Second quarter 2017
First half - year 2017
Comment from the CEO
Building on our strengths and seizing opportunities for increased efficiency
It has been an exciting couple of months for me getting to know the Cavotec business before taking over as CEO on July 1st. I've travelled around the world visiting our key markets in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America to learn more about what makes Cavotec tick. It has been encouraging to see our work creating and delivering innovative products and solutions.
Recent months have also been an opportunity to meet many of the talented individuals that will ensure Cavotec continues to meets its customers' demands both today and in the future. It is clear that we have a very strong sales and customer-focused culture in Cavotec — a key strength to build on for the future.
I've also had the opportunity to meet and listen to many of our customers around the world. The feedback has been consistent; We have a strong reputation in the market and are seen as an attractive, innovative and technology-driven partner. We are well-positioned to help our customers take advantage of global industrial trends such as automation and a push for greener operations.
Our strengths are many, but as our customers expect us to be a partner in a world that is changing at a rapid pace, we need to have a streamlined and structured approach to how we operate. Our recent change from a geographical to a customer centric organisation helps Cavotec move in that direction, but we must continue to look for every opportunity to increase efficiency and take full advantage of our global footprint, not least in our supply chain.
Our performance in the quarter is clearly unsatisfactory and at the top of my agenda is to make sure we have a structured approach to getting our products to customers on time. Doing so will ensure we fulfil our commitments, while also enabling us to better manage costs. I have initiated the work on a plan for putting us back on a path of profitable growth.
While we still see 2017 as a transitional year, I expect the second half to be stronger than the first half, with moderate revenue growth for 2017 overall. As we move into the fall and the next quarter, I will work with the team to identify and take the proper steps to improve our operational performance and to ensure future profitable growth. We must take advantage of our strengths in sales, customer focus and commitment to technology and innovation, while also embracing opportunities that will allow us to operate more efficiently.
This is a summary of the 2Q17 published today. The complete 2Q17 report and full year summary with tables is available at http://investor.cavotec.com/financials.cfm and on top right corner of this page. Investors should not rely on summaries only, but should review the complete reports with tables.
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The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of Cavotec SA under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was publicly communicated on 2 August 2017, 12:00 CEST.