GEA’s order intake in the third quarter of 2016 was EUR 1,084 million. The development was impacted by delays in the awarding of projects, above all in the dairy processing sector, a decline in orders from the oil and gas industry, and by the ongoing challenging economic environment in the dairy farming customer industry. Due to weaker growth in the Business Area Solutions, third-quarter revenue fell to EUR 1,101 million.

Operating EBITDA in the third quarter was EUR 113 million. The decline compared with the prior year’s figure is largely explained by cost overruns in a few major projects and by the impact of reduced capacity utilization arising from the contraction in revenue.

“Although business remains solid in many of our customer industries, the group has experienced negative financial performance in certain areas during the third quarter, which cannot be fully compensated towards the end of the financial year. As a result, we have adjusted our forecast for the 2016 financial year a few days ago,” said Jürg Oleas, Chairman of the Executive Board of GEA in his appraisal of the present situation.

IFRS key figures of GEA

(EUR million) Q3 2016 Q3 2015 Change in % Q1-Q3 2016 Q1-Q3 2015 Change in %
Results of operations
Order intake 1,083.9 1,068.3 1.5 3,450.3 3,344.5 3.2
Revenue 1,100.8 1,106.6 -0.5 3,198.9 3,263.1 -2.0
Operating EBITDA1 112.7 143.7 -21.6 351.8 381.2 -7.7
 as % of revenue 10.2 13.0 11.0 11.7
Operating EBIT1 91.7 122.6 -25.2 291.2 321.2 -9.3
 as % of revenue 8.3 11.1 9.1 9.8
EBIT 70.5 83.1 -15.2 237.7 129.8 83.2
Net assets
Working capital intensity in % (average of the last 12 months) 13.5 12.6 13.5 12.6
Net liquidity (+)/Net debt (-) 623.3 603.2 3.3 623.3 603.2 3.3
Financial position
Operating cash flow driver margin2 10.2 10.7 10.2 10.7
ROCE in % (goodwill adjusted)3 18.7 14.5 18.7 14.5
Full-time equivalents (reporting date) 16,995 18,000 -5.6 16,995 18,000 -5.6
GEA Shares
Earnings per share (EUR) 0.21 0.86 -76.0 0.81 0.96 –14.8

1) Before effects of purchase price allocations and adjustments 

2) Cash flow driver = operating EBITDA - capital expenditure - change in Working Capital (average of the last 12 months)

3) Capital employed excluding goodwill from the acquisition of the former GEA AG by former Metallgesellschaft AG in 1999 (average of the last 12 months)

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