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DGAP-News: Reply Deutschland AG: 4% revenue growth, improved operational margin

DGAP-News: Reply Deutschland AG: 4% revenue growth, improved operational margin

DGAP-News: Reply Deutschland AG / Key word(s): Half Year Results
Reply Deutschland AG: 4% revenue growth, improved operational margin

30.07.2013 / 09:31

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Shareholders' meetings approve merger

Gütersloh, 30 July 2013 - Reply Deutschland AG today published the results
of the first half-year of financial year 2013. In the group, the software
integrator achieved revenues of EUR 29.6 million, 4% above the previous
year. Earnings before taxes, interest and depreciation (EBITDA) amounted to
EUR 3.5 million following EUR 1.1 million in the last year. Earnings before
taxes (EBT) were EUR 3.0 million coming from EUR 0.7 million in 2012.
Altogether, Reply Deutschland group after tax and minority shares obtained
a net profit of EUR 2.5 million until now (previous year: net profit EUR
0.3 million). The profitability situation has been influenced by one-off
effects of the sale of Tool Reply (EUR 1.8 million pre-tax).

Second Quarter - Reply Deutschland AG Group achieved revenues of EUR 14.5
million in the second quarter of 2013, 3% more than those of the second
quarter 2012. The EBITDA has increased to EUR 0.7 million, 16% more than in
the second quarter 2012 (EUR 0.6 million). With 4.5% the EBITDA margin is
higher than the 4.0% EBITDA-margin achieved in the second quarter of 2012.

Liquidity and staff - Cash flow (according to DVFA/SG) up to now amounted
to EUR 3.1 million (previous year: EUR 1.1 million) in 2013. Liquidity was
EUR 15.5 million, higher than the value achieved at the end of 2012 (EUR
15.3 million). The equity ratio rose to 60% following 55% at the end of
2012. 391 employees were active in the group at the end of June 2013,
unchanged compared to the first half-year of 2012.

Merger - In the meantime the shareholders' meeting of Reply Deutschland AG
as well as the shareholders' meeting of Reply SpA approved the merger of
Reply Deutschland AG into Reply SpA at the required majorities. Currently
the merger plan is up for registration in the respective commercial
registers in Gütersloh and Turin. Following the appraisal of legally
applicable terms and the subsequent registration by both courts the merger
will become legally effective.

Status and Outlook - Against the background of the business development so
far, Reply Deutschland confirms its guidance for the financial year 2013
which states that the revenues shall improve at a substantial single-digit
rate. As well the EBITDA-margin shall further improve during the course of
the year to exceed the 6.2% achieved in financial year 2012.

 
For further inquiries please contact:

Michael Lückenkötter
Director Investor Relations
Reply 
Bartholomäusweg 26
33334 Gütersloh
Tel.: +49 (5241) 5009-1017
E-Mail: m.lueckenkoetter@reply.de
www.reply.de

About Reply Deutschland AG

Reply Deutschland is a leading IT service provider which provides
consulting, integration and outsourcing services for efficient corporate
management. For our innovative, flexible and reliable solutions of the
highest quality, we use adaptive and agile IT platforms and extend them
with customer-specific components. This makes it possible for our customers
to differentiate themselves in the market and creates long-term competitive
advantages. Our customers profit from our sound knowledge of the industry
they are operating in and the partnership-like cooperation with us. Reply
Deutschland is organized as a network of independent and highly-specialized
companies.

The inclusion in the network of the European-wide IT service provider Reply
gives Reply Deutschland additional access to the knowledge of over 3,700 IT
experts. In 2012, Reply had a turnover of over 494 million euros in the
main offices in Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom. For further
information visit www.reply.de


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Language:    English                                                
Company:     Reply Deutschland AG                                   
             Bartholomäusweg 26                                     
             33334 Gütersloh                                        
             Germany                                                
Phone:       +49 (0)5241 5009-1017                                  
Fax:         +49 (0)5241 5009-1510                                  
E-mail:      m.lueckenkoetter@reply.de                              
Internet:    www.reply.de                                           
ISIN:        DE0005501456                                           
WKN:         550145                                                 
Listed:      Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);       
             Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover,  
             München, Stuttgart                                     
 
 
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