USU Software AG

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USU Software AG publishes 2005 3-month figures

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19.05.2005

Möglingen, 19 May 2005 - In Q1 2005, USU Software AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU28) generated consolidated sales that were up 5.4% on the previous year at TEUR 4,804 (PY: TEUR 4,556). 79.1% (PY: 72.0%) of this was accounted for by the consulting business, 18.0% (PY: 27.1%) by license and maintenance revenues and 2.9% (PY: 0.8%) by other revenues, which mainly comprise merchandise.

EBITDA improved to TEUR -15 (PY: TEUR -64) due to the sales increasing whilst cost developments remained comparatively moderate. EBIT also improved compared to the previous year and totalled TEUR -169 in the period under consideration (PY: TEUR -228).

Following the special distribution of a total of TEUR 34,206 on 18 February 2005 and the reduction of investments this entailed, interest income in Q1 2005 totalled TEUR 93 (PY: TEUR 355). Taking into account taxes of TEUR -39 (PY: TEUR -9), the result for the quarter amounted to TEUR -115 (PY: TEUR 119). Earnings per share were EUR -0.01 (PY: EUR 0.01) in the first three months of 2005.

As a consequence of the special distribution, the liquid funds and investments of the USU Group diminished to TEUR 13,939 (31.12.2004: TEUR 47,859). At the same time, liabilities sank to TEUR 6,248 (31.12.2004: TEUR 40,310). With shareholders` equity of TEUR 35,273 (31.12.2004: TEUR 33,145), the balance sheet total was TEUR 41,521 (31.12.2004: TEUR 73,455). The equity ratio increased correspondingly to 85.0% (31.12.2004: 45.1%).

The workforce of the Group as a whole grew slightly to 197 employees (PY: 195) as at 31 March 2005.

In addition, order book development at the Group was also pleasing. Compared with the previous year, the order book rose to TEUR 6,670 (PY: TEUR 4,668).

The Management Board anticipates a slight increase in sales over the coming quarters which should lead to a sustained improvement of the operating result and to a net profit for the year as a whole.

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Further inquiry note: Contact: USU Software AG Investor Relations Falk Sorge Tel.: 0 71 41 / 48 67 351 Fax:  0 71 41 / 48 67 108 Email: f.sorge@usu-software.de

Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE000A0BVU28
WKN:        A0BVU2
Index:    Prime Standard, CDAX, Prime All Share
Börsen:  Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
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