1 Linamar Hungary Nyrt. INTERIM REPORT FOR THE FIRST NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 Linamar Hungary Nyrt. Orosháza, 5900 Csorvási út 27.
2 1 To the Shareholders Linamar Hungary Nyrt. Sales for the nine month ended September 30, 2006 were HUF 20,940 million. This is a favourable HUF 2,552 million increase compared to sales of HUF 18,388 million for the same period of the previous year. The sales increase of 13.9% comprised of the increases of HUF 1,942 million in the automotive component and precision machining segment and HUF 610 million in the agricultural equipment and general machinery segment. The operating earnings for the nine month ended September 30, 2006 were HUF 2,083 million, a significant increase of 80.9% compared to the operating earnings of HUF 1,152 million a year earlier. The Company s operations were profitable in both segments, the 68.9% increase in gross profit exceeded the 13.9% increase in sales. The net earnings for the nine month of 2006 were HUF 1,778 million compared to HUF 1,013 million for the same period of the previous year, an increase of 75.4%. The increase is mainly related to the improvement in operating earnings. The management of Linamar Hungary Nyrt. has ensured that all of the data and information that is necessary to properly evaluate the Company s position has been included in this interim report and that all of the data and information is true and factual. János Ivanics General Manager János Gábriel Chief Financial Officer
3 Linamar Hungary Nyrt. 2 Notes to the Financial Statements For the nine month ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 (NON AUDITED) 1. Management prepared these financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles using the historical cost basis of accounting and approximations and estimates based on professional judgement. These interim financial statements contain all adjustments that management believes are necessary for a fair presentation of the Company's financial position, results of operations and changes in cash flows. 2. The accounting policies used in preparing these interim financial statements are consistent with those used in preparing the annual financial statements. These statements should be used in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual financial statements. 3. The share capital of the Company as at September 30, 2006 was 8,580,000 units (September 30, ,580,000). 4. Segmented Sales Information Nine Months Ended September Export Sales Automotive Components and Precision Machining Europe EU Member Countries 8,163,002 7,967,189 North America 1,022, ,060 Other Export 1,041, ,110 Europe non EU Member Countries 249,657 29,189 Total Automotive Components and Precision Machining Export Sales 10,476,164 9,572,548 Agricultural Equipment and General Machinery Segment Europe EU Member Countries 3,699,457 3,520,116 North America 2,058,227 2,523,682 Europe non EU Member Countries 1,031,571 22,045 Other Export 42, ,130 Total Agricultural Equipment and General Machinery Export Sales 6,832,069 6,186,973 Total Export Sales 17,308,233 15,759,521 Domestic Sales Automotive Components and Precision Machining 2,935,828 1,897,288 Agricultural Equipment and General Machinery Segment 696, ,484 Total Domestic Sales 3,632,092 2,628,772 Total Sales 20,940,325 18,388,293
4 MANAGEMENT'S ANALYSIS AND OTHER REQUIRED DISCLOSURE 3 Explanation of the main changes in the balance sheet The tangible fixed assets have decreased by HUF 938 million from September 30, 2005, resulted from the lower level of investment in automotive and precision machining programs. Trade accounts receivable increased by 4.3% to HUF 5,346 million compared to the nine months of The HUF 221 million increase mainly relates to the new projects, both in the automotive and agricultural segments, where the Company experienced favourable sales growth. Cash, bank balances increased by 136.9%, from HUF 310 million to HUF 733 million. The Company accumulates funds for repayment of the current maturity of loan-term debt due in October. The level of inventories was 16.3% higher at September 30, 2006 compared to the previous year. Inventories increased from HUF 3,795 million to HUF 4,414 million. While the inventories at the agricultural equipment and general