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CENIT increased revenue by 11 % in the first quarter 2005

EBIT rose by 1 Mill. to EUR 1.6 Mill. - incoming orders increased by 6 %

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Stuttgart – 09. May 2005 – 08:30 a.m. – The start of 2005 has been extremely successful for CENIT. Business development and incoming orders are very positive. With sales growth of 11 percent, the highest in the last three years, CENIT confirmed its excellent position in the market for Product Lifecycle Management, Document Management and Outsourcing. Moreover, the consultancy share ot the total revenue and also the sales of CENIT software increased extremly positive. A significant contribution to this was made by our international sales alliances, particularly in the USA and Asia. The strategic goal of increasing market shares is progressing as planned and is reflected positively in the earnings for the first quarter.

Consolidated sales rose by 11 percent to EUR 16.11 million (2004: EUR 14.45 million). The Group gross proceeds reached EUR 12.17 million (2004: EUR 10.98 million/11 percent). EBITDA for the Group increased by 127 percent to EUR 1.77 million (2004: EUR 0.78 million). Group EBIT rose by EUR 1 million to EUR 1.60 million (2004: EUR 0.60 million/167 percent). Group EBT was EUR 1.68 million (2004: EUR 0.61 million/175 percent). Group EPS amounted to EUR 0.26 (2004: EUR 0.12/117 percent) undiluted.

Group free cash flow was EUR 3.3 million. The Group’s total assets reached EUR 27.7 million (2004: EUR 28.5 million). The equity ratio improved from 49 percent to 54 percent. At the end of the period under review, equity was EUR 15.0 million (31 December 2004: EUR 13.9 million). Cash and cash equivalents increased by more than EUR 3.0 million to approximately EUR 18 million in comparison to 31 December 2004 (EUR 14.7 million).


The CENIT Executive Board assumes that the positive sales and earnings trend of recent quarters will continue in 2005. It is already clear today that our customers continue to welcome innovation and that, in contrast with the overall economic situation, particularly in Germany, it is characterised by growth. Every single step of our customers’ innovation process is now supported by IT. The coming months at CENIT will be, among other things, by ambitious personnel development, which will meet the increasing demand for our consultancy services.

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Information about CENIT
CENIT AG Systemhaus is an internationally operating consulting company which employs more than 480 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.

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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