Published: 2015-10-22 07:30:00 CEST
QPR Software
Interim report (Q1 and Q3)

INTERIM REPORT JANUARY – SEPTEMBER 2015

INVESTMENTS IN GROWTH CONTINUED

QPR SOFTWARE PLC       STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, 22 OCTOBER 2015 AT 8.30 AM
 

INTERIM REPORT JANUARY – SEPTEMBER 2015

INVESTMENTS IN GROWTH CONTINUED

 

Summary January - September 2015

  • Net sales EUR 6,916 thousand (2014: 6,856). License net sales and consulting net sales increased, maintenance services and software rental net sales decreased.
  • Operating profit decreased to EUR 290 thousand (678), due to increased outlays in software development and distribution.
  • Operating margin was 4.2% (9.9).
  • Cash flow from operating activities EUR 785 thousand (1,172).
  • Profit before taxes EUR 299 thousand (657).
  • Profit for the quarter EUR 283 thousand (549).
  • Earnings per share EUR 0.024 (0.046).

Summary July – September 2015

  • Net sales EUR 1,989 thousand (2014: 2,167).
  • Net sales decreased mainly due to lower net sales in technical consulting and in QPR´s traditional software reseller channel, which was not fully compensated by net sales growth of new products and new resellers. Currency exchange rates had a negative impact in maintenance services net sales.
  • Operating profit decreased to EUR -1 thousand (227).
  • Profit before taxes EUR 10 thousand (222).
  • Profit for the quarter EUR 23 thousand (167).
  • Earnings per share EUR 0.002 (0.014).

 

Business operations

QPR Software focuses on providing organizations software and professional services for operational development. Our software and services are used in over 50 countries. The Company offers customer organizations insight to their business operations though modeling, analysis and performance monitoring. This insight enables customers to streamline and improve business operations and to execute their strategies swiftly and effectively. The Company´s product portfolio has been strongly renewed in recent years. The new software products offer customers innovative and efficient tools to model their business operations, to automatically discover any processes based on actual event data and to analyze causes for potential performance problems.

 

FUTURE OUTLOOK

Customer demand in analytics, monitoring and modeling software, as well as consulting, weakened in QPR´s home market Finland after a strong first quarter of the year. QPR estimated in June (stock exchange release 8th June, 2015) that the weakened market would remain weak over summer, but would improve gradually towards the end of the year. After the summer, the demand and net sales started to pick up, but slower than we estimated in June.

Approximately one third of the Company´s net sales is derived from international software sales. This year we have strongly renewed our sales channel by recruiting new international resellers. The amount and value of made offers have continued to grow since the spring, but sales cycles from offers to closed deals have been longer than previously. The Company estimates that the longer sales cycles are due to risen average deal size and growing weight of new products and new resellers in our offer base. Based on updated market outlook, QPR now estimates that its net sales will remain on the same level as last year (+/-4%). Earlier, the Company estimated net sales to grow compared to previous year (2014: EUR 9.541 million).

The Company estimates this year´s operating profit to amount approximately 2 – 8 % of net sales (earlier estimate: 6 – 11% of net sales), depending mainly on software license sales in the fourth quarter. The forecasted decline in operating margin (2014: 11.5%) is mainly due to outlays in software product development and in international reseller recruitment.

QPR estimates that the outlays made in software reseller channel and renewed product portfolio will next year lead to growth in software sales. Based on this, the Company estimates its net sales and operating profit to return to growth path in 2016.

 

KEY FIGURES              
               
EUR in thousands, unless otherwise indicated Jul-
Sep, 2015
Jul-
Sep, 2014
Change, % Jan-
Sep, 2015
Jan-
Sep,
2014
Change, % Jan-Dec, 2014
               
Net sales 1,989 2,167 -8.2 6,916 6,856 0.9 9,541
EBITDA 204 416 -50.8 906 1,242 -27.0 1,857
 % of net sales 10.3 19.2   13.1 18.1   19.5
Operating profit -1 227 -100.6 290 678 -57.3 1,095
 % of net sales -0.1 10.5   4.2 9.9   11.5
Profit before tax 10 222 -95.5 299 657 -54.5 1,065
Profit for the period 23 167 -86.3 283 549 -48.5 890
 % of net sales 1.2 7.7   4.1 8.0   9.3
               
