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30.11.2012

EquityStory remaining on course achieving a good Q3 result

EquityStory AG  / Key word(s): Quarter Results/Strategic Company Decision

30.11.2012 08:30

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Corporate News

EquityStory AG remaining on course achieving a good Q3 result
Geographical expansion into Asia decided

Munich - 30.11.2012

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) produced another good result for Q3.
For the period July - September 2012, group revenue was EUR 3.157 million,
representing an increase of 8 per cent against Q3 of the previous year. The
EBIT, according to IFRS, grew by 9 per cent to EUR .584 million. According
to DVFA / SG, the group's net profit was EUR .397 million, equaling EUR .33
earnings per share.

The first nine months of 2012 show the following: revenues amount to EUR
9.938 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR 1.839 million and the group surplus
is EUR 1.258 million. The profit per share according to DVFA / SG is EUR
1.06.

Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: 'Despite a difficult market
environment we are still on track to achieve our goals. The expected
revenue growth in the area of bond issues compared to the previous year and
the rising level of new orders in the area of corporate websites confirm
this assessment.'

Our foreign activities in Switzerland and Russia have continued to develop
very well. The Russian affiliate EquityStory RS, LLC. almost doubled its
revenues in Q3 compared with the previous year. The strategy to realign the
group more independently from the performance of the domestic capital
market, has proven to be effective - especially against the background of
the European public debt crisis.

As a result, the Executive Board has decided to establish another affiliate
outside Europe. EQS Asia Ltd., based in Hong Kong, will be operational by
the beginning of the next financial year. The sales team will be focusing
on companies listed in Hong Kong. Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO: 'We
are looking forward to the next internationalisation step of the EQS Group.
It is our goal to work in such geographical areas, which will generate
sustainable growth for our group. The dynamic development of the Asian
economy and the high number of IPOs in Hong Kong will offer us an
excellent framework.'

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
www.eqs.com.


Key figures (IFRS)                      9M 2012        9M 2011        + / -
                                                                           
Revenue (EUR million)                     9.938          9.442         + 5%
EBIT (EUR million)                        1.839          1.840           0%
Net profit DVFA/SG (EUR million)          1.258          1.303         - 3%
Earnings per share DVFA/SG (EUR)           1.06           1.09         - 3%
Cash flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)           1.475          1.460         + 1%
Liquid assets (EUR million)               2.673          2.041        + 31%
Employees (period average)                  107             90        + 19%


Further Notifications Nine months figures are unaudited. The complete nine months report can be found on www.eqs.com 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.eqs.com. 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 (100%) 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 Munich Tel.: +49 89 21 02 98 - 34 Fax: +49 89 21 02 98 - 49 E-Mail: robert.wirth@eqs.com www.eqs.com 30.11.2012 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, München (m:access), Stuttgart; Open Market (Entry Standard) in Frankfurt End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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