3U HOLDING AG: Management Board announces new forecast 2012 and reaffirms its forecast for the fiscal year 2013

  • 3U publishes preliminary 6-months’ figures
  • Updated guidance for the fiscal year 2012
  •  Reaffirming the forecast for the fiscal year 2013

3U HOLDING AG (ISIN DE0005167902) today released its preliminary financial results for the first half of 2012. Group sales of EUR 40.70 million (previous year: 47.50 million ), EBITDA of EUR -3.16 million (previous year: 31.65 million) and earnings of EUR -3.67 million (previous year: EUR 28.77 million) were reported for the first 6 months of 2012.

Compared to the previous year it should be noted that the results of the first half of 2011 were significantly influenced by the one-off effect of the sale of the Subsidiary LambdaNet. In the first half of 2011, the discontinued segment Broadband/IP accounted for EUR 13.95 million in sales, EUR 30.51 million of EBITDA and EUR 27.92 million of earnings.

Given the preliminary figures released today it is becoming apparent that the forecast for the current fiscal year 2012 has to be updated. The current forecast for fiscal 2012 predicted sales of about EUR 62 to 72 million, EBITDA of EUR 2 to 3 million and earnings of about EUR 0.5 to 1.5 million.

In its updated forecast the Management Board of 3U HOLDING AG expects sales between EUR 60 and EUR 65 million, EBITDA between EUR -3.5 and EUR -2.5 million and earnings of between EUR -4,0 and EUR -2.5 million for the fiscal year 2012.

For 2013, the Management Board reaffirmed its forecast of sales of between EUR 70 and 80 million, EBITDA between EUR 5.0 and 7.0 million and earnings of between EUR 0.5 to 2 million.

The detailed half-yearly report 2012 of 3U HOLDING AG will be published on August, 15 2012.


Peter Alex

Head of Investor Relations


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