ZEISS on Course to Further Growth

Programs for increasing efficiency bear fruit

OBERKOCHEN, Germany, April 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The ZEISS Group has ended the first six months of fiscal year 2015/16 (ended 31 March) with an increase in revenue which rose by 5 percent over the previous year to €2.322 billion (first half of 2014/15: €2.206 billion). At €280 million, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were almost 90 million above the previous year's figure (€191 million). "The first half of the year went well overall. We achieved particularly strong growth in the Medical Technology and Research & Quality Technology segments," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "In addition, the programs initiated to increase the company's competitiveness are bearing fruit."

ZEISS has a global workforce of 25,310 people. Expenditure on research and development activities totaled €207 million. Investments in property, plant and equipment amounted to €54 million.

"As we are continuing to consistently optimize our cost structures and efficiency, we predict a slight increase in both revenue and the EBIT margin overall in 2015/16," says Kaschke.

More information at http://www.zeiss.com/press

About ZEISS 

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics industries. The ZEISS Group develops and distributes semiconductor manufacturing equipment, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, and Vision Care/ Consumer Optics. ZEISS is represented in over 40 countries and operates more than 30 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and about 25 research and development facilities.

Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

SOURCE Carl Zeiss AG

For further information: Press contact: ZEISS Group, Jörg Nitschke, Press Spokesman, Phone +49-7364-20-3242, Email: joerg.nitschke@zeiss.com

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