H1 2022 Results
Brembo’s Board of Directors, chaired by Matteo Tiraboschi, met today and approved the Group’s half-year results at 30 June 2022.
In the reporting period, net consolidated revenues amounted to €1,746.5 million, up 28.3% (+23.2% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis) compared to the first half of the previous year. Following the acquisition of the Spanish J.Juan Group, effective 1 November 2021, the consolidation scope changed; on a like-for-like consolidation basis, the increase was 24.4%. On a like-for-like exchange rate and consolidation basis, revenues rose by 19.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.
In the reporting period, the Group reported a very positive performance across all sectors in which it operates: the car segment rose by 27.6%, motorbike applications by 44.3% (+12.2% on a like-for-like consolidation basis), applications for commercial vehicles by 17.4% and those for racing vehicles by 24.2% compared to the first half of 2021.
At geographical level, sales rose by 15.9% in Italy, by 27.5% in Germany and by 10.1% in France, whereas they declined by 3.4% in the United Kingdom (-4.1% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis). The North American market (USA, Mexico and Canada) grew by 49.8% (+37.4% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis) and the South American market (Brazil and Argentina) increased by 44.9% (+25.4% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis). India grew by 30.9% (+23.4% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis) and China by 24.6% (+14.0% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis), while Japan decreased by 25.6% (-26.4% on a like-for-like exchange rate basis).
In H1 2022, the cost of sales and other net operating costs amounted to €1,148.5 million, with a 65.8% ratio to sales, up in percentage terms compared to 62.0% for the same period of the previous year (€843.9 million).
Personnel expenses amounted to €301.7 million, with a 17.3% ratio to sales, decreasing compared to the same period of the previous year (18.7% of sales). At 30 June 2022, workforce numbered 12,797 (of which 628 from the J.Juan Group), compared to 12,656 at 31 March 2022 and 12,225 at 31 December 2021.
EBITDA amounted to €305.3 million (EBITDA margin: 17.5%) compared to €270.2 million (EBITDA margin: 19.9%) for H1 2021. EBIT amounted to €187.5 million (EBIT margin: 10.7%) compared to €165.8 million (EBIT margin: 12.2%) for H1 2021.
Net interest income for the period amounted to €2.9 million (net interest expense of €1.5 million in H1 2021) and included interest expense amounting to €6.0 million (€5.3 million in H1 2021) and net exchange gains of €8.9 million (€3.8 million in H1 2021). Income from investments was €7.8 million compared to €3.9 million in H1 2021.
Pre-tax profit was €198.2 million compared to €168.2 million for H1 2021. Based on the tax rates applicable under current tax regulations in force in each country, estimated taxes amounted to €49.0 million (€41.4 million in H1 2021), with a tax rate of 24.7% compared to 24.6% for the same period of the previous year.
The first half of the year ended with a net profit of €148.9 million, up 17.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.
Net financial debt at 30 June 2022 amounted to €595.1 million, up €98.2 million compared to 30 June 2021. Excluding the impact of IFRS 16, net financial debt would be €368.0 million, up €77.8 million compared to 30 June 2021.