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Highlights First Half of 2017/18

All figures compared to the first half of 2016/17

  • Positive economic developments in all key economic regions with further growth potential
  • Economic momentum accelerates, especially in Europe
  • Besides private consumption, the upward trend is increasingly being driven by private-sector investments as well
  • Demand in individual industrial segments remains largely stable on a solid level or is at least growing
  • voestalpine’s best six month-period since “Lehman” (onset of the financial and economic crisis)
  • Revenue grows 16.5% from EUR 5,407.8 million to EUR 6,302.3 million
  • Operating result (EBITDA) rises 37.5% from EUR 704.9 million to EUR 968.9 million and the EBITDA margin from 13.0% to 15.4%
  • Profit from operations (EBIT) climbs 58.4% from EUR 368.9 million to EUR 584.2 million and the EBIT margin from 6.8% to 9.3%
  • At 53.5%, gearing ratio drops substantially in a year-on-year comparison (60.1%)
  • New HBI facility in Texas suffers moderate damage from hurricane Harvey
  • World’s most advanced wire rod mill fully operational
  • Decision to build new special steel plant in Austria

About voestalpine

In its business segments, voestalpine is a globally leading technology and capital goods group with a unique combination of material and processing expertise. With its top-quality products and system solutions using steel and other metals, it is a leading partner to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the aerospace, oil and gas industries worldwide. The voestalpine Group is also the world market leader in turnout technology, special rails, tool steel, and special sections.


50 Countries on all 5 continents
500 Group companies and locations
50,000 Employees worldwide

Earnings FY 2016/17

€ 11.3 Billion


€ 1.54 Billion


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