QMT News: February 2012
Carl Zeiss revenue tops four billion euros for first time ever
Carl Zeiss, an international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics, ended the fiscal year 2010/11 with revenues of €4.237bn, topping the four billion euro mark for the very first time (prior year: €2.981b).

Business outside Germany accounted for 87 percent of total revenue. Particularly strong growth was observed in Asia: where, after currency adjustments, the company posted an increase of 12 percent and generated revenue totalling €626m (€542m). In America, the Carl Zeiss Group increased its revenue by 11 percent to a total of €975m  (€898m).

At the end of the fiscal year, EbIT (Earnings before Interest and Taxes) lay at €607m (€423m). Earnings before income taxes totalled €569m (€324m). Earnings after income taxes amounted to €386m (€208m).

The Industrial Metrology business group ended the fiscal year with a growth in revenue of 35 percent to a total of €394m (€292m).
The Microscopy business group increased its revenue by seven percent over the previous year to a total of €423m (€397m).

Carl Zeiss states it does not expect that the growth will continue to the same extent in the current 2011/12 fiscal year. The company anticipates a slight reduction in revenue. "The lack of economic momentum and the rampant uncertainty in the global economy, partly triggered by the problem of national debt, are currently dampening optimism," said Michael Kaschke, president and CEO of Carl Zeiss.  Nevertheless, Carl Zeiss looks with confidence to the future.and is convinced that the importance of the Asian and Latin American markets will continue to grow significantly - and develop positively - over the mid and long terms.
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