Datum International Ltd
LSE : DATP

November 10, 2009 02:00 ET

Half year report

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            Datum International Limited                                             10th November 2009
                                                         
                                            DATUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
                                                         
                                               (PLUS-quoted (DATP))


                        UNAUDITED INTERIM RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED 31 OCTOBER 2009

The  Board of Datum International ("Datum") is delighted to report on encouraging results for the six months  ended
31 October 2009.

Revenues for the first six months of trading under new Chief Executive David Hornsby totalled £407,000, a  107  per
cent. increase compared the previous corresponding six month period. This strong upturn in revenues, coupled with a
reduction in operating expenses has resulted in a half-year profit of £74,000, compared with a loss of £159,000 for
the corresponding period last year.

Commenting on these results David Hornsby, Chief Executive of Datum said:

"I  am  pleased  to be able to report a strong turnaround in the trading performance of Datum. When  I  arrived  at
Datum,  I  knew the company had great potential. We have strengthened the sales team with some excellent executives
and have appointed some very effective and dynamic resellers.

We have also started on some strategic initiatives which we believe will have a significant and long-term effect on
the business. This leaves us looking ahead to our second half year and beyond with confidence".

Financial Results:

UNAUDITED RESULTS FOR THE SIX MONTH PERIOD TO                                            31/10/2009                31/10/2008
                                                                                          GBP 000's                 GBP 000's
                                                                                                               
TURNOVER                                                                                      407.0                     195.9
                                                                                                               
Administrative expenditure                                                                    328.8                     352.3
                                                                                                               
OPERATING PROFIT / (LOSS)                                                                      78.2                   (156.4)
                                                                                                               
Interest payable (net)                                                                        (3.7)                     (2.7)
                                                                                                               
PROFIT/(LOSS)  ON ORDINARY ACTIVITIES BEFORE TAXATION                                          74.5                   (159.1)
                                                                                                               
Tax (charge) / rebate on ordinary activities                                                      0                         0
                                                                                                               
PROFIT / (LOSS) AFTER TAXATION                                                                 74.5                   (159.1)

Enquiries:

Datum International Limited                                      01438 347110
David Hornsby, Chief Executive

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Marc Young

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