Advanced Medien AG

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Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
Advanced Medien AG reports results for the third quarter of 2002 (E)

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In the first nine months of fiscal year 2002, Advanced Medien AG (Securities Identification Number 509300) recorded revenues of EUR 16.2 million. This compares to revenues of EUR 12.5 million for the same period last year. These revenues are essentially due to the consolidated revenues of the subsidiary U.F.O. Unified Film Organization L.L.C., which accounts for approximately 92% of all revenues (previous year: 61 %). The remaining 8% (previous year: 39%) primarily result from the worldwide marketing of the company's rights to "Heartbreaker", a film production that was successfully marketed in Germany in the previous year. This results in an EBITDA of EUR 13.0 million for the first nine months of 2002 as compared to an EBITDA of EUR 1.2 million for the same period last year. Due to higher film amortization at U.F.O., the amortization of film assets increased from EUR 10.2 million in the first nine months of 2001 to EUR 14.9 million. As a result, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) according to IAS for the first nine months were negative at minus EUR 2.5 million (previous year: minus EUR 9.5 million). The net loss for the period from January 1 to September 30, 2002, was reduced to EUR 4.0 million, up from a loss of EUR 10.3 million. As of September 30, 2002, the undiluted loss per share thus was EUR 0.22 as compared to a loss per share of EUR 0.60 for the same period last year. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) according to IAS in the third quarter alone were EUR 4.7 million (previous year: EUR 1.5 million). After deducting amortizations of EUR 4.6 million, this translates to an EBIT of EUR 0.1 million for the third quarter, following an EBIT of minus EUR 1.6 million in the previous year. The net loss for the third quarter of 2002 amounted to EUR 0.7 million, compared to a net loss of EUR 1.8 million for the same period last year. The liabilities to banks owed by the group were reduced to EUR 20.4 million in 2001 (same period last year: EUR 29.6 million). Trade accounts payable were reduced from EUR 5.9 million in 2001 to EUR 3.9 million in 2002. The company expects group revenues of approximately EUR 20 million for the entire fiscal year (previous year: EUR 19.5 million). The result before extraordinary valuation measures is expected to come in at approximately minus EUR 5 million (previous year: minus EUR 17.5 million). The detailed nine-month report will be available for download at at the end of November.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 11.11.2002

Further inquiry note: Susanne Rehm, Advanced Medien AG Tel. 089 6138050 email:

Branche: Media
ISIN:      DE0005093009
WKN:        509300
Index:    Nemax All Share
Börsen:  Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Bremer Wertpapierbörse (BWB) / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / Neuer Markt

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