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ElringKlinger with strong preliminary results for the third quarter of 2021

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), October 12, 2021 +++ Based on its preliminary results, ElringKlinger AG (ISIN DE 0007856023 / WKN 785602) posted strong year-on-year growth in the third quarter of 2021. At EUR 400.6 million, the Group saw revenue expand by EUR 19.5 million or 5.1% compared to the figure recorded in the period from July to September 2020. Earnings before interest and taxes, standing at EUR 27.0 million, were also up significantly on the prior-year level, rising by EUR 8.1 million or 42.9%. This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 6.7%.

The performance outlined above similarly applies to the nine-month period: with revenues of EUR 1,218.2 million, revenue increased by EUR 188.6 million or 18.3% compared to the same period last year (9M 2020: EUR 1,029.6 million). This resulted in EBIT of EUR 98.5 million, after EUR 2.5 million in the first nine months of the previous year. The EBIT margin for the current financial year thus stands at 8.1% (9M 2020: 0.2%).

The Group's operating free cash flow in Q3 2021 also remained in positive territory at EUR 8.1 million (Q3 2020: EUR 78.6 million) despite the adverse conditions seen in some areas of the market, while its operating free cash flow after the first nine months of 2021 amounted to EUR 73.7 million (9M 2020: EUR 102.3 million). As planned, the Group is thus fully on track to achieve operating free cash flow in the positive double-digit million euro range for the financial year as a whole.

On the back of another strong quarterly performance, ElringKlinger is adjusting its guidance for the current year. The general market outlook has deteriorated considerably in recent weeks in view of bottlenecks in the semiconductor industry, strains in the supply of raw materials, and elevated commodity prices. Uncertainty relating to the stability of sales volumes as well as demand for raw materials and their availability continues. Against this backdrop, ElringKlinger is currently forecasting sales revenue that is several percentage points higher than the expected changes in global light vehicle production. The industry service provider IHS had most recently estimated year-on-year growth in global production of 1.6% for 2021. As for earnings before interest and taxes, the Group expects an EBIT margin of around 6%. The Group's projections for its other key performance indicators remain unchanged for the annual period as a whole.

The full results for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2021 will be published as planned on Thursday, 4 November 2021.

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ElringKlinger posts preliminary results for the first quarter of 2021: strong start to the year

ElringKlinger AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results/Change in Forecast
ElringKlinger posts preliminary results for the first quarter of 2021: strong start to the year

16-Apr-2021 / 13:16 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


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ElringKlinger posts preliminary results for the first quarter of 2021: strong start to the year

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), April 16, 2021 +++ ElringKlinger AG (ISIN DE 0007856023 / WKN 785602) recorded a strong performance in the first quarter of 2021. According to preliminary figures, the Group generated revenue of EUR 424 million (Q1 2020: EUR 396 million) and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 48.4 million (Q1 2020: EUR 16.0 million) in the first three months of the current financial year. This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 11.4% (Q1 2020: 4.0%). Alongside consistently solid aftermarket business, this was attributable to the high level of revenue seen across the board. The bottom-line result also includes a gain of EUR 10.9 million from the sale of ElringKlinger's Austrian subsidiary to the French partner Plastic Omnium.

In addition to revenue and earnings, other key financial indicators for the first quarter of 2021 also proved very favorable: operating free cash flow, for example, amounted to EUR 28.6 million (Q1 2020: EUR -2.2 million). Not included in this figure are the proceeds of EUR 13.4 million from the sale of the Austrian subsidiary subsidiary and a payment of EUR 30 million received by the company on the basis of an agreement between ElringKlinger and the French supplier Plastic Omnium as part of their fuel cell partnership. The latter is aimed at accelerating further capacity expansion of the joint company EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH, which will be fully consolidated within the ElringKlinger Group.

Net working capital was further optimized in the first quarter just ended: after EUR 453 million as of March 31, 2020, it now stood at EUR 430 million. Based on the Group's positive operating free cash flow, net debt was also further reduced to EUR 400 million (Q1 2020: EUR 603 million), resulting in a significant improvement in the net debt ratio (net debt/EBITDA) of 1.9 (Q1 2020: 3.1).

In view of the strong start to the year, ElringKlinger is adjusting its guidance for the current financial year. While organic revenue is still expected to develop roughly in line with market levels, the EBIT margin is now projected at around 5 to 6% (previously: around 4 to 5%). The outlook for the remainder of the year continues to be subject to considerable uncertainty, with underlying conditions remaining challenging and difficult. Commodity prices, for instance, are trending at very high levels and supply chains are not consistently robust. Additionally, in the course of the pandemic, it cannot be ruled out that production activities may have to be suspended temporarily at some of the 44 sites worldwide. This would have corresponding effects on revenue and earnings. - The outlook for the other key financial indicators remains unchanged from the statements made in the 2020 annual report.

ElringKlinger will publish its full quarterly results and the report on the first quarter of 2021 as planned on May 6, 2021.

