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KBA has published its 2010 full-year results posting a pre-tax profit of EUR 15.3m ($22.3m), up from EUR 2.9m in 2009.

The company said orders for the year jumped a massive 45.4% to EUR 1.3bn split fairly evenly between sheetfed presses, which increased a third, and web and special presses, which increased nearly 60% year-on-year.

Express Newspapers' mammoth press order is included in the order backlog numbers, although will only be included in sales figures for 2011.

Sales for the year came in at EUR 1.17bn, up 12.3%, and the company posted a net profit of EUR 12.5m, nearly twice the previous year's EUR 6.6m, with the company proposing a 30-cent dividend.

However, chief executive Helge Hansen was stoic about the results. "Last year's growth rates were high partly because they followed exceptionally poor prior-year figures, and are therefore unlikely to be repeated on this scale. For 2011, we are targeting a moderate increase in sales and earnings, with both divisions contributing their share." However, he was unwilling to offer further guidance given current market volatility.