DGAP-Adhoc: ISRA VISION AG: Growth continues as forecasted also in the 2nd quarter of 2013/2014

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30.05.2014 08:02

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ISRA VISION AG: 1st Half Year of 2013/2014 - Double-digit increase in
revenues and EBT

Growth continues as forecasted also in the 2nd quarter of 2013/2014

  - Revenue growth in the first half year plus 12% to 44.8 million euros
    (Q2 YTD 12/13: 40.1 mill. euros)

  - EBT growth in the first half year plus 16% to 8.3 million euros (Q2 YTD
    12/13: 7.1 mill. euros)

  - EBT margin increases to 17% to total output (Q2 YTD 12/13: 16%)

  - Continued high margins compared to total output: 

      - EBITDA margin at 26% (Q2 YTD 12/13: 26%)

      - EBIT margin at 17% (Q2 YTD 12/13: 17%)

  - Gross margin at 61% to total output (Q2 YTD 12/13: 60%) 

  - Operative cash flow improved

  - High order backlog of over 60 million euros (PY: 49 mill. euros)

  - Earnings per share (EPS) increase to 1.30 euro (Q2 YTD 12/13: 1.12
    euro)

  - Focus on revenues of approx. 100 mill. euros for FY 13/14

ISRA VISION AG (ISIN: DE 0005488100), one of the world's leading companies
of industrial image processing (Machine Vision), global market leader for
surface inspection systems, and one of the leading 3D machine vision
providers, continues the positive development in revenues and earnings of
the first quarter of 2013/2014 with double-digit growth rates in the second
quarter. The margins are again at a high level and in part slightly
improved. As a result, the company is on course to reach the defined goals
for the entire year.

In the first six months of the current financial year (October 01, 2013 to
September 30, 2014), ISRA records revenue growth of 12 percent to 44.8
million euros (Q2 YTD 12/13: 40.1 mill. euros) compared to the same period
of the previous year, EBT increase by 16 percent to 8.3 million euros (Q2
YTD 12/13: 7.1 mill. euros). Referenced to total output, the EBT margin
rises by one percentage point to 17 percent (Q2 YTD 12/13: 16%). EBIT
(Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) grow by 16 percent to 8.6 million
euros (Q2 YTD 12/13: 7.4 mill. euros), the EBIT margin amounts to 17
percent to total output (Q2 YTD 12/13: 17%). EBITDA (Earnings Before
Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) increase by 14 percent to
13.0 million euros (Q2 YTD 12/13: 11.4 mill. euros), the EBITDA margin is
at 26 percent to total output (Q2 YTD 12/13: 26%). The gross margin (total
output minus cost of materials and labor of production and engineering)
reaches with 61 percent a slightly higher level than in the previous year
(Q2 YTD 12/13: 60%). Operative cash flow improves to 7.2 million euros (Q2
YTD 12/13: 5.8 mill. euros). The equity ratio increases to 58 percent
(September 30, 2013: 57%). Together with the available credit lines, ISRA
has good capital resources and liquidity reserves for future growth.

The good business development in the regions also continues in the second
quarter of 2013/2014. The revenues in Asia still show strong growth rates.
In Europe, the business is increasing significantly. The order entries in
North and South America move up with slightly less dynamics. After the
successful first six months of 2013/2014, ISRA also anticipates a positive
development of order entries in the further course of the financial year,
particularly in Asia and Europe.

In the reporting quarter, ISRA continues to grow in both segments - Surface
Vision and Industrial Automation. In the Industrial Automation division,
revenues and earnings are again developing at a clear double-digit rate.
The high demand for products in the 3D area comes especially from the
German and US automotive industry. Revenues rise in the first six months of
2013/2014 by 25 percent to 7.8 million euros (Q2 YTD 12/13: 6.2 mill.
euros). EBIT grow by 27 percent and reach 1.5 million euros (Q2 YTD 12/13:
1.2 mill. euros). Referenced to total output, it corresponds to an
increased EBIT margin of 17 percent (Q2 YTD 12/13: 16%). A continuing
dynamic development can be seen in the Industrial Automation segment for
the second half year. In this sector, management anticipates double-digit
growth rates for the entire year.

In the Surface Vision segment, revenues increase by 9 percent to 37.0
million euros in the first six months of the current financial year (Q2 YTD
12/13: 33.9 mill. euros). EBIT improve by 14 percent to 7.1 million euros
(Q2 YTD 12/13: 6.2 mill. euros), which corresponds to a margin of 17
percent to total output (Q2 YTD 12/13: 17%). In the Metal industry, ISRA
registers a recovery of the investment climate and good order entries
compared to the restrained previous year. The company also profits from a
positive development of revenues in the Paper market in which business was
slightly slower in the last financial year. The Specialty Paper sector
shows strong growth in the first half year. Order entries from the Glass
industry continue to be at a high level. The Plastics business makes a
solid contribution to total revenues, with systems for the inspection of
new materials in particularly high demand. The activities in the Printing
industry are particularly intensified by expanding the sales management.
After strong impulses from the Solar sector in Taiwan, Korea and Japan in
the first six months of 2013/2014, the company closely monitors the further
development.

The sales activities in the area of the intelligent Yield Management
portfolio "EPROMI" (Enterprise Production Management Intelligence)
stimulate new sales impulses also from Asia. The company anticipates
strategic order entries from this region shortly. The product range
supports users in increasing efficiency in production and is currently
being expanded further. In addition, ISRA plans increasing revenues from
the Service area. For this reason, the portfolio is expanded further with
additional support and services offerings and the marketing activities are
strengthened. Additionally, the company also expands the training portfolio
provided as part of the ISRA Academy worldwide at different locations.

An important component of the long-term strategy is not only organic
growth, but also growth through acquisitions. For this reason, ISRA
continuously analyzes the market with respect to matching companies to
expand the technology portfolio, to enter into new sales markets as well as
to increase market shares. Following the successful integration of GP
Solar, management focusses intensively on new acquisitions and evaluates
new projects.

Next to the operational business, ISRA concentrates on activities in
2013/2014 that prepare the company for revenue dimensions in the
triple-digit million range. This includes the expansion of management, but
also the further development of the company and process structures to be
able to flexibly respond to the requirements of the market in the future.
An additional area of emphasis is the continuation of measures for
increasing productivity and efficiency with the goal of further increasing
profitability in the future. Optimizing the cash management, particularly
by improving the working capital on the basis of enhanced lean production,
remains the focus of corporate management.

For the 2013/2014 financial year, ISRA continues to concentrate on
achieving a revenue growth in the lower double-digit range to approx. 100
million euros. The strong order entries in the first six months of the year
under review and the high order backlog of over 60 million euros (PY:
approx. 49 mill. euros) are a good basis. For the current year, the company
plans with at least stable margins with the continuing goal of a
medium-term increase.


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Language:     English
Company:      ISRA VISION AG
              Industriestr. 14
              64297 Darmstadt
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)6151 9 48-0
Fax:          +49 (0)6151 9 48-140
E-mail:       investor@isravision.com
Internet:     www.isravision.com
ISIN:         DE0005488100
WKN:          548810
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart
 
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