Well-running business brought the technology group Jenoptik a profit jump in the third quarter. After taxes, a profit of 28.5 million euros remained, as the company, which is listed in the SDax small-cap index, announced on Wednesday in Jena when it presented its quarterly figures. In the previous year, which was characterized by corona, Jenoptik reported slightly less than half. The company confirmed its annual targets.
Sales increase forecast
Consolidated sales from July to September increased year-on-year by around a quarter to EUR 220 million. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) rose by almost two thirds to EUR 47.5 million. The semiconductor equipment and biophotonics sectors as well as the new addition Trioptics contributed to this, it said. Jenoptik also benefited from its savings program.
For the full year 2021, the Jenoptik management headed by CEO Stefan Traeger is forecasting an increase in sales to 880 to 900 million euros. Of the proceeds, 19 to 19.5 percent should remain with the company as operating profit (Ebitda). A positive special effect from the Trioptics takeover should also contribute to this. The company manufactures measuring and manufacturing systems for optical components.