Quarterly Report

3rd quarter 2006

finances

in € million
Q3 2006 Q3 2005 Change
in %
9M 2006 9M 2005 Change
in %
Sales 857.3 714.8 20 2,486.2 2,024.5 23
EBITDA (1) 217.9 181.7 20 597.2 456.4 31
EBITDA margin (2) 25.4% 25.4% 0 24.0% 22.5% 7
EBIT (3) 139.5 96.9 44 357.0 193.1 85
EBIT margin (2) 16.3% 13.6% 20 14.4% 9.5% 51
Financial result -7.4 -15.4 -52 -36.3 -45.8 -21
Pre-tax result 132.1 81.5 62 320.7 147.3 >100
Net profit/loss 95.1 54.8 74 227.8 65.4 >100
Net profit/
loss per share in €
1.91 1.12 72 4.77 1.28 >100
Investment in intangibles and property, plant and equipment 103.2 64.3 60 274.3 197.2 39
Net cash flow 134.8 105.4 28 172.5 35.3 >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
September 30,
2006
September 30,
2005
Dec. 31,
2005
Equity 1,503.0 850.2 934.4
Financial liabilities 437.0 1,047.7 946.2
Provisions for pensions 362.6 350.0 352.1
Net financial debt 382.4 1,021.7 911.5
Total assets 3,110.4 2,916.1 2,922.9
Employees (number at end of period) 14,654 14,433 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.