Ad-hoc: Kontron AG boosts second quarter net earnings by 71 percent

  • Revenue increases by 20 percent to EUR 117.7 million year on year
  • Orders on books reach record level once again at EUR 256.7 million
  • Design wins based on ATCA technology drive future growth

Eching, Munich, July 26, 2007. In the second quarter of 2007 Kontron AG has
continued to advance dynamic business develops and boosted revenue and
most notably profit by an additional, significant measure. At EUR 111.7 million,
proceeds were 20 percent above the prior year period (EUR 93.3 million), while
the increase totaled 24 percent adjusted by currency fluctuations. In the first
half-year revenues were up to EUR 207.6 million by comparison with EUR
179.9 million recorded in the same period last year. Orders on the books,
recorded at EUR 256.7 million, also reached a new record level, by comparison
with a volume of EUR 219.6 million at the turn of the year. The volume of design
wins was up from EUR 110.3 million recorded in the first half of 2006 to EUR
128.9 million in the first half of 2007.

As a result of the Profit Improvement Program earnings put in stronger growth
than sales. Posting EBIT of EUR 10.4 million, Kontron’s second quarter
performance was 55 percent above the same period last year (EUR 6.7 million).
With a look to the first half of the year, the EBIT figure stands at EUR 17.2
million over EUR 11.8 million in the prior year period. Accordingly, the surplus
for the period also showed a very positive development in the second quarter,
and is up by 71 percent to EUR 7.9 million over EUR 4.6 million in the same
period last year. In the first half-year, surplus for the period amounted to EUR
12.8 million over EUR 8 million in the prior year period.

ATCA technology will remain the key driver of future growth. This advanced
technology will not only be utilized in the telecommunication industry, but will be
making increasing inroads in new applications in security and medical
technologies. The company is confirming its forecast for 2007 of double-digit
growth, in connection with disproportionately strong gains in earnings.

Investor Relations:
Gaby Moldan
Kontron AG
Oskar-von-Miller-Str. 1,
85386 Eching Schloss Fußberg,
Tel: 08165/77212, Fax 08165/77222
Email: Gaby.Moldan@kontron.com


For further information:
Dr. Udo Nimsdorf
Engel & Zimmermann AG
Agentur für Wirtschaftskommunikation
Am Schlosspark 15,
82131 Gauting
Tel. 089-89 35 633, Fax: 089-89 39 84 29
Email : info@engel-zimmermann.de

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