DGAP-Adhoc: Balda AG: Balda expects 2008 pre-tax profits (EBT) of 35 million US$


Balda AG / Key word(s): Forecast/Results Forecast

07.02.2008 07:34

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Balda expects 2008 pre-tax profits (EBT) of 35 million US$ (approx. 24

million euros)

– Group revenues are to be at 600 million US$ (approx. 414 million euros)

for 2008

– Asia with operating profits before interest and tax (EBIT) of 11

million US$ (approx. 8 million euros) in Q4 2007

Bad Oeynhausen, February 7, 2008. Balda expects to see group pre-tax

profits (EBT) in 2008 of 35 million US$ or, based on the budget’s

underlying exchange rate of 1.45 US$ per euro, of approx. 24 million euros.

Group revenues are to be at 600 million US$ or approx. 414 million euros,

respectively. As was the case in 2007, revenues and earnings in 2008 will

probably be borne along by the second half of the year. If there is a

change in the prices for delivered parts, in the components used, or in

currency exchange rates, revenues may fluctuate without there being any

effect on the volumes or the EBT. This is something Balda already

experienced last year. In the fourth quarter of 2007 Balda Asia attained

operating profits before interest and tax (EBIT) of about 11 million US$

or, based on the average exchange rate in 2007 of 1.39 US$ per euro, of

approx. 8 million euros. The work on the annual financial statements is

still ongoing. Detailed figures for 2007 will be presented at the balance

sheet press conference scheduled for March 19, 2008.

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Company profile Balda AG

The internationally operating Balda Group develops and produces highly

integrated devices comprising plastic, metal and electronic components as

well as touch sensors. Among the customers of the SDAX listed company are

international brand-names from the mobile telephony industry, medical

technology and various related markets.

The integration of plastic and touch screen technologies creates completely

new customer benefits. Only Balda currently offers both technologies from

one source on a global scale. The group has a strong position in the

important growth markets China and India and owns four production

facilities in the region. Plants in Brazil and in Malaysia, as well as the

facility in Germany for Balda Medical, underline the global competitiveness

of the group of companies.

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If you have any questions please contact: Balda AG, Clas Röhl, Phone: +49

5734 922 2728, Fax: +49 5734 922 2691, Mail: croehl@balda.de, Internet:


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This ad hoc-announcement includes ‘forward-looking statements’ which are

based on the current expectations of the management of Balda. They are

subject to risks and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend

on circumstances that will occur in the future, such as, for example,

developments in the mobile communications industry, changes in technology

and the ability to timely and successfully develop new products and various

other factors. Balda does not undertake any obligation to update publicly

or revise forward-looking statements except to the extent legally required.

This ad hoc-announcement is not an offer of securities for sale or a

solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States or

elsewhere. The shares in Balda AG (the ‘Shares’) may not be offered or sold

in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons

(as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of

1933, as amended (the ‘Securities Act’)) unless registered under the

Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from such registration. The

Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act.

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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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