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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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Bettina Schäfer
Tel.: +49 (0)5131 7095 382

Branche: Semiconductors & active components
ISIN: DE0006450000
WKN: 645000
Index: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
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