Mutares continues growth track

The Mutares Group (ISIN: DE000A0SMSH2) continued its growth track in the first nine months of 2017. The Group’s revenues increased significantly by 42 percent to EUR 668.6m and its operating earnings (EBITDA) rose by 75 percent to EUR 17.9m. The strong results are reflected by a further increase of NAV to EUR 322.0m.

During the first nine months of 2017, revenues of the Mutares Group increased significantly by 42 percent to EUR 668.6m (2016: 470.3m). Besides growth from acquisitions, the key drivers have been the organic growth at Zanders, Elastomer Solutions, and A+F.

The Group’s operating earnings (EBITDA) likewise rose significantly by 75 percent to EUR 17.9m (2016: EUR 10.2m). The portfolio companies Zanders, Elastomer Solutions, and A+F have particularly stood out in the past nine months.

NAV as of Sept 30, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, NAV grew from EUR 307.9m by 4.6 percent to EUR 322.0m. The management expects further growth in Q4 2017.

Segment in mEUR
Automotive 149.0
Engineering & Technology 62.4
Construction & Infrastructure 43.0
Wood & Paper 40.5
Consumer Goods & Logistics 12.0
Cash at Holding 15.1
Total 322.0

Main drivers for the positive development of NAV have been the progressing integration of the STS Group and therefore the realized synergies as well as the accomplished milestones in the repositioning of Balcke-Dürr.

Company profile of Mutares AG

Mutares AG, Munich (www.mutares.de), acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups that are sold during a repositioning and have a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add ons. The aim is to achieve a significant increase in value focusing on sustainable growth of the portfolio company. Mutares AG shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol “MUX” (ISIN: DE000A0SMSH2).