MBB SE, DE000A0ETBQ4

MBB SE, DE000A0ETBQ4

04.04.2017 - 16:32:07

MBB SE proposes a special dividend following the Aumann IPO and projects further strong revenue growth to EUR390 million in 2017

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MBB SE proposes a special dividend following the Aumann IPO and projects further strong revenue growth to EUR390 million in 2017

Berlin, 4 April 2017 - MBB SE (ISIN DE000A0ETBQ4), a medium-sized family business, confirms the already published preliminary figures for 2016 and considers itself well-positioned following the successful Aumann IPO.

In 2016, MBB SE generated record revenue of EUR332.2 million (prior year EUR252.8 million) and thus grows by 31.4%. EBITDA has reached a new all-time high with EUR30.4 million (prior year EUR24.8 million) as well and EBITDA margin amounts to 9.1%. Consolidated earnings amount to EUR14.3 million (prior year EUR11.8 million) leading to earnings per share of EUR2.16 (prior year EUR1.79). Revenue and earnings exceed management's forecast of revenue of EUR310 million and earnings per share of EUR2.10. Group liquidity increased significantly to EUR77.4 million (EUR54.0 million at the end of 2015) and net cash increased to EUR22.6 million (EUR8.1 million at the end of 2015). As of end of 2016, equity has increased to EUR98.4 million (prior year EUR87.7 million) which corresponds to an equity ratio of 36.9% (prior year 39.4%).

On 24 March 2017, MBB subsidiary Aumann conducted a very successful IPO. In the course of this, MBB has reduced its share through the capital increase and the secondary offering from 93.5% to 53.6%. Under IFRS, the value appreciation realized for MBB shareholders from the IPO will be recognized directly in equity in the first quarter 2017. Accordingly, equity attributable to MBB shareholders will increase by more than EUR140 million or more than EUR21.00 per share (based on preliminary figures). Group liquidity as of end of March 2017 increases to more than EUR260 million and net cash to more than EUR210 million, of which more than EUR170 million relate to the group parent company MBB SE (based on preliminary figures).

For 2017, MBB forecasts organic revenue growth of 18% to EUR390 million. Despite the disposal of a significant share of the shareholding in Aumann AG, management forecasts earnings per share on the level of the prior year. This development is expected as order intake and capacity utilisation at the beginning of the new year indicate organic growth at all MBB subsidiaries.

Management views the equity and liquidity base as an excellent condition to grow both organically in the current market environment and through acquisitions. For 2016, management and supervisory board will propose to the annual general meeting to be held on 28 June 2017 an increased dividend of EUR61 cent/share or EUR4.0 million (prior year EUR59 cent/share or EUR3.9 million). Due to the successful Aumann IPO, a special dividend in an equal amount will be proposed as well, so that in total EUR8.0 million shall be distributed to the shareholders.

The 2016 annual report will be published on 30 April 2017 while the financial report for the first quarter 2017 will be published on 31 May 2017. Both will be available for download at www.mbb.com.

About MBB SE:

MBB SE is a medium-sized family business that has expanded steadily since it was founded in 1995 through organic growth and the acquisition of companies. Increasing long-term value of the independent subsidiaries and the Group as a whole is the heart of its business model which has been highly profitable from the outset. Substantial growth and sustainable returns will remain MBB SE's goal in future as well.

Further information on MBB SE can be found at www.mbb.com

MBB SE Joachimsthaler Straße 34 10719 Berlin Tel +49 30 844 15 330 Fax +49 30 844 15 333 request@mbb.com www.mbb.com Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard)

Executive Management Dr Christof Nesemeier (CEO) Anton Breitkopf Dr Gerrit Karalus Klaus Seidel

Chairman of the Board Gert-Maria Freimuth

Court of Registration Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court, registration number: HRB 165458

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Language: English

Company: MBB SE Joachimsthaler Strasse 34 10719 Berlin

Germany Phone: +49 (0) 30 844 15 330 Fax: +49 (0) 30 844 15 333 E-mail: anfrage@mbb.com Internet: www.mbb.com ISIN: DE000A0ETBQ4 WKN: A0ETBQ Indices: PXAP Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange   End of Announcement DGAP News Service

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