DGAP-News: KTG Energie AG: Substantial increase in sales and revenue base

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KTG Energie AG: Substantial increase in sales and revenue base

31.07.2014 / 10:19


KTG Energie AG: Substantial increase in sales and revenue base

- Sales base reaches EUR80 million

- EBITDA base more than EUR22 million

- Installed system power grows to 53 MW

- Target values surpassed at July 31

- EUR50 million bond fully placed

Hamburg, July 31, 2014 - KTG Energie AG (ISIN: DE000A0HNG53) has surpassed
its expansion goals for the current fiscal year, which ends on October 31.
KTG Energie today put into operation additional new systems with a capacity
of 10 MW - just in time before the amendment to the Renewable Energy Act
(EEG) which will come into effect tomorrow. The company is thus able to
benefit from the favorable conditions of EEG 2012 for all of the newly
installed capacity. KTG Energie now has biogas plants with a total output
of 53 MW at its disposal. From fiscal year 2014/2015, this corresponds to a
sales base of EUR80 million secured in the long-term, and a long-lasting,
secure revenue basis of over EUR22 million. KTG Energie has thus
considerably surpassed its own goal of connecting systems with an output of
50 MW to the grid by July 31 and thus of securing a sales base of EUR75
million and a EBITDA base of over EUR20 million. "We are proud of the
achievement of our employees, who have succeeded in achieving an even
higher sales and revenue base than forecast for our shareholders", says Dr.
Thomas Berger, CEO of KTG Energie AG. For the current fiscal year, the
Executive Board is anticipating sales of over EUR65 million, EBITDA of
between EUR19.5 and EUR20.5 million and EBIT of between EUR12 and EUR12.5
million. "It was a three-point landing by our team which we prepared and
planned meticulously. In the past six months, the focus was on both on-time
expansion and system operation", says Christian Heck, COO of KTG Energie

EUR50 million bond fully placed - sights set on acquisitions

In addition, KTG Energie AG has completely placed the bond (A1ML25 /
DE000A1ML257) in the meantime and fully utilized the volume of EUR50
million. The bond has a runtime up to 09/28/2018, and the annual coupon
amounts to 7.250%. The approximately EUR7 million that KTG Energie has
received from the placement of the bond will be invested in the project
funding of ongoing capacity expansion. In future, KTG Energie wants to
drive growth through favorable acquisition opportunities, additional
optimization potential of existing systems and new opportunities in the
market for mobile heat transfer, as well as in the construction of biogas
systems that use agricultural and biological waste material.

About KTG Energie AG 

KTG Energie AG, based in Hamburg, is specialized in the production of
renewable energies from renewable raw materials. To this end, the company
has been operating biogas plants in Germany since 2006 and covers the
entire value added chain from the planning and construction to the
operation of the systems. Sales quantities are guaranteed through the
Renewable Energy Act (EEG) for a period of 20 years at fixed conditions.
Today, over a quarter of a million people are already supplied with clean,
environmentally-friendly energy. As a subsidiary of the agricultural
company KTG Agrar AG, the supply of renewable raw materials - particularly
catch crops, grass and straw - is guaranteed in the long term. KTG Energie
currently employs around 69 staff. In the short fiscal year 2013, the
company more than doubled sales volume to EUR50.9 million, in comparison
with the first ten months of the previous year (January through October
2012: around EUR23 million). The operative result (EBITDA) improved by 97%
to EUR13.2 million (January through October 2012: EUR6.7 million), while
EBIT increased to EUR8 million. The individual company KTG Energie AG
achieved a profit of over EUR3 million, of which it distributed almost 80%
as a dividend to shareholders (EUR0.40 per share). The company has been
listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 2012.


Investor Relations / Press
Tobias M. Weitzel
BSK Becker+Schreiner Kommunikation GmbH 
Phone: +49 2154-8122 16
E-mail: weitzel@kommunikation-bsk.de


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Language:    English                                                 
Company:     KTG Energie AG                                          
             Ferdinandstr. 12                                        
             20095 Hamburg                                           
Phone:       +49 40 76755372                                         
Fax:         +49 40 76755374                                         
E-mail:      info@ktg-energie.de                                     
Internet:    www.ktg-energie.de                                      
ISIN:        DE000A0HNG53, DE000A1ML257,                             
WKN:         A0HNG5, A1ML25                                          
Listed:      Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart;  
             Frankfurt in Open Market (Entry Standard)               
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