Manitou: Q3 2017 sales revenue

End of Q3 order book at €526m vs. €244m in Q3’16 and €344m in Q4’16.

Manitou has had a very active third quarter in 2017. “The Group saw buoyant activity in the third quarter. The order intake momentum confirmed Manitou's performance and the positive direction of the markets. Adjusted for the unusual activity generated by the developments in European engine standards in September 2016, the growth in sales revenues in the third quarter is close to what we achieved for the first nine months of the year; a performance to be commended in a context of occasional increased delivery times from some suppliers," reports Michel Denis, Manitou Group president and CEO.

“From a market perspective, construction continued to enjoy the strongest growth, with mature countries seeing continued momentum in the rental companies. The agricultural sector, still affected by the low food prices, maintained the same level as last year, thanks to the modernization of the Manitou range of products. Lastly, the recovery in the prices of raw materials bodes well for improved business in the mining sector. The current depth of the order book and the positive business outlook mean that we can confirm our prospects for 2017,” Denis reports.

Business review by division
With third quarter sales of €232 million, the Material Handling & Access Division - (MHA) recorded an increase of +6% compared to Q3 2016 and +15% over the first nine months of the year (and +15% at constant scope and exchange rates). Driven by demand in the construction and industry sectors, the division was organized to support the acceleration in demand, with the flexibility of its responsiveness impaired by that of certain suppliers.

The Compact Equipment Products Division - (CEP) generated revenue of €59 million, an increase of +24% compared to Q3 2016 and +17% over nine months (+9% at constant scope and exchange rates). In North America, the division recorded a growth in its business activity with regional and national rental companies. In addition, the division has recently benefited from more favorable exchange rates for its exports outside the USA. With revenues of €63 million, the Services & Solutions Division - (S&S) recorded an increase in its revenue of +13% compared to Q3 2016 (+10% at constant scope and exchange rates). The division benefited from the market recovery, which favored an increase in spare parts business. In addition, it continues to deploy new tools and services on a regular basis.

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