Half-Year Figures: ZEISS Looks back on Good First Six Months Overall

Half-year revenue reaches 3.2 billion euros (+6% compared to prior year) – EBIT at 455 million euros (+12 million euros compared to prior year)

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29 May 2020 | News

ZEISS: Helping out Where It's Needed

An important element during the aid campaigns was to ensure that enough masks were available. In recent weeks, ZEISS has donated over 250,000 masks of different types to healthcare institutions. The masks were given to the places that needed them the most: hospitals, doctors' surgeries, and healthcare establishments.

19 May 2020 | Press Release

Half-Year Figures: ZEISS Looks back on Good First Six Months Overall

Overall, the first six months of fiscal year 2019/20 went well for the ZEISS Group. It saw its revenue rise by 6 percent (compared to 3 percent) to EUR 3.213 billion. At EUR 455 million, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were slightly higher than the previous year (EUR 443 million). The EBIT margin was at 14.2%. Incoming orders hit EUR 3.601 billion.

11 May 2020 | Press Release

Carl Zeiss Meditec increases revenue in first six months of 2019/20

Carl Zeiss Meditec generated revenue of €714.9m in the first six months of 2019/20 (prior year: €667.2m), achieving growth of 7.2% (adjusted for currency effects: +5.8%) compared with the same period of the prior year. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) decreased slightly to €102.5m (prior year: €110.4m). The EBIT margin was 14.3% (prior year: 16.5%).

02 April 2020 | News

Latest on the Covid-19 Situation

In response to the spread of the coronavirus, ZEISS has developed comprehensive measures to protect employees and maintain smart business continuity.

20 April 2020 | News

International ZEISS Symposium 2020 Postponed

In light of the current developments related to the coronavirus, the international ZEISS Symposium 2020 "Optics in the Medical World" has been postponed until next year. It was set to take place on 17 June 2020 in Oberkochen.

20 April 2020 | Press Release

Jian-Wei Pan to Receive ZEISS Research Award

Jian-Wei Pan, Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, in Hefei, is the winner of the prestigious ZEISS Research Award 2020. He is one of the world's leading researchers in the field of quantum technology.


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© KyeongJun Yang, Republic Of Korea, Winner, ZEISS Photography Award, 2020
© KyeongJun Yang, Republic Of Korea, Winner, ZEISS Photography Award, 2020
© KyeongJun Yang, Republic Of Korea, Winner, ZEISS Photography Award, 2020
© KyeongJun Yang, Republic Of Korea, Winner, ZEISS Photography Award, 2020
ZEISS Lightsheet 7
Researchers can use the exceptionally stable ZEISS Lightsheet 7 to observe living samples over extended periods of time, or to image large optically cleared specimens.
ZEISS Lightsheet 7
Illumination principle of ZEISS Lightsheet 7
ZEISS Lightsheet 7
Image of a mouse kidney with ZEISS Lightsheet 7 detection optics 5× / 0.16foc. 3D whole organ imaging and computational image analysis help to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms of various kidney diseases, e.g. diabetic nephropathy. © Sample courtesy of U. Roostalu, Denmark
ZEISS Victory SF 32
The ZEISS Victory SF 32 offers an exceptionally wide field of view with up to 155m, setting new standards in nature observation and hunting
ZEISS Conquest V4
New features offer greater flexibility and visibility for the ZEISS Conquest V4 range of high-performance riflescopes.
ZEISS DTI 3/35 – The First Thermal Imaging Camera from ZEISS
ZEISS is proud to announce the release of the ZEISS DTI 3/35, its first thermal imaging camera specially developed for hunting.
ZEISS Semiconductor Mask Solutions Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award.
ZEISS Semiconductor Mask Solutions Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award.

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Half-Year Press Conference 2019/20

ZEISS Looks back on Good First Six Months Overall
Half-year revenue reaches 3.2 billion euros (+6% compared to prior year) – EBIT at 455 million euros (+12 million euros compared to prior year)

Annual Report

Annual Report 2018/19 for the ZEISS Group

The ZEISS Group continued its growth trajectory, with revenue and earnings reaching new heights in fiscal year 2018/19, which ended 30 September 2019. Revenue grew by 11 percent, reaching 6.428 billion euros (previous year: 5.817 billion euros). Adjusted for currency and consolidation effects , revenue rose by 8 percent.