Bologna, 15th April 2004 - DATALOGIC: +5% in revenue from sales at current exchange rates, with 32.4 million Euro on March 31st, 2004 (30.9 million Euro in the first quarter of 2003). At constant exchange rates, the growth would have equaled 7.8%.
Consolidated revenues were 32.4 million Euro in the first quarter of 2004, a growth rate of about 5% with respect to 30.9 million Euro of the corresponding period of the preceding year.
These are the pre-rectified revenue data relative to the recently concluded quarter for Datalogic, the main European producer of barcode readers and portable terminals for the collection and transmission of data, and also active in the production of radio frequency identification (RFID) systems.
The positive trend in revenue incurred by the Group in the first quarter of 2004, despite the unfavorable economic context, takes on particular relevance if one considers that the 14% devaluation of the Dollar (the main invoicing currency other than the Euro) with respect to the European currency has negatively influenced sales of the period by about 921 thousand Euro.
The Board of Directors meeting for the approval of the data of the first quarter of 2004 was set for May 14th, 2004.