SolarWorld AG: Group sales and operating result 2007 boosted by more than 30 percent
Bonn, February 14th, 2008 - In fiscal year 2007 SolarWorld AG consistently expanded the national and the international solar business. Against the background of a strong demand group sales increased by more than 35 percent to 699 (previous year: 515) million EUR in comparison with the previous year. The operating result before interest and taxes (EBIT) grew by 48 percent to 175 (previous year: 118) million EUR thus reflecting the growth of the group along the entire value chain. The annual surplus went up by 33 percent to 97 (previous year: 73) million EUR. These operating results do not include special effects. With special effects the group achieved an EBIT of 202 (previous year: 181) million EUR and an annual surplus of 113 (previous year: 131) million EUR.
SolarWorld acknowledged as strongly growing company and popular employer
Thanks to its consistently implemented expansion strategy in the last few years the SolarWorld Group was among the 50 most vigorously growing technology companies in Germany in 2007. The management consultancy Deloitte thus acknowledged the company in its "Fast 50"-competition for its rapid sales growth since 2002.
In addition, SolarWorld AG was elected one of the one hundred best employers in Germany by the Great Place to Work® Institute Germany supported by the magazines Capital and Impulse. This decision was based on an employee survey.
About SolarWorld AG
SolarWorld AG manufactures solar power systems and in doing so contributes to a cleaner energy supply worldwide. The company, located in Bonn, employs approximately 2,500 people and carries out production in Freiberg, Germany, and Hillsboro, Ore. From raw material silicon to the solar module, SolarWorld manages all stages of production ‒ including its own research and development. Through an international distribution network, SolarWorld supplies customers all over the world with solar modules and complete systems. The company maintains high social standards at all locations across the globe, and has committed itself to resource- and energy-efficient production. SolarWorld has been publicly traded on the stock market since 1999. More information at www.solarworld-usa.com
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