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27.05.2011

EquityStory AG successfully starts into the fiscal year 2011

EquityStory AG  / Key word(s): Quarter Results

27.05.2011 08:30

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EquityStory AG.
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EquityStory AG successfully starts into the fiscal year 2011
Integration of web agency triplex well on the way

Munich - 27.05.2011 

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) continues its growth also in Q1 2011.
The group revenue was EUR 2.938 million representing an increase of 39 per
cent against Q1 of the previous year. EBIT according to IFRS grew by 28 per
cent to EUR .471 million. The group's net profit was EUR .347 million
equaling earnings per share according to DVFA / SG of EUR 0.29.

Both the 'Regulatory Information & News' and the 'Products & Services'
segments generated significantly higher revenues, with EquityStory group
benefiting from the solid economic situation and positive sentiment among
corporate decision-makers.

The market share for the distribution of ad hoc news according to § 15 WpHG
remained stable at a high level of 74.3 per cent. For the first time after
the financial crisis the number of regulatory news increased. The number of
optional corporate news releases rose to a record high in March, causing
the total volume of news releases to rise by 20 per cent in Q1.

The segment Products & Services saw a significant increase in generating
media and marketing plans and their implementation, especially for issuers
of corporate bonds. Furthermore, for the first time figures include revenue
of the web agency triplex.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: 'The EquityStory group grows
across all business segments. We develop our business dynamically, which is
supported by the solid economic situation and courageous investment
decisions during the financial crisis, paying off now. We continue to see
the future for our business in 2011 positively.'

Integration of the web agency triplex is well on the way. The move to
EquityStory's head quarters in Munich has been completed. All newly won
resources now operate at full capacity. At the beginning of the year 2011
EquityStory AG took 100 per cent of web agency triplex' shares, paving the
way for further growth in Online Corporate Communications.

Unchanged positive outlook

For the fiscal year 2011 management expects an increase in revenue for the
EquityStory group by 20 to 25 per cent to EUR 12 - 12.5 million and an
increase of EBIT by 15 to 20 per cent to EUR 3.2 - 3.35 million.

EquityStory's management will comment on the company results in today's
conference call from 10.00 am (CET) to be transmitted live via internet at
www.equitystory.de.


Key figures (IFRS)                        Q1/2011       Q1/2010      +/-
Revenue (EUR million)                       2.938         2.109     +39%
EBIT (EUR million)                           .471          .369     +28%
Net profit (EUR million)                     .347          .256     +36%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (EUR)             0.29          0.22     +36%
Cash flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)              .401          .297     +35%
Employees (period average)                     89            59     +51%
 
                                       31.03.2011    31.12.2010
Equity ratio (%)                               82            86        -
Liquid assets (EUR million)                 2.337         1.842     +27%
 

Further Notifications Q1 figures are unaudited. The complete quarterly 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 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 per cent 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 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 27.05.2011 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 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 Berlin, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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