»The Siemens team delivered a strong finish to a remarkable year. While shaping the structure of the new Siemens, our industrial and earnings performance in the quarter was up year over year,« said Joe Kaeser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG. »After the Energy spin-off and the Flender disposal, Siemens is very well positioned to lead the industrial transformation going forward.

Fiscal 2020

•    Orders of €60.0 billion and revenue of €57.1 billion, for a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05

•    These figures represent declines of 7% and 2%, respectively, compared to the prior year, on both a nominal and a comparable basis, excluding currency translation and portfolio effects

•    Adjusted EBITA Industrial Businesses of €7.6 billion, 3% below the prior-year level; Adjusted EBITA margin of 14.3% included a positive €0.8 billion effect from the stake in Bentley Systems, Inc., which contributed 1.5 percentage points to the margin, partly offset by severance charges of €0.5 billion which took 0.9 percentage points; results outside Industrial Businesses
impacted by a €0.5 billion impairment of an equity investment

•    Net income declined to €4.2 billion, including a loss of €0.1 billion within discontinued operations compared to income from discontinued operations of €0.5 billion in the prior year, resulting in basic earnings per share (EPS) from net income of €5.00

•    Despite less favorable conditions for cash collection, Free cash flow rose clearly to €6.4 billion, reaching the highest level in the past decade

•    With the spin-off of the energy business, Siemens allocated 55.0% of its ownership interest in Siemens Energy AG to its shareholders, a further 9.9% were transferred to Siemens Pension-Trust e.V and the remaining 35.1% of shares are held by Siemens and reported within Reconciliation to Consolidated Financial Statements as Siemens Energy Investment

•    After the successful spin-off of Siemens Energy, Siemens proposes a dividend of €3.50 per share, consisting of €3.00 at the upper end of our targeted dividend payout ratio, supplemented by an additional €0.50

Q4 Fiscal 2020

•    Orders were €15.6 billion, nearly level with the same quarter a year ago and revenue was €15.3 billion, 6% lower year-over-year; orders and revenue development strongly impacted by negative currency translation effects; book-to-bill ratio above one, at 1.02 •    On a comparable basis, orders rose 2% and revenue declined 3%

•    Adjusted EBITA Industrial Businesses increased to €2.6 billion; Adjusted EBITA margin of 18.7% included a positive €0.5 billion effect from the stake in Bentley Systems Inc., which contributed 3.8 percentage points to the margin, partly offset by severance charges of €0.1 billion which took 0.8 percentage points; results outside Industrial Businesses included the above-
mentioned €0.5 billion impairment of an equity investment

•    Net income of €1.9 billion, up 28% from Q4 FY 2019, benefiting from €0.8 billion in income from discontinued operations, resulting in basic EPS of €2.20

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