In the first half of 2023, secunet Group generated revenue of 151.5 million euros. This represents an increase of 12% compared with the same period of the previous year (135.5 million euros). The revenue growth was driven by strong business performance in the second quarter of 2023, which closed with revenue of 96.3 million euros. Sales were thus 37% higher than in the prior-year quarter (70.1 million euros). In particular, the accelerated business momentum in the Public Sector segment contributed to this.
At the same time, secunet Group recorded a significant improvement in earnings. After a negative EBIT of -6.2 million euros in the first quarter, the company achieved a positive EBIT of 10.2 million euros in the second quarter. Compared with the prior-year quarter (6.4 million euros), this represents a significant increase of 59%. In total, secunet Group's EBIT in the first half of 2023 amounted to 4.0 million euros, compared with 14.9 million euros in the same period of the previous year. Consolidated net income for the period amounted to 2.4 million euros (previous year: 10.1 million euros) and earnings per share were 0.39 euros (previous year: 1.47 euros).
The Group's order backlog remained at a very high level as of 30 June 2023. In total, fixed orders amounted to 191.6 million euros. This represents an increase of 20% compared with the order backlog at the prior-year reporting date (159.9 million euros).
"We are very pleased with the considerable increase in revenue in the first half of 2023 and expect this growth to continue in the second half of the year. With the projected increase in revenue volume in the coming months, we also anticipate a further substantial improvement in EBIT," said Axel Deininger, CEO of secunet Security Networks AG. "This is particularly supported by the very high order backlog as well as the noticeable upturn in business momentum, which made a key contribution to the strong second quarter results. Overall, we look forward to the financial year 2023 with confidence and therefore confirm our announced forecast.”
Traditionally, secunet Group's business focus is on the second half of the year. This is related to the procurement processes of public sector clients, which account for the majority of the customer base. The Management Board expects this pattern to continue in 2023 and therefore anticipates a strong increase in revenue and EBIT in the second half of the year. Based on these expectations, the Management Board confirms its forecast for financial year 2023, which envisages significant sales growth to around 375 million euros (2022: 347.2 million euros) and a slight increase in EBIT to approximately 50 million euros (2022: 47.0 million euros).
The Half-Year Financial Report 2023 is available for you to download at www.secunet.com.
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