EANS-Adhoc: init innovation in traffic systems AG / Order boom and earnings increase in first quarter

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Karlsruhe, 4 May 2011: The first quarter of the 2011 financial year for init innovation in traffic systems AG ended with new contracts worth over EUR 33m (previous year: EUR 11m) and a further increase in earnings. Based on the preliminary figures now available, growth at the global operator and provider of telematics, planning and electronic fare collection systems continued strong. The order volume as at the end of March totalled around EUR 147m to exceed the record level achieved in the previous year (EUR 132m) by 11 per cent.

Whereas sales of EUR 14.0m in the first quarter remained marginally below the prior-year figure (EUR 14.9m) in line with the scheduled progress of ongoing major projects, earnings once again rose on the excellent baseline in the previous year. At EUR 5.5m at the end of March, gross profit on sales in absolute figures exceeded the prior-year result (EUR 4.5m). One of the reasons for this was the current development in Dubai, which resulted in significantly lower provisions for risks due to substantial incoming payments.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the first quarter amounted to EUR 2.6m (previous year: EUR 2.5m), which results in earnings for the period of EUR 1.5m (previous year: EUR 1.3m). This corresponds to earnings per share of EUR 0.15 (previous year: EUR 0.14).

Through ongoing projects, init generated an operating cash flow of EUR 8.9m by the end of March (previous year: EUR 3.8m). As a result, liquid funds including short-term securities increased to EUR 27.2m in the reporting period (previous year: EUR 12.5m). This figure is expected to rise further throughout the year because of payments due from a number of major projects.

While the global economic risks have increased on the whole for 2011, init continues to anticipate moderate growth in sales and a more than satisfactory earnings margin. Based on the existing volume of orders, the Managing Board projects sales in the amount of EUR 82m, with earnings from operations in excess of EUR 15m.

The full report on the first quarter will be published on 12 May 2011.

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issuer: init innovation in traffic systems AG Käppelestraße 6 D-76131 Karlsruhe phone: +49(0)721 6100-0 FAX: +49(0)721 6100-399 mail: info@initag.de WWW: http://www.initag.de sector: Semiconductors & active components ISIN: DE0005759807 indexes: CDAX, Prime All Share, Technology All Share

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Alexandra Wirthmann
init innovation in traffic systems AG
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