Still on Growth Path: Basler Reports Business Figures for 2015
The group's sales increased in the fiscal year 2015 by 8 % to € 85.4 million (previous year: € 79.2 million), significantly exceeding last year’s forecast for 2015.
In line with the strategy, solutions business was substituted by camera business and sales from cameras disproportionately increased by 15 % compared to the previous year. During the reporting period, the German industry for machine vision components grew by 9 % (VDMA). Thus, we again gained market shares in the elapsed fiscal year.
With a pre-tax return of 11 % in 2015 we again achieved the upper end of the guidance previously communicated.
According to plan, in fiscal year 2015 we hired additional staff in order to make optimum use of medium to long term growth potentials. At our headquarters in Ahrensburg, the number of employees rose from 375 in 2014 to 438 employees (full time equivalents) in 2015.
For the fiscal year 2016, we expect an increase of sales to approx. € 90 to 92 million.
On the earnings side, we assume - similar to previous years and depending on the sales development - a tax return within a corridor of 9% to 10%.
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