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30.03.2012 – 08:02

adesso AG

EANS-News: adesso AG closes 2011 financial year with new record in sales revenues and operating results
forecast for 2012: further growth on the horizon

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Annual Reports/Earnings Forecast/Financial Figures/Balance Sheet

Dortmund (euro adhoc) - With the publication of its annual report and
consolidated financial statements, adesso AG has today presented its audited
financial figures for 2011 and details of the preliminary results announced on 7
March 2012. The record sales revenues of EUR 106.0 million (previous year: EUR
85.7 million) and consolidated result of EUR 3.9 million (previous year: EUR 2.5
million) have prompted the Executive and Supervisory Boards to propose to the
Annual General Meeting that the dividend to be paid be increased by 20 % to EUR
0.18 per share.

With a 24 % rise in sales revenues, 20 % of which was organic, adesso has made
maximum use of the auspicious market environment that presented itself to IT
companies in 2011 and increased its market share. The company enjoyed particular
success in expanding its product business, with new highs in earnings from its
licence and maintenance segments. adesso also boosted its profitability thanks
to increased licence revenues, its IT consultants and developers being busier, a
rise in average daily rates and modifications to its cost structure. Investments
amounting to over EUR 1 million in the development of a new product family for
the energy and water industries did not prevent the operating margin rising to
8.1 % from 6.5 % in the previous year. The company´s operating result stands at
EUR 8.6 million (previous year: EUR 5.6 million).

Earnings per share increased by 74 % to EUR 0.72 (previous year: EUR 0.42); in
this context, it will be proposed to the Annual General Meeting that the
dividend paid per share be raised to EUR 0.18 (previous year: EUR 0.15), which
translates to a payout ratio of 25 % and a dividend yield of 2.9 %, based on
2010´s closing share price.

adesso is anticipating further growth in 2012, despite expectations that demand
will lose momentum. The company´s favourable position in attractive growth
markets gives rise to a prediction of organic growth in sales revenues to
between EUR 110 million and EUR 112 million. Conversely, the business
environment appears not to be positive enough to support a further increase in
licence revenues in continuation of the record-breaking performance seen in
2011. The company expects a lower operating result, in the range of EUR 7.2
million to EUR 7.5 million, due primarily to a renewed substantial increase in
investment in its dynamic.suite product family. Nevertheless, earnings before
taxes are forecast to reach the high level seen in 2011, at EUR 5 million,
without further write-downs on the company value of adesso Austria GmbH.

adesso is upping its investments in the in-house development of software
products in order to lay the foundations for additional growth, higher future
margins and to further strengthen its leading position in the sectors targeted
by its products, accepting a potential temporary negative impact on its margins
and results in pursuit of this objective. adesso is expected to continue growing
organically at a rate at least double that seen in the market overall. The
company´s medium-term planning envisages its entering additional markets, such
as that in the US, and making further acquisitions, with the target of achieving
sales revenues of EUR 150 million in the year 2014.

You can access the annual report and a year-on-year key figures overview in the
Investor Relations area of the company website at

The Executive Board

Further inquiry note:
Martin Möllmann
Manager Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 231 930-9330

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     adesso AG
             Stockholmer Allee 24
             D-44269 Dortmund
phone:       +49 231 930-9330
FAX:         +49 231 930-9331
sector:      Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:        DE000A0Z23Q5
indexes:     CDAX
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/general standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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