Bologna, 21st April 2016 - 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 first quarter of 2016.
The Chairman and CEO of the Datalogic Group, Romano Volta, stated: “Preliminary first quarter revenues confirm the positive trend in all divisions, especially in Europe, which is Datalogic's primary market. Growth was sustained for the ADC Division also in the United States, following the positive trend in fixed retail scanners and mobile computers. The Industrial Automation Division is seeing double-digit growth thanks to excellent performance in Europe and to the order by Royal Mail”.
Preliminary sales revenues for the first quarter of 2016 came in at 135.4 million Euro, with a growth of 10.7% compared to the first quarter of 2015 (at constant exchange rates, revenues would have been amounted to 134.0 million Euro, +9.6%).
Booking during the quarter - orders already received – amounted to €140.5 million, down 1.6% compared to first quarter 2015. This decline is mainly due to a large order received in first quarter 2015 in the North American retail segment: net of this order, booking would have grown by 5.6%.
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 93.2 million Euro up by +10.9% (+9.9% at constant exchange rates) compared to the first quarter of 2015. The trend was particularly positive in the Retail segment, both in Europe as well as 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 35.5 million Euro, showing a growth of 11.8% compared to the first quarter of 2015 (+10.9% at constant exchange rates). Net of the results of the Systems Business Unit, which benefited from the order received from Royal Mail, the revenues of the division increased by 6.5% to 30.7 million Euro (+5.9% at constant exchange rates).
The Group’s results of the first quarter of 2016 will be approved by Datalogic’s Board of Directors on May 13th, 2016.