Siemens Friday stated it expected even more substantial impacts from the coronavirus pandemic in the weeks ahead as it ditched its 2020 steering and posted an 18% plunge in industrial revenue during Q2.
The trains to industrial software developers mentioned it now expected a reasonable decline in comparable full-year income. Siemens had beforehand predicted average growth.
Its flagship factory automation unit and smart infrastructure business can be the toughest hit, the company stated.
Throughout Q2, Siemens stated all of its operations had been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as shareholders’ net revenue dropped 64% to 652 million euros ($706.90 million).
Group orders dropped 8% to 15.15 billion euros while adjusted working profit for its industrial enterprise plunged 18% to 1.59 billion euros.
Income was flat at 14.23 billion euros as increases at Siemens Healthineers and its train-making mobility unit offset a decline at Digital Industries.
The figures didn’t include Siemens Gas and Power and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, which are being separated into a new firm called Siemens Energy that shall be floated later this year.
During Q1, the discontinued operations posted a lack of 317 million euros, down from a 205 million euro net revenue a year ago.
Siemens stated it further plans to separate and to list Flender, its mechanical drive manufacturer, which has annual sales of around 2 billion euros. Shareholders will vote on the plan at the subsequent AGM in February 2021.