Net profit at Iberpapel jumps 252% in 9M10

Net profit at Iberpapel jumps 252% in 9M10

Iberpapel generated net profit of €16.5 million in the first nine months of 2010, surging 252% year-on-year , revenue climbed 11.2% on 9M09, while EBITDA jumped 91.8% year-on-year. The recovery in average paper sales prices coupled with the cost-cutting and energy efficiency programs drove Iberpapel’s earnings momentum.

Iberpapel’s net profit surged 252% year-on-year to €16.54 million in the first nine months of
2010. EBITDA for the nine-month period was close to €31 million, year-on-year growth of

Earnings momentum for the first nine months of the year was driven by the favourable trend in
print and writing paper prices, particularly in the second quarter of the year. Meanwhile,
Iberpapel forged ahead with its cost-cutting policy and energy efficiency program, which
enabled the Group to raise margins.

Iberpapel Group revenue climbed 11.2% year-on-year to €156.7 million. Revenue from paper
sales was the fastest-growing component, up 13.6% on 9M09. This growth was driven by the
aforementioned increase in paper prices, as well as volume growth.

This earnings performance was accompanied by debt cutting, with short and medium term
Group debt slashed by over 80%. At 30 September 2010, debt stood at €5.86 million, compared
to almost €30 million a year earlier.

(€ million) 9M10 9M09 Change (%)
Revenue 156.71 140.97 11.2%
EBITDA 30.87 16.09 91.8%
Profit after tax 16.54 4.70 252%

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