Dr. Hönle AG

EANS-News: Hoenle generates a balanced result in the fourth quarter, excluding special effects; positive outlook

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Corporate news transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer/originator is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Financial Figures/Balance Sheet Graefeling/Munich (euro adhoc) - According to preliminary figures, the Hoenle Group earned sales revenues of TEUR 11,374 in the fourth quarter (PY: TEUR 15,857). The operating result (EBIT) came to TEUR -1,872 (PY: TEUR 821), and the consolidated result was TEUR -2,427 (PY: TEUR 619). Special one-off effects that reduced income by the amount of TEUR -1,861 in the fourth quarter were mainly associated with restructuring and the integration of the new companies. Excluding the one-off effects, the Hoenle Group´s operating result was balanced in the fourth quarter. The Hoenle Group´s sales revenues declined from TEUR 48,744 in the financial year 2007/2008 (annualised TEUR 67,588) to TEUR 44,985 in financial year 2008/2009, and the operating result dropped from TEUR 5,630 in the previous year to TEUR -3,938 in the year under review. In the same period the pretax result fell from TEUR 5,908 to TEUR -4,073, and the consolidated result from TEUR 4,569 to TEUR -4,083. Earnings per share decreased from EUR 0.79 to EUR -0.76. The Hoenle Group´s liquid assets amounted to TEUR 3,158 as at 30 September 2009. The liquid assets, financial assets and own shares portfolio (market value as at 30 September 2009) totalled TEUR 5,061. The equity ratio stood at 65.6 %. Outlook: Hoenle successfully integrated the newly acquired companies in financial year 2008/2009 and, in so doing, significantly extended the basis for strong earnings growth. Extensive action plans were systematically implemented so that, as from sales of EUR 42 million, a positive result is expected in financial year 2009/2010. As a consequence, the Hoenle Group is well positioned even in an economically difficult environment. The orders position improved in all corporate segments at the end of the financial year. Both incoming orders and the orders on hand were above the previous quarters. It is particularly satisfactory that positive development is also recognisable in the offset and digital printing segment. Hoenle expects an increase in sales revenues in the first quarter, in comparison with the previous quarter, and an operating result of between TEUR 500 and TEUR 1,000. It is difficult to forecast the whole year due to the uncertain development of the economy. Nevertheless Hoenle assumes for the financial year as a whole, further positive profit contributions in the following quarters even in light of a weak economic development. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Dr. Hönle AG Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch Further inquiry note: Peter Weinert Tel.: +49 89 856 08 173 E-Mail: peter.weinert@hoenle.de Branche: Instrument Engineering ISIN: DE0005157101 WKN: 515710 Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Berlin / free trade Hamburg / free trade Stuttgart / free trade Düsseldorf / free trade Hannover / free trade München / free trade

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