HÖRMANN Industries GmbH (corporate bond, German Securities Code Number (WKN): A2AAZG) today published its 2018 annual financial statements. In the 2018 financial year, sales increased from EUR 521.9 million (2017) to EUR 624.1 million, while EBITDA rose by around 53% year-on-year to EUR 41.8 million. Operating EBIT improved by 45% to EUR 30.5 million (previous year: EUR 21.1 million). This meant the sales and earnings forecasts that were upwardly revised in September 2018 were exceeded. HÖRMANN Industries closed the 2018 financial year with consolidated net income of EUR 14.6 million, up 60.4% on the previous year (EUR 9.1 million), with all four segments making a positive earnings contribution. The Group’s equity base improved from EUR 99.6 million at the end of the previous year to EUR 112.8 million on 31 December 2018 thanks to the positive results of operations. The equity ratio increased from 35.1% (31 December 2017) to 38.3% at the reporting date, while net cash and cash equivalents amounted to EUR 77.3 million. Total assets rose by EUR 11.3 million to EUR 294.7 million as a result of the higher level of current assets. Excluding trainees, the company had an average of 3,175 employees in the reporting period, up 12.4% compared with 2017.