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Kongsberg Automotive reports Q1 2018 results

Kongsberg Automotive ASA Q1 2018 Report and Presentation follow attached. Highlights from Q1 2018 Results: New Business Wins almost doubled (+84%) compared to Q1 2017. LTM New Business Wins reached new peak with MEUR 321. Revenues increased YoY by MEUR 7.9 (2.8%) to MEUR 288.3 including negative FX effects of MEUR 18.7. Excluding FX effects … Continued

Kongsberg Automotive ASA Q1 2018 Report and Presentation follow attached.

Highlights from Q1 2018 Results:

  • New Business Wins almost doubled (+84%) compared to Q1 2017.
    • LTM New Business Wins reached new peak with MEUR 321.
  • Revenues increased YoY by MEUR 7.9 (2.8%) to MEUR 288.3 including negative FX effects of MEUR 18.7.
    • Excluding FX effects and the HRAR divestiture, the YoY growth is ~13%.
  • Adj. EBIT increased YoY by 32.7% to MEUR 20.1 from MEUR 15.2 in Q1 2017.
  • Free cash flow was MEUR -14.7 due to negative working capital effects linked to our growth in sales, cash outlays for previously accrued restructuring costs, and seasonality.
  • The LTM adjusted gearing ratio (NIBD/EBITDA) was 2.4x.
  • Plant closures are generally proceeding as announced in Q4 2017 presentation.
    • Rollag (Norway) closed in Q1 bringing the total completed closures to 3.
    • Easley (US) is slightly delayed but will close before year end.

The earnings conference call including a review of the Q1 Presentation can be followed through this link starting at CET 08:00:

https://pgi.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1190841&tp_key=7a77bc9b47

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