Pironet NDH AG begins the second half year with a strong increase in profits from the Cloud business and confirms annual forecast
Continuous increase in liquid assets
Despite paying a dividend of ten 10 cent per share, totalling 1.5 million euros, Pironet NDH was once again able to increase its net liquidity. In the first half of 2012 these rose by 15.3 % to 18.1 million euros, compared to 15.7 million euros at the end of the previous fiscal year.
Strategic expansion of the Cloud Computing business
In Germany, Pironet NDH has for years been regarded as one of the leading Cloud providers for small to medium-sized enterprises. In order to create additional growth opportunities, the company wishes to broaden its base in this market. For example, Pironet NDH has recently begun to offer consultancy and integration services: in addition to central services from the Cloud, business customers now also obtain support in planning, setting up and operating local IT and Cloud systems in their own data centres.
In the context of enhancing the respective business activities, the organisational and corporate structures in the ICT Outsourcing segment have been expanded. The new units were able to gain new customers in the first half of the year and are already handling projects which make a positive contribution to the Group's sales and results.
Innovative solution for publishing of the future
Pironet NDH is also working on new solutions and offers in the Content Management segment: with their help companies will in the future be able to make content available considerably more easily and at a considerably lower cost than previously, via a large number of online media, social networks such as Facebook and mobile devices. Technologies such as targeting will help customers to address selected target groups automatically with the appropriate content and messages.
Executive Board confirms forecast for 2012
"In all entrepreneurial decisions and developments in our company the sustainable enhancement of our profitability remains the guiding principle," says Felix Höger, Chief Executive Officer of Pironet NDH AG. Despite uncertainties in the economic situation, Felix Höger is standing by his forecast: "The results of the interim report show we are fully on schedule to achieve our targets over the whole year. For 2012 we therefore anticipate sales exceeding those of the previous year and an EBIT of more than 2 million euros."
PIRONET NDH AG
PIRONET NDH AG is a corporate group that brings together three companies specializing in the different business areas ICT outsourcing, content management as well as consulting and design. PIRONET NDH AG was founded in 1995, is based in Cologne and employs more than 350 people. Since 2000, it has been listed on the German stock exchange.
More information: http://www.pironet-ndh.com