WAALWIJK, The Netherlands, February 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- Strategy Successful for Both Lines of Business - Revenue and Margins Increased Through Growth of Transactions by e-Commerce Services Docdata and Record Deliveries IAI Industrial Systems - Profit Doubled Through Impact of Non-Recurring Tax Profit in the Netherlands - Proposal to Increase the Dividend Once to EUR 0.55 per Share
DOCDATA N.V. had an exceedingly successful year. Both lines of business, technology company IAI industrial systems and e-commerce service company Docdata, have performed excellently in 2009.
Technology company IAI industrial systems secured a record number of orders and enlarged its market share in the highest quality segment of the market for document security. In addition, in 2009 further investment was done in the development of new production systems for the various markets in which IAI is active, extending the product portfolio of IAI.
The e-commerce service company Docdata has seen the number of transactions continuously rise in 2009. This is both due to the success of our customers in the Netherlands including bol.com, De Bijenkorf and VD, as the success of our customers in Germany including brands4friends.de and Zalando.de. In the United Kingdom we recently entered into a partnership with eBay.co.uk to realise outlet shops. At the moment, the first shops are operational.
Michiel Alting von Geusau, CEO of DOCDATA N.V.: The strategy 'Vision 2010: Gear to Growth' has been implemented successfully both for technology company IAI industrial systems and e-commerce service company Docdata, despite the current economic crisis. Our focus for technology company IAI industrial systems remains for the coming years on security orders for the delivery of high-quality systems. For the e-commerce service company Docdata the focus will be on further growth of the number of realised transactions. A more active acquisition policy in the coming years will be crucial for the further development of DOCDATA.
Results and Financial position for the financial year 2009
(in millions, except percentage 2009 2008 figures and per share data) EUR % EUR % Revenue E-commerce service company Docdata 62.9 78.1 67.2 85.6 Technology company IAI industrial 17.6 21.9 11.4 14.4 systems Total 80.5 100.0 78.6 100.0 Gross profit E-commerce service company Docdata 18.2 28.9 18.5 27.5 Technology company IAI industrial 7.3 41.9 4.3 37.9 systems Total 25.5 31.7 22.8 29.0 Operating profit (EBIT) E-commerce service company Docdata 1.0 1.2 2.7 3.4 Technology company IAI industrial 4.9 6.1 2.7 3.4 systems Total 5.9 7.3 5.4 6.9 Profit for the year 7.7 9.6 3.7 4.7 Basic earnings per share 1.16 0.55 Diluted earnings per share 1.11 0.53 Balance sheet total 49.0 40.9 Equity 27.4 21.2 Solvency ratio (Equity / Balance 55.9% 51.8% sheet total)
Technology company IAI industrial systems delivered in 2009 a record number of high quality personalisation systems. As a result the revenue of IAI industrial systems increased with EUR 6.2 million (+55%). The order book as per year-end 2009 includes orders with a turnover value of EUR 13.7 million (2008: EUR 10.8 million).
In the document security market IAI industrial systems is seen as the highest quality supplier of production systems to personalise and/or secure documents issued by governments. IAI has expanded the product range considerably in the document security market through the development of new systems in the last years.
As earlier announced, IAI entered the market of solar energy. In this market, IAI offers production systems for solar cells or solar panels. In 2009, IAI has further strengthened its network and established its name in this market. As a result of the current economic crisis we do not expect to deliver substantial production systems before 2011.
Michiel Alting van Geusau, CEO of DOCDATA N.V.: We remain ideally positioned in the document security market to compete with the major players because of our high quality, reliable and customised systems. We expect that governments will continue to give a high priority to investments in document security. That is why we will increase our investments in new developments in 2010.
E-commerce service company Docdata realised a strong increase of the number of unique transactions handled compared to 2009. In 2009 more than 20 million unique transactions were processed. As a result the combined turnover of the commerce, payments and fulfilment activities increased with EUR 8.2 million (+21%).
The strong growth is for a large part realised by the success of existing clients. We offer clients specific and full e-commerce solutions. In the Benelux we are known as the most progressive e-commerce service company and we are part of the secret behind the success of our clients. In Germany and the United Kingdom we are not on this level yet but we will work hard to achieve this. We will keep investing in people and systems to stay in first position.
Michiel Alting von Geusau, CEO of DOCDATA N.V.: The competition on the market for e-commerce services has clearly increased in 2009, partly as companies from other market areas have entered this market. This results in price pressure, also because new players are 'buying in' on this market.
