ElringKlinger presents preliminary results for 2023 financial year: Increased profitability, improved cash flow

  • Revenue expands by 2.7% to EUR 1,847 million (2022: EUR 1,798 million), organic revenue growth of 4.6%
  • Adjusted EBIT at EUR 100.1 million (2022: EUR 68.4 million), adjusted EBIT margin of 5.4% (2022: 3.8%) at upper end of guidance range
  • Operating free cash flow up substantially at EUR 36.7 million (2022: EUR 14.8 million)
  • Net financial debt scaled back to EUR 323 million (2022: EUR 364 million), Net debt/EBITDA ratio at 1.6 (2022: 2.1)


Dettingen/Erms (Germany), March 13, 2024 +++ Based on preliminary, unaudited figures, ElringKlinger AG can look back on a successful 2023 financial year. Compared to the previous year, the Group managed to increase revenue by 2.7% to EUR 1,847.1 million (2022: EUR 1,798.4 million). Adjusted for currency effects, revenue growth amounted to 4.6%. Sales revenue thus reached a new high, despite a loss of revenue momentum in the first half of the year due to the lower volume of orders placed by customers as part of their ongoing scheduling arrangements in the area of series production and unfavorable exchange rate movements, particularly in the second half of the year.

ElringKlinger succeeded in significantly improving both earnings and margins in the financial year just ended. The Group generated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of EUR 200.3 million (2022: EUR 174.2 million). Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (adjusted EBIT) amounted to EUR 100.1 million (2022: EUR 68.4 million), which corresponds to an adjusted EBIT margin of 5.4% (2022: 3.8%). Reported EBIT amounted to EUR 82.9 million (2022: EUR -42.2 million), which corresponds to a margin of 4.5% (2022: -2.3%). The Group thus fully met its guidance, as presented in March 2023, of an adjusted EBIT margin of around 5% for the full 2023 annual period.

Asked to comment on the preliminary results, Thomas Jessulat, Chief Executive Officer of ElringKlinger AG, said, "The economic environment in the 2023 financial year was shaped by inconsistent momentum and ongoing uncertainty. Irrespective of these external factors, our preliminary results as a whole are very encouraging. On the basis of improved earnings, we were able to expand operating free cash flow and further reduce net financial debt In its pursuit of transformation, the Group can thus continue to leverage its extremely solid and flexible position."

ElringKlinger reduced its net financial debt by a further EUR 41.0 million or 11.3% to EUR 323.2 million in the 2023 financial year (2022: EUR 364.2 million).

With EBITDA of EUR 200.3 million (2022: EUR 174.2 million), the net debt/EBITDA ratio is 1.6 (2022: 2.1). Operating free cash flow was well within positive territory at EUR 36.7 million (2022: EUR 14.8 million).

The complete and audited 2023 results, together with the 2023 annual report and the outlook for the current financial year, will be published as planned on March 27, 2024.


Preliminary, unaudited results for the 2023 financial year and the fourth quarter of 2023

in EUR millionFY 2023FY 2022∆ abs.∆ rel.Q4 2023Q4 2022∆ abs.∆ rel.
Revenue1,847.11,798.4+48.7+2.7 %439.0469.2-30.2-6.4 %
of which FX effects  -34.5-1.9 %  -10.5-2.2 %
of which M&A  +0.0+0.0 %  +0.0+0.0 %
of which organic  +83.2+4.6 %  -19.7-4.2 %
EBITDA200.3174.2+26.1+15.0 %52.357.7-5.4-9.4 %
Adjusted EBIT100.168.4+31.7+46.3 %26.333.1-6.8-20.5 %
Adjusted EBIT margin (in %)5.43.8+1.6 PP-6.07.1-1.1 PP-
EBIT82.9-42.2+125.1+>100 %18.822.6-3.8-16.8 %
EBIT margin (in %)4.5-2.3+6.8 PP-4.34.8-0.5 PP-
Operating free cash flow36.714.8+21.9+>100 %41.641.0+0.6+1.5 %
Net financial debt323.2364.2-41.0-11.3 %    
Net debt/EBITDA1.62.1-0.5-23.8 %    


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