Barco Revenue Jumps 33 Percent in 1H 2011, But Says Digital Cinema Growth Is Slowing

Posted by Joe Zaller
Jul 20 2011

Barco said that its revenue for the first half of 2011 was 490.3 million euro, a 33.1% year-on-year increase. There was growth in all divisions except for the Defense & Aerospace division. The highest growth was realized by the Entertainment and the Control Rooms & Simulation divisions. The top line of the Healthcare division and the Ventures increased with high single digit figures compared to the same period the year before.

Sales to Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America (EMEALA) represented 43% of consolidated sales, while 34% of sales were realized in North America and 23% in Asia Pacific. Compared to 1H10 sales were up 30.4% in absolute numbers in the EMEALA region, while they grew respectively with 34.8% and 36.1% in North America and the APAC region.

Order intake in 1H11 was 560.4 million euro. Compared to the same period the year before this is an increase of 8.8%, carried by the  Entertainment and the Healthcare divisions.

In order intake the APAC region realized 29% of total, compared to 34% for North America and 37% for the EMEALA region. The latter region had a decline of 9.2% in orders, while orders in North America and in the APAC region increased with 12.4% and 38.9% respectively.



Commenting on the remainder of 2011, the company said: “Although Barco’s progress has recently been carried predominantly by the growth momentum in the Entertainment and Healthcare divisions, management believes that all other divisions are well on the way to realize their corporate objectives. Even though growth in digital cinema will begin to level off in coming quarters, Barco’s progress is sustainable.  Barring any unexpected macro-economic turmoil 2011 will be a good year for Barco.”


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