Gurit reports overall single digit growth in Q1-2018
  • Net sales for Q1-2018 increase by 5.4% to CHF 92.1 million
  • Gurit Annual General Meeting of Shareholders approves all proposals


Zurich, Switzerland, April 17, 2018 Gurit (SIX Swiss Exchange: GUR) today reports unaudited results for the first quarter of 2018. Net sales for the first three months of the year increased by 5.4% (currency-adjusted: +1.3%) against the prior-year period.


Gurit Composite Materials achieved net sales of CHF 62.9 million for the first quarter of 2018. This represents a decrease of 6.8% (currency-adjusted: -10.6%) compared to net sales of CHF 67.4 million for the first three months of 2017. The decline results from the continued low material demand level in the wind energy industries in India and China. Sales to other material markets, mainly marine and industrial, rose by 6% (currency-adjusted: +2.5%) compared to Q1-2017 and amounted to CHF 33.2 million for the first three months of 2018.


Gurit Composite Components revenues declined slightly as a consequence of temporarily lower build rates in one of the existing programs and the time gap until the start of volume production of new projects. Net sales amounted to CHF 4.5 million for the first quarter of 2018 versus CHF 4.8 million in the first quarter of 2017.


Gurit Tooling delivered another strong quarter with net sales increasing by 62.9% (currency-adjusted: +59.4%) to CHF 24.7 million in Q1-2018 compared to net sales of CHF 15.2 million in the first quarter of 2017. The strong performance results from the continued high demand for new and larger wind blade moulds for the production of increasingly efficient wind turbines.



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Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

The Annual General Meeting held today at Pfaeffikon, SZ, approved all motions proposed by the Board of Directors. Gurit will thus pay out a total of CHF 20.00 per listed bearer share to shareholders.


Gurit bearer shares will be traded ex-dividend as from Thursday, April 19, 2018 (ex-dividend date). The positions entitled to dividend payments will be recorded on Friday, April 20, 2018 (record date), and the payments will be made on Monday, April 23, 2018 (payment date).


Gurit Half-Year 2018 Report

Gurit will publish its half-year report 2018 on August 17, 2018. Management will also discuss the results in further detail at a joint media and analyst conference on August 17, 2018, at 09:00 a.m. CEST. The conference will take place at the Zurich Marriott Hotel, Neumuehlequai 42, CH-8006 Zurich. As always, the presentations will be held in English and will also be accessible as webcast at where an archived version will later be available for download.


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