28.02.2003 – 08:04
euro adhoc: Rosenbauer International AG
* Forecasts considerably exceeded * Result soars to EUR 15.6 m (EBT) * High level of capacity utilisation at Groups main production facilities (E)
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2002 was the best year ever in Rosenbauers 137-year history. The preliminary figures for the 2002 financial year show a year-on-year increase of 9 % in revenues, taking the total to EUR 297 m (2001: EUR 273.7 m). EBT (earnings before tax) trebled, soaring from EUR 5.1 m to EUR 15.6 m and yet again surpassing the previous forecast (EUR 13 m).
This massive improvement over the previous years result is due to the successful turnaround of the German Metz Group, the restructuring and rationalisation measures undertaken at the Austrian production facilities and good results of the Groups subsidiaries in the USA and Spain.
At EUR 319.1 m (2001: EUR 354.0 m), the value of new orders received by the Group in 2002 was higher than the revenues for that entire year. This means a high level of capacity utilisation at the Groups main production facilities.
The final figures for the 2002 financial year are to be announced on April 25, 2003.
~ Key figures (preliminary) 2002 2001 Revenues in EUR m. 297.0 273.7 EBIT in EUR m. 21.4 10.1 EBT in EUR m. 15.6 5.1 Workforce (per 31.12.) 1260 1288 Incoming orders in EUR m. 319.1 354.0 Order books per 31.12. in EUR m. 240.4 260.2 ~
end of announcement euro adhoc 28.02.2003
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Branche: Machine Manufacturing
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Börsen: Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
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