Host Europe PLC
16 May 2001
HOST EUROPE PLC
("Host Europe" or "the Group")
Host Europe PLC (formerly Magic Moments Internet PLC) is one of Europe's
leading Internet hosting providers to the SME market.
At the AGM of Host Europe PLC held today, the Chairman, Graham J Duncan, made
the following comments:
"I am pleased to report that trading for the current financial year has
started strongly and is in line with the Board's expectations. In conjunction
with our aggressive product development strategy, the Group continues to focus
on reducing the level of overheads relative to sales.
"As at the end of April 2001, Host Europe have registered over 160,000 domain
names compared to 76,000 as at the end of December 2000. The number of shared
server hosting accounts totalled 45,000 compared to 31,000 in December and the
number of dedicated and co-located servers hosted by the Group increased to
1,900, from 1,200. Furthermore, Host Europe now boasts over 27,000 customers
compared to 18,000 at year end.
"These impressive figures represent a substantial increase during the first
four months of 2001, and are a result of our successful German acquisition as
well as the Group's continued commitment to introduce innovative, industry
leading products and services with a view to accelerating our objective to
become Europe's leading Internet hosting provider to SME's.
"Moreover, substantially all of our revenues are recurring in nature, and we
are seeing an increasing share of our revenues coming from higher value,
higher margin products as we continue to focus on increasing revenues per
customer, as well as acquiring profitable new customers.
"The outlook remains positive for the Group. The Board are committed to a path
of aggressive growth and look forward to another successful year."
16 May 2001
Host Europe PLC Tel: 020 7625 2700
(formerly Magic Moments Internet PLC)
Abby Hardoon, Chief Executive
Stephen Halstead, Chief Financial Officer
College Hill Tel: 020 7457 2020
Nicola Weiner email@example.com
Clare Warren firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to Editors:
Host Europe PLC owns and trades under the following brands:
* 'Magic Moments' (www.magic-moments.com) - Internet hosting services to
the UK's SME market;
* 'WebFusion' (www.webfusion.co.uk) - Internet hosting services to the
UK's SME market;
* 'Dedicated Servers' (www.dedicated-servers.co.uk) - high-end dedicated
servers on multiple platforms, managed services and server co-location;
* '123-reg' (www.123-reg.co.uk) - low cost domain name and e-mail
* 'Host Europe' - Internet hosting services to the European SME sector
(Germany and France); and
* 'eliteSERVERS' (www.elite-servers.net) - Internet hosting services in
Host Europe PLC is one of Europe's leading dedicated Internet hosting
companies. It provides a comprehensive range of services including shared
server hosting, dedicated servers, managed services, server co-location,
global domain name registration and a bespoke range of e-services, to SME
Its hosting solutions are all serviced from Host Europe's own facilities, with
multiple connections to the Internet and 24/7 technical support ensuring
industry leading levels of reliability and quality of service.