Eybl International AG

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Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements / Eybl International AG - Group results for first quarter 2005/06 • Successful expansion of Eybl’s markets • Order intake still very satisfactory • Slight increase in sa

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Krems, 28 July 2005 - Despite the continuing difficulties of the European automobile industry, Eybl International AG can look back on a successful first quarter 2005/06.

After the record levels achieved in terms of order intake and order book at the end of financial 2004/05, order intake in the first quarter of the current financial year has continued to be very satisfactory. With the Group’s success in expanding the markets it can tap (major contracts with Honda and Suzuki, and with Peugeot/Citroen) it posted total new orders of EUR 168.7m, and the cyclically adjusted order book at 30 June 2005 stood at EUR 1.3bn.

In the first quarter of 2005/06, Eybl Group posted satisfactory sales revenues and profits: sales revenues of EUR 87.5m were up by 1.3% as compared with first quarter 2004/05 (EUR 86.3m). Textiles production contributed EUR 18.7m, or 21.4%, interiors EUR 10.8m (12.3%) and fabrication EUR 58.0m, or 66.3%.

Consolidated EBIT for the first quarter of EUR 2.3m was EUR 0.8m down on the same period last year; this was however still the second best result in the last 5 years. Profit from ordinary activities in first quarter 2005/06 came to EUR 1.3m, and retained earnings to EUR 1.1m. Cash flow from operating activities of EUR 0.7m for the quarter ended 30 June 2005 was a major improvement on the EUR -5.6m for the same period last year.

Eybl Group’s total assets as at 30 June 2005 were EUR 204.8m, roughly 10.3% up on last year’s EUR 185.7m. The equity ratio is 31.9%, a slight increase compared with 31.3% at 30 June 2004, but a considerable improvement on 25.7% at 30 June 2003. Eybl Group’s balance sheet and capital gearing are thus in a healthy state.

As at 30 June 2005, Eybl Group employed 3,998 people at a total of 17 locations.

Prospects for financial 2005/06  The successful expansion of Eybl’s portfolio of customers for all its technologies, intensified collaboration with system suppliers and concentration on supplier development will continue to be the focal points for the current financial year.

Despite the continuing difficulties that the automobile industry as a whole is experiencing, Eybl International’s management expects improved earnings for financial 2005/06 and a noticeable increase in ROCE, provided the market does not produce any unpredictable unpleasant surprises.

Summarised results for first quarter 2005/06 EUR m

                                                                        Compareable period
                                          2005/06              2004/05            2003/04
Sales revenue                         87.5                  86.3                 85.2
EBIT                                         2.3                    3.1                  2.0
EBIT margin (%)                        2.7                    3.5                  2.4

Net profit for period              1.1                    2.1                  0.9

Order intake                            169                    344                    71

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Eybl International AG
Investor Relations
Robert Gabriel
Tel.: +43 (0) 2732 881-300
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Branche: Speciality stores
ISIN:      AT0000908157
Börsen:    Berliner Wertpapierbörse
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