DocCheck AG

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Financial Figures/Balance Sheet
Provisional 2005 figures for the DocCheck Group: ┬Ľ Turnover up 6 % to 11.2 million euro ┬Ľ proposition: 8 cent dividend ┬Ľ 10 % sales growth projected for 2006

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DocCheck AG, Cologne, (ISIN DE0005471007 // WKN 547100) has ended its 2005 financial year on a good final quarter and increased its turnover and operating result over the year as a whole. According to provisional figures, sales improved during the last quarter of 2005, compared with the same quarter of the previous year for the group, by 18 % to 3.2 million euro; EBIT was up 6 % to 0.25 million euro. The year as a whole saw sales growth of 6 % from 10.5 million euro to 11.2 million euro. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) improved by 18 % over this period from  0.4 million euro to 0.5 million euro. Sales in the DocCheck, Commerce & Logistic division rose by 26 % over the previous year┬ĺs figure to 5.7 million euro, meaning that DocCheck, Commerce & Logistic generated over 50 % of group turnover for the first time. At 5.5 million euro, sales in the Communication division (antwerpes & partner ag) were still 8 % below the previous year┬ĺs level. This was due to a poor performance during the first six months of the year. During the second half of the year however there was an improvement of 11 % over last year┬ĺs figures, indicating that the agency business of the DocCheck group is also back on track for growth. Profit per share remains at the previous year┬ĺs level of 11 cents (previous year: 11 cents). At the Annual General Meeting to be held on 31 May 2006, the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board will propose a dividend of 8 cents again. The funding level (liquid funds and current-asset securities) has risen by 1.4 million euro from the level at the end of the third quarter of 2005, from 15.7 million euro to 17.1 million euro, to total 2.90 euro per share. DocCheck AG is aiming to improve sales by 10 %, to achieve a figure of 12.3 million euro during the current financial year.

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Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE0005471007
WKN:        547100
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
B├Ârsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierb├Ârse / regulated dealing/prime
              B├Ârse Berlin-Bremen / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierb├Ârse / free trade
              Baden-W├╝rttembergische Wertpapierb├Ârse / free trade
              B├Ârse D├╝sseldorf / free trade
              Bayerische B├Ârse / free trade

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