Bologna, 25th July 2017 – Datalogic S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana S.p.A.: DAL), company listed in the Electronic Equity Market (MTA) – Star Segment – organised and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (“Datalogic”) and world leader in the sectors of automatic data acquisition and industrial automation, announces its preliminary sales revenue figures for the second quarter of 2017.
Valentina Volta, CEO of the Datalogic Group, comments: “The increasing demand of products and solutions for automation, quality and efficiency of processes finds a prompt reply in our new organisation model focused on clients. Second quarter preliminary revenues, the best ever in Datalogic’s history, recorded a double digit growth in Trasportation & Logistics, Manufacturing and Healthcare sectors, and highlighted a recovery of the Retail sector. We are very satisfied of the growth recorded in China and of the consolidation of our leadership position in EMEA. Satisfactory growth in booking envisages positive performance for the second part of the year as well."
Preliminary sales revenues during second quarter 2017 amount to € 157.8 million, up 7.7% compared to second quarter 2016 (+6.4% at constant EUR/USD rates).
Booking amounted to € 162.8 million during the quarter, up 10.2% compared to second quarter 2016, confirming growth forecasts for the subsequent months as well.
The Datalogic Division, which represents the Group’s core business and includes the revenues of four key sectors (Retail, Transportation & Logistics, Manufacturing and Healthcare), recorded sales of € 147.7 million, up 8.2% (+7.0% at constant EUR/USD rates) compared to second quarter 2016, with a positive performance in EMEA and in ASIA, highlighting a double digit growth in China.
The Solution Net Systems Division, specialised in providing customers of the Datalogic Group with integrated automated distribution solutions for the postal and retail segment, recorded sales of € 5.6 million, highlighting 6.9% growth compared to second quarter 2016 (+4.3% at constant EUR/USD rates), continuing to benefit from the order by Royal Mail.
The Informatics Division, active in the marketing and distribution of products and solutions to manage inventory and moveable assets, dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises, recorded sales of € 5.3 million, down by 1.9% (-4.2% at constant EUR/USD rates) compared to second quarter 2016.
At the half-yearly level, the preliminary sales revenues reflect the positive performance obtained by the divisions in the second quarter and amount to € 299.3 million, growing 6.2% compared to € 281.8 million in the first half of 2016 (+4.8% at constant exchange rates). Booking reached € 322.8 million, up 12.0% compared to the same period in 2016.
The H1 2017 results will be approved during the next Board of Directors’ meeting, scheduled for 4th August 2017.