Many orders from the chip industry mean that the Jenoptik Executive Board can look forward to 2023 with high expectations. He has now ventured a sales forecast.
Jena (dpa/th) - The Thuringian technology group Jenoptik wants to exceed the billion mark in sales this year. The Executive Board expects sales of 1.05 to 1.10 billion euros due to good business with systems for the semiconductor industry and a high order intake, Jenoptik AG announced on Tuesday at the group headquarters in Jena. Jenoptik had parted with a number of business areas in recent years, most recently from the military technology division and concentrated on the business with optics and lasers.
According to the board of directors, sales increased by almost 31 percent to around 980 million euros last year. 945 to 960 million euros had been expected. The companies BG Medical and the SwissOptic Group, acquired in 2021, contributed around 160 million euros to sales. The stock exchange rated the figures positively - the Jenoptik share gained about five percent after the announcement of the sales forecast.
"Jenoptik developed better in the 2022 fiscal year in a challenging environment than expected at the beginning of the year," emphasized CEO Stefan Traeger. "With regard to our order intake and order backlog, we expect a further increase in sales and earnings for the current 2023 financial year."
Incoming orders increased last year by 27 percent to around 1.18 billion euros. The Executive Board stated that the order backlog was around 734 million euros.
Only at the end of January did Jenoptik announce a multi-year major order for the supply of optical components for production systems in the semiconductor industry. The volume of the agreement with a global group is in the upper double-digit million range. The Jena-based company has been active in the market for production systems for the chip industry for many years. Manufacturing capacities in Dresden have been expanded since 2022.
According to the company, the group employs around 4,400 people, around 1,500 of them in Jena. In 2021, the listed company had sales of 751 million euros.