Munich, July 22, 2014 – Wacker Chemie AG has upgraded its annual projection for EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization). An announcement to this effect was issued by the Munich-based chemical company today. EBITDA for 2014 is now projected to be at least one third higher than last year’s €678.7 million. Before this upgrade, WACKER had expected to surpass its 2013 EBITDA by at least 10 percent.
The upward revision is based on good business performance and strong demand, especially at WACKER POLYSILICON, and success at reducing costs. Furthermore, WACKER expects additional special income from its polysilicon activities in Q3. The Munich-based chemi-cal company has terminated or restructured contracts with solar-sector customers. As a result, WACKER’s financial statements for Q3 2014 will recognize special income from retained advance payments and damages received that will increase EBITDA and EBIT at WACKER POLYSILICON and within the Group by some €90 million.