Muehlhan AG publishes results for financial year 2022
- Operating performance positive and within expected range
- Revenues above forecast at €288.3 million
- EBIT of €12.7 million; EBIT from operations of €8.8 million
- Participation in sale of main subsidiaries through proposed dividend (€1.00) and share buyback program
- Withdrawal from stock market announced
Hamburg, April 14, 2023—2022 was a watershed year for Muehlhan AG (Open Market; ISIN DE000A0KD0F7; WKN A0KD0F) (the “company”) as the main subsidiaries, trademark rights and other assets were sold at the end of the year. In the future, the company will offer services in Russia and the Middle East, mainly in the field of passive fire protection.
The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board are proposing a dividend of €1.00 per share to the 2023 Annual General Meeting. The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board also propose giving shareholders the opportunity to sell their shares to the company as part of the Muehlhan AG share buyback program (“capital reduction by way of buyback and cancellation of the shares to be acquired”) before the company begins its withdrawal from the stock market. With the dividend and share buyback program, the shareholders can benefit from the income from company sales, as announced. Further information will be published in the invitation to the 2023 Annual General Meeting.
The operating business performed well in the 2022 financial year. Revenues fell by 3.4% year-over-year in the reporting year to €288.3 million. Comparing revenues with the previous year after adjusting for the company disposals, revenues grew by €78.8 million or 37.6%. EBIT fell from €16.7 million to €12.7 million. Both years have to be adjusted for special and non-recurring effects to enable a comparison, however. Taking these effects into account, adjusted EBIT for 2021 came to €7.7 million compared with an adjusted or operating EBIT in the reporting year of €8.8 million. The EBIT margin for the operating business contracted from 3.7% to 3.1%. Consolidated income decreased by €3.4 million to €6.4 million. After deducting minority interests, earnings of €3.6 million are attributable to Muehlhan’s shareholders, compared with €8.3 million the previous year. Cash flow from operating activities was positive at €5.2 million, mainly because factoring/sale of certain receivables was started in the year under review to strengthen liquidity.
The Executive Board and Supervisory Board are planning revenues of €15 million to €20 million and EBIT break-even for 2023. Cash flow from operating activities is expected to break even. We must bear in mind that the war in Ukraine may have an adverse effect, particularly on the activities of Muehlhan’s Russian company.
The company’s key performance indicators are shown in the following table:
Earnings from operations before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)
Earnings from operations (EBIT)
Earnings before income taxes (EBT)
Consolidated income attributable to shareholders of Muehlhan AG
Earnings per share from continuing operations
Cash flow from operating activities
Investments in property, plant and equipment (not incl. leases)
December 31, 2022
December 31, 2021
Employees (annual average)
1 Fixed assets: total of non-current assets less deferred tax assets.
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