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HELMA Eigenheimbau AG underscores sustained order growth with increased order volume of around 28 percent in the first half of 2009


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HELMA Eigenheimbau AG underscores sustained order growth with increased order volume of around 28 percent in the first half of 2009
Lehrte, July 9, 2009 - The HELMA Group sold a total of 271 houses in the first half of 2009 (previous year: 215 houses), thereby underscoring its excellent market position in a market environment that remains relatively weak.

Given an average net sales price of TEUR 168, the net inflow of new orders increased to around EUR 45.5 million (previous year: EUR 35.5 million). This corresponds to a rise of around 28 percent, an outcome to which all four regions contributed. The South region reported the strongest growth with a doubling of units sold, which reflects the successful expansion achieved over recent years.

This positive trend continued to be supported by the company's great expertise in the area of energy-efficient construction and technologies. The share of houses sold involving energy-saving measures in the first half of 2009 already amounted to over 80 percent (previous year: 60 percent). The ecoSolar house, which was launched only during the course of the second quarter of 2009, was already sold four times during the past six weeks.
The continuing sales success during the 2009 financial year not only underpins the guidance provided in the spring, which envisaged revenue of at least EUR 60.0 million and EBIT of at least EUR 1.0 million on a consolidated basis, but also offers excellent prospects of further significant revenue growth in the medium term.

NOTE CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF SALES FIGURES:

The sales figures for the first half 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.
FINANCIAL CALENDAR:

10 July 2009: Annual General Meeting
30 September 2009: 2009 half-year report
8 October 2009: 2009 Q3 sales figures

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
Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: +49 (0)5132 8850 168 
E-Mail: ir@helma.de


09.07.2009  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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