Quarterly Report

1st quarter 2008

Quarterly Report 1/2008

in € million
Q1 2008 Q1 2007 Change
in %
Sales 1,019.5 943.7 8
EBITDA (1) 291.1 265.5 10
EBITDA margin (2) 28.6% 28.1% 1
EBIT (3) 198.7 187.9 6
EBIT margin (2) 19.5% 19.9% -2
Financial result -0.8 -5.4 -85
Income before taxes 197.9 182.5 8
Net income attributable to Wacker Chemie AG shareholders 130.6 114.5 14
Earnings per share in € 2.63 2.30 14
Investment (incl. financial assets) 145.5 91.0 60
Investments in acquisitions 173.4 0.0 n.m.
Net cash flow -3.3 224.2 n.m.
(1) EBITDA is EBIT before depreciation and amortization.
(2) Margins calculated based on sales.
(3) EBIT is the result from continuing operations for the period before interest and other financial result, limited partnership interests, and income tax.

in € million
March 31,
2008
March 31,
2007
December 31,
2007
Equity 1,908.6 1,699.4 1,865.6
Financial liabilities 250.2 300.2 217.8
Provisions for pensions 374,.4 359.2 369.2
Net financial debt -152,.8 142.6 -148.7
Total assets 4.226.8 3,457.8 3,918.1
Employees (number at end of period) 15,660 14,788 15,044

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.