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Siemens Gamesa reports revenues of €2,127 million in line with the guidance for the year, with 29% growth in order intake

30 January 2018

  • EBIT pre PPA, restructuring and integration costs(1) in the quarter amounted to €133 million, with a margin(1) at 6.3%
  • Strong commercial activity, with 2.8 GW in order intake: Onshore business orders increased by 19% while Offshore practically doubles its order entry. Service order book grows 6%, up to €10,338 million
  • Integration of the two companies is advancing well, and decisions have been made about the product portfolio and the launch of new products

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (October-December) 2 today; financial performance was in line with the guidance for the year, and commercial activity was strong in all business units. Between October and December, the company received orders for 2.8 GW of turbines (+29%), driven by both the onshore business (+19%) and the offshore business, where orders practically doubled.

The quarter saw strong progress with the post-merger integration. Decisions about the product portfolio have been made. The first post-merger models of wind turbines have been presented to the market: SG 4.2-145 for onshore and SG 8.0-167 DD for offshore. In fact, the company has already received its first order for the latter model from Vattenfall.

Financial performance between October and December was in line with the guidance for 2018 (revenues €9-9.6 billion, and an EBIT1 margin of 7-8%), which factors in a decline in onshore prices, expected seasonal fluctuations in the business (higher activity in the second half), and the effect of synergies.

In line with projections for the fiscal year, the group's sales during the first quarter amounted to €2,127 million (-23%).

EBIT pre PPA, restructuring and integration costs1 in the quarter amounted to €133 million, and the margin1 was 6.3%. The company reported a net income of €-35 million due to restructuring and integration costs, the non-cash impact of the US tax reform on the value of tax assets, and amortisation of the PPA.

Strong commercial activity

The company maintained the positive trend of the previous quarter and accelerated commercial activity in both the onshore and offshore segments, as reflected in the robust order intake of 2.8 GW (+29%), providing 80% coverage of expected onshore sales and fully covered in the case of offshore. India made a strong contribution after resumption of activity in this market. The company expects the Indian market to stabilise in 2018 and normalize in 2019. There was also a strong influx of orders from the US as well as from such countries as Denmark, Thailand and Egypt.

Offshore order intake was also strong, firming the company's world-leading position in this segment. In fact, offshore order intake doubled with respect to the same quarter of the previous year.

Good prospects for the industry

The energy transition ensures good long-term prospects for wind power. The International Energy Agency estimates that wind's contribution to the energy mix will rise from 4% in 2016 to 17% by 2040. One factor driving this growth is wind's competitiveness, as it has actually underbid conventional fossil fuels in some recent auctions.

The European Parliament has just approved a goal of 35% renewable energy by 2030, providing a stable long-term regulatory framework to assist in achieving the climate goals.

The company will held its Capital Markets Day on 15 February 2018.

Siemens Gamesa key figures for October-December 20173 (vs. October-December 2016) and guidance for fiscal 2018 
Figures in euros FY2018 Guidance
Group sales: 2,127 million (-23%)  9,000-9,600 million
Wind turbine sales: 1,840 million (-26%)  
O&M sales: 287 million (-1%)  
Ebit prePPA, restructuring & integration costs1: 133 million (-51%)  
EBIT margin pre PPA restructuring & integration1: 6.3% (-3,5%) 7%-8%
Net income: -35 million  
Net cash: 341 million  

1 EBIT pre-PPA, restructuring and integration costs excludes integration and restructuring costs in the amount of €15 million and the impact of recognising amortisation of intangible assets as a result of the PPA (purchase price allocation) in the amount of €83 million.

2 Figures are unaudited and proforma, based on information reported by the original companies and referring partly to the period when they were independent.

3 All financial information and indicators are unaudited; historical figures are pro-forma.

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