Highlights of the second quarter of 2014

Strong second quarter thanks to buoyant growth in the core market of western Europe

  • Order intake up by more than 11 per cent in second quarter
  • Order book increases by over 20 per cent in first six months
  • In terms of the number of new trucks, the KION Group outperformed the global market in second quarter, driven by growth in western Europe, China and eastern Europe
  • Second-quarter revenue in line with high prior-year figure
  • Increased profitability: adjusted EBIT margin rises to 9.6 per cent in second quarter

Almost 40 per cent of KION shares now in free float

  • At first anniversary of IPO, free float reaches 39.6 per cent following further placement in June
  • Strong performance in first year after stock market flotation
  • Majority of analysts recommend KION Group shares as a buy