ANDRITZ: Sales of approx. 5 billion EUR expected for 2012, margin and dividend targets confirmedAt the ANDRITZ Capital Market Day 2012, Wolfgang Leitner, President and CEO of ANDRITZ AG, today specified the sales expectations of the Group for 2012 and 2013: “For the 2012 business year, we expect Group sales to rise to approximately five billion Euros, mainly driven by processing of the large PULP & PAPER orders received in 2011. At present, we also anticipate positive sales development for 2013, mainly due to the expected first-time consolidation of Schuler AG. With regard to the profitability of the ANDRITZ GROUP, we confirm our target to achieve an average EBITA margin of 7% over the cycle and also intend continuing our shareholder-friendly dividend policy.” said Leitner and added “The question that remains is how cooling of the economy in Europe and the relevant overseas markets will develop in the coming months. This will certainly have a substantial impact on whether we can achieve our goals."
Although there is perceptible caution in the markets served by ANDRITZ at the moment, project activity is satisfactory in each of the ANDRITZ business areas except METALS.
ANDRITZ plans to continue its dividend policy, which is geared towards continuity, and aims to maintain the dividend payout ratio at around 50% and increase it – depending on business development – to approximately 60% during the next years.
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The ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of more than 17,400 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.