Earnings per share, EUR 0.002 0.014 -86.4 0.024 0.046 -48.5 0.074
Equity per share, EUR 0.229 0.232 -1.2 0.229 0.232 -1.2 0.257
               
Cash flow from operating activities -282 345 -181.6 785 1,172 -33.0 1,617
Cash and cash equivalents 683 1,303 -47.6 683 1,303 -47.6 1,426
Free cash flow -455 183   -142 573   702
Net borrowings -683 -1,303 -47.6 -683 -1,303 -47.6 -1,426
Gearing, % -23.9 -45.1   -23.9 -45.1   -44.6
Equity ratio, % 59.0 55.5   59.0 55.5   44.0
Return on equity, % 3.2 23.8   12.5 25.4   29.3
Return on investment, % -0.2 32.3   12.8 30.8   35.4

 

 

REPORTING

This report complies with requirements of IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting. Starting from the beginning of 2015, the Group has applied certain new or revised IFRS standards and IFRIC interpretations as described in the Consolidated Financial Statements 2014. The implementation of these new and revised requirements have not impacted the reported figures. For all other parts, the accounting principles and methods are the same as they were in the 2014 financial statements. This report is unaudited.

QPR Software innovates, develops, sells and delivers to international markets software and services aimed at operational development in organizations. QPR Software reports one operating segment: Operational development of organizations. In addition to this, the Company reports revenue from products and services as follows: Software license sales, Software maintenance services, Software rentals, and Consulting. Software rentals and Software maintenance services together form the recurring revenue reported by the Company. Recurring revenue is based on long-term contracts continuing for the time being or for a fixed period of several years. Typically rental and maintenance charges are invoiced annually in advance.

As geographic information QPR Software reports geographical areas Finland, rest of Europe including Russia and Turkey, and rest of the world. Net sales are reported by the customer´s location.

 

REVIEW BY THE CEO

In the next three years, QPR seeks to grow especially its analytics and monitoring software sales in the international markets. In line with these targets and strategy, we continued the renewal of our international sales in the third quarter.

This year we have increased growth investments in international distribution of our innovative software products. Reseller recruitment has been successful, and during this year the Company has recruited 16 new resellers in 13 countries. QPR has invested also in opening up the new markets and training the new resellers.

The amount and value of made offers have continued to grow since the spring, but at the same time sales cycles from offers to closed deals have been longer than previously. Net sales growth from new resellers in the third quarter thus did not fully compensate the decline in traditional software sales channel and technical consulting. However, we estimate that in 2016 the new software products and distribution renewals will return the group net sales and operating profit back to growth path. This growth is supported by our consulting business in Finland.

Jari Jaakkola
CEO

 

NET SALES DEVELOPMENT

Net sales in the third quarter were EUR 1,989 thousand (2,167) and decreased 8% from the corresponding period of the previous year.

 

NET SALES BY PRODUCT GROUP          
               
EUR in thousands Jul-
Sep, 2015
Jul-
Sep, 2014
Change, % Jan-
Sep, 2015
Jan-
Sep, 2014
Change, % Jan-
Dec, 2014
               
Software licenses 223 278 -20 987 958 3 1,470
Software maintenance services 687 764 -10 2,194 2,318 -5 3,093
Software rentals 443 488 -9 1,328 1,408 -6 1,901
Consulting 636 637 0 2,407 2,172 11 3,077
Total 1,989 2,167 -8 6,916 6,856 1 9,541
               
NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA          
               
EUR in thousands Jul-
Sep. 2015
Jul-
Sep. 2014
Change, % Jan-
Sep. 2015
Jan-
Sep. 2014
Change, % Jan-
Dec,
2014
               
Finland 1,365 1,402 -3 4,686 4,459 5 6,193
Europe incl. Russia and Turkey 371 426 -13 1,276 1,413 -10 2,035
Rest of the world 253 339 -25 953 983 -3 1,313
Total 1,989 2,167 -8 6,916 6,856 1 9,541

 

July - September 2015

Software license net sales decreased 20% compared to previous year, which was due a decrease in reseller channel license sales. Majority of license sales was derived from international markets. In July – September there were no large software deals. The timing of large software deals can have a significant impact on net sales of an individual quarter.

