A sharp rise in the cost basis, delayed reaction to a decline in demand and the effect of one-time impacts in the second half of 2022 led to a significant reduction in EBIT and Group profit.
The Forbo Group – a leading producer of floor coverings, building and construction adhesives, as well as power transmission and conveyor belt solutions – reported net sales of CHF 1,293 million for the business year 2022. This corresponds to growth of 8% in local currencies (+3% in the corporate currency). For the 2022 business year, management expects EBIT to come in at CHF 131 million (including one-time impacts of CHF 20 million), with a Group profit of CHF 101 million and a significantly lower free cash flow of slightly below CHF 50 million. Publication of the financial statements and Annual Report is set for March 2, 2023. The targeted implementation of strategic projects and initiatives which is already underway, along with the simplification of structures, will enable Forbo to meet the current challenges and ensure the sustainable success of the company.