Arbon, Switzerland, 28 February 2017 – Group revenue rose by 5.7% compared with the previous year to CHF 995.4 million (2015 figure: CHF 941.4 million). When adjusted for currency and acquisition effects, this represents an increase of 0.9%. In contrast to the previous year, Arbonia has attained initial improvements in operative performance. EBITDA increased to CHF 68.7 million, a result that is more than double that of the previous year, which was greatly affected by restructuring (2015: CHF 26.6 million) and is now 6.9% of revenue. EBIT amounted to CHF 29.1 million. The Arbonia Group's operating income after tax during the reporting year again yielded a positive result, amounting to CHF 7.6 million, after a high loss in the previous year. Initial inclusion of the Looser Group acquired during the financial year in the consolidated financial statement on 31 December 2016 only impacts the financial year in the consolidated balance sheet as of 31 December 2016.
Alexander von Witzleben
Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO
Head of Corporate Communications
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