Deutsche Borse AG releases preliminary results for 2011 -continued

Best sales performance since record year 2008 // costs in-line with lowered guidance for 2011 // strong increase in earnings per share Acceleration of growth strategy through increased investments in 2012 // positive outlook for 2012 Regular dividend of €2.30 and special dividend of €1.00 proposed // share buybacks of up to €200 million planned for H2/2012
February 13, 2012--Deutsche Börse Group achieved its best sales revenue performance since record year 2008 based on preliminary 2011 numbers released on Monday. Sales revenue increased 6 percent to €2,233 million, while net interest income increased 26 percent to €75 million. Total costs amounted to €1,217 million, including around €83 million merger related and restructuring costs.
Adjusted for these items, total costs fell by 1 percent to €1,134 million. Adjusted net income grew 15 percent to €833 million in 2011. Adjusted earnings per share grew 16 percent to €4.49. Reported earnings per share more than doubled to €4.57.

In 2012 Deutsche Börse Group will increase investments in growth initiatives and infrastructure from €120 million to around €160 million. This accelerates Deutsche Börse Group’s growth strategy which is focused on 1) extending its products and services to currently unregulated and uncollateralised markets, 2) expanding its technological leadership and market data expertise, and 3) increasing its reach into new customer segments and growth regions. This strategic direction addresses changing client needs and supports the regulatory agenda pursued by the EU as a result of the global financial crisis.

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Source: Deutsche Börse


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