ad pepper media International N.V.: Preliminary results for first quarter of 2014

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Nuremberg, Amsterdam, April 16, 2014 – Based on preliminary figures, ad pepper media International N.V. closed the first quarter 2014 with sales of EUR 11,579k. This corresponds to a decline of 10.9  percent compared with the equivalent figures for the previous year (Q1 2013: EUR 12,996k). On a like-for-like basis, i.e. before disposals of group companies in 2013, the decline amounted to 1.1 percent.

Gross profit reduced significantly by 27.9 percent to EUR 4,137k (Q1 2013: EUR 5,741k). On a like-for-like basis, gross profit reduced by 12.3 percent. At the same time, operating expenses reduced by 9.6 percent to EUR 5,129k (Q1 2013: EUR 5,673k).

Accordingly, the first three months of the year closed with negative profitability figures:  EBITDA for the past quarter amounts to EUR -936k (Q1 2013: EUR 134k). EBIT for the first three months of the year amounts to EUR -991k (Q1 2013: EUR 68k). EBT for the past quarter amounts to EUR -687k (Q1 2013: EUR 106k).

Liquid funds (including securities measured at fair value and fixed-term deposits) amount to EUR 20,045k (December 31, 2013: EUR 21,702k). The company still has no liabilities to banks.

The report on the first quarter of 2014 will be published on May 14, 2014.

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

Q1 2014 Q1 2013 % change
Sales EUR 000s 11,579 12,996 -10.9
Gross profit EUR 000s 4,137 5,741 -27.9
EBITDA EUR 000s -936 134 >100
EBIT EUR 000s -991 68 >100
EBT EUR 000s -687 106 >100
net income
EUR 000s -690 43 >100
EUR -0.03 -0.00
Liquid funds
(including securities)
EUR 000s 20,045 13,992 43.3
Equity EUR 000s 23,966 18,542 29.3
Total assets EUR 000s 34,107 29,563 15.4

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

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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.