machinery segment increased by HUF 527 million due to the higher level of orders, the automotive inventories increased by HUF 92 million. The total amount of loans decreased from HUF 3,766 million as of September 30, 2005, to HUF 2,408 million. The lower level of investments and the higher profit had favourable effect on the Company s liquidity. The Company s short-term bank loans decreased to 0 in comparison with the HUF 853 million compared to the same period of last year. The current portion of long-term debt increased from HUF 787 million to HUF 842 million compared to the same period of last year. In 2005 the HUF 787 million was related to the loan for operating funds and the government supported interest free loan, while the HUF 842 million was solely related to investments in The Company's long-term debt decreased from HUF 2,126 million to HUF 1,566 million. The decrease mainly relates to the reallocation of loan balances to the current portion of long-term debts. Accounts payable excluding debts decreased by 8.3%, from HUF 2,290 million to HUF 2,100 million. Explanation of the main changes in the statement of earnings Sales Linamar Hungary Nyrt. s sales increased by 13.9% to HUF 20,940 million in the nine months of 2006 compared to sales of HUF 18,388 million in the nine months of Changes by business segment, as discussed below, can be seen under item 4 of the Notes to the Financial Statements. Automotive component and precision machining sales increased by HUF 1,942 million, or 16.9%, compared to the same period of 2005, while agricultural and general machinery sales increased by HUF 610 million, or 8.8%. Segmented sales are as follows: 64.0% automotive component and precision machining and 36.0% agricultural equipment and general machinery.
5 4 The automotive component and precision machining export sales increased by HUF 904 million. While the sales to EU member countries increased by HUF 196 million and the North American sales increased by HUF 145 million, the sales to non EU member and other countries also increased by HUF 563 million accordingly due mainly to the volume increase of components sold to Mexican and Romanian Newage and Turkish Delphi. Domestic automotive component and precision machining sales were HUF 2,936 million, which increased by HUF 1,039 million compared to the same period of last year due to the higher sales of common rail components. Agricultural and general machinery export sales increased by HUF 645 million or by 10.4%, to HUF 6,832 million from the nine months of last year. Sales growth to Europe countries was mainly related to the increased volumes of the corn head in Ukraine, while the North American sales dropped by HUF 465 million compared to the correspondent period of last year due to the lower sales level of track modules and front loaders. Domestic agricultural and general machinery sales decreased by 4.8%, to HUF 696 million compared to the same period of last year due primarily to the lower corn head sales in the nine months. Cost of sales Linamar Hungary Nyrt. s cost of sales decreased from 87.5% of sales to 81.4%. Favourable change can be seen in both segments. In the agricultural and general machinery segment increased volumes together with the advantageous change in cost structure, while in the automotive component and precision machining segment the higher sales along with more profitable product mix and lower usage of consumable tooling were experienced. Selling, general and administrative costs In the nine months of 2006 selling, general and administrative costs amounted to HUF 1,531 million or 7.3% of sales, compared to HUF 1,337 million or 7.3% of sales for the same period of Other income/expense The other expense in the nine months of 2006 was HUF 272 million compared to the HUF 187 million income of the previous year. The major items of other income/expense include the exchange differences related to the revaluation of accounts receivables and accounts payables, the amounts of making and release of provision related to bad debts and inventories. The amount of the revaluation is HUF 156 million gain (2005: HUF 143 million gain). The balance of provision for bad debts and inventories amounted to HUF 231 million in 2006 as expense (2005: HUF 165 million as income).