Software maintenance services net sales and software rental net sales decreased (-10% and -9%). This was due to expiration of a few significant contracts, which was not fully compensated by new maintenance services and rental sales. Customer churn remained low measured by the number of expired contracts, but among them there were more economically significant ones than usually. Furthermore, currency exchange rates had a negative impact on maintenance services net sales. The share of recurring revenues (software maintenance services and software rentals) was 57% (58) of total net sales.

Consulting net sales in the third quarter was at the same level compared to previous year. Net sales in operational development and process analysis consulting increased, but net sales in technical SAP consulting decreased.

Out of the Group net sales 69% (65) were derived from Finland, 19% (20) from rest of the Europe (including Russia and Turkey) and 13% (16) from the rest of the world.

 

January – September 2015

Software license net sales grew 3 % compared to previous year, and vast majority of license net sales was derived from international markets. Software maintenance services net sales and software rental net sales decreased (-5% and -6%). This was due to expiration of a few significant contracts, which was not fully compensated by new maintenance services and rental sales. Customer churn remained low, measured by the number of expired contracts, but among them there were more economically significant ones than usually. The share of recurring revenue was 51% (54) of total net sales.

Consulting net sales in January – September consulting to strong grew 11%, mainly due to strong first quarter of the year.

Out of the Group net sales 68% (65) were derived from Finland, 18% (21) from rest of the Europe (including Russia and Turkey) and 14% (14) from the rest of the world.

 

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

July - September 2015

In the third quarter, the Group’s operating profit was EUR -1 thousand (227), or -0.1% of net sales (10.5). Operating profit decreased from the previous year mainly due to increased costs arising on outlays made into new software products and international sales channel.

Profit before taxes in the quarter was EUR 10 thousand (222) and profit for the period was EUR 23 thousand (167). Taxes recorded for the period were EUR 13 thousand positive (54 negative). Earnings per share (fully diluted) were EUR 0.002 (0.024).

January – September 2015

In January – September, the Group operating profit was EUR 290 thousand (678), or 4.2% of net sales (9.9). Operating profit decreased from the previous year due to increased costs. Higher costs are mainly due to increases in international sales channel and product development costs. The majority of these outlays are increased personnel and marketing costs.

The Group´s fixed costs were EUR 6,225 thousand (5,961) in the reporting period, and grew 4.4% compared to previous year. Personnel costs represented 76.2% (74.7) of fixed costs and were EUR 4,743 thousand (4,452). Credit losses, inclusive in fixed costs, totaled EUR 21 thousand (70).

Profit before taxes in the quarter was EUR 299 thousand (657) and profit for the period was EUR 283 thousand (549). Taxes recorded for the period were EUR 16 thousand (108). Earnings per share (fully diluted) were EUR 0.024 (0.046).

 

FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS

Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 785 thousand (1,172) in January - September. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the quarter were EUR 683 thousand (1,303).

Investments in January - September year totaled EUR 927 thousand (599). Investments consisted mainly of product development and extension of the office facilities.

Net financial items in January - September were EUR 9 thousand positive (-21). Financial items included foreign exchange currency gains of EUR 10 thousand (22). In July – September net financial items were EUR 11 thousand positive (-5), and included EUR 12 thousand (-5) foreign exchange currency gains (net).

At the end of the quarter, the Company had no interest-bearing liabilities. The gearing ratio was -24% (-45). Current liabilities include deferred revenue in total of EUR 1,549 thousand (1,433). Annualized return on investment was 13% (31) in the reporting period January – September and 0% (32) in July - September.

At the end of the quarter, equity ratio was 59% (56) and the consolidated shareholders’ equity was EUR 2,854 thousand (2,886). Annualized return on equity was 13% (25) in the reporting period January – September and 3% (24) in July – September.

