Earnings Release Q3 FY 2021: Siemens Energy – Gas and Power segment on track, SGRE impacted by onshore wind business

August 4, 2021
Munich

  • Strong order development at Gas and Power (GP). Due to the expected volatile order development at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) orders dropped by 36.8% to €5.9bn against a strong order intake in Q3 FY 2020. Order backlog at quarter-end amounted to €82.6bn.
  • Revenue increased by 8.8% to €7.3bn due to growth in both segments for a book-to-bill ratio (ratio of orders to revenue) below 1. On a comparable basis (excluding currency translation and portfolio effects) revenue grew 11.2% versus prior-year’s level.
  • Driven by GP’s sharp improvement, Adjusted EBITA before special items for Siemens Energy was positive with €54m (Q3 FY 2020: negative €213m) and a margin of 0.7%, despite a loss at SGRE. The recent quarter was impacted by total special items of €178m particularly related to GP’s competitiveness program. Special items in Q3 FY 2020 however were negative €969m, mainly resulting from strategic portfolio decisions. Overall, Adjusted EBITA came in with negative €124m compared to negative €1,182m a year earlier.
  • Net loss was €307m, a sharp improvement compared to the loss in the prior-year quarter of €1,132m. Corresponding basic earnings per share (EPS) were negative €0.32.
  • For fiscal year 2021, management confirms the outlook for nominal revenue growth in the range of 3% to 8% for Siemens Energy. However, due to the financial performance at SGRE’s onshore business in the recent quarter and its significantly lower profit expectations for the fiscal year 2021, management now expects an Adjusted EBITA margin before special items for Siemens Energy in the range of 2% to below 3%, previously 3% to 5%.

 

 

Christian Bruch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Energy AG:

„Our activities at Gas and Power are fully on track and the segment delivered as planned. At the same time, we are not satisfied with the performance of SGRE which suffered a significant setback in the turnaround of the onshore business. This does not change the attractive market fundamentals for Siemens Energy, however due to the headwinds at SGRE we do not expect to reach the low end of the group margin guidance for the full year.”

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Earnings Release Q3 2021: Gas and Power on track, SGRE impacted by onshore wind business
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Outlook

We confirm GP segment’s outlook. However, due to the business development of SGRE’s onshore activities in the recent quarter and its significantly lower profit expectations for the fiscal year 2021, we amend the outlook for Siemens Energy and the SGRE segment.

We now assume Adjusted EBITA margin before special items for Siemens Energy in fiscal year 2021 not to reach the low end of the original guidance of 3% to 5%. It is now expected we achieve a margin in the range of 2% to below 3%. Unchanged, we expect the nominal revenue growth rate to be in the range of 3% to 8% and a sharp increase in Net income and a sharp decrease of Free cash flow pre tax.

Unchanged, for the GP segment in fiscal year 2021 we expect the nominal revenue growth to be in the range of 2% to 6% and Adjusted EBITA margin before special items to be between 3.5% and 5.5%.

For the SGRE segment we now expect nominal revenue growth at the low end of the range of 8% to 11%. Adjusted EBITA margin before special items is now expected to be in a range of negative 1% to 0% (previously 3% to 5%) in fiscal year 2021.

This guidance continues to assume limited financial impact from COVID-19 for the remainder of fiscal year 2021 and excludes charges related to legal and regulatory matters.

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