The expected macroeconomic, political and industry-specific conditions in the markets addressed by the Koenig & Bauer Group provide the basis for the forecast for 2022 (1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022) and subsequent years.
The following estimates are based on the assumption that no further setbacks or intensified restrictions compared with the current situation arise from the Ukraine-Russia crisis, the resulting war and the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus as a result, and the fight against the pandemic. In addition, supply chain bottlenecks and the associated material price increases as well as increased energy costs continue to burden the Company and are not foreseeable due to the limited forward visibility with regard to the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Koenig & Bauer expects a slight increase over the previous year in Group revenue and operating EBIT margin in 2022.
At the date on which the consolidated financial statements were completed, a reliable assessment of the extent of the impact of the aforementioned risks was not possible due to the limited forward visibility, meaning that no precise statement on future development for 2022 can be made.