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Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG

EANS-News: Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG: Preliminary result for 2019

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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet

Ternitz/Vienna - 16 January 2020.

- SBO posts solid development against weak market environment in North America
- Sales climb to MEUR 445, operating result (EBIT) arrives at MEUR 60

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG (SBO), listed on the ATX market of the
Vienna Stock Exchange, posts a sound 2019 financial year, proving the company's
strategically broad positioning in a very dynamic market environment. Demand for
SBO's high-quality products and services ensured correspondingly positive
results.

Based on a review finding by the Austrian Enforcement Panel for Financial
Reporting in December 2019, SBO is preparing a non-cash, retroactive restatement
of the goodwill of a subsidiary in an (expected) amount of MEUR 23.8 as of 31
December 2018. The restatement of the consolidated financial statements 2018
will be published in the Annual Report 2019 on 18 March 2020.[1]

According to the preliminary figures for 2019, SBO's sales increased to MEUR 445
year-on-year (2018: MEUR 420.2). Bookings came to MEUR 467, following MEUR 481.9
in 2018. The operating result (EBIT) amounted to MEUR 60 (2018[2]: MEUR 46.9).
Profit before tax was MEUR 47 at year-end (20182: MEUR 32.1).

"Large regional differences created a challenging environment for our industry
in 2019," says CEO Gerald Grohmann. "The international market environment
developed positively and in line with our expectations. While demand in North
America was stable at the beginning of the year, it showed a strong downward
trend from the second half of the year due to the high spending discipline of
North American oil and gas companies. In addition to this there were exchange
losses in the fourth quarter negatively impacting the result. Overall, we look
back on a profitable business year 2019."

Note: All figures related to 2019 are preliminary and rounded.

SBO is a leading supplier of tools and equipment for directional drilling and
well completion applications and the global market leader in the manufacture of
high-precision components made of non-magnetic steel. The product offering
ranges from complex customised components for the oilfield service industry to a
selection of high-efficiency solutions and products for the oil and gas
industry. As of 31 December 2019, SBO employed a workforce of 1,535 worldwide
(31 December 2018: 1,642), thereof 393 in Ternitz / Austria and 788 in North
America (including Mexico).

[1] See publication pursuant to Article 17 MAR of 10 December 2019
[2] 2018 figures restated (preliminary)



Further inquiry note:
Andreas Böcskör, Head of Investor Relations	
Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG	 
A-2630 Ternitz, Hauptstraße 2	
Phone: +43 2630 315 ext 252, fax ext 101	
E-Mail: a.boecskoer@sbo.co.at 

Ildiko Füredi-Kolarik 
Metrum Communications GmbH 
Phone: +43 1 504 69 87 DW 351 
E-Mail: i.fueredi@metrum.at

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issuer:       Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG
              Hauptstrasse 2
              A-2630 Ternitz
phone:        02630/315110
FAX:          02630/315101
mail:      sboe@sbo.co.at
WWW:       http://www.sbo.at
ISIN:         AT0000946652
indexes:      ATX, WBI
stockmarkets: Wien
language:     English
 

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