- All of the items on the agenda to be voted on adopted by a large majority
- Shareholders approve the merger of euromicron international services GmbH with euromicron AG as part of the strategic development
euromicron AG, a leading supplier of complete infrastructure solutions for communications, transport, security and data networks with a comprehensive network of subsidiaries in Germany and at various European sites, successfully held its 2015 General Meeting today in Frankfurt/Main. At the General Meeting, Bettina Meyer, acting spokeswoman of the Executive Board since 31 March 2015, reported on the operational development during the last fiscal year 2014 in which the annual forecast was achieved with revenues of EUR 346,3 million and an EBITDA margin of 6.1%. She explained the financially completed appraisal of accounting errors in individual projects from the fiscal years 2012 and 2013 that were discovered as part of the 2014 financial statements in great detail to the shareholders present. The vote on the discharge of the former Executive Board for fiscal year 2014 was postponed until the legal assessment of the errors can be concluded at the request of the Supervisory Board. All other items on the agenda were approved by a large majority of the shareholders.
“I am very pleased about the confidence and support we received from our shareholders. The operational targets for 2014 were achieved. By continuing with the strategic development of euromicron AG, we now intend to take the next step of development together,” Bettina Meyer explained.
Together with her colleague Jürgen Hansjosten, who was also appointed to the Executive Board of euromicron on 31 March 2015, Bettina Meyer then took a look ahead to the future. Given the technological changes in the market, such as the ‘Internet of Things,’ ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’ and ‘Smart Buildings,’ the new Executive Board of euromicron AG will set new strategic priorities and gave the shareholders present an insight into the vision of a company with its finger on the pulse of the digital future.
“Our target markets are characterized by an increasing digitization of processes – a trend that has significantly gained momentum in the past year and affects our customers across all industries,” explains Jürgen Hansjosten. “Process digitization requires holistic solutions that allow technologies and infrastructures that are still mostly self-sufficient to interact. Backed by our strong core business, we will place our strategic focus on this trend in the future,” he added. To start with, the focus will primarily be on the areas of ‘intelligent buildings’ and ‘critical infrastructures.’ Both are already core markets for the company.
For Bettina Meyer and Jürgen Hansjosten, the emphasis is on cash and profitability rather than pure sales growth. The merger of euromicron AG and euromicron international services GmbH proposed in this context was approved by the shareholders present. The Executive Board’s goal is thus to make corporate structures more efficient and to be able to realize synergies more effectively within the group.
The Executive Board is convinced of the success of the strategy chosen to lead euromicron back onto a profitable growth path. Therefore, a significant improvement in the profitability of euromicron AG will most likely be seen from 2016 onwards after the structural measures, which will result in an EBITDA margin of between 8% and 11% in the medium term, have been completed.
euromicron AG (www.euromicron.de) is an all-round solution provider for communications, transport, data and security. euromicron’s network infrastructures integrate voice, video and data transport wirelessly, via copper cable and by means of fiber-optic technologies. euromicron builds leading applications such as security, control, healthcare and surveillance systems on the basis of these cutting-edge network infrastructures. Founded on its expertise as a developer and producer of fiber-optic components, euromicron AG is a fast growing, highly profitable group that is listed on the stock market, has a medium-sized character and focuses on operational growth, integration, further market penetration, internationalization and expansion.