Brilon, March 28, 2019: the 2018 financial year saw CENTROTEC Sustainable AG, Brilon, increase its consolidated revenue across all three segments by 3.5 % to EUR 614.7 million (previous year EUR 594.2 million). The operating result (EBIT) rose 3.8 % to EUR 30.4 million (previous year EUR 29.3 million). Especially the Gas Flue Systems and Medical Technologies & Engineering Plastics segments delivered above-average revenue and earnings. In the Climate Systems segment, increased market shares in the German heating market as well as continued growth in the international sales markets paved the way for further revenue growth. Merely the area of combined heat and power units, which is equally part of the Climate Systems segment, featured revenue and earnings well below the prior-year figures, among other reasons because of the unclear regulatory environment. The poorer investment result at the balance sheet date caused earnings per share to fall to EUR 0.74 (previous year EUR 1.13). However thanks to the still-solid financial position, the dividend is to be kept at EUR 0.30.