Dr. Hönle AG

euro adhoc: Dr. Hönle AG
Annual Reports
Revenues And Earnings Increased Once Again In Financial Year 2003/2004

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Hönle, the UV specialist (ISIN: DE000 515710 1), announces the preliminary figures for financial year 2003/2004 according to which revenues rose by 26.5 % from TEUR 17,723 to TEUR 22,418.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 43.6 % during the same period from TEUR 2,005 (previous year) to T EUR 2,879, and net income for the year grew by 21.0 % from TEUR 1,850 (previous year) to TEUR 2,239 or EUR 0.43 per share. This represents an EBIT margin of 12.8 % and net profit on sales of 10.0 %.  

The Board and Supervisory Board of Dr. Hönle AG intend to propose payment of a dividend of EUR 0.20 per share at the General Meeting.

Liquid funds generated from operating activities rose by 182 % from TEUR 1,112 TEUR in the previous year to TEUR 3,139. The total amount of liquid assets, financial investments and treasury stock has grown from EUR 16,218 to TEUR 17,137 in comparison to the previous year. This represents a 'cash portion' of EUR 3.27 per share. The capital ratio amounts to 83.5%.

Outlook: Due to the orders on hand and orders received at the time of reporting, we expect two-digit growth in revenues and earnings in the first quarter of 2004/2005 in comparison to the previous year’s quarter.

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 09.12.2004 06:40:00
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Further inquiry note: Peter Weinert Tel.: +49 (0)89 856 08 173 E-Mail: peter.weinert@hoenle.de

Branche: Instrument Engineering
ISIN:      DE0005157101
WKN:        515710
Index:    Prime Standard, CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade



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