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CAREL Group reports strong growth in H1 2019

Announces consolidated revenues of €166.9 million, which represents growth of 20.3% compared to the first six months of 2018

PADOVA, Italy, 7 October 2019: CAREL achieved consolidated revenues of €166.9 million in H1 2019, the Group said through a Press release. The figure represents a growth of 20.3% compared to the first six months of 2018, the release added.

In a nutshell:                        

  • Consolidated revenues of € 166.9 million, growth of 20.3% compared to the first six months of 2018 (+19.3% based on constant exchange rates). Based on the same scope of consolidation, growth reached 7.3%, with revenues of € 148.9 million.
  • Consolidated EBITDA of € 33.7 million (20.2% of revenues for the period), +39.4% compared to the first six months of 2018;
  • Consolidated net income of € 19.0 million, +21.7% over the net income in the first six months of 2018);
  • Negative consolidated net financial position of € 76.1 million


Francesco Nalini, Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “The revenues registered in the first six months of 2019 mark a 20.3% increase over the same period in 2018 with an acceleration compared to the first quarter of this year, which reported a 19.5% growth. All geographic areas and the expansion in the scope of consolidation through the two companies acquired last December (Hygromatik and Recuperator) contributed to these performances. Profitability also improved compared to the first quarter of this year: the Ebitda margin went from 19.6% as at 31 March 2019 to 20.2% in the half, mainly thanks to the effect of operating leverage. The results obtained are particularly important, given the presence of an unfavourable global economic scenario, and they demonstrate the resilience and solid balance of the Group’s business portfolio.”

Revenues amounted to € 166.9 million, compared to € 138.8 million, as at 30 June 2018, marking an increase of +20.3%, the release said. This performance, an acceleration with respect to that recorded in the first quarter of the year, benefitted from a favourable trend in all geographic areas (EMEA, Asia Pacific, North America and South America) and in all segments (HVAC and Refrigeration), thanks to the combination of cross-selling and up-selling initiatives with customers already acquired, based on the continuous technological progress of the solutions offered by the Group and thanks to the activities of the sales force in searching for new business opportunities, the release said. This was augmented by the contribution of Hygromatik and Recuperator, the two companies acquired in December 2018, amounting to roughly € 18.1 million, the release added. The positive exchange effect was limited to around € 1.4 million, the release further added.

The geographical area which registered the biggest increase in percentage terms was North America, which, by contrast, in the first quarter had been hampered by logistics problems linked to the saturation of the plant located in Pennsylvania, the release said. These inconveniences were resolved with the completion of a productive logistics expansion project, which enabled a recovery in the significant backlog and, therefore, led to growth in revenues of close to 30%, the release said. Also, the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) reported double-digit growth, thanks to the contribution of the newly acquired companies, mentioned earlier, and the continuous technological innovation and sales strengthening activities, the release said. Significant performances were recorded in APAC (Asia Pacific), with growth approaching 10%, despite greater volatility, mainly as a result of the introduction of duties on trade between the United States and China, the release said. It is important to note the completion of the new Chinese plant in the city of Suzhou, which trebles the dimensions of the previous one, which was unveiled on July 16, the release said. Lastly, the release said, the results in the South America region also improved, despite a major critical political and economic situation, which is affecting the continent.


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