RATIONAL AG (FRA:RAA) RATIONAL AG: Provisional figures for the first quarter of 2015 announced at the General Meeting

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29/04/2015 11:15
DGAP-News: RATIONAL AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results RATIONAL AG: Provisional figures for the first quarter of 2015 announced at the General Meeting 29.04.2015 / 11:15 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Press release RATIONAL AG: Provisional figures for the first quarter of 2015 announced at the General Meeting - 24 percent growth in sales in the first quarter of 2015 - 28 percent EBIT margin - Forecast confirmed Landsberg, 29 April 2015. RATIONAL AG posted consolidated sales of 124.7 million euros (previous year: 100.8 million euros) in the first quarter of 2015, thus successively continuing its growth trend of the past years. Sales rose by 24 percent year on year. One reason for the strong percentage increase in sales in the first quarter of 2015 apart from the good business performance was also the somewhat weaker first quarter of 2014. Currency effects also had a positive impact on sales. Adjusted for the positive currency effect, sales growth stands at 19 percent. 28 percent EBIT margin EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) reached 35.0 million euros, 69 percent above the previous year (20.7 million euros). The EBIT margin was 28 percent (previous year: 21 percent). Translation effects on foreign currency positions resulted in a positive impact on EBIT of 5.8 million euros (previous year: -0.2 million euros). After exchange rate adjustments, EBIT was 4.8 million euros (+23 percent) up on the previous year, while the EBIT margin remained at 21 percent. Forecast confirmed "Given our business performance to date, we can confirm our forecast of a continued positive sales and earnings performance for the fiscal year 2015", said Dr Stadelmann. Contact person: RATIONAL Aktiengesellschaft Dr Peter Stadelmann Tel. +49 (0)8191 327-3309 Fax +49 (0)8191 327-272 E-mail: p.stadelmann@rational-online.com www.rational-online.com Editorial note: The RATIONAL Group is the global market and technology leader for thermal preparation of food in professional kitchens. The company, founded in 1973, employs more than 1,400 people, around 800 of whom are in Germany. RATIONAL was floated in the Prime Standard of the German stock market in 2000 and is currently represented in the SDAX. The company's principal objective is to offer maximum customer benefit at all times. Internally RATIONAL is committed to the principle of sustainability, which is expressed in its policies on environmental protection, leadership, job security and social responsibility. Numerous international awards bear witness to the high quality of RATIONAL's work year on year. --------------------------------------------------------------------- 29.04.2015 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: RATIONAL AG Iglinger Straße 62 86899 Landsberg a. Lech Germany Phone: 0049 8191 327 2209 Fax: 0049 8191 327 722209 E-mail: s.arnold@rational-online.com Internet: www.rational-online.com ISIN: DE0007010803 WKN: 701080 Indices: SDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service --------------------------------------------------------------------- 349173 29.04.2015