Börse Express – Pfeiffer Vacuum fights above all with weak Asian business


The vacuum pump specialist Pfeiffer Vacuum
especially in the first quarter under a weak
Business in Asia suffered. There the sales went to the beginning of the year
almost 18 percent, to 54.9 million euros, as in the case of SDax
listed company announced on Tuesday in Asslar.
In Europe and America, the falls were smaller.

The company had already reported at the end of April that sales
Whole group in the first quarter due to investment restriction
Semiconductors and coating businesses at almost ten percent to 154
Millions of euros fell. Also known is the
Decrease in operating income. Earnings before interest and taxes
(Ebit) fell by one-third to 18.1 million euros.

The bottom line was a profit of 12.9 at the beginning of the year
Millions of euros, down 35 percent from a year ago. O
Order intake fell about 23 percent to almost 149 million euros
back. "The first few weeks of the second quarter show that sales
and order situation remains a weak demand in the
The semiconductor market is undermined, "said Pfeiffer-Vacuum CEO
Eric Taberlet.

He wants a year-round forecast at the Annual General Meeting on
23. Can deliver./zb/mis

    ISIN DE0006916604

AXC0093 2019-05-07 / 08: 26

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