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Jena (ots Ad hoc-Service) - 2000 to be the most successful year
ever for the Jenoptik Group. Net income of 57.6 million euros (112.6
million DM) after nine months. Order intake and order backlog at 35
percent above previous year's totals.
2000 will be the most successful year ever in the history of the
Jenoptik Group, as was made known by the technology company at its
Jena headquarters on Wednesday. The annual net income will be 150
percent higher than in fiscal year 1999 according to the prognosis
which was corrected upwards in August 2000. This includes profits
from the sale of own stock to the amount of 32 million euros.
Excluding this sale, the Jenoptik Group will effectively raise its
annual net income 50 percent. In the 3rd quarter, the Group continued
its positive development of the first half of 2000. The net income of
57.6 million euros after the first nine months of the fiscal year is
significantly higher than it was for the same period in 1999 (-1.3
million euros). Operating profits in the first nine months quadrupled
in comparison to the previous year, rising from 11.9 million euros to
48.5 million euros. Order intake and order backlog also increased
considerably in respect to fiscal year 1999. The order backlog of
2.15 billion euros is 40 percent higher than it was for the same
period of the previous year (1.537 billion euros). The Jenoptik Group
also registered a strong increase in order intake for the first nine
months of 2000. Order intake rose 18.6 percent over the first nine
months of 1999 to 1.604 billion euros. When adjusted for comparison
purposes, orders increased 38.1 percent, setting a new record.
Jenoptik Group sales amounted to 803.6 million euros, slightly less
than the previous year (835.7 million euros). With totals adjusted
for comparison, however, sales increased 17.3 percent. The 4th
quarter - traditionally the peak in sales for the Clean Systems
business division - will involve the settling of accounts for a
number of projects. These include one major project for First Silicon
in Malaysia (chip factory) amounting to around 174 million euros and
another for ACER in Taiwan amounting to around 60 million euros.
Order boom continuing into the 4th quarter. The Jenoptik Group is
continuing on its successful course straight through the present 4th
quarter. The boom in orders has kept its pace. The Clean Systems
business division has already received major orders from both the
American chip manufacturer, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), as
well as the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC).
The Jenoptik subsidiary, M+W Zander, is currently undergoing
promising negotiations for further major projects as well. Similarly,
the Photonics business division is setting new records for net
income, sales, order intake and order backlog in fiscal year 2000.
The Asset Management business division's profits reached an
excellent level this 3rd quarter, rising considerably over the
figures of the previous year. The venture capital subsidiary, DEWB
(Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG),
introduced three companies to the Neue Markt stock exchange in the
3rd quarter; Analytik AG, 4MBO Electronic International AG and
caatoosee ag. Since DEWB has planned no further stock flotations this
year, it is expected that profits will remain close to the figures at
the end of the 3rd quarter.
Communication and Investor Relations
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Telephone: ++49 - 3641 - 652290 Telefax: ++49 - 3641 - 652157
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