14.08.2019 - 08:17 Uhr

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Reports Results for the First Half Year 2019

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, DE000A1681X5

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SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Reports Results for the First Half Year 2019

- Sales at prior-year level

- Significant increase in sales expected for second half

- EBIT positive at EUR 1.6 million

- Large-scale projects for Solar delayed

- New work areas attract additional order intake

Kahl am Main, August 14, 2019 - The SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) reports half-year sales for 2019 of EUR 44.1 million, which is at the prior-year level of EUR 46.4 million. In the second quarter 2019 sales in the amount of EUR 23.3 million (previous year: EUR 29.1 million) were booked. In the entire first half of 2019 earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were positive at EUR 1.6 million (previous year: EUR -1.2 million). In the second quarter 2019 the EBIT was also positive at EUR 0.5 million (previous year: EUR 0.4 million). The EBITDA was considerably improved to EUR 3.6 million compared with the first six months one year ago, during which EUR -0.3 million were recorded.

In the first six months of the business year 2019 a gross margin in the amount of 32.3 % (previous year: 28.8 %) was achieved. The company currently still expects that sales as well as the EBIT will increase substantially in the second half of the year. The order intake in the first half of 2019 came to EUR 27.1 million (previous year: EUR 65.0 million). As of June 30, 2019, the order backlog stood at EUR 49.0 million.

In the Solar segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES sees great potential for machines in particular for the CIGS technology. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, CEO of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES, comments: "It is our target to continue to use this potential and we assume that the currently delayed contract signings will be closed in a timely manner." As expected, the new segment Life Science is developing positively. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES combines in the segment Life Science the product solutions for Medical Technology, Decorative Coatings as well as machine and service solutions within the Optical Disc segment. The orders for the new work areas Decorative Coating and Medical Technology show that SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES continues to consistently implement its plans for additional diversification. This new segment should perform favorably overall and make contributions to sales and earnings.

The headcount within the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Group increased slightly to 360 employees as of June 30, 2019 (December 31, 2018: 343 employees).

For the current business year, pursuant to IFRS, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES expects a further increase in sales and earnings compared with the previous business year 2018. The key sales and earnings drivers are expected to originate from the Solar division and here from large project orders from several customers for investments in production lines for CIGS solar modules. The basis for these increases is in particular the timely realization of the current major projects for the planned expansions and new CIGS sites of CNBM, respectively.

With regards to the forecasts for the business year 2019 the Executive Board assumes that the signing of the delivery contracts and the receipt of the corresponding prepayments will still materialize in the next couple of weeks. Shortly after that, the customers have to make prepayments in order to operatively start the projects. This is the prerequisite for the projects to make substantial sales and earnings contributions in the current business year. Pursuant to these assumptions, the Executive Board still expects a significant increase in sales within the group of companies in the business year 2019 within a range of EUR 135.0 million to EUR 155.0 million. The operating earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) should most probably also develop favorably and are projected to be in a range between EUR 6.0 million to EUR 11.0 million.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES assumes that in particular the global climate policies will result in further expanding solar markets and therefore also in further increasing business activities. With its products, the company is positioned in a favorable market environment. The new work areas Medical Technology and Decorative Coatings should also contribute to an increase in sales and earnings.

1st Half Year   2018 2019 Revenue (gross) million EUR 46.4 44.1 Order intake million EUR 65.0 27.1 Order backlog (06/30) million EUR 125.3 49.0 EBIT million EUR -1.2 1.6 EBITDA million EUR -0.3 3.6 Earnings before taxes million EUR -2.3 0.5 Profit/loss for the period million EUR -2.4 0 Employees (06/30)   318 360 Earnings per share, basic EUR -0.27 0  

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES - Innovations for New Technologies SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES develops and assembles innovative machines and systems for efficient and resource-saving production processes, which are used worldwide in the solar, semiconductor, medical technology, consumer goods and optical disc sectors.

The company's core competencies include various processes of coating technology, surface treatment and wet-chemical and thermal production processes.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Hanauer Landstrasse 103, D-63796 Kahl/Main, WKN A1681X / ISIN DE000A1681X5 Contact: Maren Schuster, Investor Relations, Tel.: + 49 (0) 160 9609 0279 Bernhard Krause, Corporate Communications, Tel.: + 49 (0) 1709202924 Email: bernhard.krause@singulus.de

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Language: English Company: SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG Hanauer Landstrasse 103 63796 Kahl am Main

Germany Phone: +49 (0)1709202924 Fax: +49 (0)6188 440-110 E-mail: bernhard.krause@singulus.de Internet: www.singulus.de ISIN: DE000A1681X5, DE000A2AA5H5 WKN: A1681X, A2AA5H Listed: Regulated Market in Berlin, Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 857105   End of News DGAP News Service

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