Welcome!

News Feed Item

Gerresheimer With a Solid Start of Financial Year 2014

DUESSELDORF, Germany, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



  • Revenues up 0.3% to EUR 297.5m (+3.2% at constant exchange rates) 
  • Adjusted EBITDA rises 3.3% to EUR 47.6m (EUR 49.1m at constant exchange rates) 
  • Net income grows by 0.8% to EUR 10.3m 
  • Adjusted earnings per share up 5.6% to EUR 0.38 
  • Guidance for financial year 2014 confirmed 

The full press release including tables is available at: http://www.presseportal.de/pm/9072/gerresheimer-ag?keygroup=dokument

Gerresheimer AG, one of the leading partners to the pharma and healthcare industry worldwide, began financial year 2014 with a solid start."I am satisfied with our performance in the first quarter of 2014.Our expectation is unchanged that we will meet our targets for 2014.We will continue to invest in promising projects in Europe, the Americas and emerging markets to lay the basis for further profitable growth," said Uwe Röhrhoff, CEO of Gerresheimer AG. 

Gerresheimer generated revenues of EUR 297.5m in the first quarter of financial year 2014 (December 1, 2013 to November 30, 2014), marking 0.3% revenue growth on the prior-year quarter. At constant exchange rates, revenues came to EUR 304.2m, representing growth of 3.2%. As expected, the Primary Packaging Glass and Life Science Research (laboratory glassware) divisions experienced a decline in demand during the first month of the first quarter due to destocking by a number of North American pharmaceutical customers. Demand for cosmetic glass was likewise slow at the beginning of the first quarter. There were already clear signs of improvement by the end of the quarter. Revenues went up substantially on customer-specific drug-delivery devices such as insulin pens, inhalers, prefillable syringe systems and pharmaceutical plastic packaging.

The Company generated adjusted EBITDA of EUR 47.6m in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 3.3% on the prior-year figure. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 16% in the first quarter, half a percentage point up on the 15.5% prior-year figure. The margin showed a slight improvement across all three divisions. Net income went up by 0.8% to EUR 10.3m. Adjusted earnings per share, at EUR 0.38, exceeded the EUR 0.36 recorded in the prior-year quarter.

As planned, Gerresheimer incurred capital expenditure of EUR 21.7m in the first quarter. Capital expenditure focused on adding production capacity for medical plastic systems such as insulin pens and inhalers in Horsovsky Tyn, Czech Republic, and Peachtree City, USA.

Outlook 

As before, the Company anticipates revenue growth of 4% to 6% at constant exchange rates for financial year 2014. Gerresheimer continues to expect adjusted EBITDA to be in a range of between EUR 250m and EUR 265m at constant exchange rates. Capital expenditure in financial year 2014 will be on a par with the preceding financial year, representing some 9% to 10% of exchange rate adjusted revenues.

The Q1 report is online available here: http://gerresheimer.com/en/investor-relations/reports

The online annual report 2013 is available here: http://annualreport2013.gerresheimer.com

Jens Kürten, Director Corporate Communication & Marketing, Tel: +49-211-6181-250, Fax: +49-211-6181-241, E-Mail [email protected]

http://www.gerresheimer.com

SOURCE Gerresheimer AG

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We are an all-flash array storage provider but our focus has been on VM-aware storage specifically for virtualized applications," stated Dhiraj Sehgal of Tintri in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2017 New York The 7th Internet of @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flo...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
When it comes to cloud computing, the ability to turn massive amounts of compute cores on and off on demand sounds attractive to IT staff, who need to manage peaks and valleys in user activity. With cloud bursting, the majority of the data can stay on premises while tapping into compute from public cloud providers, reducing risk and minimizing need to move large files. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Scott Jeschonek, Director of Product Management at Avere Systems, discussed the IT and busin...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web co...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
Get deep visibility into the performance of your databases and expert advice for performance optimization and tuning. You can't get application performance without database performance. Give everyone on the team a comprehensive view of how every aspect of the system affects performance across SQL database operations, host server and OS, virtualization resources and storage I/O. Quickly find bottlenecks and troubleshoot complex problems.
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Unsecured IoT devices were used to launch crippling DDOS attacks in October 2016, targeting services such as Twitter, Spotify, and GitHub. Subsequent testimony to Congress about potential attacks on office buildings, schools, and hospitals raised the possibility for the IoT to harm and even kill people. What should be done? Does the government need to intervene? This panel at @ThingExpo New York brings together leading IoT and security experts to discuss this very serious topic.