antwerpes AG

euro adhoc: DocCheck AG
Earnings
The DocCheck Group has increased sales in 2006 by 21% and has doubled its operating result

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preliminary figures

06.03.2007

Cologne, 06 March 2007 - The DocCheck Group (ISIN DE0005471007 // Symbol 547100), today announces the provisional company figures for 2006: - Sales have increased from 11.2 million euro to 13.6 million euro (+21%) - The operating result (EBIT) has increased from 0.5 million euro to 1.1 million euro (+120%) - Profit per share amounts to 16 cent (+43%) - Increase in dividend from 8 cent to 10 cent per share (+25%)

The DocCheck Group has brought the financial year 2006 to a successful conclusion. Sales in the 4th quarter of 2006 have increased by 28.2 per cent when compared to the same quarter in the previous year, taking them to 4.2 million euro. Earnings before interest and taxes in the 4th quarter of 2006 have increased from 0.25 million euro to 0.48 million euro (+ 95 per cent). Overall, sales increased in the financial year 2006 by 21 per cent, rising from 11.2 million euro to 13.6 million euro. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) doubled in this period, rising from 0.5 million euro to 1.1 million euro. The sales target by 13.0 million euro and the profit target by 15 cent per share for 2006 were exceeded.  Both Divisions have contributed to growth within the DocCheck Group in 2006. In the DocCheck Division (Portal and Trade) sales increased by 23 per cent to 7,0 million euro. Sales in the Division antwerpes + partner (agency) totalled 6.6 million euro which reflected an increase of 20 per cent when compared to the previous year's sales. Profit per share amounted to 16 cent, as against 11 cent in the previous year. The Board of Directors and Supervisory Board shall propose to the annual general meeting on 23 May 2007 that the dividend be increased from 8 cent to 10 cent per share. The cash and cash equivalents (liquid assets and current-account securities) have increased, when compared to the end of the 3rd quarter of 2006, rising from 15.4 million euro to 16.5 million euro and thus amount to 2.80 euro per share.

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ots Originaltext: antwerpes AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

Further inquiry note:
Tanja Mumme
+49 (0)221 92053 139
tanja.mumme@doccheck.com

Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE0005471007
WKN:        547100
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
              standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade



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