08 feb: Salg af miljødivisionen
09 feb: Årsrapport 2016
09-02-2017 06:59:44

GN Store Nord Annual Report 2016

Relateret indhold
16 maj - 
Tirsdagens aktier: Pandora i nyt fald - TDC op på branc..
16 maj - 
Aktier/middag: Pandora tager nyt dyk i kølvand på udbyt..
16 maj - 
Aktier/åbning: Pandora og Mærsk tynger fladt C20 Cap
Relateret debat
23 maj - 
Det sludder har jeg fra GN. Læs nu nyheden fra i ..
23 maj - 
Hvor har du det sludder fra, at de skulle være g&..
23 maj - 
Det er der ingen der kan svar på. Har selv den ov..

Copenhagen, 2017-02-09 06:59 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

12% revenue growth and 14% earnings growth – delivered on guidance

  • Revenue increased by 12% to DKK 8,651 million. Organic growth was 6%

  • EBITA reached DKK 1,583 million, equivalent to a 14% increase, driven by strong revenue growth

  • Cash generation was strong in 2016. Cash conversion reached 74%, an increase of 30 percentage points compared to 2015

  • DKK 1.4 billion was returned to shareholders as dividends and share buybacks 

  • With the launch of the new strategy for 2017-2019 “Hear More, Do More, Be More”, GN targets to continue to deliver strong profitable growth

In the last year of the strategy period 2014-2016, INNOVATION & GROWTH, GN again delivered strong profitable growth in both GN Hearing and GN Audio. GN entered 2017 stronger than ever and is well positioned to execute on the strategy for 2017 - 2019 “Hear More, Do More, Be More”. This strategy will reinforce innovation, commercial and people excellence and expand GN’s share of the hearing aid and headset markets.

In 2016, GN strengthened its unique market position in medical, professional and consumer segments with industry leading ReSound Smart Hearing aid technology and cutting-edge Jabra headsets. With its purpose to make life sound better, GN will continue to drive hearing aid and headset performance with its flagship brands ReSound and Jabra. The GN Group’s new brand proposition expresses the benefits that the products and solutions under the ReSound and Jabra brands offer to users: Intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible.

In 2016, GN Hearing gained market share for the 6th consecutive year underlining the continuing strong momentum. Strong commercial execution led to revenue growth driven by the flagship product ReSound LiNX2

GN Hearing further strengthened its focus and strategic direction as a dedicated hearing instrument company; GN Hearing strengthened its footprint in North America with the acquisition of Audigy Group, a preeminent provider of business and performance management solutions to independent hearing care professionals and leading University programs. GN Hearing signed an agreement to divest Otometrics to Natus Medical and at the same time formed a strategic partnership with Natus Medical.  

In 2016, GN Audio continued to deliver outstanding performance with increasing revenue and earnings. This was driven by a leading product portfolio and relentless focus on commercialization.

GN Audio achieved significant market share gains in the important CC&O market with strong growth across geographies and channels.

GN Audio improved its presence in North America in 2016 with the acquisition of VXi Corporation, a leading innovative US based manufacturer of professional headset solutions.  

Financial highlights Q4 2016  

  • GN Store Nord recorded 10% revenue growth in Q4 2016, of which 3% was organic. EBITA increased by 21% to DKK 593 million as the EBITA margin increased by 2.2 percentage points

  • GN Hearing’s revenue increased by 10% in Q4 2016. Organic growth was 1% despite a tough comparison base in Q4 2015. EBITA increased by 18% to DKK 361 million, with the EBITA margin reaching 26.0% compared to 24.2% in Q4 2015

  • GN Audio delivered an increase of 11% in revenue in Q4 2016, where 6% was organic growth, driven by strong performance in the CC&O business. EBITA increased by 20% to DKK 253 million, with the EBITA margin reaching 22.6% compared to 20.9% in Q4 2015

Shareholder returns – Dividend and share buybacks proposal

At the annual general meeting on 14 March 2017, the Board of Directors will propose a dividend of DKK 1.15 per share, compared to DKK 0.99 in 2015, equivalent to DKK 178 million for the financial year 2016. 

As part of the recently announced 2017 - 2019 strategy, the Board of Directors also intends to undertake a share buyback program of total DKK 3 billion. The first part of the program, a DKK 1 billion one year program, will be proposed at the upcoming annual general meeting.  

Financial guidance 2017

GN expects to continue to deliver solid organic revenue in 2017 driven by the cornerstones of the strategy for 2017 - 2019: Innovation, Commercial and People Excellence. The topline growth is expected to translate into continued strong profitability levels in both GN Hearing and GN Audio.

The financial guidance for 2017 is closely linked to the recently announced financial targets for the strategy period 2017 - 2019. In the period, GN Hearing expects annual organic revenue growth of 6 - 8% with an EBITA margin of 20 - 22% and GN Audio expects annual organic revenue growth of 6 - 9% with an EBITA margin of 17 - 19%.  

