d+s europe AG

euro adhoc: D+S europe AG
quarterly or semiannual financial statement / Further significant increases in earnings
Q2-EBIT rises by 53% compared to EUR 6.1 million in previous year

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6-month report

14.08.2007

- 30.6 % increase of half-year EBIT 2007 to EUR 11.1 million against comparable previous-year period - Planned EBIT in business year of 2007 at least EUR 33 million with Heycom acquisition - Earnings per share up to over EUR 1 in 2009 (2006 EUR 0.35)

HAMBURG. August 14, 2007. D+S europe AG (ISIN: DE0005336804), leading solutions provider for integrated and value-oriented e-commerce and customer contact management, reached another turnover and earnings record in the second quarter of 2007. In the second quarter turnover increased by 25.6% from EUR 38.7 million in the same quarter a year before to EUR 48.6 million. EBIT rose over-proportionally by 52.5% from EUR 4.0 million in the comparable period of the previous year to EUR 6.1 million thus clearly exceeding the previously communicated expected EBIT of EUR 5.5 million. Earnings per share rose from 8 cents in the second quarter of 2006 to 9 cents in the second quarter of 2007.

Due to the strong operative growth in the two quarters total Group turnover increased by 23.3% from EUR 74.7 million in the same period of the previous year to EUR 92.1 million in the first half-year of 2007. In 2007 D+S europe AG increased its EBIT by 30.6% to EUR 11.1 million compared with EUR 8.5 million in the comparable period a year before. Earnings per share - adjusted for one-off expenses in the amount of 1 cent - rose to 18 cents in the first half-year of 2007. In the first half-year of 2006 EpS adjusted for one-time tax effects stood at 14 cents.

The 100-percent takeover of the e-commerce service provider Heycom as of July 1, 2007 in connection with a continuing strong organic growth will lead to another clear leap in earnings to an EBIT in the amount of over EUR 22 million in the 2nd half of 2007. The new segment D+S e-commerce and fulfillment will be one of the strongest future growth drivers of the Group.

For the entire business year of 2007 D+S europe AG expects an increase in turnover of 45% from EUR 164.8 million in 2006 to about EUR 240 million. Moreover, the Group plans an over-proportional EBIT increase by 75% to over EUR 33 million in 2007. Given this development, adjusted earnings per share (EpS) will amount to between 50 and 55 cents in the current business year compared to 35 cents in 2006. The one-time, non-cash relevant decrease in earnings of about 5 cents per share in 2007 resulting from the corporate tax reform effective from 2008 has already been taken into consideration. As of 2008 D+S europe AG will then clearly benefit from the corporate tax reform.

For 2008, after initial full-year consolidation of the Heycom Group, D+S europe AG anticipates a turnover of over EUR 320 million. For 2009, turnover is expected to reach more than EUR 390 million. A further increase in EBIT of about 50% compared to 2007 to between EUR 48 and 50 million is planned for 2008. In 2009 EBIT is expected to reach an amount of EUR 60 million. Earnings per share are expected to rise to over 80 cents in 2008. In 2009 for the first time D+S europe AG expects earnings per share to reach over EUR 1.00.

On D+S europe: D+S europe AG with over 5,500 employees internationally is one of the leading solutions providers for A-to-Z e-commerce and customer contact management. Regardless of the communication channel, whether via fixed or mobile network, via Internet, TV or in writing, D+S europe manages the contacts of internationally leading enterprises with millions of private customers. For renowned brand manufacturers D+S europe operates online shops and the Europe-wide e-commerce business. The share of D+S europe AG is listed in Prime Standard and SDAX. For further information see www.dseurope.ag

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Further inquiry note:
D+S europe AG, Kapstadtring 10, 22297 Hamburg
Director Corporate Communications & Marketing
Thiess Johannssen, Telefon: +49 (0) 40.4114-1400, Telefax: +49 (0) 40.4114-3399
t.johannssen@dseurope.ag

Branche: Advertising
ISIN:      DE0005336804
WKN:        533680
Index:    CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share, SDAX
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
              Börse Hamburg / free trade
              Börse Stuttgart / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Börse München / free trade



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