2/16/2017 8:00 AM
NIBE reports a significant increase in both sales and profit in the company’s 2016 year-end report.
“2016 was a strong year for NIBE with a considerable increase in both sales and profit. The year was distinguished by an intense period of acquisitions, primarily in North America, stable organic growth and a successful preferential rights issue, together ensuring good future growth,” said Gerteric Lindquist, MD and Group CEO of NIBE.
“The sales target of SEK 20 billion by 2020 now seems within reach – when the acquired companies are included calculated on a rolling 12-month basis, the Group’s sales amount to more than SEK 17 billion. The acquisition of Enertech Group was approved by the Swedish Competition Authority and it will be consolidated as of 1 March 2017.”
“The recent acquisitions strengthen NIBE Climate Solutions’ position and it is now one of the leading suppliers of sustainable end-to-end solutions in climate control in both Europe and North America.”
“Thanks to long-term, passionate, methodical efforts, the NIBE Element business area has now definitely exceeded a 10% operating margin, and by a good margin.”
“The NIBE Stoves business area has also passed a milestone. With the partial acquisition of Canadian company Fireplace International Ltd, it now has a solid platform in North America and Australia.”
“We have a timely product programme and business philosophy. Profitability is stable and we’re well prepared for additional acquisitions. In a world where it is difficult to make predictions, we remain cautiously optimistic about 2017.”
NIBE Industrier AB is required to disclose the information in this press release under the Market Abuse Regulation and NASDAQ Stockholm’s rules and regulations for issuers. The information was submitted through Benny Torstensson for publication on 16 February 2017 at 08:00 CET.
A teleconference (in English) will be held for press and analysts today (+46 8 566 426 97) at 11:00 a.m. with CEO Gerteric Lindquist and CFO Hans Backman.
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Benny Torstensson CIO: +46 433 73 070
Christel Fritiofsson Investor Relations Manager: +46 433 73 078