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2012 Sales and profit significantly increased and ability to pay dividends recovered

2013-03-05

According to the preliminary group figures, First Sensor AG increased sales significantly in 2012 financial year. Sales of the First Sensor Group increased by 72% to €112 million (previous year: €65 million).

The adjusted operating result EBITDA improved by approximately 113% to €14.3 million compared to the same period of previous year (previous year: EBITDA €6.7 million). Corresponding, this results in adjusted EPS of €0.39, despite the increased number of shares, which is a year-on-year (2011: €0.21) increase of around 86%.

The significantly increased profit also has resulted in regaining the dividend ability of First Sensor AG.

Orders on hand rose by around 16% and amounted to €73.4 million as at December 31, 2012
(previous year: €63.6 million). This extremely increase is clear proof of the continuing strong demand from the markets in which First Sensor operates.

In 2013, the Management Board of First Sensor AG is aiming to increase total sales to approximately €120 million and an increase EBITDA by at least 30%.

The preliminary financial statements, corresponds to today´s state of the audit, may still changes before its final publication of the group annual financial report on March 28, 2013.

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In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
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In the growth market of sensor systems, First Sensor develops and produces customer-specific sensors, electronics, modules and complex systems for the ever-increasing number of applications in the industrial, medical, and mobility target markets. As a solution provider the company offers complete development services from a first draft and proof of concept up to the development of prototypes and finally serial production. First Sensor offers comprehensive development expertise, state-of-the-art packaging technologies and production capacities in clean rooms from ISO class 8 to 5.
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