Sales for the POLYTEC GROUP increased in the first half of 2006 by 13.2% to EUR
282.9 million compared to EUR 249.8 million the previous year.
The positive trend in sales at group level is primarily attributable to business development
in the Automotive Systems Division (+18.4%) and Car Styling Division (+7.9%).
The Group-EBITDA increased by 43.8% to EUR 27.7 million (2005: EUR 19.3 milion),
corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 9.8% (2005: 7.7%) in the first half of
2006. This result is again primarily attributable to the Automotive Systems
Earnings per share also increased from EUR 0.29 to EUR 0.54 despite the capital
increase during the IPO of the POLYTEC GROUP.
The number of orders received by the Automotive System Division amounts to EUR
46.6 million in the first half of the year compared to the same period of last
year (EUR 12.3 million).