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HELMA Eigenheimbau AG reports significant sales growth in first quarter of 2009


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HELMA Eigenheimbau AG reports significant sales growth in first quarter of 2009

Lehrte, April 8, 2009 - Despite the difficult economic environment, the HELMA Group has seamlessly continued the positive sales trend of the final quarter of 2008 in the first quarter of 2009. The net order intake in the first three months of the current financial year amounted to EUR 20.5 million (Q1 2008: EUR 14.7 million). This represents an increase of around 40 percent compared with a somewhat weak first quarter of 2008. The number of units sold compared with the same quarter of the previous year was up from 91 to 124, with high growth rates being achieved particularly in Baden-Württemberg, Saxony and Lower Saxony. The average net sales price was around TEUR 165 (Q1 2008: TEUR 161).

Since the HELMA Group had already made a start to the 2009 financial year with a comfortable order backlog of EUR 53.8 million, the Management Board of HELMA Eigenheimbau AG regards the recently issued revenue forecast of at least EUR 60.0 million as further confirmed by the pleasingly high order intake in the first quarter of 2009.

NOTE CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF SALES FIGURES:

The sales figures for the first quarter of 2009 presented above already include all cancellations received up until the day preceding the publication of this announcement. The previous year's figures are based on the same reporting date to allow optimal comparability.
ABOUT HELMA EIGENHEIMBAU AG:

HELMA Eigenheimbau AG is a customer-oriented, full-service construction service provider. The company's focus lies in the development, planning, sale, and construction management of turnkey or partly finished detached and semi-detached houses in solid construction or element solid construction. The tailored planning and individualisation that the company offers at no extra cost, as well as its in-depth expertise in the field of energy-efficient construction, are perceived by the market as a particularly unique selling point of HELMA Eigenheimbau AG. As a property developer, the HELMA Wohnungsbau GmbH & Co. KG subsidiary complements the service range of the HELMA Group.


Investor Relations contact:
Gerrit Janssen
Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 6378 - 5414
ir@helma.de


08.04.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

 
Language:     English
Issuer:       HELMA Eigenheimbau AG
              Zum Meersefeld 4
              31275  Lehrte
              Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)5132/8850-0
Fax:          +49 (0)5132/8850-111
E-mail:       info@helma.de
Internet:     www.helma.de
ISIN:         DE000A0EQ578
WKN:          A0EQ57
Listed: Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart; Entry               Standard in Frankfurt
 
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