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EquityStory AG: Successful start to the year 2010

EquityStory AG / Quarter Results

28.05.2010 08:30

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EquityStory AG: Successful start to the year 2010

Profit of EUR 0.22 per share reflects investments in growth

Munich - May 28, 2010

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) has started the year 2010 profitably.
For the months from January to March 2010 revenue is EUR 2.109 million.
This represents an increase of 1 percent against the previous year. The
EBIT according to IFRS reduced by 19 percent to .369 million as a result of
investments in new growth areas. The group's net profit is .256 million.
This represents a profit of EUR 0.22 per share according to DVFA / SG (the
German Association of Financial Analysis and Asset Management /
Schmalenbach Society).

Both the Regulatory Information & News and Products & Services segments
indicate a stable development of revenue. The market share for the
dissemination of ad-hoc announcements in accordance with § 15 WpHG remained
stable at 75.8 percent. The continued decrease in regulatory announcements
was compensated by the increasing number of voluntary corporate
announcements. The Products & Services segment recorded a decrease in EBIT
due to the development of new business activities. The strategy of
profitable growth is being confirmed by sales success in Switzerland and
Russia as well as in the Corporate Communications segment.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: 'As expected we are still moving
in an unstable capital market environment. With this in mind we are happy
with our company's development in the first quarter of 2010 and are
confident that we will continue to make significant progress in our growth
area of Online Corporate Communications as well as in the international
Online Investor Relations business.'

For the fiscal year 2010 the management expects a revenue increase of up to
10 percent accompanied by an over-proportionately positive EBIT development
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)                        Q1/2010      Q1/2009   + / -

Sales (EUR million)                         2.109        2.078     +1%
EBIT (EUR million)                           .369         .455    -19%
Net profit (EUR million)                     .256         .302    -15%
Earnings per share (EUR)                     0.22         0.25    -12%
Cash Flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)              .297         .340    -13%
Employees (period average)                     59           55     +7%

                                       31.03.2010  31.03.2009    + / -

Equity Ratio (%)                               84          88      -5%
Liquid assets (EUR million)                 1.234        .471    +162%
Number of customers                         5,000       4,800      +4%

Further notifications: Q1 figures are unaudited. The complete annual report can be found on's 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 EquityStory group Serving more than 5,000 customers the EquityStory 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 and -websites, the execution of audio- and video conferences as well as the generation 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. With its business unit Online Corporate Communications DGAP addresses non stock-listed companies with a comprehensive offer. Moreover, the EquityStory group actively serves the markets for B2C investor relations, financial data and online advertising for the financial sector by the fully-owned affiliate AG (100%) and the strategic holding ARIVA.DE AG (25.44%). With offices in Munich, Kiel, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow and Budapest the EquityStory group employs more than 100 employees. Contact: Robert Wirth EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 D-80538 München Tel.: 089/ 21 02 98 - 34 Fax: 089/ 21 02 98 - 49 E-Mail: 28.05.2010 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at and --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 80538 München Deutschland Phone: +49(0)89 210298-0 Fax: +49(0)89 210298-49 E-mail: Internet: ISIN: DE0005494165 WKN: 549416 Listed: Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt End of News DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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