BRUSSELS, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
(The original French version is binding - this English version is a non-binding translation)
Emakina Group (Alternext Brussels: ALEMK) today communicates its annual results for 2012. Consolidated sales increased by 18% in 2012 compared with 2011, while the consolidated EBITDA increased by 36% in absolute terms. The consolidated net result (excluding amortisation of goodwill) increased by 45% from 724,759 euros in 2011 to 1,052,780 euros in 2012. In order to sustain this strong growth, the Board of Directors will suggest to the General Assembly that no dividend be distributed, as was the case last year.
Sustained increase in sales, both inside and outside Belgium
In 2012, Emakina Group posted sales of 48,783,064 euros compared with 41,337,106 euros in 2011, an increase of 18%. At constant scope, sales increased by 12%. Sales inside and outside Belgium both increased at a rate of 18%. As a reminder, the 52% acquisition of equity in the Genevan communications agency LABEL.ch, now Emakina.CH, in July 2012 contributed to the development of this international growth dynamic. In Belgium, the takeover in March 2012 of the business of the Wanabe agency in Waterloo made it possible for Emakina to strengthen its position in its historic market.
In 2012, new national and international clients such as AG Insurance, Bavaria, Blueband, Bonduelle, Caisse d'Epargne, Karl Lagerfeld, OZ - Onafhankelijk Ziekenfonds, Orange, Peugeot, Sanofi, Seat and SNCF chose an agency in the Emakina Group as a partner for the development of their presence in new media.
At the same time, Emakina Group is pursuing its international development by means of commercial agreements. At the end of 2012, the group signed three strategic partnerships (with Metia Group, Digital Jungle and SinnerSchrader) which will strengthen its presence in Asia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States.
EBITDA increases by 36%
EBITDA increased by 36% in absolute terms. As a percentage of total sales, the EBITDA grew from 6.7% of sales in 2011 to 7.7% of sales in 2012. At constant scope, the EBITDA went from 6.7% to 8.3% of sales between 2011 and 2012, thanks to the successful integration efforts of the activities of Emakina.CH and PKA Wanabe, whose positive effects on profitability are expected from 2013.
Consolidated net result before amortisation of goodwill increases by 45%
The consolidated net result before amortisation of goodwill amounted to 1,052,780 euros in 2012 compared with 724,759 euros in 2011. This increase is explained by the improvement in the operating result of 487,823 euros combined with a controlled financial result, a net tax charge which increased by 551,761 euros and the absence of a significant extraordinary result in 2012.
Finally, it is important to remember that the amortisation of goodwill rose by 1,507,875 euros in 2012. This element of Belgian GAAP, which requires compulsory amortisation of goodwill had a significant bearing on the consolidated net result for 2012. Excluding this amortization, the consolidated net result would have amounted to a profit of 1,052,780 euros instead of a loss of 455,095 euros.
Emakina continues its investment efforts in order to be able to provide a competitive service:
- The significant investments made in 2011 and continued in 2012 in the "social", "mobile", "performance", "integrated communication" and "CRM/direct marketing" domains had beneficial effects. These centres of expertise made it possible to expand the services offered and were a lever for significant growth.
- 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 to create multichannel campaigns, particularly for the account of the client SEAT.
- The national and international expansion of the group by means of the acquisition of Emakina.CH and Wanabe combined with three commercial partnerships signed with Metia, Digital Jungle and SinnerSchrader will make a positive contribution to profitability starting from 2013 and will make it possible to improve the service offered and to take advantage of the international impact as a result of synergies of the available talent.
Several elements explain the growth in operational profitability in 2012: better management of production costs, an improvement in production efficiency, optimal planning management, a strengthening of the monitoring of external purchases through the medium of order forms and a stable average sales price.
Within a context of significant growth, the stable level of financial debt and the availability of renewed credit lines adapted to group expansion ensured that the Group was able to maintain financial stability despite an increased need for working capital. In particular, this stability made it possible, essentially via its own funds, to ensure the financing of the acquisition of the majority interest in the Genevan agency Emakina.CH.
