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EANS-News: ANDRITZ: results for the second quarter and first half of 2013 - Solid order intake - Favorable sales development - Earnings below last year's reference figures

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6-month report

Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, August 7, 2013.  International technology Group
ANDRITZ showed solid business development in a continuing difficult overall
economic environment during the second quarter/first half of 2013:

- In the second quarter of 2013, sales of the ANDRITZ GROUP amounted to 
  1,446.3 MEUR, which is an increase of 15.5% compared to last year's reference
  period (Q2 2012: 1,252.1 MEUR). This increase is mainly due to consolidation
  of the Schuler Group. In the first half of 2013, sales of the Group reached
  2,610.1 MEUR, thus rising by 7.1% compared to the previous year's reference
  period (H1 2012: 2,437.8 MEUR).

- The order intake reached a solid level. In the second quarter of 2013, order
  intake amounted to 1,237.7 MEUR (+3.7% versus Q2 2012: 1,193.2 MEUR). In the
  first half of 2013, the order intake of 2,526.0 MEUR was slightly below the
  previous year's reference figure (-1.1% versus H1 2012: 2,554.4 MEUR).

- As of June 30, 2013 the order backlog, at 7,644.4 MEUR, rose by 15.6% 
  compared to the end of last year (December 31, 2012: 6,614.8 MEUR); this
  increase is due to consolidation of Schuler.

- Earnings (EBITA) of the Group amounted to 82.7 MEUR in the second quarter of 
  2013, thus practically unchanged compared to last year's reference period 
  (-0.5% versus Q2 2012: 83.1 MEUR). Profitability (EBITA margin) amounted to 
  5.7% (Q2 2012: 6.6%). This decline is mainly due to decreasing earnings in 
  the PULP & PAPER business area (project mix) and the SEPARATION business area
  (additional costs related to launch of new product series in China). Earnings
  of the other business areas saw satisfactory development. In the first half 
  of 2013, the Group's EBITA amounted to 96.9 MEUR (-37.7% versus H1 2012: 
  155.6 MEUR) and the EBITA margin to 3.7% (H1 2012: 6.4%). This significant
  decline is mainly due to decreasing earnings in the PULP & PAPER business 
  area (a provision was made in the first quarter of 2013 in connection with 
  the supply of production technologies and equipment for a pulp mill in 
  Uruguay) and in the SEPARATION business area.

- The Group's EBIT in the first half of 2013 amounted to 65.9 MEUR, thus 
  declining stronger than the EBITA (-53.9% versus H1 2012: 143.1 MEUR). This 
  is due to the scheduled amortization of intangible assets according to IFRS
  in connection with the acquisition of Schuler. 

- Net income amounted to 46.9 MEUR and was thus significantly below the
  reference figure for the previous year (H1 2012: 108.7 MEUR).

- The net worth position and capital structure as of June 30, 2013 remained 
  solid. Net liquidity amounted to 817.7 MEUR (December 31, 2012: 1,285.7 MEUR)
  and thus reached a good level despite the acquisition of Schuler (almost 
  600 MEUR). 

ANDRITZ President and CEO Wolfgang Leitner: "In view of the very difficult
overall economic environment, we must be satisfied with the business development
of the ANDRITZ GROUP. For the remaining months of the 2013 business year, we
expect investment activity in our key customer industries to remain subdued
worldwide."

On the basis of these expectations, the order backlog, and consolidation of the
Schuler Group as of March 1, 2013, the ANDRITZ GROUP expects a rise in sales in
the 2013 business year compared to the previous year. However, due to the sharp
earnings decline in the PULP & PAPER and SEPARATION business areas, as well as
scheduled amortization of intangible assets related to the acquisition of
Schuler, the net income will be significantly lower than the last year's
reference figure.

- End -

Key figures of the ANDRITZ GROUP at a glance*



(in MEUR)        H1 2013    H1 2012     +/-      Q2 2013     Q2 2012     +/-
Sales            2,610.1    2,437.8     +7.1%    1,446.3     1,252.1     +15.5%
 HYDRO             850.6      807.0     +5.4%      469.4       403.6     +16.3%
 PULP & PAPER      932.2    1,163.7     -19.9%     479.8       600.2     -20.1%
 METALS            549.2      176.7     +210.8%    347.2        87.3     +297.7%
 SEPARATION        278.1      290.4     -4.2%      149.9       161.0     -6.9%

Order intake     2,526.0    2,554.4     -1.1%    1,237.7     1,193.2     +3.7%
 HYDRO             854.3    1,113.2     -23.3%     280.1       515.7     -45.7%
 PULP & PAPER      815.0      981.2     -16.9%     391.5       451.8     -13.3%
 METALS            534.5      111.3     +380.2%    390.0        47.0     +729.8%
 SEPARATION        322.2      348.6     -7.6%      176.1       178.6     -1.4%

Order backlog
(as of end of 
period)          7,644.4    6,935.9     +10.2%   7,644.4     6,935.9     +10.2%

EBITDA             136.0      184.7     -26.4%     104.0        98.2     +5.9%
EBITDA margin        5.2%       7.6%       -         7.2%        7.8%      -

EBITA               96.9      155.6     -37.7%      82.7        83.1     -0.5%
EBITA margin         3.7%       6.4%       -         5.7%        6.6%       -

Earnings Before
Interest and
Taxes (EBIT)        65.9      143.1     -53.9%      62.8        76.4     -17.8%

Financial result    -3.1        6.7     -146.3%     -2.0         3.3     -160.6%

Earnings Before
Taxes (EBT)         62.8      149.8     -58.1%      60.8        79.7     -23.7%

Net income
(without non-
contr. interests)   46.9      108.7     -56.9%      42.8        58.2     -26.5%

Cash flow from
operating 
activities         -86.5      115.1     -175.2%     -6.8        77.9     -108.7%

Capital 
expenditure         44.4       34.5     +28.7%      23.0        15.0     +53.3%

Employees
(as of end of
period; without
apprentices)      23,849     17,420     +36.9%    23,849      17,420     +36.9%

* The Schuler Group was consolidated into the consolidated financial statements
of the ANDRITZ GROUP as of March 1, 2013; for the reference periods of last
year, no pro-forma figures are available.

All figures according to IFRS. Due to the utilization of automatic calculation
programs, differences can arise in the addition of rounded totals and
percentages. MEUR = million euros.

The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and
services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking
and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and
industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other
sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets,
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
biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group
is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,800 employees.
ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales
companies all around the world.

Annual and financial reports
The annual reports and financial reports of the ANDRITZ GROUP are available
online and as PDF for download at www.andritz.com. Printed copies can be
requested by e-mail to investors@andritz.com.

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:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 1332
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

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