04-18-2013

Ad hoc notification pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz)

SGL Carbon SE: Slower than expected start into 2013 and uncertain business recovery across all Business Areas leads to an adjustment of the annual guidance for 2013

Wiesbaden, April 18, 2013. Due to a slow start to the year particularly in the Business Areas Graphite Materials & Systems (GMS) and Carbon Fibers & Composites (CFC), SGL Group expects Q1/2013 EBITDA to reach only €32-35 million.

Additionally, due to the increasing uncertainty about the business recovery in H2/2013, SGL Group now expects EBITDA to be 20-25% lower in 2013 compared to 2012 (2012: €240 million before write-offs) and the earlier expectation of 10-15% reduction.

The report on the first quarter 2013 and details on the new outlook will be published on April 26, 2013.
 

About SGL Group – The Carbon Company

SGL Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products and materials. It has a comprehensive portfolio ranging from carbon and graphite products to carbon fibers and composites. SGL Group’s core competencies are its expertise in high-temperature technology as well as its applications and engineering know-how gained over many years. These competencies enable the Company to make full use of its broad material base. SGL Group’s carbon-based materials combine several unique properties such as very good electrical and thermal conductivity, heat and corrosion resistance as well as high mechanical strength combined with low weight. Due to industrialization in the growth regions of Asia and Latin America and increased substitution of traditional with innovative materials, there is a growing demand for SGL Group’s high-performance materials and products. Products from SGL Group are used predominantly in the steel, aluminum, automotive and chemical industries as well as in the semiconductor, solar and LED sectors and in lithium-ion batteries. Carbon-based materials and products are also being used increasingly in the wind power, aerospace and defense
industries.

With 47 production sites in Europe, North America and Asia as well as a service network covering more than 100 countries, SGL Group is a company with a global presence. In 2012, the Company’s workforce of around 6,700 employees generated sales of €1,709 million. The Company’s head office is located in Wiesbaden.

Further information about SGL Group can be found online at: www.sglgroup.com
 

Additional Information:
ISIN: DE0007235301
ISIN: DE000A1RFKR2
Listing: Amtlicher Markt / Prime Standard / Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse
(Official Market / Prime Standard / Frankfurt Stock Exchange)
Company's seat: Wiesbaden

 

Important note

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the information currently available to us and on our current projections and assumptions. By nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as a consequence of which actual developments and results can deviate significantly from these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not to be understood as guarantees. Rather, future developments and results depend on a number of factors; they entail various risks and unanticipated circumstances and are based on assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate. These risks and uncertainties include, for example, unforeseeable changes in political, economic, legal, and business conditions, particularly relating to our main customer industries, such as electric steel production, to the competitive environment, to interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, to technological developments, and to other risks and unanticipated circumstances. Other risks that in our opinion may arise include price developments, unexpected developments connected with acquisitions and subsidiaries, and unforeseen risks associated with ongoing cost savings programs. SGL Group does not intend or assume any responsibility to revise or otherwise update these forward-looking statements.

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