KTM Power Sports AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement / KTM - Remarkable Sales and Profit Plus in the First Half Year 2006/07 (09/01/2006 - 02/28/2007) • Net sales: EUR 263.0 million; + 11.7% versus previous year • EBIT: EUR 22.

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6-month report


Consolidated sales: EUR 263.0 million, + 11.7% In the first half year KTM Power Sports AG increased its consolidated sales by 11.7 % to 263.0 million EUR compared to the previous year. Considerable increases in unit sales in offroad motorcycles, a shift in the demand towards premium models, as well as higher sales in related products (spare parts, PowerParts and PowerWear) have substantially contributed to the remarkable sales increase.

EBIT: EUR 22.6 million, +25.0% In the first half year 2006/07 gross margin rose by 8.7 % to 88.5 million EUR and overheads increased by 4.0 % to 65.9 million EUR in the same reference period. Thus, the operating income increased by 25.0 % to 22.6 million EUR. The break down of sponsorship and promotional income has been changed in the current business year. Adjusted of the effects of this change, the increase in gross margin amounted to 14.5 % and overheads rose by 11.3 %.

Increase of the free float In the last half year the CROSS Industries group, main shareholder of KTM Power Sports AG, as well as Hofer Private Foundation sold approx. 1.5 million (approx. 21.8 %) ordinary shares of KTM Power Sports AG thereby increasing the free float. The bulk of the shares being placed originate from a block of KTM-shares that CROSS has purchased from an Austrian subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. in December 2006.

Outlook The KTM sport car concept "X-Bow" has been showcased for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show beginning of March. Due to the extremely positive feed back the management works on a business case for the series production with the goal to develop the "Sport Car" division to another important business segment of the KTM group.

After the successful market introduction of the 690 Supermoto as well as of the updated 990 Super Duke, the third quarter will be strongly affected by sales increases in the street segment. For the forth quarter we expect significant growth impulses from the presentation of the new Enduro Racing generation, which will meet the strict Euro-3 requirements for both 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines. Except for parts of the USD-exposure, all foreign exchange risks for the current business year are hedged to a large extent. Due to the high market acceptance of the current product range we assume that the trend of a weak USD can be partially offset by price adjustments.

Key figures of KTM Power Sports AG (according to IFRS):

@@start.t2@@EUR million (IFRS)                  Half-Year 06/07        Half-Year 05/06          V %
Sales revenues                                  263.0                        235.4                11.7
EBIT                                                    22.6                         18.1                25.0
EBITDA                                                 34.6                         27.7                25.1
Net profit                                          13.7                         11.0                24.0

Total assets/equity and liabilities 476.0                    457.0 *)                4.2
Equity                                                187.3                    178.6 *)                4.9

EBIT Margin                                        8.6 %                    7.7 %
EBITDA Margin                                  13.2 %                  11.8 %
Employees (as of 02/28)                  1,753                    1,606                      9.2

*) End of the fiscal year 08/31/2006

Development of the share During the first half year of the business year 2006 / 07 the KTM-stock was trading between EUR 44.00 and EUR 59.00 and closed at EUR 53.60 by the end of the second quarter (February 28th, 2007). Market capitalization of the 6.9 million shares outstanding reached 369.4 million EUR as of February 28th, 2007. Main shareholder with more than 50 % of the voting rights is CROSS Industries AG.@@end@@

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

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

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