IXOS Software AG

IXOS Posts Profit For The Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2001

Munich/Grasbrunn (ots) - IXOS SOFTWARE AG today announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2001, posting a return to profitability and successful strategic restructuring. The company met its revenue goals for the fourth quarter while at the same time cutting operating costs by 24% year-on-year. According to the preliminary figures, IXOS generated revenues in the fourth quarter of Euro 32.3 million (fiscal 2000: Euro 29.0 million). Earnings before tax amounted to Euro 3.6 million (fiscal 2000: Euro -10.4 million), and the operating profit to Euro 2.2 million (fiscal 2000: Euro -10.0 million). Earnings after tax are expected to total Euro 3.8 million (fiscal 2000: Euro -21.7 million). This corresponds to earnings per share of Euro 0.19 (Euro -1.11). In fiscal year 2000/2001, IXOS generated sales of Euro 117.0 million according to its preliminary figures (Euro 107.7 million). Group operating costs amounted to Euro 76.0 million (Euro 93.6 million), while the operating profit rose to Euro 6.0 million (Euro -24.3 million). Earnings before tax totaled Euro 7.6 million, as opposed to a loss of Euro 22.4 million for the previous year. Earnings after tax are expected to amount to Euro 6.8 million (Euro -27.1 million), resulting in earnings per share of Euro 0.34 (Euro -1.40). These results are compelling proof of IXOS' successful turnaround. The company's performance exceeded expectations, with a return on sales of 11% in the fourth quarter and 6% for the entire fiscal year. Management considers the Company well positioned to achieve further profitable growth as the leading provider of solutions for eBusiness documents. The consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2001 recorded total assets of Euro 90.0 million, while the equity ratio amounted to 63% and the cash ratio to 33% of total assets. IXOS employed 748 staff worldwide as of June 30, 2001 (previous year: 969). About IXOS IXOS is a leading global provider of solutions for the management of eBusiness documents in inter-enterprise system environments. IXOS solutions drive the administration of all eBusiness documents and their seamless integration into digital business processes. Leading companies from a wide range of industries have selected IXOS SOFTWARE AG to be their strategic partner. IXOS has successfully implemented more than 1,550 installations worldwide, over 940,000 users now work with the company's eBusiness document solutions. IXOS rounds off its product portfolio with a comprehensive range of services, including worldwide 24x7 customer support and a global team of highly qualified consultants. IXOS SOFTWARE AG's shares are traded on the Neuer Markt of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "XOS" (WKN 506150). In the USA, American Depositary Shares (ADSs) are listed on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol "XOSY". ots Originaltext: IXOS SOFTWARE AG Internet: www.newsaktuell.ch Contact: IXOS SOFTWARE AG Gala Conrad, Dir Investor Relations Bretonischer Ring 12 D-85630 Grasbrunn / Munich Phone +49 89 46 29 2400 Fax +49 89 46 29 33 2200 E-mail: ir@ixos.de Taylor Rafferty David Lowy 205 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016-6022 Phone +4 212 889 4350 Fax +1 212 683 2614 E-mail: dml@taylor-rafferty.com

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