6 5 Profit from operations Operating earnings of HUF 1,152 million of last year increased to HUF 2,083 million this year. Operating earnings as a percent of sales increased from 6.3% to 9.9%. The most significant impact upon operating earnings was the gross profit increase. Exchange gain (loss) The Company experienced an exchange loss of HUF 82 million in the nine months of 2006 regarding the accounts payables and receivables and debts, compared to an exchange gain of HUF 102 million in the same period of In present year the exchange loss was mainly related to the Euro denominated loans of the Company as a result of the weakening of the Forint, while in the nine months of 2005 the HUF rate was practically stable compared to year end. As a result of the significant weakening of the Forint in the nine months, the Company experienced an exchange loss of HUF 238 million on Euro denominated loans, while the exchange gain related to the accounts payables and receivables was HUF 156 million. In 2005 the slight weakening of the Forint caused HUF 42 million exchange loss on loans and HUF 143 million gain exchange on accounts receivables and payables. Net earnings The Company s net earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 were HUF 1,778 million or 8.5% of sales an increase of 75.4% compared to the HUF 1,013 million, or 5.5% of sales, in the same period of The increase in operating earnings and the change in exchange loss related to loans (2005: HUF 42 million exchange loss, 2006: HUF 238 million exchange loss) had the most significant impact upon net earnings. Explanation of the main changes in the cash flow statement In the nine months of 2006, the purchases of fixed assets amounted to HUF 610 million. The cash payments during the first nine months related to purchases of fixed assets totalled HUF 650 million. These investments mainly related to the automotive components and precision machining business segment. Information on shares The Company does not currently hold any of its own shares and has not held any in the past. The Company, fulfilling its obligations by law, started the dematerialization procedure for its shares. The dematerialization of the shares of Linamar Hungary Nyrt. was done on December 1, During the procedure altogether 885 share certificates were not submitted. There was a possibility for the owners of the non-submitted shares to give these printed shares to Linamar Hungary Nyrt. In this case the Company transferred the dematerialized shares to the owner s account. As per the decision of the Board of Directors the sale of the 152 pieces dematerialized shares, which substitute the nullified, non submitted shares for dematerialization was done on May 13, The proceeds from the sale of shares can be taken at the Corporate Office of the Company (Orosháza, 5900, Csorvási út 27.) on working days from am. to pm. On June 14, 2005 the printed share certificates were demutualited.
7 6 Commitments As at September 30, 2006, the Company has outstanding commitments for fixed assets under purchase orders and contracts of approximately HUF million. Major events The Company held its Annual General Meeting on March 23, Other information Organizational structure In the nine months, there were no changes in the Company s organizational structure. Senior officers As of March 23, Keith Wettlaufer resigned as a member of the Supervisory Board. The Company elected Margaret Jean Mulligan to the Supervisory Board. Senior management The Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations of the Company, György Furár, left the Company on May 07, The new Chief Financial Officer is János Gábriel effective September 01, Share Option Program There are no outstanding share options under the share option program of the Company.
8 7 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó PK1. General information about financial data Audited Consolidated Yes No X X Accounting principles Hungarian IFRS X Other
9 8 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó PK2. Consolidated companies Name Equity/Registered Interest held (%) Voting right 1 Classification 2 Capital Voting rights for decision making at the consolidated company s General Meeting 2 Full (L); Jointly Managed (K); Associated (T)
