Automobile manufacturer presents interim report
Stuttgart. Porsche Automobil Holding SE, Stuttgart, today published its interim report, which reports particularly on the first three months of the 2009/10 fiscal year (1 August 2009 to 31 October 2009). The report, which covers the business of both Porsche and Volkswagen in the reporting period, is not comparable with the corresponding report of the prior year. The reason is the increase in Porsche SE’s share of voting rights in Volkswagen AG, effected on 5 January 2009, to over 50 percent and the ensuing full consolidation of Volkswagen. As a result, consolidated revenue for the three-month reporting period amounts to 26.8 billion euro, of which 1.1 billion euro is attributable to Porsche. This is a 30.5 percent fall in the revenue recorded by the Stuttgart-based automobile manufacturer compared to the prior-year period.
By KATHARINA BECKER and WILLIAM LAUNDER
FRANKFURT — Volkswagen AG said Friday it would raise €4 billion ($5.7 billion) in capital to acquire a stake in the operating business of Porsche, as it fleshed out details of the highly indebted luxury sports-car maker’s merger with VW.
Volkswagen plans to acquire a 42% stake in Porsche AG, the sports-car arm and a 100% subsidiary of holding company Porsche Automobil Holding SE, for €3.3 billion by the end of 2009. A new name for the company created through the merger of Porsche and Volkswagen is yet to be decided, Volkswagen said.
Porsche said on Friday that Qatar Holding LLC will acquire 10% of the ordinary shares of the Porsche holding company from the family owners and the majority of Porsche’s cash-settled options on Volkswagen shares, freeing up more than €1 billion for Porsche that is currently serving as collateral for the options structure.