S IMMO AG

EANS-Adhoc: S IMMO AG
dividend to be raised by 50%

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annual result/dividend
24.04.2013


S IMMO AG: dividend to be raised by 50%


  - S IMMO confirms preliminary results for 2012
  - Highest EBIT in the Group's history
  - Net income for the year increased by 22.5% to EUR 26.0m
  - Ratio of EBITDA to portfolio value exceptionally strong at 5.3%
  - FFO yield of 10.1%
  - Dividend proposal: EUR 0.15 per share

Stock exchange listed S IMMO AG (Bloomberg: SPI:AV, Reuters: SIAG.VI) confirms
its preliminary results for  2012. It has been another very successful
financial year, underlined by profitable property sales, improvements in key
performance indicators and the highest EBIT in the Group's history.

Positive developments in hotel market
Rental income in 2012 totalled EUR 118.5m, compared with EUR 125.9m in 2011.
The difference is wholly attributable to property disposals. Revenues from
hotel operations increased from EUR 40.6m in 2011 to EUR 42.0m. This pushed
gross profit from hotel operations up from EUR 9.0m to EUR 9.9m, an increase
of 9.1%.

The total gross profit for the year came to EUR 104.4m, as opposed to
EUR 107.0m in 2011. The main reason for this slight decrease was the property
sales, which reduced the property portfolio by 5.8%.

Profitable property sales
In the financial year 2012, the proceeds of property disposals came to
EUR 132.2m, compared with EUR 46.5m in 2011. This meant that S IMMO
significantly exceeded its EUR 100m target of property sales for 2012. Gains on
disposals came to EUR 10.8m (2011: EUR 11.6m). EBITDA came to EUR 98.8m,
compared with EUR 101.4m in 2011, and the EBITDA margin was raised from 48.8%
in 2011 to slightly over 50% in 2012. The ratio of EBITDA to the value of the
property portfolio is 5.3%, an exceptionally good result compared with the
international industry average of roughly 4%.

EBIT at record level
Gains on property revaluations totalled EUR 16.8m (2011: EUR 0.1m). There were
valuation gains on the Austrian and German property portfolios, reflecting the
positive trends in both countries. In contrast, there were reductions in value
in Central and Southeastern Europe. The overall gains contributed to increases
in operating profits (EBIT) of EUR 14.5m, to EUR 106.8m in 2012 as opposed to
EUR 92.3m in 2011. This was an impressive 15.7% increase, and pushed EBIT up to
the highest level in the Group's history.

Consolidated net income up by 22.5%
For the financial year 2012, financing costs (not including participating
certificate costs) amounted to EUR 61.8m (2011: EUR 51.5m). This included a non-
cash foreign exchange loss of EUR 2.0m, as compared with a foreign exchange
gain of EUR 7.3m in 2011, together with non-cash-effective valuation effects on
derivatives of EUR 8.0m (2011: EUR 0). The results for the financial year as a
whole were more than satisfactory, with consolidated net income of EUR 26.0m.
This was a substantial increase of 22.5% compared with the EUR 21.2m achieved
in 2011, and was delivered despite the reduction in size of the property
portfolio.

Key indicators up
Funds from operations (FFO) in the fourth quarter continued the positive
performance trend seen in the preceding three quarters of 2012, and for the
whole financial year totalled EUR 33.0m (2011: EUR 28.9m), an increase of
14.3%. The FFO yield, calculated on the basis of the Group's market
capitalisation, was a very respectable 10.1%. Net operating income (NOI)
decreased slightly by 1.7% to EUR 97.5m as a result of the property disposals
(2011: EUR 99.3m), while the NOI margin improved by 1.8 percentage points
to 49.6%.

Balance sheet net asset value (NAV) increased in the year under review, and at
31 December 2012 stood at EUR 7.17 per share, compared with EUR 6.96 a year
earlier. EPRA NAV also improved to EUR 9.18 (31 December 2011: EUR 8.70) per
share.

