GK SOFTWARE AG Continues Its Growth Course in the First Half Year of 2012

According to provisional figures Sales grew by approx. 12% compared to the same period in the previous year / EBIT at EUR 2.99 million rose by 20% compared to the same period in 2011 / Growth forecast confirmed for 2012

Schöneck, (PresseBox) - GK SOFTWARE AG continued its growth path during the first half year of fiscal 2012. Compared to the same period in the previous year, sales rose according to provisional figures by 12.4% to EUR 16.24 million (HY 2011 = EUR 14.45 million). Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) rose to EUR 2.99 million, following a figure of EUR 2.49 million in the same reporting period in the previous year. As a result, the company had an EBIT margin of 18.4% related to sales during the first half year (HY 2011 = 17.2%). Earnings per share during this period were EUR 1.30.

Based on this provisional figures the Management Board believes that its forecast is justified and it is expecting noticeable growth for the complete year in 2012, while the company maintains the profitability levels achieved in the past.

GK Software AG

GK SOFTWARE AG is one of the leading technology developers and providers of standard software for the retail sector in Europe and has an extensive range of products for stores and enterprise headquarters. As a result of its open software solutions in the GK/Retail Suite, which can be used with any platform and is fully programmed in Java, the company has established itself on the market as a leading provider of technology and innovations. The software provides ideal business organization for retail companies with many stores and therefore offers significant potential for cost savings and customer loyalty programs so that companies can increase their competitiveness.

The company employs 428 members of staff (figures for 31 December 2011) at company headquarters in Schöneck and five other business locations in Berlin, St. Ingbert, Cologne, Plzen (CZ) and Basel/Riehen (CH). GK SOFTWARE AG can list well-known German and foreign retail companies among its customers, including Galeria Kaufhof, Parfümerie Douglas, Coop (Switzerland), EDEKA, Hornbach, JYSK Nordic, Lidl, Netto Marken-Discount and Tchibo. The software is currently being used in more than 30 countries at 140,000 installations in approx. 27,500 stores in Germany and abroad. The company has grown rapidly during the past few years and its sales revenues totaled EUR 31.8 million in 2011. GK SOFTWARE AG achieved EBIT of EUR 6.65 million (EBIT margin of 21.0% on sales). The two founders Rainer Gläß (CEO) und Stephan Kronmüller (deputy board member), in conjunction with an experienced management team, have made GK SOFTWARE AG a profitable company with strong growth since 1990.

Further information about the company: www.gk-software.com

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