RHI AG

EANS-News: RHI AG
Results of the first quarter 2016

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quarterly report

Due to a weaker business development of the Steel and Industrial Divisions, the
RHI Group's revenue, at EUR 389.7 million in the first quarter of 2016, was
lower than revenue of the comparative period of 2015, at EUR 424.1 million, and
lower than revenue of the fourth quarter of 2015, at EUR 440.0 million.
 
The operating EBIT amounted to EUR 30.3 million in the first quarter of 2016,
after EUR 34.5 million in the comparative period of 2015, and was thus lower
than in the fourth quarter of 2015, at EUR 32.7 million. While the Raw Materials
Division increased its operating EBIT compared with the first quarter of 2015
due to better utilization of the raw material production capacities, the
operating EBIT of the Steel and Industrial Divisions decreased due to declining
revenues. In comparison with the fourth quarter of 2015 the Steel Division
increased its operating EBIT significantly, among other things due to a positive
development in Europe and North America as a result of an improved product mix.
The decline in the operating EBIT of the Industrial Division can be explained by
the high number of project deliveries at the end of the year. The operating EBIT
margin of the RHI Group, at 7.8% in the first quarter of 2016, was lower than in
the comparative period of 2015, at 8.1%, but exceeded that of the fourth quarter
of 2015, at 7.4%.
 
EBIT includes a negative net effect from the power supply contract in Norway.
Here, financial liabilities of roughly EUR 1.9 million were reversed through
profit and loss due to own use and the sale at market prices; however, due to a
decline in electricity future prices, a negative non-cash effect on earnings of
roughly EUR 5.1 million had to be recognized.
 
Equity amounted to EUR 486.8 million at March 31, 2016, after EUR 491.4 million
at December 31, 2015. This development is among other things due to a reduction
of the actuarial interest rate to determine pension and termination benefit
obligations predominantly in Austria and Germany. Working capital, which
consists of inventories, trade receivables less trade payables and prepayments
received, was reduced from EUR 532.6 million at the end of the year 2015 to EUR
516.4 million at March 31, 2016 due to lower receivables. Free cash flow
amounted to EUR 22.1 million in the past quarter after EUR 12.4 million in the
comparative period of 2015. As a result, net debt dropped from EUR 397.9 million
at the end of the year 2015 to EUR 378.9 million at March 31, 2016.
 
The number of employees declined slightly from 7,898 at the end of the year 2015
to 7,876.
 
Outlook
For the full year 2016, the Management Board of the RHI Group still expects
revenue (2015: EUR 1,752.5 million) below and operating EBIT (2015: EUR 124.1
million) at the level of the past financial year, provided that the
macroeconomic environment and exchange rates remain stable, with the first half
of 2016 slightly weaker than the second half of the year. The expected decline
in revenue in the Steel Division is related especially to an expected slowdown
of the business development in South America and a highly competitive
environment. In the Industrial Division, a weaker nonferrous metals and cement
business could cause a decrease in revenue.
 
Due to the development in the customer industries, RHI is currently working on
further optimizing the plant structure, which could lead to an adjustment of
production capacities in Europe in the current financial year. In addition,
different cost measures have been defined in the sales and general
administrative departments. The planned continuation of the reduction of working
capital should support the generation of free cash flow and lead to a further
reduction of net debt.
 

in EUR million           Q1/2016 Q1/2015 Delta     Q4/2015 Delta
Revenue                  389.7   424.1   (8.1)%    440.0   (11.4)%
EBITDA                   43.2    51.2    (15.6)%   (2.3)   1,978.3%
EBITDA margin            11.1%   12.1%   (1.0)pp   (0.5)%  11.6pp
Operating EBIT 1)        30.3    34.5    (12.2)%   32.7    (7.3)%
Operating EBIT margin    7.8%    8.1%    (0.3)pp   7.4%    0.4pp
EBIT                     27.1    34.5    (21.4)%   (53.9)  150.3%
EBIT margin              7.0%    8.1%    (1.1)pp   (12.3)% 19.3pp
Profit before income tax 23.8    29.9    (20.4)%   (54.7)  143.5%
Profit after income tax  14.8    21.1    (29.9)%   (38.4)  138.5%
                                                                         
1) EBIT before expenses from derivatives from supply contracts, impairment and
restructuring effects
 

The report for the first quarter of 2016 is available for download at the RHI
website: www.rhi-ag.com/ Investor Relations / Financial Reports

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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company:     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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