The Annual General Meeting on March 12, 2015 authorized the Board of Directors to decide on issuing a maximum of 4,000,000 new shares, to decide on conveyance of a maximum of 700,000 own shares held by the Company, and to decide on acquiring a maximum of 250,000 own shares. The authorizations are in force until the next Annual General Meeting.

 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

The Company develops software and consulting service products to be used by its customers. Software product development costs in the reporting period January - September were approximately 90% of all product development costs. By developing its consulting service products, the Company aims to grow its local business in Finland, and to accelerate its international software sales by offering complementary service concepts and solutions to its software reseller partners.

In July - September, product development expenses were EUR 407 thousand (445), and represented 20% of net sales (21). Product development expenses do not include amortization of capitalized product development expenses. Product development expenses were capitalized for a total amount of EUR 168 thousand (107). The amortization of capitalized product development expenses in the quarter was EUR 117 thousand (106).

In the reporting period January - September, product development expenses were EUR 1,355 thousand (1,381), and represented 20% of net sales (20). Product development expenses do not include amortization of capitalized product development expenses. Product development expenses were capitalized for a total amount of EUR 609 thousand (368). The amortization of capitalized product development expenses in the reporting period was EUR 346 thousand (283).

 

PERSONNEL

At the end of the reporting period, the Group employed a total of 87 persons (83). Average number of personnel during the reporting period January-September was 87 (81).

For incentive purposes, the Company has a bonus program that covers all employees. Remuneration of the top management consists of salary, fringe benefits and a possible annual bonus based on net sales and operating profit performance. In 2015, the maximum annual bonus of executive management team, including the CEO, is 30% of the annual base salary. More information on incentive plans can be found in the Annual Report 2014 (http://www.qpr.com/sites/default/files/QPRSoftwareAnnualReport2014.pdf).

 

QPR SOFTWARE´S STRATEGY 2016 – 2018

The Board of Directors has approved an updated strategy for QPR Software.

QPR Software innovates, develops and sells in international markets software aimed at analyzing, monitoring and modeling operations in organizations. Furthermore, the Company strengthens its consulting practice in its home market Finland and offers customers a variety of services for operational development planning and execution.

The Company´s strategy is to differentiate from its competitors by developing its software products to meet with the increasing challenges organizations face in leading and developing their operations in digitalizing world. Special focus areas for development are process analytics and operational performance monitoring. The Company believes that the relevant market for these focus areas grows significantly in the future, as companies collect more and more transaction and other event data from their operations. In software development, special focus is placed on processing and analyzing large amounts of data, as well as good user experience.

In the next three years, QPR seeks to grow especially its analytics and monitoring software sales in the international markets. In order to reach this target, the Company has this year increased its investments in expanding and renewing its international software reseller channel.

The Company maintains its middle term target at 15% annual net sales growth. In 2016, the Company estimates its net sales and operating profit to return to growth path, led mainly by software sales.

 

SHARES AND SHAREHOLDERS

         
Trading of shares Jan-Sep,
2015
Jan-Sep,
2014
Change,
%
Jan-Dec,
2014
         
Shares traded, pcs 4,186,256 2,267,058 85 2,828,001
Volume, EUR 5,900,822 2,189,000 170 2,751,903
% of shares 34.9 18.2   0.2
Average trading price, EUR 1.41 0.97 45.98 0.97
Treasury shares acquired during the year, pcs 0 37,400 -100 37,400
         
Shares and market capitalization Sep 30,
2015
Sep 30,
2014
Change,
%
Dec 31,
2014
         
Total number of shares, pcs 12,444,863 12,444,863 - 12,444,863
Treasury shares, pcs 457,009 457,009 - 457,009
Book counter value, EUR 0.11 0.11 - 0.11
Outstanding shares, pcs 11,987,854 11,987,854 - 11,987,854
Number of shareholders 1,221 756 62 820
Closing price, EUR 1.30 1.01 29 1.01
Market capitalization, EUR 15,584,210 12,107,733 29 12,107,733
Book counter value of all treasury shares, EUR 50,271 50,271 0 50,271
Total purchase value of all treasury shares, EUR 439,307 439,307 0 439,307
Treasury shares, % of all shares 3.7 3.7 - 3.7

The Annual General Meeting held on March 12, 2015 approved the Board's proposal that a per-share dividend of EUR 0.05 (0.04), a total of EUR 599 thousand (480), be paid for the financial year 2014. The dividend was paid to shareholders entered in the Company's shareholder register, maintained by Euroclear Finland Oy, on the record date of March 16, 2015. The dividend payment date was April 8, 2015.
 

