Disclosure of inside information in accordance with Article 17 para. 1 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation – MAR)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) will presumably complete the 2016/2017 financial year (1 October to 30 September) posting net income which will significantly exceed, meaning by more than 20 percent, that of the preceding year determined on a comparable basis, which had amounted to 46.3 million euros. This would arithmetically correspond to net income for 2016/2017 of at least some 56 million euros. Previously, net income was forecast to decrease moderately, or by ten to 20 percent below that of the previous year. The forecast is under the assumption that valuation ratios at the end of the financial year remain largely unchanged compared to those at 31 March 2017.
The basis for the forecast uplift is preliminary net income after the half-yearly period. It will reach approximately 44 million euros. The result includes unplanned positive income contributions from investment activity. These derive from agreed or closed disinvestments. They also reflect insights from expressions of interest by potential buyers for individual portfolio companies as well as a partly significant rise in valuation ratios in the stock markets.
DBAG is currently preparing its half-yearly financial report at 31 March 2017; the financial statements are scheduled to be published on 9 May 2017.
The Board of Management
Frankfurt am Main, 2 May 2017
Issuer: Thomas Franke, Head of Public Relations and Investor Relations