Successful 1st quarter: Nemetschek increases operating profit by 50 %

Thu, 04 May 2006 12:09:18
DGAP-Ad-hoc: Successful 1st quarter: Nemetschek increases operating profit by 50 %


Nemetschek AG / Quarter Results



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- Sales at 23.8 million euros (+ 7.3 %)
- Operating profit (EBIT) improved to 3.0 million euros - Earnings per share at 0.24 EUR (+ 56 %)

Munich, May 4, 2006 – The Nemetschek group, the world’s leading vendor of information technology for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate, significantly increased sales and earnings in the first quarter of 2006.


Increased organic growth in sales

In the first three months of the current fiscal year, sales reached 23.8 million euros, thus exceeding the previous year's level (22.2 million euros) by 7.3 %. Q1 was marked by increased organic growth in all of the business units in the Nemetschek group. Foreign sales increased to 13.6 million euros in Q1 (equivalent to 57.5 % of overall sales; previous year: 11.6 million years) and grew significantly, like in the previous year. Sales in France, Austria and North America developed particularly positively. Sales in Germany showed the first positive trends for the first time since years of cyclical downturn. The acquisition of the Belgian SCIA International nv and the disinvestment of acad Graph CAD Studio GmbH almost counter-balanced each other in terms of sales.


Earnings up by 50 %

The operating profit (EBIT) rose by 50 % to 3.0 million euros (previous year: 2.0 million euros). The earnings per share improved by 56 % to 0.24 euros (previous year: 0.15 euros). Net income (group shares) rose significantly to 2.3 million euros (previous year: 1.5 million euros). One of the main reasons for this increase is the improvement of gross profit with only a marginal increase in costs.


Equity capital at 50.5 million euros

The cash flow for the period improved by 24 % to 3.6 million euros (previous year: 2.9 million euros). The liquid assets amounted to around 27.2 million euros on March 31, 2006, while the equity capital was 51 million euros (December 31, 2005: 48.1 million euros). This is equivalent to an equity ratio of 57 %.

The full interim report will be published on May 12, 2006.
About Nemetschek:
The Nemetschek group is the world’s leading vendor of information technology for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate. Nemetschek software is used by more than 170,000 renowned companies in 142 countries in 16 languages. The group offers its customers integrated solutions for the overall building creation and management process.



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Nemetschek increases earnings by 50 % 

• Sales rise in Q1 2006 to 23.8 million euros (+ 7.3 %) • Operating profit (EBIT) up to 3.0 million euros • Earnings per share at 0.24 EUR (+ 56 %)

Munich, May 4, 2006. The Nemetschek group, the world’s leading vendor of information technology for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate, significantly increased sales and earnings in the first quarter of 2006. “We are on the right track. We want to grow significantly in 2006“, said CEO Gerhard Weiß upon presentation of the provisional figures.


Increased organic growth in sales

In the first three months of the current fiscal year, sales reached 23.8 million euros, thus exceeding the previous year's level (22.2 million euros) by 7.3 %. Q1 was marked by increased organic growth in all of the business units. Foreign sales increased to 13.6 million euros in Q1 (equivalent to 57.5 % of overall sales; previous year: 11.6 million years) and grew significantly, like in the previous year. Sales in France, Austria and North America developed particularly positively. Sales in Germany showed the first positive trends for the first time since years of cyclical downturn. The acquisition of the Belgian SCIA International nv and the disinvestment of acad Graph CAD Studio GmbH almost counter-balanced each other in terms of sales. “The positive basic economic conditions in Europe and the USA together with the noticeable improvements in Germany are cause for optimism. Nemetschek benefits above all from new software solutions for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate, that serve to optimize work processes and monitor economic efficiency in a timely manner“, explained Weiß.


Earnings up by more than 50 %

The operating profit (EBIT) rose by approx. 50 % to 3.0 million euros (previous year: 2.0 million euros). The earnings per share improved by 56 % to 0.24 euros (previous year: 0.15 euros). Net income (group shares) rose significantly to 2.3 million euros (previous year: 1.5 million euros). One of the main reasons for this increase is the improvement of gross profit with only a marginal increase in costs.


Equity capital at 50.5 million euros

The cash flow for the period improved by 24.5 % to 3.6 million euros (previous year: 2.9 million euros). On March 31, 2006, the group's liquid assets totaled 27.2 million euros and the equity capital amounted to 51 million euros (December 31, 2005: 48.1 million euros). This is equivalent to an equity ratio of 57 %. Weiß: “This means that we are in a superb position for growth and acquisitions.“

The full interim report will be published on May 12, 2006.
About Nemetschek:
The Nemetschek group is the world’s leading vendor of information technology for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate. Nemetschek software is used by more than 170,000 renowned companies in 142 countries in 16 languages. The group offers its customers integrated solutions for the overall building creation and management process.

Nemetschek AG
Maren Moisl
Investor Relations
Tel. 089 – 9 27 93 1219
Fax 089 – 9 27 93 5404
mmoisl@nemetschek.de

Nemetschek AG
Bettina Hierath
Corporate Communication
Tel. 089 – 9 27 93 1360
Fax 089 – 9 27 93 5308
bhierath@nemetschek.de


DGAP 04.05.2006 

 
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