OTHER EVENTS DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD

In the beginning of 2015, QPR Software´s sales and deliveries were organized into four units: Operational Development Software, Operational Development Consulting, Process Intelligence and Channel Business.

Miika Nurminen was appointed Senior Vice President, Operational Development Consulting, and member of the Executive Management Team as of 1 January, 2015. Nurminen has previously held several leadership positions in QPR Software.

Sari Törmälä was appointed Senior Vice President, Operational Development Software, and member of the Executive Management Team as of February 23, 2015. Before QPR Törmälä worked in Kunnan Taitoa Oy, a service provider for the local government sector in Finland providing financial and personnel management services, where she as a member of the Executive Management Team was responsible for sales and customers. Sari Törmälä´s employment at QPR ended in June 2015. The business units Operational Development Consulting and Operational Development Software were combined as of July 1, and Miika Nurminen was appointed to lead the unit.

In February, QPR announced that it expands co-operation with a European public sector health care organization and delivers a project for the organization’s operational development purposes. The total value of the software and consulting services, delivered by QPR and thus recognizable during the first half of 2015, is around EUR 140 thousand. Target of the agreed project is to improve the customer’s operations, development and performance as well as project management. In addition, the project aims for better alignment between business and IT by linking the business area service layer with IT services.

In March, QPR announced that QPR Software is recognized in international research company Gartner Inc.´s Market Guide for Enterprise Business Process Analysis (EBPA) report. The Gartner EBPA Market Guide evaluated the Enterprise business process analysis marketplace and depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace. Gartner evaluated the EBPA vendors on the focus and importance of different use cases, as well as about the focus and importance of the different EBPA capabilities.

In April, QPR announced that The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to a technology for analyzing and improving business processes with event instance date, developed by QPR Software. The patented technology utilizes event instance data obtained from information management systems, and helps organizations to analyze and develop their business processes. The patent supports the sale of QPR ProcessAnalyzer software and QPR process intelligence consulting as well as opens up new opportunities for OEM business.

In April, the Company also announced that the City of Helsinki, the capital of Finland, had decided to approve QPR Software´s offer for delivering process and enterprise architecture tool as a service. The value of the entire four year agreement period is EUR 1.5 million, out of which the share of revenue booked as software rentals is over 75%. QPR´s competitor appealed to the technical board of the City of Helsinki and to the Market Court and delivered a claim for correction against this purchase decision. The City decided to return the case for further preparation into its sourcing unit and made a new decision to approve QPR´s offer in July 2015. The terms and conditions of the new decision are the same to QPR as in the first decision in April.

QPR´s competitor again appealed both to the technical board of the City of Helsinki and to the Market Court, and provided a claim for correction also against this new purchase decision. The technical board of the City of Helsinki rejected the claim in September, but decision regarding the claim in the Market Court is still pending.

QPR Software´s Chief Financial Officer Päivi Martti´s employment ended at QPR in June 2015. Jaana Mattila, who worked in the Company as Business Controller since March 2015, was selected as the new Chief Financial Officer. Mattila has previously worked, among others, as Finance Director in Fazer Amica and as CFO in Biohit Oyj.

 

OTHER EVENTS AFTER THE REPORTING PERIOD

There were no other significant events after the reporting period.

 

GOVERNANCE

The Annual General Meeting on March 12, 2015 resolved that the Board of Directors consists of four (4) ordinary members. The AGM re-elected the following members to the Board of Directors: Kirsi Eräkangas, Vesa-Pekka Leskinen and Topi Piela. The AGM selected Juho Malmberg, as a new member, to join the Board of Directors. Juho Malmberg has previously held leadership positions, among others, in Accenture, KONE and Zenrobotics. In its meeting following the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors elected Vesa-Pekka Leskinen as Chairman of the Board.