10 9 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó PK3. Balance Sheet (expressed in thousands of Hungarian Forints) Nine Months Ended September Change % ASSETS Non-Current Assets Property, plant and equipment 8,578,027 9,512,843 (9.8) Intangible assets 73,120 76,408 (4.3) 8,651,147 9,589,251 (9.8) Current Assets Inventories 4,414,027 3,795, Trade receivables 5,345,889 5,125, Due from related parties 599, , Deductible value added tax 223, ,627 (10.1) Other current assets 107, ,219 (5.2) Cash and cash equivalents 733, , ,423,987 10,147, Total Assets 20,075,134 19,737, SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY Share capital 858, ,000 - Capital reserve 5,026,774 5,026,774 - Accumulated profit 8,388,267 6,434, ,273,041 12,319, LIABILITIES Non-Current Liabilities Long-term bank borrowings 1,565,994 2,125,860 (26.3) Deferred government grants 100, ,710 (34.9) 1,666,091 2,279,570 (26.9) Current Liabilities Short-term bank borrowings - 853,491 (100.0) Current portion of long-term bank borrowings 842, , Trade payables 2,099,617 2,290,330 (8.3) Due to related parties 59,508 29, Other current liabilities 1,004,249 1,108,462 (9.4) Provisions 130,279 68, ,136,002 5,137,867 (19.5) Total Liabilities 5,802,093 7,417,437 (21.8) Total Equity and Liabilities 20,075,134 19,737,
11 10 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó Statement of Changes in Shareholders Equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 and 2005 (Expressed in Thousands of Hungarian Forints) Share Capital Capital Reserve Accumulated Profit Total Shareholder s Equity Balance as at 12/31/ ,000 5,026,774 5,421,288 11,306,062 Result for the period - - 1,013,505 1,013,505 Balance as at 09/30/ ,000 5,026,774 6,434,793 12,319,567 Share Capital Capital Reserve Accumulated Profit Total Shareholder s Equity Balance as at 12/31/ ,000 5,026,774 6,610,290 12,495,064 Result for the period - - 1,777,977 1,777,977 Balance as at 09/30/ ,000 5,026,774 8,388,267 14,273,041
12 11 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó PK4. Profit and Loss Statement (expressed in thousands of Hungarian Forints except per share figures) Nine Months Ended September Change % Three Months Ended September Sales 20,940,325 18,388, ,160,426 6,405,379 Cost of Sales 17,053,134 16,086, ,854,745 5,580,805 Gross Profit 3,887,191 2,301, ,305, ,574 Selling expenses 704, , , ,405 General expenses 460, , , ,592 Administrative expenses 367, , , ,676 Other operating income/expenses 272,717 (187,181) (245.7) 115,572 (8,569) Profit from Operations 2,083,116 1,151, , ,470 Finance cost (297,066) (138,201) ,846 (52,172) Profit before Tax 1,786,050 1,013, , ,298 Income taxes * (8,073) - - (8,073) - Net Income 1,777,977 1,013, , ,298 Earnings per Share Basic HUF 207 HUF 118 HUF 79 HUF 40 * 4% super-tax
13 12 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó PK5. Cash-Flow Report (expressed in thousands of Hungarian Forints) Nine Months Ended September Net Income 1,777,977 1,013,505 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 1,542,973 1,542,873 Provision for warranty and other obligations (262,321) (206,247) Net (gain)/loss on sale of property, plant and equipment 13,960 2,061 Changes in operating assets and liabilities: (Increase)/decrease in inventories (642,125) 457,510 Increase in accounts receivable (1,228,397) (2,067,456) Decrease/(increase) in due from related parties 21,004 (249,875) Decrease in tax receivable 114, ,039 (Increase)/decrease in other current assets (26,654) 230,252 Decrease in accounts payable (1,253,487) (967,157) Decrease in due to related parties (136,586) (110,785) Increase in other current liabilities 403, ,595 Net cash used in operating activities 323, ,315 Cash-flows from investing activities Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangibles (649,871) (595,142) Proceeds on sales of property, plant and equipment 2,580 4,187 Net cash used in investing activities (647,291) (590,955) Cash-flows from financing activities Repayments of long-term debt-interest free loan - (23,700) Proceeds from new long-term loans 182,812 78,365 Proceeds from other short-term loans 712, ,162 Repayment of other short-term loans (718,220) (1,252,641) Repayment of long-term loans investment loan (808,736) - Net cash provided from financing activities (632,072) (361,814) Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (955,394) (703,454) Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 1,688,747 1,013,036 Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 733, ,582
14 13 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó PK6. Significant off-balance sheet items 1 Description (HUF million) Value Punch machine Machining center Any financial liabilities of material importance in respect of financial evaluation not reflected in the balance sheet (e.g. surety, guarantees given, liabilities under lien, etc.)
