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Signs of recovery in the third quarter

HOMAG Group: Financial figures for the first nine months of 2020

Schopfloch, November 5, 2020. In the third quarter of 2020, HOMAG Group recorded a significant improvement in order intake (+41%) and an economic recovery compared to the second quarter of 2020. Nevertheless, the nine-month figures are also affected by the corona pandemic.

"Like the entire machinery industry, we are still noticing the effects of the Corona pandemic," explains CEO Pekka Paasivaara. "However, incoming orders recovered significantly in the third quarter. The further course of the pandemic will determine whether this positive development will continue.

In the first nine months of 2020, HOMAG Group's sales revenues fell by 13 percent to EUR 833 million (prior year: EUR 957 million) and order intake by 16 percent to EUR 763 million (prior year: EUR 907 million). The order backlog as of September 30, 2020 was EUR 461 million (December 31, 2019: EUR 546 million). In the first three quarters of 2020, the HOMAG Group generated operating EBIT of EUR 20.8 million (prior year: EUR 58.5 million). As of September 30, 2020, the Group employed 6,482 people (September 30, 2019: 6,615).

According to Paasivaara, business developed differently in the global market regions: "We see a recovery especially in China and in Northern and Eastern Europe. The trend is also positive in other regions, although there we are still below pre-crisis levels".

 

Company Background

The HOMAG Group is the world's leading provider of integrated solutions for production in the woodworking industry and woodworking shops. Its 14 specialized production sites, about 20 Group-owned sales and service companies and approximately 60 exclusive sales partners worldwide make the company a unique system provider. Backed by a workforce of some 6,600 employees the HOMAG Group offers its customers solutions for digitized production, based on digital data continuity from point of sale through the entire production process, combined with a comprehensive software suite. In addition, the open ecosystem "tapio" (open Internet-of-Things platform) maps the data flow along the entire value chain of the timber industry. The HOMAG Group has been majority-owned by the Dürr Group since October 2014.

Disclaimer

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