EGGER: Stable results for the year financial year 2019/2020 and optimistic outlook
Publisher willwood | DATE 2020.08.18
The close of EGGER Group's financial year on 30 April 2020 came at a particularly challenging time. Nevertheless, the wood-based material manufacturer is reporting eleven successful months and thus a stable business development overall for the financial year 2019/2020.
In FY 2019/2020 the Group generated revenue of EUR 2,831.5 million (- 0.4 % on the previous year) and EBITDA of EUR 424.4 million (- 0.1 % on the previous year). The EBITDA margin was 15.0%, the same as in the previous year.
Around 10,100 employees (as of 30.04.2020) contributed to these results during the past financial year and to a new record production capacity of 8.9 million m3 of wood-based materials and timber. The EGGER Group is also continuing a phase of very high investment activity and invested a record sum of EUR 531.4 million in the financial year 2019/2020.
After a very positive business development in the first eleven months, the effects of the corona pandemic have slightly dampened this trend. There were regional differences in the economic impact due to differences in the spread of the virus and the measures taken nationally to combat it. While sales in Western Europe declined over the entire 2019/2020 financial year, sales in Central Europe increased slightly and in the Eastern European, American and overseas markets in some cases substantially, compared to the previous year.
The Division Decorative Products Center generated in the last financial year a turnover of EUR 886.6 million (+ 2.8 % on the previous year). The Division Decorative Products West, with plants in the UK and France, generated sales of EUR 663.2 million, down -7.1% on the previous year. The turnover in the Division Decorative Products East rose by +5.8 % to EUR 886.5 million. The latest division, Decorative Products Americas, increased its turnover by + 14.2 % to EUR 137.3 million. In addition to the Concordia site in Argentina, this already includes market development activities in North America for the plant under construction in Lexington, NC.
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