TOMORROW FOCUS AG reports substantial increase in revenue and earnings for first quarter of 2011 – adjusted revenue up 31.3 percent, Group EBIT tripled

Munich, Germany, 13 May 2011 – TOMORROW FOCUS AG has made a successful start to the financial year 2011. According to the definitive results for the first quarter, both consolidated revenue and the key figures for Group earnings were well up on the same period in 2010.

After an adjustment to exclude revenue from Playboy Deutschland Publishing GmbH, which was sold on 1 November 2010, the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s consolidated revenue for the first quarter of 2011 stood at EUR 34.4 million, up 31.3 percent on the previous year’s figure of EUR 26.2 million. If revenue from Playboy is included, the Group still achieved a year-on-year increase of 19.9 percent, from EUR 28.7 million to EUR 34.4 million.

This positive development was achieved thanks to significant growth in all three of the Group’s business segments.
In comparison with the same quarter of the previous year, revenue in the Advertising segment ended the quarter 40.6 percent higher at EUR 8.2 million, largely on account of strong performances from TOMORROW FOCUS Media, Germany’s biggest online marketing specialist in terms of reach, and the online advertising marketplace Adjug. Revenue in the Transactions segment was up 12.8 percent. Excluding revenue from Playboy, the figure for this segment stood at EUR 23.7 million, equivalent to a rise of 28.7 percent. The top performer here was HolidayCheck AG, which increased its market share in the first quarter of 2011 and benefited from the ongoing trend towards online booking for package holidays.

In the Technologies segment, first-quarter revenue stood at EUR 2.5 million, a rise of 35.1 percent on the same period in 2010. The main driver here was the mobile services provider Cellular, whose results were boosted by continued healthy demand for mobile applications.

At EUR 4.72 million, Group earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Group EBITDA) for the first quarter of 2011 showed an improvement on the previous year’s figure of EUR 2.35 million to end the period up 100.7 percent.

Group earnings before interest and taxes (Group EBIT) for the first quarter of 2011 recorded a year-on-year increase of 215.8 percent from EUR 1.1 million in 2010 to EUR 3.5 million.

Group earnings before taxes (Group EBT) for the first quarter of 2011 stood at EUR 1.8 million compared to the previous year’s figure of minus EUR 0.1 million.

Group earnings after taxes for the first quarter rose from minus EUR 1.0 million in the previous year to EUR 1.0 million in 2011.

Consolidated earnings per share for the first quarter of 2011 were EUR 0.02 compared to minus EUR 0.01 in 2010.

The Management Board is confident that the positive results of the first quarter will be maintained throughout 2011.