The high-tech Carl Zeiss Group has brought fiscal year 2005/06 to a very successful close, reaching new record levels in revenues and EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes). Provisional figures for the fiscal year that ended on September 30 showed double-digit growth in revenues and incoming orders.
Sales revenues of the Carl Zeiss Group rose ten percent to EUR 2,433 million (last year EUR 2,217 million), primarily through organic growth.
EBIT grew by 25 percent to EUR 313 million (last year EUR 250 million), placing the company’s EBIT margin at just under 13 percent. “Carl Zeiss has become even stronger. We have improved in all areas and are strengthening our competitive position. In general, our growth rates are higher than the market development,” summarised Dr. Dieter Kurz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG.
The Industrial Metrology Group generated EUR 278 million revenue during fiscal year 2005/06 (2004/05 EUR 247 million), thus exceeding the previous year by 13 percent. Software and systems solutions were the main contributors to this success.
An upswing in European markets was noticeable, particularly in the second half of the fiscal year. The most important Asian and American markets also posted a substantial increase in revenues. Growth of over 30 percent was achieved in Asia.
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