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Interim Report for FLSmidth & Co. A/S 1 January - 30 June 2012

15.08.2012

Company Announcement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority No. 32-2012, 15 August 2012

The Board of Directors and the Group Management of FLSmidth & Co. A/S have today reviewed and approved the Interim Report for 1 January to 30 June 2012.

The Interim Report has been presented in accordance with IAS 34 and additional Danish information requirements regarding interim reporting of listed companies. No review or auditing of the interim report has taken place.

The Interim Report is accessible at FLSmidth's website:

http://www.flsmidth.com/reports  


The main conclusions of the Interim Report are:

Very strong order intake and solid EBITA results in all segments except Bulk Materials.

EBIT impacted by a one off write-down of capitalised R&D costs of DKK 188m.


Cembrit sales process initiated and Cembrit to be reported as discontinued activities from Q3 2012.

Full year revenue guidance for continuing activities narrowed to DKK 25-26bn (including Ludowici and excluding Cembrit).

EBITA margin guidance of minimum 10% maintained.

Financial results in Q2 2012
The order intake increased 20% to DKK 7,246m (Q2 2011: DKK 6,048m)

Revenue increased 26% to DKK 6,036m (Q2 2011: DKK 4,795m)

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased 32% to DKK 670m (Q2 2011: DKK 508m), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 11.1% (Q2 2011: 10.6%)

Earnings before amortisation and write-down of intangible assets (EBITA) increased 36% to DKK 605m (Q2 2011: DKK 445m), corresponding to an EBITA margin of 10.0% (Q2 2011: 9.3%)

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) decreased 14% to DKK 349m (Q2 2011: DKK 404m), corresponding to an EBIT margin of 5.8% (Q2 2011: 8.4%)

Earnings before tax (EBT) decreased 21% to DKK 326m (Q2 2011: DKK 412m)

The profit for the period decreased 24% to DKK 223m (Q2 2011: DKK 294m)

Cash flow from operating activities amounted to DKK 333m (Q2 2011: DKK 426m)

Financial results for the first half year 2012
The order intake increased 24% to DKK 13,667m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 11,012m)

The order backlog increased 14% to DKK 30,803m (end of 2011: DKK 27,136m)

Revenue increased 22% to DKK 11,181m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 9,180m)

Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) increased 22% to DKK 1,139m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 935m) corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 10.2% (Q1-Q2 2011: 10.2%)

Earnings before amortisation and write-down of intangible assets (EBITA) increased 25% to DKK 1,007m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 808m), corresponding to an EBITA margin of 9.0% (Q1-Q2 2011: 8.8%)

Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) decreased 4% to DKK 683m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 709m) corresponding to an EBIT margin of 6.1% (Q1-Q2 2011: 7.7%)

Earnings before tax (EBT) increased 2% to DKK 672m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 661m)

Profit for the period decreased 1% to DKK 464m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 467m)

Cash flow from operating activities amounted to DKK 216m (Q1-Q2 2011: DKK 325m)

Net interest-bearing debt at the end of Q2 2012 amounted to DKK 943m (end of 2011: DKK 98m)

Working capital at the end of Q2 2012 amounted to DKK 2,117m (end of 2011: DKK 1,620m)

Outlook for 2012
FLSmidth & Co. A/S narrows expectations to consolidated revenue for continuing activities to DKK 25-26bn (previously DKK 24-26bn) (2011: DKK 22bn) including Ludowici and excluding Cembrit.

EBITA margin expectation of minimum 10% (2011: 10.9%) is maintained although expectations to Bulk Materials have been downgraded and risk associated with the margin guidance has increased due to short term macroeconomic uncertainty.

EBIT margin expectation is lowered to 8-9% (previously 9-10%) due to a DKK 188m one-off write down of capitalized R&D costs in Q2 (2011: 9.9%).

The effect of purchase price allocations is expected to increase to approximately DKK 260m in 2012 (previously approximately DKK 220m) (2011: DKK 178m) due to acquisitions announced so far in 2012.

Cash flow from investing activities (exclusive of acquisitions and their subsequent capex needs) is expected to amount to DKK -900m in 2012 (2011: DKK -733m) due to investments in supercentres and expansion of manufacturing in India and China.

The effective tax rate is expected to be 30-32% in 2012 (2011: 31%) and tax payable slightly lower.

Please address any questions to this announcement to Mr Jørgen Huno Rasmussen, Group CEO, telephone +45 36 18 18 00.

An investor & press meeting and telephone conference regarding the Interim Report will be held today at 15:00 hours CET at the company's headquarters. For further details please visit www.flsmidth.com.  

http://www.flsmidth.com/en-US/News+and+Press/News/2012/Invitation+to+Q2+2012+Investor+Meeting

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