LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

euro adhoc: LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
LPKF results strengthened further

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The Group achieved the following results in the first six months:

                              2005 (6 mon.) 2004 (6 mon.) Change
Turnover K EUR                15,787            11,159          + 41.5%
Profit K EUR                    1,435                 -46
Net margin                         9.1%              -0.4%
EBIT K EUR                        2,762                 219        + 1,161.2%
EBIT margin                      17.5%                2.0%
EPS EUR                              0.13                0.00
Cash and cash
equivalents K EUR            6,987              6,262            + 11.6%
Capital ratio                  69.4%              72.7%
Orders in hand of
AG as at 30.6. K EUR        3,667              2,452            + 49.6%
Current orders AG
on 11.8. K EUR                 4,076              3,168            + 28.7%
Orders received by
AG on 31.3. K EUR          12,600            10,170            + 23.9%

Notes on the half year results:

In the first 6 months of the 2005 financial year, LPKF achieved an increase in turnover by 41.5%, thereby exceeding its own targets for growth for the second quarter. The rise in costs was disproportionately low compared to growth in turnover, enabling the EBIT margin to rise considerably from 2.0% to 17.5%. The booming business in Asia with Cutting and Drilling Laser Systems is again the platform for the successful development in LPKF's business. The successful marketing of high end StencilLaser systems is particularly interesting. In addition, growth was also boosted by the inspection systems developed by the subsidiary LPKF Motion & Control GmbH. The previously loss-making Laser Plastic Welding segment generated a profit for the first time, and met its targets earlier than planned. The investment in this business sector is now beginning to pay off. The performance of the Rapid PCB Prototyping segment was slowed down in the first months of the financial year by a delay in delivery of a new Protomat model, but is now catching up on the shortfall with a rising sales.

Outlook 2005: A continuation of the strong growth is indicated by the excellent performance of the group in the first half of 2005, the substantial number of orders in hand and the renewed increase in orders received by LPKF AG. The Board of Managing Directors is optimistic to reach the targeted turnover of EUR 30 million by the end of the year and expects the EBIT margin to be around 14 %.

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG shares are quoted in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN 0006450000).

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Further inquiry note:
Bettina Schäfer
Tel.: +49 (0)5131 7095 382

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      DE0006450000
WKN:        645000
Index:    Prime Standard, CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade

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