Andritz AG

EANS-News: ANDRITZ GROUP: solid business development in the first quarter of 2012

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, May 4, 2012.  International technology Group ANDRITZ
saw a favorable business development during the first quarter of 2012:

- Sales of the ANDRITZ GROUP amounted to 1,185.7 MEUR - an increase of 28.4%
  compared to the reference figure for the previous year (Q1 2011: 923.7 MEUR).
  All business areas, particularly PULP & PAPER, achieved significant increases 
  in sales.

- Order intake amounted to 1,361.2 MEUR. Although declining by 18.3% compared 
  to the very high figure of last year's reference period (Q1 2011: 1,666.0 
  MEUR), which included a major PULP & PAPER order, the order intake 
  nevertheless reached a favorably high level.  

- The order backlog as of March 31, 2012 rose by 5.3% compared to the end of 
  the previous year, reaching 7,034.7 MEUR (December 31, 2011: 6,683.1 MEUR). 

- The EBITA in the first quarter of 2012 amounted to 72.5 MEUR, thus 
  increasing - in line with sales - by 29.2% compared to the previous year's 
  reference value (Q1 2011: 56.1 MEUR). The EBITA margin (profitability), at
  6.1%, remained unchanged compared to the first quarter of 2011 (6.1%). 

- Net income (excluding non-controlling interests) amounted to 50.5 MEUR and 
  was thus significantly above the reference figure for the previous year 
  (+36.5% vs. Q1 2011: 37.0 MEUR).

- The net worth position and capital structure as of March 31, 2012 remained 
  solid. The equity ratio amounted to 19.5% (December 31, 2011: 20.6%). The 
  liquid funds (cash and cash equivalents plus marketable securities plus loans
  against borrowers' notes) amounted to 1,730.3 MEUR (December 31, 2011: 
  1,814.5 MEUR). Net liquidity (liquid funds plus fair value of interest rate
  swaps minus financial liabilities) amounted to 1,301.4 MEUR (December 31, 
  2011: 1,400.6 MEUR). 

President and CEO Wolfgang Leitner comments on the expected development for the
coming months: "We currently see solid project activity in all markets that
ANDRITZ serves. Only in the METALS business area we expect the moderate
development to continue." On the basis of these expectations and the very high
order backlog, the ANDRITZ GROUP expects an increase in sales and net income in
2012 compared to 2011.

- End -

Key figures of the ANDRITZ GROUP at a glance


(Acc. to IFRS)         Unit        Q1 2012      Q1 2011         +/-       2011
Sales                  MEUR        1,185.7        923.7      +28.4%    4,596.0
 HYDRO                 MEUR          403.4        364.5      +10.7%    1,772.9
 PULP & PAPER*         MEUR          563.5        373.3      +51.0%    1,884.9
 SEPARATION*           MEUR           90.0         81.3      +10.7%      419.9
 METALS                MEUR           89.4         71.1      +25.7%      372.7
 FEED & BIOFUEL        MEUR           39.4         33.5      +17.6%      145.6

Order intake           MEUR        1,361.2      1,666.0      -18.3%    5,706.9
 HYDRO                 MEUR          597.5        583.9       +2.3%    2,096.2
 PULP & PAPER*         MEUR          529.4        817.5      -35.2%    2,694.1
 SEPARATION*           MEUR          124.1        124.5       -0.3%      438.8
 METALS                MEUR           64.3        104.7      -38.6%      318.6
 FEED & BIOFUEL        MEUR           45.9         35.4      +29.7%      159.2

Order backlog
(as of end of period)  MEUR        7,034.7      6,388.0      +10.1%    6,683.1

EBITDA                 MEUR           86.5         68.7      +25.9%      386.2
EBITDA margin          %               7.3          7.4           -        8.4

EBITA                  MEUR           72.5         56.1      +29.2%      331.5
EBITA margin           %               6.1          6.1           -        7.2

Earnings Before 
Interest and Taxes 
(EBIT)                 MEUR           66.7         52.0      +28.3%      312.7

Financial result       MEUR            3.4          3.0      +13.3%        9.0

Earnings Before
Taxes (EBT)            MEUR           70.1         55.0      +27.5%      321.7

Net income (excl.
(non-controlling
interests)             MEUR           50.5         37.0      +36.5%      230.7

Cash flow from
operating activities   MEUR           31.2        151.1      -79.4%      433.8

Investments in fixed
tangible and
intangible assets      MEUR           19.5         10.3      +89.3%       77.0

Employees
(as of end of period)  -            17,063       15,856       +7.6%     16,750

* In the first quarter of 2012, there was a minor shift of some products from
the SEPARATION business area to the PULP & PAPER business area. Comparison
figures for 2011 have been adjusted accordingly in both business areas.

The interim financial report for the first quarter of 2012 is available online
and as download at www.andritz.com.
Printed copies can be requested by telephone (+43 316 6902 2722), fax (+43 316
6902 465), or by e-mail (investors@andritz.com).

The ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants,
equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry,
solid-liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel
industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition,
ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation,
pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass
boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants,
plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and
torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz,
Austria and has a staff of approximately 17,000 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 Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

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company:     Andritz AG
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