Ad hoc: secunet’s forecasts for the 2008 fiscal year: sales exceed expectations, EBIT positive but less than satisfactory

[Essen, 10 December 2008] The end of November 2008 sees secunet producing detailed forecasts for the fiscal year 2008; the company is currently estimating the secunet group’s sales figures for the year at around EUR 50 m. That figure represents an increase of over 20% over the previous year and goes beyond what the capital market had expected.  The current – fourth – quarter has again seen additional expenditure that has reduced earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) in the second and third quarters of 2008, and so, while the company is expecting to make a profit in the 2008 fiscal year, that profit will amount to no more than some EUR 2 m. EBIT will therefore be 43% down on the result for the previous year.