P&I Personal & Informatik AG

EANS-News: P&I: Stabile development once again in the second quarter

• EBIT margin at 23.5 per cent • Revenue growth in the maintenance and service businesses

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6-month report

Subtitle: • EBIT margin at 23.5 per cent • Revenue growth in the maintenance and service businesses

Wiesbaden (euro adhoc) - With sales of 30.2 million euros recorded in the first half-year of fiscal 2009/2010 (April 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009), P&I Personal & Informatik AG realised earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of 7.1 million euros (previous year: 8.0 million euros). This represents an EBIT margin of 23.5 per cent. The result before depreciations amounted to 8.3 million euros. The P&I Group now announces earnings of 5.1 million euros after tax (EAT).

Sales increased from 29.4 million euros to 30.2 million euros in the first half-year of fiscal 2009/2010 and therefore an 0.8 million euro increase was recorded as compared to the same period in the previous year. Once again it was shown that the high-profit maintenance business and a strong service business proved to be the main growth engines and these have offset the losses recorded in the licensing sector when compared to the previous year.

A revenue of 11.9 million euros was generated in the Maintenance business. This is a year-on-year increase of 1.6 million euros or 15.5 per cent and represents a virtual 40 per cent share of overall Group sales. With 9.3 million euros (previous year: 8.1 million euros) P&I realised 31 per cent of its sales in the Consulting/SI business sector. Licence sales amounted to 8.3 million euros (previous year: 10.2 million euros) and this figure represents a 27 per cent share of the Group´s overall sales.

New custom acquisition has proving to be very difficult in the   current market place. The decision made by the Sachsen-Anhalt regional government in August to purchase from P&I is an important signal as it confirms the power of our P&I PLUS product. Future orientated HR solutions are very important tools for the human resources scene, especially during a crisis-torn period. With its newest product: the HR Control Centre, P&I is able to support its customers in detecting new developments early on and give them the ability to handle them on a pro-active basis.

Revenue from German customers reached the pervious year´s level of 23.9 million euros. Sales of 6.3 million euros recorded in the international segment exceeded the previous year´s result (5.4 million euros).

The operating result of 7.1 million euros dropped by 0.9 million euros when compared to the previous year´s result. One-off costs that arose in conjunction with investor relations activities also contributed to the incurred costs in addition to the acquisition of P&I Zeitmanagement GmbH and the development of the new Slovakian branch in Zilina.

P&I can confirm its forecast for the full 2009/2010 fiscal year, even with the current market place being affected by the financial and world-wide crisis, of licence sales producing between 12 to 16 million euros and total revenue amounting to 56 to 60 million euros. It will be possible to realise an EBIT margin of 15 to 20 per cent within this context.

The P&I Group has continued with stable development during the 2nd Quarter in an extremely difficult market place. "P&I has profited from our stabile customer base and the expansion of our maintenance business" said Vasilios Triadis, CEO of P&I AG. "The P&I business model has proven itself once again, even though the licensing business is proving very difficult during the current market situation, and we are confident that we are extremely well-placed to survive the financial crisis."

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Further inquiry note:
Andreas Granderath
+49 (0)611 7147-267
agranderath@pi-ag.com

Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE0006913403
WKN:        691340
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
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