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BWT - annual results 2011 - BWT bets on globally patented revolutionary Mg2+ technology investing EUR 75 million

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Company Information

26.03.2012

• Revenues 2011: EUR 478.9 million (+3.9%)
• Earnings per share EUR 0.80 (2010: EUR 1.32)
• Dividend proposed at EUR 0.28 per share
• Healthy balance sheet

"The year 2011 was marked by the kickoff of our consumer strategy aiming to
position the brand BWT - For You and Planet Blue as the water brand with end
consumers. Using our strong technologies, our healthy balance sheet and new,
state-of-the-art production facilities in the framework of our Mondsee site
expansion we have the best possible chances for a successful future", says
Andreas Weissenbacher, CEO of BWT about the year 2011. 

In 2011, the BWT Group has grown by 3.9% achieving revenues of EUR 478.9 million
(previous year: EUR 460.7 million). On a constant consolidation basis, revenue
growth was 8.9%. Group EBIT amounted to EUR 21.7 million (previous year: EUR
31.5 million). The decline of earnings is mainly due to the investment programme
started in 2011, comprising spending for the further expansion of the Point of
Use segment as well as costs associated with the launch of the "BWT" brand. Net
attributale income amounted to EUR 13.6 million compared to EUR 22.7 million in
the year before, as a result, earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.80 Euro
(previous year: EUR 1.32).

At the end of 2011, the ratio of equity was 49.0% (after 51.0%) despite high
investments and further share buybacks, and gearing (net debt related to equity)
increased moderately to 10.5% (previous year: 6.0%). The Management Board will
propose the upcoming Annual General Meeting a dividend of EUR 0.28 per share
(previous year: EUR 0.40).

Outlook

The consumer strategy and the launch of the brand "BWT - For You and Planet
Blue" as the leading "water brand" and the expansion investments for
development, production and logistics capacities in the Point of Use-product
segment at the site in Mondsee are the preconditions of dynamic growth not only
in Point of Use, but also in Point of Entry. Foundation and best precondition
are the strong balance sheet of the Group and unique water technologies ranging
from hauseholds to the pharma and biotech industries. For example, the Mg2+
technology for best mineralised, good tasting water, or the world´s first
anti-arsenic filter as table water filter, the new softener generations AQA
perla and Rondomat Duo S and the BWT Septron Biosafe EDI module for highest
highly purified water requirements in the pharma and biotech industries. For
2012, we expect higher revenues and increasing advertisement investments while
earnings to be almost unchanged. 

The Annual Report and Annual Financial Report 2011 are available on our homepage
www.bwt-group.com under section Investor Relations.


Further inquiry note:
BWT Aktiengesellschaft
Mag. Ralf Burchert
ralf.burchert@bwt-group.com
Tel.: 06232/5011-1113

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issuer:      BWT Aktiengesellschaft
             Walter-Simmer-Str. 4
             A-5310 Mondsee
phone:       06232/5011-0
FAX:         06232/4058
mail:     office@bwt.at
WWW:      www.bwt-group.com
sector:      Water Supply
ISIN:        AT0000737705
indexes:     ATX Prime
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 



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