Rosenbauer International AG

EANS-Adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
Revenues up again, by 17% to 430.2 Mio Euro
At 20.5 Mio Euro, EBIT still below average
Growth creates 241 new jobs (of which 83 in Austria and 60 in Germany)/ 2012 expected to bring record revenues of ...

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quarterly report/Results of the first three quarters 2012

16.11.2012


Group key data                          1-9/2012     1-9/2011   Change in %
Revenue                   Mio Euro         430.2      368.5       +17%
EBIT                      Mio Euro          20.5       23.3       (12%)
EBT                       Mio Euro          20.4       24.2       (16%)
Net profit for the period Mio Euro          15.9       19.0       (16%)
Cash flow from operation
 activities              Mio Euro          (87.9)     (48.5)          -
Total assets             Mio Euro          475.9      379.9       +25%
Equity in % of total assets                 31.8%      36.4%   -
Investments              Mio Euro           11.3        7.0       +61%
Earnings per share      Euro                 2.1        2.3       (9%)
Employees as at September 30               2,353      2,112       +11%
Order intake             Mio Euro          400.6      456.1       (12%)
Order backlog as 
at September 30          Mio Euro          676.0      478.0   +41%

The Rosenbauer Group boosted its year-on-year shipment volumes in the first
three quarters of 2012, lifting its revenues by 17% to 430.2 Mio Euro (1-9/2011:
368.5 Mio Euro). This revenue growth is largely attributable to the
international shipments made by Rosenbauer International AG, where capacity
utilization continued to be very strong due to the high volume of orders on
hand. The Group's firms in the USA and Switzerland also achieved higher
revenues.
Year-on-year quarterly comparison also shows that revenues in the 3rd quarter
considerably exceeded the previous year's figure, with a 21% jump in Group
revenues from 131.8 Mio Euro to 159.5 Mio Euro. The stepped-up shipments
scheduled for the fourth quarter are set to take annual revenues to the targeted
figure of over 600 Mio Euro.
At 20.5 Mio Euro, EBIT was still 2.8 Mio Euro down on the previous year
(1-9/2011: 23.3 Mio Euro), corresponding to an EBIT margin of 4.8% (1-9/2011:
6.3%). The narrowing of the EBIT margin, compared to the year before, is mainly
attributable to the higher start-up costs being incurred in connection with the
roll-out of the new US chassis Commander. Moreover, the adverse budgetary
situation of the public sector is also making it impossible for the
cost-increases at the production locations to be fully passed on in the form of
higher prices. 
The Leonding site experienced considerable overutilization of production
capacity, a situation that only eased when an additional - leased - production
building was put into service. Vehicle superstructures for international sale
are being manufactured in this 4500 m² facility, currently for Saudi Arabia.


Despite this generally difficult backdrop, the Rosenbauer Group is well
positioned: sufficient project activity can continue to be expected in its
international business, and its large reserve of unfilled orders will keep its
production capacity fully utilized in the next twelve months.
After a year of consolidation in 2011, the growth trajectory is set to continue
in Financial 2012, with revenues expected to come in at over 600 Mio Euro.
Despite the difficult market environment, marked by intense price competition in
developed markets, and the temporary additional expense caused by product
start-ups and the high volumes being dealt with in the company's production
operations, Management is aiming for a result above 40 Mio Euro. Overall, then,
from today's perspective the outlook for Financial 2012 is for a slightly
narrower EBIT margin than the year before, of between 6% and 7% (EBIT margin in
2011: 7.7%).


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

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



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