Thu, 03 May 2007 08:06:13
DGAP-Ad-hoc: Nemetschek AG posts superb quarterly result
Nemetschek AG / Quarter Results
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Nemetschek AG posts superb quarterly result
Sales up by 45%
Cash flow for the period increases by 65%
Munich, May 3, 2007 - The Nemetschek Group, which is listed in the Prime
Standard and which is 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 2007.
Growth in sales of 45%
Nemetschek achieved sales revenues of 34.4 million euros in the first three
months of 2007 (23.8 million euros in the same period of the previous year)
and was thus 10.6 million euros or 45% up on the previous year. The focus
on growth with the aim of driving forward internationalization has thus
paid off. The leading software technology group managed to achieve this
leap in sales in particular due to the acquisition of the Hungarian company
Graphisoft, which accounted for 7.5 million euros.
Without Graphisoft, the group achieved growth in sales of 3.1 million euros
Earnings (EBITDA) up by 108 %
Group earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)
increased by 108% in Q1 of 2007 to 7.5 million euros (previous year: 3.6
million euros) and thus more than doubled. The EBITDA amount attributable
to the acquired Graphisoft is 2.1 million euros.
The EBITDA margin thus increased to 22% (previous year: 15%) of sales.
Earnings before interested and taxes (EBIT) increased by 70% to 5.1 million
euros (previous year: 3,0 million euros); this represents an EBIT margin of
15% (previous year: 13%).
The consolidated net income for the first three months of the 2007
financial year amounts to 2.8 million euros (previous year: 2.4 million
Cash flow increases significantly
The cash flow for the period improved by 65% to 6.0 million euros (previous
year: 3.6 million euros). At 12.3 million euros, the cash flow from
ordinary activities improved by 63% compared with the previous year (7.5
million euros). Cash and cash equivalents increased by 28.0 million euros
to 60.1 million euros as of March 31, 2007 (previous year 32.0 million
euros). Equity capital totaled 63.6 million euros (December 31, 2006: 55.1
million euros). This represents an equity ratio of 29%.
The result of the first three months of the year shows how the market is
rewarding the path adopted by the company management: further
internationalization and an innovative brand strategy. In addition,
Nemetschek benefited from the economic revival and once again demonstrated
its financial strength.
The Q1 report for the period to March 31, 2007 will be published on May 11,
The Nemetschek Group is a leading international IT company in the AEC
sector (Architecture, Engineering, Construction). The software company
develops integrated solutions for the complete life cycle of buildings and
real estate – from building design and construction through to facility
management. The company’s products are currently used by more than 270,000
companies in 142 countries and in 16 languages to optimize the complete
building creation and management process in terms of quality, cost and
time. Nemetschek was founded in 1963 by Prof. Nemetschek and has more than
1,000 employees worldwide (2007). In fiscal 2006 the group achieved sales
of 107.5 million euros. For more information, see www.nemetschek.com
Phone: 089/9 27 93 1219
Fax: 089/9 27 93 5404
Issuer: Nemetschek AG
81829 München Deutschland
Phone: +49 (0)89 92 793-0
Fax: +49 (0)89 927 93-5200
Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin-Bremen, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf
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