voestalpine AG

EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG
clearly positive earnings in 2nd quarter 2009/10

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ad-hoc disclosure transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6-month report 19.11.2009 In spite of the continuing difficult economic circumstances during the 2nd quarter of the 2009/10 business year voestalpine Group was able not only to significantly increase its result compared to the 1st quarter 2009/10, but also to announce profits across all reporting categories, including profits after tax, whilst keeping revenues stable. The Group has already been able to report a positive operating result (EBIT) for the first half of 2009/10 and significantly improved results for profit before tax and profit for the period, although compared to the record levels booked during the half year of 2008/09 we have naturally had to accept massive declines. Against the background of an economic situation which remains extremely challenging across all major customer industries, for the 3rd quarter of the current business year similar results as for the 2nd quarter can be resumed, also taking seasonal effects into account. From a present-day perspective, a significantly positive operating result (EBIT) for the business year 2009/10 as a whole can be expected. At the same time, it ought to be possible to reach at least break even regarding profit for the period (annual net profit). Key figures of voestalpine group, Q1 2009/10 vs. Q2 2009/10 (acc. IFRS; in EURm)* Q1 2009/10 Q2 2009/10 Change 01.04. - 30.06.09 01.07. - 30.09.09 in % Revenue 2,073.6 2,067.6 -0.3 EBITDA 134.9 234.2 73.6 EBITDA margin in % 6.5 11.3 EBIT -24.0 70.4 EBIT margin in % -1.2 3.4 Profit before tax -67.7 29.3 Profit for the period** -48.2 28.3 EPS (in EUR) -0.40 0.05 Key figures of voestalpine group, H1 2008/09 vs. H1 2009/10 (acc. IFRS; in EURm)* H1 2008/09 H1 2009/10 Change 01.04. - 30.09.08 01.04. - 30.09.09 in % Revenue 6,486.2 4,141.2 -36.2 EBITDA 1,143.4 369.1 -67.7 EBITDA margin in % 17.6 8.9 EBIT 785.6 46.4 -94.1 EBIT margin in % 12.1 1.1 Profit before tax 658.9 -38.4 Profit for the period** 518.8 -19.9 EPS (in EUR) 2.94 -0.35 * According to IFRS all results after Purchase Price Allocation (PPA) ** Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest Details of our half-year results can be seen on our homepage under www.voestalpine.com. Our Investor Relations department can be contacted under +43/50304/15-9949. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: voestalpine AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: DI Peter Fleischer Head of Investor Relations Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949 Fax: +43/50304/55-5581 mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com http://www.voestalpine.com Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering ISIN: AT0000937503 WKN: 897200 Index: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX Börsen: Wien / official market

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