Intershop Communications AG Reports Second Quarter 2006 Financial Results

Jena, Germany – July 27, 2006 - Intershop Communications AG (Prime Standard: ISH2) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2006, ended June 30, 2006.

Second quarter 2006 revenue totaled Euro 4.3 million, compared with Euro 5.1 million in the first quarter of 2006 and Euro 4.2 million in the second quarter of 2005. License revenue totaled Euro 1.0 million in the second quarter of 2006 as against the first quarter of 2006 to Euro 1.8 million, compared with Euro 0.4 million in the second quarter of 2005. Total operating costs (cost of revenues plus operating expenses) were reduced by EUR 1.0 million from EUR 6.4 million in the first quarter of 2006 to EUR 5.4 million in the second quarter of 2006. Total operating costs in the second quarter of 2005 were EUR 5.2 million.
Intershop reported Euro 1.3 million in net loss in the second quarter of 2006 or Euro 0.07 per share, compared to a net loss of Euro 1.5 million or a net loss of Euro 0.08 per share in the first quarter of 2006. In comparison, Intershop’s net loss in the second quarter of 2005 was Euro 1.2 million or a net loss of Euro 0.07 per share.

Total cash, including cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, and restricted cash climbed from Euro 13.5 million as of December 31, 2005 to Euro 15.4 million as of June 30, 2006. The amount of unrestricted cash included in this total increased to EUR 7.9 million as of June 30, 2006 from EUR 7.3 million as of December 31, 2005.

Operating Highlights for the Second Quarter of 2006

  • In May 2006, Intershop was awarded its first full-service e-commerce order by a well-known brand manufacturer from a German-speaking country. As part of this project, which is expected to be completed in late summer 2006, Intershop will be responsible for all of the new customer's e-commerce business processes internationally.
  • In Europe Intershop has gained new customers in the shape of Netherlands-based electronic components supplier Nedis, as well as Free Record Shop, a Dutch entertainment products provider.
  • Intershop aquired SoQuero GmbH on June 28, 2006. SoQuero, headquartered in Frankfurt (Germany), is a provider of online marketing services. This acquisition will strengthen to position of Intershop as a full-service e-commerce provider and further extend its business activities.
  • As of June 30, 2006, the company employed 234 full-time equivalent employees, as compared to 219 full-time equivalent employees as of March 31, 2006. The increase is primarily the result of the acquisition of SoQuero GmbH.

Business Outlook

Intershop again expects to record a net profit for fiscal year 2006.

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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations

Heide Rausch
Head of Corporate Communication