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PANTAFLIX AG with strong operational growth in the first half of 2021

Munich, October 12, 2021. PANTAFLIX AG (GSIN: A12UPJ, ISIN: DE000A12UPJ7) has set the course for a successful full year in the first half of 2021, which was characterized by a return to normality after the production delays caused by the lockdown. PANTALFIX Group’s sales revenues increased significantly to EUR 22.7 million in the period from January to June 2021, compared to EUR 4.9 million in the same period last year. Total operating performance plus other operating income increased to EUR 10.8 million in the reporting period (H1/2020: EUR 4.4 million). EBITDA improved to EUR +3.7 million after EUR -3.3 million in the first half of the previous year. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) already improved to EUR -2.1 million after EUR -4.3 million due to the revenue recognition of part of the productions scheduled for completion in the full year. With EUR 6.5 million in cash and cash equivalents (December 31, 2020: EUR 7.2 million), the PANTAFLIX Group has a solid financial basis to pursue its growth strategy with the necessary financial flexibility.

Against the backdrop of the strong momentum in the first half of the year and with a view to the completions due by the end of 2021, which will have an impact on revenue, the Management Board confirms its forecast for 2021. It calls for a significant year-on-year increase in revenue to at least EUR 30.0 million (2020: EUR 7.8 million). At the same time, EBIT is expected to improve significantly to a level of EUR -2.5 million up to the operating break-even point (2020: EUR -7.1 million).

“We have passed the corona endurance test and, despite all challenges, have created a very good starting position for a successful full year. We are optimistic about the remaining months in fiscal 2021 and the near future. With PANTALEON Films, PANTAFLIX Studios, PANTAFLIX Technologies, Creative Cosmos 15 and PantaSounds, all subsidiaries of PANTAFLIX AG are working highly motivated and tirelessly to drive this dynamic development with their competencies, to identify business potential and to leverage it. All in accordance with our corporate motto: ENTERTAINMENT AS A PURPOSE,” says Stephanie Schettler-Köhler, COO of PANTAFLIX AG.

The half-year report 2021 is available for download at www.pantaflixgroup.com.

About PANTAFLIX AG:
PANTAFLIX AG is a media and technology company with a clear growth strategy. Thanks to the efficient interlinking of all corporate divisions, the company achieves a high level of integration in terms of the production, distribution, exploitation and marketing of films and series as well as their associated rights. In addition to the classic film production business PANTALEON Films, the production unit PANTAFLIX Studios, the creative agency Creative Cosmos 15 and the music label PantaSounds, PANTAFLIX Technologies also forms part of the Group. On the one hand, it enables PANTAFLIX users to access an extensive range of films and series through the cloud-based video-on-demand platform (VoD) developed in-house. On the other hand, PANTAFLIX Technologies acts as an enabler and one-stop-shop solution for professional users as part of a B2B2C approach. SZ Cinemathek, Weltbild as well as Airbus and the German Armed Forces use PANTAFLIX for their customised streaming services. PANTAFLIX AG cooperates with well-known partners such as Amazon, Disney, Joyn, Netflix, StudioCanal, Warner Bros. and others. The Group is present in Berlin, Cologne and Munich. You can find PANTAFLIX AG on the stock exchange under XETRA ticker symbol PAL and ISIN DE000A12UPJ7.
For further information, visit www.pantaflixgroup.com.

PANTAFLIX Investor Relations
CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Susan Hoffmeister
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E-mail: sh@crossalliance.de
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PANTAFLIX Media Relations
CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Jens Jüttner
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E-mail: jj@crossalliance.de
Website: crossalliance.de

Linda Lenz

"Creativity and perfection are not mutually exclusive, but complementary."

IR Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2021.
Linda Lenz’s core competencies are public and influencer relations as well as project management.
With a a M.Sc. degree in Strategic Communication and PR and a B.A. in English Studies and Communication and Media Studies, she is fully committed to her clients because she always insists on doing the job right.
4 years of experience in Public Relations and Influencer Relations expertise in the Automotive and Energy Special Supporter ESG industries.

