IBS AG excellence, collaboration, manufacturing

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IBS AG announces preliminary figures for first half of 2011

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Hoehr-Grenzhausen (euro adhoc) - IBS AG excellence, collaboration,
manufacturing: IBS AG announces preliminary figures for first half of 2011

- Turnover for first half of 2011 reaches 11,754K EUR, increasing by
approximately 21 per cent from the previous year's volume of 9,714K EUR 
- Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rise to 972K EUR (previous year:
958K EUR)
- Increase in the volume of orders on hand of 27.2 per cent to 13,527K EUR
- Operative cash flow rises to 1,455K EUR
- 2011 forecast reaffirmed: double-figure percentage anticipated for growth in
turnover

Hoehr-Grenzhausen, 4th August 2011: IBS AG, listed in the Prime Standard of the
Frankfurt stock exchange (ISIN DE0006228406), achieved a turnover 11,754K EUR
during the first half of 2011. Compared to the volume of 9,714K EUR generated
during the same period of the previous year, this corresponds to an increase of
2,040K EUR or 21 per cent.

Turnover generated in Germany and other EU countries amounted to 7,284K EUR
during the first half of 2011 (previous year: 6,669K EUR), thus rising by 615K
EUR or 9.2 per cent. There was a 46.8 per cent improvement in turnover from
non-EU countries, boosted in particular by the volumes generated in North and
South America and also in Asia, bringing the total volume of non-EU turnover up
to 4,470K EUR (previous year: 3,045K EUR). 

The IBS Group generated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) to the sum of
972K EUR during the first half of 2011 (previous year: 958K EUR), corresponding
to an increase of 14K EUR or 1.5 per cent. This includes expenditure to the sum
of approximately 200K EUR for the development of the Company's China-based
business. The EBIT margin, which corresponded to 8.3 per cent during the period
under review, corresponded to 9.86 per cent during same period of the previous
year. Earnings before taxes, which amounted to 935K EUR, were comparable with
those of the previous year (938K EUR). 

At the end of the first six months of the current financial year the IBS Group
had generated an overall net profit for the period of 913K EUR. This compares to
948K EUR generated during the same period of the previous year. Undiluted
earnings per share (EPS) amounted to 14 Euro cents (0.14 EUR) during the period
under review, reaching the level same as that of the same period of the previous
year. 

Operative cash flow rose by 51.9 per cent to 1,455K EUR during the first half of
2011, compared to 958K EUR during the first half of 2010. 

There was once again a positive development in the volume of orders on hand,
which amounted to 13,527K EUR as at 30th June 2011. This corresponds to an
increase of 27.2 per cent compared to the previous year's value of 10,632K EUR. 

Liquid funds amounted to 6,144K EUR as at 30th June 2011 (30th June 2010: 5,860K
EUR). Shareholders' equity further increased to 15,709K EUR (30th June 2010:
14,800K EUR). The shareholders' equity ratio for the Group was 63 per cent as at
30th June 2011. Liquid funds and the large volume of shareholder's equity enable
the IBS Group to continue carrying out its investment activities independently
of banks.

Outlook 2011 
The IBS Corporate Group successfully maintained its strategic alignment with the
development of its technological leadership in solutions for integrated quality,
production and compliance management during in the period under review. In
particular, the Company recognises great future potentials in the new business
sector "energy management" and in the development of its international presence.
The newly-founded subsidiary IBS Industrial Business Software (Shanghai) Ltd.
will further boost the Company's development of the Chinese market. 
The IBS AG Board of Management has reaffirmed its forecast, anticipating a
double-figure percentage in turnover growth for the 2011 financial year.

The full interim report for the first six months of 2011 will be announced on
10th August 2011 and will be available for download from www.ibs.ag.de in German
and English language from this time.

About IBS AG:

IBS AG is a leading supplier of cross-company standard software systems and
consulting services for industrial quality, production, traceability and
compliance management. In keeping with the corporate philosophy "The
Productivity Advantage", IBS AG's Best Practice solutions contribute to a
sustainable boost in corporate productivity. IBS customers receive the support
of a team of experienced consultants and specialists throughout each phase of
the project and beyond. IBS AG, founded in 1982, today employs over 200
personnel in Europe, China and the USA. 

The Company is listed in the Prime Standard of the German Stock Exchange in
Frankfurt/Main (ISIN DE0006228406) and is also member of the GEX-German
Entrepreneurial Index. 

IBS AG software installations amount to over 4,000 worldwide and can be found at
companies such as Audi, Beam Global, BMW, BorgWarner, BOSCH, Caterpillar,
Daimler, Electronic Networks, FCI Automotive, Goodyear, Kimberly Clark, KEIPER,
Liebherr, Magna Automotive, Kautex Textron, Parker Hannifin, Procter & Gamble,
Rock Tenn, Porsche, Siemens, SMA Solar Technology, ThyssenKrupp and W.L. Gore.

Contact:

Investor Relations IBS AG
c/o MLC Finance GmbH
Mussener Weg 7
95213 Muenchberg
Germany

Susan Hoffmeister
Tel.: + 49 89 898 272 27
Fax: + 49 89 895 206 22
E-mail: investorrelations@ibs-ag.de


Further inquiry note:
Susan Hoffmeister
Tel.: + 49 89 898 272 27
Fax: + 49 89 895 206 22
E-mail: investorrelations@ibs-ag.de

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company:     IBS AG excellence, collaboration, manufacturing
             Rathausstrasse 56
             D-56203 Hoehr-Grenzhausen
phone:       +49(0)2624 9180-424
FAX:         +49(0)2624 9180-966
mail:     investorrelations@ibs-ag.de
WWW:      http://www.ibs-ag.de
sector:      Software
ISIN:        DE0006228406
indexes:     CDAX
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München 
language:   English
 



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