DATA MODUL AG (FRA:DAM) DATA MODUL with significant plus in revenue and earnings in 1st quarter 2015

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11/05/2015 09:30
DGAP-News: DATA MODUL Aktiengesellschaft Produktion und Vertrieb von elektronischen Systemen / Key word(s): Quarter Results DATA MODUL with significant plus in revenue and earnings in 1st quarter 2015 11.05.2015 / 09:30 --------------------------------------------------------------------- - Revenue 45.2 million euros (previous year 37.5 million euros) - EBIT 4.5 million euros (previous year 1.8 million euros) - Order backlog 110.3 million euros (previous year 98.7 million euros) Revenue in the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2015 increased 20.5% to 45.2 million euros (previous year: 37.5 million euros), with the Displays business segment contributing 27.2 million euros (previous year: 22.6 million euros), whereas the Systems segment saw revenues of 18.0 million euros (previous year: 14.9 million euros). Orders received in the first quarter totaling 50.4 million euros (previous year: 46.8 million euros) again exceeded the previous year's level. Order backlog increased 11.8% to 110.3 million euros (previous year: 98.7 million euros), raising our revenue expectations for the current fiscal year. The Company's strategy to enhance its international orientation continues to yield successes, reflected in an unchanged export rate of 38.0% for the first three months of 2015 (previous year: 39.7%). Having successfully concluded fiscal year 2014 DATA MODUL recorded a 150.0% EBIT increase in the first quarter of 2015 up to 4.5 million euros, representing a continuation of a trend originating in Q3 and Q4 2014, (previous year: 1.8 million euros). The Systems business segment, which accounted for 1.5 million euros in EBIT (previous year: EUR 0.5 million), contributed significantly to the overall result this time, while EBIT from our Displays business segment rose 130.8% to 3.0 million euros (previous year: 1.3 million euros). EBT for the Group in the first three months of the current fiscal year improved by 164.7%, totaling 4.5 million euros (previous year: 1.7 million euros), while net income for the period increased to 3.3 million euros (previous year: 1.1 million euros), translating into earnings per share of 0.98 euros, compared to 0.33 euros for the same period of 2014. Net income benefited from exchange rate movements in recent months. Corporate key indicators for DATA MODUL AG in accordance with IFRS

                                      Jan.- March    Jan.-March    Change
                                      2015           2014

Revenue (million euros)                        45.2          37.5   +20.5 %
- Displays (million euros)                     27.2          22.6   +20.4 %
- Systems (million euros)                      18.0          14.9   +20.8 %
Orders received (million euros)                50.4          46.8    +7.7 %
Order backlog (million euros)                 110.3          98.7   +11.8 %
EBIT (million euros)                            4.5           1.8  +150.0 %
EBT (million euros)                             4.5           1.7  +164.7 %
Net income for the period (million              3.3           1.1  +200.0 %
Capital expenditures (million euros)            0.6           0.3   +66.7 %
Number of staff                                 356           349    +2.0 %
Earnings per share (in euros)                  0.98          0.33  +197.0 %

Over the years ahead we see definite growth potential in the industrial market, our most important customer base, as these customers are being forced by market pressures to introduce automated production processes. Interconnected production processes are highly complex and require man-machine communication (displays) for controlling the production lines. The activities initiated in the past fiscal year have put us in an excellent position to capitalize on this growth potential over the long term. The Executive Board Munich, May 11, 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 11.05.2015 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: DATA MODUL Aktiengesellschaft Produktion und Vertrieb von elektronischen Systemen Landsberger Straße 322 80687 München Germany Phone: +49 (0)89 56017-105 Fax: +49 (0)89 56017-102 E-mail: barbara.lederer@data-modul.com Internet: www.data-modul.com ISIN: DE0005498901 WKN: 549890 Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Munich; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service --------------------------------------------------------------------- 355517 11.05.2015