MatchNet plc

euro adhoc: MatchNet plc
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
Spark Networks improves revenues and net income / Revenue was USD 16,5 million, net income was USD 2,0 million

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05.05.2005

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 5, 2005 - Spark Networks plc, a leading provider of online personals services, today reported first quarter 2005 financial results.

Financial Results Revenue for the first quarter of 2005 was $16.5 million, an increase of 10%, compared to $15.1 million, from the same period last year.

The company reported net income of $2.0 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2005, compared to a net loss of $3.0 million, or $0.14 per share, in the same period last year.  

EBITDA for the first quarter of 2005 was $3.0 million, compared to an EBITDA loss of $2.2 million in the same period last year.

Investor conference call The company will discuss its financial results during a live teleconference today at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time (US & Canada) and 6:30 p.m. Frankfurt time.

Call Title: Spark Networks plc 1st Quarter 2005 Results International: +1-706-634-2477 Conference ID: 5883826

For More Information Elmar Bob Tel.: +49 (69) 74 09 37 88 Fax: +49 (69) 74 09 37 87 E-Mail: elmar@spark.net URL: http://www.spark-networks.com

About Spark Networks plc Spark Networks plc’s Global Depositary Shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FSE) under the symbol "MHJG".  The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer Web sites includes AmericanSingles®.com, JDate®.com, JDate.co.il, MatchNet®.de, MatchNet.co.uk, MatchNet.com.au, Glimpse®.com, SilverSinglesTM.com, CollegeLuvTM.com, Date.caTM, and FaceLink®.com.  The company was formed in England in 1998.

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Further inquiry note: Elmar Bob Tel.: +49 (69) 74 09 37 88 Fax: +49 (69) 74 09 37 87 E-Mail: elmar@spark.net Guido Pickert

Branche: Online
ISIN:      US5766601042
WKN:        930129
Index:    SDAX, Prime Standard, Classic All Share, Prime 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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