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SoftM Group Figures 2004: Increase in Revenues and Earnings

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31.03.2005

SoftM Group Figures 2004: Increase in Revenues and Earnings

- Revenues of EUR 87.5 million (previous year 69.2) - EBITDA of EUR 7.5 million (previous year 6.1) - EBT of EUR 1.1 million (previous year 0.2)

SoftM Software und Beratung AG (ISIN: DE0007249104), Munich, exceeded slightly the forecast given in autumn 2004 in the business year 2004 and, notwithstanding the difficult market conditions, SoftM group could increase revenues by 27 % to EUR 87.5 million (previous year 69.2) and earnings before tax (EBT) by EUR 0.9 million to EUR 1.1 million (previous year 0.2).

The total revenues consist of the revenues of the three business units as follows: in the business unit standard software revenues were up to EUR 14.3 million (previous year 15.9). The revenues in consulting increased slightly to EUR 23.3 million (previous year 22.8) and in the business unit system integration (former hardware) revenues increased by 64% to EUR 49.9 million (previous year 30.4).

Operating result EBITDA (earnings before tax, interest, depreciation and amortization) increased by 22 % compared to the previous year to EUR 7.5 million (previous year 6.1). DVFA/SG net income resp. earnings after tax and third parties' interests were EUR -0.3 million (previous year -0.6) and, thus, DVFA/SG earnings per share were EUR -0.07 (previous year -0,12). Operating cash flow improved by 106 % to EUR 8.5 million (previous year 4.1).

The profit of the individual financial statement accord. to HGB (German Commercial Code) of SoftM AG amounted to EUR 1.2 million (previous year 0.8). The board submits to the shareholders' meeting to pay an increased dividend compared with the previous year of EUR 0,08 per share (previous year 0.05) for the year 2004.    

The SoftM board assumes a small increase in revenues for 2005. EBT is assumed to improve significantly to over EUR 2 million in 2005.

The whole group figures 2004 are today published on the financial statement press conference in Munich. The annual report 2004 of SoftM is available at www.softm.com.

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Further inquiry note: Johannes Weidelener Investor Relations +49 (0)89 14329 1169 SoftM AG, Messerschmittstr. 4, 80992 München johannes.weidelener@softm-ag.de

Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE0007249104
WKN:        724910
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