feratel media technologies AG

euro adhoc: feratel media technologies AG
Quarterly or Semiannual Financial Statements
Continued improvements to results in the first three quarters of 2004/05

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"In the first nine months of financial 2004/05, developments at feratel were positive in line with expectations. In particular, we are pleased to report further progress with regard to targeted improvements to key earnings ratios," says Markus Schröcksnadel, CEO at feratel media technologies AG.

"At EUR 10.9 million in the first nine months of financial 2004/05, consolidated sales were stable in the period-to-period comparison (EUR 11.2 million). Operating revenues improved significantly to EUR 12.4 million in the first nine months of 2004/05 after EUR 11.7 million for the same period of the previous year. Consolidated EBITDA was also up in the period-to-period comparison, from TEUR 812.7 to EUR 1.2 million, while consolidated EBIT improved from minus TEUR 526.5 in the previous year to minus TEUR 47.1 in the first nine months of 2004/05. EBT came to TEUR 71.4 after TEUR 116.7 (including shares held by third parties) in the previous year. The result for the period amounted to TEUR 3.1 compared with minus TEUR 117.8 for the same period of the previous year. Healthy developments are also reported for operative cashflow, which stood at EUR 2.4 million (after EUR 1.8 million)," the CEO continues.

Highlights of the first nine months In the field of Telecommunications, feratel has been able to enter the Benelux market on a sustainable basis in the last few months and now has eight camera locations in the Netherlands and three in Belgium. In the period under report The Hague became the location for the 300th feratel camera. In the French Alps, the first camera was installed in Alpe d’Huez.

In the Information and Reservation Systems Division, feratel has added several new names to its customer base. Following the Holiday Region of St. Johann in Tirol and Val di Fassa in the Italian Trentino, Ferienland Kufstein has now joined the ranks of Deskline® system users. In addition feratel was successful in bidding for an EU contract for the Maribor tourism region in Slovenia.

There has also been a number of innovations and further developments with the Deskline® and Eurosoft® information and reservation systems. In collaboration with Gstaad Saanenland Tourismus, feratel has produced a new Deskline® yield management module. In the case of Eurosoft®, various enhancements have been introduced for the Internet modules.

In the Media Division an open-systems application has been developed that permits weather cams to be downloaded onto a mobile using a texting or Internet application.

Outlook "In the present business environment feratel is looking forward to a continued healthy performance over the 2004/05 business year and to further improvements in terms of results. That will also form the basis for a dividend to be paid at the end of financial 2004/05," says Schröcksnadel in conclusion.

Consolidated Income Statement

~                1st to 3rd Quarter 2004/05      1st to 3rd Quarter 2003/04
                                                    TEUR                                         TEUR

Sales                                      10,889.0                                  11,188.3
Operating revenues                 12,440.7                                  11,686.5

EBITDA                                      1,156.8                                        812.7
EBIT                                            -47.1                                      -526.5
EBT                                                71.4                                        116.7

end of announcement                                euro adhoc 31.03.2005 08:00:00

Further inquiry note: Herr Fritsch Martin

Branche: Tourism & Leisure
ISIN:      AT0000737804
WKN:        073780
Index:    Standard Market Auction
Börsen:  Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Wiener Börse AG / official dealing

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