ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2012) - S&B announces (S&B) (ATHEX: ARBA), Nine Months 2012 Financial Results.
NINE MONTHS 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
- Sales increased 3% compared to the nine months of 2011
- EBITDA up by 8% compared to the nine months of 2011
- One-time EUR 6.1 million depreciation effect on third quarter profitability from the annulled agreement of the bauxite divestment
- Completion of NYCO acquisition for $55.5 million with successful and efficient financing in the U.S.
S&B Industrial Minerals Nine Months 2012 Financial Results (IFRS) Press Release:
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Kriton Anavlavis, CEO of S&B, commented:
"Our focus on growing the top line has enabled us to deliver increased sales in spite of deteriorating global economic conditions. In this challenging environment we have maintained our strong market positions and achieved robust operating profitability and related margin improvement.
We are vigilant with regards to the developing global economic trends, especially the effect on metallurgy end-markets, and look to quickly and decisively respond to the current environment through a set of initiatives. At the same time, we look forward to the seamless integration of NYCO minerals into our Group. This successfully financed acquisition will further diversify our geographic footprint, enable us to access new market to mine value chains and allow us to leverage a stronger platform from which to provide new industrial solutions to our current and to new customers. This transaction is consistent with, underscores and promotes, S&B's long term objective of delivering sustainable value growth and returns for its shareholders."
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