2007-02-06 07:41 | Investor Relations | MAN SE
2006 - the best-ever year in the Group’s history
MAN AG / Final Results
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The MAN Group looks back on an outstanding fiscal year 2006. The Group’s
operating profit soared by EUR431 million or 64 percent to EUR1,105
The MAN Group’s net income (EAT) ballooned EUR453 million or 96 percent,
from EUR472 million a year ago to EUR925 million. EpS of continuing
operations improved from EUR2.75 to EUR5.05 (up by EUR2.30 or 84 percent).
MAN AG’s Supervisory Board will propose to the annual stockholders’ meeting
that per share a cash dividend of EUR1.50 plus a EUR0.50 bonus be
distributed (2005: EUR1.35 per share).
At EUR16.6 billion, the prior-year order intake figure of EUR14.3 billion
(like-for-like, excluding Printing Systems and Steel Trade) was topped by
16 percent. Sales jumped 15 percent to EUR13.0 billion.
For the Group as such, we predict an order intake of around EUR16.0 billion
in 2007. Given its tall order backlog, the MAN Group’s 2007 sales will
again outgrow the EUR13.0 billion of 2006. All the manufacturing business
areas are expected to advance, the Group in its entirety by 5+ percent in
terms of sales.
As to the operating profit in 2007 (EUR1,105 million in 2006), the MAN
Group is predicted to post another rise. Assuming the economy to remain
congenial and the order situation still healthy, we aim to achieve an ROS
of 9.0 percent.
The Executive Board