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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 2019) 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
Peter Dickson

Peter Dickson

Senior Investor Relations Manager

Q1 2020 Results

Oerlikon Implements Comprehensive Actions to Navigate Current COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Oerlikon has taken actions to protect employees while maintaining business continuity.
  • Oerlikon continued to have a very robust capital structure with a strong cash position and an unlevered balance sheet and is executing an action plan to preserve cash and reduce costs in all businesses.
  • Q1 Group order intake, sales and EBITDA were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to the extended shutdowns in China and the beginning of lockdowns in Europe.
  • Manmade Fibers Segment: 2020 planned delivery schedules for the segment will be maintained;  Global demand for meltblown technology used to produce surgical face masks is increasing.
  • Surface Solutions Segment Q1 performance was impacted by the slowdown in all end markets; the previously announced productivity program continued with aggressive cost-cutting targets to increase efficiency and agility.
  • Oerlikon is withdrawing guidance for the full year 2020 due to the high degree of market uncertainty; Oerlikon remains committed to the mid-term target for Group EBITDA margin of 16% – 18%.
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Full-Year 2019 Results

Resilient 2019 results in challenging market environment

  • Group FY sales up 1.1% organically showing the strength of portfolio
  • Group sustained FY EBITDA margin of 15.1% before exceptional items
  • Surface Solutions Segment delivered resilient sales in challenging markets while generating EBITDA margin of 16.6% before exceptional items
  • Manmade Fibers Segment continued strong execution. Strong project pipeline reaching into 2022 and beyond
  • Comprehensive productivity program initiated
  • Outlook 2020: order intake and sales are expected to be between CHF 2.5 - 2.6 billion; EBITDA margin before exceptional items to be between 15.0 and 15.5%
  • Group EBITDA margin expected to improve to 16% to 18% in the medium term
  • Proposing a dividend payout of CHF 1.00 per share
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