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EANS-News: ANDRITZ GROUP: Results for the first half of 2017

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Mid Year Results

Graz -
August 4, 2017. International technology Group ANDRITZ saw satisfactory business
development in the first half of 2017. The key financial figures developed as
follows:

* Sales amounted to 2,779.0 MEUR in the first half of 2017 and were thus at
  practically the same level as in the previous year's reference period (+0.6%
  compared to H1 2016: 2,761.2 MEUR). Sales in the second quarter of 2017
  dropped by 5.6% compared to the previous year to 1,392.8 MEUR (Q2 2016:
  1,475.6 MEUR).

* The order intake increased - due to the very strong first quarter - in the
  first half of 2017 to 2,771.3 MEUR and was thus 8.0% higher than in the
  previous year's reference period (H1 2016: 2,566.4 MEUR). The PULP & PAPER
  business area, in particular, achieved a substantial increase in order intake
  that more than compensated the decline in order intake in the HYDRO business
  area. In the second quarter of 2017, the order intake of 1,211.3 MEUR was 8.2%
  below the level of the previous year's reference period (Q2 2016: 1,319.0
  MEUR). The reason for this decrease was the lower order intake due to market
  conditions in the HYDRO business area and a decline in the metal forming
  sector, which achieved an extraordinarily high order intake in the previous
  year's reference period.

* The order backlog as of June 30, 2017, amounted to 6,849.1 MEUR (+0.9%
  compared to December 31, 2016: 6,789.2 MEUR).

* The EBITA in the first half of 2017 was positively impacted by a one-off
  effect in the amount of around 25 MEUR, which resulted mainly from the sale of
  Schuler's technical center in Tianjin, China; it reached 207.3 MEUR and was
  thus significantly higher than the figure for the previous year's reference
  period (+13.3% compared to H1 2016: 183.0 MEUR). As a result, profitability
  (EBITA margin) increased to 7.5% (H1 2016: 6.6%). Excluding this one-off
  effect, profitability would have remained unchanged compared to the previous
  year at 6.6%. In the second quarter of 2017, the EBITA amounted to 109.9 MEUR
  (+10.9% compared to Q2 2016: 99.1 MEUR).

* The net income (without non-controlling interests) increased in the first half
  of 2017 to 130.8 MEUR (H1 2016: 120.2 MEUR).

Wolfgang Leitner, President & CEO of ANDRITZ AG: "We are satisfied overall with
developments in the first half of the year, even though we were not able to
reach all our targets in our business areas. As far as the markets we serve are
concerned, we do not expect any substantial changes in project and investment
activity for the remainder of the year."

For the 2017 business year, ANDRITZ has revised its sales forecast slightly and
now expects a marginal decline in sales compared to 2016. From today's
perspective, profitability (EBITA margin) should at least reach the solid level
of the previous year.

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Press release for download
The press release is available for download at the ANDRITZ web site:
www.andritz.com/news [http://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 approximately 25,400 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250
sites worldwide.

Annual and financial reports
The annual reports and financial reports of the ANDRITZ GROUP are available 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.

Key financial figures of the ANDRITZ GROUP at a glance


                     Unit H1 2017 H1 2016 +/-    Q2 2017 Q2 2016 +/-     2016
Sales                MEUR 2,779.0 2,761.2 +0.6%  1,392.8 1,475.6 -5.6%   6,039.0
- HYDRO              MEUR 724.6   807.3   -10.2% 368.7   439.4   -16.1%  1,752.4
- PULP & PAPER       MEUR 990.9   980.4   +1.1%  482.2   522.8   -7.8%   2,094.4
- METALS             MEUR 792.3   703.6   +12.6% 394.8   370.6   +6.5%   1,598.4
- SEPARATION         MEUR 271.2   269.9   +0.5%  147.1   142.8   +3.0%   593.8
Order intake         MEUR 2,771.3 2,566.4 +8.0%  1,211.3 1,319.0 -8.2%   5,568.8
- HYDRO              MEUR 514.0   591.4   -13.1% 204.5   339.4   -39.7%  1,500.3
- PULP & PAPER       MEUR 1,124.9 916.0   +22.8% 471.6   370.4   +27.3%  1,919.5
- METALS             MEUR 814.2   768.7   +5.9%  371.5   469.4   -20.9%  1,551.5
- SEPARATION         MEUR 318.2   290.3   +9.6%  163.7   139.8   +17.1%  597.5
Order backlog (as of MEUR 6,849.1 7,076.3 -3.2%  6,849.1 7,076.3 -3.2%   6,789.2
end of period)
EBITDA               MEUR 253.5   229.6   +10.4% 132.8   122.9   +8.1%   542.4
EBITDA margin        %    9.1     8.3     -      9.5     8.3     -       9.0
EBITA                MEUR 207.3   183.0   +13.3% 109.9   99.1    +10.9%  442.1
EBITA margin         %    7.5     6.6     -      7.9     6.7     -       7.3
Earnings Before
Interest             MEUR 185.4   163.0   +13.7% 98.5    88.8    +10.9%  385.8
and Taxes (EBIT)
Financial result     MEUR 3.5     8.8     -60.2% 0.1     8.1     -98.8%  12.6
Earnings Before      MEUR 188.9   171.8   +10.0% 98.6    96.9    +1.8%   398.4
Taxes (EBT)
Net income (without
non-controlling      MEUR 130.8   120.2   +8.8%  67.8    67.7    +0.1%   274.6
interests)
Cash flow from       MEUR 81.5    200.6   -59.4% -66.2   33.1    -300.0% 366.6
operating activities
Capital expenditure  MEUR 55.9    44.8    +24.8% 26.9    28.3    -4.9%   119.5
Employees (as of end
of period; without   -    25,390  25,737  -1.3%  25,390  25,737  -1.3%   25,162
apprentices)


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. EUR = euros.




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

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