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Ad-Hoc News regarding FY 2012/13

5 June 2013 | 

voestalpine with boost in earnings, high cash flow and continuing strong deleveraging in Financial Year 2012/13

Despite the difficult macroeconomic environment, voestalpine achieved significant gains in all earnings categories in comparison to the preceding business year (which was affected by one-offs). All four divisions contributed to this development with unchanged solid profits.

The Steel Division developed largely stable in an economically very difficult environment and confirmed its position as benchmark of the European steel industry. The Special Steel and Metal Forming Division showed an unchanged strong profit situation despite a moderate slowdown of earnings. The Metal Engineering Division once more achieved outstanding results, based on its broad portfolio and high specialization.

The positive earnings were translated into remarkable cash generation: In spite of significantly increased investments to EUR 851.5 million (surplus of 50 % compared to EUR 574.6 million in 2011/12), free cash flow of more than EUR 500 million was obtained, which was used for both, increasing the dividend (from EUR 0,80 to 0,90* per share) as well as further debt reduction. Compared to the previous year, the gearing ratio (net financial debt in proportion to equity) dropped by 9 percentage-points to 44.5 % per March 31, 2013.

*) Proposal to AGM

Key Figures of voestalpine Group

(acc. IFRS;
in EURm)
FY 2011/12
1.4.11 - 31.3.2012
FY 2012/13
1.4.12 - 31.3.2013
Change in %
Revenue 12,058.2 11,524.4 -4.4
EBITDA 1,301.9 1,441.8 10.7
EBITDA margin in % 10.8 12.5  
EBIT 704.2 853.6 21.2
EBIT margin in % 5.8 7.4  
Profit before tax 504.4 654.7 29.8
Profit for the period* 413.3 521.9 26.3
EPS (in EUR) 1.98 2.61  
Gearing ratio in % 53.5 44.5    
Dividend per share in EUR 0.80 0.90 (Vorschlag) 12.5  

* Before minority interest and hybrid capital interest