AMAG Austria Metall AG

EANS-News: AMAG Austria Metall AG continues positive earnings trend in Q3 2016 (with photo)

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quarterly report

First nine months' highlights:
- Shipment volumes, supported by new hot rolling mill, up 7 % to 309,000 tonnes
- Revenue of EUR 687.1 million down 2 % year-on-year due to the Aluminium price
- EBITDA rises 7 % to EUR 109.7 million
- Net income after taxes up 15 % to EUR 38.5 million
- FY 2016 earnings forecast raised
- "AMAG 2020" expansion project running on budget and on schedule

AMAG Austria Metall AG continued its positive earnings trend in the third
quarter of 2016, and reported significant year-on-year earnings growth in the
January to September period. 

The shipment volumes of AMAG amounted to 309,000 tonnes during the first three
quarters of 2016, up 7 % on the previous year's level. Shipments of aluminium
rolled products increased by 15 % during the same period to a record level of
153,900 tonnes. The revenue of AMAG of EUR 687.1 million during the first nine
months of 2016 was 2 % below the previous year's figure. Effects from the lower
aluminium price were almost offset by higher shipment volumes especially in the
Rolling Division.
 
Helmut Wieser, CEO of AMAG Austria Metall AG: "The positive trend in shipment
volumes and results during the first three quarters confirms our growth course.
With the expansion of our capacities as well as the product portfolio, we are
enhancing our competitiveness and expanding our role as an attractive growth and
innovation partner for our customers."

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were up by
7 % during the first three quarters of the year, growing from EUR 102.1 million
to EUR 109.7 million. Especially higher shipment volumes in the Rolling Division
and more favourable raw materials costs and cost optimisation at the Alouette
smelter in Canada contributed to this result.

The operating profit (EBIT) of the AMAG Group amounted to EUR 58.6 million in
the first nine months of the year, 17 % above the previous year's level of EUR
50.3 million. Net income after taxes stood at EUR 38.5 million, representing 15
% growth compared with the first nine months of the previous year.

Higher operating cash flow:
Improved results translated into higher cash flow from operating activities,
which amounted to EUR 101.5 million during the first nine months of the year (Q1
to Q3 2015: EUR 77.6 million). Most of the higher level of capital expenditure,
driven by the "AMAG 2020" expansion project, was covered as a consequence. Cash
flow from investing activities amounted to EUR -127.4 million in the reporting
period (Q1 to Q3 2015: EUR -55.5 Million).

2016 outlook:
The market for primary aluminium and aluminium rolled products is reporting
growth of around 4 % in 2016, according to estimates from market research
institute CRU.

Taking conditions as of the end of September 2016 into account, the Management
Board of AMAG Austria Metall AG expects EBITDA for the AMAG Group of around EUR
135 million for the 2016 financial year, thereby again upgrading its earnings
forecast compared with its H1 2016 report (EBITDA range: EUR 120 million to EUR
130 million).


AMAG - key figures:
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|EUR        |   Q3/2016|   Q3/2015|    Change|Q1-Q3/2016|Q1-Q3/2015|     Change|
|millions___|__________|__________|__________|__________|__________|___________|
|Shipments  |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|in_tonnes__|___102,700|____97,600|_____5.2_%|___309,000|___290,000|______6.6_%|

|of which   |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|external   |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|shipments  |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|in_tonnes__|____95,900|____88,600|_____8.2_%|___285,600|___262,400|______8.8_%|
|Revenue____|_____225.7|_____232.9|____-3.1_%|_____687.1|_____704.5|_____-2.5_%|
|EBITDA_____|______36.3|______33.2|_____9.4_%|_____109.7|_____102.1|______7.5_%|
|EBIT_______|______19.4|______15.9|____21.4_%|______58.6|______50.3|_____16.6_%|
|Net income |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|after_taxes|______12.7|______12.0|_____5.6_%|______38.5|______33.5|_____15.2_%|
|Cash flow  |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|from       |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|operating  |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|activities_|______31.9|______51.0|___-37.5_%|_____101.5|______77.6|_____30.8_%|
|Cash flow  |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|from       |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|investing  |          |          |          |          |          |           |
|activities_|_____-33.5|_____-27.3|___-22.6_%|____-127.4|_____-55.5|___-129.3_%|
|Employees1)|_____1,808|_____1,752|_____3.2_%|_____1,752|_____1,702|______2.9_%|

 
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|EUR_millions|___________30/09/2016|___________31/12/2015|_______________Change|
|Equity______|________________616.3|________________638.0|_______________-3.4_%|
|Equity_ratio|_______________51.1_%|_______________57.8_%|____________________-|
|Gearing_____|_______________30.0_%|_______________17.8_%|____________________-|


1) Average number of employees (full-time equivalents) including temporary help
workers and excluding apprentices. The figure includes a 20 percent pro rata
share of the labour force at the Alouette smelter, in line with the equity
holding.
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Further inquiry note:
Investor contact:
Felix Demmelhuber					
Head of Investor Relations		
AMAG Austria Metall AG				
Lamprechtshausenerstrasse 61
5282 Ranshofen, Austria			
Tel.:   +43 (0) 7722-801-2203 			 
Email: investorrelations@amag.at

Press contact:
Leopold Pöcksteiner	
Head of Strategy, Communication, Marketing
AMAG Austria Metall AG				
Lamprechtshausenerstrasse 61
5282 Ranshofen, Austria			
Tel.: +43 (0) 7722-801-2205 			 
Email: publicrelations@amag.at

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company:     AMAG Austria Metall AG
             Lamprechtshausenerstraße 61
             A-5282 Ranshofen
phone:       +43 7722 801 0
FAX:         +43 7722 809 498
mail:     investorrelations@amag.at
WWW:      www.amag.at
sector:      Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:        AT00000AMAG3
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, VÖNIX, ATX BI, ATX GP
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 



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