Intershop Communications AG | Press Release |
Intershop Communications AG Reports First Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Revenue rose 11% as against the previous quarter
Jena, Germany, April 26, 2007 - Intershop Communications AG (Prime Standard: ISH2) today announced financial results for the first quarter 2007 ended March 31, 2007
First quarter 2007 revenue rose 11% as against the previous quarter from Euro 5.5 million to Euro 6.1 million, compared with Euro 5.1 million in the first quarter of 2006. License revenue totaled Euro 0.8 million in the first quarter of 2007 as against the fourth quarter of 2006 to Euro 1.0 million, compared with Euro 1.8 million in the first quarter of 2006. In Q1 2006, license revenues included EUR 1.4 million in revenues from a major order. Service revenue totaled Euro 5.3 million in the first quarter 2007, as compared to Euro 4.5 million in the fourth quarter 2006 and Euro 3.3 million in first quarter 2006. Adjusted for online marketing revenues, service revenues amounted to EUR 3.8 million in the first quarter of 2007 and EUR 3.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Total operating costs (cost of revenues plus operating expenses) were Euro 7.5 million in the first quarter of 2007, compared with Euro 7.5 million in the previous quarter and Euro 6.4 million in the first quarter of 2006. The cost of revenues included online marketing costs of EUR 1.4 million in Q1 2007 and EUR 1.0 million in Q4 2006.
Intershop recorded a net loss of Euro 1.4 million or Euro 0.07 per share in the first quarter of 2007, as compared to a net loss of Euro 2.0 million or Euro 0.09 per share in the fourth quarter of 2006. Compared to the first quarter of 2006, Intershop’s net loss was Euro 1.5 million or Euro 0.07 per share.
Total cash, including cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, and restricted cash were Euro 8.1 million as of March 31, 2007, compared to Euro 11.2 million as of December 31, 2006. The amount of unrestricted cash included in this total amounting to EUR 1.8 million as of March 31, 2007, compared to Euro 3.6 million as of December 31, 2006.
Operating Highlights for the First Quarter of 2007
- Intershop received a major service and maintenance order for the next three years from QUELLE’s IT service provider ITELLIUM Systems & Service GmbH, Nuremberg, for the entire QUELLE Group.
- New European customers gained by Intershop included the Belgian media group Roularta, the Dutch wholesaler Pronk Juweel, and dectel, a Belgian telecommunications solutions and logistics services provider.
- The cooperation agreement with the Muich-based eCircle AG, a leading provider of software and services for digital dialog marketing, rounds off Intershop’s offering of online marketing solutions. With the integration of e-mail marketing solutions into its portfolio, Intershop is able to provide an end-to-end performance marketing, including customer retention services.
- Intershop and Fidelity National Information Services signed a partnership agreement. Customers now have the option of using Intershop’s software as a hosted or leased solution.
- In the first quarter of 2007, Intershop increased its efforts to complete the new version 6.2 of its standard software, Enfinity Suite 6. Commissioning development services from third-party service providers led to increased costs.
- As of March 31, 2007, the company employed 245 full-time equivalent employees (229 full-time equivalent employees without Online Marketing), as compared to 247 full-time equivalent employees as of December 31, 2006 (234 full-time equivalent employees without Online Marketing). As of March 31, 2006 the company employed 219 full-time equivalent employees.
Intershop expects to generate a positive net result and positive cash flow in fiscal year 2007 due to significant cost reductions, particularly in sales and marketing, as well as further measures.
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
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.