Sulzemoos, 28 February 2006 / Phönix SonnenStrom AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93) has released the preliminary key data of its consolidated annual financial statements, drawn up for the first time under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), on the basis of preliminary figures for the financial year 2005.
Sales of the Phönix Group rose to EUR 111.1 million in 2005, up from EUR 67.3 million in the previous year, which represents a growth of 65 percent. In the period under review, 34 percent of these sales were accounted for by the Projects segment, 66 percent by the Distribution segment of which more than EUR 6 million were generated abroad.
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) soared 204 percent to EUR 7.6 million (2004: EUR 2.5 million). Net income for the year came to EUR 5 million (2004: EUR 1.7 million) and, with an increase of 195, has nearly trebled. Deferred tax under IFRS will, however, reduce the result somewhat.
Net income for the year equates to an earnings per share (EPS) of EUR 0.92; with 5,525,000 shares outstanding currently. In 2004, EPS stood at EUR 0.34, with 5,025,000 shares outstanding. The EBIT margin, i.e. the relationship of EBIT to sales, improved in the financial year 2005 to 6.9 percent, the highest in the company's history (2004: 3.7 percent). Return on capital employed net of tax climbed to more than 21 percent in 2005, up from 14 percent in 2004. The figures cited above are preliminary. The company has switched its accounting standards to IFRS and, for the first time, a set of consolidated financial statements were prepared under IFRS. Phönix SonnenStrom AG will be publishing its full, certified annual financial statements, along with its Annual Report 2005, in mid-May. The Annual General Meeting will take place on 7 July in Fürstenfeldbruck.
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About Phönix SonnenStrom AG: Phönix SonnenStrom AG, based in Sulzemoos near Munich, is a leading systems supplier in the German and European photovoltaic markets. The company designs and builds large-scale photovoltaic plants and operates as a wholesaler of complete solar electricity plants, solar modules and components. In 2005, Phönix SonnenStrom AG received the "Bayerns Best 50" and "Europe's 500" awards in recognition of its rapid growth. The shares of the company (ISIN DE000A0BVU93) have been traded on the OTC segment since November 2004 and has been listed on the M:access quality segment of the Munich Stock Exchange since July 2005.
table with Business performance key data (2005, preliminary)
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