Von Roll on growth path after strong first half-year

» Net sales of CHF 108.6 million
» Ope­ra­ting income (EBIT) of CHF 14.0 million
» EBIT mar­gin of 12.9% (adjus­ted for one-time effects at 5.5%)
» Ear­nings after taxes (EAT) in the amount of CHF 26.3 million


Brei­ten­bach, August 24, 2021 – Von Roll reports a strong first half of 2021. Order intake impro­ved by 15.0 % to CHF 123.9 mil­lion com­pa­red to CHF 108.1 mil­lion in the same period last year, adjus­ted for the dis­con­ti­nued ope­ra­ti­ons in France.

Net sales for the first half-year amoun­ted to CHF 108.6 mil­lion (half-year 2020: CHF 119.5 mil­lion). Exclu­ding cur­rency effects and chan­ges in the scope of con­so­li­da­tion, sales incre­a­sed by 6.9% year-on-year.

The ope­ra­ting result (EBIT) reached CHF 14.0 mil­lion after a loss of CHF ‑10.9 mil­lion in the same period of the pre­vious year. Ear­nings after taxes (EAT) were CHF 26.3 mil­lion (half-year 2020: CHF ‑15.0 mil­lion). Both ear­nings figu­res include posi­tive spe­cial effects from the sale of real estate and the dive­st­ment of the French wire plant, which was dis­con­ti­nued last year. Adjus­ted for these effects, Von Roll achie­ved an ope­ra­ting EBIT mar­gin of 5.5 % in the first half of 2021.

Fol­lowing suc­cess­ful reor­ga­niz­a­tion, Von Roll has regai­ned a strong and pro­fi­ta­ble foun­da­tion. For the second half of 2021, we expect demand to remain strong and anti­ci­pate a posi­tive response from ongo­ing ten­ders for major new projects.

Fur­ther back­ground infor­ma­tion on the stra­te­gic prio­ri­ties and inno­va­tions for the Auto­mo­tive and Aero­space indus­try can be found on the com­ple­tely relaun­ched web­site of the Von Roll Group.


Von Roll key figures  
in CHF 1,000 1H 2021 1H 2020
Inco­m­ing orders 123,948 108,144*
Net sales 108,616 119,509
Of which Insulation 79,618 87,584
Of which Composites 28,998 31,925
Ear­nings before inte­rest, taxes, depre­cia­tion and amortization 32,776 –4,953
Ope­ra­ting result (EBIT) 14,023 –10,947
Ear­nings after taxes (EAT) 26,326 –15,046
Cash flow from ope­ra­ting activities 986 1,605
Equity ratio (as at 30.6.) 74.8% 74.3%
Employees (FTE) 933 1,035


*The order intake for the first half of 2020 was cor­rec­ted for the plants in France (CHF 16.3 mil­lion) being dis­con­ti­nued in 2020, ensu­ring the com­pa­ra­bi­lity of the core business.


About Von Roll Hol­ding AG: As one of the oldest Swiss indus­trial com­pa­nies, Von Roll is a glo­bal lea­der for electri­cal insu­la­tion sys­tems and for inno­va­tive com­po­si­tes app­lied in various indus­trial fields. The Von Roll Group is repre­sen­ted at 14 loca­ti­ons world­wide and ser­ves cus­to­mers in over 80 countries.


Con­tact details:
Clau­dia Güntert
Head of Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons & Inves­tor Relations
T: +41 61 785 52 36
E: press@vonroll.com


This media release con­tains infor­ma­tion based on the cur­rent level of know­ledge. Unfo­re­see­able risks and influ­en­ces may cause devia­ti­ons from the state­ments made under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tan­ces. For more detailed infor­ma­tion on the com­pany and its busi­ness per­for­mance, please refer to the annual report and the half-year report of Von Roll Hol­ding AG. These can be viewed online at https://www.vonroll.com/.