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K+S Aktiengesellschaft raises EBITDA outlook for the 2022 financial year to EUR 2.3 to 2.6 billion

K+S AG is raising its forecast for the expected EBITDA of the K+S Group for the current year to € 2.3 billion to € 2.6 billion (previously: € 1.6 billion to € 1.9 billion; previous year: € 969 million). The increase in the forecast is mainly based on further higher average prices in the Agriculture customer segment.

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K+S Aktiengesellschaft: Strong increase in EBITDA and Free Cash Flow expected in the 2022 financial year

The K+S Group expects EBITDA for the 2022 financial year to range between EUR 1.6 billion and EUR 1.9 billion (2021: preliminary around EUR 960 million, including approximately EUR 220 million one-off effect from the REKS transaction). This forecast significantly exceeds the current market expectation (Vara 2022 consensus: EUR 1.269 billion). K+S will therefore more than double EBITDA compared to the figure of the previous year (adjusted for the effect from the REKS transaction).

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K+S Aktiengesellschaft: EBITDA and free cash flow for full year 2021 significantly exceed previous outlook

Based on preliminary earnings figures for the K+S Group financial statements as of December 31, 2021, EBITDA of continuing operations amounts to approximately EUR 960 million (previous outlook 2021: EUR 830 million; Vara consensus: EUR 863 million; both including REKS transaction; previous year: EUR 266.9 million).

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Joint Venture / Forecast K+S Aktiengesellschaft: German Federal Cartel Office grants clearance for REKS joint venture – one-off gain and cash inflow expected before the end of the 2021 financial year

Today, the German Federal Cartel Office has granted the final approval for the merger of the new REKS joint venture. With this joint venture, K+S and REMEX, a subsidiary of the REMONDIS Group, aim to open up the attractive and rapidly growing European market for the recovery and disposal of waste as well as the realization of sustainable waste management solutions.

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Other: Final FREP findings do not result in adjustments to valuations

The German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel e.V. (FREP - “DPR”) has today issued its final examination findings to K+S Aktiengesellschaft (“K+S”) in the procedure for the examination of the consolidated financial statements of K+S as of December 31, 2019, including the associated Group management report, as well as the abbreviated consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2020, including the associated interim management report.

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Statement: Preliminary examination findings received – DPR proceedings ongoing

For the protection of the ongoing proceedings with the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel (“FREP – DPR”) K+S Aktiengesellschaft ("K+S") decided to postpone the publication of the following insider information. With the upcoming regular reporting for the third quarter on November 11, 2021, K+S is obliged to make this announcement.

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Forecast K+S Aktiengesellschaft

  • K+S raises operating EBITDA outlook for 2021 again to around EUR 630 million (previously: EUR 500 to 600 million; excluding REKS transaction)
  • Balanced free cash flow expected for 2021 (previously: EUR -180 million; excluding REKS transaction)
  • Antitrust review of REKS transaction still ongoing

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K+S Aktiengesellschaft: EBITDA outlook for 2021 raised to EUR 700 million to EUR 800 million

The Board of Executive Directors of K+S Aktiengesellschaft today raised the EBITDA outlook for 2021 again to between EUR 700 million and EUR 800 million (previously EUR 500 million to EUR 600 million, both including the expected one-off gain from the REKS transaction of around EUR 200 million).

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K+S Aktiengesellschaft: EBITDA in Q2/2021 expected to be significantly above previous year's level

On the basis of preliminary earnings figures, EBITDA for the K+S Group in Q2/2021 amounts to about €110 million (Q2/2020: €52.7 million). The closing of accounts is still ongoing.

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K+S Aktiengesellschaft: Public tender offer to buy back outstanding 2022, 2023 and 2024 bonds

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