Bologna, 10th October 2005 - Consolidated revenues came to €132.7 million for the first nine months of 2005, compared with €102.6 million for the same period the previous year (+29%).
Revenues for the third quarter alone came to €46.1 million, an increase of 31% on Q304 (€35.1 million).
The scope of consolidation has changed since 2004, with revenues now including those of Laservall (consolidated since the third quarter of 2004) and of Americana Informatics, acquired in March 2005 and immediately consolidated with the group.
These are the preliminary nine-month sales figures for Datalogic S.p.A., a TechStar-listed company that designs, manufactures and distributes bar code readers and RFID (radio frequency identification) systems).
Looking more closely at the company's activities, the Data Capture division reported revenues of €91.1 million for the first nine months of the year (+4.1% compared with the same period in 2004), while revenues by the Business Development division climbed from €15.1 million for the first three quarters of 2004 to €41.6 million this year. Sales by the Data Capture division were especially brisk during the third quarter of 2005, gaining 12% compared with Q304.
Geographically speaking, sales growth was excellent in Italy (+27%), Asia (+14%) and the United States (+11%). Central Europe (Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands) also gave a fine performance, with revenues up 8%.
The Board of Directors will meet on 11 November to approve the accounts at 30 September 2005.
Comments Datalogic CEO Roberto Tunioli, "We are thrilled with the group's results for the first nine months of the year. Steady growth even in key areas like Central Europe-which had suffered in 2004-prove Datalogic's ability to succeed in highly competitive, demanding markets."