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VOSSLOH AG

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PRESS RELEASE : Vossloh Aktiengesellschaft: Vossloh performs strongly in the first half of the year and raises sales expectation for 2021

07/28/2021 | 01:31am EDT
DGAP-News: Vossloh Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Half Year Report 
Vossloh Aktiengesellschaft: Vossloh performs strongly in the first half of the year and raises sales expectation for 
2021 
2021-07-28 / 07:30 
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 
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Vossloh performs strongly in the first half of the year and raises sales expectation for 2021 
  . Sales up 17.7 percent year on year to EUR462.6 million 
  . EBIT improves to 41.2 percent, EBIT margin increases to 9.2 percent 
  . Significant framework agreements won 
  . Sales guidance for 2021 raised, profitability targets confirmed 
  . Agreement signed for strategically important acquisition in the Netherlands 
Werdohl, July 28, 2021. Vossloh, a long-standing and globally leading provider of products and services related to rail 
infrastructure, built on the successful first quarter of the 2021 fiscal year and increased its sales and earnings in 
the second quarter as expected. Group sales for the first half of 2021 came to EUR462.6 million, an increase of 17.7 
percent compared to the previous year's figure (EUR393.2 million). Every division contributed to this improvement. The 
business with rail fastening systems provided by far the biggest sales growth in absolute terms. Orders received 
totaled EUR459.4 million (previous year: EUR494.8 million) in the first half of the current fiscal year, roughly equivalent 
to the significantly improved sales figure. In addition, Vossloh was able to announce the winning of multi-year 
framework agreements with a total sales volume well in excess of EUR100 million in the first half of 2021. The framework 
agreements are not reported directly in the orders received, but only at the time of the call-offs by the customer. 
EBIT went up to EUR42.4 million, a notable 41.2 percent rise compared to the previous year's figure of EUR30.1 million. The 
EBIT margin rose from 7.6 percent in the first half of 2020 to 9.2 percent in the period under review. EBITDA also went 
up from EUR55.0 million to EUR68.4 million year on year, while the EBITDA margin increased from 14.0 percent to 14.8 
percent. The figures for the previous year included a significant one-time effect related to the transitional 
consolidation of a company in the Core Components division. The increase in earnings and profitability was therefore 
even more pronounced on an operational basis. 
The Vossloh Group's financial position also continued to improve. The equity ratio went up considerably to 44.6 percent 
on the reporting date of June 30, 2021 (previous year: 31.7 percent). Net financial debt (excluding lease liabilities) 
went down significantly to EUR200.6 million (June 30, 2020: EUR358.0 million). These changes were driven mainly by the 
successful placement of a hybrid note of EUR150 million in February 2021 as well as the positive free cash flow in 
Vossloh's core business over the past twelve months. The hybrid note is recognized as equity in accordance with IFRS 
accounting standards. 
On July 26, Vossloh signed an agreement to acquire the entirety of Dutch company ETS Spoor B.V. The transaction is due 
to be completed on July 30, 2021. ETS Spoor is currently a leading provider in the technologically sophisticated and 
highly innovative Dutch market for rail infrastructure components and services. ETS Spoor has close links with all of 
the major clients in the region and has a number of well-established business relationships with several partners, 
including Vossloh. ETS Spoor also has exclusive distribution agreements in place with providers of products and 
services which Vossloh does not offer. These will round out Vossloh's regional portfolio in the sense of a one-stop 
shop. This aspect, for instance, is of decisive importance with regard to future-oriented service models. 
"Our outstanding performance in the first half of the year shows that the path we have chosen is the right one. Our 
decision to concentrate on our core competence of rail infrastructure is clearly paying off. The process of 
restructuring that we started in 2019 and meanwhile completed is continuing to bear fruit. After years of improving our 
operations, we are now turning our attention to shaping our future. The acquisition of ETS Spoor in the Netherlands is 
another strategically important step forward for us and will play a significant role in our development of innovative 
and future-oriented service models. Demand for passenger and freight mobility is increasing worldwide. This demand, 
combined with the growing importance of sustainability, will have a positive impact on our business over the long term. 
The major investment programs being implemented by countries around the world provide impressive evidence of this 
trend," said Oliver Schuster, Chief Executive Officer of Vossloh AG. "Our comprehensive and integrated range of 
products and services is unique worldwide. Our expertise and customer focus are highly regarded in the market. This 
