Earnings Release Q3 FY 2022 - Gas and Power resilient while SGRE again weighing down Group results – Major initiatives taken to shape Siemens Energy for the energy transition

August 8, 2022
Munich

  • In the recent quarter, Gas and Power (GP) achieved another solid performance despite unfavorable geopolitical and macroeconomic factors which continue to impact Siemens Energy’s business development overall. While both segments faced strong headwinds from increased material and logistic costs as well as supply chain constraints, GP demonstrated resilience due to stringent measures taken based on its operational excellence program.
  • Siemens Energy started the restructuring of its business activities in Russia in the third quarter which burdened the result of GP by €0.2bn, reported as strategic portfolio decisions under special items. These restructuring activities are expected to be concluded by end of this fiscal year without further significant financial impact.
  • Orders continued to be strong with growth of 60.0% year-over-year on a comparable basis (excluding currency translation and portfolio effects). Both segments contributed to the increase, resulting in third quarter orders of €9.8bn driving order backlog to another record of €93.4bn.
  • Revenue of €7.3bn was down by 4.7% on a comparable basis as growth at GP was more than offset by a decline at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE).
  • Despite burdens from supply chain constraints, GP reported a positive Adjusted EBITA before special items of €212m nearly on prior-year quarter’s level. Due to the high loss at SGRE, Siemens Energy’s Adjusted EBITA before special items was negative €131m (Q3 FY 2021: positive €54m). Special items amounted to negative €298m (Q3 FY 2021: negative €178m) largely related to the restructuring of business in Russia. Adjusted EBITA for Siemens Energy came in at negative €429m (Q3 FY 2021: negative €124m).
  • Accordingly, Siemens Energy’s Net loss was €533m (Q3 FY 2021: negative €307m). Corresponding basic earnings per share (EPS) were negative €0.54 (Q3 FY 2021: negative €0.32).
  • Free cash flow pre tax decreased to negative €25m (Q3 FY 2021: positive €328m) driven by SGRE while GP exceeded the strong prior-year quarter’s level.
  • On May 21, 2022, Siemens Energy AG announced a voluntary cash tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A., i.e., approximately 32.9 percent of the share capital, which Siemens Energy AG does not already own. The minority shareholders will be offered €18.05 per share in cash. Following a successful closing of the transaction, Siemens Energy AG intends to pursue a delisting of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy S.A. from the Spanish stock exchanges, where it currently trades as a member of the IBEX 35 index. In June 2022, a €1.15bn cash deposit was pledged in favor of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission which reduced Siemens Energy’s Net cash position at the end of recent quarter.
  • Although further negative effects associated with geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges cannot be ruled out, management still expects to achieve its outlook given for GP and Siemens Energy excluding effects from lost revenue in connection with business in Russia for comparable revenue growth. Net loss of Siemens Energy in fiscal year 2022 is expected to exceed prior year’s net loss approximately by the impact from the restructuring of business in Russia reported as special item.

 

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

“Our Gas and Power business has once again delivered in the recent quarter and thus proven its resilience. Despite unprecedented macroeconomic challenges, we see sharply higher order volumes with growing demand for our technologies to facilitate the energy transition. On top of maneuvering the daily operations, the Gas and Power team started to set the course for a new organizational structure aimed at significantly reducing complexity and shortening the decision-making processes. And yet there are also again drawbacks in the third quarter. Siemens Gamesa continued to experience high losses in a challenging market environment. The poor performance at Siemens Gamesa had a negative impact on our overall results. We expect the new management at Siemens Gamesa now to implement a rigorous turnaround plan. During the quarter we launched a cash tender offer for the outstanding minority shares in Siemens Gamesa with the intention to delist and fully integrate its operations” 

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Earnings Release Q3 FY 2022 - Gas and Power resilient while SGRE again weighing down Group results – Major initiatives taken to shape Siemens Energy for the energy transition
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Outlook

For the GP segment in fiscal year 2022, we still expect comparable revenue growth (excluding currency translation and portfolio effects) and Adjusted EBITA margin before special items towards the low end of the guidance ranges of positive 1% to positive 5% and positive 4.5% to positive 6.5%, respectively. However, for the comparable revenue growth, effects related to the current market conditions in Russia are excluded. For fiscal year 2023, we target an Adjusted EBITA margin before special items unchanged in a range between positive 6% and positive 8%.

According to SGRE, for fiscal year 2022, the company now is working to achieve a comparable revenue growth near the low end of the previous target range of negative 9% to negative 2%, and an EBIT margin pre PPA (purchase price allocation) and integration and restructuring costs of circa negative 5.5%.

Consequently, for Siemens Energy we expect results still towards the low end of the guidance ranges for comparable revenue development (negative 2% to positive 3% but excluding Russia-related effects) and Adjusted EBITA margin before special items (positive 2% to positive 4%). We now expect Net loss of Siemens Energy in fiscal year 2022 to exceed prior year’s Net loss approximately by the impact from the restructuring of business in Russia reported as special item. We still assume Free cash flow pre tax to be in a range of a positive mid-triple-digit million €.

This guidance assumes no further major financial impacts from COVID-19 on our business activity and excludes charges related to legal and regulatory matters including further negative effects from the war in Ukraine and its economic consequences.

Notes and forward-looking statements

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Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy. Siemens Energy employs around 91,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of €28.5 billion in fiscal year 2021.

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