Wienerberger generated sales of EUR 1,640 million in the first half of the year (HY 2019: EUR 1,736 million) and adjusted EBITDA of EUR 255 million (HY 2019: EUR 290 million). According to the company, it went second quarter “better than expected” despite lockdown measures due to the corona virus crisis. Demand has returned relatively quickly due to the backlog that arose during the lockdown, the company emphasizes. “Because of this effect, demand was particularly strong in June,” said Wienerberger. However, a similar trend is not in sight for the rest of the year: “Although sales volumes in Q2, which were driven by the pent-up demand during the lockdown, normalized relatively quickly, the further one is Volume development in the second half of 2020 is still only predictable to a limited extent. Wienerberger expects a weakening from the high level recorded in June as soon as the catch-up demand is reduced from April and May, “says the company. Currently for the full year 2020 for the different end markets in the different regions with a decrease of up to -15 percent CEO Heimo Scheuch: “Assuming that there will be no further significant lockdowns in our key markets and that pricing will remain robust, we expect an adjusted figure for 2020 EBITDA in the range of 460 to 480 million euros“. (2019: adjusted EBITDA at EUR 587 million).
Wienerberger (

Current indication: 20,34 /20,40, -0,05%
)

Kapsch TrafficCom informed about declining sales and earnings figures in the 1st quarter and also announces that it is now for 2019 no dividend will give (originally 0.25 euros were promised). Sales in the first quarter fell to EUR 138 million (previous year: EUR 186 million) and the result from operating activities (EBIT) to EUR -11 million (previous year: EUR 5 million). “The results for Q1 2020/21 show that the negative factors significantly stronger than expected fail, “says the company Cost reduction and efficiency improvement program has been initiated, the company said.
Kapsch TrafficCom (

Current indication: 16,50 /16,90, -3,47%
)

The HSBC analysts confirm Bawag with “Buy” and increase that Price target from 42.0 to 44.0 euros. For the Erste Group the HSBC analysts also remain on “Buy” and raise that Price target from EUR 26.0 to EUR 27.0 an.
Bawag (

Current indication: 31,40 /31,50, 0,03%
)
Erste Group (

Current indication: 21,06 /21,09, -0,12%
)

(The input from Christine Petzwinkler for http://www.boerse-social.com/gabb from 07/27)

(27.07.2020)




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