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SMT Scharf AG reports significant Revenue and Earnings Growth in the first Half of 2021

  • Group revenue rises to EUR 30.8 million in H1 2021
  • Operating profit (EBIT) improves to EUR 3.1 million
  • Continued high order book position of EUR 45.1 million as of the reporting date
  • FY 2021 forecast raised: consolidated revenue now expected to be in a range between  EUR 72 million and EUR 77 million and EBIT between EUR 5  million and EUR 6 million
  • Tunnel Logistics: “Snowy Mountain 2.0” order drives diversification further ahead
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Climate Change widespread, rapid, and intensifying according to IPCC

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report. Many of the changes observed in the climate are unprecedented in thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of years, and some of the changes already set in motion – such as continued sea level rise – are irreversible over hundreds to thousands of years.

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Sika announces Record Results in first Half of 2021 – strong Growth in Sales and EBIT

  • Sales increase of 23.5% in local currencies
  • First-half sales at CHF 4,448.7 million (+23.1% in CHF)
  • Operating profit (EBIT) at CHF 685.9 million (+67.2%)
  • Record EBIT margin at 15.4%
  • Operating free cash flow increase at CHF 318.4 million (+26.4%)
  • Acquisition of Kreps (Russia), DriTac (USA), BR Massa (Brazil), and Hamatite (Japan)
  • Outlook for 2021 fiscal year
    • Growth in local currencies of 13%–17% (previously: double-digit sales growth in local currencies)
    • Over-proportional increase in EBIT, EBIT margin to reach 15% for the first time
  • Confirmation of 2023 strategic targets for sustainable, profitable growth
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Normet launches new Technologies for Concrete Spraying

Normet brought their sprayed concrete layer thickness control system, the SmartScan, to the market in 2019. The SmartScan is aimed at all underground sprayed concrete applications to deliver accurate and reliable sprayed concrete layer thickness information for the sprayer operator, and fast and easy reporting for management purposes.

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Goldman Sachs, Perella Weinberg Partners top M&A financial Advisers by Value in Metals & Mining Sector for Q1 2021, TD Securities led by Volume, finds GlobalData

TD Securities was the top mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financial adviser in the metals & mining sector for Q1 2021 by volume, while Goldman Sachs and Perella Weinberg Partners jointly held the top position by value. Both Goldman Sachs and Perella Weinberg Partners advised on one deal each worth US$1.7bn, which was the highest value among all the advisers. Meanwhile, TD Securities led in volume terms having advised on three deals worth US$1.2bn. A total of 374 M&A deals were announced in the sector during Q1 2021, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

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Mining is essential to stop climate Change

The mining machinery industry in Germany expects a decline in sales of 10 to 15 percent in 2020. Nevertheless, the industry is optimistic about the future, because only state-of-the-art mining technology will be able to ensure the raw materials needed for climate protection and digitization.

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Sika defies Coronavirus Crisis with Growth in local Currencies

  • Sales growth of 2.9% in local currencies to CHF 3,614.6 million (–3.2% in CHF)
  • High negative currency effect of –6.1% (impact of minus CHF 225 million in sales and CHF 29 million in EBIT)
  • Maintained high EBITDA margin of over 16% (currency adjusted absolute EBITDA was flat)
  • Operating profit (EBIT) at CHF 410.2 million (–14.8%)
  • Increased operating free cash flow amounting to CHF 254.7 million (+41.7%)
  • Closing of acquisition of Adeplast (Romania), takeover of Modern Waterproofing Group (Egypt), and buildup of a new factory in Barranquilla (Colombia)
  • Outlook for the second half of the year: Sika is expecting more favorable market conditions. With the anticipated improvement in sales volumes, the company expects an over-proportional EBIT increase for the second half of the year
  • Confirmation of 2023 strategic targets for sustainable, profitable growth
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Sika with strong Sales Growth in first Quarter – Slower in March due to Covid-19

  • Sales increase of 15.4% in local currencies to CHF 1,813.6 million (+10.3% in CHF)
  • Negative currency effect of –5.1%
  • Acquisition of Adeplast (Romania) concluded, new production facility in Sarnen (Switzerland) comes on stream
  • Outlook for 2020: forecast for 2020 not yet possible due to ongoing developments related to Covid-19
  • Confirmation of 2023 strategic targets for sustainable, profitable growth
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