Faurecia sees challenging market in 2020
French car parts group Faurecia reported a rise in annual profits and sales, and added it was targeting further growth for 2020 even though market conditions would be challenging this year.
Faurecia said annual operating income for 2019 had risen by 0.7% from the previous year to 1.283 billion euros.
Sales rose 1.4% to 17.77 billion euros and Faurecia’s operating margin stood at 7.2%, while its net cash flow rose 11.2% from last year to 587 million euros.
For 2020, Faurecia said it was targeting more sales growth and a further improvement in profitability, with a target of achieving an operating margin of above 7.2% of sales and net cash flow of above 500 million euros.
Last November, Faurecia said it was targeting reaching sales of more than 20.5 billion euros by 2022.
Faurecia’s 2020 outlook was based on the assumption that worldwide automotive production would fall by 3% compared to 2019, although the company added this outlook did not factor in any hits to the global supply chain from the coronavirus.