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14.05.2008

DGAP-Adhoc: Results for financial 2007/08 ? year ended 31 March 2008

AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG / Final Results 14.05.2008 Release of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- AT&S reports record sales in financial 2007/08, advances net profit for the year by 32% to new record high of EUR 41m. The recommended dividend is EUR 0.34 per share. AT&S's sales of EUR 485.7m reached a new all-time high in financial 2007/08, up 4% on the previous financial year despite an 11% drop in the value of the dollar and a significantly lower volume of services business. At EUR 117.4m, fourth quarter revenues were up 7% on the same period in 2006/07. Gross profit for the financial year grew by 25% to EUR 89.3m. The total for the fourth quarter (EUR 21.7m) was an impressive 48% higher than in the same period a year earlier. The gross margin climbed from 15.3% in 2006/07 to 18.4% in 2007/08, and from 13.4% to 18.5% in a comparison of fourth quarters. EBIT for 2007/08 came to EUR 42.1m (up 29%), and the EBIT margin was 8.7% (2006/07: 7.0%). In the fourth quarter EBIT reached EUR 8.3m, a year-on-year increase of 91%. The EBIT margin advanced from 4.0% to 7.1%. Profit before tax in 2007/08 was EUR 45.2m (up 41%), and EUR 8.9m (up 110%) in the fourth quarter. Net income for the financial year climbed 32% to a new record high of EUR 41.3m, while for the fourth quarter it was EUR 8.0m (up 68%). Net debt at 31 March 2008 amounted to EUR 156.3m (EUR 110.6m a year earlier), with net gearing at 69.2%. The increase in net borrowings of EUR 45.7m since 31 March 2007 is largely attributable to capital investment in further extension of the Shanghai plant, payment of dividends and the repurchase of own shares. The Management Board of AT&S will recommend an increase in the annual dividend from EUR 0.31 to EUR 0.34 per share at the Annual General Meeting on 3 July 2008. Outlook AT&S is forecasting further increases in market share and thus expects growth to be sustained in financial 2008/09. Capacity expansion will proceed as planned at the third facility in Shanghai, and construction of a new works will get underway in Nanjangud, India. In the light of the current macro-economic risks arising from the financial crisis and the weakness of the US dollar, the Company is currently unable to give any precise guidance for the year. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News: Information and notes on this stock exchange announcement by the Company Results in accordance with IFRS (in EUR m, earnings per share (EPS) in EUR): Financial 2007/08 compared with financial 2006/07 <pre> FY 07/08 Margin FY 06/07 Margin Total revenues 485.7 467.4 Gross profit 89.3 18.4% 71.5 15.3% EBITDA 79.8 16.4% 71.5 15.3% EBIT 42.1 8.7% 32.6 7.0% Net income for financial year 41.3 31.3 EPS 1.83 1.28 Net debt 156.3 110.6 Net gearing 69.2% 50.2% </pre> Q4 2007/08 compared with Q4 2006/07 <pre> Q4 07/08 Margin Q4 06/07 Margin Total revenues 117.4 109.6 Gross profit 21.7 18.5% 14.7 13.4% EBITDA 19.7 16.8% 12.9 11.8% EBIT 8.3 7.1% 4.4 4.0% Net income for fourth quarter 8.0 4.8 EPS 0.37 0.21 </pre> Notes to the results for financial 2007/08 A sixth successive year of revenue and earnings growth clearly confirms the correctness of AT&S's long-term strategy AT&S is reporting year-on-year growth for the sixth year in a row, with a compounded average annual growth rate (CAAGR) for the period of about 10%. This success has been achieved in spite of an ever-weakening US dollar ? at the start of 2001/02 one euro traded at about USD 0.88, and by the end of 2007/08 it was worth roughly USD 1.58. Production capacity built up in Asia over recent years has played a major role in the AT&S success story. Last year the second facility in Shanghai came into operation, and work has begun on the ramp-up of the third facility. Net investment of EUR 102.9m in 2007/08 was chiefly attributable to the construction of addition capacity in China. Asia accounted for more than 50% of sales for the first time in 2007/08, so that the bulk of the costs were absorbed in dollar-linked Asia. The effective tax rate for financial 2007/08 was 8.7%. Earnings per share were around higher 43% year-on-year, reaching a new record high of EUR 1.83. At 31 March 2008 AT&S employed 6,335 people. In 2007/08 Mobile Devices (formerly Telecoms) accounted for some 67% of sales. Industrial/Medical contributed 21%, and Automotive customers roughly 10%. Services (assembly, trading and design) made up 2% of total revenue. Impact of US dollar on AT&S's earnings Prices for a high proportion (about 67%) of the mobile devices business are dependent on the US dollar, as our competitors are almost exclusively from countries whose currencies are linked to it. AT&S has now established a significant proportion of its production for the mobile devices market in the extended US dollar area. Since the remaining currency exposures have been hedged, the impact of dollar exchange losses was largely confined to revenues and had a much reduced effect on earnings. Share buy-back program As at 31 March 2008, AT&S held 2,577,412 treasury shares, equivalent to about 10% of issued share capital. About 51% of the shares are in the free float. The results and the Excel format interim financial statements (not including notes) for 2007/08 were posted today at 8am (CET) on the investors section of www.ats.net. The 2008 annual report will be available in pdf format from early June. For more information please contact Hans Lang, IRO, Tel. +43 (0)1 68300 9259, e-mail: h.lang@ats.net. 14.05.2008 Financial News transmitted by DGAP =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Issuer: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG Fabriksgasse 13 8700 Leoben Österreich Phone: +43 (1) 3842 200-0 Fax: +43 (1) 3842 200-216 E-mail: info@ats.net Internet: www.ats.net ISIN: AT0000969985 