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ROCKWOOL International A/S manufactures and sells products and systems based on stone wool in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, North America, Asia, and internationally. It operates through Insulation and Systems segments. The company offers building insulation products for various buildings, roofs, lofts, walls, floors, and foundations, as well as fire stopping solutions, HVAC systems, and sub-sea pipelines. It also provides acoustic ceiling and wall solutions for fire protection, humidity resistance, optimum light reflection, and acoustic control; board material for façade cladding; and tongue-and-groove panels. In addition, the company offers insulation solutions for process industry, and marine and offshore sectors, as well as a range of products and systems for the thermal and firesafe insulation of technical installations. Further, it provides insulation solutions to industrial manufacturers or transformers, including products and services for various applications, such as sandwich panels, prefabricated building elements, fire doors, solar panels, ovens, chimneys, and acoustic panels; and horticultural substrates for professional growers. Additionally, the company offers anti-vibration mats for ground-borne vibration in rail and tram tracks; and precision-engineered mineral fiber products for industries and applications, such as friction materials, paper-and rubber-based gaskets, plastics, adhesives, coatings, paints, brake linings, and other building materials. Rockwool International A/S was founded in 1909 and is based in Hedehusene, Denmark.

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Last Reported Date: 11/20/14
Founded in 1909

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Rockwool International A/S Announces Unaudited Group Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014; Revises Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Rockwool International A/S announced unaudited group earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of EUR 580.9 million against EUR 529.0 million a year ago. Operating income was EUR 582.3 million against EUR 531.4 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 89.8 million against EUR 95.3 million a year ago. Operating profit before financial items (EBIT) was EUR 51.4 million against EUR 59.8 million a year ago. Profit before tax was EUR 49.4 million against EUR 59.2 million a year ago. Profit attributable to shareholders in the parent company was EUR 35.3 million against EUR 41.4 million a year ago. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 112.2 million against EUR 94.3 million a year ago. Sales in the third quarter increased 10% compared to same period last year including a negative exchange rate effect of 2.5 % or 3% like-for-like, impacted by more difficult market conditions. For the nine months period, the company reported net sales of EUR 1,613.3 million against EUR 1,447.3 million a year ago. Operating income was EUR 1,618.6 million against EUR 1,453.9 million a year ago. EBITDA was EUR 243.0 million against EUR 226.5 million a year ago. Operating profit before financial items (EBIT) was EUR 127.2 million against EUR 118.8 million a year ago. Profit before tax was EUR 122.9 million against EUR 114.8 million a year ago. Profit attributable to shareholders in the parent company was EUR 87.8 million against EUR 80.6 million a year ago. Return on equity was 7% against 7% a year ago. Cash flow from operations was EUR 146.6 against EUR 142.0 million a year ago. Book value per share was EUR 61.8 as on September 30, 2014 against EUR 57.2 as on September 30, 2013. Net interest-bearing debt was EUR 82.7 million as on September 30, 2014 against EUR 84.7 million as on September 30, 2013. Earnings per share, diluted were EUR 4.1 against EUR 3.8 a year ago. Capital expenditure was EUR 184.5 million of which EUR 127.0 million were related to capacity expansion projects; primarily for the new green field insulation factory in the USA and the factory re-engineering projects in Poland, Denmark and the Czech Republic. The second installment of the purchase price for Chicago Metallic was made amounting to EUR 25.4 million. Cash earnings per share were EUR 6.8 compared with 6.6 a year ago. The Group re-confirms its expectations for 2014 net sales at comparable ex- change rates to increase by 12% compared to last year and by 5% EUR excluding acquisitions. Based on main ex- change rate of importance to the Group at the end of October, the expected negative effect on the Group net sales for 2014 will be around 3%. The Group still expects its tax rate for 2014 to decrease by 1%-point to 28.5%. Considering the expected exchange rate effect on net profit by approx. EUR 7 million, adjustment in restructuring provisions and the higher start-up cost for the green field factory in Mississippi, the Group has revised its expectation for net profit for the year 2014 to be in the range of EUR 110 million - EUR 120 million. The previous net profit expectation for the year 2014 was around EUR 127 million. Investment expenditure is still expected to be in the range of EUR 220 million - EUR 240 million excluding.

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To consider the resignation of Eelco van Heel, CEO

Rockwool International A/S Announces Executive Changes

Eelco van Heel resigned from the position as CEO of ROCKWOOL International A/S. Mr. Jens Birgersson will take up the position as new CEO on 2 March 2015 at the latest. Until Jens Birgersson joins the company, Bjørn Høi Jensen, Chairman of the board of directors, will have a coordinating role in the Executive Management.


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