The Clay Building Materials Europe Division recorded the strongest earnings improvement in the Group with an increase of 10% in revenues to € 719.6 mill. and 52% in operation EBITDA to € 97.1 mill. Turnover in North America Division totalled € 108.3 mill., which roughly matches the prior-year level. The operating EBITDA in this Division fell from € 4.4 mill. in the first half of 2013 to € 2.3 mill. for the reporting period.
Wienerberger expects a continuation of the market trends in Europe and the USA through the end of this year. Heimo Scheuch, CEO at Wienerberger AG, expects an operating Group EBITDA of approximately € 315 mill. and Wienerberger’s return to the profit zone in 2014.