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Cavotec SA — 3Q15 Report

12:00 / 5 November 2015 Cavotec Press release

Cavotec SA — 3Q15 Report

  -- Revenues reached EUR 53.3 million (3Q14: 68.1), a decrease of 21.8%.
  -- Operating result (EBIT) ended with a profit of EUR 0.1 million (3Q14: 7.6),
     corresponding to a margin of 0.2% (3Q14: 11.2%). Adjusted operating result
     (EBIT) was EUR 0.5 million compared to EUR 8.6 million in 3Q14.
  -- Net result for the period was negative at EUR 4.0 million (3Q14: 9.5).
  -- Order intake amounted to EUR 45.2 million (3Q14: 53.1), a decrease of
  -- Order book increased 21.3% to EUR 122.5 million (FY14: 101.0).
  -- Book to bill ratio at 1.14x compared to 1.06x in 9M14.

CEO's comment

Cavotec’s 3Q15 was challenging with revenues amounting to EUR 53.3 million, a
21.8% decrease compared to 3Q14, mainly due to the delivery of some larger
projects delayed to 4Q15. Similar to last quarter, currency exchange
differences made a positive impact on quarterly revenues. Gross margin remained
stable for the quarter. 

During the quarter we were awarded three separate orders for our innovative
MoorMaster™ automated mooring technology. In the largest of these projects,
Cavotec is to supply six MoorMaster™ units for the two locks on the US side of
the St. Lawrence Seaway. The second order comes from SeaRoad Holdings, a
leading Australian transport and logistics provider which purchased two
additional MoorMaster™ units to supplement their existing installations in
Devonport and Melbourne. The third order is for an installation in
Newfoundland, eastern Canada, where four MoorMaster™ units are to be installed
for the Portugal Cove - Bell Island passenger ferry service. 

We also witnessed two important R&D milestones with the development and launch
of a new 400Hz converter and a new sub-freeze Pre-Conditioned Air system; both
designed, engineered and manufactured at Cavotec Inet in the USA. These
products will provide us with an important competitive edge in the airport
ground support equipment market. 

3Q15 order intake declined 15% year-over-year while our order book has grown
21.3% to EUR 122.5 million from the year-end, with a strong contribution from
the Airports Market Unit. 

Looking ahead

Looking at the immediate road ahead, 4Q15 looks to be a new milestone in
Cavotec’s history and we are working full speed, including double shifts at our
manufacturing facilities, to meet our customers’ expectations. We have also
recently opened an additional assembly facility in Shanghai, China and have
taken steps to expand our manufacturing capacity at Cavotec Specimas in Italy.
Nevertheless, as a result of the unprecedented amount of deliveries scheduled
for these coming months, I expect that this will, in some cases, lead to
deliveries being delayed to 1Q16. 

Our MoorMaster™ technology undoubtedly remains one of the key pillars for
Cavotec’s future growth, and with the new developments we have planned for this
system and the increasing acceptance from the market, it has great long-term
growth potential. Our Alternative Maritime Power systems for ships are also
well positioned for growth, particularly as governing bodies worldwide increase
their focus on reducing vessel emissions. Similarly, our existing product range
for airports, complemented by the recent product developments, put us in a
leadership position by offering a truly comprehensive product range for our

Cavotec has excellent long-term prospects and, together with targeted M&A, we
are set for growth over the coming years. I am confident in the revised FY15
guidance released on 19th October for revenues between EUR 230 and 235 million
and a somewhat reduced level of profitability compared to FY14. 


This is a summary of the 3Q15 report published today. The complete 3Q15 report
and full year summary with tables is available at Investors should not rely on summaries
only, but should review the complete reports with tables. 

For further details, please contact:

Michael Scheepers

Group Director, IR & Corporate Communications

+41795024010 or

The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of
Cavotec SA under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial
Instruments Trading Act. This information was publicly communicated on 5
November 2015 at 12:00 CET.

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