To accompany its expansion and to strengthen its own funds, the Board of Directors of Emakina Group will suggest to the General Assembly in April 2013 that no dividend be distributed, as was the case last year.
Prospects for 2013
Emakina Group's management foresees continued growth over the whole of the year 2013, but at a significantly lower pace than has been seen this year.
The auditors have confirmed that their audit of the consolidated accounts has been fully completed and has not revealed any significant corrections to the accounting information included in this press release.
All consolidated figures were established according to Belgian GAAP (in particular the figures relating to the compulsory amortisation of goodwill). These figures represent a summary of financial results that will be published in detail in the annual report available on 2 April 2013.
- Annual General Assembly: at 16:00 hours on 22 April 2013
- Annual Report: 2 April 2013
- Half-Yearly Report: 16 September 2013
CONSOLIDATED FIGURES 2012 - EMAKINA GROUP SA
CONSOLIDATED RESULTS (EUR) * 31/12/2012 31/12/2011 31/12/2010 TOTAL REVENUES 48,783,064 41,337,106 33,105,221 Net revenues 47,799,533 40,265,704 31,537,104 Variation of work in progress 612,880 452,051 930,285 In-house production 204.530 241,097 0 Other operating income 166,121 378,254 637,832 TOTAL OPERATING COSTS (before depreciation and amortisation) -45,027,552 -38,587,823 -30,485,186 Purchase of equipment and services related to sales -24,411,435 -21,129,943 -15,464,514 Payroll costs -20,416,416 -17,339,864 -14,874,268 Other operating costs -188,701 -118,016 -146,404 OPERATING PROFIT (before depreciation and amortisation) = EBITDA 3,755,512 2,749,283 2,620,035 DEPRECIATION AND AMORTISATION -1,361,478 -843,072 -895,667 Depreciation and amortisation of (in)tangible assets -1,114,995 -861,492 -847,489 Write-off on trade receivables -258,414 -13,746 -58,775 Litigation accruals 11,931 32,166 -10,597 OPERATING PROFIT (EBIT) 2,394,034 1,906,211 1,724,368 NET FINANCIAL RESULT -349,762 -324,140 -356,725 Financial income 77,064 74,884 30,983 Financial charges -426,826 -399,024 -387,708 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT BEFORE AMORTISATION ON GOODWILL 2,044,272 1,582,071 1,367,643 Amortisation on goodwill** -1,507,875 -1,561,061 -1,218,318 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT 536,397 21,010 149,325 NET EXTRAORDINARY RESULT -42,971 -368,363 -326,734 PRE-TAX PROFIT 579,368 -347,353 -177,409 Deferred taxes -217,783 -260,837 -301,144 Current income tax -822,927 -228,112 -420,096 SHARE IN RESULTS OF EQUITY-METHOD ENTITIES (profit) 6,247 0 -282 NET PROFIT BEFORE AMORTISATION ON GOODWILL 1,052,780 724,759 319,386 NET PROFIT -455,095 -836,302 -898,932 A. Share of third parties -31,762 32,041 44,856 B. Group share -423,333 -868,343 -943,788
SHARE DATA 31/12/2012 31/12/2012 31/12/2010 NUMBER OF SHARES 3,833,739 3,833,739 3,796,869 NUMBER OF SHARES & SHARE OPTIONS 4,041,959 4,097,089 4,021,779 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT (in EUR) 0.1399 0.0055 0.0393 CURRENT PRE-TAX PROFIT / SHARE & SHARE OPTION (in EUR) 0.1327 0.0051 0.0371 GROUP SHARE / SHARE (in EUR) -0.1104 -0.2265 -0.2486 GROUP SHARE / SHARE & SHARE OPTION (in EUR) -0.1047 -0.2119 -0.2347 NET PROFIT / SHARE (in EUR) -0.1187 -0.2181 -0.2368 NET PROFIT / SHARE & SHARE OPTION (in EUR) -0.1126 -0.2119 -0.2235
* Established according to Belgian GAAP
** According to valuation rules, goodwill is amortised over a period of 8 years independently of any potential considerations
of overvalues in accordance with Belgian GAAP
The consolidated income statement for 2012 includes 12 months of all group subsidiaries, except for Emakina.CH, which have been consolidated since July 2012, that is to say 6 months of profit and loss.
