Siemens AG posted a net loss of EUR1.66 billion ($1.71 billion) for the quarter ending June 30, compared to analysts’ forecast of EUR532 million loss according to consensus estimates provided by Siemens (as reported in MarketWatch). This is the German company's first quarterly loss since the fourth quarter of 2010, It had a profit of EUR1.35 billion a year earlier.
Revenue for the quarter came in at EUR17.87 billion, beating analysts’ expectations of EUR17.47 billion. The figure is also higher than the year-ago period’s EUR16.09 billion.
Orders climbed to EUR22.01 billion, from EUR20.49 billion.
The conglomerate had booked an impairment of EUR2.7 billion on its investment in Siemens Energy AG during the quarter. It also incurred around EUR600 million in Russia-related charges.
Looking ahead, Siemens cut its full-year 2022 outlook on basic earnings per share from net income before purchase price allocation to a range of EUR5.33 to EUR5.73, vs. prior forecast of EUR8.70 to EUR9.10 previously, owing to the Siemens Energy impairment. The company reaffirmed its forecast of 6% to 8% growth in comparable revenue, net of currency translation and portfolio effects.