Bologna 4th July 2008 – In the first half of the year the Datalogic Group achieved consolidated revenues equal to € 194 mn, down by 2% from 199 mn in the same period in the previous year. With constant euro/usd exchange rates, the growth would have been equal to 3% (proforma sales exceeding € 205 mn).
Consolidated revenues were € 98 mn in the second quarter of 2008, an increase of over 3% against sales of € 95 mn on Q207. With constant euro/usd exchange rates, the growth would have been approx. equal to 10%
These are the preliminary revenue figures for Datalogic S.p.A., a company listed in the STAR segment, third largest world manufacturer and leader in Europe for bar code readers, rugged mobile computers, and RFID (radio frequency identification) systems.
As far as the individual business divisions are concerned, during the first six months of this year, Datalogic Mobile achieved revenues of € 43.7 mn (-7% compared to the same period in 2007 and -3% with constant euro/usd exchange rates), Datalogic Scanning € 92.4 mn (in line with the same period in 2007 and +7% with constant euro/usd exchange rates) and Datalogic Automation 35.7 mn (in line with the same period in 2007 and +2% with constant euro/usd exchange rates). Good performance by the Shopevolution line (+5%) and Informatics Inc. (+3% in Usd).
The meeting of the Board of Directors for approval of the 2008 first semester financial results has been scheduled for August 8th 2008.
The manager responsible for preparing the company’s financial reports - Dott. Marco Rondelli – declares, pursuant to paragraph 2 of Art. 154-bis of the Testo Unico della Finanza, that the accounting information contained in this press release corresponds to the document results, books and accounting records.