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Earnings Release and Financial Results Q4 FY 2019: Siemens delivers strong Q4, fiscal-year guidance fully achieved in all respects

Outlook

We expect global macroeconomic development to remain subdued in fiscal 2020, with risks particularly related to geopolitical and geoeconomic uncertainties. We assume a moderate decline in market volume for our short-cycle businesses. Given the foregoing, we expect the Siemens Group to again achieve moderate growth in comparable revenue, net of currency translation and portfolio effects, and a book-to-bill ratio above 1.
Digital Industries expects fiscal 2020 comparable revenue to remain level compared to the prior-year, outperforming the broader market, despite continued weakness in its most important short-cycle markets, particularly the automotive and machine tool industries. Adjusted EBITA margin is expected at 17% to 18%.
Smart Infrastructure expects to achieve moderate comparable revenue growth in fiscal 2020, driven by its longer-cycle solutions and service business, even as its short-cycle industrial products business faces headwinds from a market slowdown. Adjusted EBITA margin is expected at 10% to 11%.
Economic cycles have limited impact on the markets for Mobility, which anticipates mid-single-digit comparable revenue growth in fiscal 2020 driven by its rolling stock business, which ramped up several large rail projects toward the end of fiscal 2019. Adjusted EBITA margin is expected at 10% to 11%.
While energy markets are assumed to remain challenging with some signs of stabilization, Gas and Power expects a moderate comparable revenue growth particularly including execution on its large order backlog. Adjusted EBITA margin is expected at 2% to 5%. 
As previously announced, we plan to carve out Gas and Power and to contribute our 59% stake in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to create a new entity, Siemens Energy. For this entity, we plan a spin-off and public listing before the end of fiscal 2020, with Siemens Energy becoming part of discontinued operations prior to the spin-off. We expect this to result in substantial positive effects within discontinued operations, including a substantial gain at spin-off, which cannot yet be reliably quantified.
For our EPS guidance we assume these positive effects will offset carve-out costs and tax expenses related to the spin-off and Group-wide severance charges for the fiscal year. Taken together with our previously mentioned expectations for fiscal 2020, we expect this to result in basic earnings per share (EPS) from net income in the range from €6.30 to €7.00 compared to €6.41in fiscal 2019.
This outlook excludes charges related to legal and regulatory matters.


Please read the complete Earnings Release and Financial Results:  
Earnings Release and Financial Results Q4 FY2019


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The weakening of the global economy accelerated clearly during fiscal 2019. Nevertheless, we were again able to underscore Siemens' performance aspiration with a brilliant fourth quarter. We fully achieved our fiscal-year guidance in all aspects! Our Vision 2020+ strategic concept is beginning to get traction. In particular, this includes the progress of the planned high priority public listing of Siemens Energy where we are well on track. The global Siemens team has done an excellent job once again in fiscal 2019. In addition to a strong operating performance, we also successfully launched the largest transformation in our company’s history. I am proud of this extraordinary team and look forward to sharing our tasks in the new fiscal year.

Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG 

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