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DATA MODUL was able to continue its growth course and closed the 2018 financial year with strong key figures above the previous year's level. The consistent continuation of the strategy program enabled a combination of further sales growth with rising results and sets a clear sign for the future viability of the group.
In the fourth quarter, DATA MODUL generated a revenue of 59.4 million euros (previous year: 53.7 million euros), an increase of 10.6%. In line with the good final quarter figure, Group revenue for the total of 2018 rose by 10.6% to 241.4 million euros (previous year: 218.3 million euros). The international orientation of DATA MODUL was reflected in the consistently high export ratio of 49.1% (previous year: 49.9%). With a strong fourth quarter of 5.8 million euros (previous year: 3.5 million euros), the Group's EBIT reached a total value for the financial year of 20.8 million euros (previous year: 15.9 million euros) and thus an EBIT return of 8.6% (previous year: 7.3%). Orders received of EUR 253.8 million (previous year: 232.0 million euros) with a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05 and the high order backlog of 122.0 million euros (previous year: EUR 108.8 million) at the reporting date reached a new high of 9.4% and 12.1%, respectively.
Group Key Figures
|Annual net profit||14,277||10,623||34.4%|
|Earnings per share (in euros)||4.05||3.01||34.6%|
|Employees (annual average)||445||403||10.4%|
The Management Board and Supervisory Board propose to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 2.00 shall be distributed to shareholders for the financial year 2018.
The positive business development is expected to continue in the further course of the year, the framework conditions for further growth will be created through the consistent implementation of strategic goals and investments in the future. The new strategy program "Touch Tomorrow 2023" is designed to increase global competitiveness and innovation and to further develop the international hubs. The Management Board expects a good 2019 financial year for DATA MODUL due to the continuing positive business development and the predominantly positive economic environment.