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26.11.2010

EquityStory AG remains on course for growth during Q3 2010

EquityStory AG  / Key word(s): Quarter Results

26.11.2010 08:30

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EquityStory AG remains on course for growth during Q3 2010
Nine-month results show 25 per cent growth against the previous year

Munich - November 26, 2010

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) continue their positive development in
terms of revenues and profits for Q3 2010. For the months from July to
September 2010 group revenue is EUR 2.209 million, representing an increase
of 12 percent against Q3 of the previous year. The EBIT, according to IFRS,
grew by 37 percent to EUR .499 million. The group's net profit is EUR .338
million. This represents a profit of EUR 0.28 per share according to DVFA /
SG (the German Association of Financial Analysis and Asset Management /
Schmalenbach Society).

The first nine months of 2010 show the following: Revenues amount to EUR
6.700 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR 1.410 million and the group surplus
is EUR .953 million. The profit per share according to DVFA / SG is EUR
0.80.

Both the Regulatory Information & News and Products & Services segments
contributed to the increase in revenue and result. The slight decrease in
regulatory announcements continued, while the market share remained stable.
However, the total volume of corporate news was increased, due to a higher
number of non-regulatory news.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: 'The Q3 results confirm the
positive annual trend. Our growth areas, Online Corporate Communications
and international Online Investor Relations business, continue to be the
focus of our work, and promise high growth rates in the coming years. We
feel very confident about our forecast given at the beginning of this
year.'

For the fiscal year 2010 the management expects a revenue increase of up to
10 percent, accompanied by a disproportionately 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
www.equitystory.de.
   
Key figures (IFRS)                 Q1-Q3 2010      Q1-Q3 2009     Change

Sales (EUR million)                    6.700          6.068         +10%
EBIT (EUR million)                     1.410          1.121         +26%
Net profit (EUR million)                .953           .764         +25%
Earnings per share (EUR)                0.80           0.64         +25%
Cash Flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)        1.073           .879         +22%
Employees (period average)                69             55         +25%
   
 
                                   30.09.2010      31.12.2009     Change

Equity Ratio (%)                          87             88            -
Liquid assets (EUR million)            1.640           .471        +248%
Number of customers                    5,400          5,000          +8%
 
Further notifications: Nine-months figures are unaudited. The complete nine-month report can be found on 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 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 nonstock-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 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 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: robert.wirth@equitystory.de www.equitystory.de 26.11.2010 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 Deutschland 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 Düsseldorf, Berlin, Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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