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EquityStory AG still on track achieving a good Q2 result

EquityStory AG  / Key word(s): Half Year Results

31.08.2012 08:30

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EquityStory AG still on track achieving a good Q2 result 
Half-year result slightly below previous year due to investment in growth 

Munich - 31.08.2012

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) finished Q2 2012 according to plan. For
the period from April to June 2012, group revenue was EUR 3.659 million,
representing a 3 per cent increase against Q2 of the previous year. The
EBIT, according to IFRS, was down by 17 per cent to EUR .696 million.
According to DVFA / SG, the group's net profit was EUR .505 million,
equaling EUR .42 earnings per share.

The first half-year 2012 shows the following scenario: Revenues amount to
EUR 6.781 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR 1.255 and the group surplus is
EUR .861 million. The profit per share according to DVFA / SG is EUR .72.

The strategy, to position the group more independently from the performance
of the domestic capital market, is pursued consistently. In this respect
the introduction of the group-wide umbrella brand has been completed in May
2012. This underlines the development from being a pioneer for online
investor relations in Germany to become an internationally working
one-stop-shop for online corporate communications.

The second half-year of 2012 saw an excellent development of our foreign
subsidiaries in Switzerland and Russia. The Russian affiliate EquityStory
RS, LLS shows very high growth rates and produced the first profitable
result. Up to now, the customer base has grown to 30 large Russian

The investment in our growth areas corporate communications and
geographical expansion is primarily mirrored by the increases in personnel
expenses. However, EquityStory AG does not assess the corresponding EBIT
decline for the first half-year by -4 per cent as an ongoing trend.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: 'We are very content about our
mid-term achievements. Especially the for the first time profitable
half-year report of our Russian subsidiary give cause for joy. In the
segments bond issues and corporate websites we expect a significant revenue
increase for the second half-year compared to last year. For this reason,
we maintain our positive outlook.'

Unchanged Positive Outlook

For the fiscal year 2012 the management expects a revenue increase between
5 to 15 per cent from EUR 13.7 million to EUR 14.9 million, and an EBIT
increase between 5 to 15 per cent from EUR 3.35 to EUR 3.7 million for the
EquityStory group.

EquityStory's management will comment on the company results in today's
conference call from 11.00 am (CET) to be transmitted live via internet at

Key figures (IFRS)                       HY1 2012     HY1 2011    + / -
Revenue (EUR million)                       6.781        6.506      +4%
EBIT (EUR million)                          1.255        1.306      -4%
Net profit DVFA/SG (EUR million)             .861          943      -9%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (EUR)             0.72         0.79      -9%
Cash flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)              .996        1.408      -5%
Liquid assets (EUR million)                 1.879        2.041      -8%
Employees (period average)                    107           89     +20%

Further Notifications HY figures are unaudited. The complete half-year report can be found on investor relations section, both as interactive and download version. You can also instantly receive free company notifications of EquityStory AG on your mobile device. We will inform you via text messages and offer news downloads to your mobile phone. Please register in the investor relations section at About the EQS Group Serving more than 7,000 customers the EQS Group is a leading provider in the German-language area for online corporate communication services. Corporate customers from Europe and North America use our one-stop shop communication solutions in the areas of investor relations and corporate communications. Besides the services for the compliance with statutory requirements, the service range also comprises the dissemination of corporate news, the development of financial portals websites and apps, the execution of audio- and video conferences as well as the creation of online financial reports. Established in 1996, and market leader ever since, is the 100% affiliate Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH (DGAP), an institution for the compliance of stock-listed companies with statutory requirements. EQS Corporate Communications GmbH designs advanced multimedia and Internet projects paving the way for further growth in the business area of online corporate communications. Moreover, the EQS Group actively serves the markets for B2C investor relations, financial data and online advertising for the financial sector by the fully-owned affiliate EQS Financial Markets & Media GmbH and the strategic holding ARIVA.DE AG (25.44%). With offices in Munich, Kiel, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow and Budapest the EQS Group employs more than 160 employees. Contact: Robert Wirth EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 D-80538 München Tel.: +49 89 21 02 98 - 34 Fax: +49 89 21 02 98 - 49 E-Mail: 31.08.2012 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at and --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 80538 München Germany Phone: +49(0)89 210298-0 Fax: +49(0)89 210298-49 E-mail: Internet: ISIN: DE0005494165 WKN: 549416 Listed: Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München (m:access), Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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