Half-Year Financial Report as at 31 March 2014 / All for One Steeb
Filderstadt, 15 May 2014 – »The customer comes first, second and third« is a principle that our employees also fully accept and support. As »the company for people who want to get things done«, we have built a strong employer brand with a distinctive identity, unmistakable culture and values that are faithfully put into practise. »We’ll celebrate our 1,000th employee with 1,000 litres of free beer at the next garden party, college graduation gala, or farewell get-together at his or her former employer« was the theme of our recruitment campaign that on 28 February 2014 helped us achieve the milestone of bringing our thousandth employee (including apprentices and trainees) on board. The small-business magazine Markt + Mittelstand acclaimed this campaign as the »Idea of the Month«. Our employees voted us one of Germany’s »Best Employers in ICT 2014« as part of the respected Great Place to Work Institute’s survey. The news magazine FOCUS also ranked All for One Steeb one of the »Best Employers in Germany« from among the 800 companies from 22 industries surveyed (FOCUS Spezial, February 2014).
We supplement our vigorous organic growth with a buy & build strategy designed to further strengthen our business model. Following the acquisition and integration of Steeb (2011/12), OSC, selected assets of ORGA, WEBMAXX (2012/13) and the enlargement of our shareholdings in KWP (2013/14), we see in the acquisition of avantum consult AG, Düsseldorf, the opportunity of also taking a top spot in the overall market for enterprise performance management and business analytics. Shareholders also benefit from such good developments, as witnessed by the annual general meeting of 27 March 2014 approving a dividend of 50 euro cents per share (prior year: 15 euro cents per share). Despite this strong first half-year, we remain committed to our existing forecast for the financial year 2013/14.
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Lars Landwehrkamp, CEO
Stefan Land, CFO