Company / 30.09.2013

HELLA confirms company's strong development

Annual Report 2012-2013 published // Sales in the first quarter of 2013-2014 again up by 6%


Lippstadt, September 30, 2013. On Friday September 27, 2013, the shareholders' meeting for HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co. approved its annual financial statements for the fiscal year 2012-2013 (to May 31) and also confirmed its international growth course. The certified consolidated sales reached €5.0 billion (previous year €4.8 billion) and the year's operating result (EBIT) was €299 million (previous year €346 million). This corresponds to an operating profit margin of 6.0%. This positive development in a challenging market environment is attributable to HELLA's innovative lighting technology and electronics portfolio plus its good position in international growth markets.

For the current fiscal year 2013-2014, HELLA plans to continue to grow through innovation and the targeted expansion of its international presence. In the first quarter, sales increased year on year by 6% to €1.3 billion across the group. "The currently very disparate development in our regional markets shows once again how important it is that we are internationally established and have occupied attractive segments throughout the world," says Dr. Jürgen Behrend, Managing General Partner of HELLA. "We are in very good shape and able to compensate for fluctuating demand in individual regions or products. Accordingly we can look with confidence at the current financial year." For the fiscal year 2013-2014, the company expects a sales growth rate in the mid-single digits. In view of increased expenses for the expansion of the company's international structures, its results are expected to remain at roughly the level of the previous year.

More details of the company's international growth strategy and the activities of its individual business segments can be found in the new HELLA Annual Report 2012-2013, which is now available for download.

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