Orell Füssli AG / Keywords: Various
24 November 2022 / 07:00 CET/CEST
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Orell Füssli presents the growth strategy until 2028 at the Capital Markets Day
Zurich, November 24, 2022 – On Capital Markets Day 2022, Orell Füssli will provide an insight into its business areas and their strategic priorities for the future. The growth strategy, which is aiming for sales of CHF 300 million by 2028, is based on a robust business model, the further development and expansion of existing business and the establishment of new digital business areas.
New business area: Trusted digital certificates
Orell Füssli’s growth strategy focuses on two important social trends: security and education. The education and training industry is driven by increasing digitization and the needs of individuals for lifelong learning. The issue of security concerns the protection of valuable documents and documents from misuse and forgery. Orell Füssli addresses these growth markets as a system provider of security solutions and identification systems, as the market leader in stationary and online book retailing and as a major provider of Swiss educational media.
Trustworthy digital certificates are a new, relevant future topic for Orell Füssli and a business area with great international potential that is to be expanded in the coming years. The first implemented applications in this area will be presented at the Capital Markets Day.
Financial outlook: Targeted investments and an attractive dividend policy
To further develop the business, Orell Füssli plans to make targeted investments in the expansion of solutions along the existing value chain and in new fields of technology. The basis is solid financing and a strong balance sheet, a high equity ratio and stable cash flow generation. In the coming years, too, the company will increasingly focus on sustainability as an integral part of the corporate strategy combined with clear goals. In addition to exploiting new growth opportunities, Orell Füssli is concentrating on securing profitability and creating additional added value for shareholders. Orell Füssli has set itself the goal of increasing sales to CHF 300 million and an EBIT margin of 8% in the strategic period up to 2028. A substantial part of 60-80% of the net profit is to be paid out as a dividend in the future. For the current financial year, the company continues to expect a slight increase in sales and the EBIT margin at the previous year’s level.
“With our growth strategy up to 2028, we are opening a new chapter in the history of Orell Füssli. Our core business in the area of safety and education is to be further developed in a targeted manner. As additional support, we are building a promising business field with international potential, including trustworthy digital certificates,” says Daniel Link, CEO Orell Füssli.
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Orell Fussli is a pioneer in the field of safety and education. As an expert in security solutions for the state and citizens and a leading Swiss player in the book trade, Orell Füssli supports its customers with a unique and customer-specific offer.
As a leading system provider of security technologies and identification systems and a long-standing partner of governments, Orell Füssli creates technological standards. In the field of security printing and serialization, Orell Füssli offers innovative printing processes and services for the production and successful protection of banknotes, security documents and ID documents.
With its attractive large and specialist bookstores, Orell Füssli offers a real book shopping experience. In the book retail sector, Orell Füssli has a 50% stake in Orell Füssli Thalia AG, which offers a comprehensive range of products and services with 45 branches in German-speaking Switzerland and various e-commerce services. Orell Füssli provides logistics and other services for libraries and companies. Orello Füssli Verlag focuses on educational and educational media as well as children’s books that impart knowledge.
Orell Füssli was founded over 500 years ago and, with around 600 employees in five countries, generates sales of around CHF 210 million. Orell Füssli is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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