LINOS order intake in the second quarter considerably higher than in the previous year

Göttingen, (PresseBox) - LINOS AG (ISIN DE0005256507) recorded order intake amounting to EUR 29.3 million in the second quarter of 2009. This corresponds to an increase of 28.8 per cent over the same quarter the previous year (EUR 22.8 million). LINOS achieved order intake growth of 32.2 per cent in the first half of the year compared with the previous year. Order intake rose from EUR 44.4 million in the first half of 2008 to EUR 58.7 million in the first half of 2009.

The order intake in the second quarter includes a major, longer-term order placed by a leading European technology company. The order covers several years and has a volume of about EUR 20 million. In the context of this order, LINOS will be supplying high-quality optical systems for helicopter and aircraft self-defense equipment.

Revenue in the second quarter totalled EUR 16.2 million, which was 22.0 per cent lower than in the same quarter the previous year (EUR 20.7 million). LINOS generated revenue of EUR 33.4 million in the first half of 2009; this was a reduction of 23.7 per cent over the first half of 2008.

The complete report on the first half of the year is being published on August 6, 2009.


LINOS AG is a manufacturer of sophisticated optical systems that operates all over the world. In line with the corporate principle "Photonics for Innovation", LINOS is a development partner and supplier for customers in such growth markets as lasers, optical metrology, medicine, biotechnology and semiconductors. The company is listed in the General Standard index at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and joined the Qioptiq Group, which is an international leader in the design and production of high-precision optical components and modules for military and commercial applications, in June 2007. LINOS has about 700 highly qualified staff, most of them at the locations in Göttingen, Munich and Regen, and generated revenue of EUR 89 million in 2008.

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