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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.
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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