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DGAP-News: Nabaltec AG posts record-high revenues in the first quarter of 2014

May 27, 2014

DGAP-News: Nabaltec AG / Key word(s): Quarter Results Nabaltec AG posts record-high revenues in the first quarter of 2014 27.05.2014 / 10:00 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Nabaltec AG posts record-high revenues in the first quarter of 2014 - Revenues up 5.7%, to EUR 36.8 million; - Earnings up from last year; EBIT climbs to EUR 3.0 million. Schwandorf, 27 May 2014 - Nabaltec AG published its quarterly report for the first quarter of 2014 today, and confirmed its preliminary data. The company's strong performance last year carried over into the first quarter of 2014, as revenues climbed to a record high and earnings were able to match their high comparison values from last year. Nabaltec's consolidated revenues climbed to EUR 36.8 million in the first quarter of 2014, up 5.7% from the value posted in the same quarter of last year, EUR 34.8 million. Revenues were up sharply over the fourth quarter of 2013, by 21.5%. According to Johannes Heckmann, Member of the Board of Nabaltec AG: "We started the Financial Year 2014 with a very good first quarter, as our growth has continued without interruption. We were especially pleased to see growth in the relatively new boehmite and CAHC product segments. In the case of boehmite, the effects resulting from its consistently expanding applications are becoming evident for the first time. We see a similar trend for CAHC, thanks to the expansion of the range in applications to soft plastics." The "Functional Fillers" business division made a particularly large contribution to this revenue growth, and the "Technical Ceramics" business division also performed well. Revenues in the business division "Functional Fillers" were up 6.3% from the same quarter of last year, to EUR 25.2 million. This growth continues to be based on the strong performance of the fine precipitated hydroxides product segment (eco-friendly flame retardant fillers, e.g. for the cable industry), but boehmite and CAHC, both high added-value products, also posted gains over the same period of last year. Revenues in the "Technical Ceramics" business division were up 4.5%, to EUR 11.6 million. This revenue growth was driven above all by the growth in sales volume for reactive aluminum oxides (e.g. for the refractory industry). Consolidated EBIT amounted to EUR 3.0 million in the reporting quarter, up from EUR 2.3 million in the same period of last year. EBIT was twice as high as last quarter. The EBIT margin (EBIT as a percentage of total performance) climbed from 7.1% in the first quarter of 2013 to 8.5% in the reporting quarter. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 5.4 million in the first quarter of 2014, up 17.4% from the value for the same quarter of last year, EUR 4.6 million. Cash flow from operating activities improved from EUR 7.0 million in the same period of last year to EUR 7.8 million in the first quarter of 2014. Spending on investments rose from EUR 1.4 million in the same quarter of last year to EUR 3.8 million. Cash flow from financing activities amounted to EUR -3.0 million, compared to EUR -2.9 million in the same period of last year. The company confirmed its prior forecast for the current financial year, which calls for revenue growth in the mid-single digits and an EBIT margin in line with last year's margin. According to Gerhard Witzany, Member of the Board of Nabaltec AG: "The decisive point for us is that the basic sentiment among our customers and in the markets continues to be positive. In this environment, we will continue to position ourselves in the market through quality, solutions which are customized to meet the needs of each customer, high reliability and on-time delivery." Note: Nabaltec AG's interim report for the first quarter of 2014 will be available for download in the Investor Relations section of www.nabaltec.de as of 27 May 2014. About Nabaltec AG: Nabaltec AG, with registered office in Schwandorf, a chemicals business which has received multiple awards for innovativeness, manufactures, develops and distributes highly specialized products based on aluminum hydroxide ("ATH") and aluminum oxide, as well as other raw materials, on an industrial scale through its "Functional Fillers" and "Technical Ceramics" divisions. The company's product range includes halogen-free flame retardant fillers and eco-friendly additives for the plastics industry. Flame retardant fillers are used e.g. in cables in tunnels, airports, high-rise buildings and electronic devices, while additives replace stabilizers containing heavy metals in PVC processing. Nabaltec also produces base materials for use in technical ceramics, the refractory industry and catalysis. Unlike halogenated flame retardant fillers, the products manufactured by the company's "Functional Fillers" division contain no hazardous substances and do not require separate disposal. Rather, the company's flame retardant fillers actually decrease the development of fumes hazardous to human health and the environment in the event of fire. Nabaltec maintains production sites in Germany and the US and plans to continue to consolidate its market position by expanding capacity, further optimizing processes and quality and making strategic extensions to its product range. On the strength of its specialty products, the company strives to attain the market leadership in each segment. Contact: Heidi WiendlNabaltec AG Phone: +49 9431 53-202 Fax: +49 9431 53-260 E-mail: InvestorRelations@nabaltec.de Frank Ostermair Better Orange IR & HV AG Phone: +49 89 8896906-14 Fax: +49 89 8896906-66 E-mail: frank.ostermair@better-orange.de End of Corporate News --------------------------------------------------------------------- 27.05.2014 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Nabaltec AG Alustraße 50-52 92421 Schwandorf Germany Phone: +49 9431 53-0 Fax: +49 9431 53-260 E-mail: info @nabaltec.de Internet: www.nabaltec.de ISIN: DE000A0KPPR7, DE000A1EWL99 WKN: A0KPPR, A1EWL9 Listed: Freiverkehr in Berlin, DÜsseldorf, MÜnchen, Stuttgart; Frankfurt in Open Market (Entry Standard) End of News DGAP News-Service --------------------------------------------------------------------- 270528 27.05.2014


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