DGAP-News: FUCHS increases EBIT to EUR 75.6 million and confirms outlook for the financial year

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DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Quarter Results
FUCHS increases EBIT to EUR 75.6 million and confirms outlook for the
financial year

05.05.2014 / 07:00

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FUCHS increases EBIT to EUR 75.6 million and confirms outlook for the
financial year

- Sales revenues up 3.3% despite unfavorable currency effects
- Earnings before interest and tax increase by 3.0% to EUR 75.6 million
- Outlook for the financial year confirmed

The first three months of 2014 at a glance

<pre>
(Amounts in EUR million)                          Q1 2014           Q1 2013
Sales revenues (1)                                  456.8             442.0
Europe                                              284.5             265.3
Asia-Pacific, Africa                                119.4             117.7
North and South America                              75.4              75.6
Consolidation                                       -22.5             -16.6
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT)              75.6              73.4
Profit after tax                                     52.8              51.6
Earnings per share in EUR
Ordinary share                                       0.75              0.72
Preference share                                     0.76              0.73
Gross cash flow                                      57.5              52.6
Investments in long-term assets                       6.5              14.2
Employees as at March 31                            3,981             3,795
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(1) By company location

Performance
FUCHS PETROLUB SE, with global operations in the lubricant business, made a
positive start to 2014.

In the first quarter of 2014, FUCHS PETROLUB recorded significant organic
growth of 7.3% and exceeded the forecast for the financial year. Despite
unfavorable currency translation effects, the Group increased its sales
revenues by 3.3% to EUR 456.8 million (442.0). All regions recorded organic
growth.

At the same time, FUCHS PETROLUB generated earnings before interest and tax
(EBIT) of EUR 75.6 million. This is EUR 2.2 million or 3.0% more than in
the first quarter of the previous year (73.4). Profit after tax rose by
2.3% or EUR 1.2 million to EUR 52.8 million (51.6).

Earnings per share increased by around 4% to EUR 0.75 (0.72) per ordinary
share and EUR 0.76 (0.73) per preference share.

Capital expenditures
FUCHS PETROLUB invested EUR 6.5 million (14.2) in property, plant and
equipment in the period under review. These investments were largely made
in Germany, China and the US. Significant outflows of funds are to be
expected in subsequent quarters for the projects currently in preparation
in Brazil, Australia, the US and Germany.

Employees
On March 31, 2014, the FUCHS PETROLUB Group employed 3,981 people
worldwide. Compared with the 3,888 employees recorded at the end of the
previous year, this represents an increase of 93 people. The new staff were
primarily recruited at companies in Asia-Pacific, Africa and in Europe.

Outlook
FUCHS PETROLUB expects to record further organic growth in sales revenues
in all global regions over the next three quarters. However, the Group does
not anticipate being able to maintain the growth rate of 7.3% recorded in
the first quarter. The forecast for organic growth in the low single-figure
percentage range for the financial year therefore remains in place.
In terms of EBIT and profit after tax, FUCHS PETROLUB also continues to
anticipate a slight increase. However, it remains to be seen how raw
material costs will develop and what impact currency exchange rates will
have.

Mannheim, May 5, 2014

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim Germany
Tel: +49 (0)621 3802-1104 
E-mail: tina.vogel@fuchs-oil.de 

The information below can be accessed at the following web addresses:

Press release:
www.fuchs-oil.com 

Interim report as at March 31, 2014:
http://www.fuchs-oil.com/ir_firstquarter.html 

Press photos:
http://www.fuchs-oil.com/pressphotos1.html 

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are
based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE.
Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and
estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual
results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due
to a variety of factors. These factors can include changes in the overall
economic climate, changes to exchange rates and interest rates, and changes
in the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that
future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will
match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and
assumes no liability for such.


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Language:    English                                                      
Company:     FUCHS PETROLUB SE                                            
             Friesenheimer Str. 17                                        
             68169 Mannheim                                               
             Germany                                                      
Phone:       +49 (0)621 / 3802-0                                          
Fax:         +49 (0)621 / 3802-7190                                       
E-mail:      ir@fuchs-oil.de                                              
Internet:    www.fuchs-oil.de                                             
ISIN:        DE0005790430, DE0005790406                                   
WKN:         579043, 579040                                               
Indices:     MDAX                                                         
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