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DGAP-Adhoc: LPKF: Third quarter 2019 stronger than expected

DGAP-Adhoc: LPKF: Third quarter 2019 stronger than expected

DGAP-Ad-hoc: LPKF Laser & Electronics Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): 9 Month figures/Preliminary Results
LPKF: Third quarter 2019 stronger than expected

28-Oct-2019 / 17:15 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Garbsen, 28 October 2019 - According to preliminary figures, LPKF Laser & Electronics AG generated revenue of EUR 35 million in the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 19% over the prior year period (Q3 2018: EUR 29.3 million) and 6% above the upper end of the company's own revenue expectations for the third quarter (EUR 28 to 33 million). After nine months, consolidated revenue reached EUR 108 million, up 23% on the previous year's figure of EUR 87.7 million.

The high revenue leads to preliminary earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 4.9 mil-lion for the third quarter of 2019, which is well above the previous year's figure of EUR 2.7 million. The company now expects an EBIT margin of approx. 14 % for the third quarter (previously: between 8 and 12 %).

For the 2019 financial year, the Management Board anticipates a consolidated revenue of between EUR 135 million and EUR 140 million and an EBIT margin of between 12% and 14%, with the global economy remaining stable. This corresponds to a ROCE of between 20% and 25%. In subsequent years, LPKF intends to further increase profitability and generate an EBIT margin of more than 14%.

The complete quarterly financial report with final revenue and profit figures will be published on 11 November 2019.

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG shares are listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN 0006450000).

Explanation of key figures
EBIT: Earnings before interest and taxes
EBIT margin: Earnings before interest and taxes / sales x 100
ROCE: Earnings before interest and taxes / Intangible assets + Property, plant and equipment + Inventories + Trade receivables - Advance payments received





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Language: English
Company: LPKF Laser & Electronics Aktiengesellschaft
Osteriede 7
30827 Garbsen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 5131 7095-0
Fax: +49 (0) 5131 7095-95
E-mail: investorrelations@lpkf.com
Internet: www.lpkf.com
ISIN: DE0006450000
WKN: 645000
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 898709

 
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