For the year 2015 EB expects that the net sales and operating result will grow from the previous year (net sales of EUR 224.1 million and operating profit of EUR 16.8 million, in 2014). Net sales growth rate in 2015 is expected to be higher than in the previous year (net sales growth of 12.5 per cent, 2014).
The demand for R&D services and software products of the Automotive Business Segment is expected to continue as good. Net sales growth is expected to be almost at the same level as in the previous year (net sales growth of 24.0 per cent in 2014) and operating profit is expected to be at least at the same level than in the previous year (operating profit of EUR 16.0 million, in 2014).
In the Wireless Business Segment, the demand for R&D services and products is expected to develop positively especially in the authority markets and in various applications where wireless connectivity is needed. The net sales and operating profit are expected to grow from the previous year (net sales of EUR 53.0 million and operating profit of EUR 1.0 million in 2014).
The operating profit outlooks above do not include non-recurring costs resulting from the planned partial demerger. The total amount of non-recurring costs is estimated to be approximately EUR 2 million in 2015 in case the planned partial demerger will be implemented.
More specific market outlook is presented under the sections “Market outlook for the Automotive Business Segment“ and “Market outlook for the Wireless Business Segment“.
More information about other uncertainties regarding the outlook is presented in the sections “Risks and uncertainties“ and “Events after the review period“.