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RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG: Preliminary trend figures for 2009

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG / Preliminary Results

11.02.2010 07:00

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* 1.8 million patients / revenues of 2.3 billion euros / net consolidated

profit of roughly 131.7 million euros / EBITDA of 283.0 million euros /

EBIT of 181.2 million euros

* Further increase in patient treatments by 9.2 % is proof of the trust in

the high quality of medical care offering

* Rise in net consolidated profit by 7.4 % confirms the success of hospital

group's business model

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale, 11 February 2010 ----- RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG today

publishes its preliminary figures for the past financial year 2009. Revenue

and earnings targets were comfortably met. Cost increases were compensated

by the Group's restructuring expertise and increased service volumes in the

inpatient and outpatient areas. 'More and more patients are taking

advantage of our offering of high-quality and generalised medical care. The

trust that patient put in the quality of our medical offering is our most

important asset', said Wolfgang Pföhler, chairman of the Board of

Management of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG.

In 2009, a total of 1.8 million patients were treated in the Group's

facilities. That represents a rise of 9.2 %. During the same period,

revenues rose by 8.9 % to 2.3 billion euros. Net consolidated profit

increased as forecast by 7.4 % to 131.7 million euros. Compared with last

year, EBITDA was raised by 7.7 % to 283.0 million euros and EBIT by 5.3 %

to 181.2 million euros. Operating cash flow saw an increase of 10.2 % to

235.5 million euros.

The Group's biggest subsidiary, Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg,

for the first time made a significant contribution to the result,

generating revenues of 503.3 million euros and a profit of 4.8 million

euros in 2009. Construction work on new buildings is proceeding on schedule

and the commissioning of the Gießen site at the beginning of 2011 marks a

further milestone for a positive earnings trend. Particularly pleasing is

the steadily rising number of patients and referrals. For the Company that

is proof of the growing trust being placed in the private university


The capital increase in August 2009 was a milestone in financial year 2009.

'We are now poised for a further expansion in our healthcare offering based

on integration between medical disciplines, facilities and healthcare

sectors. With the capital increase in the gross volume of roughly 460

million euros in August 2009, we have created the ideal financial basis for

this', explained Dr. Erik Hamann, CFO of RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG.

'Our shareholders have given us an advance on their trust and invested in

our business model. With the takeover of the MEDIGREIF group in the 4th

quarter of 2009, we succeeded in further expanding our healthcare provision

network in Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and in confirming

the past growth course', concluded Pföhler.

The Company confirms its forecast for 2010. Despite a challenging

environment, the Company expects to generate revenues of approximately 2.6

billion euros and a net profit of roughly 145 million euros within a range

of plus/minus 5 %.

Summary of key figures

2009 2008 Change in %

Patients treated, '000 1,799.9 1,648.0 9.2 %

Revenues in EURm 2,319.5 2,130.3 8.9 %

EBITDA in EURm 283.0 262.8 7.7 %

EBIT in EURm 181.2 172.1 5.3 %

Net consolidated profit in EURm 131.7 122.6 7.4 %

Operating cash flow in EURm 235.5 213.8 10.2 %

RHÖN-KLINIKUM AG is one of the largest healthcare providers in Germany. Its

corporate objective is high-quality medical care for everyone. Currently,

our Group counts 53 hospitals at 42 sites as well as 29 medical care

centres (MVZs) throughout Germany. We employ more than 36,000 persons. In

financial year 2009, roughly 1.8 million patients were treated in the

Group's facilities.

More information is available under: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com.

Esther Walter

Head of Group Press and Public Relations


Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale

Tel.: 09771/ 65 - 1322

Fax: 09771/ 65 - 1820

E-mail: esther.walter@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

Boris Tramm

Head of Investor Relations


Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale

Tel.: +49 9771/ 65 - 1318

Fax: +49 9771/ 65 - 991736

E-mail: boris.tramm@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

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Schlossplatz 1

97616 Bad Neustadt a.d.Saale


Phone: +49 (0)9771 - 65-0

Fax: +49 (0)9771 - 97 467

E-mail: rka@rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

Internet: www.rhoen-klinikum-ag.com

ISIN: DE0007042301

WKN: 704230

Indices: MDAX

Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), München;

Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart

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