Deutsche Boerse presents best financial result in its history

The German exchange Deutsche Börse AG concluded financial year 2006 with the best result in its history. According to the preliminary figures published by the company on Wednesday, sales revenue climbed by 14 percent to €1,854.2 million in 2006 (2005: €1,631.5 million). The company earned a further €150.7 million in net interest income from banking business (2005: €112.7 million). The above-average increase in EBITA (Earnings before interest, tax and goodwill impairment) of 45 percent to €1,029.1 million (2005: €710.9 million) is due to the strong sales growth in all market areas and effective cost management. The net income for 2006 reached €668.7 million, as against €427.4 million in the previous year. Basic earnings per share, calculated on the basis of a weighted average number of 99.4 million shares outstanding, increased considerably by 68 percent to €6.73 (2005: €4.00).

Source: Deutsche Boerse


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