WKN: 922230 Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG / Final Results 14.05.2008 Release of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- AT&S reports record sales in financial 2007/08, advances net profit for the year by 32% to new record high of EUR 41m. The recommended dividend is EUR 0.34 per share. AT&S's sales of EUR 485.7m reached a new all-time high in financial 2007/08, up 4% on the previous financial year despite an 11% drop in the value of the dollar and a significantly lower volume of services business. At EUR 117.4m, fourth quarter revenues were up 7% on the same period in 2006/07. Gross profit for the financial year grew by 25% to EUR 89.3m. The total for the fourth quarter (EUR 21.7m) was an impressive 48% higher than in the same period a year earlier. The gross margin climbed from 15.3% in 2006/07 to 18.4% in 2007/08, and from 13.4% to 18.5% in a comparison of fourth quarters. EBIT for 2007/08 came to EUR 42.1m (up 29%), and the EBIT margin was 8.7% (2006/07: 7.0%). In the fourth quarter EBIT reached EUR 8.3m, a year-on-year increase of 91%. The EBIT margin advanced from 4.0% to 7.1%. Profit before tax in 2007/08 was EUR 45.2m (up 41%), and EUR 8.9m (up 110%) in the fourth quarter. Net income for the financial year climbed 32% to a new record high of EUR 41.3m, while for the fourth quarter it was EUR 8.0m (up 68%). Net debt at 31 March 2008 amounted to EUR 156.3m (EUR 110.6m a year earlier), with net gearing at 69.2%. The increase in net borrowings of EUR 45.7m since 31 March 2007 is largely attributable to capital investment in further extension of the Shanghai plant, payment of dividends and the repurchase of own shares. The Management Board of AT&S will recommend an increase in the annual dividend from EUR 0.31 to EUR 0.34 per share at the Annual General Meeting on 3 July 2008. Outlook AT&S is forecasting further increases in market share and thus expects growth to be sustained in financial 2008/09. Capacity expansion will proceed as planned at the third facility in Shanghai, and construction of a new works will get underway in Nanjangud, India. In the light of the current macro-economic risks arising from the financial crisis and the weakness of the US dollar, the Company is currently unable to give any precise guidance for the year. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News: Information and notes on this stock exchange announcement by the Company Results in accordance with IFRS (in EUR m, earnings per share (EPS) in EUR): Financial 2007/08 compared with financial 2006/07 <pre> FY 07/08 Margin FY 06/07 Margin Total revenues 485.7 467.4 Gross profit 89.3 18.4% 71.5 15.3% EBITDA 79.8 16.4% 71.5 15.3% EBIT 42.1 8.7% 32.6 7.0% Net income for financial year 41.3 31.3 EPS 1.83 1.28 Net debt 156.3 110.6 Net gearing 69.2% 50.2% </pre> Q4 2007/08 compared with Q4 2006/07 <pre> Q4 07/08 Margin Q4 06/07 Margin Total revenues 117.4 109.6 Gross profit 21.7 18.5% 14.7 13.4% EBITDA 19.7 16.8% 12.9 11.8% EBIT 8.3 7.1% 4.4 4.0% Net income for fourth quarter 8.0 4.8 EPS 0.37 0.21 </pre> Notes to the results for financial 2007/08 A sixth successive year of revenue and earnings growth clearly confirms the correctness of AT&S's long-term strategy AT&S is reporting year-on-year growth for the sixth year in a row, with a compounded average annual growth rate (CAAGR) for the period of about 10%. This success has been achieved in spite of an ever-weakening US dollar ? at the start of 2001/02 one euro traded at about USD 0.88, and by the end of 2007/08 it was worth roughly USD 1.58. Production capacity built up in Asia over recent years has played a major role in the AT&S success story. Last year the second facility in Shanghai came into operation, and work has begun on the ramp-up of the third facility. Net investment of EUR 102.9m in 2007/08 was chiefly attributable to the construction of addition capacity in China. Asia accounted for more than 50% of sales for the first time in 2007/08, so that the bulk of the costs were absorbed in dollar-linked Asia. The effective tax rate for financial 2007/08 was 8.7%. Earnings per share were around higher 43% year-on-year, reaching a new record high of EUR 1.83. At 31 March 2008 AT&S employed 6,335 people. In 2007/08 Mobile Devices (formerly Telecoms) accounted for some 67% of sales. Industrial/Medical contributed 21%, and Automotive customers roughly 10%. Services (assembly, trading and design) made up 2% of total revenue. Impact of US dollar on AT&S's earnings Prices for a high proportion (about 67%) of the mobile devices business are dependent on the US dollar, as our competitors are almost exclusively from countries whose currencies are linked to it. AT&S has now established a significant proportion of its production for the mobile devices market in the extended US dollar area. Since the remaining currency exposures have been hedged, the impact of dollar exchange losses was largely confined to revenues and had a much reduced effect on earnings. Share buy-back program As at 31 March 2008, AT&S held 2,577,412 treasury shares, equivalent to about 10% of issued share capital. About 51% of the shares are in the free float. The results and the Excel format interim financial statements (not including notes) for 2007/08 were posted today at 8am (CET) on the investors section of www.ats.net. The 2008 annual report will be available in pdf format from early June. For more information please contact Hans Lang, IRO, Tel. +43 (0)1 68300 9259, e-mail: h.lang@ats.net. 14.05.2008 Financial News transmitted by DGAP =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Issuer: AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG Fabriksgasse 13 8700 Leoben Österreich Phone: +43 (1) 3842 200-0 Fax: +43 (1) 3842 200-216 E-mail: info@ats.net Internet: www.ats.net ISIN: AT0000969985 WKN: 922230 Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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