Continental Results Break All Records
Continental AG’s most recent financial results show that the company has broken all previous records, including the one billion euro EBIT barrier. Speaking to Tyres & Accessories, Continental chairman, Manfred Wennemer, explained that the company achieved the one billion euro mark, despite the costs incurred in the partial closure of the company’s Mayfield plant.
With regard to US business, Mr Wennemer said that while the company is still in deep water, the situation is considerably better than in recent years. The Continental chairman went on to speak of his belief that this area of business will break even by the end of the year, as has been suggested before.
As far as 2005 is concerned, Mr Wennemer is confident that Continental can top this year’s impressive results. Chief financial officer, Dr Alan Hippe, demonstrated this feeling of optimism when he pointed out that company debts had dropped to less than one billion euros. The company’s share value also has the potential to increase by 40 per cent in the next two years, he added. Continental shares are currently trading at 52.50 euros.