Andritz AG

EANS-News: ANDRITZ GROUP: Good business development in the third quarter of 2011

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, November 8, 2011.  International technology Group
ANDRITZ achieved a significant increase in all relevant financial key figures in
the third quarter of 2011 compared to the previous year´s reference period.

 - Sales of the ANDRITZ GROUP amounted to 1,173.1 MEUR in the third quarter of  
   2011, thus exceeding last year´s reference figure by 30.8% (Q3 2010: 896.6 
   MEUR). With the exception of the FEED & BIOFUEL business area, all business 
   areas recorded substantial increases in sales. In the first three quarters 
   of 2011, sales rose to 3,184.2 MEUR, thus increasing by 29.5% compared to
   the reference period of last year (Q1-Q3 2010: 2,458.8 MEUR).

 - The order intake increased significantly, to 1,254.1 MEUR in the third 
   quarter of 2011 (+34.5% vs. Q3 2010: 932.1 MEUR), mainly due to the booking 
   of a large order in the HYDRO business area. Thus, the order intake of the 
   Group in the first three quarters of 2011 rose to 4,898.6 MEUR, surpassing 
   the reference value of last year by 51.4% (Q1-Q3 2010: 3,235.8 MEUR).

 - The order backlog as of September 30, 2011 reached the all-time high of 
   7,325.0 MEUR, thus up by 38.4% compared to the figure for December 31, 2010 
   (5,290.9 MEUR).

 - The EBITA in the third quarter of 2011, at 89.8 MEUR, was 34.0% higher than 
   last year´s reference value (Q3 2010: 67.0 MEUR) and thus rose slightly more
   than sales. Profitability (EBITA margin) amounted to 7.7% (Q3 2010: 7.5%). 
   The EBITA in the first three quarters of 2011 increased to 221.4 MEUR (164.9 
   MEUR in Q1-Q3 2010: +34.3%); the EBITA margin reached 7.0% (Q1-Q3 2010: 
   6.7%).

 - The net income (excluding non-controlling interests) amounted to 62.0 MEUR 
   in the third quarter of 2011 (Q3 2010: 47.3 MEUR) and 150.5 MEUR in the
   first three quarters of 2011 (Q1-Q3 2010: 114.6 MEUR).

 - The balance sheet and capital structure showed an unchanged solid financial 
   position as of September 30, 2011. The equity ratio amounted to 19.5% 
   (December 31, 2010: 19.7%). The liquid funds (cash and cash equivalents plus
   marketable securities plus fair value of interest rate swaps plus loans 
   against borrowers´ notes) increased to 1,787.0 MEUR (December 31, 2010: 
   1,617.6 MEUR). The net liquidity (liquid funds minus financial liabilities),
   at 1,330.4 MEUR, was also higher than at the end of last year (December 31, 
   2010: 1,177.0 MEUR). 

President and CEO Wolfgang Leitner says about the outlook for the 2011 business
year: "We currently see solid project activity in all markets that ANDRITZ
serves. Only in the METALS business area we expect the moderate project activity
to continue."

On the basis of these expectations and the business results in the first nine
months of the current year, the ANDRITZ GROUP confirms the financial outlook for
the business year 2011 and expects an increase of sales to more than four
billion Euros and a rise in the net income compared to the previous year.
However, if the global economy should deteriorate further in the coming months,
this may have a negative impact on the Group´s earnings.

- End -

Key figures of the ANDRITZ GROUP at a glance


(According to IFRS;
in MEUR)              Q1-Q3 2011  Q1-Q3 2010      +/-  Q3 2011   Q3 2010     +/-
Sales                    3,184.2     2,458.8   +29.5%  1,173.1   896.6    +30.8%
 HYDRO                   1,223.0     1,087.7   +12.4%    417.9   381.0     +9.7%
 PULP & PAPER            1,273.1       767.7   +65.8%    492.6   288.4    +70.8%
 METALS                    263.4       246.3    +6.9%    101.3    84.2    +20.3%
 SEPARATION                317.2       245.6   +29.2%    124.4   101.1    +23.0%
 FEED & BIOFUEL            107.5       111.5    -3.6%     36.9    41.9    -11.9%

Order intake             4,898.6     3,235.8   +51.4%  1,254.1   932.1    +34.5%
 HYDRO                   1,812.7     1,541.4   +17.6%    715.6   391.4    +82.8%
 PULP & PAPER            2,350.5     1,075.9  +118.5%    312.6   327.2     -4.5%
 METALS                    253.8       196.7   +29.0%     70.7    55.1    +28.3%
 SEPARATION                373.7       310.9   +20.2%    120.9   129.0     -6.3%
 FEED & BIOFUEL            107.9       110.9    -2.7%     34.3    29.4    +16.7%

Order backlog (as of 
(end of period)          7,325.0     5,477.6   +33.7%  7,325.0 5,477.6    +33.7%

EBITDA                     261.3       202.1   +29.3%    104.3    78.9    +32.7%
EBITDA margin               8.2%        8.2%      -       8.9%    8.8%       -

EBITA                      221.4       164.9   +34.3%     89.8    67.0    +34.0%
EBITA margin                7.0%        6.7%      -       7.7%    7.5%       -

Earnings Before Interest 
and Taxes (EBIT)           207.9       156.3   +33.0%     84.8    63.5    +33.5%

Financial result             7.1         3.8   +86.8%      3.1     0.2   +1,450%

Earnings Before
Taxes (EBT)                215.1       160.1   +34.4%     88.0    63.7    +38.1%

Net income
(excluding non-
controlling interests)     150.5       114.6   +31.3%     62.0    47.3    +31.1%

Cash flow from
operating activities       339.9       494.2   -31.2%    133.1   155.3    -14.3%

Investments in tangible
and intangible assets       41.7        36.7   +13.6%     18.2    14.5    +25.5%

Employees
(as of end of period)     16,692      14,267   +17.0%   16,692  14,267    +17.0%


The interim financial report for the first three quarters of 2011 as well as all
annual and financial reports of the ANDRITZ GROUP are available at
www.andritz.com as online and pdf versions. Printed copies may be requested by
phone (+43 316 6902 2722), fax (+43 316 6902 465), or
e-mail(investors@andritz.com).

The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the
hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries
(solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in
Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees worldwide.
ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites, service and sales companies all
around the world.

Disclaimer
Certain statements contained in this press release constitute `forward-looking
statements.´ These statements, which contain the words `believe´, `intend´,
`expect´, and words of a similar meaning, reflect the Executive Board´s beliefs
and expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause
actual results to differ materially. As a result, readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The company disclaims
any obligation to publicly announce the result of any revisions to the
forward-looking statements made herein, except where it would be required to do
so under applicable law.


Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasruy, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

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