Derby Cycle AG's E-Bike Shipments Set Blistering Pace in 1H(
Derby Cycle AG, Germany's largest bicycle manufacturer in terms of sales, reported total revenue reached €134.2 million in the first two quarters of the current financial year, up 17.3 percent from the year earlier period.
Earnings before income taxes (EBIT) grew 25.1 percent to €13.1 million, or 9.8 percent of sales, up 60 basis points from the corresponding previous-year period. Consolidated net income increased 31.5 percent to €7.9 million, or €1.05 of earnings per share, compared to €6.0 million, or €0.91 a year earlier.
The continuing growth trend in the electric bikes area formed the basis for the positive business progress during the first six months of the 2011/12 financial year. While the number of electric bikes sold in the comparable period of the previous year amounted to 38,899 units, sales grew by 36.7 percent to 53,190 units in the period under review.
In overall terms, approximately 252,248 bicycles from the Kalkhoff, Raleigh, Rixe, Focus and Univega brands were shipped at Group level in the period under review, compared with 243,890 bikes in the comparable period, representing 3.4 percent growth. The foreign share of revenue remained stable at 30.8 percent (prior-year period: 32.1 percent).
“We have continued our success story of the past years during the current business year,” said Mathias Seidler, CEO of Derby Cycle AG. “Our operating business registered growth both in Germany and on foreign markets. With significant growth in the sales of electric bikes, we have also further expanded our leading position in this high-revenue growth market."
Derby Cycle is Germany's largest bicycle manufacturer in terms of revenues, and one of the leading manufacturers in Europe. In particular, global demand growth for high-quality electric and sports bicycles, as well as the company's advancing internationalisation in all European volume markets, are reflected in the company's dynamic growth.
Derby Cycle's product range comprises electric bicycles, sports bicycles for leisure and competition purposes, as well as comfort bikes for everyday and travel use. These bicycles are sold through the established Kalkhoff, FOCUS, Raleigh, Univega and Rixe brands. All models are developed and assembled at the company's base in Cloppenburg, Germany. These high-quality products are distributed through specialist retailers who provide their customers with professional advice and extensive service.
With around 614 employees, Derby Cycle achieved revenue of € 235.5 million in the fiscal year 2010/2011, 66.9 percent of which was generated in Germany, and 33.1 percent abroad. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) amounted to approximately € 19.6 million. Derby Cycle sold a total of around 482,000 bicycles, of which 87,000 comprised e-bikes. The company forecasts revenues of € 250 million to 270 million, and an EBIT margin of 8 to 9 percent (2010/11: 8.3 percent) for the 2011/12 fiscal year that ends on September 30, 2012.
(Derby Cycle AG a déclaré que les recettes totales ont atteint € 134,2 millions au cours des deux premiers trimestres / 德比周期AG报道，前两个季度的总收入达到1.342亿欧元 / Derby Cycle AG berichtet Gesamtumsatz erreicht 134.200.000 € in den ersten beiden Quartalen / ダービーサイクルAGは、総収入は第2四半期に€134.2万人に達し報告 )