The Executive Board of Krones AG today adopted further structural measures for capacity adjustment, deciding on a further reduction by 350 positions at Krones locations in Germany. This additional reduction in the workforce will be implemented in a socially responsible manner.
The total expense of the structural measures for capacity adjustment in the 2020 financial year will be around €65 million. In consequence, the Executive Board expects an EBITDA margin for 2020 of 3.5 % to 4.0 %. Excluding the expense of the workforce reduction measures, this corresponds to the previous guidance for the EBITDA margin of 5.5% to 6.0%. In addition, the Executive Board expects goodwill impairments and other value adjustments in a total amount of around €10 million for the full 2020 financial year.
Explanations of the cited financial performance indicators are provided in the Krones Group’s Annual Report online at https://www.krones.com/media/downloads/GB_2019_Konzern_e.pdf, primarily on pages 49 onwards and page 57.