Schindler, Swiss elevator and escalator manufacturer, just reported a treatment of first-quarter earnings last Thursday, which was helped by strong demand in the residential segment, despite the challenging macroeconomic environment.
The first quarter profit was 47%, with a net profit of 212 million Swiss francs (USD 236 million) for the quarter ended March 31. This figure also beat previous analyst estimates, which amounted to 166.5 million francs.
China alone recovered about 17% of Schindler’s sales. Previously, there was an aggressive settlement in China, where it affected the elevator and escalator manufacturer’s deliveries. However, global supply chain disruptions subsided at the turn of the year after the phenomenon ended.
Analyst J.P. Morgan’s Andrew Wilson said in a note that the earnings report gave some indication that operational action was now helping on the fringes.
Schindler said growth in maintenance and repairs and supply chain recovery is helping the company, even as cost inflation and weaker global trends for new installations weigh.
Schindler said its restructuring measures, including a digitization program and a one-off real estate advantage resulted in a 49-million-franc operational increase in the first quarter.
The group posted sales of 2.80 billion francs, above the 2.62 billion francs expected to be in the consensus the company provided.