SOURCE: CEGEDIM

August 11, 2005 14:30 ET

CEGEDIM : Consolidated Turnover - 1st Semester 2005

Boulogne-Billancourt -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 11, 2005 -- STRONG ORGANIC GROWTH IN CORE BUSINESSES

Paris, 11 August 2005 - CEGEDIM, Europe's leading provider of integrated sales and marketing solutions specifically designed for the global pharmaceutical industry, announces first-half revenues up 12.9%.


+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|PER QUARTER in E’000     |      |      |         |Organic|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|                         |  2005|  2004|Variation| Growth|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|                         |      |      |         |      %|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|First quarter            |113,15|101,72|   11.2 %|  4.3 %|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|Second quarter           |126,29|110,37|   14.4 %|  7.4 %|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|distribution:            |      |      |         |       |
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|CRM and strategic data   |60,146|51,291|      17%|    11%|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|Healthcare professionals |29,596|24,432|      21%|     5%|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|Insurance services       |19,099| 17,21|      11%|     9%|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
|Technologies and services|17,451|17,433|       0%|     0%|
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+
+-------------------------+------+------+---------+-------+

+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|HALF YEAR                |30 June |30 June |         |Organic|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|                         |    2005|    2004|Variation| Growth|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|                         |in E’000|in E’000|         |      %|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|Healthcare and strategic | 202,512| 178,479|   13.5 %|  5.3 %|
|data                     |        |        |         |       |
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|CRM and strategic data   | 109,223|  96,648|      13%|     6%|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|Healthcare professionals |  54,772|  47,127|      16%|- 0.2 %|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|Insurance services       |  38,517|  34,704|      11%|    10%|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|Technologies and services|  36,931|  33,608|      10%|    10%|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+
|Total                    | 239,443| 212,087|   12.9 %|  6.0 %|
+-------------------------+--------+--------+---------+-------+


The "CRM and strategic data" division generated robust organic growth of nearly 11% in the second quarter of 2005. Organic growth came to 4% in France, a fine performance considering Cegedim's positions in that market, and reached a particularly impressive 22% internationally. If we add in acquisitions, second-quarter international growth comes to 38%.



Through 30 June 2005 Cegedim's core businesses thus posted solid overall growth of 13%, right in line with expectations. This performance confirms the company's outlook of continued operating margin growth.



In France, all of the company's activities in the "Healthcare professionals" sector are doing well. Second-quarter organic growth of 14% in France more than offset the expected decline in "doctors' software" in the UK. The latter business generated a record level of first-half sales in the UK in 2004, which made the comparison particularly challenging



Thus, second-quarter organic growth for the sector as a whole came to nearly 5%, and organic sales were down only 0.2% over 6 months compared with 2004. Acquisitions in the "pharmacists' software" field in the UK in late 2004 brought the sector's overall revenue growth to more than 16% through 30 June 2005. These figures are just as predicted.



With organic growth of 10% over 6 months, the "Insurance services" sector continues to beat full-year growth forecasts due to an unexpectedly high number of one-off billings



Businesses in the "Technology and Services" division got off to a good start in 2005, up 10%. Full-year revenue growth is likely to be much higher than the 4.5% mark achieved in 2004 despite the well diagnosed slowdown in the second quarter



Conclusion



Cegedim is maintaining its stated targets for 2005: revenue of E475 million to E480 million and a higher operating margin than in 2004.



About CEGEDIM:



CEGEDIM develops strategic databases and healthcare information services for pharmaceutical firms and healthcare sector professionals.



The group's exclusive databases empower pharmaceutical companies to better understand where, why and by whom their products are prescribed and sold. CEGEDIM also provides vital support for successful CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and sales effectiveness measurement.



Founded in 1969, now European leader and established as the only European company operating globally in this market, CEGEDIM employs 4,200 people in 58 countries and generated turnover of E428 million in 2004. To learn more, please see our website: www.cegedim.com.



Listed on Eurolist by Euronext Paris, compartment B - ISIN FR0000053506 - Reuters CGDM.PA - Bloomberg CGM



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