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27.05.2004 – 08:34

Rosenbauer International AG

euro adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements

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Owing to shipments made in fulfilment of major orders during the first few months of both 2002 and 2003, the Rosenbauer Group achieved atypically positive first-quarter results in each of these years. The first quarter of 2004 has seen a return to the pattern that is more usual in the fire-equipment sector, with the majority of vehicle shipments scheduled to be made during the second half of the year.

Key figures                                              1-3/2004 1-3/2003
Revenue                                      in EUR m 66.0        74.3
EBIT                                          in EUR m 1.3         5.1
EBT                                            in EUR m 0.6         4.2
Profit after tax                        in EUR m (0.1)      2.5
Net profit for the period         in EUR m (0.8)      1.4
Cash-flow from pre-tax profit  in EUR m 1.6         6.2
Capital investments                  in EUR m 1.1         1.3
Order backlog (31.03.)              in EUR m 195.3      228.0
Order intake                              in EUR m 66.8        72.2
Employees                                                 1,327      1,269
Market capitalisation (31.03.) in EUR m 82.5        46.8

Revenue and results trends The Group posted decreased EBT of EUR 0.6 m (1-3/2003: EUR 4.2 m), on Group revenues of EUR 66.0 m (1-3/2003: EUR 74.3 m). Last year's exceptionally high revenues and good first-quarter result are attributable to seasonally untypical shipments from Austria and Spain in connection with major orders. This year, the majority of shipments will once again be made - as is usual in our industry - in the second half of the year. Due to the continuing pressure on volumes and prices, the German companies were once more unable to achieve a satisfactory result in the period under review.

Outlook On the strength of the orders currently on hand, and of the expected international economic and exchange-rate trends, Management's forecast for the current financial year continues to be for Group revenues of around EUR 310 m, and EBT of between EUR 10.5 m and EUR 12.5 m.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 27.05.2004

Further inquiry note: Marlene Schneider

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      AT0000922554
WKN:        092255
Index:    ATX Prime, WBI
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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