voestalpine AG

EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG
voestalpine with considerable profit increase in 3rd quarter 2009/10 compared to previous quarters

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9-month report

25.02.2010

voestalpine group definitely back on track by considerably increasing profits in the 3rd quarter 2009/10. Operational result (EBIT) improved by 87.5% and profit for the period by more than 100%, both compared to the previous quarter. Concurrently net financial debt in % of equity (Gearing) was reduced from 90.0% to 81.2% during the past three months. Despite a regionally and industrially inhomogeneous economic development, voestalpine is expecting a further gradual enhancement of the worldwide economic situation.

Key figures of voestalpine group

(acc. IFRS; in EURm)*   Q2 2009/10 Q3 2009/10 Change
                        01.07. -   01.10. -   in %
                        30.09.09   31.12.09
Revenue                 2,067.6    2,083.9    0.8
EBITDA                  234.2      295.1      26.0
EBITDA margin in %      11.3       14.2
EBIT                    70.4       132.0      87.5
EBIT margin in %        3.4        6.3
Profit before tax       29.3       89.6       205.8
Profit for the period** 28.3       71.5       152.7
EPS (in EUR)            0.05       0.30
Gearing in %            90.0       81.2


(acc. IFRS; in EURm)*   Q1-Q3 2008/09 Q1-Q3 2009/10 Change
                        01.04. -      01.04. -      in %
                        31.12.08      31.12.09
Revenue                 9,280.1       6,225.1       -32.9
EBITDA                  1,510.1       664.2         -56.0
EBITDA margin in %      16.3          10.7
EBIT                    981.8         178.4         -81.8
EBIT margin in %        10.6          2.9
Profit before tax       764.7         51.2          -93.3
Profit for the period** 606.1         51.6          -91.5
EPS (in EUR)            3.36          -0.05
Gearing in %            101.8         81.2


*  According to IFRS all results after Purchase Price Allocation (PPA)
** Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest


More information on the 3rd quarter result is available on our website
www.voestalpine.com or contact our Investor Relations Team +43/50304-15-9949. 
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Further inquiry note:

DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949
Fax: +43/50304/55-5581
mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com
http://www.voestalpine.com

Branche: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN: AT0000937503
WKN: 897200
Index: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
Börsen: Wien / official market

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