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EANS-News: ANDRITZ GROUP: favorable business development in the third quarter of 2015

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quarterly report

Graz, November 6, 2015.  In the third quarter of 2015, international technology 
Group ANDRITZ showed a favorable business development:

- Sales amounted to 1,583.5 MEUR in the third quarter of 2015 and were thus 
  8.2% higher than the figure in the third quarter of 2014 (1,463.5 MEUR), 
  with all four business areas increasing their sales. In the first three 
  quarters of 2015, Group sales rose by 11.3% to 4,589.1 MEUR compared to last 
  year's reference period (Q1-Q3 2014: 4,122.9 MEUR).

- The order intake in the third quarter of 2015, at 1,187.6 MEUR, was 25.4% 
  below the high figure for the previous year's reference period (Q3 2014: 
  1,591.5 MEUR), which included some large orders in the PULP & PAPER and 
  METALS business areas. In connection with the decline in order intake it has 
  to be mentioned that the large order awarded to ANDRITZ by Fibria in July 2015
  to supply equipment for a new pulp mill in Brazil was booked in the fourth 
  quarter of 2015; typical order values of comparable projects are about 
  600 MEUR. In the first three quarters of 2015, the order intake amounted to 
  3,767.6 MEUR and was thus 17.6% below the high previous year's reference 
  figure (Q1-Q3 2014: 4,571.6 MEUR).

- Earnings of the ANDRITZ GROUP developed favorably. In the third quarter of 
  2015, EBITA rose to 110.1 MEUR, which is an increase of 9.0% compared to the 
  previous year's reference figure (Q3 2014: 101.0 MEUR). The EBITA margin 
  amounted to 7.0% (Q3 2014: 6.9%). As announced at the end of August 2015, 
  around 55 MEUR of financial provisions were booked in the reporting period 
  for optimization of the value chain at Schuler. These provisions were partly 
  offset by project-related one-off improvements in the amount of approximately 
  30 MEUR in the PULP & PAPER business area. After adjustment of these 
  extraordinary effects, the Group's EBITA amounted to 135.1 MEUR and the EBITA 
  margin to 8.5% in the third quarter of 2015. Earnings also increased 
  substantially in the first three quarters of 2015. At 295.0 MEUR, the EBITA 
  was 25.9% higher than the figure for the previous year's reference period 
  (Q1-Q3 2014: 234.4 MEUR), while the EBITA margin amounted to 6.4% 
  (Q1-Q3 2014: 5.7%). Excluding the extraordinary effects booked in the third 
  quarter of 2015, the EBITA increased to 320.0 MEUR and the EBITA margin to 
  7.0%.

- Net income (without non-controlling interests) in the first three quarters 
  of 2015 reached 181.3 MEUR (Q1-Q3 2014: 123.6 MEUR).

On the basis of this business development, the project activity in the ANDRITZ
business areas, and the order backlog as of end of September 2015, ANDRITZ 
currently expects an increase in sales and net income for 2015 compared to 
the previous year. However, if the economic weakness looming in the emerging 
economies (particularly China) worsens in the coming months and the global 
economy further weakens, this could have a negative impact on ANDRITZ's 
business development.

- End -

Key financial figures of the ANDRITZ GROUP at a glance


(in MEUR)       Q1-Q3     Q1-Q3                
                2015      2014      +/-     Q3 2015  Q3 2014   +/-      2014

Sales           4,589.1   4,122.9   +11.3%  1,583.5  1,463.5   +8.2%    5,859.3
 HYDRO          1,309.6   1,232.2   +6.3%     443.3    426.8   +3.9%    1,752.3
 PULP & PAPER   1,586.4   1,369.9   +15.8%    542.5    500.6   +8.4%    1,969.3
 METALS         1,239.8   1,111.8   +11.5%    443.7    389.5   +13.9%   1,550.4
 SEPARATION       453.3     409.0   +10.8%    154.0    146.6   +5.0%      587.3

Order intake    3,767.6   4,571.6   -17.6%  1,187.6  1,591.5   -25.4%   6,101.0
 HYDRO          1,122.0   1,166.0   -3.8%     327.3    351.4   -6.9%    1,816.7
 PULP & PAPER   1,255.7   1,629.9   -22.9%    346.8    572.4   -39.4%   1,995.7
 METALS           953.8   1,328.1   -28.2%    358.4    530.2   -32.4%   1,692.8
 SEPARATION       436.1     447.9   -2.6%     155.1    137.5   +12.8%     595.8

Order backlog
(as of end 
of period)      6,891.8   7,702.2   -10.5%  6,891.8  7,702.2   -10.5%   7,510.6

EBITDA            364.1     298.9   +21.8%    133.2    123.2   +8.1%      472.0
EBITDA margin (%)   7.9       7.2      -        8.4      8.4      -         8.1

EBITA             295.0     234.4   +25.9%    110.1    101.0   +9.0%      379.5
EBITA margin (%)    6.4       5.7      -        7.0      6.9      -         6.5

Earnings before 
Interest and
Taxes (EBIT)      259.1     176.0   +47.2%     99.5     81.6   +21.9%     295.7

Financial result    4.0      -1.7   +335.3%    -2.8      0.0   n.a.         3.7

Earnings Before 
Taxes (EBT)       263.1     174.3   +50.9%     96.7     81.6   +18.5%     299.4

Net income  
(without non- 
controlling
interests)        181.3     123.6   +46.7%     67.4     56.9   +18.5%     210.9

Cash flow 
from operating 
activities        132.8     225.6   -41.1%    140.6    176.6   -20.4%     342.1

Capital 
expenditure        59.7      61.9   -3.6%      23.4     27.4   -14.6%     106.5

Employees 
(as of end of 
period; without
apprentices)     24,769    24,468   +1.2%    24,769   24,468   +1.2%     24,853


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 euro. EUR = euro.

Press release for download
The press release is available for download at www.andritz.com/news.

The ANDRITZ GROUP
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services 
for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and 
steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and 
industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered 
in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ 
operates over 250 sites worldwide.

Annual and financial reports
The Annual and Financial Reports of the ANDRITZ GROUP are available as PDF 
for download at www.andritz.com. Printed copies may be requested free of 
charge from 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
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel.: +43 316 6902 1332
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

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