voestalpine AG

EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG
voestalpine with considerable profit increase in 3rd quarter 2009/10 compared to previous quarters

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9-month report

25.02.2010

voestalpine group definitely back on track by considerably increasing profits in the 3rd quarter 2009/10. Operational result (EBIT) improved by 87.5% and profit for the period by more than 100%, both compared to the previous quarter. Concurrently net financial debt in % of equity (Gearing) was reduced from 90.0% to 81.2% during the past three months. Despite a regionally and industrially inhomogeneous economic development, voestalpine is expecting a further gradual enhancement of the worldwide economic situation.

Key figures of voestalpine group

@@start.t2@@(acc. IFRS; in EURm)*    Q2 2009/10 Q3 2009/10 Change
                                      01.07. -    01.10. -    in %
                                      30.09.09    31.12.09
Revenue                          2,067.6      2,083.9      0.8
EBITDA                            234.2         295.1         26.0
EBITDA margin in %         11.3          14.2
EBIT                                70.4          132.0         87.5
EBIT margin in %            3.4            6.3
Profit before tax          29.3          89.6          205.8
Profit for the period** 28.3          71.5          152.7
EPS (in EUR)                  0.05          0.30
Gearing in %                  90.0          81.2


(acc. IFRS; in EURm)*    Q1-Q3 2008/09 Q1-Q3 2009/10 Change
                                      01.04. -         01.04. -         in %
                                      31.12.08         31.12.09
Revenue                          9,280.1          6,225.1          -32.9
EBITDA                            1,510.1          664.2              -56.0
EBITDA margin in %         16.3                10.7
EBIT                                981.8              178.4              -81.8
EBIT margin in %            10.6                2.9
Profit before tax          764.7              51.2                -93.3
Profit for the period** 606.1              51.6                -91.5
EPS (in EUR)                  3.36                -0.05
Gearing in %                  101.8              81.2

*  According to IFRS all results after Purchase Price Allocation (PPA) ** Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest

More information on the 3rd quarter result is available on our website www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304-15-9949.@@end@@

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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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