Basler Reports Business Figures for 2016: Good Annual Result and Strong Growth in 2017
The group's sales increased in the fiscal year 2016 by 14 % to € 97.5 million (previous year: € 85.4 million), significantly exceeding last year’s forecast for 2016.
Thus, we grew by approximately 10 percentage points stronger than the German industry for image processing components (VDMA). Therefore, in the elapsed fiscal year, we again gained market shares and expanded our market leadership.
With a pre-tax return of 12 % in 2016 we again achieved the upper end of the guidance previously communicated.
In 2016, we built up staff on the planned moderate level. The focus was on the integration of the numerous new employees hired in 2015 and on the increase in productivity. At our headquarters in Ahrensburg, the number of employees rose from 438 in 2015 to 457 employees (full time equivalents) in 2016.
After strong incoming orders in the past months – in particular for factory applications in Asia – we expect sales revenues to increase to € 120 – 130 million in 2017. On the result side, we plan with a pre-tax return rate of 13 – 15 % depending on the sales development.
The complete annual report and further information can be found here: