SoftM Software und Beratung AG

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quarterly or semiannual financial statement
SoftM group First Quarter Report - March 31, 2006

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Positive Trend continues: - Revenues increase to 17.8 Million Euro (previous year 16,6) - Software Revenues amount to 4.2 Million Euro (previous year 3,5) - EBITDA rises to 0.4 Million Euro (previous year 0,1) - EBT improves to ?0,7 Million Euro (previous year ?0,9)

The SoftM Software und Beratung AG (ISIN DE0007249104), Munich was able to noticeably increase both revenues and result compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Total revenues amounted to 17.8 million Euro (previous year 16.6), an increase of 1.2 million Euro or 7 % compared to the same quarter last year. In spite of the considerable one-time marketing outlays related to the announcement of the new ERP software Greenax the EBITDA rose by 0.3 million Euro to 0.4 million Euro (previous year ?0.9) and the EBT increased by 0.2 million Euro to -0.7 Euro (previous year ?0.9). In comparison to the same quarter of the previous year, the consolidated group was expanded by the takeover of the Solitas Informatik AG.

The standard software sector came to 4.2 million Euro (previous year 3.5) a clear increase of 20% compared to the previous year. The Solitas Informatik AG, which was taken over in the Summer of 2005, played a significant role in the attainment of the high quarterly revenues in this unit. Consulting revenues came to 5.2 million Euro in the first three months of the business year thereby almost reaching the previous year's level (previous year 5.4) The business unit system integration rose in the first quarter by 9% to  8.4 million Euro (previous year 7.7).

The operating result before taxes, interest and depreciations (EBITDA) was  0.4 million Euro, which exceeded the result by 0.3 million of the previous year (previous year 0.1). The result of normal business activities EBT improved in the first quarter to ?0.7 million Euro (previous year ?0.9). The quarterly surplus came to ?0.4 million Euro (previous year ?0.6). Result per share amounted to ?0.09 (previous year ?0.12). SoftM showed an operating cash flow from normal business activities in the first quarter of 6.4 million Euro (previous year. 11.9).

The Board continues to assume that the orders situation for 2006 will improve slightly and is predicting planned revenues of 82 million Euro. Due to the costs associated with the introduction of the new Greenax product which cannot be compensated for by corresponding revenues in 2006, it is expected that results before taxes (EBT) will be at approximately the same level as in the previous year (2,1 million Euro).

The quarterly report may be downloaded at

additional information: Friedrich Koopmann, Investor Relations, SoftM AG, Messerschmittstr. 4, 80992 München Tel.: +49 (0) 89 14329-1199; mobile: 0175 / 2915 666; Fax: +49 (0) 89 14329-1113; e-Mail:

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Information und explanation of the issuer pertaining to this ad-hoc statement  SoftM Software und Beratung AG is a leading supplier of complete IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. SoftM is active in three business fields: the field of standard software includes development and sales of integrated commercial standard software for small and medium-sized industrial and trading companies; the consultancy field includes consultancy and services for implementation of SoftM software products and additional solutions; the portfolio which is offered in the system integration field includes products and services around the IT infrastructure. SoftM was founded in 1973. Today, with 470 employees at 20 sites in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Poland and the Czech Republic, it looks after 4,200 customers.

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Friedrich Koopmann
Investor Relations
+49 (0)89 14329 1199
+49 (0)89 175 2915 666

Branche: Software
ISIN:      DE0007249104
WKN:        724910
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
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