Marel 2012 results
Financial Statement Release
Marel 2012 results
Healthy growth in a challenging market
(All amounts in EUR)
-- Revenues for 2012 totaled 714.0 million (m), an increase of 6.8% compared
to the year before [2011: 668.4m].
-- EBITDA was 86.0m or 12.0% of revenues compared with 87.0m in 2011 [2011:
-- Operating profit was 61.1m or 8.6% of revenues compared with 62.2m in 2011
[2011: 73.2m normalized].1
-- Net result for 2012 was 35.6m compared to 34.5m in 2011. Earnings per share
were 4.88 euro cents [2011: 4.70 euro cents].
-- Cash flow remains healthy and net interest bearing debt is 243.2m at the
end of 2012 [2011: 250.5m].
-- The order book was at 125.4m at the end of the year [2011: 188.9m].
Playing on its strengths by reaping the benefits of integration and a global
network of sales and service, Marel showed solid revenue growth of 6.8%.
Marel’s core business has grown organically by 29% in the last four years, a
period which has been economically challenging.
Revenues for the year are in line with the Company’s expectations with EBIT
margin of 8.6%, below the long-term target of 10-12%. Last year was challenging
in Europe and USA with delays in high margin standard equipment whereas sales
of large projects in new markets continued to grow. Large greenfield projects
are expected to generate future revenues in the form of standard equipment and
service related revenues.
Theo Hoen, CEO:
“A healthy 6.8% growth in a challenging market is an achievement. In the last
four years we have grown immensely. We have introduced a steady pipeline of new
products, strengthened our sales and service network, and at the same time we
have merged several companies into one.
Last year we saw strong growth in our fish segment and in fourth quarter we saw
signs of a turn-around in the meat industry. We maintained our position as
market leader in further processing, and the poultry segment remained the
backbone of our revenue base with returns above target.
We expect moderate growth in 2013, assuming recovery in our established markets
in the second half of the year, in particular in USA which has been in downturn
for over two years. Looking further into the future, we believe that our
innovative products and standardization of solutions and service in all our
industries will secure strong organic growth. With increased sales of standard
solutions and focus on operational excellence we expect to be back on track
with 10-12% EBIT in the second half of 2013.”
The Company’s revenue base remains strong and can generally be divided into
three approximately equal components: 1) the sale of large systems, often for
greenfield projects, 2) the sale of stand-alone equipment and smaller
standardized systems, and 3) service and spare parts. However, last year large
projects generated around 40% of revenues, whereas standard solutions accounted
for less than 25%, lagging behind the previous two years, resulting in lower
gross profit in 2012. Marel’s poultry industry sector still accounts for over
50% of the Company’s revenues; however, there are signs that other segments may
grow faster in the coming years.
The Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 6
March 2013 that a dividend of 0.97 euro cents per share be paid for the
operational year 2012 [2011: 0.95 euro cents per share]. Based on the current
number of outstanding shares, the estimated total dividend payment will be
approximately EUR 7.1m, corresponding to about 20% of profits for the year. The
proposed dividend is in line with Marel’s targeted capital allocation and
dividend policy introduced at the 2011 AGM.
If approved by Marel’s shareholders, the Company’s shares traded on and after 7
March 2013 (Ex-Date) will be ex-dividend and the right to a dividend will be
constricted to shareholders identified in the Company’s Shareholders’ Registry
at the end of 11 March 2013, which is the proposed record date. The Board will
propose that payment date of the dividend is 5 April 2013.
Q4 2012 results
Solid revenues with lower profit margin
-- Revenues for Q4 2012 totaled 178.4m, a decrease of 3% compared to revenues
for the same period the year before [Q4 2011: 183.9m].
-- EBITDA was 19.5m, or 10.9% of revenues [Q4 2011: 27.9m].
-- Operating profit (EBIT) was 13.6m, or 7.6% of revenues [Q4 2011: 21.6m].
-- Net result was 7.1m for Q4 2012 [Q4 2011: 15.0m].
-- Operating cash flow before interest and tax remains healthy at 28.6m for Q4
compared to 19.9m in Q4 2011.
In the face of challenging economic conditions throughout 2012, Marel generated
healthy revenue stream based on its strong market position and product
pipeline. Orders received during Q4 2012 amounted to 152.3m [Q4 2011: 176.0m]
which is an increase from previous quarter. At the end of 2012, the order book
amounted to 125.4m as opposed to 188.9m at the end of the previous year.
In December 2012, Marel signed an agreement with its lenders to amend and
extend the term of present loan facilities from November 2010 by one year, or
to the end of 2016. This important achievement in global, turbulent financial
markets will lead to more efficient financing and lower financing cost.
Presentation of results, 6 February 2013
Marel will present its results at an investor meeting on Wednesday, 6 February,
at 8:30 am (GMT), at the Company’s headquarters at Austurhraun 9, Gardabaer.
The meeting will also be webcast at www.marel.com/webcast.
See complete announcement in enclosed pdf file.
Taking into account the one-off cost related to pension funding amounting to