Strong Portfolio Offsets Cyclical Fluctuations in the Semiconductor
Manufacturing Technology Business Group
STUTTGART, Germany, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - The Carl Zeiss Group ended
fiscal year 2011/12 with a two percent increase in revenue to a total
of EUR 4.163 billion (prior year*: EUR 4.084 billion). EBIT totaled EUR
420 million (prior year*: EUR 608 million). "2011/12 was a very
successful fiscal year for Carl Zeiss. "We have surpassed the figure we
forecast last year: revenue is slightly above the equivalent total in
the prior year," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl
Zeiss. "What is particularly notable is that our strong portfolio has
enabled us to successfully offset the cyclical downturn in the revenue
of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group. This
would not have been possible just a few years ago."
In 2011/12 Carl Zeiss hired 900 new recruits worldwide and increased its
investments in research and development by 14 percent. Investments in
property, plant and equipment totaled EUR 289 million, allowing the
company to modernize and expand its global infrastructure.
*Calculated on a like-for-like basis
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The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics
and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company's approx.
24,000 employees generated revenue of about 4.163 billion euros. In the
markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical
Technology and Consumer Optics, Carl Zeiss has contributed to
technological progress all over the world for more than 160 years.
The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass
lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for
biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor,
automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Carl Zeiss is present
in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production sites,
over 50 sales and service locations and approximately 20 research and
development centers. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss
Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company
is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.
SOURCE: Carl Zeiss AG
For further information:
Jörg Nitschke, Carl Zeiss, Konzernkommunikation, Pressesprecher,
Phone +49(0)7364 20-3242, Email: email@example.com