Highlights of the first half of 2013

Symbol stock market flotation

Successful stock market flotation on

28 June 2013


  • Strengthening of capital structure for further growth
  • Reduction of net financial debt
  • Publication of improved credit ratings from rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s
Symbol business performance

Sustained robust business performance in the

first six months

lays the foundations for a successful 2013

  • Order intake at a high level
  • Revenue up by 0.7 per cent on the first half of last year (excluding hydraulics business)
  • Further year-on-year rise in adjusted EBIT and the adjusted EBIT margin (excluding hydraulics business)
  • Net income improves significantly to € 70.3 million; pro forma earnings per share of € 0.70 based on 98.9 million no-par-value shares
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