Guidance for 2017:

 

GN Hearing

GN Audio

Organic revenue growth

> 6%

> 6%

EBITA margin

> 20%

> 17%

Effective tax rate

~22%

EBITA in Other is expected to be around DKK (125) million. The costs primarily reflects costs from Group Functions including new business opportunities and research projects.

In 2017, GN Store Nord expects a mid-teens percent increase in earnings per share (EPS).

Quotes from executive management

Anders Hedegaard, CEO of GN Hearing, said: “For the 6th consecutive year, GN Hearing gained market share in a hearing aid market that in 2016 was very competitive. This achievement was driven by our ability to drive commercial excellence through our market leading innovative product portfolio. In 2016, we also laid the foundation for an even more focused hearing instrument company with the strategic acquisition of Audigy and the divestment of Otometrics”.

René Svendsen-Tune, CEO of GN Audio, said: “In 2016, GN Audio continued to deliver strong revenue and earnings growth through an exceptionally strong CC&O performance. We have gained significant market share as a result of our innovative product portfolio as well as effective commercial execution. Also, we further strengthened our position in the important North American market with the acquisition of VXi Corporation”.

Marcus Desimoni, CFO of GN Store Nord, said: “In 2016, we delivered on our full year guidance. Our stated commitment to deliver cash flow and cash conversion in line with our peers was also achieved in 2016. Earnings per share expansion was very strong. In line with our commitment to ensure attractive shareholder returns, we returned a total of DKK 1.4 billion to shareholders as a combination of dividends and share buybacks”.

Teleconference

GN Store Nord will host a teleconference at 11.00 a.m. CET today. Please visit www.gn.com to access the teleconference. Presentation material will be available on the website prior to the start of the teleconference.

 

For further information please contact:

Peter Justesen

VP – Investor Relations & Treasury

GN Store Nord A/S

Tel: +45 45 75 87 16

Vedhæftet fil: GNSN_Annual_Report_2016.pdf

Opret kommentar

Relateret debat

  • 1 uge
  • 1 måned
  • 1 År
Ingen indlæg

Dong-topchef om salg af oliedivision: Den samlede pris er rigtig fin

24-05-2017 16:33:25
Flere iagttagere har kaldt salgsprisen for Dongs olie- og gasforretning lav, men hos energiselskabet selv mener man, at prisen er rigtig god, når man ser på det samlede regnestykke.Sådan lyder det fra Dongs administrerende direktør, Henrik Poulsen, efter at selskabet onsdag har gjort klar til et salg til den britiske kemikoncern Ineos.- Vi har fået en rigtig fin pris for forretningen. Vi har fået ..

Nordex-Acciona/dir: Har rigtig godt momentum i USA

24-05-2017 12:06:06
Den tyske vindmølleproducent Nordex, der for nylig overtog Acciona Windpower, har USA som et af nøglemarkederne, hvor selskabet venter at kunne fortsætte væksten fra et travlt 2017.- Vi har et rigtigt godt momentum i markedet, og i år kommer vil til at installere tæt ved 800 megawatt i USA siger Thomas Donoghue, som er salgschef for Nordex-Acciona på det nordamerikanske marked, til Ritzau Finans p..

Aktier/åbning: Salg af oliebiks sender Dong op i lyserødt marked

24-05-2017 09:07:05
Lige da alt så ud til at være ganske fredeligt før åbningen af det danske aktiemarked onsdag før den lange weekend, strøg Dong i fokus med nyheden om, at olie- og gasforretningen bliver solgt til kemivirksomheden Ineos.Dong satte forretningsdelen til salg i efteråret, og Dong har selv flere gange sagt, at et frasalg var ventet i løbet af 2017. Prisen kan løbe op i 8,7 mia. kr. og ændrer ikke ved 2..

Mest læste nyheder

  • 24 timer
  • 48 timer
  • 1 uge

Relaterede aktiekurser

GN Store Nord A/S 195,20 0,0% Aktiekurs uændret
GN Store Nord DKK4 29,20 0,0% Aktiekurs uændret

Køb- og salgsanbefalinger

  • Trend
  • Pengemaskinen

Copyright Euroinvestor A/S 2017  Disclaimer Privatlivspolitik
Aktieinformation leveres af Interactive Data.
Data er forsinket 15-20 minutter iht. de enkelte børsers regler om videredistribution.
 
27. maj 2017 04:20:18
(UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
Version: LiveBranchBuild_20170517.1 - EUROWEB7 - 2017-05-27 04:20:18 - 2017-05-27 04:20:18 - 1 - Website: OKAY

Når du besøger Euroinvestor.dk accepterer du, at der anvendes cookies, som vi og vores samarbejdspartnere benytter til funktionalitet, statistik og markedsføring. Læs mere om cookies på Euroinvestor.dk her

x