Munich, August 2, 2007 – The Nemetschek Group, which is listed in the Prime Standard and which is the world’s leading vendor of information technology for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate, again significantly increased its business activities in Germany and abroad in the first half of 2007. Sales revenue and earnings improved noticeably. 'On the basis of these figures we are sticking to our target for the year, which is to achieve total sales in excess of 140 million euros and an EBITDA margin greater than 20%', says Ernst Homolka, CFO and Board Spokesman, Nemetschek AG, commenting on the report.
Sales revenue: up by 37.7% to 69.8 million euros
Compared to the previous year, group sales revenues increased by 37.7% to 69.8 million euros with all business units reporting an increase in sales. The increase in group revenues abroad was particularly substantial – up from 29.8 million euros to 43.9 million euros. Graphisoft, which has now been taken over 100%, contributed 15.9 million euros to this figure. The figures confirm the company’s focus on growth and internationalization.
EBITDA: up by 64.5% to 14.1 million euros
Group EBITDA increased by 64.5% to 14.1 million euros (previous year: 8.6 million euros). This corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 20.3% (previous year: 17.0%). The group EBITDA without Graphisoft amounted to 9.8 million euros (previous year: 8.6 million euros) and thus increased by 14.9%. In the first six months, the operating profit (EBIT) increased to 9.2 million euros (previous year: 7.2 million euros) and thus grew by 29%. Affected by depreciation from sales price distribution, Nemetschek increased the net income for the year moderately to 5.9 million euros; at 0.59 euros the earnings per share (basic) remained at the same level as last year.
Cash flow: good earnings increase cash flow for the period
The cash flow for the period as of June 30, 2007, increased to 13.1 million euros (previous year: 8.6 million euros). The cash flow from operating activities rose by 5.2 million euros to 16,2 million euros. The equity capital is 55.6 million euros (December 31, 2006: 55.1 million euros). This is equivalent to an equity ratio of 29.4 % (December 31, 2006: 27.0 %).
The first-half report to June 30, 2007 will be published on August 11, 2007.