Rosenbauer International AG

EANS-Adhoc: • Only moderate drop in revenues and earnings, despite municipalities´ budgetary woes • Order intake up 66% - an all-time record • Basic capacity utilization secured until 2014

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Interim figures for 2011


The interim figures indicate that Group revenues fell back to 541.0 Mio Euro in
2011 (2010: 595.7 Mio Euro), meaning that despite the grave aftermath of the
financial and economic crisis - especially in the USA and Western Europe - they
were only 9% below the previous year´s figure. Largely due to delays in the
supply of bought-in chassis, and for reasons connected to the start-up phase for
the new municipal vehicle AT, it was not possible to make good by the year-end
all the revenues that had been deferred beyond the end of the first half-year.
This effect was compounded by deferred shipments under international export
orders, which will now be delivered - and reflected in revenues - during the
current financial year.

                        (interim)2011 Change %  2010    2009
Revenues        Mio Euro        541.0   -9 %    595.7   541.8
EBIT             Mio Euro       41.4    -17 %   49.7    29.4
EBT              Mio Euro       40.3    -18 %   49.1    26.4
Workforce numbers at 31.12.     2,123   +4 %    2,046   1,946
Order intake    Mio Euro        826.8   +66 %   496.9   575.9
Order books       Mio Euro      682.3   +73 %   394.5   487.2

Although the EBIT of 41.4 Mio Euro fell short of the previous year´s record
result (2010: 49.7 Mio Euro), at 7.7 % the EBIT margin was still at a high
level. It should also be remembered that the 2010 result was improved to the
tune of 3.5 Mio Euro by the partial reversal of a provision that had been made
in view of the German anti-trust case.

Moreover, due to the production start-up phase for the new AT, expenditure on
adapting factory equipment and other initial costs were incurred which had a
one-off adverse effect on EBIT. As in previous years, the export business of
Rosenbauer International AG and the US companies were the main drivers of
earnings. The pre-tax result (EBT) in the reporting period came to 40.3 Mio Euro
(2010: 49.1 Mio Euro).

Last year the Rosenbauer Group took new orders worth 826.8 Mio Euro (2010: 496.9
Mio Euro). This is a 66% increase on the year before, the bulk of it due to the
company winning the biggest single order in its entire history, from Saudi
Arabia. At 682.3 Mio Euro (31.12.2010: 394.5 Mio Euro), the volume of orders on
hand at 31.12.2011 was the highest such figure ever reached, and will assure
basic capacity utilization at our production facilities until well into 2014.

Investments and production capacity
The Rosenbauer Group´s medium-range corporate strategy envisages further organic
growth in the vehicle, fire & safety equipment and service fields through until
2015. In addition thereto, there are also major orders which call for extra
production capacity. To ensure timely fulfilment of the high volume of orders on
hand at the year-end, a number of capacity-enlargement measures have either
already been taken or are planned for 2012. Among them are investments in
project management and in expanding shift working, the enlargement of the
international service center at Leonding, increasing the logistics space
available at Neidling, and leasing an additional production facility in Wyoming,

The high numbers of fire fighting vehicles ordered for delivery over the next
two years will require extra assembly space, which will be created by renting a
production building not far from the Leonding facility. The extra manpower
needed in this connection will be provided both by our own and by leased
staff.This means that the Group´s investment outlays will be well above the
level of recent years, focusing mainly on further capacity build-out at its
Austrian locations.

The figures given here are based on an IFRS-compliant accounting forecast. The
final figures for the 2011 financial year are to be announced on April 20, 2012.

Further inquiry note:
Rosenbauer International AG
Mag. Gerda Königstorfer
Tel.: 0732/6794-568

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      Rosenbauer International AG
             Paschingerstrasse 90
             A-4060 Leonding
phone:       +43(0)732 6794 568
FAX:         +43(0)732 6794 89
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT0000922554
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, Stuttgart, official market: Wien 
language:   English



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