Preliminary business figures for 2012: Basler still heading for success

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- Sales € 55.9 million (2011: € 55.1 million, +1%)
- Incoming orders € 60.6 million (2011: € 53.1 million, +14%)
- Earnings before taxes € 5.6 million (2011: € 5.6 million)
- Free cashflow € 6.3 million (2011: € 6.9 million, -9%)
- Transformation to camera manufacturer concluded

BASLER AG, one of the leading global manufacturers of cameras for industry and video surveillance applications, is releasing preliminary figures for fiscal year 2012.

The group's sales increased in fiscal year 2012 by 1% to € 55.9 million (previous year: € 55.1 million). Incoming orders increased by 14 % to € 60.6 million (previous year: € 53.1 million). The gross profit margin amounted to 48.1% (previous year: 44.3%). The earnings before taxes amounted to € 5.6 million (previous year: € 5.6 million) and reached the level of the previous year as well as the pre-tax return of 10.0% (previous year: 10.2%). With these results the company's forecast communicated to the capital market has been achieved at the upper end.

The cash flow from operational activity amounted to € 12.6 million (previous year: € 13.7 million -8%). The free cash flow calculated as the sum of cash flows from operational activity and investment reached a value of € 6.3 million (previous year: € 6.9 million, - 9%).

In 2012, Basler AG achieved again one of its best results in the company's history. The focusing on the camera business agreed upon 4 years ago was concluded at the end of the reporting period so that the company starts as a pure camera manufacturer into the fiscal year 2013.

These provisional figures are awaiting attestation by the auditors and approval by the supervisory board. The definitive figures for fiscal year 2012, the annual report for 2012, and the forecast for fiscal year 2013 will be presented on March 28, 2013.
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