ZEISS Achieves Record Revenue and Earnings

In the past 2015/16 fiscal year (ended 30 September 2016) the Zeiss Group increased both its revenue and earnings, achieving record levels: revenue rose to €4.881 billion (prior year: €4.511 billion). This corresponds to a sharp increase of eight percent. At €615 million, EBIT was significantly above last year’s figure (€369 million). The EBIT margin was at 13 percent. For the first time, incoming orders exceeded the 5 billion euro mark.

Fiscal year 2015/16 is the most successful year to date for the ZEISS Group: “The programs we have launched to increase our competitiveness are now truly coming to fruition. Our entire portfolio is contributing to the healthy earnings. Increases were reported in all our fields of business,” says Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. “We are growing – despite the modest trend in the semiconductor market and slowing momentum in emerging markets.”

Positive development across all segments

Revenue (in € million)
2015/16 2014/15 Change
Research & Quality Technology 1,466 1,356 +8%
Medical Technology* 1,290 1,211 +7%
Vision Care/Consumer Products 1,089 1,007 +8%
Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology 972 893 +9%

In the Research & Quality Technology segment, the Industrial Metrology business group is particularly benefiting from the strong automotive market and from its Smart Production solutions. The Microscopy business group has achieved a turnaround and is back on track to growth.