TA Triumph-Adler GmbH

ots Ad hoc-Service: TA Triumph-Adler AG TA Triumph-Adler AG publishes quarterly report to September 30,2000

Ad hoc-announcement edited and sent by DGAP. The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Nürnberg/Grünwald (ots Ad hoc-Service) - Focusing on core division successful positive performance continues *Sales increase of 22 percent for the Group, in the Experts @ Output core division a rise in sales of 47 percent *TA own brand label beats targets *Group operating profitability raised by 47 percent *Optimistic forecast for the year as a whole Nuremberg/Gruenwald: the Triumph-Adler Group's positive performance continued in the third quarter of 2000. This was due in particular to the accelerated expansion of the Triumph-Adler Experts @ Output core division. Group sales rose by 22 percent overall from Euro 393.7 million in the previous year to Euro 480.4 million. Group EBITDA from operations (i.e. without the gain on divestments from shareholdings increased by more than 47 percent from Euro 24.6 million in the previous year to Euro 36.2 million. The Triumph-Adler Experts @ Output division generated an increase in sales from the previous year's level of Euro 188.7 million to Euro 278.8 million. This 47 percent growth in sales documents the continued successful expansion of market leadership in the Group's core division, driven ahead primarily through the UTAX company (printing and copying systems), acquired at the end of 1999, and PPE (presentation technology). The division's EBITDA has increased to Euro 23.5 million from the previous year's level of Euro 19.5 million. The TA Beteiligung division also developed positively. At Euro 201.6 million, an almost constant level of sales was posted compared to the previous year's Euro 205 million, even though the former subsidiary Zapf Creation AG is no longer included in sales figures. The EBITDA was increased by Euro 7.6 million to Euro 12.7 million. We are also expecting the favorable performance of the Group to continue in the fourth quarter 2000. As already reported in August 2000, the group posted a charge against earnings in tax expenses of Euro 22.2 million, due to the decrease in corporation tax rate, a direct result of new company tax laws. This charge against earnings has no effect on liquid funds. In light of this the Group's current quarterly report includes for the first time a forecast for the year as a whole: For 2000 as a whole, sales of approximately Euro 700 million are expected on an operational EBITDA for the divisions of Euro 75 million. With gains on divestments included, and after central division costs, the EBITDA will amount to around Euro 110 million, which yields results before goodwill amortization and deferred taxes of approximately Euro 45 million or Euro 1.38 per share. Taking into consideration goodwill amortization and deferred taxes, the expected result is balanced consolidated earnings. Further details can be obtained from: TA Triumph-Adler AG Petra Pfaffenbach TA TriumphAdler AG Phone: 089/641902-33 Fax: 089/641902-91 presse@triumph-adler.de www.triumph-adler.de End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: http://recherche.newsaktuell.de Original-Content von: TA Triumph-Adler GmbH, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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