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11.05.2007 – 08:39

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG

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LPKF: More sales with new technologies

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LPKF: More sales with new technologies

Group performance in the first quarter 2007:

2007 (3 mon.) 2006 (3 mon.) Change

Turnover TEUR         7,965              8,141              -2.2%
Profit TEUR            512                 700                 -26.9%
Net margin              6.4%                8.6%
EBIT TEUR                711                 1,507              -52.8%
EBIT margin            8.9%                18.5%
EPS EUR                  0.05                0.06                -16,7%
Cash and cash
equivalents TEUR    3,994              7,019              -43.1%
Capital ratio         71.8%              67,2%
Orders in hand of
group 31.3. TEUR    5,467              8,374              -34.7%
Orders received by
group 31.3. TEUR    7,984              8,719              -8.4%

Notes on the quarterly results:

Sales and performance fell short of expectations in the first three months. This is mainly attributed by the management to clients postponing their investment decisions.

Sales declined in the StencilLaser and PCB Laser Cutting segments. The continuing weakness of the dollar is impacting business in Asia and depressing the amount of investment by clients.

Business in the 3D-MID segment was positive. The LDS method for the production of three dimensional circuit carriers successfully made the transition into mass production. Rapid PCB Prototyping generated a strong growth of 14,9%. The Laser Plastic-Welding segment was also very successful but was not able to improve significantly in Q1 2007 on the unusually strong performance in the same quarter last year.


Management forecast much better sales figures in the second quarter on the strength of the very high level of orders received in April and May and adhere to the sales forecast of 45 million EUR for the ongoing financial year. The continuing shift in sales within the Laser segment towards 3D-MID, Plastic-Welding and Solar highlights the planned development of the company towards systems that can be used in mass production. The management consider these products to have the best potential for growth in the future.

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG shares are quoted on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0006450000).

end of announcement                                                 euro adhoc 11.05.2007 08:22:05

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Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN:      DE0006450000
WKN:        645000
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing/prime
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              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade

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