Fiscal year 2023: RENK Group AG continues profitable growth trajectory

Mar 27, 2024 07:30 AM

RENK Group AG / Key word(s): Annual Results/Annual Results
Fiscal year 2023: RENK Group AG continues profitable growth trajectory

27.03.2024 / 07:30 CET/CEST
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Fiscal year 2023: RENK Group AG continues profitable growth trajectory

  • Further revenue growth: 926 million euros (2022: 849 million euros)
  • Record for order intake: approaching 1.3 billion euros (2022: 987 million euros)
  • Total order backlog at record high (4.6 billion euros)
  • EBIT: 150 million euros (2022: 144 million euros)
  • Sustained strong growth forecast for 2024 (1.0 - 1.1 billion euros revenue, 16 - 18% margin)
  • Defense sector delivers strong growth momentum

Augsburg, March 27, 2024 – RENK Group AG, a leading manufacturer of drive solutions for the military and civilian sectors, has again grown profitably in fiscal year 2023. Revenue increased year-on-year by 9.0% to 926 million euros (2022: 849 million euros). Across all company segments and regions, order intake in 2023 reached an all-time high approaching 1.3 billion euros (2022: 987 million euros). Total order backlog reached a record high of 4.6 billion euros. EBIT of RENK Group AG rose to 150 million euros (2022: 144 million euros). On this basis, payment of a € 0.30 per share dividend for fiscal 2023 will be proposed to the general meeting on June 26, 2024.

"The strong order intake and revenue growth of our segments over the past fiscal year reflect the high demand for our products and technological solutions", explained Susanne Wiegand, CEO of RENK Group AG. "The worldwide high need for a return to high-level equipping of armed forces is a boost for us and will remain a growth driver going forward."

Growth in all business units

The Vehicle Mobility Solutions segment closed the fiscal year with further revenue growth (2023: 528 million euros,
+ 8.8% compared to previous year) and an EBIT of 106 million euros (2022: 113 million euros). Order intake rose to
798 million euros (+ 32.7% compared to previous year), driven primarily by growth in North America.

Posting growth numbers for order intake, revenue and profitability, the Marine & Industry segment also achieved further growth. Order intake developed positively with a value totaling 368 million euros (+ 28.5% compared to previous year), due particularly to strong customer demand in the Navy sector. Compared to the previous year's figures, revenue was 7.3% up at 296 million euros, driven mainly by growth in the Industry sector across both new and aftersales business. EBIT increased 37.5% to 28 million euros (2022: 21 million euros).

The Slide Bearings segment also continued to develop positively. Order intake grew 12.8% to 121 million euros (2022: 107 million euros). Definitive in this respect were orders for marine horizontal bearings and special client applications. Revenue increased to 111 million euros (+ 22.0% compared to previous year), particularly in e-bearings, marine horizontal bearings and aftersales business. EBIT increased to 17 million euros (2022: 13 million euros).

Key decisions for further growth in 2024

For fiscal year 2024, RENK Group AG is expecting growth to continue and is confirming its financial forecast. The company anticipates revenues of 1.0 - 1.1 billion euros and an adjusted EBIT margin of 16 - 18%. The medium-term targets (~ 10% organic revenue growth and 19 - 20% margin) also remain unchanged. "In a challenging 2023 we met our targets and for 2024 we again see ourselves well on course for continuing our profitable growth", asserts Christian Schulz, CFO of RENK Group AG.

In the first quarter further measures were implemented to realize market potentials that will emerge in the course of this fiscal year, particularly in the defense sector. The successful stock exchange listing of RENK Group AG on February 7, 2024 laid the groundwork for further international growth. Following the successfully concluded refinancing, on February 23, 2024 rating agency Moody's uprated RENK GmbH to Ba3 (from B1) and upgraded the outlook to positive (from stable). Consequently, the company’s financing is on solid footing on the equity as well as on the debt side.

On February 1, 2024, Dr Emmerich Schiller joined the management board of RENK GmbH and assumed responsibility for production and supply chain management. His primary focus will be on upscaling from small-scale to high-volume production, elevating it to the next level. To continue growing successfully, moreover, the Executive Board of RENK Group AG is in process of being enlarged. With effect from April 1, 2024, Dr Alexander Sagel will be part of Susanne Wiegand's team alongside Christian Schulz. He will assume responsibility for the operational management of the Vehicle Mobility Solutions, Marine & Industry and Slide Bearings segments. The Operations and Technology functions will also report to him.

"Over recent months we have established preconditions that will sustainably strengthen our growth going forward. Furthermore, in the coming months we are going to further extend our technology leadership with innovative products and solutions", says Susanne Wiegand.



Group key metrics, 2023 (in € millions) at a glance

RENK Group AG 2022 2023 %-Change
Order intake
987 1277 +29.4
849 926 +9.0
144 150 +3.9


Segment key metrics, 2023 (in € millions) at a glance

Vehicle Mobility Solutions 2022 2023 %-Change
Order intake
602 798 +32.7
486 528 +8.8
113 106 -6.2


Marine & Industry 2022 2023 %-Change
Order intake
287 368 +28.5
276 296 +7.3
21 28 +37.5


Slide Bearings 2022 2023 %-Change
Order intake
107 121 +12.8
91 111 +22.0
13 17 +29.5


About RENK Group AG

Headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, RENK Group AG is a globally leading manufacturer of mission-critical drive solutions across diverse military and civil end markets. Our product portfolio includes gear units, transmissions, power-packs, hybrid propulsion systems, suspension systems, slide bearings, couplings & clutches and test systems. With this broad product portfolio RENK Group AG serves in particular customers in industries for military vehicles, naval, civil marine, and industrial applications focused on energy. In the fiscal year 2023, RENK Group AG generated revenue of EUR 926 million.

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Mr Günther Hörbst
Head of Corporate Communications

Gögginger Straße 73
86159 Augsburg

+49(0)821 5700 703

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