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Preliminary sales revenues in 2015 to 535.1 million Euro, up +15.2% compared to 464.5 million Euro of the previous year

In the fourth quarter of 2015 preliminary sales revenues to 143.8 million Euro, up +15.5% compared to 124.5 million Euro in the fourth quarter of 2014


Bologna, 29th January 2015 – Datalogic S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana S.p.A.: DAL), a company listed in the STAR Segment of the Italian Stock Exchange managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (“Datalogic”), a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, and world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, vision systems and laser marking equipment, announced today its preliminary revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015.

The Chairman and CEO of the Datalogic Group, Romano Volta
, commented: We are very pleased with the revenues registered in the last quarter and indeed in the whole fiscal year 2015, which highlight a better performance than the market trend, very much in line with expectations. In particular, the substantial growth rate of the ADC Division continued thanks to the launch of new products in the fixed scanners and hand-held readers sector that are enjoying a very positive trend in the American and Asian markets. The Industrial Automation Division confirmed its recovery in all reference segments and in all geographic areas with a strong recovery in North America".

Preliminary sales revenues for the fourth quarter of 2015 came in at 143.8 million Euro, with a growth of 15.5% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014 (at constant exchange rates, revenues would have been amounted to 134.8 million Euro, +8.3%).

The booking during the quarter – the orders already received - were equal to 158.2 million Euro, +21.3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014.

The ADC Division (Automatic Data Capture), specialized in the design and production of fixed retail scanners, professional handheld readers and mobile computers, registered revenues of 96.2 million Euro up by +15.7% (+8.5% at constant exchange rates) compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. The positive trend is due to important projects won in fixed retail scanners and hand-held readers in the Retail sector mainly in North America.

The Industrial Automation Division specialized in the design and production of automatic identification systems, safety, detection and marking solutions for the Industrial Automation market, registered  revenues of 42.7 million Euro, showing a growth of 21.3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2014 (+14.9% at constant exchange rates). The division also benefited from the execution of the first part of an order from Royal Mail by the Systems Business Unit, worth approximately 4.2 million Euro. Net of the results of the Systems Business Unit, the revenues of the division increased by 11.7% to 35.0 million Euro (+6.6% at constant exchange rates) thanks to a double-figure growth in the T&L in North America and in the Factory Automation in APAC.

Preliminary sales revenues for FY2015 reflect the gradual improvement achieved by all the divisions in the fourth quarter, and came in at 535.1 million Euro, with a growth of +15.2% compared to 464.5 million Euro in the first twelve months of 2014 (+5.9% at constant exchange rates). The booking reached 563.3 million Euro, with a growth of +17.6% compared to the same period of 2014.

The 2015 Group’s results will be approved during the next meeting of the Board of Directors, which will be held on March 4th, 2016.