Rosenbauer International AG

EANS-Adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
Brisk 2nd quarter due to increased export shipments
EBIT up 42% at 16.8 Mio EUR
2013 expected to bring record revenues of substantially over 700 Mio EUR

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Mid Year Results/6-month report
22.08.2013



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|Group_key_data_____________________|_______|1-6/2013|1-6/2012|Change_in_%|
|Revenue____________________________|Mio_EUR|338.5___|270.7___|25%________|
|EBIT_______________________________|Mio_EUR|16.8____|11.8____|42%________|
|EBIT_margin________________________|_______|5.0%____|4.4%____|14%________|
|EBT________________________________|Mio_EUR|17.1____|11.9____|44%________|
|Net_profit_for_the_period__________|Mio_EUR|11.7____|9.5_____|23%________|
|Cash_flow_from_operation_activities|Mio_EUR|(15.5)__|(58.0)__|___________|
|Earnings_per_share_________________|EUR____|1.4_____|1.2_____|17%________|
|Order_intake_______________________|Mio_EUR|420.4___|280.3___|50%________|
|Order_backlog_as_at_June_30________|Mio_EUR|682.5___|715.8___|(5%)_______|
 

The Rosenbauer Group posted revenues of 338.5 Mio EUR in the 1sthalf of 2013, a
25% increase on the corresponding period of last year (1-6/2012: 270.7 Mio EUR).
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 companies in Spain
and the USA were also able to lift their revenues.
 
Year-on-year quarterly comparison shows that revenues in the 2ndquarter
considerably exceeded the previous year's figure, with revenues for the period
from April to June 18% up at 183.7 Mio EUR, from 155.1 Mio EUR the year before.
Fulfilling the revenue target for the year will necessitate stepped-up shipments
in both the next two quarters as well.
 
EBIT rose to 16.8 Mio EUR year on year (1-6/2012: 11.8 Mio EUR). As well as to
higher shipment volumes, this increase is also due to better gross profits on
several export orders, and to greatly improved earnings in the US segment. This
also led to an improvement in the EBIT margin, from 4.4% to 5.0%.
 
The "Finance cost" improved to an end-of-half-year figure of -1.1 Mio EUR, below
the figure for the same period of last year (1-6/2012: -1.3 Mio EUR), largely
due to the valuation of derivatives. At 1.4 Mio EUR, the "Result of joint
ventures" remained at the previous year's level (1-6/2012: 1.5 Mio EUR). First
half-year EBT rose to 17.1 Mio EUR (1-6/2012: 11.9 Mio EUR).
 
Based on the course of business in the first half of the year, and in view of
the high volume of orders on hand, Management can confirm that the growth
trajectory will be maintained. Assuming that the high volume of shipments can be
fulfilled smoothly, Rosenbauer is looking for revenues of well over 700 Mio EUR,
or at the least a 10% year-on-year increase. Especially in the fourth quarter,
the company is once again expecting rising contributions to both revenues and
earnings.
 
However, the high level of investment in the company's future, and the ever
fiercer price competition on the market, are weighing on the EBIT margin. The
additions to production space, and an optimization program launched at the
Leonding site in 2012, will counter this margin trend. Management is aiming here
for an improvement upon the EBIT margin of 6.0% attained in 2012.


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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