The AGM elected KPMG Oy Ab, Authorized Public Accountants, to continue as QPR Software Plc's auditors, with Kirsi Jantunen, Authorized Public Accountant, acting as principal auditor.

The AGM authorized the Board to decide on issuing new shares, conveying own shares held by the Company, and repurchasing the Company’s own shares.

All authorizations of the Board and other decisions made by the Annual General Meeting are available in their entirety on the stock exchange release published by the Company on March 12, 2015 and available on the investors section of the Company's web site (http://www.qpr.com/investors/annual-general-meeting/annual-general-meeting-2015) .

 

SHORT-TERM RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

Internal control and risk management in QPR Software aims to ensure that the Company operates efficiently and effectively, distributes reliable information, complies with regulations and operational principles, reaches its strategic goals, reacts to changes in the market and operational environment, and ensures the continuity of its business.

QPR has identified the following four groups of risks related to its operations: risks related to business operations (country, customer, service delivery, personnel, legal and financial risks as well as risks related to the Company’s resellers), risks related to information and products (QPR products, IPR, data security), risks related to financing (foreign currency, bad debt), and risks related to new businesses (growth of new business, product development investments in new business). The Company has an insurance policy for property, operational and liability risks.

Financial risks include reasonable credit risk concerning individual business partners, which is characteristic to any international business. QPR seeks to limit this credit risk by continuous monitoring of standard payment terms, receivables and credit limits. In the review period January – September, EUR 21 thousand (70) of credit losses were recorded. The amount of trade receivables over 60 days past due was 5% (10) of total trade receivables at the end of the quarter.

Approximately 67 % of Group’s trade receivables were in euro at the end of the quarter (62). At the end of the quarter, the Company had not hedged its non-euro trade receivables.

No significant changes have taken place in the Company’s short-term risks and uncertainties during the quarter. Risks and risk management related to the Company’s business are further described in the Annual Report 2014, pages 12-14. (http://www.qpr.com/sites/default/files/QPRSoftwareAnnualReport2014.pdf).

 

QPR SOFTWARE PLC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Further information:
Jari Jaakkola, CEO
Tel. +358 (0) 40 5026 397

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CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME STATEMENT      
               
EUR in thousands, unless otherwise indicated Jul-Sep, 2015 Jul-Sep, 2014 Change, % Jan-Sep, 2015 Jan-Sep, 2014 Change, % Jan-Dec, 2014
               
Net sales 1 989 2 167 -8 6 916 6 856 1 9 541
Other operating income 1   1 26   26
               
Materials and services 148 66 124 402 243 65 337
Employee benefit expenses 1 398 1 370 2 4 743 4 452 7 6 092
Other operating expenses 239 316 -24 865 945 -8 1 281
EBITDA 204 416 -51 906 1 242 -27 1 857
               
Depreciation and amortization 206 189 9 617 564 9 761
Operating profit -1 227 -100 290 678 -57 1 095
               
Financial income and expenses 11 -5   9 -21   -30
Profit before tax 10 222 -95 299 657 -55 1 065
               
Income taxes 13 -54 -124 -16 -108 -85 -175
Profit for the period 23 167 -86 283 549 -49 890
               
Earnings per share, EUR              
  (basic and diluted) 0,002 0,014 -86 0,024 0,046 -48 0,074
               
Consolidated statement of
comprehensive income:
             
Profit for the period 23 167   283 549   890
Other items in comprehensive income that may be reclassified
subsequently to profit or loss:
             
 Exchange differences on
 translating foreign
 operations
-23 -10   -26 -11   -40
 Income tax relating to
 components of other
 comprehensive income
- -   - -   -
  Total comprehensive
  income
0 157   257 538   850

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET      
         
EUR in thousands September 30,
2015
September 30,
2014
Change,
%
Dec 31, 2014
         
Assets        
         
Non-current assets:        
Intangible assets 2,002 1,681 19 1,815
Goodwill 513 513 0 513
Tangible assets 298 190 57 175
Other non-current assets 67 37 81 27
Total non-current assets 2,880 2,421 19 2,529
         
