Revenue in the EMEA region increased by 8.9 percent (adjusted for currency effects: 10.8 percent), resulting in total revenue of €91.2m (prior year: €83.7m). Business in the core markets of Germany and France developed well.
Revenue in the Americas region remained stable, increasing by 3.9 percent (adjusted for currency effects: 11.8 percent) to €94.1m (prior year: €90.5m).
Once again, there was a positive trend in the Asia/Pacific (APAC) region. At €109.5m, revenue was significantly higher than the prior-year figure of €105.8m – an increase of 3.5 percent (adjusted for currency effects: 6.6 percent). A large part of this growth is attributable to the Chinese market, as well as South Korea.
Earnings per share (EPS) amounted to €0.32, which was down slightly compared with the prior-year EPS of €0.38. This decrease is mainly due to the proceeds generated on the disposal of assets at the Ontario site, which were recognized in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016/17.
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG's objective for fiscal year 2017/18 continues to be to grow at at least the same rate as the underlying market. The EBIT margin is expected to be within the range also forecast for the medium term, of 14 to 16 percent on an adjusted basis.