BRUXELLES, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Emakina Group (Alternext Brussels: ALEMK) today communicates its annual results for 2011. Consolidated sales increased by 25% in 2011 compared to 2010. In parallel, the consolidated EBITDA increased by 5% in absolute terms. And finally, the consolidated net result (excluding amortization of goodwill) more than doubled, from 319,386 EUR in 2010 to 724,759 EUR in 2011. In order to support the Group's expansion, the Board of Directors will propose to the General Assembly that no dividend be distributed.
Sales outside Belgium increase by 54%
In 2011, the Emakina Group's posted sales of 41,337,106 EUR compared to 33,105,222 EUR in 2010, an increase of 25%. At constant scope, sales increased by 20%.
This consolidated growth of sales by 25% is the combination of annual sales growth of 16% in Belgium and 54% for entities outside Belgium. These figures confirm the Group's strategy of geographical expansion and its increasing reputation outside Belgium. During the second half of 2011, Emakina inaugurated its UK subsidiary, Emakina.uk Ltd, based in London.
In 2011, new clients such as AXA, Federal Mogul, Bpost, DG Enterprise, European Ombudsman, M6, Seton, Colruyt, VAB and Elia chose an Emakina Group agency as their partner for the development of their presence in new media.
EBITDA increases by 5%
EBITDA increased by 5% in absolute terms, but fell as a percentage of sales from 7.9% of sales in 2010 to 6.7% of sales in 2011. At constant scope, EBITDA went from 7.9% to 6.6% of sales between 2010 and 2011. As a reminder, the EBITDA at June 30 2011 amounted 759,852 EUR which means an EBITDA of 1,989,431 EUR over the second half of 2011 compared to 1,929,739 EUR for the second half of 2010, which confirms the seasonal aspect of the business.
Consolidated net result before amortization of goodwill doubles
The consolidated net result before amortization of goodwill amounted to 724,759 EUR in 2011 compared to 319,386 EUR in 2010. This increase is explained by the improvement of the operational result by 181,843 EUR combined with a stable financial result and a net tax charge which fell by 232.292 EUR.
Finally, it is important to underline the fact that the amortization of goodwill rose by 342.743 EUR between 2010 and 2011 due to the evolution of Group investments. This element of Belgian GAAP, which implies compulsory amortization of goodwill weighs significantly on the consolidated net result for 2011, which would amount to a profit of 724,759 EUR instrad of a loss of 836,302 EUR.
Emakina continues its investment efforts, to confirm its position as market leader:
- The development of its service offering in the « social » and « mobile » areas represents an investment of more than a million euros, which weighed on the 2011 financial year. These investments assured high growth in these promising fields for the future.
In 2011, these new fields of expertise represented nearly 5% of sales.
- 2011 was marked by the development of Emakina's reputation outside Belgium, in particular in France, in the Netherlands and by the launch of a new subsidiary in the United Kingdom. These investments contributed to the development (+54%) of activities outside Belgium.
- The acquisition of the advertising agency Troy, in March 2011, further reinforced Emakina's « full service » strategy for brand management. This acquisition allowed Emakina to strengthen its competencies in brand strategy and the creation of multichannel campaigns.
Talent retention and management of production costs remain major challenges for the Group in an economic climate that does not favour the increase of sales prices.
In order to support its expansion and reinforce its equity, the Board of Directors of the Emakina Group will propose to the General Assembly of April 2012 that no dividend be distributed for the first time in 3 years.
Prospects for 2012
The Emakina Group's management foresees a one-digit increase in sales numbers for the entire 2012 year thanks to its existing commercial pipeline and the geographic expansion of the group.
The auditors have confirmed that their review of the consolidated accounts has been fully completed and has not revealed any significant corrections that should be made to the accounting information included in this press release.
All consolidated figures were established according to Belgian GAAP (in particular regarding systematic goodwill amortization). These figures represent a summary of financial results that will be published in detail in the annual report available on March 31, 2012.
