LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

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LPKF boosts sales by 14%

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22.03.2007

LPKF boosts sales by 14%

The Group generated the following performance in the 2006 financial year:

2006        2005        Change

Turnover TEUR            39,780    34,871    +14.1%
Profit TEUR                3,973      3,021      +31.5%
Net margin                 10.0%      8.7%
EBIT TEUR                  6,350      5,980      +6.2%
EBIT margin                16.0%      17.2%
EPS EUR                      0.37        0.28        +32.1%
Cash and cash
equivalents TEUR        5,156      8,564      -39.8%
Capital ratio            71.8%      74.0%
Orders in hand of
group 31.12. TEUR      6,100      7,294      -16.4%
Orders received by
group 31.12. TEUR      38,419    39,211    -2.0%

Notes on the 2006 performance: In the 2006 financial year, the LPKF Group generated record sales of EUR 39.8 million, and the best profit figures in the company’s 30-year history with nearly EUR 4.0 million. The company boosted its sales by 14.1% and drove up its net result by 31.5% year-on-year.

The growth in the 2006 financial year was again mainly driven by LaserSystems. Thanks to the dynamic development of the 3D-MID, PCB Processing and Laser Plastic-welding segments, LaserSystem sales rose by 29.9%. The Rapid PCB Prototyping segment boasted growth of 20.8%. The development in sales of Inspection Systems was weak by comparison, earnings fell from EUR 4.4 million to EUR 2.2 million.

The exceedingly strong fourth quarter in 2006 featured a rise in sales of 27.4 % year-on-year to EUR 12.4 million, with a rise in earnings from LaserSystem sales of 60.2% to EUR 7.1 million. The EBIT yield rose to 17.3% in the last quarter of 2006.

Outlook The Board of Managing Directors and the Supervisory Board shall propose a resolution at the annual general meeting on 24 May to pay a dividend of 12 Cent per share (up from 10 Cent per share the previous year).

The LPKF Group forecasts another moderate rise in sales to EUR 45 million during the ongoing financial year. The additional earnings, particularly from the new Solar Technology segment will not have a major impact on sales until the 2008 financial year. The Board of Managing Directors sees good opportunities here for very positive business, and therefore intends to establish a new solar-laser company together with its partner LPKF Motion & Control, Thueringen/Germany. Significant investments will be made here in 2007 in development work and setting up extra production capacity. Production service centres are also to be set up in the USA and Asia to support distribution activities in 3D-MID and Laser Plastic-Welding. The aim is to open up more markets and to internationalise the new technologies.

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
b.schaefer@lpkf.de

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      DE0006450000
WKN:        645000
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
              standard
              Börse Berlin-Bremen / 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



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