position of strength and our excellent finances provide Vossloh with a lot of interesting room to maneuver. I am 
convinced that we will remain on course for profitable growth." 
Core Components division improves sales revenues by 39.9 percent 
Vossloh's Core Components division increased its sales in the first half of 2021 to EUR230.4 million (previous year: 
EUR164.7 million). This significant increase was mainly driven by the Fastening Systems business unit's improved business 
in China, largely as a result of deliveries being delayed from 2020 until 2021 due to the pandemic. The sales revenues 
of the business unit went up by EUR64.7 million in the 2021 reporting period to EUR156.4 million (previous year: EUR91.7 
million). The revenues of the Tie Technologies business unit remained stable at EUR77.2 million (previous year: EUR77.9 
million). Orders received by the Core Components division came to EUR201.7 million in the first six months of 2021 
(previous year: EUR187.4 million). The order backlog fell to EUR212.6 million on June 30, 2021. The decrease compared to 
the previous year's figure (June 30, 2020: EUR295.3 million) was largely due to the planned reduction of the high order 
backlog in Australia and China. The Core Components division achieved an EBIT of EUR35.2 million in the first half of 
2021 (previous year: EUR27.9 million). The EBIT margin went down from 16.9 percent in the previous year to 15.3 percent. 
When adjusted for the one-time effect in the previous year, the EBIT margin went up substantially. 
Customized Modules division records significant improvement in profitability 
The Customized Modules division generated EUR192.3 million in sales, a slight improvement compared to the previous year 
(EUR186.5 million). Sales growth in markets including Australia, Egypt and the United Kingdom compensated for lower sales 
in France, Poland and Israel. Orders received came to EUR195.3 million in the first six months of 2021, down on the 
previous year's high figure of EUR251.2 million. The order backlog totaled EUR341.4 million at the end of the first half of 
2021, exceeding the previous year's figure of EUR337.8 million. EBIT went up considerably to EUR14.6 million (previous 
year: EUR8.7 million). The EBIT margin rose to 7.6 percent (previous year: 4.7 percent). This improvement is mainly 
attributable to operational efficiency gains. 
Consistent performance from the Lifecycle Solutions division 
The Lifecycle Solutions division generated sales revenues of EUR47.8 million in the first half of 2021, in line with the 
previous year's performance (EUR47.2 million). Rail and switch grinding sales fell year on year as expected. This decline 
was compensated for by higher earnings from machinery sales and stationary welding and logistics. Orders received came 
to EUR71.1 million during the reporting period, a considerable rise compared to the previous year's figure of EUR60.4 
million. The order backlog of EUR32.4 million also exceeded the figure from the previous year (EUR23.7 million). The 
division's EBIT came to EUR1.1 million, on par with the previous year. The EBIT margin also remained stable at 2.2 
percent. Earnings from machinery sales went up while the division posted lower earnings from services. Vossloh expects 
the division's profitability to increase over the course of the year. 
Employees 
In the first half of 2021, the average number of employees in the Vossloh Group was 3,589 (previous year: 3,484). The 
increase in the workforce was largely due to the full consolidation of an Indian company in the Customized Modules 
division. 
Sales guidance for 2021 raised in July 
Vossloh has revised its sales guidance upwards for the current fiscal year. The company now expects sales to be between 
EUR900 million to EUR950 million, compared to the previous range of EUR850 million to EUR925 million. The Fastening Systems 
business unit and the Customized Modules division in particular are showing improvements. In terms of profitability, 
Vossloh has not changed its guidance of an EBITDA margin of 13 percent to 14 percent and an EBIT margin of 7 percent to 
8 percent for the 2021 fiscal year. Vossloh remains committed to its profitability guidance even though the significant 
increase in material prices is expected to have a material negative impact on Vossloh's figures, particularly in the 
second half of 2021. The company's overall operational profitability will be considerably higher than in the previous 
year. 
Vossloh Group                          1-6/2021 1-6/2020 
Orders received                EUR mill.    459.4    494.8 
Order backlog as of 6/30       EUR mill.    584.6    656.0 
Sales revenues                 EUR mill.    462.6    393.2 
EBITDA                         EUR mill.     68.4     55.0 
EBITDA margin                  %           14.8     14.0 
EBIT                           EUR mill.     42.4     30.1 
EBIT margin                    %            9.2      7.6 
Net income                     EUR mill.     20.6    (9.6) 

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Net income 2021 27,2 M 31,9 M 31,9 M
Net Debt 2021 313 M 366 M 366 M
P/E ratio 2021 26,9x
Yield 2021 2,08%
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