Datamark Systems Group Inc.

Datamark Systems Group Inc.

March 30, 2005 14:32 ET

Datamark Systems Group Inc. Announces Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2004


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FOR: DATAMARK SYSTEMS GROUP INC.

TSX SYMBOL: DMK

MARCH 30, 2005 - 14:32 ET

Datamark Systems Group Inc. Announces Results for the
Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2004

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 30, 2005) - Datamark Systems
Group Inc. (TSX:DMK) - Consolidated sales for the fourth quarter were
$30,162,967 compared to $29,839,929 for the same 2003 period.
Consolidated sales for the year ended December 31, 2004 were
$115,918,945 compared to $114,271,864 for 2003. The increase in 2004
reflects higher sales of labels and commercial printing.

Net earnings for the fourth quarter of 2004 were $1,173,631 or $0.10
basic earnings per share compared to a net loss of $6,580,038 or ($0.54)
per share for the same 2003 period. Net earnings for the full year 2004
were $3,600,331 or $0.30 basic earnings per share compared to a net loss
of $5,651,300 or ($0.46) per share for 2003. The fourth quarter and
full year 2003 results include a $7,015,000 write-down of goodwill and
an asset impairment of $460,000, both non-cash expenses, as well as
other non-recurring items.

The Company experienced growth in its labels and commercial printing
businesses in 2004, as well as a stabilization in sales of carbonized
airline tickets. Based on its strong document management offering, the
Company signed multi-year contracts with several large customers who are
benefiting from its full range of services.

On January 19, 2005, Datamark announced that it is exploring a
reorganization of Datamark into an income trust. Management is
continuing to evaluate a possible conversion. There can be no assurance
that a conversion transaction will occur.

Datamark Systems Group Inc. is dedicated to providing efficient and
innovative document Management solutions. The company's operating
divisions and subsidiaries, Datamark Systems, Proforms and Les
Impressions Intra-Media Inc. provide a full range of products and
services including forms, labels, airline products and short and long
run commercial printing. Document management services encompass
warehousing and distribution as well as customized inventory and cost
reporting. Datamark Systems Group Inc.'s plants and distribution centers
are in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta. Datamark Systems Group
Inc. is listed on the Toronto stock Exchange under the symbol DMK.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    DATAMARK SYSTEMS GROUP INC.
    JEFFREY ZUNENSHINE
    PRESIDENT
    (450) 663-7878, EXT.410