ad pepper media International N.V.: Preliminary/unaudited figures for 2013

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Nuremberg, Amsterdam, February 21, 2014 – Based on preliminary figures, ad pepper media International N.V. can post its best results since 2006. All key profitability figures are positive. The company’s EBITDA amounted to EUR 4,964k (2012: EUR -4,165k), while EBIT for the past financial year totaled EUR 4,690k (2012: EUR -4,631k). EBT for the 2013 financial year amounted to EUR 5,293k (2012: EUR -4,733k). These pleasing results were driven by proceeds from sales of company shareholdings, especially Emediate ApS and Crystal Semantics Ltd, which contributed a total of EUR 8,195k to earnings.

In terms of sales, the ad pepper media Group reported a 9.8 percent reduction to EUR 49,627k (2012: EUR 55,022k). At 41.7 percent, the gross margin remained roughly stable compared with the previous year’s figure (2012: 42.1 percent). By analogy with sales, gross profit in absolute figures fell 10.5 percent to EUR 20,701k (2012: EUR 23,137k). This development was mainly attributable to the ad pepper media segment, which reported a 21 percent downturn.

Due to disposals of shareholdings, liquid funds (including securities measured at fair value and time deposits) rose significantly to EUR 21,702k (December 31, 2012: EUR 15,749k). This corresponds to EUR 0.94 per share. The company still has no liabilities to banks. The equity ratio rose to 67.8 percent (December 31, 2012: 57.4 percent).

The 2013 Annual Report will be published on March 22, 2014.

Key figures (unaudited) for 2013/2012:

FY 2013 FY 2012 Variance in % 
Sales EUR 000s 49,627 55,022 -9.8
Gross margin EUR 000s 20,701 23,137 -10.5
EBITDA EUR 000s 4,964 -4,165 219.2
EBIT EUR 000s 4,690 -4,631 201.3
EBT EUR 000s 5,293 -4,733 211.8
Liquid funds* EUR 000s 21,702 15,749 37.8
Equity EUR 000s 24,575 18,445 33.2
Total assets EUR 000s 36,262 32,117 12.9

*including securities measured at fair value

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