With a level of pricing that is almost unchanged overall, voestalpine has a stable, high level of capacity utilization in all divisions and at all the major production sites.
Results largely stable: At EUR 366.3 million, operating result (EBITDA) is currently only 1.6% below the figure in the first quarter of the previous year (EUR 372.4 million) despite a weaker economic environment. At EUR 223.3 million, profit from operations (EBIT) is down 2.1% compared to the previous year’s figure (EUR 228.0 million).
Profitabiliity slightly improved: EBITDA margin is 12.5% compared to 12.2% in the previous year; EBIT margin is at 7.6% compared to 7.5% year-over-year.
Equity as of June 30, 2013 (EUR 5,159.9 million) is up by 1.7% compared to equity as of the reporting date of March 31, 2013 (EUR 5,075.3 million).
Number of employees (full-time equivalent) rose by 1% from 46,351 to a new record figure of 47,154 employees due to the newest acquisitions.