LHS Aktiengesellschaft

LHS Aktiengesellschaft continues heading for success

Revenue growth of 35.5 percent in the third quarter 2007 - full-year revenue target for 2007 raised to EUR 97 to 98 million -  new jobs created worldwide

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Frankfurt am Main (euro adhoc) - October 25th 2007 - LHS, a leading provider of telecom billing and customer care systems across the   wireless,  wireline,  and IP telecom markets worldwide today announced its third quarter results for the period ended on 30 September 2007.

The results have been established  in  accordance  with  the   International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which are mandatory for all companies borrowing on the capital market. The key figures and ratios for  the  ended business quarter are as follows:

* In the third quarter 2007, LHS revenues increased to EUR 25.3   million. This corresponds to a rise by 35.5 percent  compared  to   the  relevant quarter of the previous fiscal year. Total revenues   generated  in  the first nine months of 2007  even  rose  by  48.8   percent  to  EUR  71.1 million. Considering this figure, LHS almost   generated  -  already  in three quarters of 2007 - the total revenue achieved  in  the  previous business year. * The  adjusted  earnings before  interest,  taxes,  depreciation    and amortization and expenses related to stock  options  (adjusted  EBITDA) increased by approximately 82.1 percent from EUR 3.2 million to EUR 5.7 million in the third quarter. On aggregate, adjusted  EBITDA  that  was achieved in the first nine months of 2007 rose by 120.1 percent to  EUR 14.7 million. * The resulting rise in  the  adjusted  EBITDA  margin  to   22.7  percent reflects the consistent cost management of LHS. Based on the first nine months of the 2007 business year, accumulated   adjusted  EBITDA  margin also improved and now amount to 20.6 percent. * Adjusted profit for the third quarter 2007 rose by  121.7 percent  and amount to EUR 3.7 million. Based on the first nine months of  the  2007 business year, the accumulated adjusted profit rose  by  177.7  percent and amount to EUR 10.9 million. * In the third quarter 2007, adjusted basic earnings per  share  amounted to   EUR  0.26  (undiluted)  and  EUR    0.25    (diluted)    respectively. Accordingly, accumulated adjusted earnings per share  amounted  to   EUR 0.77 (undiluted) and EUR 0.74 (diluted) for the first  nine   months  of 2007. * In the third quarter 2007, the company managed to realize a  free  cash flow of EUR 5.5 million.  LHS  realized  an   increase  of  232  percent compared to the third quarter 2006.

Highlights of the Operational Business Besides  the  encouraging   financial  data  described  above,  the  dynamic development of the operational business also testifies  to  the  successful implementation of LHS growth strategy.  Important milestones in  the third quarter 2007 were: * Altogether two project contracts with new customers  were  signed.  The number of projects realized with the only  in  October  2006  presented BSCS iX Release 2 version now already amount to thirteen. * At the end of the first quarter 2007 LHS had 123 installations compared to 119 at the end of 2006. * In the third quarter 2007, LHS created 36 new jobs: for example 13 jobs in the Frankfurt headquarters, two jobs in  the  new  sales  office   in Madrid, four jobs in Sao Paulo, and  14  jobs  in  Kuala  Lumpur. This corresponds to an increase of altogether 123 jobs  in  the   first  nine months of the 2007 business year. On  30  September   2007,  LHS  had  a permanent staff of 626 employees all over the world.

Successful Business Activities For the last quarter  2007  LHS   expects  this  positive  development  with ongoing growth to continue. Wolfgang Kroh, chairman of the  board  of  LHS, commented on the third quarter results as follows: "Our investments made in our software for billing and customer care systems continue to pay off. The results achieved for the third  quarter  2007,  once  again,   exceeded  our expectations published in July 2007 for the third   quarter.  The  excellent results are, once again, the outcome of our teams´  effort  all  over  the world. On behalf of the entire board, I would like to thank  all  employees of our international locations and the  Frankfurt  headquarters  for  their commitment and dedication. Together with our partners, we will  dedicatedly work on realizing our targets. I would also like to thank our customers for their trust to our company."

Guidance increased Based on the achieved results, LHS has adjusted the annual forecast for the entire business year 2007. Compared to the EUR 95 million announced at  the end of the first half-year of 2007, the company now expects higher revenues amounting to EUR 97 to 98 millions. The adjusted EBITDA margin should reach a figure of about 21 percent. Concerning the fourth quarter 2007, LHS plans to generate revenues of EUR 26 to 27  million  and  to  reach  an   adjusted EBITDA margin of around 22 percent.

The quarterly report is available on the LHS website: http://www.lhsg roup.com/internet/pages/investor_relations/d/home/thema.php

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About LHS LHS is a leading provider of telecom  billing  and   customer  care  systems across the wireless, wireline, and IP telecom markets worldwide. LHS Business Support Systems offer  full   convergence  on  various  levels, supporting the complete range of business models both  across  the  mix  of fixed and mobile services, as well as prepaid and postpaid services. LHS builds innovative systems that enable our customers  to  introduce  new services fast, helping drive revenues up, while keeping  operational  costs to a minimum. LHS was awarded "Best Billing or Customer Care  Solution"   by the GSM Association in Cannes in 2005, won the IIR World Billing Awards for its "Overall Best Contribution to Billing" in London in 2005  and  2006  as well as the "Stratecast Global Investment of R&D Resources to Address  Core Billing Needs Award" by Frost & Sullivan in 2007. LHS is an independent software vendor (ISV) with headquarters  in  Germany, and offices in Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Malaysia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates. LHS is part of the LHS Group, and LHS Aktiengesellschaft  as the Group's Holding company is a public company listed on  the  Frankfurter Stock Exchange (LHS400).

For more information, please visit www.lhsgroup.com

Disclaimer This press release contains certain forward-looking statements relating to the business, financial performance and results of the Company and/or the industry in which the Company operates. Forward-looking statements concern future circumstances and results and other statements that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements, including assumptions, opinions and views of the Company contained in this press release are solely opinions and forecasts which are uncertain and subject to risks. A multitude of factors can cause actual events to differ significantly from any anticipated development. The Company is under no obligation to update or keep current the information contained in this press release to which they relate and any opinions expressed in them are subject to change without notice.

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Press contact:

LHS
Oliver Madsen
Investor Relations Officer
Herriotstrasse 1
60528 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)69-2383 3264  
Fax: +49 (0)69-2383 5710
E-Mail: oliver.madsen@lhsgroup.com

Commercial Register: Amtsgericht Frankfurt/Main - Registration Number HRA 42727
Personally Liable Partner: LHS Management GmbH - Registration Number HRB 77913
Amtsgericht Frankfurt/Main
Management Board: Wolfgang Kroh, Axel Barta, Dr. Jens Troetscher

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Stefanie Wegner
Senior Consultant
Berliner Strasse 164
65205 Wiesbaden
Germany
Phone.: +49 (0)611-74 131-66
Fax: +49 (0)611-74 131-22
E-Mail: stefanie.wegner@ffpr.de
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Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE000LHS4000
WKN:        LHS400
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / official dealing/prime standard
              Börse Berlin / free trade
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