Semperit AG Holding

EANS-Adhoc: Semperit AG Holding
Semperit Group achieved double-digit sales and profit growth in 2011

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annual report

29.03.2012

Semperit AG Holding:
Semperit Group achieved double-digit sales and profit growth in 2011


    • Revenue increased by 18.9% to EUR 820.0 million
    • Earnings after tax increased by 19.2% to EUR 54.1 million
    • Increase in EBIT by 0.9% to EUR 83.1 million
    • Earnings per share rose from EUR 2.21 to EUR 2.63


Vienna, March 29th 2012 - Semperit Group with its medical sector (Sempermed)
and industrial sector (Semperflex, Sempertrans and Semperform) increased year
on year revenue in 2011 by 18.9% to EUR 820.0 million. Sales growth is
primarily derived from higher prices as a result of increasing cost of raw
materials but also increased volumes in all sectors. The breakdown by sector
shows an increase in revenues in Sempermed of 17.4% to EUR 371.5 million, in
Semperflex by 28.5% to EUR 186.9 million, in Sempertrans by 24.5% to EUR 147.0
million and in Semperform by 4.7% to EUR 114.6 million.

Earnings  before  interest,  taxes,  depreciation  and   amortization   (EBITDA)
increased by 0.5% to EUR 112.8 million in comparison  with  the  previous  year.
The operating result (EBIT) increased by 0.9% to EUR 83.1  million.  Net  income
increased by 19.2% from EUR 45.4 million  to  EUR  54.1  million.  Earnings  per
share increased in line with net income to a value of EUR 2.63.

Semperit Group´s financial independence is highlighted by its  further  increase
in the equity ratio to 60.4% as of Dec. 31, 2011. Based on  these  results,  the
board will propose a dividend payment of  EUR  0.80  per  share  at  the  Annual
General Meeting.  This  proposal  reflects  the  balance  between  an  unaltered
attractive  shareholder  return  and  a  stronger   growth   orientation   while
maintaining a solid capital structure.

Outlook
For 2012, Semperit Group foresees further moderate growth. Given the limited
strategic visibility, primarily due to the continued volatile raw material
markets and the macroeconomic conditions, an informed outlook regarding revenue
and profit trends for 2012 is difficult at the current time. Semperit Group
continues to follow its medium term target. On average, in the years up to and
including 2015, double digit sales growth should be achieved while maintaining
current profitability levels.


Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations                     Press
Clemens Taschée                        Martina Büchele
Head of Group Accounting               Head of Group Communications
Tel: +43 1 79 777-230                  Tel: +43 676 8715 8621
Email: clemens.taschee@semperit.at  Email: martina.buechele@semperit.at

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issuer:      Semperit AG Holding
             Modecenterstrasse 22
             A-1030 Wien
phone:       +43 1 79 777-230
FAX:         +43 1 79 777-602
mail:     investors@semperit.at
WWW:      www.semperit.at
sector:      Synthetics & Plastics
ISIN:        AT0000785555
indexes:     WBI, ViDX, Prime Market
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, official market: Wien, stock market: Stuttgart,
             Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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