Jenoptik increases sales and incoming orders
10.11.2023 - The photonics group Jenoptik continued on its growth path: sales rose by 10.1 percent to 768.7 million euros in the first nine months (previous year: 698.0 million euros).
All segments contributed to this growth, particularly the Advanced Photonic Solutions division. In Europe (including Germany), Jenoptik recorded the strongest increase in sales with an increase of 15.1 percent, followed by Asia/Pacific with 12.3 percent.
The Group's order intake in the first three quarters was 835.3 million euros, slightly below the previous year's high level of 884.5 million euros. As a result of the continued high book-to-bill rate of 1.09, the order backlog increased significantly compared to the end of 2022 to 794.9 million euros (December 31, 2022: 733.7 million euros). Jenoptik is continuing to expand its production capacities due to strong demand, primarily by building a new factory for the semiconductor equipment industry in Dresden and a new location for the medical technology business in Berlin, which opened in June. At 77.9 million euros, investments in the first nine months were higher than the previous year's figure of 65.9 million euros.
The Advanced Photonic Solutions division continued to develop very well, with sales increasing by 11.1 percent from EUR 534.8 million to EUR 594.3 million. Business with the semiconductor equipment industry in particular, but also the Industrial Solutions sector, increased significantly. At 89.3 million euros, the sales of the non-photonic portfolio companies were 4.5 percent above the previous year's level of 85.4 million euros.
In view of the good business development in the first nine months, the Jenoptik Board of Directors confirms the sales forecast of 1,050 million euros to 1,100 million euros for the full year 2023. The presentation for the first nine months of 2023 and the quarterly statement from January to September 2023 are at Jenoptik -Website posted under Investors/Reports and Presentations.