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28.02.2023 Arbonia annual results 2022 and outlook 2023

Arbonia annual results 2022 and outlook 2023

Arbon, 28 February 2023 – The reporting year of Arbonia was characterised by considerable upheavals in both divisions, which increased significantly in the course of the year: 

The 1st half of 2022 was still characterised by stable sales volumes and benefited from the previous year’s high order volumes, among other things. This was despite the fact that a considerable pressure on the margins was already noticeable at that time due to the inflation trend that had set in for all raw materials and energy. The price increases implemented with customers in the 2nd half of 2022 caused margins to improve significantly. As a result, it was possible to reduce the material ratio from 51.4% to 49.4%. 

However, during the 2nd half of 2022, particularly in the 4th quarter, there was a proper slump in orders from wholesalers for stock items such as radiators and standard doors. Economic uncertainties led to significant destocking and a change in ordering behaviour among customers towards short-term ordering. The energy crisis, which persisted throughout the financial year, also burdened the 2nd half of the reporting year with an additional CHF 5.1 million compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, the geopolitical situation resulting from the war in Ukraine impacted the operating activities of both divisions due to the lost volumes and revenues in the affected markets in Eastern Europe.

Arbonia was able to increase revenues in the financial year 2022 by 1.3% to CHF 1'202.1 million; growth was 5.5% without the influence of currency and acquisition effects (organic). EBITDA without one-time effects1 fell from CHF 134.3 million to CHF 112.4 million; with one-time effects, EBITDA reached 108.3 million compared to CHF 124.7 million in the previous year. This corresponds to a reduction in the EBITDA margin (without one-time effects) from 11.3% in the previous year to 9.4%; with one-time effects, the EBITDA margin fell from 10.5% to 9.0%. As a result, EBIT without one-time effects also fell from CHF 67.0 million to CHF 41.4 million; with one-time effects, EBIT fell from CHF 53.3 million to CHF 37.0 million. This corresponds to a decrease in the EBIT margin without one-time effects from 5.6% to 3.4%; with one-time effects, the EBIT margin fell from 4.5% to 3.1%. The Group result with one-time effects (from continuing operations) fell as a result from CHF 27.5 million in the previous year to CHF 20.7 million. Without one-time effects, the Group result fell from CHF 41.1 million to CHF 23.9 million. 

1 Explanations, definitions, and reconciliations for the Alternative Performance Measures are found in the Annual Report 2022 on pages 227 – 231.

Fabienne Zürcher
Head Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
T +41 71 447 45 54

12.01.2023 Arbonia with challenging second half-year of 2022

Arbonia with challenging second half-year of 2022

Arbon, 12 January 2023 – The financial year 2022 was challenging due to increased material and logistics costs, material shortages, a dramatic rise in energy costs, increased interest rates, and the Swiss franc significantly appreciating. In general, this situation did not ease in the second half-year of 2022 due to factors such as energy costs continuing to rise. 

The situation was made worse by a rapid destocking among all major customers in the fourth quarter of 2022. This significant and unexpected volume reduction, particularly affecting radiators, shower enclosures, and to some extent doors, resulted in the margin being negatively affected as a contrast to the strong performance that is normally seen in the construction industry during the second half-year. However, the growth businesses strategically built up in recent years (for heat pumps, ventilation units, underfloor heating and energy storage) performed in a positive manner, demonstrating high double digit volume growth in. 

Despite achieving organic growth of slightly above 5% resulting in revenues of around CHF 1.2 billion, the EBITDA margin without one-time effects will be around 9.5%.*

Fabienne Zürcher
Head Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
T +41 71 447 45 54


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