Home Solutions Lead Business For SMA Solar

German Solar Inverter Company’s H1/2023 Revenues Grew By 65%; Reiterates Annual Guidance

Home Solutions Lead Business For SMA Solar

SMA Solar’s H1/2023 financials improved significantly on an annual basis. (Photo Credit: SMA Solar Technology AG)

  • SMA Solar’s H1/2023 revenues improved 65.1% annually to €778.9 million  
  • Home Solutions led sales, followed by C&I and Large Scale & Project Solutions  
  • Backlog increased to €2.45 billion, comprising €2.07 billion product business

Improved supply situation and strong demand for its products led SMA Solar Technology to sell 7.213 GW worth of solar inverters in H1/2023, up from 5.75 GW in the previous year. Management has reported increased sales and earnings in all 3 business segments.  

The German solar inverter manufacturer earned €778.9 million revenues during the 1st half of 2023, reflecting an annual increase of 65.1%. A total of 75.3% of external sales calculated before sales deductions, were generated in Europe, Middle East and Africa region. North and South Americas contributed 19.6% to its sales, followed by Asia Pacific with 5.1%.   

The Home Solutions segment contributed the most with €327.3 million, having doubled its sales over the period, followed by Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Solutions whose €194.2 million sales went up 64%. The Large Scale and Project Solutions segment registered annual growth of 18.1% to €257.4 million.  

All three segments also closed the first half of 2023 with a positive result and have thus returned to profitability earlier than planned,” said SMA CFO Barbara Gregor.  

Compared to a net loss of -€10.6 million last year, net income increased to €103.5 million. EBITDA too rose significantly from €15.9 million in H1/2022 to €125.3 million this year with an EBITDA margin of 16.1%, attributed to increase in sales, improved supply, decrease in production cost and continued high-margin product mix.   

However, it is the product business that accounts for more than ¾ of the group’s total backlog of €2.45 billion with €2.07 billion.  

With a growing order backlog and increasing demand in the market, SMA expects its annual sales to increase up to €1.85 billion on 2023. (Photo Credit: SMA Solar Technology AG)

Guidance 

SMA has reiterated its increased annual sales guidance for 2023 at €1.7 billion to €1.85 billion when it expects to sell 17 GW to 19 GW of inverters, up from 12.2 GW sold in 2022. EBITDA is guided within the €230 million to €270 million range, while EBIT is anticipated between €190 million and €230 million.   

According to the company, “For the second half of 2023, the Managing Board anticipates a stabilization of sales and earnings in the Home Solutions segment at a high level and a rising share of sales and earnings from the C&I and Large Scale & Project Solutions segments.” 

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