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DGAP-Adhoc: Von Roll Holding AG: Von Roll achieves operational turnaround in financial year 2017 (english)

13/03/2018 - 07:00

Von Roll Holding AG: Von Roll achieves operational turnaround in financial year 2017

EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Von Roll Holding AG / Key word(s): Final Results
Von Roll Holding AG: Von Roll achieves operational turnaround in financial
year 2017

13-March-2018 / 07:00 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Von Roll achieves operational turnaround in financial year 2017

- EBIT of CHF 4.5 million (previous year: CHF -17.3 million)
- Cash flow from operating activities of CHF 5.3 million (previous year: CHF
-10.5 million)
- Organic growth in sales (+4.1 %) and order intake (+2.8 %)
- Equity ratio improves to 28 %

Breitenbach, 13 March 2018 - In the financial year 2017, Von Roll
successfully managed to turn its operations around after several years of
losses, achieving a positive EBIT of CHF 4.5 million (previous year: CHF
-17.3 million). Overall, Group sales increased by 4.1 % to CHF 332.4
million. Order intake also climbed by 2.8 % year-on-year to CHF 336.1

At CHF 5.3 million, cash flow from operating activities also improved
significantly compared with CHF -10.5 million in the previous year. The
equity ratio increased slightly to 28.2% (previous year: 26.2%).

The net result for the financial year 2017 of CHF -4.8 million represents a
considerable improvement year-on-year of CHF 25.5 million (previous year:
CHF -30.3 million). The main reason for the negative net result was
non-recurring special charges in connection with the water business (Von
Roll BHU Umwelttechnik GmbH), which had already partially been sold as of 8
February 2018.

For further details, please refer to the Annual Report 2017, which can be
viewed online at

    Key figures
    in CHF 1,000                            2017     2016   Change
    Order intake                         336,141  326,869    +2.8%
    Net sales                            332,357  319,192    +4.1%
    thereof Insulation                   228,664  220,915    +3.5%
    thereof Composites                   103,514   98,231    +5.4%
    thereof Other activities                 179       46  +289.1%
    EBIT                                   4,475  -17,329  +125.8%
    Net income for the period             -4,771  -30,290   +84.2%
    Cash flow from operating activities    5,307  -10,453  +150.8%
    Equity ratio                             28%      26%  +2 ppt.
    Number of employees (FTE)              1,536    1,703    -9.8%

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 20
sites with 1,536 employees.

Claudia Guentert, Corporate Communications
T: +41 61 785 5236, F: +41 61 785 5892, E:

This press release is based on information currently available.
Unforeseeable risks and influences may lead to discrepancies with the
statements portrayed here. Furthermore, rounding differences may lead to
discrepancies in the reported figures. For more detailed information on the
company and business development, please see the Annual and Semi-annual
Report of Von Roll Holding AG. They are available in digital form at


End of ad hoc announcement


   Language:    English
   Company:     Von Roll Holding AG
                Passwangstrasse 20
                4226 Breitenbach
   Phone:       0041 (0)61 785 52 36
   ISIN:        CH0003245351
   Listed:      Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf,
                Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart; SIX Swiss Exchange

   End of Announcement    EQS Group News Service

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