Munich, February 14, 2007 – For the Nemetschek Group, the world’s leading vendor of information technology for the design, construction and management of buildings and real estate, 2006 was an extremely successful fiscal year.
Sales growth in Germany and abroad
According to provisional figures, sales amounted to approx. 107 million euros (previous year 98.8 million euros) in fiscal 2006. The growth in the first nine months was significantly exceeded in Q4. Q4 contributed around 30% to annual sales and saw significant sales growth compared to the previous year.
Business in Germany was successful for the first time in many years showing an organic growth of more than 8%. Sales abroad also increased significantly in the reporting period. With the acquisition of Belgian SCIA International NV and the additional growth abroad, the proportion contributed by international sales to overall sales rose to approx. 58%.
Disproportionate increase in profit
The Nemetschek Group is a financially strong company with high earning power. According to provisional figures, the operating profit (EBIT) for fiscal 2006 increased by 36% to around 18 million euros (previous year: 13.1 million euros), the EBITDA improved to more than 20 million euros (previous year: 16.2 million euros). The cash flow for the period increased in fiscal 2006 by more than 20% to around 21 million euros (previous year: 17.3 million euros). The cash flow from ordinary activities rose by more than 65% to around 20 million euros. Liquid assets as per December 31, 2006 amounted to 36.0 million euros (previous year: 29.0 million euros).
The complete annual report 2006 will be published on March 23, 2007 at the press briefing on annual results.