Bertrandt had a soft quarter in Q1 FY20 (corresponding to calendar Q4 2019): revenues were flat (+0.4%) to EUR 263m, impacted by project delays, and reduced utilization rates in its Digital Engineering (DE) unit (-3.0%). DE, Bertrandt’s largest unit (55% of revenues), suffered from Germany OEMs shifting their R&D spending to digital.
Bertrandt had a mixed Q4 FY19 performance with revenues up 2.6% and an EBIT margin of 5.2% (down 330 bps). For the full year, revenues reached EUR 1,060m, up 3,8%, within the guidance range the company had provided (EUR 1,041-1,071m).
After the profit warning of EDAG in July, Germany’s largest automotive ER&D pure-play, Bertrandt, also issued a profit warning. The company lowered its EBIT margin range guidance to 5%-7.5%, down from 7%-9% previously. Bertrandt is suffering from project delays and low utilization rates.
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