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6 Months results of CENIT increased significant in sales and earnings

Consulting and software business with strong rise

Ad hoc disclosure in accordance with Article 15 WpHG

Stuttgart – 10. August 2005 – 08:30 a.m. – CENIT again continued with its strategic goal of gaining further market share. According to the latest studies, CENIT is now Germany’s No. 2 in the PLM service market, improving its standing by one position. Earnings in Enterprise Content Management and Outsourcing for the first six months also indicate that CENIT is continuing its success story unabated. Major new customers have been gained in all business areas, particularly among medium-sized companies, though sales of CENIT software product also outperformed expectations, continuing the trend of the first quarter. Consulting and services rose by 11 % and the sales of CENIT software by more than 58 %.

Consolidated sales rose by 8% to EUR 34.9 million (2004: EUR 32.3 million). Group gross proceeds reached EUR 25.6 million (2004: EUR 22.5 million/14%). EBITDA for the Group increased by 100% to EUR 4.3 million (2004: EUR 2.1 million). Group EBIT improved by EUR 2.1 million to EUR 3.9 million (2004: EUR 1.8 million/117%). Group EBT was EUR 4.1 million (2004: EUR 1.8 million/128%). Group basic EPS amounted to EUR 0.59 (2004: EUR 0.35/ 69%).

Group operating cash flow was EUR 4.5 million. The Group’s total assets reached EUR 29 million (2004: EUR 28.5 million). The equity ratio improved from 49% to 52%. At the end of the period, equity was EUR 15.2 million (31 December 2004: EUR 13.9 million). Cash and cash equivalents increased to around EUR 17 million as against 31 December 2004 (EUR 14.7 million).


As before CENIT, feels that it is well positioned. Key reasons for this include the sustainability of sales and income growth, the development of its market position in the 2004 financial year and its clear corporate strategy. We have made significant progress towards our goal of becoming a strategically significant and independent consultant for PLM, ECM and Outsourcing solutions for our customers. Our primary goal is still to gain further market share and to grow more strongly than the overall IT market. At the same time, 2005 is a year of selective investments. Above all, this is intended to advance the development of our own product portfolio, continue our focus on the consulting business and extend our sales. We now employ 491 people, and hope to break the 500 mark before the end of this year. The Executive Board of CENIT is assuming that this extremely positive corporate development will continue in the long term. Some of our key balance sheet ratios are displaying a convincing steady and positive performance. CENIT is on a solid footing to provide its customers and investors with the security they need.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Information about CENIT:
CENIT AG Systemhaus is an internationally operating consulting company which employs more than 490 people. Focusing Product Lifecycle Management Consulting, Outsourcing and Enterprise Content Management solutions, the company is listed in Germany’s Prime Standard. Customers are BMW, DaimlerChyrsler, Audi, VW, AIRBUS, CONTI, Allianz, Metro, REWE and others.

Please contact:

CENIT AG Systemhaus
Prime Standard Listing - ISIN DE0005407100
Fabian Rau
Vice President Investor Relations & Marketing
Industriestraße 52-54, D-70565 Stuttgart
Tel.:  +49 711 7825-3185
Fax:  +49 711 782544-4185
E-Mail: info@cenit.de