Current assets:        
Trade and other receivables 2,825 2,906 -3 4,572
Cash and cash equivalents 683 1,303 -48 1,426
Total current assets 3,508 4,209 -17 5,998
         
Total assets 6,388 6,630 -4 8,527
         
Equity and liabilities        
         
Equity:        
Share capital 1,359 1,359 0 1,359
Other funds 21 21 0 21
Treasury shares -439 -439 0 -439
Translation differences -247 -192 29 -221
Invested non-restricted equity fund 5 5 0 5
Retained earnings 2,155 2,132 1 2,471
Equity attributable to shareholders of the parent company 2,854 2,886 -1 3,196
         
Non-current liabilities:        
Non-interest-bearing liabilities 13 29 -55 25
Total non-current liabilities 13 29 -55 25
         
Current liabilities:        
Advances received 1,549 1,433 8 1,261
Accrued expenses and prepaid income 1,560 1,909 -18 3,223
Trade and other payables 412 373 10 822
Total current liabilities 3,521 3,714 -5 5,305
         
Total liabilities 3,534 3,744 -6 5,331
         
Total equity and liabilities 6,388 6,630 -4 8,527

 

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT        
               
EUR in thousands Jul-Sep, 2015 Jul-Sep, 2014 Change, % Jan-Sep, 2015 Jan-Sep, 2014 Change, % Jan-Dec, 2014
               
Cash flow from operating activities:              
Profit for the period 23 167 -86 283 549 -48 887
Adjustments to the profit 204 178 15 652 552 18 725
Working capital changes -466 -80 482 33 82 -59 25
Interest and other financial expenses paid -12 -4 203 -30 -11 175 -13
Interest and other financial income received 3 1   9 2 358 3
Income taxes paid -33 82 -140 -162 -2 8,000 -10
Net cash from operating activities -282 345 -182 785 1,172 -33 1,617
               
Cash flow from investing activities:              
Purchases of tangible and intangible assets -173 -162 7 -927 -599 55 -915
Net cash used in investing activities -173 -162 7 -927 -599 55 -915
               
Cash flow from financing activities:              
Repayments of long-term
borrowings
- -   - -113   -113
Repurchase of shares - -9   - -44   -44
Dividends paid 0 -   -599 -480   -480
Net cash used in financing activities 0 -9 -101 -599 -637 -6 -637
               
Net change in cash and
cash equivalents
-454 174 -361 -742 -64 1,060 65
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 1,134 1,127 1 1,426 1,365 4 1,365
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 4 2   -1 2   -4
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period 683 1,303 -48 683 1,303 -48 1,426

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY    
               
EUR in thousands Share capital Other funds Translation differences Treasury shares Invested non-restricted equity fund Retained earnings Total
Equity Jan 1, 2014 1,359 21 -181 -395 5 2,061 2,871
Dividends paid           -480 -480
Repurchase of shares       -44     -44
Comprehensive income     -11     551 540
Equity Sept 30, 2014 1,359 21 -192 -439 5 2,132 2,886
Dividends paid              
Repurchase of shares       0     0
Comprehensive income     -29     339 310
Equity Dec 31, 2014 1,359 21 -221 -439 5 2,471 3,196
Dividends paid           -599 -599
Repurchase of shares              
Comprehensive income     -26     283 257
Equity Sept 30, 2015 1,359 21 -247 -439 5 2,155 2,854

 

NOTES TO INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ACCOUNTING PRICIPLES

This report complies with requirements of IAS 34 ”Interim Financial Reporting”. Starting from the beginning of 2015, the Group has applied certain new or revised IFRS standards and IFRIC interpretations as described in the Consolidated Financial Statements 2014. The implementation of these new and revised requirements have not impacted the reported figures. For all other parts, the accounting principles and methods are the same as they were in the 2014 financial statements.

When preparing the consolidated financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions regarding the future and to consider the appropriate application of accounting principles, which means that actual results may differ from those estimated.

