RHI AG

EANS-Adhoc: RHI AG
Preliminary results 2013

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annual result
25.02.2014


Business Development
In a persisting difficult market environment, the RHI Group's sales volume fell
by 6.0% from 1,850,000 tons to 1,739,000 tons due to weaker steel business in
Europe and the Middle East, declining volume in the business unit cement and a
lower number of new construction projects in the business unit environment,
energy, chemicals.
 
Revenues amounted to EUR 1,754.7 million in the past financial year after EUR
1,835.7 million in the year 2012. The decline in revenues, which at 4.4% was
slightly more moderate than the decline in volume, was primarily attributable to
the contribution to revenues by the 69.6% share in the Indian company Orient
Refractories Ltd., which was acquired in late April, and improvements in the
product mix.
 
The operating result before restructuring effects dropped significantly from EUR
164.4 million in the previous year to EUR 126.8 million in the year 2013. This
development was caused especially by difficulties in the fusion line in
Porsgrunn, Norway, which burdened the operating result with more than EUR 30
million, and weaker capacity utilization of the production plants resulting from
the decline in sales volume. The operating result also includes write-offs
totaling EUR 6.5 million for the engineering and the steel construction of the
investment project in Brazil, which was stopped, and negative currency effects
of EUR 16.9 million.

The restructuring result of EUR (15.7) million includes net proceeds from the
termination of the US Chapter 11 proceedings amounting to EUR 76.0 million on
the one hand, and restructuring expenses of EUR 24.7 million for the closure of
the site in Duisburg, Germany, an impairment of EUR 65.3 million based on the
revised assumptions for the plant in Norway and a write-down of EUR 1.7 million
resulting from product and process optimizations at the raw materials plant in
Dashiqiao,China, on the other hand.

EBIT in the past financial year amounted to EUR 111.1 million after EUR 167.6
million in the year 2012. The EBIT margin fell from 9.1% to 6.3% in 2013.

The profit for the year thus amounted to EUR 63.4 million in 2013 after EUR
113.5 million in the previous year. Earnings per share declined from EUR 2.85 to
EUR 1.57. The Management Board of RHI AG will propose a dividend of EUR 0.75 to
the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2014.

Financial and Assets Position
Net cash flow from operating activities increased from EUR 161.1 million in the
year 2012 to EUR 171.5 million in the year 2013 due to net cash inflow of EUR
24.8 million resulting from the termination of the US Chapter 11 proceedings.

After the record level realized in the previous year, net cash flow from
investing activities decreased from EUR (165.9) million to EUR (125.1) million
in the year 2013, which primarily resulted from the increase in self-supply with
raw materials, with a positive effect from the sale of non-current assets and
land in Turkey, Germany, Austria and Chile, which added up to EUR 6.9 million
(previous year: EUR 8.6 million).

The balance sheet total of the RHI Group declined by 6.8% from EUR 1,849.6
million in the previous year to EUR 1,724.0 million in the year 2013, which was
primarily attributable to a decrease in non-current assets resulting from an
impairment made for the plant in Porsgrunn, Norway, and to repayments.

The equity of the RHI Group amounted to EUR 485.5 million at December 31, 2013
compared with EUR 482.1 million in the previous year. As a result of the lower
balance sheet total, the equity ratio rose from 26.1% to 28.2% in the year 2013.

The consolidated statement of financial position as of December 31, 2013 shows
net financial liabilities of EUR 422.9 million (previous year: EUR 418.5
million). That corresponds to roughly 1.6 times the EBITDA of the year 2013.

Steel Division
In a challenging market climate, sales volume of the Steel Division declined by
some 5% year-on-year to 1,187,000 tons due to weaker business in Europe and the
Middle East. In contrast, revenues were maintained nearly constant at EUR
1,097.5 million after EUR 1,112.7 million in the previous year due to the
initial consolidation of the 69.6% share in the Indian Orient Refractories Ltd.
(ORL), which was acquired in late April, and improvements in the product mix.
The operating result amounted to EUR 64.4 million in the past financial year
after EUR 54.0 million in the comparative period and includes write-offs of EUR
6.5 million for the engineering and the steel construction of the investment
project in Brazil, which was stopped. The operating result margin rose from 4.9%
in the previous year to 5.9% and reflects the focus on sustainable
profitability.

Industrial Division
Sales volume in the Industrial Division dropped by roughly 7% compared with the
previous year to 439,000 tons due to a decline in the number of construction
projects in the business unit environment, energy, chemicals and decreasing
volume in the business unit cement. The decline in revenues from EUR 673.9
million in the year 2012 to EUR 619.0 million in the year 2013 is
primarily attributable to weak demand in the business units glass and
environment, energy, chemicals as well as the fact that a major project in the
ferrochrome segment was delivered in the previous year. The operating result
dropped significantly from EUR 91.8 million to EUR 70.2 million in the year 2013
due to a shift in product mix. Consequently, the operating result margin fell
from 13.6% in the previous year to 11.3%.

Raw Materials Division
Revenues of the Raw Materials Division amounted to EUR 274.4 million in the past
financial year after EUR 237.6 million in the year 2012. Of this total,
deliveries to the Steel and Industrial Divisions of the RHI Group accounted for
EUR 236.2 million and external customers for EUR 38.2 million (previous year:
EUR 188.5 million and EUR 49.1 million respectively). The operating result
dropped from EUR 18.6 million to EUR (7.8) million in the year 2013 as a result
of difficulties in the fusion line in Norway. Consequently, the operating result
margin fell from 7.8% in the previous year to (2.8)%.

