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EQS-News: PALFINGER AG: Highest Q1 Revenues in a disparate Environment

EQS-News: Palfinger AG / Key word(s): Quarter Results PALFINGER AG: Highest Q1 Revenues in a disparate Environment 29.04.2022 / 07:55 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Bergheim, Austria on April 29, 2022 Highest Q1 Revenues in a disparate Environment - Strong demand in EMEA, NAM and LATAM - Rising costs, unstable supply chain and war in Ukraine - Limited visibility for 2022 in EUR million Q1 2020 Q1 2021 Q1 2022 % Revenue 393.2 405.9 485.6 +19.6 % EBITDA 50.32 58.5 49.1 -16.1 % EBITDA margin in % 12.8 14.4 10.1 - EBIT 31.4 40.0 30.4 -24.0 % EBIT margin in % 8.0 9.9 6.3 - Consolidated net result 15.5 24.5 13.6 -44.5 % Employees^1) 11,127 10,905 12,049 -   1) Reporting date figures of consolidated Group companies without equity investments and without contract workers. PALFINGER AG starts 2022 with the historically highest revenue for Q1. However, the ongoing positive market environment and the increasing order backlog are faced by the first effects of the war in Ukraine, rapidly rising material costs and unstable supply chains. In this disparate environment, the Bergheim-based group booked record revenue of EUR 485.6 million and earnings before interest and taxes of EUR 30.4 million in the first quarter. Demand Driven by Construction, Timber and Recycling PALFINGER benefits from the excellent market environment in the EMEA, NAM and LATAM regions in Q1. The high demand in these three regions is driven in particular by the construction industry, forestry and recycling sectors. Over the next few years, PALFINGER sees the NAM and LATAM markets continuing to develop enormous growth potential that will be capitalized on in a targeted and proactive way. Adjusting Production Capacities Despite material, personnel and capacity bottlenecks, PALFINGER maintains output at a high level. However, the war in Ukraine further increases problems in the supply chain, which cause inefficiencies and high stock levels in production and assembly plants. In view of increasing delivery delays for truck chassis in EMEA and general material shortages, PALFINGER has adjusted its capacities in Q2. "We are proactively taking every measure to keep our delivery reliability at a high level for the upcoming difficult and unpredictable months in an attempt to cushion the negative impacts as much as possible," emphasizes PALFINGER CEO Andreas Klauser. First Sustainable Financing and the Best Interest Rate The sharper focus on sustainability in 2021 is underlined in Q1 of 2022 by the first sustainable financing. The terms are highly attractive, with PALFINGER achieving the best ever interest rate level of 1.23 percent. This financing is subject to two sustainability KPIs: production-related CO[2] emissions and accident rate. Outlook Despite the record order backlog, visibility of revenue and earnings for 2022 is limited. The existing order book limits the company's flexibility in passing on cost increases to its customers at short term notice. Taking this current situation and the effects of the war in Ukraine into account, PALFINGER has reduced its expectations for revenue and earnings for 2022. PALFINGER is still aiming for its medium and long-term goals. Revenue of EUR 2.3 billion from organic growth, ROCE of 12 percent and an EBIT margin of 10 percent are targeted to be achieved in 2024. Revenue is expected to pass the EUR 3.0 billion mark in 2030. +++ ABOUT PALFINGER AG The international mechanical engineering firm of PALFINGER is the world's leading producer of innovative crane and lifting solutions. With actually around 12,000 employees, 34 manufacturing sites and a worldwide network of dealerships and service centers at over 5,000 locations, PALFINGER takes on its customers' challenges and creates added value. PALFINGER is consistently continuing on its course as a provider of innovative, complete solutions that deliver increased efficiency and better operability, while leveraging the potential of digitization along the entire production and value chain. PALFINGER AG has been listed on the Vienna stock exchange since 1999, and in 2021 achieved record revenue of EUR 1.84 billion. In 2022, PALFINGER celebrates its 90th anniversary under the tagline "Celebrating the future since 1932". For further information please contact: Hannes Roither | Company Spokesperson | PALFINGER AG T +43 662 2281-81100 | [1]h.roither@palfinger.com Texts and accompanying images are available in the "News" section of [2] www.palfinger.ag, [3] www.palfinger.com. ══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ 29.04.2022 This Corporate News was distributed by EQS Group AG. www.eqs.com ══════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════ Language: English Company: Palfinger AG Lamprechtshausener Bundesstraße 8 5020 Salzburg Austria Phone: +43 (0)662/2281-81101 Fax: +43 (0)662/2281-81070 E-mail: ir@palfinger.com Internet: www.palfinger.ag ISIN: AT0000758305 Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market) EQS News ID: 1338999   End of News EQS News Service 1338999  29.04.2022  References Visible links 1. h.roither@palfinger.com 2. about:blank 3. about:blank