- Ordinary General Assembly 2012: 23 April 2012
- Annual Report (Brochure): 2 April 2012
- Half-Year report: 7 September 2012
CONSOLIDATED FIGURES 2011
EMAKINA GROUP SA
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS (EUR) * 31/12/2011 31/12/2010 31/12/2009 TOTAL REVENUES 41.337.106 33.105.221 31.782.957 Net revenues 40.265.704 31.537.104 31.053.797 Variation of work in progress 452.051 930.285 475.485 In-house production 241.097 0 0 Other operating income 378.254 637.832 253.676 TOTAL OPERATING COSTS (before depreciation and amortization) -38.587.823 -30.485.186 -29.454.548 Purchase of equipment and services related to sales -21.129.943 -15.464.514 -15.053.129 Payroll costs -17.339.864 -14.874.268 -14.331.711 Other operating costs -118.016 -146.404 -69.708 OPERATING PROFIT (before depreciation and amortization) = EBITDA 2.749.283 2.620.035 2.328.409 DEPRECIATION AND AMORTIZATION -843.072 -895.667 -802.255 Depreciation and amortization of (in)tangible assets -861.492 -847.489 -741.054 Write-off on trade receivables -13.746 -58.775 -32.641 Litigation accruals 32.166 10.597 -28.560 OPERATING PROFIT (EBIT) 1.906.211 1.724.368 1.526.154 NET FINANCIAL RESULT -324.140 -356.725 -362.910 Financial income 74.884 30.983 3.878 Financial charges -399.024 -387.708 -366.788 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT BEFORE AMORTIZATION ON GOODWILL 1.582.071 1.367.643 1.163.244 Amortization on goodwill** -1.561.061 -1.218.318 -937.527 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT 21.010 149.325 225.717 NET EXTRAORDINARY RESULT -368.363 -326.734 -194.085 PRE-TAX PROFIT -347.353 -177.409 31.632 Deferred taxes -260.837 -301.144 -457 Current income tax -228.112 -420.096 -412.075 SHARE IN RESULTS OF EQUITY-METHOD ENTITIES (profit) 0 -282 51.490 NET PROFIT BEFORE AMORTIZATION ON GOODWILL 724.759 319.386 608.117 NET PROFIT -836.302 -898.932 -329.410 A. Share of third parties 32.041 44.856 296.460 B. Group share -868.343 -943.788 -625.870
SHARE DATA 31/12/2011 31/12/2010 31/12/2009 NUMBER OF SHARES 3.833.739 3.796.869 3.496.708 NUMBER OF SHARES & SHARE OPTIONS 4.097.089 4.021.779 3.662.338 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT (in EUR) 0,0055 0,0393 0,0646 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT / SHARE & SHARE OPTION (in EUR) 0,0051 0,0371 0,0616 GROUP SHARE / SHARE (in EUR) -0,2265 -0,2486 -0,1790 GROUP SHARE / SHARE & SHARE OPTION (in EUR) -0,2119 -0,2347 -0,1709 NET PROFIT / SHARE (in EUR) -0,2181 -0,2368 -0,0942 NET PROFIT / SHARE & SHARE OPTION (in EUR) -0,2119 -0,2235 -0,090
* Established according to Belgian GAAP
** According to valuation rules, goodwill are amortized on a period of 8 years independently from any potential considerations of impairment in accordance with Belgian GAAP
The consolidated income statement for 2011 includes 12 months of all group subsidiaries except for Emakina Wallonie (ex-Troy Agency), which is consolidated since April 1, 2011, which means 9 months of profit and loss.
ASSETS (EUR) * 31/12/2011 31/12/2010 31/12/2009 NON CURRENT ASSETS 8.873.387 9.287.012 6.942.275 Formation expenses 269.914 385.692 504.836 Intangible assets 836.213 437.849 512.061 Goodwill 6.438.421 7.390.041 4.823.921 Tangible assets 1.088.537 849.099 899.268 Financial assets 240.302 224.331 202.189 CURRENT ASSETS 20.442.876 16.311.068 15.809.083 Stocks and contracts in progress 3.616.979 3.094.317 2.164.032 Deferred taxes 387.874 563.162 897.846 Amounts receivable with one year 13.826.031 11.324.959 10.859.372 Investments 0 1.348 299.467 Cash at bank and in hand 2.203.255 998.071 1.353.283 Deferred charges and accrued income 408.737 329.211 235.083 TOTAL ASSETS 29.316.263 25.598.080 22.751.358 LIABILITIES (EUR) * 31/12/2011 31/12/2010 31/12/2009 EQUITY 10.097.133 11.016.293 9.238.205 MINORITY INTERESTS 7.460 51.258 406.833 PROVISION FOR LIABILITIES AND CHARGES 16.932 161.097 146.694 DEFERRED TAXES AND LATENT TAXATION LIABILITIES 110.502 136.498 170.037 CREDITORS 19.084.236 14.232.935 12.789.590 Amounts payable after one year 443.356 120.720 515.272 Amounts payable within one year 18.412.781 13.971.332 12.128.185 Current portion of amounts payable after one year 1.215.005 1.001.984 1.227.194 Financial debts 2.064.400 1.202.057 1.016.521 Trade debts 4.723.962 3.687.017 2.893.421 Advances received on contracts in progress 4.953.413 3.981.846 2.650.485 Amounts payable on taxes, remuneration and social security 3.638.534 2.911.977 2.832.624 Other amounts payable 1.817.467 1.186.451 1.507.940 Accrued charges and deferred income 228.099 140.882 146.133 TOTAL LIABILITIES 29.316.263 25.598.080 22.751.358
* Established according to Belgian GAAP
In accordance with the new rules of Alternext Brussels, the current annual press release has become optional. This press release will be followed by the publication of the 2011 annual report of Emakina Group, which will include the full information required. This report will be available on our site,http://www.emakina.com (section "investors") from March 31, 2012 in accordance with the legal requirements in this matter.
About Emakina Group SA
The Emakina Group is a European network of interactive agencies that helps its clients to benefit from the integration of digital communication into their activities. The agencies within the Emakina Group are Emakina Belgium (Brussels), Emakina.EU (Brussels), Emakina/Media (Brussels), Design is Dead (Antwerp), The Reference (Gent), Emakina.NL (Rotterdam), Emakina.FR (Paris & Limoges). Emakina Group has developed a service portfolio around the following four poles: strategic consultancy; brand activation, web building; and web applications. Client portfolio includes major Belgian, Dutch and French companies: Audi, Belgacom, BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels Airlines, Crédit Agricole, Delhaize, Deutsche Bank, Dexia, Electrabel, ING, Keytrade, KPN, Legrand, Microsoft, Nestlé, Orange, Panasonic, Samsung, Schweppes, Seat, Toyota, Unilever and the European institutions. Emakina is listed on the Alternext market of Euronext Brussels stock exchange (mnemo: ALEMK) since July 7, 2006.
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