Outlook
Provided that the macroeconomic environment remains stable and exchange rates do
not change in 2014, RHI expects an increase in revenues by roughly 3% compared
with the year 2013 and an operating result margin between 8% and 9% including
the negative effects from Norway in the range of EUR 15 to 20 million. The RHI
Group will make investments totaling approximately EUR 75 million in the year
2014.



Preliminary key figures (in EUR million)   2013    2012 1)  Delta
Balance sheet total                        1,724.0 1,849.6 (6.8)%
Equity                                     485.5   482.1   0.7%
Equity ratio (in %)                        28.2%   26.1%   2.1pp
Investments in PP&E and intangible assets  89.4    167.9   (46.8)%
Net debt                                   422.9   418.5   1.1%
Gearing ratio (in %)2)                     87.1%   86.8%   0.3pp
Net debt / EBITDA                          1.6     1.8     (0.2)
Working capital                            481.0   479.6   0.3%
Working capital (in %)                     27.4%   26.1%   1.3pp
Capital employed                           1,138.8 1,181.8 (3.6)%
Return on capital employed (in %)          7.3%    11.6%   (4.3)pp
Net cash flow from operating activities    171.5   161.1   6.5%
Net cash flow from investing activities    (125.1) (165.9) 24.6%
Net cash flow from financing activities    (112.8) 47.8    (336.0)%
                                                           
1) adjusted
2) without non-current personnel provisions



Preliminary key figures 2013


in EUR million             2013    2012    Delta      4Q/13    4Q/12  Delta
Revenues                   1,754.7 1,835.7 (4.4)%     456.6    463.0  (1.4)%
Steel Division             1,097.5 1,112.7 (1.4)%     278.7    264.7  5.3%
Industrial Division        619.0   673.9   (8.1)%     170.9    186.9  (8.6)%
Raw Materials Division                                                 
     External revenues     38.2    49.1    (22.2)%    7.0      11.4   (38.6)%
     Internal revenues     236.2   188.5   25.3%      58.1     44.3   31.2%
EBITDA                     261.6   229.4   14.0%      43.3     48.4   (10.5)%
EBITDA margin              14.9%   12.5%   2.4pp      9.5%     10.5%  (1.0)pp
Operating result1)         126.8   164.4   (22.9)%    18.0     31.8   (43.4)%
Steel Division             64.4    54.0    19.3%      7.1      3.8    86.8%
Industrial Division        70.2    91.8    (23.5)%    19.7     26.7   (26.2)%
Raw Materials Division     (7.8)   18.6    (141.9)%   (8.8)    1.3    (776.9)%
Operating result margin    7.2%    9.0%    (1.8)pp    3.9%     6.9%   (3.0)pp
Steel Division             5.9%    4.9%    1.0pp      2.5%     1.4%   1.1pp
Industrial Division        11.3%   13.6%   (2.3)pp    11.5%    14.3%  (2.8)pp
Raw Materials Division     (2.8)%  7.8%    (10.6)pp   (13.5)%  2.3%   (15.8)pp
EBIT                       111.1   167.6   (33.7)%    (53.0)   33.3   (259.2)%
Steel Division             97.3    50.1    94.2%      3.3      5.1    (35.3)%
Industrial Division        86.8    91.8    (5.4)%     17.7     27.1   (34.7)%
Raw Materials Division     (73.0)  25.7    (384.0)%   (74.0)   1.1  (6,827.3)%
EBIT margin                6.3%    9.1%    (2.8)pp    (11.6)%  7.2%   (18.8)pp
Steel Division             8.9%    4.5%    4.4pp      1.2%     1.9%   (0.7)pp
Industrial Division        14.0%   13.6%   0.4pp      10.4%    14.5%  (4.1)pp
Raw Materials Division    (26.6)% 10.8%   (37.4)pp   (113.7)% 2.0%   (115.7)pp
Financial results          (29.8)  (21.3)  (39.9)%    (1.9)    (6.6)  71.2%
Result from associates     8.0     5.3     50.9%      2.8      0.9    211.1%
Profit before income taxes 89.3    151.6   (41.1)%    (52.1)   27.6   (288.8)%
Income taxes               (26.6)  (38.1)  30.2%      13.6     0.3    4,433.3%
Income taxes (in %)        29.8%   25.1%   4.7pp      26.1%    (1.1)% 27.2pp
Profit from continuing
operations                 62.7    113.5   (44.8)%    (38.5)   27.9   (238.0)%
Profit from discontinued
operations                 0.7     0.0     100.0%     0.7      0.0    100.0%
Profit for the year        63.4    113.5   (44.1)%    (37.8)   27.9   (235.5)%
                                                                       
Earnings per share in EUR                                                
Continuing operations      1.55    2.85               (0.97)   0.71    
Discontinued operations    0.02    0.00               0.02     0.00           

1) before restructuring effects


Further inquiry note:
RHI AG  
Investor Relations
Mag. Simon Kuchelbacher
Tel: +43-1-50213-6676
Email: simon.kuchelbacher@rhi-ag.com

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issuer:      RHI AG
             Wienerbergstrasse 9
             A-1100 Wien
phone:       +43 (0)50213-6676
FAX:         +43 (0)50213-6130
mail:     rhi@rhi-ag.com
WWW:      http://www.rhi-ag.com
sector:      Refractories
ISIN:        AT0000676903
indexes:     ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 

 


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