Halfyearly Financial Report

KSB group has achieved a group turnover of 1.090,1 million in the first HalbJahr with stable sales KSB. The pump and valve manufacturers achieved in a difficult market environment again approximately (- 0.8%) the level of the months of January to June 2012. As KSB observes in his today published half-yearly financial report, the UMSatz of the German parent company of the Group has evolved in positive: KSB AG invoiced several major contracts between January and June and boosted so their revenue to 415,5 million (+ 4.2%). For the full year KSB assumes unchanged, to exceed the revenues of the previous year, provided that no further deterioration in the economy. Also in the order intake, KSB wants moderate wachsen in the current fiscal year. Still behind the vergleichbaren values of the previous year, the company was back to the middle of the year.

In the first six months received orders amounting to 1.096,4 million (- 5.6%) in the group. Was the reason for the weaker job development restrained investment activity in the project business for the KSB foresees a recovery in the second half of the year. KSB AG received orders that were with 380,1 million to 6.9% lower than the corresponding previous year. Based on this order intake and sales development, KSB scored a consolidated net income before income taxes of 48.8 million in the first six months. This is 3.5 million (- 6.7%), compared to the first half of 2012. especially the sustained price pressure in the project business has had a negative impact. In anticipation of a slight increase business volume, KSB 2013 so that a result nearly expects to reach last year’s level. To the middle of the year the number of employees of the Group amounted to 16.565; This means an increase of 3.4% compared to June 30, 2012.