P&I Personal & Informatik AG

P&I on target with growth in sales and results

• Ambitious targets achieved in fiscal 2006/2007 • Repeat proposal for a dividend distribution

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Wiesbaden (euro adhoc) - In fiscal 2006/2007 (April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007) the P&I group achieved earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of 12.3 million euros (previous year: 9.8 million euros), boosting the EBIT margin from 19.6 percent in the previous year to the present 22.5 percent. Total sales rose to 54.5 million euros. For the German Association of Financial Analysts and Investment Consultants /Schmalenbach Society, DVFA/SG) earnings after tax (EAT), the P&I group can announce an improvement in its result, rising from 7.4 million euros to 8.8 million euros. Earnings per share rose from 96 cents (2005/2006) to 1.14 euros in the year under review. The P&I Group employed an average of 275 personnel (FTE).

P&I AG will again propose a dividend distribution to the Annual General Meeting for the first time. A dividend of 1.00 euro per share is foreseen, representing approximately 96percent of the 2006/2007 annual profit for P&I AG of 8,037,000 euros.

P&I increased sales significantly in fiscal 2006/2007. With a 9.1 percent increase in sales, reaching a level of 54.5 million euros, the P&I group has achieved the goal it set itself.

The rise in sales is the result of across-the-board growth in all sales categories. Above-average growth rates were generated by the P&I Group in Consulting, where sales grew by 11 percent year on year from 16.1 million euros to 18.0 million euros. After 13.3 million euros in the previous year at a growth rate of 9.2 percent, the P&I Group again raised Licensing sales by 8.5 percent or 1.1 million euros to 14.4 million euros in the fiscal year just ended. Although a number medium and smaller-sized projects have also been realised in the current fiscal year, a double-digit growth rate can only be achieved through the undertaking of major projects, as in the fiscal year ended. The demand for HCM (Human Capital Management) products has risen considerably, and the need for systems for time management and personnel deployment has also grown. P&I's web-based solutions are proving winners with many of our new customers.

P&I realised 43.1 million euros or 78.2 percent of its sales domestically, with international sales reaching 11.4 million euros. Sales figures for the P&I Group improved both in the German market, where it maintains a strong presence (up 1.5 million euros) and internationally (up 3.1 million euros). However, in percentage terms, the growth in foreign sales was considerably greater.

Once again, the profitability of our international business rose in this fiscal year, with 31 percent of the operating result being generated by the P&I Group's foreign business. Our Dutch subsidiary had made up its initial losses by fiscal year end.

For fiscal 2007/2008, the Board of Directors expects an increase in sales through organic growth of between 5 percent and 8 percent. We are orienting our growth towards increasing Licensing business, expanding international business activities and operating in close partnership with leading BPO providers. This should establish the EBIT margin at above the 20 percent level.

"With our excellent and comprehensive product portfolio, a transparent, well-focused corporate strategy, professionalism and affordable price structures we have no doubt that we can continue to build on our sturdy market position in the coming years, "says CEO Vasilios Triadis. "We are looking with confidence at the future."

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Further inquiry note:
Andreas Granderath
Telefon: +49(0)611 7147 267
E-Mail: agranderath@pi-ag.com

Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE0006913403
WKN:        691340
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