Manitou 2021 Half-year results

  • H1 21 net sales of €970m, up +27% vs. H1 20 and +30% like for like*
  • Q2 21 order intake on equipment of €858m vs. €180m in Q2 20
  • Order book on equipment at the end of H1 21 of €1788m vs. €555m in H1 20
  • H1 recurring operating income at €85.0m (8.8%) vs. €30.1m (3.9%) in H1 20
  • Net income at €64.2m vs. €13.5m in H1 20
  • EBITDA** €110m (11.3%) vs. €48m (6.3%) in H1 20
  • A €15m surplus cash position over the debt***
  • Outlook for a growth of 2021 annual revenue of around +20% compared to 2020
  • Outlook for an annual growth of recurring operating income rate of around 130 basis points compared to 2020

Commenting on the results Michel Denis, Chief Executive Office said, “In a context of a strong rebound in activity, we closed the first half of the year with a level of performance that exceed our objectives and a depth of order book that we had never experienced.  This dynamism was recorded in all markets and geographies, characterised by an historical acceleration in order intake, high billings and an exceptional backlog at the end of June of 1.8 billion Euros.

To meet the high demands of our customers, all the teams have been mobilised.  Production rates are gradually being ramped up despite significant supply chain tensions.

In the first half of the year we have a high net sales sequence with purchase prices only slightly impacted by the announced price increases and operating costs under control, resulting in a peak of the recurring operating income of 8.8% of nets sales i.e. 85 billion Euros, as much as for the full year of 2020 a very good performance reinforced by a positive position at the end of the year.

This sudden rebound in the markets is supported by very high inflation in our purchases, particularly in steel and transport, which will impact our financial performance in the second half of the year.

For the rest of the year, our sales are expected to be stronger than initially forecasted, but below our customers’ demand.  In addition, raw material increases will be fully implemented while our sales price adjustments will only bear fruit over the end of the year and the first half of 2022.  This configuration will have a substantial squeeze on the margin in the second half of 2021.

This sequence will allow us to deliver a strong improvement in our performance in 2021 compared t 2020 and leads us to upgrade our revenue growth outlook for the year of around 20% compared to 2020 (previously more than 15%) as well as to upgrade our recurring operating margin growth expectation for the year of around 130 basis points compared to 2020 (previously more than 40 basis points).”