down by 1.1%; organic sales flat
  • Surface Solutions Segment operating profitability impacted by mix and higher operating costs related to investments in innovation and structural growth
  • Manmade Fibers Segment increased Q3 order intake by 6.2%; sales decreased by 15.9% compared to record high sales in Q3 2018; double-digit EBITDA margin delivered
  • Supported by a healthy order pipeline, guidance for 2019 unchanged
  • Launching share buyback up to a maximum of 10% of the share capital
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Full-year 2018 results

FY 2018: Significantly improved net income, driven by strong operating performance in all businesses

  • Delivering  FY 2018 on guidance: Group orders (+23.5%) and  Group sales (+26.2 %)
  • Group EBITDA margin at 15.6 % following increased operating expenses from investments
  • Delivered on strategy: successfully closed sale of Drive Systems Segment
  • Proposing a dividend payout of CHF 1.00 per share, comprising of CHF 0.35 ordinary dividend and CHF 0.65 extraordinary dividend
  • Strengthening industrial experience on the Board; nominating Dr. Suzanne Thoma and Paul Adams  
  • Outlook 2019: Group order intake and sales to exceed CHF 2.7 billion and EBITDA margin to exceed 16 %
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