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Marel continues on a good track and reports solid performance in Q3 2016. Revenue for Q3 2016 is 235 mil-lion with 14.2% EBIT*. Cash flow remains strong resulting in a net debt/EBITDA of 2.6x.
Order intake in Q3 2016 was 233 million and year to date 718 million on a pro forma basis. Order intake of standard equipment and spare parts was strong across all industries.
Greenfields and large projects were strong in poultry in the first 9 months while volume of larger projects was soft in meat and fish.
Meat began to pick up in Q3 with a unified sales team securing full line projects in Europe and China. In the beginning of Q4, fish secured a landmark greenfield project in Norway.
“We are pleased with our Q3 2016 results. The team is focused and committed and is delivering robust operational results with close to 15% EBIT* year to date.
“We continue to introduce steady stream of innovative customer solutions and to invest in the business to support future profitable growth.
“In general the demand for larger projects is promising while timing of closure of such transactions is hard to predict due to general economic circumstances.
“Integration with MPS is on track. We have unified and cross-trained our sales team in meat. This great team has now secured full line projects in various geographical areas. It is clear that we are stronger together in serving our customers’ needs.”
* Operating income adjusted for amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets (PPA).
** Adjusted for refocusing cost related to the refocusing program Simpler, Smarter, Faster .
Pro forma financial results include MPS numbers. Pro forma numbers for Q3 2015 are presented to provide better comparison.
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