CHAM, Switzerland, Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr (SIX: LAND) today announced unaudited financial results for the first half of financial year 2021 (April 1st - September 30th, 2021). Key highlights included:
Order intake of USD 1,786.9 million corresponding to a book-to-bill ratio of 2.55, primarily driven by major US contract wins
Record committed backlog of USD 3,235.6 million, an increase of 55.5% Year-over-Year (YoY)
H1 FY 2021 net revenues increased 9.1% YoY in constant currency to USD 700.9 million driven by the recovery in the EMEA region and despite supply chain related headwinds
Adjusted EBITDA* grew 41.3% to USD 70.8 million, a margin of 10.1% compared to 8.0% in H1 FY 2020
Net income was USD 35.0 million or USD 1.21 per share compared to USD (2.0) million or USD (0.07) per share in H1 FY 2020
Free Cash Flow (excl. M&A) was USD 41.6 million compared to USD 45.3 million in H1 FY 2020
Strong balance sheet with low net debt of USD 79.3 million and net debt / Adjusted EBITDA of 0.5x after several acquisitions
Guidance for FY 2021 confirmed with results pointing towards the lower end of the guided ranges due to ongoing and increasing supply chain challenges
Transformation with strategic acquisitions and initiatives on track
"Landis+Gyr delivered respectable results in the first half of our financial year 2021 in a very challenging global environment dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and global supply chain constraints. We are especially proud of the wins of major orders in the United States, which, after regulatory delays, finally came through and are proof of our industry-leading expertise and technology helping our customers manage energy in a more informed and sustainable way. Together with other relevant contract wins, this leads to a record-high backlog, further supporting solid business performance in the mid- and long-term and our teams all over the world remain dedicated and passionate to enable our customers' success", said Werner Lieberherr, Chief Executive Officer of Landis+Gyr.
"We are also excited about the progress of our ongoing transformation in H1, including several strategic acquisitions, which will enable additional growth in new segments and geographies. However, the global supply chain constraints negatively impacted our positive development and we expect the negative financial impact from the supply chain situation to increase in H2 compared to H1 of FY 2021. With various measures in place, we confirm our guidance for FY 2021 and expect results towards the lower end of the guided ranges", Lieberherr concluded.
About Landis+Gyr Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios, we deliver innovative and flexible solutions to help utilities solve their complex challenges in Smart Metering, Grid Edge Intelligence and Smart Infrastructure. With sales of USD 1.4 billion in FY 2020, Landis+Gyr employs around 5,000 people in over 30 countries across five continents, with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. For more information, please visit our website www.landisgyr.com.
This ad hoc announcement and information referred to herein contains (a) preliminary, unaudited numbers that may be subject to change and (b) information regarding alternative performance measures or non USGAAP measures, such as Reported EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Gross Profit, Adjusted Research and Development, Adjusted Sales, General and Administrative, and Adjusted Operating Expenses. Definitions of these measures and reconciliations between such measures and their USGAAP counterparts if not defined in this release may be found on pages 28 to 30 of the Landis+Gyr Half Year Financial Report Fiscal Year 2021 on our website at www.landisgyr.com/investors.
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