For further information, please contact:
ElringKlinger AG
Dr. Jens Winter | Strategic Communications
Max-Eyth-Straße 2 | D-72581 Dettingen/Erms
Phone: +49 7123 724-88335 | Fax: +49 7123 724-85 8335
E-mail: jens.winter[at]elringklinger.com | www.elringklinger.com

About ElringKlinger AG
As an automotive supplier, ElringKlinger has become a trusted partner to its customers - with a firm commitment to shaping the future of mobility. Whether optimized combustion engines, high-performance hybrids, or environmentally-friendly battery and fuel cell technology, ElringKlinger provides innovative solutions for all types of drive system. ElringKlinger's lightweighting concepts help to reduce the overall weight of vehicles. As a result, vehicles powered by combustion engines consume less fuel and emit less CO2, while those equipped with alternative propulsion systems benefit from an extended range. In response to increasingly complex combustion engine technology, the Group also continues to refine and evolve its offering within the area of seals and gaskets in order to meet the highest possible standards. This is complemented by solutions centered around thermal and acoustic shielding technology. Additionally, the Group's portfolio includes products made of the high-performance plastic PTFE, which is also marketed to industries beyond the automotive sector. These efforts are supported by a dedicated workforce of around 10,000 people at 44 ElringKlinger Group locations around the globe.

Disclaimer
This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on expectations, market evaluations and forecasts by the Management Board and on information currently available to them. In particular, the forward-looking statements shall not be interpreted as a guarantee that the future events and results to which they refer will actually materialize. Whilst the Management Board is confident that the statements as well as the opinions and expectations on which they are based are realistic, the aforementioned statements rely on assumptions that may conceivably prove to be incorrect. Future results and circumstances depend on a multitude of factors, risks and imponderables that can alter the expectations and judgments that have been expressed. These factors include, for example, changes to the general economic and business situation, variations of exchange rates and interest rates, poor acceptance of new products and services, and changes to business strategy.


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ElringKlinger posts preliminary results for the first quarter of 2021: strong start to the year

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), April 16, 2021 +++ ElringKlinger AG (ISIN DE 0007856023 / WKN 785602) recorded a strong performance in the first quarter of 2021. According to preliminary figures, the Group generated revenue of EUR 424 million (Q1 2020: EUR 396 million) and earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 48.4 million (Q1 2020: EUR 16.0 million) in the first three months of the current financial year. This corresponds to an EBIT margin of 11.4% (Q1 2020: 4.0%). Alongside consistently solid aftermarket business, this was attributable to the high level of revenue seen across the board. The bottom-line result also includes a gain of EUR 10.9 million from the sale of ElringKlinger's Austrian subsidiary to the French partner Plastic Omnium.

In addition to revenue and earnings, other key financial indicators for the first quarter of 2021 also proved very favorable: operating free cash flow, for example, amounted to EUR 28.6 million (Q1 2020: EUR -2.2 million). Not included in this figure are the proceeds of EUR 13.4 million from the sale of the Austrian subsidiary subsidiary and a payment of EUR 30 million received by the company on the basis of an agreement between ElringKlinger and the French supplier Plastic Omnium as part of their fuel cell partnership. The latter is aimed at accelerating further capacity expansion of the joint company EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies GmbH, which will be fully consolidated within the ElringKlinger Group.

Net working capital was further optimized in the first quarter just ended: after EUR 453 million as of March 31, 2020, it now stood at EUR 430 million. Based on the Group's positive operating free cash flow, net debt was also further reduced to EUR 400 million (Q1 2020: EUR 603 million), resulting in a significant improvement in the net debt ratio (net debt/EBITDA) of 1.9 (Q1 2020: 3.1).

In view of the strong start to the year, ElringKlinger is adjusting its guidance for the current financial year. While organic revenue is still expected to develop roughly in line with market levels, the EBIT margin is now projected at around 5 to 6% (previously: around 4 to 5%). The outlook for the remainder of the year continues to be subject to considerable uncertainty, with underlying conditions remaining challenging and difficult. Commodity prices, for instance, are trending at very high levels and supply chains are not consistently robust. Additionally, in the course of the pandemic, it cannot be ruled out that production activities may have to be suspended temporarily at some of the 44 sites worldwide. This would have corresponding effects on revenue and earnings. - The outlook for the other key financial indicators remains unchanged from the statements made in the 2020 annual report.

ElringKlinger will publish its full quarterly results and the report on the first quarter of 2021 as planned on May 6, 2021.

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ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium partner in fuel cell technology to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility

ElringKlinger AG / Key word(s): Alliance
ElringKlinger and Plastic Omnium partner in fuel cell technology to accelerate the development of hydrogen mobility

28-Oct-2020 / 21:39 CET/CEST
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.



Dettingen/Erms (Germany), October 28, 2020 +++ ElringKlinger AG, Dettingen/Erms, (ISIN DE 0007856023/ WKN 785602) and Compagnie Plastic Omnium SE today agreed to take hydrogen-based fuel cell technology to the next level. To fulfil this objective, they will create EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies, a joint venture dedicated to fuel cell stack development, production and commercialization.

EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies will be owned 60% by ElringKlinger and 40% by Plastic Omnium. ElringKlinger will bring all of its assets related to fuel cells stacks, which include more than 150 employees, more than 150 patents, R&D and know-how, its fuel cell components business, and several high power density fuel cell stack platforms already marketed and manufactured at a facility located in Dettingen/Erms, where the joint venture will also be headquartered. The annual production capacity of initially up to 10,000 units in the joint venture will be progressively extended according to the order book.

Plastic Omnium will invest €100 million in the new company to support the acceleration of innovation, strongly develop the commercial pipeline and increase production capacities. The group will also contribute to the development of the JV through its global customer portfolio, its worldwide presence and its technological expertise in hydrogen storage and systems.

By 2030, EKPO Fuel Cell Technologies aims to reach a market share of 10 to 15% in the fuel cell technology business, representing revenues between €700 million and
€1 billion.

The two partners today also signed an agreement on the acquisition by Plastic Omnium of ElringKlinger Fuelcell Systems Austria GmbH (EKAT), an Austrian subsidiary of ElringKlinger specialized in integrated hydrogen systems, for an enterprise value of
€15 million.

The two agreements are being submitted to the competition authorities and are subject to the usual legal requirements. They should be closed in Q1 2021.

For further information, please contact:
ElringKlinger AG | Strategic Communications
Dr. Jens Winter
Max-Eyth-Straße 2 | D-72581 Dettingen/Erms
Phone: +49 7123 724-88335 | E-mail: jens.winter@elringklinger.com


 

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ElringKlinger records revenue shortfalls and improved earnings in first quarter of 2020

ElringKlinger AG / Key word(s): Preliminary Results
ElringKlinger records revenue shortfalls and improved earnings in first quarter of 2020

17-Apr-2020 / 12:42 CET/CEST
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ElringKlinger records revenue shortfalls and improved earnings in first quarter of 2020

Dettingen/Erms (Germany), April 17, 2020 +++ Based on the preliminary results, Group revenue generated by ElringKlinger AG (ISIN DE 0007856023 / WKN 785602) was lower in the first quarter of 2020. At EUR 396 million, revenues were noticeably down on the figure of EUR 441 million posted for the first quarter of 2019. The decline by EUR 45 million or 10 % is attributable primarily to the economic downturn in Europe and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Asia, where the Chinese plants, in particular, were affected by the extended New Year vacation and state-ordered closures.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the ElringKlinger Group appear to have remained unaffected by the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic in the first quarter of 2020. At EUR 16 million, the figure is well above the prior-year total of EUR 6.4 million. Based on an initial analysis, the reason for this is that the measures implemented by the Management Board to raise efficiency levels at the North American and European plants are taking effect. This more than compensated for the negative earnings effects of the coronavirus pandemic in Asia. It should also be noted that the result for the first quarter of 2019 had been affected by charges attributable to US countervailing and anti-dumping duties.

Although the performance of the first quarter of 2020 illustrates that the Group as a whole is on the right track, it must be assumed that Group revenues and earnings will be significantly impacted in the second quarter of 2020 due to the current interruptions to production in Europe and North America. Substantial charges are expected.

The detailed results and the report on the first quarter will be published as planned on May 7, 2020.

For further information, please contact:
ElringKlinger AG
Dr. Jens Winter | Strategic Communications
Max-Eyth-Straße 2 | D-72581 Dettingen/Erms
Phone: +49 7123 724-88335 | Fax: +49 7123 724-85 8335
E-mail: jens.winter[at]elringklinger.com | www.elringklinger.com


About ElringKlinger AG
As an automotive supplier, ElringKlinger has become a trusted partner to its customers - with a firm commitment to shaping the future of mobility. Whether optimized combustion engines, high-performance hybrids, or environmentally-friendly battery and fuel cell technology, ElringKlinger provides innovative solutions for all types of drive system. ElringKlinger's lightweighting concepts help to reduce the overall weight of vehicles. As a result, vehicles powered by combustion engines consume less fuel and emit less CO2, while those equipped with alternative propulsion systems benefit from an extended range. In response to increasingly complex combustion engine technology, the Group also continues to refine and evolve its offering within the area of seals and gaskets in order to meet the highest possible standards. This is complemented by solutions centered around thermal and acoustic shielding technology. Additionally, the Group's portfolio includes products made of the high-performance plastic PTFE, which is also marketed to industries beyond the automotive sector. These efforts are supported by a dedicated workforce of more than 10,000 people at 45 ElringKlinger Group locations around the globe.

Disclaimer
This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on expectations, market evaluations and forecasts by the Management Board and on information currently available to them. In particular, the forward-looking statements shall not be interpreted as a guarantee that the future events and results to which they refer will actually materialize. Whilst the Management Board is confident that the statements as well as the opinions and expectations on which they are based are realistic, the aforementioned statements rely on assumptions that may conceivably prove to be incorrect. Future results and circumstances depend on a multitude of factors, risks and imponderables that can alter the expectations and judgments that have been expressed. These factors include, for example, changes to the general economic and business situation, variations of exchange rates and interest rates, poor acceptance of new products and services, and changes to business strategy.


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