2001/2002 half year consolidated accounts

Even in this rather tense economic context, IGE+XAO's results for the 1st semester have surpassed expectations, due to a strong increase in business and a net income of 419 K€, which represents 6% of its sales figure. Indeed, because of unfavorable conditions during the first semester, the Group had estimated that its net profits would be in the order of 4%. This strong performance is proof of the Group's solid position and clearly shows the quality of its economic model.
This 25 % jump in its operating income is due to a strong increase in sales (+19%) and a firm control over operating expenses, which went up by only 16%.
IGE+XAO took advantage of these factors to review its entire organization while all the while maintaining its profitability objectives. The impact of this reorganization on its results after 6 months was a net expenditure of 110 K€. Please note that without this one time only expense, the Group's net results would have increased by 17% when compared to the 2000/2001 fiscal year.
IGE+XAO has successfully increased its net earnings by 6% to 8% of its sales figure. Finally, due to its estimates and because of the importance of the agreement signed with EADS (more than 3,5 million Euros over 4 years), the effects of which are expected for the end of this fiscal year, IGE+XAO will definitely show a sustained growth for 2002 and 2003.



Por 31 anos, o Grupo IGE+XAO tem editado, projetado, produzido, vendido e garantido a manutenção de uma gama de softwares para Desenhos Auxiliados por Computador (CAD), Gerenciamento de Ciclo de Vida de Produto (PLM) e softwares de Simulação dedicados a Engenharia Elétrica. Estes pacotes de software tem sido projetados para ajudar os fabricantes a projetar e manter os setores elétricos de qualquer instalação. Este tipo de CAD/PLM/Simulação é chamado de "CAD/PLM/Simulação Elétrico(a)". A IGE+XAO construiu uma gama completa de softwares e aplicações de CAD/PLM/Simulação Elétrico projetados para todos os fabricantes. A IGE+XAO emprega 390 pessoas ao redor do mundo em 33 locais e 22 países, e tem mais de 88600 licenças vendidas ao redor do mundo. A IGE+XAO é a referência neste segmento.
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