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HELMA Eigenheimbau AG reports new order intake growth in Q1 2012

HELMA Eigenheimbau AG / Key word(s): Sales Result

13.04.2012 / 09:00

HELMA Eigenheimbau AG reports new order intake growth in Q1 2012


Lehrte, April 13, 2012 - HELMA Eigenheimbau AG, the specialist for individual solid construction homes and sustainable energy concepts, reports on a successful start to its 2012 financial year. The very good sales result that the company achieved in the first quarter of the previous year was exceeded by a further five percent in the first three months of the current financial year.

Group net order intake (houses and land) amounted to EUR 30.5 million (Q1 2011: EUR 29.0 million), representing a good starting point for the new order intake growth that the company is targeting in its 2012 financial year. The Group expects sales to be up by a double-digit percentage rate on a full-year view, which would equal an increase in net new order intake from EUR 106.8 million to at least EUR 117.5 million.

'For the first time, these sales figures also include two of our energy-independent houses,' as Karl-Heinz Maerzke, CEO of HELMA Eigenheimbau AG, reports with satisfaction. 'We are very pleased that we will now be building two examples of our innovative concept for our customers, which we presented to the public as a showhouse in Lehrte in May 2011, and which won the German Solar Prize badge. Consequently, the first two families in Germany will be fully independent of external energy providers in the future, both in terms of heating and electricity, thanks to a HELMA solid-construction home, and without entailing any compromises with regard to home comforts,' Maerzke went on to comment.


Note concerning the Publication of Sales Figures:

The sales figures for the first three months of the 2012 financial year presented above already include all cancellations received until the day preceding the publication of this announcement. The previous year's figures are based on the same reporting date in order to allow optimal comparability.


About HELMA Eigenheimbau AG:

HELMA Eigenheimbau AG is a customer-oriented building services-provider offering a full range of services. The focus is on the development, planning, sale, and construction management of turnkey or partially completed detached and semi-detached houses using the solid construction method. Particularly the option of individual planning and individualisation without extra costs, as well as the company's outstanding know-how in the area of energy-efficient construction methods, are perceived on the markets as HELMA Eigenheimbau AG's unique selling propositions. With its persuasive sustainable energy concepts, the company has established itself as one of the leading providers of solar energy-saving homes, and is one of the most experienced companies in the solid construction house sector, having constructed several thousand owner-occupier homes. As a property development company, holiday home builder, and finance broker respectively, HELMA Wohnungsbau GmbH, HELMA Ferienimmobilien GmbH and Hausbau Finanz GmbH round out HELMA Group's product range.


Investor Relations contact:

Gerrit Janssen, Management Board member/CFO
Tel.: +49 (0)5132 8850 113

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