« In 2017, Fives achieved a record order intake level of over 2 billion euros for the first time in its history »

Suresh Abye Chief Financial Officer

Financial
information

FIVES

Record order intake

In 2017, the Group’s order intake reached a new record of 2.117 billion euros. At a time when investment is recovering worldwide, this performance came thanks to both the logistics market, which is benefiting from the exceptionally dynamic e-commerce sector, and the metal and energy segments, where numerous projects were finally confirmed after struggles in 2015 and 2016, mainly due to the drop in oil and raw materials prices.


Operations also generated high cashflow levels, which were invested in two strategic sectors:
‒ logistics, with the acquisition of Syleps, whose solutions for the automation of warehouse internal logistics flows and logistics platforms will complete the Group’s portfolio;
‒ and additive manufacturing through AddUp, a joint venture with Michelin which specializes in 3D metal printing.


Finally, the order book, which stood at 1.477 billion euros at year-end, up more than 200 million euros over the previous year, gives an excellent level of visibility on the expected activity levels for 2018.


 € 2,117 M
Order
intake
 €1,896 M
Sales
 €127 M
Cash position
 € 444 M
Shareholder’s
equity

Sales
and EBITDA

€ million
Sales
EBITDA

Order intake
and closing order book

€ million
Order intake
Closing order book


Breakdown of order intake

By market


Aerospace and industry
Automotive
Cement
Energy
Logistics
Metals

By geographical area