2003/2004 half-year consolidated accounts

IGE+XAO continued its expansion during the first half of 2003/2004 with an increase in turnover of 8.3% and a consolidated net result at € 701 K against € 526 K for 2002/2003, which is a growth of 34%. This performance is particularly notable in the International market, the main target of the Group, where the business grew by 22.5% in the period.

Apart from the increase in turnover, the sharp increase in gross trading profit (up 31%) is explained by the firm control over costs which have gone up by only 4.5% when compared to 2002/2003 (net costs of the reimbursement of some of the operating costs).

At the same time, the Group is able to consolidate its financial situation with a shareholder's equity of € 8.184 K, bank loans of € 332 K and a cash flow of € 6.732 .

During the fiscal, IGE+XAO are reassured that their budget plan is correct and expect an increase in turnover between 8% and 10% and a net profit over 8%.