USU Software AG

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USU Software AG publishes 6-month figures 2005

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18.08.2005 Möglingen, 18 August 2005 - In Q2 2005 USU Software AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU28) increased its group-wide sales according to IFRS to TEUR 4,831 (PY: TEUR 4,127). In the same period, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) were also positive for the first time at TEUR 0.4 (PY: TEUR -138). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) also improved year-on-year and totalled TEUR -153 (PY: TEUR -308) in Q2 2005. As a consequence of lower interest income, which was down on the previous year’s figure following the cash distribution of TEUR 34,206 in February this year, the net result for Q2 2005 was, at TEUR 38 (PY: TEUR 89), down slightly year on year but still represented a return to the positive side of the equation. On a half-year basis, the USU Group bolstered sales by TEUR 942 in comparison to the previous year to TEUR 9,635 (PY: TEUR 8,693). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) improved year on year to TEUR -15 (PY: TEUR -212). Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totalled TEUR -322 (PY: TEUR -536). Interest income fell to TEUR 309 (PY: TEUR 743) in the first half of 2005 following the cash distribution, down considerably on the previous year. Consequentially, the net result of the USU Group was TEUR -77 (PY: TEUR 208). With an average number of shares of 8,628,992 (PY: 8,605,593), earnings per share in the period under consideration were EUR -0.01 (PY: EUR 0.02). Even after the special distribution, the USU Group still held liquid funds and investments totalling TEUR 12,951 (31 December 2004: TEUR 47,859) as at 30 June 2005. The liabilities of the USU Group declined accordingly to TEUR 5,770 (31 December 2004: TEUR 40,310). At the end of the first half of 2005, shareholders’ equity totalled TEUR 35,272 (31 December 2004: TEUR 33,145). With a balance sheet total of TEUR 41,042 (31 December 2004: TEUR 73,455) the equity ratio was 85.9% (31 December 2004: 45.1%). As at 30 June 2005, the workforce of the Group as a whole had expended to 197 (PY: 188) employees. The Group order book also developed positively. Compared with the previous year, the order book rose by TEUR 1,635 to TEUR 7,769 (PY: TEUR 6,134) an. For the second half of the financial year the Management Board remains optimistic of achieving a sustained improvement in the operating result and confirms the forecast for the year of an increase in sales compared with the previous year and of a net profit for the year. end of announcement euro adhoc 18.08.2005 07:05:28 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: USU Software AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Contact: USU Software AG USU Software AG Investor Relations Corporate Communications Falk Sorge Dr. Thomas Gerick Phone: +49 7141 / 4867 351 Phone: +49 7141 / 4867 440 Fax: +49 7141 / 4867 108 Fax: +49 7141 / 4867 909 Email: Email: Branche: Software ISIN: DE000A0BVU28 WKN: A0BVU2 Index: Prime Standard, CDAX, Prime All Share Börsen: Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade Börse Düsseldorf / free trade Bayerische Börse / free trade Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade

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