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09.05.2005 – 08:28

OnVista AG

euro adhoc: OnVista AG
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements / OnVista AG in the first quarter 2005 above plan: Group sales + 29% / Both operating segments with positive performance
Annual projection reaffirmed

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OnVista AG (DE0005461602) has made a successful start in the financial year 2005 and ended the first quarter above plan.

According to the figures presented today, group sales totalled Euro 2.00 million in the first quarter of 2005. This represents an increase of 29% compared to the same quarter last year (Q1/04: Euro 1.56 mill.). Group sales were generated entirely in the Media business segment.

The group performance was distinctly positive, to which both operating segments contributed. The pre-tax group result amounted to Euro 0.30 million (Q1/04: Euro 0.33 mill.; -8.5%). This translates into a pre-tax yield of 15%. After tax, the group net income totalled Euro 0.21 million (Q1/04: Euro 0.20 mill.). This corresponds to a rise of 3.3%. The earnings per share stood at Euro 0.03 (Q1/04: Euro 0.03).

Not taking into consideration the investment result through the stake in IS.Teledata AG (= Technologies segment result) and the interest income (Euro 0.21 mill.), the performance was slightly negative. EBIT totaled '000 Euro -30 (Q1/04: '000 Euro 62). EBITDA was positive, amounting to '000 Euro 81 (Q1/04: Euro 0.16 mill.; -50%).

In the Media segment (internet activities), the OnVista Group generated a profit despite the scheduled increase in costs resulting from investments in the healthcare portal and the performance marketing business. At Euro 0.18 million, the segment result was lower than the comparative value in the previous year (Q1/04: Euro 0.43 mill.; -58%), as planned. In the Technologies segment (36% investment in IS.Teledata AG; internet based financial market information systems for financial service providers), the company was able to more than treble the segment result, which totaled Euro 0.13 million (Q1/04: '000 Euro 38; +229%).

As at 31 March 2005, the cash and cash equivalents of the OnVista Group amounted to Euro 22.15 million (31.12.2004: Euro 22.61 mill.). The cash value per share stood at Euro 3.31 (31.12.2004: Euro 3.38).

As a result of the encouraging business trend in the first quarter of 2005, the Executive Board of OnVista AG reaffirmed its annual projections. For the financial year 2005, OnVista AG envisages group sales in excess of Euro 8 million. This would correspond to an increase of around 15% compared to 2004. The rise in the group pre-tax result is to be even more distinct, namely around 50% (2004: Euro 0.92 mill.). Both operating segments - Media and Technologies - are to make a substantial positive contribution to the group performance.

Consolidated financial statements under IFRS; detailed press release in German language:, section 'Presse'; full three months report soon under:, section 'Investor Relations':

Contact: Anja Seipp, Tel. +49 2203/9146-306, Email

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 09.05.2005 07:52:16

Further inquiry note: Anja Seipp Head of Public and Investor Relations Tel. +49(0)2203 9146 306 E-Mail:

Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE0005461602
WKN:        546160
Index:    Prime Standard, CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
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