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Russian Helicopters Announces  EBITDA Increase, Growth in Revenues in 2012

Moscow, Russia / 28 March 2013 – Russian Helicopters, JSC (“the Company”), a leading global designer and manufacturer of helicopters, and producer of some of the world’s most innovative and widely operated models, announces its consolidated operating and audited financial results for the year ended 31 December 2012 under IFRS.

  • Helicopter deliveries increased by 10.7% and reached 290 units;
  • Firm backlog totaled 817 helicopters as of 31 December 2012;
  • Revenue grew by 21.0% to RUB 125.7 billion;
  • EBITDA rose 16.0% to RUB 20.8 billion, representing a solid EBITDA margin of 16.6%;
  • Profit increased by 35.2% and totaled RUB 9.4 billion.


 

Dmitry Petrov, CEO of Russian Helicopters, commented: “Last year was another year of steady growth and successful achievements for the Company. We continued to increase deliveries to our customers, which demonstrates the growing global demand for our helicopters. In 2012 we delivered 290 helicopters of nine different types to our clients from 19 countries – a 10.7% increase compared to the previous year. We maintained our firm backlog at a high level; at the end of the year the backlog stood at 817 helicopters with a value in excess of RUB 350 billion.

During 2013 we will continue to focus our activities on key strategic areas: we will continue to modernize and diversify our model range, to develop our aftermarket service network and to increase operational efficiency.

We aim to further strengthen Company’s global market position, and ensure its further dynamic growth and steady development.”

2012 Full Year Financial Highlights

The Company’s consolidated revenues in 2012 totaled RUB 125.7 billion, an increase of 21.0% compared to RUB 103.9 billion in 2011. This was driven primarily by growth of 10.7% in helicopter deliveries. Revenues from helicopter sales amounted to RUB 99.0 billion in 2012, while revenues from services and support reached RUB 18.4 billion.

Cost of sales increased by 26.3% compared to 2011 and amounted to RUB 79.9 billion in 2012. Operating expenses increased by 18.2% year-on-year and totaled RUB 30.6 billion.

EBITDA rose 16.0% year-on-year and reached RUB 20.8 billion in 2012. EBITDA for the helicopter sales segment amounted to RUB 15.4 billion, and EBITDA for our services and support segment amounted to RUB 4.2 billion.

The Company’s profit grew 35.2% year-on-year and totaled RUB 9.4 billion for the year.

Cash CAPEX slightly decreased by 5.5% compared to 2011 and amounted to RUB 13.0 billion in 2012, including investments in production facilities of RUB 7.6 billion, a decrease of 16.4% compared to 2011.

Russian Helicopters’ development costs increased by 16.1% compared to 2011 and amounted to RUB 5.3 billion in 2012. The Company continues to pursue a strategy designed to foster innovation.

2012 Full Year Operating Highlights

Helicopter deliveries in 2012 increased to 290 units, 28 units or 10.7% up compared to 2011. The Company delivered nine types of helicopters to clients from 19 countries in 2012.

The Company’s firm backlog reached 817 units and its value exceeded RUB 359.9 billion in 2012. In 2012 the Company signed several significant contracts for the supply of helicopters in 2012-2016 with India, China and Brazil. The delivery plan for 2013 is 100% secured with firm orders.

Russian Helicopters, JSC is a subsidiary of UIC Oboronprom, which in turn is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. It is one of the global leaders in helicopter production and the only helicopter design and production powerhouse in Russia. Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities, two design bureaus, a spare parts production and repair facility, as well as an aftersale service branch responsible for maintenance and repair in Russia and all over the world. Its helicopters are popular among Russian ministries and state authorities (Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Emergency Control Ministry), operators (Gazpromavia, UTair), major Russian corporations. Over 8000 helicopters of Soviet/Russian make are operated in 110 countries worldwide. Traditionally the demand is highest in the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Russia, and CIS countries. Russian Helicopters was established in 2007. In 2012 its IFRS revenues increased 21% to RUB 125,7billion. Deliveries reached 290 helicopters.

UIC Oboronprom, JSC is a multi-profile industrial and investment group established in 2002. It is a part of Russian Technologies State Corporation. Its main tasks include: helicopter engineering (Russian Helicopters, JSC) and engine-building (United Engine Industry Corporation managing company).
Rostech was established in 2007 to support Russian industry in developing, producing and exporting high-tech industrial products for civil and military use. It includes 663 companies, currently organised into 12 defence holdings and five holdings for civil industries. Rostech has a presence in 60 of Russia’s regions, and exports its products to 70 countries. Rostech companies employ more than 900,000 people, or about 2% of Russia’s workforce. The company had net profit of RUB 45.6 billion in 2011, and paid RUB 100 billion into budgets of all levels.

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