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27.08.2010

EquityStory AG presents excellent figures for Q2 2010

EquityStory AG / Half Year Results/Forecast

27.08.2010 08:30

Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by
DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
The issuer / publisher is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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EquityStory AG presents excellent figures for Q2 2010
Half-year results show growth by 22 per cent against the previous year
 
Munich - 27. August 2010

EquityStory AG (ISIN: DE0005494165) has managed to successfully grow
revenue and profitability in Q2. For the months from April to June 2010
group revenue is EUR 2.382 million representing an increase of 18 percent
against Q2 of the previous year. The EBIT, according to IFRS, grew by 81
per cent to EUR .542 million. The group's net profit is EUR .358 million.
This represents a profit of EUR 0.30 per share according to DVFA / SG (the
German Association of Financial Analysis and Asset Management /
Schmalenbach Society).
   
The entire first half of 2010 shows the following scenario: Revenues amount
to EUR 4.491 million, EBIT aggregates to EUR .911 million and the group
surplus is EUR .614 million. The profit per share according to DVFA / SG is
EUR .52.

In the first six months both the Regulatory Information & News and Products
& Services segments generated respective revenue growths of 7 and 13 per
cent. While the slight decrease in regulatory announcements continued, the
increase of the distribution of voluntary corporate announcements and the
newly established announcement form for notices of Annual General Meetings
over-compensated for this effect. The extreme scalability led to a
significantly higher EBIT for this segment.
   
Achim Weick, EquityStory AG's CEO stated: 'The Q2 results give reason to be
content, but we think it would be too early to consider this as a change of
trend. Consequently we continue to work on the development of our growth
areas - Online Corporate Communications, as well as the international
Online Investor Relations business, promising 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)                        HY/2010      HY/2009       Change
   
Sales (EUR million)                         4.491        4.092         +10%
EBIT (EUR million)                           .911         .756         +21%
Net profit (EUR million)                     .614         .503         +22%
Earnings per share (EUR)                     0.52         0.42         +24%
Cash Flow DVFA/SG (EUR million)              .695         .580         +20%
Employees (period average)                     66           57         +16%
   
   
                                       30.06.2010   30.06.2009       Change
   
Equity Ratio (%)                               87           88          -
Liquid assets (EUR million)                 1.058         .471        +125%
Number of customers                         5,200        5,000          +4%
   
Further notifications: H1 figures are unaudited. The complete half-year 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% affiliateDeutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH (DGAP), an institution forthe 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 B2Cinvestor relations, financial data and online advertising for the financial sector by the fully-owned affiliate financial.de AG (100%) and thestrategic holding ARIVA.DE AG (25.44%). With offices in Munich, Kiel, Hamburg, Zurich, Moscow and Budapest theEquityStory group employs more than 100 employees. 27.08.2010 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Press Release distributed by DGAP. 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 News DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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