KTM Power Sports AG

euro adhoc: KTM Power Sports AG
quarterly or semiannual financial statement / KTM - 1st Quarter launched successfully (Sept. 1, 2005 - Nov. 30, 2005)

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@@start.t2@@•          Net sales: EUR 110 million
•          EBIT: EUR 8.6 million
•          Share of equity capital 38 %
•          Sales impulses due to successful product introductions in the on-road as
well as the off-road segment@@end@@

Focus on Power Sports vehicles - first-time full consolidation of KTM Group

In the last business year the stake in the KTM Group GmbH has been increased in several steps to 100% and so the company’s focus on the Power Sports segment implemented. Due to the proportional consolidation (38.3%) in the previous year comparability of figures in the reference period is limited. In the current business year KTM Power Sports AG’s results are only affected by its participation in the KTM Group GmbH.

Group sales KTM Power Sports AG: EUR 109.7 million, +154 % (KTM Group GmbH: -3%)

Group sales of KTM Power Sports AG increased by 154 % to EUR 109.7 million in comparison with 1st quarter of the previous year (thereof due to full consolidation +157 %). This slight decline in sales of the KTM Group is mainly caused by delivery delays in North America - a result of the hurricanes in the south of the U.S..

Gross margin KTM Power Sports AG: EUR 39.9 million, +167 % (KTM Group GmbH: +3%)

Gross margin rose by +167 % to EUR 39.9 million (thereof due to full consolidation +165 %). The decline in sales versus the previous year has been more than compensated through higher productivity, a better product mix as well as higher contributions from large-margin products like spare parts and accessories ("related products").

EBIT KTM Power Sports AG: EUR 8.6 million, +112 % (KTM Group GmbH: -20 %)

Operating income increased in the 1st quarter 2005/06 by 112% (thereof due to full consolidation +135 %) to EUR 8.6 million. The decrease in the KTM Group GmbH (-20 % versus previous year) results from negative foreign exchange effects as well as higher spending on distribution, motor sports and development.

Share of equity capital, 37.6 % The share of equity capital represents 37.6 % of the balance sheet total of KTM Power Sports AG.

Positive outlook After the successful introduction of a 4- stroke motocross model (250 SX-F) additional sales impulses will be generated in the on-road segment through the new introduction of the 2-cylinder Travel Enduro (990 Adventure in spring 2006 as well as through demand for 2-cylinder on-road models (950 Supermoto and 990 Super Duke). Furthermore it can be assumed that the backlog of supply in North America can be made up for in the 2nd quarter already.

@@start.t3@@Key figures of KTM Power Sports AG (according to IFRS) at a glance:
EUR million (IFRS)                                  1Q 05/06            1Q 04/05            V %
Net sales                                                 109.7                 43.2                    + 154
EBIT                                                         8.6                    4.1                      + 112
EBITDA                                                      13.3                  5.6                      + 138
Net profit                                                5.7                    4.0                      + 42
Total assets/equity and liabilities        423.0                 407.5*)                + 4
Equity                                                      159.0                 158.8 *)
EBIT Margin                                              7.9 %                 9.4 %
EBITDA Margin                                          12.1 %                12.9 %
Employees (as per November 30)                1,599                 1,584                  + 1
                                *) end of fiscal year (August 31, 2005)
Share development@@end@@

During the first quarter of business year 2005/06 the stock was trading between EUR 46.9 and EUR 49.98 and closed at EUR 47.35 by the end of the quarter (November 30, 2005). This represents a price development of +87.52 % since the IPO and +51.04 % since the capital increase in December 2004. Market capitalization of the 6.892 million shares outstanding reached EUR 326.4 million as per November 30, 2005.

Main shareholder with more than 50% of the voting rights is CROSS Industries AG.

@@start.t4@@end of announcement                                                 euro adhoc 31.01.2006 07:29:00

ots Originaltext: KTM Power Sports AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de

Further inquiry note:
KTM Power Sports AG
Mag. Michaela Friepess
Telefon  +43 (0) 7242 / 694 02-113

Branche: Economy, Business & Finance
ISIN:      AT0000645403
WKN:        726812
Index:    ATX Prime
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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