ad pepper media boosts third-quarter sales by 9 percent

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Nuremberg, Amsterdam, October 17, 2011 – ad pepper media International N.V. generated growth of 9.1 percent in the past third quarter, thus making a key contribution to the company’s overall growth of 6.9 in the first nine months of the financial year. Consolidated sales surged from EUR 37,144k to EUR 39,722k, the highest figure ever reported for the nine-month period in the company’s history. This growth was driven by substantial upturns in the Webgains and ad agents segments, where sales rose by 18 percent and 28 percent respectively. The Group’s gross margin slightly decreased compared to the same period last year to EUR 16,843k (Q1-Q3 2010: EUR 16,897k).

Despite this pleasing third-quarter growth, key profitability figures for the nine-month period as a whole fell short of the company’s own expectations, a development due in particular to the operating earnings posted for the first half of the year. EBITDA thus totaled EUR -2,446k (Q1-Q3 2010: EUR 1,050k). EBIT amounted to EUR -2,840k, as against EUR 504k in the equivalent period in the previous year.

Liquid funds (including securities measured at fair value and time deposits) reduced to EUR 16,426k (30.9.2010: EUR 23,055k). Furthermore, ad pepper media owns 1,759,292 treasury stock shares. The company still has no liabilities to banks. The equity ratio decreased to 69.9 percent (30.9.2010: 74.6 percent).

The report for the 3rd quarter of 2011 will be published on November 9, 2011.

Year-on-year comparison of key figures (unaudited):

Q1-Q3 2011 Q1-Q3 2010 % change
Sales EUR000s 39,722 37,144 +6.9
Gross margin EUR000s 16,843 16,897 -0.3
EBITDA EUR000s -2,446 1,050 >100
EBIT EUR000s -2,840 504 >100
EBT EUR000s -2,233 2,499 >100
net income
EUR000s -2,669 2,528 >100
EUR -0.13 0.10 >100
09.30.11 09.30.10      
Liquid funds EUR000s 16,426 23,055 -28.8
Equity EUR000s 21,734 26,673 -18.5
Total assets EUR000s 31,076 35,770 -13.1

For more information:
Jens Körner (CFO)
ad pepper media International N.V.
phone: +49 (0) 911 929057-0
fax: +49 (0) 911 929057-157