Kapsch TrafficCom AG

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Kapsch TrafficCom reports continued growth for the first half of fiscal year 2011/12


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6-month report

23.11.2011

- Revenues increased by 90 %, EBIT more than doubled
- Significant progress on existing projects and further market expansion
- Record volume of on-board units (OBUs) delivered
- Decisions on potential new projects in sight


H1: 1 April - 30 September                 FY 12-H1      +/- %    FY 11-H1
Revenues (in million EUR)                   278.8         90 %     146.5
EBIT (in million EUR)                        40.1        120 %      18.2
Profit for the period (in million EUR)       22.4         53 %      14.6
Earnings per share (in EUR)                   1.36        49 %       0.92
On-board units delivered (in million units)   5.72       281 %       1.50


Vienna, 23 November 2011 - Kapsch TrafficCom AG (ISIN AT000KAPSCH9), listed in
the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, reported continued growth in the
first half of the fiscal year 2011/12. Considerable progress was accomplished in
the major ongoing projects, which as well as making a decisive contribution to
growth was also of strategic importance as the risks associated with such
projects, especially in the area of system implementation, have been
significantly reduced.

The toll collection system in Poland went into operation on 3 July 2011 and the
entire road-side infrastructure was finished at the end of September. The
tolling project in the South African province of Gauteng was continued in the
second quarter following definitive clarification of the legal framework by the
customer and reached the pre-operation phase in mid-November.

In the U.S.A., a major success was achieved in July that will help further
market expansion and thereby the continued growth of the Kapsch TrafficCom
Group. Kapsch TrafficCom IVHS was selected by the E-Z Pass® Group, a consortium
of 24 toll authorities in 14 U.S. states, as the supplier for the new ten-year
technology and service contract. This contract with the 24 agencies is currently
in the process of finalization.

At the end of July, Kapsch TrafficCom was also selected in Portugal for the
installation, technical operation and maintenance of an electronic toll
collection system. Implementation was commenced in October and should be
completed in stages by October 2013. The first toll stations were taken into
operation on 1 November 2011.

In October, Kapsch TrafficCom reached a basic agreement with Asfinag Mautservice
GmbH regarding the extension of the operations and maintenance contract for the
truck toll collection system in Austria. The contract is due to expire at the
end of 2013 but should now be extended to the end of 2018. This early agreement
of the first operations and maintenance contract to expire in the history of
Kapsch TrafficCom will safeguard a considerable share of the revenue of the
segment Services, System Extensions, Components Sales (SEC) in the long term.

Revenue and earnings

In the first half of the fiscal year 2011/12, the Kapsch TrafficCom Group
recorded revenues of EUR 278.8 million, up by 90.3 % from EUR 146.5 million in
the same period of the previous fiscal year. Kapsch TrafficCom achieved a
disproportionate EBIT increase from EUR 18.2 million to EUR 40.1 million,
bringing the EBIT margin to 14.4 %.

In the second quarter, the Kapsch TrafficCom Group recorded revenues of EUR
144.1 million, up by 79.5 % compared with EUR 80.3 million in the second quarter
of the previous year. EBIT reached EUR 17.9 million, an increase of 33.4 %
compared with the outstanding reference value of EUR 13.4 million in the
previous year.

This growth was particularly reflected in the segment Road Solution Projects
(RSP) with revenues of EUR 122.9 million after EUR 52.8 million in the same
period of the previous fiscal year, an increase of 132.7 %. The segment achieved
an EBIT of EUR 7.5 million after EUR 0.8 million in the same period of the
previous fiscal year. This represents an EBIT margin of 6.1 %. This enormous
improvement is largely attributable to the toll collection system in Poland.

In the segment Services, System Extensions and Components Sales (SEC), revenues
increased by 69.8 % from EUR 90.3 million in the first half of the previous
fiscal year to EUR 153.2 million in the same period of this year. The EBIT for
the segment was EUR 32.4 million (FY11-H1: EUR 17.3 million), up by 88.0 % and
corresponding to an EBIT margin of 21.2 %. This improvement mainly resulted from
the IVHS subsidiaries in North America and on-board units (OBUs) sales. The
total volume of OBUs delivered in the first half of the year rose to 5.7 million
units, exceeding the total annual volume for the previous year of 5.2 million
units.

Financial position and cash flows

Total assets increased in the period under review as a consequence of the
ongoing project business while equity increased due to the capital increase at
the end of July. The equity ratio of the Kapsch TrafficCom Group rose to 46.0 %
as of 30 September 2011. Net working capital increased significantly due to the
ongoing project business and was a major contributing factor to the decline in
free cash flow to EUR -45.2 million from EUR -21.2 million in the same period of
the previous fiscal year. With cash and cash equivalents nearly unchanged, the
increase in short-term financial liabilities in connection with the project in
Poland led to higher net debts of EUR 67.0 million.

Outlook

The second half of the fiscal year 2011/12 will be shaped by the completion of
existing projects - particularly in Poland and South Africa - as well as by
potential new projects. In Russia, Kapsch TrafficCom is expecting a decision on
a possible award in December 2011, while additional tenders are also in
preparation or expected soon in other countries.

The report on the first half of the fiscal year 2011/12 can be downloaded from
http://www.kapsch.net/en/ktc/investor_relations/downloads/files/reports/KTC_IR_Report_FY12-H1.pdf.

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Kapsch TrafficCom is an international supplier of superior intelligent
transportation systems (ITS) and primarily supplies electronic toll collection
systems. With its end-to-end solution portfolio, Kapsch TrafficCom covers the
entire value creation chain of its customers, from products and systems to
integration and operations, as a one-stop shop. Kapsch TrafficCom also offers
solutions for urban access management as well as for traffic safety and
security. Add-on applications to these solutions, such as traffic data
collection, complement the offering. With references in 41 countries in all 5
continents, Kapsch TrafficCom has positioned itself among the internationally
recognized suppliers of intelligent transportation systems. Kapsch TrafficCom AG
is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and represented in 25 countries.

Disclaimer 

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Further inquiry note:
Marcus Handl 
Investor Relations 
Kapsch TrafficCom AG 
Tel: +43 50 811 1120 
Am Europlatz 2, A-1120 Vienna, Austria 
E-mail: ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net 
www.kapschtraffic.com

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issuer:      Kapsch TrafficCom AG
             Am Europlatz  2
             A-1121 Wien
phone:       +43 1 50811 1122
FAX:         +43 1 50811 99 1122
mail:     ir.kapschtraffic@kapsch.net
WWW:      www.kapschtraffic.com
sector:      Technology
ISIN:        AT000KAPSCH9
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