Jens Jüttner

"Designing a customised communication strategy for clients is what drives me. Their success is my reward."

Jens Jüttner has extensive experience in news and business journalism across all presentation formats and channels. As an investor relations consultant, he devotes his energies to the regular communications of listed companies and also provides support with their media relations activities.

Senior Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2018
BA in Journalism / Banking Officer
Five years as a member of the editorial team of business and investor magazine FOCUS-MONEY
Three years as Head of Department for “Week”
Extensive experience in writing advertorials
Shortlisted for the Alternative Media Prize 2013
Social Media Manager (Chambers of Industry and Commerce) – final project: Development of a hybrid social media campaign for LinkedIn and Twitter for an IR and media agency

T: +49 89 125 09 03 32

Markus Horntrich

"My maxim to ensure optimum performance on all your communications issues: Get up early, give it your all and work hard."

Markus Horntrich is a stock market enthusiast and, as a former editor-in-chief, has extensive experience in financial journalism and a broad network, which he uses as a basis for all aspects of PR/IR communication.

Economics graduate

Self-employed PR/IR consultant and Senior Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE
Author
19 years at investor magazine DER AKTIONÄR
8 years as editor-in-chief at DER AKTIONÄR

T: +49 89 125 09 03 30
M: +49 170 321 42 26

Michael Lang

"As a former editor-in-chief and full-blooded journalist, a matter particularly close to my heart is ensuring that our clients get noticed in just the right way in the media."

As an experienced business journalist, Michael Lang uses his extensive network in the financial community to give clients the best media relations.

Partner at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2013
Self-employed professional in investor relations since 2010
Head of IR at IBS AG (Prime Standard) for four years
Ten years as a member of the editorial team of financial magazine DER AKTIONÄR (“2010 award for investor magazine of the year”), acting as editor-in-chief and deputy editor-in-chief, in both positions for three years
15 years of experience in financial journalism
Degree in Business Mathematics, Bayreuth University

T: +49 89 125 09 03 34

Susan Hoffmeister

"I support every company with communication just as I do my own. That's my biggest motivation."

Managing Partner Susan Hoffmeister supports listed companies with their investor relations.

Founder & Managing Director of CROSS ALLIANCE communication GmbH
Degree in Business Administration, BA in Finance & Accounting, MBA
Self-employed entrepreneur in investor relations since 2006
Deutsche Börse qualified Supervisory Board member since 2017
Member of the Supervisory Board of LEHNER INVESTMENTS AG
Head of Corporate Communications at Siemens London for five years
Head of IR at various listed companies in the software and IT industry for six years

Extensive IPO experience
T: +49 89 125 09 03 33

Sara Pinto

"My motto is 'Create value through communication'. My international professional background helps me to achieve this. I work with clients to get them the best results."

As an investor relations expert and member of the Cross Alliance team, Sara Pinto places particular emphasis on providing her clients with in-depth consultations and on strategic communication. Her specialist area is sustainability.

Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2019

MA in Business Administration & Management
Five years as Market Research Manager at FOCUS-MONEY

Extensive experience in B2B sales
Expert in CSR and ESG – contact person for sustainability strategy development, implementation of ESG criteria in corporate communications, and sustainability reporting
Language proficiency: Italian (mother tongue), German, English, Spanish

T: +49 89 125 09 03 35

Sven Pauly

"I develop innovative concepts for our clients, which actively contributes to their success."

Investor relations consultant Sven Pauly has extensive experience in TV news production, and specialises in reporting and regular communications for listed companies.

Senior Consultant at CROSS ALLIANCE since 2016
MA in Corporate Communications/PR
Consultant for investor relations and corporate communications
Extensive experience in capital market consultation
Has held roles in designated sponsoring and public affairs
Over ten years of experience in TV news production

T: +49 89 125 09 03 31