Solteq Plc Stock Exchange Bulletin 13.8.2019 at 8.00 am
International subsidiaries grew
April – June
- Revenue totaled 14,660 thousand euros (14,232).
- EBITDA was 1,572 thousand euros (629).
- Operating profit was 571 thousand euros (24).
- The implementation of IFRS 16 -standard improved EBITDA by 458 thousand euros and the operating profit by 45 thousand euros during the second quarter.*
- Earnings per share was 0.01 euros (-0.02).
- Revenue totaled 29,590 thousand euros (29,103).
- EBITDA was 4,027 thousand euros (2,553).
- Operating profit was 2,101 thousand euros (1,329).
- The implementation of IFRS 16 -standard improved EBITDA by 917 thousand euros and the operating profit by 91 thousand euros during the review period.*
- Earnings per share was 0.05 euros (0.02).
- Solteq Group’s equity ratio was 30.3 percent (32.4).
- The Group’s equity ratio excluding the impact from adopting the IFRS 16 -standard would have been 32.7 percent during the review period.*
- Net cash flow from operating activities was 1,939 thousand euros (2,507).
- The revenue was 1.7 percent higher than in the comparison period. Continuous services accounted for approximately one third of the revenue.
- The company invested strongly in future growth by focusing on the development of our own cloud-based software products and services. During the review period the product development investments amounted to EUR 2.1 million (0.9).
*Solteq Group implemented the IFRS 16 Leases -standard effective from January 1, 2019. The new standard was implemented using the modified retrospective approach, in which the comparative figures for prior financial periods were not restated.
|Adjusted EBITDA, TEUR||1,634||758||115.6||4,099||2,668||53.7||5,417||6,848|
|Operating profit, TEUR||571||24||2,293.7||2,101||1,329||58.1||2,466||3,238|
|Adjusted operating profit, TEUR||633||153||314.5||2,173||1,444||50.5||3,117||3,846|
|Profit for the financial period, TEUR||131||-305||142.9||941||353||166.9||356||944|
|Earnings per share, EUR||0.01||-0.02||140.6||0.05||0.02||161.1||0.02||0.05|
|Operating profit, %||3.9||0.2||7.1||4.6||4.3||5.6|
|Adjusted operating profit, %||4.3||1.1||7.3||5.0||5.5||6.7|
|Equity ratio, %||30.3||32.4||32.4||30.3|
CEO Olli Väätäinen: International subsidiaries grew
The Solteq Group’s revenue was 14.7 million euros in the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 3.0%. Approximately one fifth of revenue originated from outside Finland. The revenue of the international subsidiaries grew significantly. Continuous services accounted for approximately one third of the revenue. The company’s own software products and the related services accounted for approximately one-third and digital services approximately two-thirds of the revenue.
The EBITDA for the second quarter was 1.6 million euros and operating profit 0.6 million euros. The operating profit increased by 0.5 million euros on a comparable basis, considering the impact of the implementation of IFRS 16 -standard.
Solteq continued to invest significantly in the development of its own cloud-based software products and services. Customer feedback related to the developed software products has been positive. The product development investment was 1.1 million euros in the second quarter. We invested 0.6 million euros into product development in the second quarter last year. The product development investments are estimated to amount to 3.5 million euros by the end of the year.
The Group’s order intake continued to develop positively during the second quarter, and it was clearly better than in the second quarter of last year. The business outlook has remained unchanged, and the company’s profitability is expected to develop positively.
Profit guidance 2019
Solteq Group’s operating profit is expected to grow clearly compared to the financial year 2018.
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Solteq in brief
Solteq is a Nordic IT service provider and software house that specializes in digital business solutions and vertical software markets.