Rosenbauer International AG

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Revenues (+15%) and EBIT (+ 23%) up substantially once again; Capacity utilization remains at high level; Production facilities set to expand in Leonding and Neidling; Dividend proposal: 0.7 ...

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annual report

25.04.2008

@@start.t2@@|KEY FIGURES                                 |          |2007        |2006        |Change in %|
|Revenue                                        |EUR Mio|426.1      |372.0      |+ 15%         |
|EBIT                                            |EUR Mio|30.8        |25.1        |+ 23%         |
|EBT                                              |EUR Mio|25.4        |22.0        |+ 15%         |
|Consolidated profit                    |EUR Mio|19.9        |18.4        |+ 8%          |
|Cash flow from operating            |EUR Mio|24.1        |(1.4)      |-                |
|activities                                  |          |              |              |                 |
|Total assets                                |EUR Mio|228.8      |206.2      |+ 11%         |
|Equity in % of total assets        |          |31.8%      |30.7%      |+ 4%          |
|Investments                                 |EUR Mio|7.1         |11.2        |(37%)         |
|Earnings per share1)                  |EUR      |2.2         |2.0         |+ 10%         |
|Dividend per share1)                  |EUR      |0.7 2)    |0.7         |0%              |
|Employees as at Dec 31                |          |1,651      |1,517      | + 9%         |
|Order intake                                |EUR Mio|458.7      |485.9      |(6%)          |
|Order backlog as at Dec 31         |EUR Mio|375.4      |354.1      |+ 6%          |
1) Previous year's figures were converted pursuant to the share split (4:1).
2) Proposal to Annual General Shareholders' Meeting.

Revenues, orders and earnings situation Revenues and EBIT once again at all-time high. In 2007, the Rosenbauer Group once again outdid the record revenue and result figures it had achieved the year before. Group revenues rose last year to EUR 426.1 Mio (2006: EUR 372.0 Mio), breaking all previous records. The operating result (EBIT) rose by 23% to EUR 30.8 Mio (2006: EUR 25.1  Mio),@@end@@

while improving the EBIT margin from 6.8% to 7.2%. The main contributors to  the 2007 result were the export successes scored  by Rosenbauer International AG, the strong growth in the Group's US business over the past few years,  and the overseas shipments made by its Spanish subsidiary. Orders. At EUR 458.7 Mio (2006: EUR 485.9 Mio), Group order intake in 2007 was slightly below the level reached the year before, but was a very satisfactory figure nonetheless. The result is a continuation of the high levels of  capacity utilization at the Group's production facilities. Thanks to the  buoyant order intake trend in the final quarter of the year, the volume of  order   backlog  at year-end 2007 reached a new record level of  EUR  375.4   Mio (2006:  EUR  354.1 Mio). Outlook Capacity utilization at  the   Rosenbauer  Group's production plants has been constantly on the rise in recent years. Owing to the high volume of orders  - especially in international export business - there are  plans to enlarge the production facilities at the Leonding site yet again. Scheduled for completion by 2009, this expansion programme will entail an investment volume of EUR 4.5 Mio. Capacity is also set to be enlarged again at the Neidling production location, the Group's centre of expertise for compact vehicles weighing up to 11 tonnes. These extensions to capacity will be carried out in  several phases, with the aim of bringing about a 50% increase in production volumes. Continued growth in the company. For 2008, Rosenbauer Group Management expects that market volume will remain at a high level. In view of the high volume of orders on hand, and the resulting high degree of capacity utilization at the production companies, it is reasonable to suppose that the current year will bring a continuation of both top and bottom-line growth.

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Further inquiry note:
Rosenbauer International AG
Mag. Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: 0732/6794-568
gerda.koenigstorfer@rosenbauer.com

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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