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18.02.2013 – 13:50

Basler Vision Technologies AG

EANS-Adhoc: Basler AG
Preliminary business figures for 2012: Basler still heading for success

  ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro
  adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely
  responsible for the content of this announcement.
annual result/Preliminary business figures for 2012 

- Sales EUR 55.9 million (2011: EUR 55.1 million, +1%)
- Incoming orders EUR 60.6 million (2011: EUR 53.1 million, +14%)
- Earnings before taxes EUR 5.6 million (2011: EUR 5.6 million)
- Free cashflow EUR 6.3 million (2011: EUR 6.9 million, -9%)
- Transformation to camera manufacturer concluded

Ahrensburg, February 18, 2013 - BASLER AG, one of the leading global
manufacturers of cameras for industry and video surveillance applications, is
releasing preliminary figures for fiscal year 2012. 

The group's sales increased in fiscal year 2012 by 1% to EUR 55.9 million
(previous year: EUR 55.1 million). Incoming orders increased by 14 % to EUR 60.6
million (previous year: EUR 53.1 million). The gross profit margin amounted to
48.1% (previous year: 44.3%). The earnings before taxes amounted to EUR 5.6
million (previous year: EUR 5.6 million) and reached the level of the previous
year as well as the pre-tax return of 10.0% (previous year: 10.2%). With these
results the company's forecast communicated to the capital market has been
achieved at the upper end. 

The cash flow from operational activity amounted to EUR 12.6 million (previous
year: EUR 13.7 million -8%). The free cash flow calculated as the sum of cash
flows from operational activity and investment reached a value of EUR 6.3
million (previous year: EUR 6.9 million, -9%). 

In 2012, Basler AG achieved again one of its best results in the company's
history. The focusing on the camera business agreed upon 4 years ago was
concluded at the end of the reporting period so that the company starts as a
pure camera manufacturer into the fiscal year 2013.

These provisional figures are awaiting attestation by the auditors and approval
by the supervisory board. The definitive figures for fiscal year 2012, the
annual report for 2012, and the forecast for fiscal year 2013 will be presented
on March 28, 2013. 


Basler is a leading developer and manufacturer of high grade digital cameras for
applications in industry, video surveillance, medicine, and traffic. Product
development is driven by industry requirements. The cameras provide easy
integration, compact sizes, and an outstanding price/performance ratio. Basler
has more than 25 years of experience in image processing and has been developing
and producing high grade digital cameras for 15 years. The company employs
approximately 300 employees in its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany, and in
the subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore, Taiwan, and Korea.

Further inquiry note:
Verena Fehling
Investor Relations
Telefon: +49(0)4102 463-101

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

issuer:      Basler AG
             An der Strusbek 60-62
             D-22926 Ahrensburg
phone:       +49 (0) 4102 463 0
FAX:         +49 (0) 4102 463 108
sector:      Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:        DE0005102008
indexes:     CDAX
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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