20.02.2006 – 15:07
euro adhoc: USU Software AG
Financial Figures/Balance Sheet
provisional business figures for 2005:
Profit increases by 188 percent to over EUR 1 million
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According to provisional calculations, USU Software AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU28) increased Group sales in the 2005 financial year by 12 percent or TEUR 2,175 to TEUR 20,861 (previous year: TEUR 18,686). This positive performance was principally the result of the strong licence business in the second half of 2005, continued good consulting sales and the acquisition of Omega Software GmbH in February 2005.
EBITDA in the USU Group improved by TEUR 1,473 to TEUR 974 (previous year: TEUR -499). EBIT also increased to TEUR 264 (previous year: TEUR -1,161). Along with the marked increase in sales, a comparatively moderate cost trend meant that the operating break-even point was exceeded.
At TEUR 1,048 (previous year: TEUR 364), the consolidated result increased by a total of TEUR 648. This represents an improvement of 188 percent.
Although the average number of shares in circulation in the reporting period rose to 8,830,128 (previous year: 8,551,643) no-par value shares, USU also significantly increased the earnings per share. This tripled from EUR 0.04 to EUR 0.12 EUR in the 2005 financial year.
In the fourth quarter of 2005 alone, USU generated an increase in sales of 18 percent to TEUR 6,188 (previous year: TEUR 5,239), according to provisional calculations. The Group EBITDA grew from TEUR -53 in previous year to TEUR 633. EBIT increased to TEUR 461 (previous year: TEUR -297). With a net income of TEUR 951 (previous year: TEUR 143), the USU Groups earnings per share in the last quarter of the 2005 financial year amounted to EUR 0.11 (previous year: EUR 0.02).
USU Software AG will publish the final results for the 2005 financial year on 20 March, 2006.
end of announcement euro adhoc 20.02.2006 14:29:40
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