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26.08.2011

EquityStory AG Achieves Excellent Results for Second Fiscal Quarter 2011

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

26.08.2011 08:30

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EquityStory AG Achieves Excellent Results for Second Fiscal Quarter 2011
Half-year Profits Rise 54% Over Previous Year

Munich - 26.08.2011 

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) has continued to grow significantly in
the second fiscal quarter 2011. For the period April-June 2011, group
revenue was EUR 3.568 million, a 50% increase from Q2 of the previous
year. EBIT rose 54% to EUR .835 million, in accordance with IFRS. The
Group's net profit was EUR .596 million, equaling EUR 0.50 earnings per
share according to DVFA / SG.

The first half of 2011 shows positive developments: revenues amount to EUR
6.506 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR 1.306 million and Group surplus is
EUR .943 million. Profit per share is EUR 0.79, according to DVFA / SG.

The two business segments 'Regulatory Information & News' and 'Products &
Services' - as well as an overall positive economic situation and the
Group's bold investments in new business areas - formed the basis of Q2
revenue increases.

Market share for the distribution of ad hoc news in accordance with § 15
WpHG remained stable at the high level of 77.3%. A 20% increase in
news volume in Q2 reflects the same steady growth achieved in the Group's
first fiscal quarter 2011.

The segment Products & Services continued its significant increase in
generating and implementing media and marketing plans. Additionally, the
EquityStory Group has now successfully concluded its integration of its
acquired web agency triplex.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: ' The EquityStory Group achieved
excellent results in the first half year 2011. We grew across all business
segments and we are developing our business dynamically. We continue to
view our business prospects in 2011 positively. However, the latest
turbulence on the financial markets sound a note of caution and keep us
from increasing our annual prognosis.'

Unchanged Positive Outlook

Management expects a 20-25% increase in revenue for the EquityStory Group
to EUR 12-12.5 million for the fiscal year 2011 and a 15-20% increase of
EBIT to EUR 3.2 - 3.35 million.

EquityStory's management will comment on the company results in today's
conference call beginning at 11 a.m. (CET) which will be transmitted live
via internet at www.equitystory.de.

Key figures (IFRS)                     HY/2011       HY/2010        +/-

Revenue (EUR million)                    6.506         4.491        +45%
EBIT (EUR million)                       1.306          .911        +43%
Net profit (EUR million)                  .943          .614        +54%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (EUR)          0.79          0.52        +54%
Cash flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)          1.048          .695        +51%
Employees (period average)                  89            66        +35%
 
 
                                    30.06.2011    30.06.2010

Equity ratio (%)                            85            86          -
Liquid assets (EUR million)              2.013         1.842         +9%
 
Further Notifications Half-Year figures are unaudited. The complete half-year report can be found in www.equitystory.de'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 www.equitystory.de. About the EquityStory group Serving more than 6,000 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. In January 2011 EquityStory group acquired 100% of the shares of the web- and multimedia agency triplex neue medien GmbH. triplex designs advanced multimedia and Internet projects. This acquisition paves the way for further growth in the business area of online corporate communications. 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 financial.de 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 140 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: robert.wirth@equitystory.de www.equitystory.de 26.08.2011 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: EquityStory AG Seitzstraße 23 80538 München Germany Phone: +49(0)89 210298-0 Fax: +49(0)89 210298-49 E-mail: info@equitystory.com Internet: www.equitystory.de ISIN: DE0005494165 WKN: 549416 Listed: Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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