Philips Lighting’s second quarter and half-year results 2016

 

Philips Lighting reports continued improvement in operational profitability and cash flow in second quarter

July 22, 2016

Second quarter 2016 highlights

  • Total LED-based sales growth of 25%, representing 53% of total sales
  • Seventh consecutive quarter of year-on-year improvement in operational profitability
    - adjusted EBITA of €161 million (Q2 2015: €139 million)
    - adjusted EBITA margin of 9.3% (Q2 2015: 7.5%)
  • Net income of €57 million, includes separation costs and brand license fee not applicable in 2015
  • Free cash flow of €60 million (Q2 2015: €-82 million)

 

Half year 2016 highlights

  • Continued improvement in operational profitability
    - adjusted EBITA of €282 million (HY 2015: €249 million)
    - adjusted EBITA margin of 8.2% (HY 2015: 7.0%)
  • Net income of €71 million, includes separation costs and brand license fee not applicable in 2015

 

Eric Rondolat, CEO:

“Philips Lighting delivered satisfactory performance, posting a seventh consecutive quarter of improved operational profitability and free cash flow in the second quarter. Our businesses all progressed versus last year, performing in line with their strategic objectives. I am satisfied to see our strategy being successfully executed. The conventional Lamps Business’ profitability remains well positioned despite the anticipated sales decline. Our total LED-based sales grew by 25% in the quarter and our systems and services businesses saw double-digit growth, driven by our continued extension of lighting into the Internet of Things. As a result, our LED-based activities now represent over half of total sales. We are pleased with these results, demonstrating the successful execution of our strategy. Our team remains focused on our journey of continuous improvement.”

Conference call and audio webcast

Eric Rondolat, CEO, and Rene van Schooten, CFO, will host a conference call for investors and analysts at 10:00 a.m. CEST to discuss the results.

Philips Lighting's business highlights from the second quarter of 2016
Philips Lighting Headquarters, High Tech Campus Eindhoven

For further information, please contact:

Philips Lighting Investor Relations

Jeroen Leenaers

Tel: +31 6 2542 5909

E-mail: jeroen.leenaers@philips.com


Philips Lighting Communications

Wieger Sietsma

Tel: +31 6 2759 0991

E-mail: wieger.sietsma@philips.com

About Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2015 sales of EUR 7.5 billion, we have approximately 36,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at http://www.newsroom.lighting.philips.com

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