Quarterly Report

2nd quarter 2006

finances

in € million
Q2 2006 Q2 2005 Change
in %
6M 2006 6M 2005 Change
in %
Sales 830.4 701.5 18 1,628.9 1,309.7 24
EBITDA (1) 195.7 182.7 7 379.3 274.7 38
EBITDA margin (2) 23.6% 26.0% -10 23.3% 21.0% 11
EBIT (3) 111.8 87.0 29 217.5 96.2 >100%
EBIT margin (2) 13.5% 12.4% 9 13.4% 7.3% 82
Financial result -17.9 -16.2 10 -28.9 -30.4 -5
Pre-tax result 93.9 70.8 33 188.6 65.8 >100%
Net profit/loss 66.5 30.9 >100% 132.7 10.6 >100%
Net profit/
loss per share in €
1.35 0.59 >100% 2.84 0.20 >100%
Investment in intangibles and property, plant and equipment 96.1 73.3 31 171.1 132.9 29
Net cash flow 15.0 23.7 -37 37.7 -70.1 >100%
(1) EBITDA is EBIT before depreciation and amortization.
(2) Margins were calculated based on sales.
(3) EBIT is the result from continuing operations for the period before interest and other financial results, limited partnership interests and income tax.

in € million
June 30,
2006
June 30,
2005
Dec. 31,
2005
Equity 1,409.3 936.6 934.4
Financial liabilities 546.9 999.3 946.2
Provisions for pensions 358.6 349.4 352.1
Net financial debt 514.3 975.4 911.5
Total assets 3,078.8 2,934.3 2,922.9
Employees (number at end of period) 14,555 14,449 14,434

Note

This website contains forward looking statements based on assumptions and estimates of WACKER's Executive Board. Although we assume the expectations in these forward looking statements are realistic, we cannot guarantee they will prove to be correct. The assumptions may harbor risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual figures to differ considerably from the forward looking statements. Factors that may cause such discrepancies include, among other things, changes in the economic and business environment, variations in exchange and interest rates, the introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance for new products or services, and changes in corporate strategy. WACKER does not plan to update the forward looking statements, nor does it assume the obligation to do so.