Zeiss Report Significant Growth in Revenue and Earnings

The Zeiss Group has announced a very successful first six months of fiscal year 2016/17 (ended 31 March) with revenue rising by 10 percent to EUR 2.550 billion. At EUR 384 million, the earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were significantly higher than the previous year with the EBIT margin increasing to 15 percent. Incoming orders hit EUR 2.743 billion; a 12% increase over 1st half of 2015/16.

“Zeiss is benefiting once again from its solid and future-oriented portfolio, and recorded growth across all segments over the same period of the prior year,” says Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. “Our growth substantiates our aspiration to be a technological leader in optics and optoelectronics.”

The direct business segments have developed very positively on the whole. Particular drivers of growth in the Research & Quality Technology segment are the continually strong automotive industry and the demand for our Smart Production solutions.

Zeiss generates around 90 percent of its business outside Germany.  Zeiss increased its investments in research and development by around 20 percent: in the first half of fiscal year 2016/17.

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