OnVista AG

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Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements / 3 months report 2004: Group result, EBIT and EBITDA positive / Media business segment with growth in sales and performance / Technologies business segment profitable after merger (E)

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10 May 2004 - In the first quarter of 2004, OnVista AG (DE0005461602) exceeded its own expectations. The media and IT company not only generated a group net income but also operated at a profit. In Q1/04 the group after-tax result under IFRS was distinctly positive, totalling Euro 0.20 mill. (Q1/03: '000 Euro -6). This has resulted in a net sales return of 13%. The pre-tax group result reached Euro 0.33 mill. (Q1/03: Euro -0.24 mill.) In the first quarter of 2004, the OnVista Group's EBIT totalled Euro 0.06 mill. (Q1/03:  Euro -0.47 mill.), while EBITDA amounted to Euro 0.16 mill. (Q1/03: Euro 0.16 mill.).

Group sales amounted to Euro 1.56 mill. (after the merger related deconsolidation of OnVista Technologies GmbH, now only sales from the Media and Corporate Services segments). Looking at the corresponding figures for the same period last year (only Media and Corporate Services: Euro 0.96 mill.), this amounts to an increase of 61%. Compared to the group sales reported in the 2003 three months report (incl. Technologies segment: Euro 2.84 mill.), this results in a paper decrease of 45%.

In the Media business segment (own Internet portals), sales climbed by 66% to Euro 1.56 mill. (Q1/03: Euro 0.94 mill.). The segment result more than doubled (+102%) to Euro 0.43 mill. (Q1/03: Euro 0.20 mill.). The Technologies business segment (33.5% stake in IS.Teledata AG; Internet based financial market information systems) managed a turnaround following the merger of OnVista Technologies GmbH. After the business segment recorded a deficit last year (Q1/03: Euro -0.41 mill.), the segment result turned positive and totalled Euro 0.04 mill. (= 33.5% of the IS.Teledata group net income).

The cash funds of the OnVista Group as at 31 March 2004 totalled Euro 21.51 mill., compared to Euro 24.99 mill. as at 31 Dec. 2003. The 14% decrease is attributable to investments in fixed assets (in particular the increased stake in IS.Teledata AG from 31.5% to 33.5% and the acquisition of A Med-World AG). The cash value per share stood at Euro 3.21 (31.12.2003: Euro 3.73).

Group figures under IFRS; full Q1/2004 report: www.onvista-ag.de, section 'Investor Relations'

Contact: Anja Seipp, Tel.+49 2203/9146-306,  ir@onvista.de

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Further inquiry note: Anja Seipp Tel. +49(0)2203 9146 306 E-Mail: anja.seipp@onvista.de

Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE0005461602
WKN:        546160
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
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              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade



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