DGAP-Adhoc: Ahlers AG: At EUR 72.9 million, sales revenues in Q1 2013/14 are up by 9.1 percent on prior year period. First-quarter EBIT before special effects also increases by a strong 28 percent due to the higher revenues.

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Ahlers AG, Herford

ISIN DE0005009708 and ISIN DE0005009732

At EUR 72.9 million, sales revenues in Q1 2013/14 are up by 9.1 percent on
prior year period. First-quarter EBIT before special effects also increases
by a strong 28 percent due to the higher revenues.

Ahlers has started the year with strong revenue and earnings growth. Thanks
to good stock business and own Retail sales, higher pre-order sales and
earlier delivery of the spring/summer 2014 season, sales revenues in the
first quarter of 2013/14 increased by 9.1 percent to a total of EUR 72.9
million (previous year: EUR 66.8 million). Preliminary EBIT before special
effects also picked up sharply from EUR 5.8 million to EUR 7.4 million
(+27.6 percent). There were positive special effects in the first quarter
of the previous year, which did not recur this year. Accordingly, the
preliminary result after tax, at EUR 4.9 million, is just slightly above
previous year's EUR 4.6 million (+6.5 percent).

Based on first-quarter sales revenues, pre-sales for the spring/summer
season and the first order intake trends for the autumn/winter season, the
Management Board projects revenue growth of +3 to +5 percent (2012/13
revenues: EUR 246.7 million) and consolidated net income of about EUR 7
million (2012/13: EUR 5.6 million).

The final figures for the first quarter of 2013/14 will be published on
April 10, 2014.

Herford, March 11, 2014

The Management Board

Ahlers AG
Elverdisser Str. 313
D-32052 Herford


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Language:     English
Company:      Ahlers AG
              Elverdisser Straße 313
              32052 Herford
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)5221 979-0
Fax:          +49 (0)5221 70058
E-mail:       ahlers-ag@ahlers-ag.com
Internet:     www.ahlers-ag.com
ISIN:         DE0005009708, DE0005009732
WKN:          500970, 500973
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard);
              Freiverkehr in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart
 
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