IBS AG excellence, collaboration, manufacturing

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Strong first quarter 2011 with a significant increase in turnover, earnings and the volume of orders on hand

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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet/Preliminary figures of the first quarter 2011

Hoehr-Grenzhausen (euro adhoc) - • Quarterly turnover for Corporate Group increases 28% to 5,428K EUR

•       EBIT increases 40% to 331K EUR
•       The volume of orders on hand increases 26% to 14,077K EUR
•       Volume of liquid funds increases 16% to 7,042K EUR
•       Dividend proposal increases to 0.15 EUR per Share 

Hoehr-Grenzhausen, 6th May 2011: IBS Group turnover increased by 28% to 5,428K EUR Q1 2011: 4,229K EUR) during the first quarter of 2011.

Turnover in Germany and the other EU countries amounted to 3,228K EUR (Q1 2010: 3,180K EUR) during the first quarter of 2011, which corresponded to a slight increase of approximately 2 per cent. There was also an increase in turnover in non-EU regions, particularly in North and South America and in Asia, to 2,200K EUR (Q1 2010: 1,048K EUR), where turnover more than doubled.

IBS Group earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) improved by 40 per cent to 331K EUR, reaching an EBIT margin of approximately 6.1 per cent. The EBIT margin for the same period of the previous year corresponded to 5.6 per cent. Seasonal effects within the financial year generally result in the weakest EBIT margin being achieved during the first quarter and the strongest during the fourth quarter. The Group surplus for the period amounted to 307K EUR, which represented a 61 per cent increase from the same quarter of the previous year (Q1 2010: 191K EUR).

The development of the volume of orders on hand from project and maintenance orders was very pleasing. This rose to 14,077K EUR during the first quarter of 2011, which corresponded to a 26 per cent increase from the first quarter of the previous year (Q1 2010: 11,188K EUR).

Liquid funds amounted to 7,042K EUR at the end of the last quarter (Q1 2010: 6,071K EUR), enabling the Company to maintain its comfortable investment position of operating independently of banks.

During the first quarter, IBS AG invested in the further expansion of its technological leadership in integrated quality and production management solutions. IBS also made further investments in the development of the Chinese market and the expansion of its software solutions to include an energy management function, aimed at the optimisation of energy consumption in the production process.

The Company´s shareholders shall once again profit from the positive balance sheet total. A dividend payout of 0.10 EUR has been continually granted for each dividend-eligible Share since the 2007 financial year. For the 2010 financial year the IBS AG Board of Management shall be proposing a dividend payout of 0.15 EUR per dividend-eligible share to the Annual General Meeting.

IBS Group shareholders´ equity amounted to 16,095K EUR as at 31st March 2011, compared with 14,826K EUR as at 31st March 2010. The IBS AG shareholders´ equity ratio corresponded to 63 per cent.

The Company´s quarterly report for the first quarter of 2011 will be published on 11th May 2011 and will be available for download from www.ibs-ag.de from this time.

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Contact:

Nina Yvonne Slegers
Telefon: +49(0)2624 9180-424
E-Mail: nina.slegers@ibs-ag.de

Branche: Software
ISIN: DE0006228406
WKN: 622840
Index: CDAX
Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
Berlin / free trade
Hamburg / free trade
Stuttgart / free trade
Düsseldorf / free trade
München / free trade



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