ASSETS (EUR) * 31/12/2012 31/12/2011 31/12/2010 NON CURRENT ASSETS 9,518,823 8,873,387 9,287,012 Formation expenses 177,960 269,914 385,692 Intangible assets 2,001,937 836,213 437,849 Goodwill 5,880,872 6,438,421 7,390,041 Tangible assets 1,244,679 1,088,537 849,099 Financial assets 213,375 240,302 224,331 CURRENT ASSETS 20,878,538 20,442,876 16,311,068 Stocks and contracts in progress 4,413,093 3,616,979 3,094,317 Deferred taxes 136,983 387,874 563,162 Amounts receivable with one year 14,221,489 13,826,031 11,324,959 Investments 395,890 0 1,348 Cash at bank and in hand 1,151,398 2,203,255 998,071 Deferred charges and accrued income 559,685 408,737 329,211 TOTAL ASSETS 30,397,361 29,316,263 25,598,080 LIABILITIES (EUR) * 31/12/2012 31/12/2011 31/12/2010 EQUITY 9,665,965 10,097,133 11,016,293 MINORITY INTERESTS 8,634 7,460 51,258 PROVISION FOR LIABILITIES AND CHARGES 5,000 16,932 161,097 DEFERRED TAXES AND LATENT TAXATION LIABILITIES 77,394 110,502 136,498 CREDITORS 20,640,368 19,084,236 14.232,934 Amounts payable after one year 1,508,623 443,356 120,720 Amounts payable within one year 18,510,802 18,412,781 13,971,332 Current portion of amounts payable after one year 604,125 1,215,005 1,001,984 Financial debts 4,385,622 2,064,400 1,202,057 Trade debts 3,555,991 4,723,962 3,687,017 Advances received on contracts in progress 3,573,594 4,953,413 3,981,846 Amounts payable on taxes, remuneration and social security 4,825,306 3,638,534 2,911,977 Other amounts payable 1,566,164 1,817,467 1,186,451 Accrued charges and deferred income 620,943 228,099 140,882 TOTAL LIABILITIES 30,397,361 29,316,263 25,598,080
* 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 2012 annual report of the Emakina Group, which will include the full information required. This report will be available on our site, http://www.emakina.com (section "Investors") from 2 April 2013 in accordance with the legal requirements in this matter.
About Emakina Group SA
Emakina is a European group of digital agencies supporting their clients in maximising the opportunities of the new digital era. These agencies are Emakina (Brussels, Paris, Limoges, Rotterdam and Geneva), Emakina.EU and Your Agency (Waterloo), Robert & Marien (Brussels), Design is Dead (Antwerp) and The Reference (Ghent). Emakina Group has a portfolio of services centred on four core activities: Integrated, Web Building, Interactive, and Applications. Its clients include many leading businesses, such as Audi, Baume & Mercier, Belgacom, BNP Paribas Fortis, Brussels Airlines, Caran d'Ache, Deutsche Bank, GDF Suez, Girard-Perregaux, ING, Keytrade, KPN, Longines, Microsoft, Orange, Panasonic, Samsung, Schweppes, Seat, Thomas Cook, Volkswagen, and international institutions, such as the European Commission. In 2012, the Emakina Group employed a staff of over 450 people and a reported a turnover of €49.3 m. Emakina is listed on Alternext of Euronext Brussels (mnemo: ALEMK - ISIN: BE0003843605). For more information visit: http://www.emakina.com
SOURCE Emakina Group