At the same time AND has announced that “based on a signed agreement, the company expects to achieve multiples of its 2008 sales and result for 2009. AND has recently signed a license agreement with a large US company for the use of its maps of Western Europe. As a result, AND expects sales to triple and profit to increase five-fold in 2009. Earnings per share in 2009 are expected to grow to around € 2.00.” At this stage AND was not willing to disclose the name of this customer.
The Dutch company also indicated that “through the newly signed contract, the company is able to accelerate further development of its advanced database […]. The required investments can be financed entirely from the company’s own capital.”