Von Roll reports posi­tive result for the first half of 2017

Brei­ten­bach, August 17, 2017 — For the first half of 2017, the Von Roll Group is repor­ting a posi­tive EBIT of CHF 7.3 mil­lion (pre­vious year: CHF −5.4 mil­lion), thus con­ti­nuing the encou­ra­ging trend of the first quarter.

The ongo­ing acti­vi­ties of the Swiss glo­bal mar­ket lea­der for electri­cal insu­la­tion made plea­sing pro­gress in the first six mon­ths of the finan­cial year. Order intake incre­a­sed by 8.1% up to CHF 186.4 mil­lion year on year, while total sales rose by 1.5% to CHF 176.8 million.

The main key finan­cial ratios such as the net result, at CHF 0.4 mil­lion (pre­vious year: CHF −11.1 mil­lion), and the ope­ra­ting cash flow, at CHF 0.2 mil­lion (pre­vious year: CHF −2.6 mil­lion), also  show  a clear improvement.

The posi­tive busi­ness trend is based on a sta­ble mar­ket envi­ron­ment and the pro­gram­mes to incre­ase effi­ci­ency in sales and pro­duc­tion laun­ched in the last finan­cial year, which resul­ted in a gross mar­gin incre­ase of 2.9 per­cen­tage points to 20.4% (pre­vious year: 17.5%).

To reach our mid-term pro­fit tar­get – a sus­tainable EBIT mar­gin of over 8% – the Von Roll Group will con­ti­nue to rigo­rously fol­low the path it has cho­sen and examine and imple­ment any fur­ther struc­tu­ral chan­ges that might become necessary.


Key figu­res
in CHF 1,000 1H 2017 1H 2016
Order intake     186,375       172,385 8.1%
Net sales           176,752            174,098 1.5%
    the­reof Insulation            120,799            118,979 1.5%
    the­reof Composites              53,227              51,309 3.7%
    the­reof other activities              2,726              3,810 -28.5%
EBIT                7,311                ‑5,384 235.8%
Net income for the period              402              ‑11,134 103.6%
Cash flow from ope­ra­ting activities              150              ‑12,583 101.2%
Equity ratio (%) 27% 13% 14.0 ppt
Num­ber of employees (FTE)                1,601                1,856 -13.7%


Fur­ther infor­ma­tion can be found in the Semi-Annual Report 2017. This is avail­able in digi­tal form at http://www.vonrollgroup.com/en/.


About Von Roll Hol­ding AG: As a Swiss indus­trial com­pany, Von Roll Hol­ding AG focu­ses on pro­ducts and sys­tems for power genera­tion, trans­mis­sion, sto­rage and dis­tri­bu­tion. Von Roll is a glo­bal mar­ket lea­der for electri­cal insu­la­tion pro­ducts, sys­tems and ser­vices and has a world­wide pre­sence in 26 sites with around 1,600 employees.



Clau­dia Güntert
Head of Cor­po­rate Communications
& Inves­tor Relations
T +41 61 785 52 36
F +41 61 785 58 92
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This press release is based on infor­ma­tion cur­r­ently avail­able. Unfo­re­see­able risks and influ­en­ces may lead to dis­crepan­cies with the state­ments made here. For more infor­ma­tion on the com­pany and its busi­ness per­for­mance, please refer to the Annual and Semi-Annual Report of Von Roll Hol­ding AG which is avail­able in digi­tal form at https://www.vonroll.com/en/.