Basler Publishes its Reports Business Figures for 2014

the document shows that the company has reached again new record values

  • April 1, 2015
  • Basler Publishes its Reports Business Figures for 2014
    Basler Publishes its Reports Business Figures for 2014

Basler AG  presented its audited annual report 2014 last week. The group's sales increased in the fiscal year 2014 by 22 % to € 79.2 million (previous year: € 65.1 million). The gross profit margin increased to 51.8 % after 49.9 % in the previous year. The group's earnings before taxes (EBT) rose by 42 % to € 11.1 million (previous year: € 7.8 million). The pre-tax return amounted to 14 % (previous year: 12 %). With these results, the upper end of the guidance previously communicated by the company has been achieved.

The cash flow from operational activity amounted to € 16.0 million (previous year: € 12.1 million, +32 %). The free cash flow, calculated as the sum of cash flows from operational activity and investment, reached a value of € 7.4 million (previous year: € 5.6 million, +32 %). In 2014, Basler AG achieved the best results in the 25 years of the company's history. With this background, Basler AG will propose to this year's shareholders' meeting the distribution of a dividend of 70 cents per share.

For the fiscal year 2015, the Basler group expects an increase of sales to € 81 to 84 million. Due to attractive growth opportunities in the industrial camera market, investments in future sales growth will be continued with unabated intensity. As far as earnings are concerned, we are assuming a solid pre-tax return rate between 9 % and 10 % depending on the sales development. In 2015, for the first time, the company sales will be generated entirely from its camera business and thus compensate the sales of approximately € 5 million from the systems business shown in 2014.