voestalpine AG

EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG
voestalpine with significant increase in earnings in the first half of business year 2014/15


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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet/6-month report
05.11.2014


In Europe the economic development lost steam in the course of the first half
2014/15 after a good start. North America shows sustained strong economic
growth, China stays on solid level, Brazil and Russia under continuing pressure.
In this environment, despite declining sales revenues, voestalpine Group was
able to significantly increase earnings in all categories, with positive one-off
effects in the second financial quarter 2014/15 (+66.5 EURm EBITDA resp. +45.2
EURm EBIT-effect) from portfolio optimization measures.
But also on a pure operational basis, meaning excluding these positive one-off
effects, all earnings categories, partly substantially, increased on an annual
comparison.
Due to the redemption of the hybrid bond 2007 (volume: 500 EURm, accounted as
equity under IFRS) in September 2014 the gearing ratio rose to 58.8% per 09/30/
2014.
Despite the, predominantly in Europe, more difficult economic environment,
voestalpine should succeed in improving the profitability at least somewhat
compared to last business year, even without taking positive one-off effects
into account.
The outlook for the business year 2014/15 therefore stays unchanged: From the
current vantage point, it can be anticipated that the operating result (EBITDA)
and profit from operations (EBIT) of the voestalpine Group will be somewhat
higher than the figures of the past business year.
 
 
Key figures of voestalpine Group
 

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|(acc._IFRS;_in_EURm)______|H1_2013/14*_______|H1_2014/15________|Change|
|__________________________|04/01-09/30/2013  |04/01-09/30/2014  |in_%__|
|Revenue___________________|5,643.4___________|5,561.1___________|-1.5__|
|EBITDA____________________|680.4_____________|756.9_____________|+11.2_|
|EBITDA_margin_in_%________|12.1______________|13.6______________|______|
|EBIT______________________|396.3_____________|444.7_____________|+12.2_|
|EBIT_margin_in_%__________|7.0_______________|8.0_______________|______|
|Profit_before_tax_________|312.1_____________|391.7_____________|+25.5_|
|Profit_for_the_period**___|238.4_____________|324.0_____________|+35.9_|
|EPS_(in_EUR)______________|1.15______________|1.65______________|+43.5_|
|Gearing_ratio_in_%_(09/30)|46.8______________|58.8______________|______|

 
*Business year 2013/14 retroactively adjusted
**Before deduction of non-controlling interests and interest on hybrid capital
 
 
Further details on the 2nd quarter results 2014/15 are available on our homepage
www.voestalpine.com.


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

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issuer:      voestalpine AG
             voestalpine-Straße  1
             A-4020 Linz
phone:       +43 50304/15-9949
FAX:         +43 50304/55-5581
mail:     IR@voestalpine.com
WWW:      www.voestalpine.com
sector:      Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN:        AT0000937503
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 

 

 

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