antwerpes AG

euro adhoc: antwerpes AG
antwerpes releases its figures for the first six months of the year (E)

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sales: EUR 5.2 M. EBITDA: EUR 0.3 M. EBIT: EUR 0.1 M. Profit per share: 4 cent Cologne, 4 August 2004 - antwerpes ag, Cologne, (ISIN DE0005471007) achieved sales totalling 5.2 million euro in the first six months of the 2004 financial year. Sales amounted to 2.8 million euro in the second quarter of 2004 which reflected an increase of 14% or 0.4 million euro when compared to the 1st quarter. Compared to the first six months of 2003, there was a decrease in sales amounting to 25% or 1.7 million euro. When compared to the first six months of 2003, which were marked by an operational loss and restructuring costs, the result has however clearly improved: Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) improved by 0.5 million euro, rising from -0.2 million euro to 0.3 million euro. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased by 0.6 million euro, rising from -0.5 million euro to 0.1 million euro. The result from ordinary business activities increased by 0.6 million euro, rising from -0.1 million euro to 0.5 million euro. Profit per share amounts to 4 cent (-2 cent). The Health Modernisation Law (GMG) continues to influence the investment behaviour of customers in the healthcare market, with whom the antwerpes Group generates three quarters of its sales. Overall, the Board of Directors is expecting lower sales figures for the 2004 financial year and a better result when compared to 2003. Liquid funds and fixed-asset and current-asset securities amounted to 30.6 million euro or 5.18 euro per share at the end of the 1st six month period and therefore corresponded to the level for the 1st quarter of 2004 (30.4 million euro). ~ Overview of the company indicators for the first 6 months of 2004/2003 in tabular form Indicator 1st 6 months of 2004 1st 6 months of 2003 Change in euro in euro Sales 5,195,000 6,903,000 -25% Gross earnings 3,362,000 4,118,000 -18% EBITDA 287,000 -187,000 <-100% EBIT 92,000 -513,000 <-100% Result from ordinary business activities 487,000 -116,000 <-100% Result/share in euro 0.04 -0.02 <-100% Funds to hand 30,565,000 30,246,000 1% Indicator 2nd quarter of 2004 2nd quarter of 2003 Change in euro in euro Sales 2,772,000 3,268,000 -15% Gross earnings 1,733,000 1,865,000 -7% EBITDA 177,000 -440,000 <-100% EBIT 81,000 -605,000 <-100% Result from ordinary business activities 272,000 -387,000 <-100% Result/share in euro 0.02 -0.04 <-100% Funds to hand 30,565,000 30,246,000 1% ~ end of announcement euro adhoc 04.08.2004 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Further inquiry note: Tanja Mumme Tel.: +49 (0)221 92053 139 E-Mail: tanja.mumme@antwerpes.de Branche: Advertising ISIN: DE0005471007 WKN: 547100 Index: Prime Standard Börsen: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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