Siemens Gamesa continues to grow, obtaining revenues of €2,242 million and an order entry of more than €3,000 million in the second quarter of 2018

January–March 2018 results
  • Robust commercial activity: order backlog up to €22,041 million in the second quarter
  • Best ever onshore order intake, with close to 2.5 GW signed in the second quarter (+54% y/y); exclusivity agreement signed over 1.4 GW for the world’s largest offshore wind farm
  • Financial performance is fully aligned with the guidance issued to the market for 2018
  • Launch of the L3AD2020 program designed to deliver global leadership
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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 (January-March) today. Commercial activity in the second quarter of 2018 remained strong: after three consecutive quarters of growth in order intake, the order backlog has reached €22,041 million and is back to market-peak levels of March 2017.

During the period January-March, Siemens Gamesa signed more than €3,000 million in firm orders reaching full coverage of the low end of the 2018 revenue guidance (€9.0-9.6 billion).

By Business Unit, the second quarter of 2018 ended with a record onshore order intake of 2,464 MW, 54% more than in the same period of the previous year. Offshore order intake in this quarter reflects expected volatility with 328 MW in firm orders. In particular, the company signed an exclusivity agreement to develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm to date (1.4 GW).

Financial results

The group’s financial performance in the second quarter and the first half of 2018 is in line with the 2018 guidance (revenues of €9.0-9.6 billion and EBIT margin of 7-8%).

Sales amounted to €2,242 million (-29% y/y), resulting in €4,369 million (-26% y/y) for the first half of the year.

EBIT pre PPA, restructuring and integration costs in the quarter amounted to €189 million and the EBIT margin increased to 8.4% compared to 6.3% achieved in the previous quarter. The result was positively impacted by one-time effects. In the first half of the year, EBIT pre PPA, restructuring and integration costs reached €322 million and the EBIT margin was 7.4%.

As a result, the company reported a net income of €35 million for the quarter including the impact of restructuring and integration costs, which led to zero reported income for the first half of the year. The company closed the quarter with a net debt position of €112 million impacted by seasonality of working capital.

L3AD2020 initiative

The company launched its L3AD2020 program, designed to deliver global leadership. This three-year program, presented on 15 February, lays the foundations for sustainable profitable growth in the years ahead, focused on above-market growth, transformation, digitalisation and change management.


SGRE key figures
Q1 2018 Oct-Dec Q2 2018 Jan-Mar H1 2018 Oct-Mar
Group sales: €2,127 m €2,242 m €4,369 m
Wind turbine sales: €1,840 m €1,973 m €3,813 m
O&M sales: €287 m €268 m €555 m
EBIT pre PPA, integration & restructuring costs: €133 m €189 m €322 m
EBIT margin pre PPA integration & restructuring costs: 6.3% 8.4% 7.4%
Net income: -€35 m €35 m €0 m
Note: All financial information and key figures are non-audited. All historic information prior to April 2017 are pro-forma and based on legacy businesses’ reported information

Note: EBIT pre PPA, I&R cost excludes the impact of PPA on the amortization of intangibles (€158m in H118 and €75m in Q218) and integration and restructuring costs (€75m and €61m, respectively)