Stuttgart, August 3, 2021 – After six months, CENIT Group generated sales revenues of EUR 73,928 k (previous year: EUR 74,689 k/-1.0%). Sales revenues in the CENIT consulting and services segment decreased by -8.2% to EUR 18,698 k (previous year: EUR 20,378 k). Sales of third-party software increased by 1.8% to EUR 47,552 k (prior year: EUR 46,701 k). Sales of CENIT’s own software also increased from EUR 7,323 k to EUR 7,665 k (+4.7%).
Gross profit (operating performance less cost of materials) amounted to EUR 37,620 k (previous year: EUR 36,878 k) and thus increased by 2.0%. CENIT achieved EBITDA of EUR 3,520 k (previous year: EUR 3,808 k/-7.6%) and EBIT of EUR 936 k (previous year: EUR 781 k/+19.8%). Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.05 (previous year: EUR 0.04).
Looking at the second quarter of 2021 alone, a consistently positive development can be noticed compared to the second quarter of 2020. Thus, consolidated sales increased by 6.3% to EUR 37,706 k (previous year: EUR 35,461 k), EBITDA increased by 82.7% to EUR 2,686 k (previous year: EUR 1,470 k) and EBIT amounted to EUR 1,458 k after EUR -24 k in the previous year. The development of sales with own software (+11.6%) as well as with third-party software (+4.1%) is also particularly pleasing.
Incoming orders in the Group amounted to EUR 82,837 k as of June 30, 2021 (previous year: EUR 80,087 k). The order backlog amounted to EUR 46,745 k (previous year: EUR 52,620 k).
Asset and Financial Situation
As of the balance sheet date, equity amounted to EUR 39,233 k (Dec. 31, 2020: EUR 42,723 k). The equity ratio amounted to 45.4% (Dec. 31, 2020: 51.2%). Bank balances and cash and cash equivalents amounted to EUR 29,524 k as of the balance sheet date (Dec. 31, 2020: EUR 26,056 k). The operating cash flow reached EUR 9,714 k (previous year: EUR 9,414 k).
As of June 30, 2021, the number of employees in the Group was 695 (previous year: 717). Personnel expenses amounted to EUR 29,767 k in the CENIT Group in the reporting period (previous year: EUR 28,650 k).
For the current year, the CENIT Group expects sales of around EUR 152,000 k and earnings (EBIT) of around EUR 4,900 k, provided that the general conditions do not deteriorate significantly due to the Corona pandemic.
Please visit CENIT’s homepage for the half-year financial report 2021: www.cenit.com/reports.
CENIT is your partner for successful digital transformation. With a broad solutions and services portfolio, CENIT enables clients to optimize their horizontal and vertical business processes. Our solutions are based on innovative technologies in: product lifecycle management, the digital factory and enterprise information management. With interdisciplinary knowledge of the processes involved and their considerable expertise in the field, CENIT consultants provide customers with end-to-end advice to ensure that solutions are implemented with an understanding of the entire value chain. With a holistic approach and based on trusted partnerships, CENIT takes responsibility for solutions on behalf of our clients. From the initial consultation to the introduction of innovative IT solutions, right through to ensuring a cost-effective operation. The CENIT team adapts to each client, taking a practical approach, which enables measurable, operational optimizations. CENIT has been helping prestigious customers in key industries to gain competitive advantages for more than 30 years! CENIT has around 750 employees worldwide who work with customers from: automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, tool and mold manufacturing, financial services, and trade and consumer products industries.
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