Growth is strong in the second quarter of 2011
WEG S.A., one of the world¿s largest manufacturer of electric-electronic equipment, with five main product lines: Motors, Power, Transmission and Distribution, Automation and Coatings, announced today its results for the second quarter of 2011 (2Q11). The following financial and operating data are presented in a consolidated basis, except when otherwise indicated, in thousands of Brazilian Reais (R$) according to the current Brazilian generally accepted accounting principles, as put forward by the Brazilian applicable laws.
Net Operating Revenue in the second quarter of 2011 was R$ 1,277.3 million, 26% higher than that achieved in 2Q10;
EBITDA reached R$ 215.6 million, up 23.9% in relation to prior year and up 30.8% in relation to prior quarter. EBITDA was 16.9%, evidencing recovery in relation to 1Q11.
Net income totaled R$ 154.6 million, with net margin of 12.1%, up 27.1% as compared to 1Q11 and up 32.6% as compared to 2Q10.
Investments in fixed assets totaled R$ 74.9 million in the first half of 2011.
In May 2011, we announced the acquisition of the controlling interest in Pulverlux S.A., a company specialized in the production and sale of powder coatings in Argentina. We also communicated opening of a new coatings production plant in Mauá (São Paulo state) and a coatings distribution unit in Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Pernambuco state).