15 14 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó RS1. Ownership structure, Ratio of Holdings Notes: Description of owner Total equity Opening Closing at 1 st January % Qty % Qty Domestic institution/company ,479, ,843,057 Foreign institution/company ,510, ,289,683 Domestic individual , ,418 Foreign individual , Employees, senior officers , ,724 Treasury shares Government held owner International Development Institutions Other TOTAL ,580, ,580, All of Linamar Hungary Nyrt.'s shares are listed on the Budapest Stock Exchange. 2. Each share entitles the shareholder to one vote.
16 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó RS2. Volume (qty) of treasury shares held in the year under review 1 January 31 March 30 June 30 September 31 December Company Subsidiaries TOTAL
17 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó RS3/1. List and description of shareholders with more than 5% (at the end of the period) in reference to listed series Name Nationality 1 Activity 2 Quantity Interest (%) Remarks Linamar K C 5,030, strategic Corporation investor Each share entitles the shareholder to one vote. Linamar Corporation s headquarters are located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, along with a significant percentage of the Company s manufacturing capacity. Linamar Corporation is a global manufacturer of precision machined components, assemblies and castings primarily for automotive industry. 1 Domestic (B), Foreign (K) 2 Custodian (L), Government (Á), International Development Institute (F), Institutional (I), Corporate (C), Individual (M), Employee, Senior Officer (D) 16 RS3/2. List and description of shareholders with more than 5% (at the end of the period) in reference to the total share capital The listed series corresponds to the total share capital, information can be found on the RS3/1 table.
18 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó TSZ2/1, Changes in the headcount (number of persons) employed by the End of reference period Current period opening Current period closing Company 1,630 1,599 1,582 Group n.a. n.a. n.a. 17
19 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó Company address: 5900 Orosháza Csorvási út 27. Fax: TSZ3. Senior officers, strategic employees Type 1 Name Position Beginning of assignment End/ termination of assignment 18 No, of shares held IT Frank J. Hasenfratz Chairman of the Board ,000 IT Linda Hasenfratz Director ,000 IT Tibor Antalpéter Independent Director IT Márton Havasi Director ,524 IT Csaba Havasi Director IT János Ivanics General Manager, ,200 Member of the Board FB Margaret Jean Chairman of the Mulligan Supervisory Board FB Rezső Bándy Dr. Member FB Sándor Csontos Member SP Zoltán Laskai Human Resources Undefined - Manager SP János Gábriel Chief Financial Officer Own share property (pcs) TOTAL: 768,724 1 Employee in strategic position (SP), Board Member (IT), Supervisory Board Member (FB)
20 Company name: Linamar Hungary Autóipari és Gépgyártó Company address: 5900 Orosháza Csorvási út 27. Fax: ST1. Extraordinary reports published in the period under review Date Place of Subject matter, brief summary publication Magyar Tőkepiac Linamar Hungary Rt. s extraordinary announcement about a new contract Magyar Tőkepiac Interim Report for the quarter ended December 31, Magyar Tőkepiac Notice of the Annual General Meeting Magyar Tőkepiac Resolutions of the Annual General Meeting Magyar Tőkepiac Announcement about the completion of the Annual Report for Magyar Tőkepiac Annual Report for the year ended December 31, Magyar Tőkepiac Linamar Hungary Rt. publicated all publications in the period from April 01, 2005 till March 31, Magyar Tőkepiac Extraordinary announcement Mr. György Furár does not work anymore at Linamar Hungary Rt Magyar Tőkepiac Linamar Hungary Rt.s declaration in connection with the Corporate Governance Recommendation Magyar Tőkepiac Interim Report for the I. quarter ended March 31, Magyar Tőkepiac Linamar Hungary Rt. s information about the change in share owner structure Magyar Tőkepiac Announcement about the company s name change Magyar Tőkepiac Complementation of information of the 28 th June, about change in share owner structure Magyar Tőkepiac Interim Report for the first six months ended June 30, Magyar Tőkepiac Extraordinary information about new Chief Financial Officer.