Australia – November 15,
2018 – Nilfisk, a leading global provider of professional cleaning solutions
and services, has released its financial results for the third quarter of 2018.
In Q3 2018 Nilfisk
posted organic growth of 2.6% while delivering an operating
performance of 10.5%, an improvement compared to Q3 2017. In addition, Nilfisk
executed significant strategic initiatives including the divestment of the
company’s Outdoor business and US restauration business.
Hans Henrik Lund, CEO,
“During the quarter we
executed initiatives that support the transformation and simplification of
Nilfisk. In addition to the completion of two divestments, we have also
consolidated and restructured our production footprint. This is allowing us to
exit five production sites in 2018, which will ultimately reduce complexity for
both Nilfisk and our customers.”
Nilfisk’s total revenue amounted to 254 mEUR during the quarter. This performance
was driven by positive development in the EMEA region, which delivered 8.2%
organic growth (3.9% including private label sales). Mature markets such as
Germany and France showed double-digit growth.
The Specialty Professional segment performed at a satisfactory level while
the Americas region demonstrated flat growth.
“During the quarter our growth
in Americas has been below expectations. However, our branded professional segment
as a whole grew by 4.5% organically, which is the strongest for any quarter of
2018 so far,” comments Hans Henrik Lund.
In the first nine months of 2018 total revenue was 795.6 mEUR, with organic
growth of 3.3% and an operating performance of 11.2%. For 2018 as a whole,
Nilfisk expects an organic growth of approximately 2% and an EBITDA margin
before special items in the lower range of 11.5%-12.0%.
Nilfisk: Nilfisk is a leading global player within the professional
cleaning industry. With more than 110 years of innovation experience, Nilfisk
is dedicated to delivering reliable solutions and products of high quality that
pave the way for a safer, more productive, and cleaner day for millions of
companies and private homes around the world. Nilfisk has its own sales
companies in 45 countries, and its products are sold in more than 100
countries. Read more at www.nilfisk.com.au.
Contact: Nilfisk ANZ Marketing Manager - T: 1300 556 710 – firstname.lastname@example.org