Vienna, November 16, 2010

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SEMPERIT AG HOLDING: REVENUE AND EARNINGS GROWTH IN THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 2010

  • Group revenue up approx. 17% to EUR 519.3 million
  • EBT rose by approx. 15% to EUR 62.9 million

Vienna, November 16, 2010 – The order situation in all segments of the Semperit Group developed gratifyingly during the first nine months of 2010. The recovery in demand which became apparent in the second quarter in the cyclical business segments should continue to ensure good capacity utilisation at all production locations.

1-9/2009 1-9/2010 Change 2009/2010 in %
Revenue in EUR million 442.9 519.3 +17.3
Earnings before tax (EBT) in EUR million 54.9 62.9 +14.6
Net profit for the period in EUR million 30.0 34.3 +14.2

Total revenue of the Semperit Group rose 17.3% in the first nine months of 2010, to EUR 519.3 million. Earnings before tax (EBT) further improved to EUR 62.9 million. The net profit for the period at EUR 34.3 million was also significantly above the prior-year level.

PERFORMANCE OF THE SEGMENTS

The Sempermed segment was once again a strong growth driver in 2010, registering a 20.3% growth in revenue to EUR 245.2 million. Following a positive second quarter, the business situation of the Semperflex segment continued to develop gratifyingly with revenue up 36.8% to EUR 106.3 million. Semperform also posted revenue growth of 8.7% in the first nine months of 2010, to EUR 83.8 million. Only revenue of the Sempertrans segment totalled EUR 83.9 million, approximately the same level as in the previous year

OUTLOOK

Semperit expects a satisfactory revenue and earnings development also for the entire year 2010 on the basis of the good order volume at the end of the third quarter. However, Semperit continues to face an instable economic situation. In addition, the availability of several raw materials and accompanying strong price rises pose major challenges. Nevertheless, the flexibility of Semperit’s production sites enables the company to quickly adapt to different economic conditions and fluctuating market requirements.

The complete Report on 1st-3rd quarter 2010 of the Semperit Group has been published and can be viewed on the company’s Website at www.semperit.at.
 
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