Despite weak trend in Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, investment
programs continue at fast pace
OBERKOCHEN, Germany, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The ZEISS Group concluded the
first half of the year (ended 31 March) with revenue totaling EUR 1.978
billion (first six months of 2011/12: EUR 2.040 billion). Earnings
(EBIT) reached a level of EUR 109 million (first six months of 2011/12:
EUR 236 million). "As expected, the first half of fiscal year 2012/13
was more difficult than the equivalent period last year," said Dr.
Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "Revenue and
earnings are characterized by the partly very different and challenging
developments in our markets and by the recessionary trends in the
global economy. However, our half-year figures are solid and at the
level that we planned." Once again, the strong growth of Industrial
Metrology and Medical Technology was able to cushion the downturn in
the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business.
In the first six months of fiscal year 2012/13 ZEISS hired around 470
new recruits, predominantly in Asia and Germany. In addition, ZEISS
increased its expenditure on its research and development activities by
6 percent to EUR 191 million (first six months of 2011/12: EUR 180
million). With investments in property, plant and equipment totaling
EUR 107 million (first six months of 2011/12: EUR 108 million), ZEISS
is continuing to drive the expansion and modernization of the Group.
The previous year's figures are 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 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
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
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Jörg Nitschke, Carl Zeiss, Corporate Communications
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