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24.03.2010

DGAP-Adhoc: 2009 financial year: Kontron AG remains sustainably profitable

Kontron AG / Final Results 24.03.2010 06:31 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- * EBIT at EUR 30.1 million reflecting economic situation, earnings per share 41 cents * Solid financial position: cash position climbs to EUR 80 million, operating cash flow of EUR 23.9 million, and equity ratio of 72 percent * Tax-free dividend of 20 cents per share proposed * Outlook: positive effects in second year-half from strong design wins and order book position; Eching, Munich, March 24, 2010. Despite difficult economic conditions, TecDAX-listed Kontron AG reached the target of continuous profitability that it had set itself at the start of 2009. Amidst a global financial and economic crisis that affected Kontron's important mechanical engineering sales market, a slight revenue decline from EUR 496.7 million to EUR 468.9 million was reported compared with the previous year (minus 6 percent). The order book totaled EUR 306 million at the end of the year, compared with EUR 291 million at the end of the previous year. The volume of design wins climbed again to a historic record level of EUR 361 million. Operating earnings (EBIT) were exposed to greater margin pressure, and fell from EUR 46.9 million to EUR 30.1 million. Net income amounted to EUR 21.9 million compared with EUR 34.9 million in the previous year, and earnings per share totaled 41 cents compared with 67 cents in 2008. With a cash position of EUR 80 million (EUR 26 million more than in the previous year), operating cash flow of EUR 23.9 million, and an equity ratio of 72 percent on total assets of EUR 461.3 million (previous year: EUR 394.5 million), Kontron commands a very solid liquidity position, and is ready to make further strategic acquisitions. Management Board and Supervisory Board have decided to recommend the Annual Shareholder Meeting on June 9, 2010, as in the last two years, the distribution of a dividend of 20 cents per share. With its broad diversification across application areas and products, the continuation of its successful Profit Improvement Program (EUR 11 million lower operating costs in 2009 alone), accompanied by the ongoing trend among customers to outsource, Kontron AG is assuming that 2010 will be a year of consolidation. The current high order book position will have a positive impact in the second half of the year. Note: previous year's figures following IAS 8.41f adjustment Investor Relations: Further information: Gaby Moldan Dr. Udo Nimsdorf Kontron AG Engel & Zimmermann AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1, Agentur für Wirtschaftskommunikation D-85386 Eching Schloss Fußberg, Am Schlosspark 15, Tel:+498165/77212,Fax+498165/77222 D-82131 Gauting Tel: +4989-89 35 633, Fax: +4ß89-89 39 84 29 Email: Gaby.Moldan@kontron.com Email: info@engel-zimmermann.de 24.03.2010 06:31 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Kontron AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1 85386 Eching Deutschland Phone: 08165-77-225 Fax: 08165-77-222 E-mail: martin.przybyla@kontron.com Internet: www.kontron.com ISIN: DE0006053952 WKN: 605395 Indices: TecDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, München, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kontron AG / Final Results 24.03.2010 06:31 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- * EBIT at EUR 30.1 million reflecting economic situation, earnings per share 41 cents * Solid financial position: cash position climbs to EUR 80 million, operating cash flow of EUR 23.9 million, and equity ratio of 72 percent * Tax-free dividend of 20 cents per share proposed * Outlook: positive effects in second year-half from strong design wins and order book position; Eching, Munich, March 24, 2010. Despite difficult economic conditions, TecDAX-listed Kontron AG reached the target of continuous profitability that it had set itself at the start of 2009. Amidst a global financial and economic crisis that affected Kontron's important mechanical engineering sales market, a slight revenue decline from EUR 496.7 million to EUR 468.9 million was reported compared with the previous year (minus 6 percent). The order book totaled EUR 306 million at the end of the year, compared with EUR 291 million at the end of the previous year. The volume of design wins climbed again to a historic record level of EUR 361 million. Operating earnings (EBIT) were exposed to greater margin pressure, and fell from EUR 46.9 million to EUR 30.1 million. Net income amounted to EUR 21.9 million compared with EUR 34.9 million in the previous year, and earnings per share totaled 41 cents compared with 67 cents in 2008. With a cash position of EUR 80 million (EUR 26 million more than in the previous year), operating cash flow of EUR 23.9 million, and an equity ratio of 72 percent on total assets of EUR 461.3 million (previous year: EUR 394.5 million), Kontron commands a very solid liquidity position, and is ready to make further strategic acquisitions. Management Board and Supervisory Board have decided to recommend the Annual Shareholder Meeting on June 9, 2010, as in the last two years, the distribution of a dividend of 20 cents per share. With its broad diversification across application areas and products, the continuation of its successful Profit Improvement Program (EUR 11 million lower operating costs in 2009 alone), accompanied by the ongoing trend among customers to outsource, Kontron AG is assuming that 2010 will be a year of consolidation. The current high order book position will have a positive impact in the second half of the year. Note: previous year's figures following IAS 8.41f adjustment Investor Relations: Further information: Gaby Moldan Dr. Udo Nimsdorf Kontron AG Engel & Zimmermann AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1, Agentur für Wirtschaftskommunikation D-85386 Eching Schloss Fußberg, Am Schlosspark 15, Tel:+498165/77212,Fax+498165/77222 D-82131 Gauting Tel: +4989-89 35 633, Fax: +4ß89-89 39 84 29 Email: Gaby.Moldan@kontron.com Email: info@engel-zimmermann.de 24.03.2010 06:31 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de =-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Kontron AG Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1 85386 Eching Deutschland Phone: 08165-77-225 Fax: 08165-77-222 E-mail: martin.przybyla@kontron.com Internet: www.kontron.com ISIN: DE0006053952 WKN: 605395 Indices: TecDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, München, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service =--------------------------------------------------------------------------

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