Under Section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), the Management Boards of listed companies are obliged to publish without delay any facts which may potentially have an adverse or beneficial impact on the company’s share price. These Ad-hoc announcements are mandatory where the following conditions are in place:

  • A new fact which was previously not publicly known has come to light.
  • The fact has materialised in the issuer’s sphere of activity.
  • The fact has real or potential implications for the issuer’s assets, financial position or general business trend.
  • In light of the above, the fact may potentially have a considerable adverse or beneficial impact on the share price or, in the case of listed bonds, detract from the issuer’s ability to service these securities.

The Management Board of Ahlers AG takes the stipulations of the Federal Securities Trading Supervisory Authority very seriously and is committed to responsible use of this instrument.

Ad-hoc-announcements 2014

Ahlers reports strong sales growth of 7.9 percent and clearly double-digit growth in all earnings figures for the nine-month period 2013/14. Earnings forecast for the full year 2013/14 raised: 5 - 10 percent increase in consolidated net income expected (2012/13: EUR 5.6 million).
Ahlers reports strong revenue and earnings growth for H1 2013/14. Decision to continue the Gin Tonic brand while closing the Sindelfingen branch. The resulting restructuring expenses will weigh on the bottom line in 2013/14. Ahlers therefore expects consolidated net income for the current fiscal year to be more or less on a par with the previous year (EUR 5.6 million).
At EUR 72.9 million, sales revenues in Q1 2013/14 are up by 9.1 percent on prior year period. First-quarter EBIT before special effects also increases by a strong 28 percent due to the higher revenues.
Consolidated net income for the year 2012/13 is below expectations at EUR 5.6 million. Management Board proposes dividend of EUR 0.45 per common share and EUR 0.50 per preferred share for the fiscal year 2012/13. Both revenues and consolidated net income to increase in the new fiscal year 2013/14.