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Basler reports business figures for 2013: Company reaches new record values
- Sales: € 65.1 million (2012: € 55.9 million, + 16%)
- Incoming orders: € 68.6 million (2012: € 60.6 million, + 13%)
- Pre-tax result: € 7.8 million (2012: € 5.6 million, + 39%)
- Free cash flow: € 5.6 million (2012: € 6.3 million, - 11%)
- Guidance for 2014: Sales € 70 - 74 million, pre-tax return rate 8 - 10 %
BASLER AG, one of the leading global manufacturers of industrial cameras, is presenting today its audited annual report 2013.
The group's sales increased in the fiscal year 2013 by 16 % to € 65.1 million (previous year: € 55.9 million). The gross profit margin increased to 49.9 % after 48.1 % in the previous year. The earnings before taxes amounted to € 7.8 million (previous year: € 5.6 million, + 39%). The pre-tax return rate amounted to 12 % (previous year: 10 %). With these results, the previous guidance communicated by the company has been achieved at the upper end.
The cash flow from operational activity amounted to € 12.1 million (previous year: € 12.6 million, - 4%). The free cash flow, calculated as the sum of cash flows from operational activity and investment, reached a value of € 5.6 million (previous year: € 6.3 million, - 11%).
In 2013, Basler AG achieved the best results in the 25 years of the company's history. With this background, Basler AG will propose to this year's shareholders' meeting the distribution of a dividend of 47 cents per share.
For the fiscal year 2014, the Basler group expects an increase of sales to € 70 to 74 million. Due to attractive growth opportunities in the industrial camera market, investments in future sales growth will be continued with unabated intensity. As far as earnings are concerned, we are assuming a solid pre-tax return rate between 8 % and 10 % depending on the sales development.
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