Rosenbauer International AG

EANS-Adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG / Exceptionally good figures for revenues, earnings and new orders
Revenues up by over 14% to 735.0 Mio EUR, despite challenging market environment

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annual result/preliminary results for 2013 
20.02.2014



KEY CORPORATE FIGURES           (prel.) 2013    2012    Change in %
Revenue                         Mio EUR 735.0   645.1   + 14 %
EBIT                            Mio EUR 42.3    38.6    + 10 %
Employees as at 31.12.                  2,651   2,432   + 9 %
Order intake                    Mio EUR 760.6   533.2   + 43 %
Order backlog as at 31.12.      Mio EUR 590.1   580.5   + 2 %

The Rosenbauer Group posted its best-ever revenues and earnings in Financial
2013, according to preliminary figures released today. With revenues of 735.0
Mio EUR (2012: 645.1 Mio EUR), 2013 brought it the highest revenues in its
history and thus yet another record year. This equates to a year-on-year rise of
14%. The growth in revenues is mainly attributable to international export
business, led by increased shipments to the Middle East and Asia - although a
positive trend was also apparent in the markets of Northern Europe.

EBIT in Financial 2013 rose by 10% to 42.3 Mio EUR, as against 38.6 Mio EUR the
previous year. After in-depth review of the ongoing proceedings aimed at
reaching a damages settlement in connection with the anti-trust case in Germany,
expenditure of 4.5 Mio EUR has been allowed for in the 2013 financial
statements. After taking these one-off costs into account, the EBIT margin of
6.4% is well above the forecast dimension of 6.0%.

The EBIT margin in the reporting period was also affected by the fiercer price
competition in Germany and the resultant lower margins, and by the additional
start-up costs for the service organisation in Saudi Arabia. On the other hand,
by optimising their chassis-production operations and modifying the product-mix,
the American companies managed to boost their earnings performance and make a
positive contribution towards the overall result.

The positive order trend on international export markets was another highly
satisfactory development in 2013. The preliminary order-intake figure reached an
impressive high of 760.6 Mio EUR, 43% up on the previous year's figure (2012:
533.2 Mio EUR). Demand was particularly high for air crash tenders in 2013,
leading to the Group's best-ever order intake in this field of business.


Despite the higher level of shipments in the final months of 2013, the reserve
of unfilled orders at the year-end was still at the high level of 590.1 Mio EUR
(31st December 2012: 580.5 Mio EUR), thanks to the excellent order intake during
the last few months of the year. This gives the Rosenbauer Group assured
capacity utilisation at its manufacturing facilities, and a fairly clear view of
the likely course of revenues in the months ahead.

"The successful performance of our business in 2013, and the investments that we
made last year in our future, contrast with the fact that we have not yet met
our goals regarding earnings and profitability", emphasises CEO Dieter Siegel.
"With a view to making our future growth even more profitable, we have
undertaken extensive measures to further enhance our efficiency."

The figures given here are based on an IFRS-compliant accounting forecast. The
final figures for the 2013 financial year are to be announced on 17th April
2014.


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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