Outlook

DEUTZ AG performs the head-office functions of the DEUTZ Group and is the biggest production company within the Group by some margin. Because of DEUTZ AG’s wide-ranging relationships with other Group companies and because of its size within the Group, the expectations presented in the Group outlook for 2017 are essentially the same as those for DEUTZ AG. We therefore anticipate that the revenue of DEUTZ AG will develop largely in line with the statements made for the DEUTZ Group. As the one-off effect resulting from the reversal of the impairment losses recognised on our receivables from Ad. Strüver KG in the reporting year will not be repeated, we expect net income in 2017 to be slightly lower than in 2016. Moreover DEUTZ AG's Board of Management decided in February 2017 to examine whether the Cologne-Deutz site can be sold quickly on attractive terms and has authorised the initiation of negotiations on selling the site. If the outcome of these negotiations is positive, DEUTZ AG may be able to generate a substantial one-off gain within a short period of time – and possibly recognise some of this gain in 2017 – depending on the specific contractual arrangements. Further information can be found in the outlook for the DEUTZ Group.