Capital markets: proposed dividend increase to EUR 0.15 per share
S IMMO's share price performance for 2012 (including dividend payment) was 9.1%
- a good sign, but Management still sees considerable potential for
improvement. The share repurchase programme continued, as did the repurchase of
S IMMO INVEST participating certificates, in order to simplify the capital
structure in the medium term.

In the Management Board's opinion the marked improvement in S IMMO's results
justifies a significant increase in dividend: In the Annual General Meeting on
12 June 2013 a 50% increase in the dividend to EUR 0.15 per share will be
proposed. The distribution will take the form of a tax-free capital repayment.

Outlook for 2013
As in 2012, S IMMO Group will in 2013 again focus on improving its key earnings
indicators. It will again take advantage of the favourable climate in the
German real estate market to sell properties at a profit. The Company will also
exploit favourable purchase opportunities, particularly in Berlin. Further
letting successes and higher rental income from refurbished properties in
Germany will also continue to be the focus of activities.

Property-related costs and administrative expenses will be further optimised.
The existing lean management structures will be continuously refined to further
enhance cost effectiveness. In its financing, the Group's medium-term objective
is to reduce its loan to value ratio to under 50%.

Consolidated income statement for the year ended 31 December 2012
EUR m / fair value basis


|                                                  |01 - 12/2012 |01 - 12/2011 |
|Revenues                                          |196.7        |207.8        |
| Rental income                                    |118.5        |125.9        |
| Revenues from operating costs                    |36.2         |41.3         |
| Revenues from hotel operations                   |42.0         |40.6         |
|Other operating income                            |6.9          |7.7          |
|Expenses directly attributable to properties      |-67.0        |-77.0        |
|Hotel operating expenses                          |-32.1        |-31.6        |
|Gross profit                                      |104.4        |107.0        |
|Income from property disposals                    |132.2        |46.5         |
|Carrying value of property disposals              |-121.4       |-34.9        |
|Gains on property disposals                       |10.8         |11.6         |
|Management expenses                               |-16.4        |-17.2        |
|Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and   |98.8         |101.4        |
|amortisation (EBITDA)                             |             |             |
|Depreciation and amortisation                     |-8.8         |-9.3         |
|Gains on property valuation                       |16.8         |0.1          |
|Operating result (EBIT)                           |106.8        |92.3         |
|Financing costs                                   |-61.8        |-51.5        |
|Participating certificates result                 |-12.8        |-11.2        |
|Net income before tax (EBT)                       |32.2         |29.6         |
|Taxes on income                                   |-6.2         |-8.4         |
|Consolidated net income                           |26.0         |21.2         |
| of which attributable to shareholders in parent  |24.3         |20.0         |
|company                                           |             |             |
| of which attributable to non-controlling         |1.7          |1.2          |
| interests                                        |             |             |
|Earnings per share (EUR)                          |0.36         |0.29         |





|Property key figures       |                 |31.12.2012   |
|Standing properties        |number           |218          |
|Total usable space         |m2               |1,340,607    |
|Gross rental yield         |%                |6.7          |
|Occupancy rate             |%                |92.0         |



Further inquiry note:
Investor Relations:
Andreas J. Feuerstein
Phone: +43(0)50100-27556
Fax:  +43(0)05100-927556
E-mail: andreas.feuerstein@simmoag.at
www.simmoag.at 

Corporate Communications:
Bosko Skoko
Phone: +43(0)50100-27522
Fax:  +43(0)05100-927522
E-mail: bosko.skoko@simmoag.at
www.simmoag.at

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issuer:      S IMMO AG 
             Friedrichstraße  10
             A-1010 Wien
phone:       +43(0)50100-27550
FAX:         +43(0)050100-927559
mail:     office@simmoag.at
WWW:      www.simmoag.at
sector:      Real Estate
ISIN:        AT0000652250
indexes:     ATX Prime, IATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 

 


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