Global

    2020 Financial Statement

    Solteq Group’s comparable revenue grew clearly and the improvement in profit was significant. Solteq Group’s comparable revenue was EUR 60.5 million – when the absence of the SAP ERP business is taken into account – up by 9.3 percent. The Group’s comparable operating profit was EUR 5.8 million, up by 124.1 percent year-on-year. The comparable operating profit margin was 9.6 percent. The company’s comparable EBITDA increased by 64.2 percent year-on-year to EUR 10.8 million. Solteq Group’s comparable EBITDA margin was 17.9 percent.


    Effective from the beginning of the year, the new segmentation restructured the company into two business segments: Solteq Software (software business) and Solteq Digital (services business). The Software segment accounted for about a third and the Digital segment about two thirds of the Group’s revenue. Both segments performed well, as expected. Revenue from international subsidiaries accounted for 20.6 percent of consolidated revenue, which – due to the COVID-19 pandemic – was slightly below expectations.


    Solteq Software business grew during the financial year. The segment’s long-term financial goal is to grow by at least 20 percent a year. Success was driven by Utilities business area with its order intake of EUR 22 million. Solteq Digital performed consistently well, thanks to the customer orders secured prior to the pandemic. Investments in the company’s product development amounted to around EUR 3 million.


    The company monitored and assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business throughout the year. The pandemic had only minor negative impact in Finland, mainly affecting customer projects in the travel, service, and leisure sectors. The organization’s operational capacity and the safety of its stakeholders were ensured by measures adopted in the early stages of the pandemic.


    The company issued a new bond on October 1, 2020, using the assets obtained to redeem a bond that would have matured on July 1, 2021. A new, fixed-rate and unsecured senior bond worth EUR 23.0 million was admitted to public trading on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd on October 5, 2020. The company used the new bond to secure its long-term financing and going concern.

    Solteq Group’s business outlook is good both in Finland and internationally. Driven by the Utilities business, Solteq Software is expected to continue its upward growth trend. The business outlook for Solteq Digital is expected to remain stable despite the pandemic. The digital reality is affecting everyone. Keeping up with the latest developments is therefore on the current and future agendas of companies of different sizes and in various sectors.


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    CEO, Olli Väätäinen