The Zeiss Group has reported a strong performance in fiscal year 2017-18, the period ending 30 September 2018. The company said it achieved record-breaking revenue and earnings.
Revenue increased by 9% to €5.817 billion (previous year: €5.348 billion). After currency adjustments, revenue rose by 12%.
Earnings performance helped fully compensate for the unfavorable currency effects.
At €772 million, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were slightly higher than the previous year (€770 million). The EBIT margin was 13%. Order intake increased by 7%, totaling €6.046 billion.
“All Zeiss segments and regions contributed to this result. Our innovative products for the semiconductor industry and medical technology in particular ensured significantly greater, above-market growth dynamics,” commented Professor Dr Michael Kaschke, president and chief executive officer of Zeiss.
“With our consistent focus on innovations, investments and expansion, we have our sights set squarely on our goal of achieving €6 billion in revenue,” Professor Kaschke said, looking ahead to fiscal year 2018-19.