Mühlbauer Holding AG

euro adhoc: Mühlbauer Holding AG & Co.KGaA
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
Increase in results by more than 50% - with a high level of order backlog into the second quarter (E)

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Roding, April 28, 2004: With an order income at 35.8 mill. EUR and an order backlog at 42.0 mill. EUR the Prime Standard-listed Mühlbauer Holding AG & Co. KGaA, a worldwide active supplier of innovative solutions for security industries, looks forward to a positive second quarter. As expected sales could not benefit yet from the positive order situation and reached 21.1 mill. EUR (22.8) in the first quarter 2004, while the EBIT shows a substantial increase of 54.3% at 1.9 mill. EUR (1.3). The EBT increased - due to positive interest income - by 58.7% to 2.1 mill. EUR (1.3). Return on sales reached 9.9% (5.7%) in the first quarter. This almost comes up to the double-digit return on sales of the business year 2003 (10.0%) Net earnings amount to 1.4 mill. EUR (0.9). In the period under report EPS enlarged  by 50.0% to 0.09 EUR (0.06 EUR). With a free cash flow of +6.6 mill. EUR (-0,5) in the first quarter the company continues its successful working-capital-management .

Compared with the previous year (23.3) order income increased by 53.9% to 35.8 mill. EUR. Smart Identification core business had the major percentages of 43.7% at 15.6 mill. EUR (10.6). The order income of the Semiconductor Related Products sector could be more than doubled to 14.2 mill. EUR (6.7).  With 1.0 mill. EUR Traceability is below the order income of the previous year (1.3), while Precision Parts and Systems could increase the order income by 7.0% to 5.0 mill. EUR (4.6). Order backlog as of March 31, 2004 totalled 42.0 mill. EUR (29.7).

The complete quarterly report Q1/2004 is available at http://www.muehlbauer.de.

Contact and further information: Investor Relations, Tel.: +49 (0) 9461-952-653, Fax: +49 (0) 9461-952-8520, investor-relations@muehlbauer.de, Muehlbauer Holding AG & Co. KGaA, Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 3, D-93426 Roding, www.muehlbauer.de.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 28.04.2004

Further inquiry note: Christine Meier Tel.: +49 (0)9461 952 653 E-Mail: christine.meier@muehlbauer.de

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      DE0006627201
WKN:        662720
Index:    CDAX, Nemax 50, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
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              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
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              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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