Tenth Record-Breaking Year in a Row for ZEISS

Revenue increases by 11 percent to 6.4 billion euros - EBIT exceeds 
1 billion euros for the first time
    • All four segments contributed to growth
    • Medical technology and industrial and research solutions ensure above-average growth for the ZEISS Group
    • Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology sees strong growth with new EUV technology
    • ZEISS CEO Michael Kaschke: "As a global technology leader, ZEISS is on its way to becoming a shaper in its markets."

STUTTGART, GERMANY, 11 December 2019
The ZEISS Group continued its growth trajectory, with revenue and earnings reaching new heights in fiscal year 2018/19, which ended 30 September 2019. Revenue grew by 11 percent, reaching 6.428 billion euros (previous year: 5.817 billion euros). Adjusted for currency and acquisition effects (like-for-like), revenue rose by 8 percent. At 1.063 billion euros, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were significantly higher than the previous year (772 million euros). The EBIT margin was 17 percent. Incoming orders increased by 9 percent, reaching 6.575 billion euros for the first time.

"All ZEISS segments have developed extremely well. This is quite remarkable, especially in the midst of an uncertain economic climate and profound structural change in different industries," says President & CEO, Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke. "ZEISS has consistently prepared for these scenarios and is well-positioned for the future as well as resilient thanks to its corporate strategy, the ZEISS Agenda 2020. Moreover, as a global technology leader, ZEISS is on its way in many segments and areas to becoming a shaper in its markets."

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Phone: +49 7364 20-3242
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