MBB Industries AG generates profitable growth again in 2013

Berlin, (PresseBox) - .
- Sales climb to EUR228 million and consolidated net profit to EUR13.5 million
- Equity increases to EUR68 million and cash and cash equivalents to EUR 55 million
- Further growth to more than EUR250 million expected in 2014

Based on provisional, unaudited figures, MBB Industries AG (ISIN DE000A0ETBQ4), a family-owned, medium-sized corporation, continued its profitable growth in the 2013 financial year. The Group's sales for the year as a whole increased to EUR228.2 million in comparison to the previous year's level of EUR204.9 million, representing growth of 11.4%. EBITDA amounted to EUR22.7 million after EUR24.3 million in the previous year. At EUR13.5 million, consolidated net profit for 2013 was up slightly on the previous year's level of EUR13.4 million. Earnings per share came to EUR2.09, compared to EUR2.08 in the previous year.

Despite a dividend distribution of more than EUR3 million and record capital expenditure, the Group's equity and liquidity increased further as at 31 December 2013. Equity rose from EUR57.4 million at the end of 2012 to EUR67.8 million at the end of 2013, corresponding to an equity ratio of 38.2%. The Group's liquidity climbed to EUR54.9 million as at the end of 2013 after EUR45.2 million in the previous year. At the same time, net liquidity declined from EUR31.5 million in 2012 to EUR23.8 million as at the end of 2013 as a result of capital expenditure impacting liquidity in the amount of approximately EUR15 million in the 2013 financial year. The funds were mainly invested in a new paper machine at Hanke Tissue, the formation of MBB Technologies (China) Ltd., land and buildings, and the acquisition of the companies DHK automotive and HTZ Holztrocknung.

MBB Industries expects to continue its profitable growth course in 2014 with sales of more than EUR250 million. The company sees its asset and liquidity resources as a good basis for a continuous dividend policy, organic growth and further acquisitions.

The 2013 annual report of MBB Industries AG with the final figures will be published on 30 April 2014.

MBB SE

MBB Industries AG is a family-owned, medium-sized corporation that has expanded steadily as a result of organic growth and the acquisition of other companies since it was founded in 1995. Achieving a long-term increase in the value of the individual companies and the Group as a whole lies at the heart of its business model. This business model has been highly profitable from the outset - substantial growth and sustainable returns will remain MBB Industries AG's goal in future as well.

Further information on MBB Industries AG can be found on the Internet at http://www.mbb.com

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