Rosenbauer International AG

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|KEY FIGURES - First quarter
                             |1-3/2008 |1-3/2007 |
|Revenue                     |EUR Mio    |94.0     |76.0     |
|EBIT                        |EUR Mio    |5.4      |1.7      |
|EBIT margin                 |in %       |5.7%     |2.3%     |
|EBT                         |EUR Mio    |3.9      |0.5      |
|Consolidated profit 1)      |EUR Mio    |3.1      |0.4      |
|Cash flow from operating    |EUR Mio    | (17.2)  |(25.7)   |
|activities                  |           |         |         |
|Investments                 |EUR Mio    |2.4      |1.9      |
|Earnings per share 2)       |EUR        |0.3      |(0.3)    |
|Employees as at Mar 31      |           |1,664    |1,545    |
|Order intake                |EUR Mio    |104.7    |126,3    |
|Order backlog as at Mar 31  |EUR Mio    |383.0    |397,6    | 

1) Bofore profits/losses on minority interest. 2) Previous year figures have been calculated on the basis of the 4-for-1 split.

The Rosenbauer Group continued to expand in the first quarter of 2008, achieving significant increases in both revenues and result. Revenues were lifted 24% to EUR 94.0 Mio (1-3/2007: EUR 76.0 Mio). At EUR 5.4 Mio (1-3/2007: EUR 1.7 Mio), first quarter EBIT more than tripled over the figure for the same period last year. The increase in the EBIT margin from 2.3% to 5.7% is mainly attributable to the positive effects of the present high level of capacity utilization, and to the fixed-cost degression which this entails. Once more, it was the export business of Rosenbauer International AG, the Group's US business and stepped-up shipments of aerials from the German subsidiary Metz Aerials that were responsible for the organic growth achieved in the first three months of 2008. Although Group order intake, at EUR 104.7 Mio (1-3/2007: EUR 126.3 Mio) was below the record level of this period last year, it still reached a very satisfactory figure. Thanks to the very substantial volume of new orders taken during the last quarter of 2007, the reserve of unfilled orders at March 31, 2008 remained at a high level, namely EUR 383.0 Mio (March 31, 2007: EUR 397.6 Mio). This gives the Rosenbauer Group a fairly clear view of the likely course of revenues in the months ahead.

OUTLOOK Overall, the situation on the world fire-equipment market is expected to remain stable through 2008, although certain regions will be prone to greater fluctuations. For 2008, Rosenbauer Group Management expects that market volume will remain at a high level. In view of the high volume of orders on hand, and the resulting high degree of capacity utilization at the production companies, it is reasonable to suppose that the current year will bring a continuation of both top and bottom-line growth.

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Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN: AT0000922554
WKN: 892502
Index: WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen: Börse Berlin / free trade
Börse Stuttgart / free trade
Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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