Rosenbauer International AG

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ROSENBAUER GROUP Growth in international business and in the USA Revenues and EBIT increased by 21% Excellent order trend underpinned by leading market position ...

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6-month report 24.08.2007 Leonding, August 24, 2007: |KEY FIGURES | |1-6/2007 |1-6/2006 |Changes in | | | | | |% | |Revenue |EUR Mio|178.4 |147.5 |+ 21% | |EBIT |EUR Mio|8.8 |7.3 |+ 21% | |EBT |EUR Mio|6.1 |5.7 |+ 7% | |Consolidated profit1) |EUR Mio|4.7 |4.3 |+ 9% | |Cash flow from operating |EUR Mio|(38.0) |(35.7) |- | |activities | | | | | |Total assets |EUR Mio|265.9 |225.0 |+ 18% | |Investments |EUR Mio|3.4 |4.8 | (29%) | |Earnings per share (before share |EUR |1.6 |1.5 |+ 7% | |split) | | | | | |Employees (average) | |1,527 |1,428 | + 7% | |Order intake |EUR Mio|224.5 |220.0 |+ 2% | |Order backlog as at June 30 |EUR Mio|391.4 |310.5 |+ 26% | 1) Consolidated profit before profits/losses on minority interest REVENUE AND RESULTS TRENDS The first half of 2007 was marked by further growth for the Rosenbauer Group, with striking improvements in both revenues and the result. Group revenues surged by 20.9% over the first half of 2006, reaching EUR 178.4 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 147.5 Mio). International export business and US sales were once again the main drivers of corporate growth. In tandem with the surge in revenues, the operating result (EBIT) also climbed by 20.5%, to EUR 8.8 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 7.3 Mio), while at 4.9%, profitability (the EBIT margin) remained at last year's level. Due to the increased borrowing required for fulfilling the large volume of order backlog, and to the upward trend in interest rates, the finance cost item deteriorated to EUR -2.6 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR -1.7 Mio). This brought EBT for the first half of this year to EUR 6.1 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 5.7 Mio). Most shipments in the fire-equipment sector tend to take place in the second half of the year; indeed, the lion's share of both revenues and the result is not earned until the last few months of the financial year. Quarter-on-quarter comparison of the revenues and results shows that - for industry-specific reasons - these both increase during the course of the year. Both the 2nd quarter revenues of EUR 102.4 Mio (1-3/2007: EUR 76.0 Mio) and the operating result (EBIT) of EUR 7.1 Mio (1-3/2007: EUR 1.7 Mio) were considerable increases on the 1st quarter figures. ORDERS At EUR 224.5 Mio (1-6/2006: EUR 220.0 Mio), order intake in the Group once again reached a record level in the first half of the year. This increase is mainly due to international project business. Owing to the very substantial volume of new orders taken in the past twelve months, order backlog as at June 30, 2007 rose to EUR 391.4 Mio (December 31, 2006: EUR 354.1 Mio; June 30, 2006: EUR 310.5 Mio). The result is a continuation of the high levels of capacity utilization in all the Group's production companies. OUTLOOK On the strength of the past few months' extremely positive order trend - and provided that the high shipment volumes can be fulfilled according to plan - the 2007 financial year is set to be a record year, despite the likelihood of the growth rates for 2007 as a whole displaying somewhat flatter tendencies. Given the high degree of capacity utilization at the production companies, the composition of the order backlog, and timely availability of chassis and production materials, the Management of the Rosenbauer Group expects 2007 to bring a rise of at least 10% in revenues and EBIT. end of announcement euro adhoc 24.08.2007 07:30:00 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Rosenbauer International AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Rosenbauer International AG Mag. Gerda Königstorfer Tel.: 0732/6794-568 Branche: Machine Manufacturing ISIN: AT0000922554 WKN: 892502 Index: WBI, ATX Prime Börsen: Börse Berlin / free trade Börse Stuttgart / free trade Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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