EANS-Adhoc: Basler AG / Preliminary business figures for 2012: Basler still heading for success
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annual result/Preliminary business figures for 2012 18.02.2013
- Sales EUR 55.9 million (2011: EUR 55.1 million, +1%) - Incoming orders EUR 60.6 million (2011: EUR 53.1 million, +14%) - Earnings before taxes EUR 5.6 million (2011: EUR 5.6 million) - Free cashflow EUR 6.3 million (2011: EUR 6.9 million, -9%) - Transformation to camera manufacturer concluded
Ahrensburg, February 18, 2013 - BASLER AG, one of the leading global manufacturers of cameras for industry and video surveillance applications, is releasing preliminary figures for fiscal year 2012.
The group's sales increased in fiscal year 2012 by 1% to EUR 55.9 million (previous year: EUR 55.1 million). Incoming orders increased by 14 % to EUR 60.6 million (previous year: EUR 53.1 million). The gross profit margin amounted to 48.1% (previous year: 44.3%). The earnings before taxes amounted to EUR 5.6 million (previous year: EUR 5.6 million) and reached the level of the previous year as well as the pre-tax return of 10.0% (previous year: 10.2%). With these results the company's forecast communicated to the capital market has been achieved at the upper end.
The cash flow from operational activity amounted to EUR 12.6 million (previous year: EUR 13.7 million -8%). The free cash flow calculated as the sum of cash flows from operational activity and investment reached a value of EUR 6.3 million (previous year: EUR 6.9 million, -9%).
In 2012, Basler AG achieved again one of its best results in the company's history. The focusing on the camera business agreed upon 4 years ago was concluded at the end of the reporting period so that the company starts as a pure camera manufacturer into the fiscal year 2013.
These provisional figures are awaiting attestation by the auditors and approval by the supervisory board. The definitive figures for fiscal year 2012, the annual report for 2012, and the forecast for fiscal year 2013 will be presented on March 28, 2013.
Basler is a leading developer and manufacturer of high grade digital cameras for applications in industry, video surveillance, medicine, and traffic. Product development is driven by industry requirements. The cameras provide easy integration, compact sizes, and an outstanding price/performance ratio. Basler has more than 25 years of experience in image processing and has been developing and producing high grade digital cameras for 15 years. The company employs approximately 300 employees in its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany, and in the subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore, Taiwan, and Korea.
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issuer: Basler AG
An der Strusbek 60-62
D-22926 Ahrensburg phone: +49 (0) 4102 463 0 FAX: +49 (0) 4102 463 108 mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://www.baslerweb.com sector: Semiconductors & active components ISIN: DE0005102008 indexes: CDAX stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt language: English
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