EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG / voestalpine reports largely stable earnings, margins slightly improved

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EANS-Adhoc: voestalpine AG / voestalpine reports largely stable earnings,
margins slightly improved
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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet/3-month report
07.08.2013 
After the broad downturn of the economy in the course of last year, the past
months showed a certain stabilizing trend.  Against this backdrop voestalpine
Group reports all in all stable results for the first quarter of the business
year 2013/14, both, in comparison to last year's figures as well as in relation
to the immediately preceding quarter.  The gearing ratio (net financial debt in
percent of equity) decreased further in this reporting period, whereas the
number of employees, not least because of the latest acquisitions, rose to a new
record level of 47,154 people (FTE) per 30.06.2013.
From today's perspective a further stabilization of the economic development in
the coming months seems realistic, although a considerable risk of setbacks -
not only in Europe - remains in place. An at least stable business cycle within
the next months would create the prerequisites for a global economic recovery in
2014.
With regards to earnings expectations (EBITDA and EBIT) for the full business
year 2013/14 a repetition of last year's figures seems the most probable
scenario, unchanged to the view at the beginning of the business year, although
a little better secured. 
Key figures of the voestalpine Group 
___________________________________________________
|(acc._IFRS;_in_EURm)__|Q1_2012/13|Q1_2013/14|Change|
|______________________|1.4.12_-__|1.4.13_-__|in_%__|
|______________________|30.6.2012_|30.6.2013_|______|
|Revenue_______________|3,050.6___|2,936.1__ |-3.8__|
|EBITDA________________|372.4_____|366.3_____|-1.6__|
|EBITDA_margin_in_%____|12.2______|12.5______|______|
|EBIT__________________|228.0_____|223.3_____|-2.1__|
|EBIT_margin_in_%______|7.5_______|7.6_______|______|
|Profit_before_tax_____|185.1_____|179.9_____|-2.8__|
|Profit_for_the_period*|144.9_____|138.6_____|-4.3__|
|EPS_(in_EUR)__________|0.74______|0.69______|-6.8__|
|Gearing_ratio_in_%____|49.9______|44.0______|______| 
* Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest 
Further details on the 1st quarter results 2013/14 are available on our homepage
www.voestalpine.com or feel free to contact our Investor Relations team +43/
50304/15-9949. 
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 
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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