Balda AG

EANS-Adhoc: Balda AG
Balda Group generates quarterly profit of 133.6 million euros as a result of proceeds from the part-sale of TPK shares

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quarterly report

03.05.2012

Bad Oeynhausen, 3 May 2012 - The plastics processor Balda AG generated
consolidated profit after taxes of 133.6 million euros in the first quarter of
2012. This steep year-on-year rise (previous year: 4.4 million euros) was due to
the part-sale of the shares in the Chinese touchscreen manufacturer TPK Holding
Co., Ltd. in the reporting period. The reduction of this share from 16.1 percent
to 7.6 percent resulted in sales proceeds of 238 million euros. 

Consolidated sales amounted to 12.2 million euros in the first quarter (Q1 2011:
13.5 million euros; -9.4 percent). The main reasons for this drop were delayed
order call-offs in both the Medical and Electronic Products segment. The
restructuring measures in the Electronic Products segment, which were started at
the beginning of the year, are right on schedule. 

The operating Group earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) came to -3.1
million euros in the first quarter compared to -1.0 million euros in the
previous year's quarter on account of lower sales as well as additional costs,
mainly for the processing of orders in the Electronic Products segment. 

The Board of Directors confirms its previous outlook for calendar year 2012,
which is to be regarded as a year of change within the scope of the
reorientation of the operating business. It expects consolidated sales to be
roughly on par with the previous year and EBIT to again come to a negative
one-digit million figure. Thanks to the proceeds from the sale of the TPK
shares, a considerable consolidated profit after taxes is expected. The aim
remains to sell the remaining shares in TPK Holding for an optimised price
during the course of the current year.



Company profile of Balda AG 
The Balda Group develops and produces complete plastic assemblies, electronic
products and products for the medical technology industry. Balda's customers are
leading companies in the pharmaceutical, medical technology, consumer
electronics electronic communications and mobile phone markets. The Group is
internationally positioned with production sites in Germany and Malaysia. A
subsidiary in the USA operates in product design and development. Within the
scope of its shareholding in a leading touchscreen manufacturer in China, Balda
is participating in the dynamic development of the touchscreen displays market.

This ad-hoc announcement contains forward-looking statements, which are based on
the current expectations of Balda's management. They therefore contain a range
of risks and uncertainties because they relate to future events and depend on
circumstances that will occur in the future, such as, for example, developments
in the mobile communications industry, changes in technology and the ability to
timely and successfully develop new products and various other factors. Balda
will neither revise these forward-looking statements nor correct them in the
event of any unexpected development, unless there is a legal obligation to do
so.

This ad-hoc announcement represents neither an offer to buy shares nor an
invitation to submit an offer to buy shares in the United States or any other
country. The shares in Balda AG (the "shares") may not be offered or sold in the
United States or to or for the account of U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation
S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, in its current version (the "Securities
Act")), unless they are registered or are exempt from registration under the
Securities Act. The shares have not been and will not be registered under the
Securities Act.


Further inquiry note:
Frank Elsner 
Frank Elsner Kommunikation für Unternehmen GmbH
Tel.: +49 - 54 04 - 91 92 0
Fax: +49 - 54 04 - 91 92 29
Mail: office@elsner-kommunikation.de

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issuer:      Balda AG
             Bergkirchener Str.  228 
             D-32549 Bad Oeynhausen
phone:       +49 (0) 5734 9 22-0
FAX:         +49 (0) 5734  922-2747
mail:     info@balda.de
WWW:      http://www.balda.de
sector:      Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:        DE0005215107
indexes:     CDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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