ad pepper media International N.V. increases EBITDA in 2008 to EUR 7.2 million

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Nuremberg, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 18th of March 2009 – Preliminary figures for the financial year 2008, show ad pepper media International N.V. achieved a sales growth of 4.0%, with sales totaling EUR 52.6 million (2007: EUR 50.6 million). This was mainly due to our high growth products, Webgains (affiliate marketing) and ad agents (SEM/SEO).

EBITDA (earnings before taxes, interest, depreciation and amortization) has seen a very pleasing trend with over proportional growth totaling EUR 7.17 million (2007: EUR 6.35 million). This key figure includes payments in connection with the sale of minority stakes in Falk eSolutions and dMarc Broadcasting to the amount of approximately EUR 10.8 million (2007: EUR 6.8 million). Cash flow from operations was almost neutral with EUR –0.7 million (2007: -1.8 million).

Equity ratio rose to a solid 83.0% (2007: 82.0%). Liquid funds including „available-for-sale“ securities at fair value and deposits with maturity over three month at the end of 2008 totaled EUR 23.0 million (2007: EUR 17.6 million). There are no long-term liabilities to banks.

The full annual report will be published on 14th April 2009 and will then be available for downloading at: www.adpepper.com

Key figures for 2008 compared to 2007:

    FY 2008 FY 2007 Change
in %
Sales kEUR 52,638 50,624 +4.0
Gross margin kEUR 22,529 24,169 -6.8
Operating costs kEUR 20,055 20,394 -1.7
EBITDA kEUR 7,173 6,348 +13.0
EBIT kEUR 2,474 3,775 -34.5
Net gain kEUR 2,610 2,578 +0.9
Earnings per share
(nondiluted)
 EUR 0.24 0.23
Liquid funds kEUR 23,047 17,550 +31.3
Equity kEUR 55,675 56,466 -1.4
Balance sheet total kEUR 67,090 68,847 -2.6

For more information:
Jens Körner (CFO)
ad pepper media International N.V.
Phone: +49 (0) 911 929057-0
Fax: +49 (0) 911 929057-157
E-mail: ir@adpepper.com

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ad pepper media managed its successful IPO at the end of 2000 as one of the last companies of the so-called Neuer Markt. This was followed by one of the worst economic crises in decades, with the dot-com bubble bursting and the 9/11-driven recession starting in 2001.

It’s now been almost 20 years since we took this daring step, and we haven’t just been resting on our laurels in the meantime. In fact, with record results and a squeaky-clean balance sheet, we’re in a healthier position today than ever before. Two decades of experience as of one of the leading performance marketing companies in Europe have also made us vigilant and prepared us for future economic headwinds.

This is something we are proud of: However, this success also makes us humble well knowing that currently many companies are struggling to survive. And with many people fearful of losing their jobs (or even their lives), we don´t think it´s the right time to celebrate. Nevertheless, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to our employees, stakeholders and everyone else who has stood by us and believed in us from the very beginning.