USU Software AG

EANS-Adhoc: USU Software AG announces provisional figures for second quarter of 2011 and raises outlook: Continuing positive sales and earnings trend

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6-month report

04.08.2011

Möglingen, August 4, 2011 - According to provisional calculations, USU Software
AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU28) has continued the positive growth trend of previous
quarters and generated Group-wide sales growth of 33% to EUR 10.2 million
(Q2/2010: EUR 7.7 million) in the second quarter of 2011. In addition to organic
business, the majority acquisition of Aspera GmbH in the previous year made a
key contribution to this sales increase. 
As advised, the provisional calculations of USU Software AG show that it
generated a strong rise in earnings in the Group as a whole. Thus, USU increased
its EBITDA by 713% from EUR 0.2 million in the second quarter of 2010 to EUR 1.3
million in the quarter under review. Accordingly, the EBITDA margin amounted to
12% (Q2/2010: 2%). EBIT also expanded significantly to EUR 0.8 million (Q2/2010:
EUR -0.1 million). Overall, the USU Group improved its net profit for the
quarter to EUR 0.4 million after incurring a loss of EUR 0.02 million in the
same quarter of the previous year. USU´s earnings per share rose to EUR 0.04
(Q2/2010: EUR 0.00).

For the first half of the year, USU Software AG posted a rise in Group-wide
sales of 37% to EUR 20.8 million (Q1-Q2/2010: EUR 15.2 million) according to its
provisional figures. USU´s EBITDA increased eight-fold in the same period to EUR
2.5 million (Q1-Q2/2010: EUR 0.3 million), with the result that its EBITDA
margin climbed from 2% in the first half of 2010 to 12% in the first six months
of 2011. Its EBIT also rose significantly to EUR 1.5 million (Q2/2010: EUR -0.3
million). According to the latest projection, the net profit for the first six
months of fiscal 2011 amounted to EUR 0.8 million (Q1-Q2/2010: EUR -0.1
million), resulting in earnings per share of EUR 0.08 (Q1-Q2/2010: EUR -0.01).

Given the extremely positive business development in the first half of 2011, the
Management Board of USU Software AG is raising its original planning for the
current year - of sales growth for the USU Group of more than 10% (or to more
than EUR 41.8 million) and a strong hike in EBITDA as against sales (or to more
than EUR 5.1 million) and further growth in the EBITDA margin of 12% compared to
2010. 

The Management Board is now forecast sales for the Group as a whole of more than
EUR 43 million and EBITDA of at least EUR 6 million, corresponding to an EBITDA
margin of 14%. This planning target alone would mean significant business growth
and the highest sales and earnings figures in the history of USU Software AG.
The sales and earnings potential beyond this is particularly dependent on the
key fourth quarter of 2011, which in the past has traditionally been the
strongest quarter in the fiscal year. If the uncertain financial factors on the
USU Group´s core European market and the global economic environment stabilize
in the coming months, the Management Board is anticipating strong ongoing
investment propensity among companies, particularly in the financial services
sector, and further growth effects from this. Under these premises, the
Management Board is also forecasting a positive business performance for 2012
and is thus confirming its planning for 2012 of sales growth of more than 10%
and a strong rise in EBITDA relative to sales.

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The Management Board will publish the final figures for the second quarter and
the first half of 2011 and the full half-year report 2011 on August 18, 2011. 

Further inquiry note:
USU Software AG 
Investor Relations 
Falk Sorge 
Spitalhof
D-71696 Möglingen
Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 351 
Fax:  +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 108 
E-Mail: f.sorge@usu-software.de

USU Software AG 
Corporate Communications 
Dr. Thomas Gerick 
Tel.: +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 440 
Fax:  +49 (0) 71 41 - 48 67 909 
E-Mail: t.gerick@usu-software.de

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issuer:      USU Software AG
             Spitalhof  
             D-71696 Möglingen
phone:       +49 (0)7141 4867 0
FAX:         +49 (0)7141 4867 20
mail:     investor@usu-software.de
WWW:      http://www.usu-software.de
sector:      Software
ISIN:        DE000A0BVU28
indexes:     CDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Hannover, München, regulated dealing:
             Stuttgart 
language:   English
 



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