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04.11.2020

CENIT 9 Months 2020: Sales decline by 13% compared to the previous year

Stuttgart, November 4th, 2020 - During the first nine months, CENIT group generated sales revenues of EUR k 109,710 (prior year: EUR k 126,156/-13.0%). Sales revenues in CENITs consulting and services segment decreased by -20.1% to EUR k 29,127 (prior year: EUR k 36,474). Sales of third-party software decreased by approx. -11.5% to EUR k 69,227 (prior year: EUR k 78,231). Sales proceeds from CENIT’s proprietary software decreased as well from EUR k 11,364 to EUR k 11,053 (-2.7%).

The gross profit (operating output less cost of materials) amounted to EUR k 53,977 (prior year: EUR k 63,119), representing a decrease of -14.5%. CENIT achieved EBITDA of EUR k 6,049 (prior year: EUR k 8,901/-32.0%) and EBIT of EUR k 1,672 (prior year: EUR k 4,546/-63.2%). Results per share were 0.11 EUR (prior year: 0.36 EUR).

Orders Development
During the first nine months, the group-wide order intake totaled EUR k 105,195 (prior year: EUR k 124,939). On September 30th, 2020 orders in hand amounted to EUR k 42,708 (prior year: EUR k 52,172).

Asset and Financial Situation
On the balance-sheet date, equity capital totaled EUR k 41,400 (31 Dec. 2019: EUR k 40,940), accounting for an equity ratio of 50.2% (31 Dec. 2019: 45.8%). On the balance-sheet date, bank deposits and liquid assets totaled EUR k 27,234 (31 Dec. 2019: EUR k 18,461). The operative cash flow was EUR k 12,320 (prior year: EUR k 12,540).

Employees
On September 30th, 2020, CENIT group employed 711 (prior year: 734). Group-wide personnel costs for the reporting period were EUR k 41,325 (prior year: EUR k 45,520).

Outlook
The global economic environment continues to be characterized by great uncertainties due to the corona virus pandemic, especially in our main sectors of automotive, aerospace and mechanical engineering. It therefore remains difficult to predict the negative effects.

Based on the results so far and the current business development, we expect sales in the range of EUR k 145,000 to EUR k 150,000 and EBIT of EUR k 1,500 to EUR k 2,000.

Please visit CENIT’s homepage for the full 9 Months Report 2020: www.cenit.com/reports.