All amounts presented in this report are consolidated figures, unless otherwise noted. The amounts presented in the report are rounded, so the sum of individual figures may differ from the sum reported. This report is unaudited.

During the reporting period, the Group did not have any financial instruments measured at fair value.

 

INTANGIBLE AND TANGIBLE ASSETS    
       
EUR in thousands Jan-Sep, 2015 Jan-Sep, 2014 Jan-Dec, 2014
       
Increase in intangible assets:      
Acquisition cost Jan 1 6,953 6,112 6,112
Increase 700 538 841
       
Increase in tangible assets:      
Acquisition cost Jan 1 1,425 1,351 1,351
Increase 228 61 74
       
       
CHANGE IN INTEREST-BEARING LIABILITIES    
       
EUR in thousands Jan-Sep, 2015 Jan-Sep, 2014 Jan-Dec, 2014
       
Interest-bearing liabilities Jan 1 - 113 113
Repayments - -113 -113
Interest-bearing liabilities Sept 30/Dec 31 - - -

 

PLEDGES AND COMMITMENTS      
         
EUR in thousands Sep 30, 2015 Sep 30,
2014
Dec 31, 2014 Change, %
         
Business mortgages (held by the Company) 1,390 1,392 1,391 0
         
Minimum lease payments based on lease        
agreements        
  Maturing in less than one year 365 154 304 20
  Maturing in 1-5 years 172 37 436 -61
  Total 537 191 740 -27
         
Total pledges and commitments 1,927 1,583 2,131 -10

 

 

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT BY QUARTER    
                 
EUR in thousands Q3 2015 Q2 2015 Q1 2015 Q4 2014 Q3 2014 Q2 2014 Q1 2014  
                 
Net sales 1,989 2,402 2,524 2,685 2,167 2,465 2,225  
Other operating income - 1 - - 1 10 15  
                 
Materials and services 148 149 105 94 66 92 85  
Employee benefit expenses 1,398 1,723 1,622 1,640 1,370 1,557 1,525  
Other operating expenses 239 287 338 336 316 304 325  
EBITDA 204 243 459 615 416 522 305  
                 
Depreciation and amortization 206 211 200 198 189 178 197  
Operating profit -1 32 259 417 227 344 107  
                 
Financial income and expenses 11 -16 14 -8 -5 -12 -4  
Profit before tax 10 16 272 409 222 332 103  
                 
Income taxes 13 18 -47 -68 -54 -43 -10  
Profit for the period 23 35 225 341 167 288 93  

 

 

GROUP KEY FIGURES      
       
EUR in thousands, unless otherwise indicated Jan-Sep or Sep 30, 2015 Jan-Sep or Sep 30, 2014 Jan-Dec or Dec 31, 2014
       
Net sales 6,916 6,856 9,541
Net sales growth, % 0.9 7.5 9.8
EBITDA 906 1,242 1,857
 % of net sales 13.1 18.1 19.5
Operating profit 290 678 1,095
 % of net sales 4.2 9.9 11.5
Profit before tax 299 657 1,065
 % of net sales 4.3 9.6 11.2
Profit for the period 283 549 890
 % of net sales 4.1 8.0 9.3
       
Return on equity (per annum), % 12.5 25.4 29.3
Return on investment (per annum), % 12.8 30.8 35.4
Cash and cash equivalents 683 1,303 1,426
Free cash flow -142 573 702
Net borrowings -683 -1,303 -1,426
Equity 2,854 2,886 3,196
Gearing, % -23.9 -45.1 -44.6
Equity ratio, % 59.0 55.5 44.0
Total balance sheet 6,388 6,630 8,527
       
Investments in non-current assets 927 599 915
 % of net sales 13.4 8.7 9.6
Product development expenses 1,355 1,381 1,847
 % of net sales 19.6 20.1 19.4
       
Average number of personnel 87 81 81
Personnel at the beginning of period 78 79 79
Personnel at the end of period 87 83 78
       
Earnings per share, EUR 0.024 0.046 0.074
Equity per share, EUR 0.229 0.232 0.257