Heliad Equity Partners: Revenue increases by 59% to EUR 25.2mn ++ Earnings per share turn positive to EUR 0.18 ++ Further earnings growth expected for second half 2010

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Half Year Results
26.08.2010 07:10

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++ Revenue increases by 59% to EUR 25.2mn
++ Earnings before tax to EUR 3.5mn jumps in HY 2010 after EUR 1.4mn the    year before
++ Earnings per share turn positive to EUR 0.18 
++ Further earnings growth expected for second half 2010
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA, Frankfurt am Main (ISIN DE000A0L1NN5), released today its financial accounts for the half year 2010. Compared to the same period in 2009, all financial ratios improved significantly which was the result of a clear increase of profitability. Revenues grew by 59% to EUR 25.2mn (HY 2009: EUR 15.9mn) with a pre-tax profit of EUR 3.5mn (HY 2009: EUR 1.4mn). The operating result (EBITDA) doubled to EUR 3.1mn (HY 2009: EUR 1.6mn) with an increase in EBIT to EUR 3.0mn (HY 2009: 0.5mn). Net earnings improved significantly from minus EUR 0.1 to EUR 2.1mn. Hence, earnings per share jumped from EUR -0.02 to EUR 0.18.

Bank balances and assets classified as held for sale stayed at the end of the first half at EUR 31.4mn (Q1 2010: EUR 36.5mn). Non-current assets improved by EUR 6.0mn to EUR 55.6mn (Q1 2010: EUR 49.6mn). The balance sheet in the amount of EUR 113.3mn displayed EUR 76.6mn total equity which results in an ongoing stable equity ratio of 68% (Q1 2010: 67%). Total debt got reduced to EUR 36.7mn (Q1 2010: EUR 38.1mn).

'The economic development and the financial result of our portfolio in the first half of 2010 reflect the expectation for the general trend in 2010. For the second half, we see a positive sentiment and assme an ongoing improvement of the earnings trend', states Ralf Flore, CEO of Heliad Equity Partners.

The half year report can be downloaded from August 31st, 2010 on under www.heliad.com

++ About Heliad

Heliad is a listed investment company that invests in fast-growing, medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. Heliad selects established, owner-managed business models with sales of between EUR 10 and 150 million, and focuses primarily on majority interests and controlling minority interests. Further information on the company is available at www.heliad.com.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Christoph D. Kauter
Deputy CEO
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 39
E-mail: investor-relations@heliad.com

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Language:     English
Company: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Gr├╝neburgweg 18
              60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone:        +49 69 71 91 59 65 0
Fax:          +49 69 71 91 59 65 11
E-mail:       info@heliad.com
Internet:     www.heliad.com
ISIN:         DE000A0L1NN5
WKN:          A0L1NN
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in M├╝nchen, Berlin, Stuttgart
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