SOLID Q2 WITH 9% ORGANIC GROWTH
“We can conclude a strong second quarter, driven by strong execution on internal initiatives as well as favorable market conditions. We continue to show good organic growth of 9% out of the total 14%. Underlying profitability developed well, with an EBIT margin of 17.2% (16.9%) if excluding costs related to the class action legal activities in the US.
Cash generation was strong in the quarter and leverage is now at 1.7, which creates a good platform for continued M&A activities. I am pleased to see that the integration of Oceanair and IPV goes according to plan. Finding more acquisition growth opportunities in attractive business segments is a top priority.
The last year’s efforts to improve logistics and distribution have yielded good results in both Americas and EMEA. Another focus area right now is to manage a combination of productivity improvements and optimizing manufacturing capacities in a high demand situation. All regions have action plans, one example being the recently announced consolidation in China.
All in all, we summarize a strong first half of 2017. The outlook for our businesses remains unchanged and we have a full pipeline of activities to take us to our financial targets”.
Roger Johansson, President and CEO
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Dometic is a global market leader in branded solutions for mobile living in the areas of Climate, Hygiene & Sanitation and Food & Beverage. Dometic operates in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific, providing products for use in recreational vehicles, trucks and premium cars, pleasure and workboats, and for a variety of other uses. Dometic offer products and solutions that enrich people’s experiences away from home, whether in a motorhome, caravan, boat or a truck. Our motivation is to create smart and reliable products with outstanding design. We operate 22 manufacturing/assembly sites in nine countries, sell our products in approximately 100 countries and manufacture approximately 85% of products sold in-house. We have a global distribution and dealer network in place to serve the aftermarket. Dometic employs approximately 6,500 people worldwide, had net sales of SEK 12.4 billion in 2016 and is headquartered in Solna, Sweden.