DGAP-Adhoc: Balda AG: Balda AG will exceed its results forecast for the financial year 2005 – double-digit growth in sales expected in 2006


Balda AG / Key word(s): Final Results

08.02.2006 13:01

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– Growth in sales in the basic business to 397 million Euros

– Pre-tax result increased to about 49 million Euros

– Growth of 15 per cent expected for 2006

According to preliminary calculations Balda AG, which is listed on the

S-DAX, in the financial year 2005 once again managed to exceed its record

results from the previous year. The company, which specialises in precision

components made of high-performance plastics, increased its sales by about

5.1 per cent to 397 million Euros (previous year: 377.7 million Euros).

This figure is slightly below the forecast sales of 420 – 430 million

Euros. This failure to meet the forecast is accounted for by the

cancellation of sales based on bought-in parts such as LCD displays,

amounting to about 60 million Euros. The pre-tax result (EBT) of about 50

million Euros exceeds both last year’s figure of 47.7 million Euros as well

as the already increased forecast figure of 45 – 47 million Euros. This

result already includes not budgeted expenses for first-time project

ramp-ups in the new production plant in Hungary of about 3 million Euros.

The result shows growth of about 2.7 per cent.

Growth in the reporting year was driven mainly by the Asia region. In

Europe, on the other hand, the discontinuance of sales based on bought-in

parts led to a decline in revenues. The main market for Balda AG in year

2005 again was the Infocom sector (mobile phones). The traditionally strong

pre-Christmas business in this area ensured that production capacity was

well-utilised at Balda during the last quarter of the year.

In the financial year 2006 the Board is expecting growth in sales of about

15 per cent to between 450 and 460 million Euros. Sales outside Germany are

expected to account for about 65 per cent of this, having been about 43 per

cent in 2005. The pre-tax result (EBT) for the current year should be in

the range of 46 to 48 million Euros.


Millions Euro 2004 2005 Change (%)

Sales 377.7 397 5.1

EBT 47.7 49 2.7

Any questions to: Balda AG, Cersten Hellmich and Kathrin Wiederrich

(Investor Relations), Tel: (05734)922-2706 / 2751, Fax: (05734) 922-2691,

Email: chellmich@balda.de, kwiederrich@balda.de, Internet: www.balda.de

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Language: English

Company: Balda AG

Bergkirchener Str. 228

32549 Bad Oeynhausen


Phone: +49 (0) 57 34 / 9 22-0

Fax: +49 (0) 57 34 / 9 22-2604

E-mail: info@Balda.de

Internet: www.balda.de

ISIN: DE0005215107

WKN: 521510

Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr

in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart

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