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IBS AG Announces Preliminary Figures for Third Quarter of 2011

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Hoehr-Grenzhausen (euro adhoc) - IBS AG excellence, collaboration,
manufacturing: IBS AG Announces Preliminary Figures for Third Quarter of 2011

Q3 at a glance

* Turnover: 6,572K EUR (+ 29%)
* EBIT: 579K EUR (+ 15%)
* Volume of orders on hand: 13,846K EUR (+ 5%)
* Outlook for the year: Reaffirmed

Hoehr-Grenzhausen, 3rd November 2011: IBS AG, listed in the Prime Standard of
the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0006228406), once again succeeded in
accelerating its growth rate during the third quarter of 2011, according to its
preliminary figures. 

A Stable Growth in Turnover and a Good Volume of Orders on Hand
According to preliminary calculations, the IBS Group generated sales revenue to
the sum of 6,572K EUR during the third quarter of 2011 (Q3 2010: 5,078K EUR).
This corresponded to an increase of 29.4 per cent. During the first nine months
of the current financial year 2011, the Company achieved an increase in overall
turnover of 23.9 per cent, to 18,326K EUR (previous year: 14,792K EUR). There
was a positive development in the volume of orders on hand during the period
under review, which is estimated at around 13,845K EUR as at 30th September
2011. This corresponds to 4.6 per cent growth, compared to the previous year's
volume of 13,243K EUR.  

Increase in EBIT, Despite Internationalisation, Personnel and Technology
Investments Preliminary calculations show that third quarter earnings before
interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to 579K EUR (Q3 2010: 502K EUR) and thus
reflected an improvement of 15.3 per cent. The difference between EBIT growth
and the growth in turnover was due to one-off development costs, increased
advertising costs, modernisation costs and the qualification of personnel. 

Development costs to the sum of approximately 400K EUR were also accrued for the
expansion of business in China. Furthermore, IBS AG also made investments in
modernisations such as the future-oriented development of its "Location
Identification System" (LIS). Personnel costs rose during the first nine months
of 2011 to 9,191K EUR (same period of the previous year: 8,733K EUR). As at 30th
September 2011 the IBS Group employed 209 personnel worldwide (previous year:
187 employees).

EBIT rose to 1,552K EUR during the period from January to September 2011 (same
period of the previous year: 1,461K EUR).  

Sound Liquid Funds Ensure Stable Financial Position
The preliminary Group surplus for the third quarter amounted to 556K EUR, which
represented a 12.1 per cent increase from the same quarter of the previous year
(Q3 2010: 496K EUR). The IBS Group generated an overall period surplus of 1,468K
EUR during the first nine months of the current financial year, which compared
to 1,444K EUR during the same period of the previous year. Undiluted earnings
per share (EPS) equated to 22 Euro cents during the period under review and thus
reached the same level as that of same period of the previous year. 

Operative cash flow rose by 1.9 per cent to 1,777K EUR during the first nine
months of 2011 (previous year: 1,735K EUR). Liquid funds amounted to 6,012K EUR
as at 30th September 2011 (30th September 2010: 6,496K EUR). Shareholders'
equity rose to 16,286K EUR at the end of the period under review (30th September
2010: 15,135K EUR). The shareholders' equity ratio for the Group equated to
approximately 63 per cent at the end of the third quarter 2011. Liquid funds and
the high volume of shareholder equity continue to secure the IBS Group a stable
financial position. 
   
Outlook 2011 
The pipeline of the IBS corporate group remains well-stocked. Industrial
companies are investing increasingly in IT solutions, with investments largely
focusing on innovative solutions for increasing productivity. Whereas the main
emphasis was previously placed on classical process and quality optimizations,
sociopolitical and economic considerations are now shifting the public and
corporate focus increasingly towards sustainability, resource efficiency and
energy-saving potentials - themes also covered and offered by IBS AG. 
 
The Company sees further growth potential in its subsidiary IBS Industrial
Business Software (Shanghai), Ltd., founded during the 2011 financial year. The
subsidiary is aimed at achieving a consistent development of the Chinese market.
In this context, the first Chinese automotive manufacturers have started to show
an interest in the IBS Automotive Software, which has established itself as an
international standard. Numerous OEMs, including a number of premium vehicle
manufacturers, already put their faith in IBS' software solutions.

The IBS AG corporate management has reaffirmed its prognosis for the 2011
financial year anticipating a double-figure percentage growth in turnover.

The Company's Third Quarter 2011 Report will be published on 9th November 2011
and will be available for download in German and English language from
www.ibs-ag.de 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 solutions amount to over 4,000 installations worldwide and can
be found at companies such as Audi, Beam Global, BMW, BorgWarner, BOSCH,
Caterpillar, Daimler, Electronic Networks, FCI Automotive, Kimberly Clark,
KEIPER, Liebherr, Magna Automotive, KautexTextron, Parker Hannifin, Procter &
Gamble, Rock Tenn, Porsche, Siemens, SMA Solar Technology, ThyssenKrupp and W.L.
Gore.


Further inquiry note:
Contact

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

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

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ISIN:        DE0006228406
indexes:     CDAX
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, München 
language:   English
 



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