Rosenbauer International AG

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• Return to the pattern that is more usual in the fire-equipment sector • Majority of vehicle shipments made during the second half of the year • Inflow of new orde

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The first half of 2004 saw a return to the pattern that is more usual in the fire-equipment sector, with the majority of vehicle shipments scheduled to be made during the second half of the year. The atypically positive results posted in the first quarters of 2002 and 2003 were attributable to shipments made under major orders.

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KEY FIGURES                                                1-6/2004 1-6/2003
Revenue                                            in EUR m 140.0      154.5
EBIT                                                 in EUR m 4.7         11.4
EBT                                                  in EUR m 3.4         9.9
Profit after tax                              in EUR m 2.3         6.4
Net profit for the period                in EUR m 0.7         4.0
Cash-flow from pre-tax profit         in EUR m 6.0         13.2
Capital investments                         in EUR m 2.4         3.4
Order books as of 30.06.                 in EUR m 199.5      223.4
Order intake                                    in EUR m 158.0      134.9
Employees                                                  1,345      1,279
Market capitalisation as of 30.06. in EUR m 80.8        56.9
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In Europe, the first half of 2004 still brought no sign of any improvement in the unfavourable market situation. The crucial factor upon which future developments in Europe mainly depend will be the timing and strength of any economic recovery in Germany.

For the first half of the year, the Group posted EBT of EUR 3.4 m (1-6/2003: EUR 9.9 m), on Group revenues of EUR 140.0 m (1-6/2003: EUR 154.5 m). As is usual in the industry, the bulk of this year's shipments will once again be made in the second half of the year.

OUTLOOK Despite the persistently adverse trends on the municipal fire-equipment market in Europe, and especially in Germany, Management is nevertheless confident that the forecast targets - Group revenues of over EUR 300 m and EBT in excess of EUR 10 m - can still be attained.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 20.08.2004
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Further inquiry note: Gerda Königstorfer (Investor Relations) Telephone +43 732 6794-568 Fax: +43 732 6794 94568 Email: gerda.koenigstorfer@rosenbauer.com

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        092255
Index:    ATX Prime, WBI
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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