Major features of the financial results for the 2009 year-end
The revenue of DOCDATA N.V. increased in 2009 with EUR 1.8 million to EUR 80.5 million (+2.4%). The combined increase in revenue of the commerce, payments and fulfilment activities of the e-commerce service company Docdata and the increase in revenue of technology company IAI industrial systems totalling EUR 14.4 million, fully absorbed the further decrease in revenue of the media production activities of EUR 12.6 million (-/- 43%) in 2009. This decline is the result of the sale of the activities of Docdata media in the United Kingdom and the sale of 4D upgrade GmbH in Germany (total effect: -/- EUR 8.5 million), and the further reduction of revenue of the remaining media production activities in the Netherlands and Germany (total effect: -/- EUR 4.1 million).
In 2009 DOCDATA N.V. realised a gross profit of EUR 25.5 million compared to EUR 22.8 million in 2008 (+12%), resulting in a combined gross profit margin of 31,7% for 2009. The upward trend of recent years has continued (2008: 29.0%; 2007: 25.2%; 2006: 23.7%), underlining that the new strategy is working. Both lines of business contributed to this improved gross profit margin; the gross profit margin of the e-commerce service company Docdata increased to 28.9% (2008: 27,5%) in 2009, while the technology company IAI industrial systems reached a gross profit margin of 41.9% (2008: 37.9%).
DOCDATA N.V. realised an operating profit before financing result (EBIT) of EUR 5.9 million in 2009 after recognition of non-recurring expenses by the e-commerce service company Docdata amounting to EUR 2.9 million. These expenses relate to a number of impairments of goodwill and other intangible assets, the full depreciation of the remaining media production activities in Germany and recognition of provisions. Excluding these non-recurring expenses the operating result of the e-commerce service company Docdata is EUR 3.9 million, which means an increase of EUR 1.2 million (+43%). The operating result of the e-commerce service company Docdata, after deduction of the non-recurring costs and including the operating result of the media production activities, decreased with EUR 1.7 million (-/- 64%) to EUR 1.0 million in 2009. The operating profit of the technology company IAI industrial systems increased with EUR 2.2 million (+83%) to EUR 4.9 million as a result of the higher number of systems delivered in 2009, mainly in the second half year of 2009. In total the operating result of DOCDATA N.V. increased with EUR 0.5 million compared to 2008 (+9%).
The financing result in 2009 improved with EUR 0.6 million compared to 2008, mainly as a result of the mix of lower interest expenses due to improved liquidity and improvement of the exchange result due to an increased British pound rate in 2009. In 2009 an income tax profit was realised of EUR 1.7 million resulting in a higher profit of EUR 3.0 million compared to 2008. This income tax profit includes the earlier announced incidental tax gain of about EUR 4 million as a result of the recognition in the corporate income tax return of 2009 by the Dutch fiscal entity of the liquidation loss of over EUR 15 million for the completed liquidation of docdata media Limited in the United Kingdom.
The profit for the year 2009 amounts to EUR 7.7 million, which is EUR 4.0 million (+109%) higher than in 2008. In summary, this profit improvement is predominantly caused by:
- increase of 'recurring' profit of both lines of business (+ EUR 2.9 million); - non-recurring expenses (-/- EUR 2.9 million); - incidental tax profit (+ EUR 4.0 million).
DOCDATA N.V. further strengthened its financial position with a solvency ratio of 55.9% (31 December 2008: 51.8%) on a significantly increased balance sheet total. The balance sheet total increased in 2009 with EUR 8.1 million (+20%) mainly due to the higher balance sheet position of IAI industrial systems for work in progress and trade debtors. DOCDATA N.V. realised in 2009 cash flow from operating activities of EUR 7.4 million with an expenditure of EUR 5.7 million. The most important items spent are the payment of dividend over 2008 of EUR 2.0 million to shareholders, the investments in property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (EUR 2.8 million) and the acquisition of (minority interests) in subsidiaries and investments in associated companies and other investments (EUR 0.9 million). The remaining EUR 1.7 million of cash improved the net cash position of DOCDATA N.V. in 2009, from EUR 4.4 million at 31 December 2008 to EUR 6.1 million at 31 December 2009.
Strategy: 'Vision 2010: Gear to Growth' becomes 'Vision 2012: Flywheel to Growth'
E-commerce service company Docdata
We are the e-commerce service company
We develop customer-focused and integrated solutions
We process unique transactions
The major strategic goals for the coming years are:
- autonomous growth through customer retention and winning new customers; - expanding the service portfolio to existing customers; - development of a new service called 'Docdata analytics'; - more prominent route for acquisitions; - acting as one company that offers various services.
In addition to the geographical focus, we will continue to invest in new services for our customers. In 2010, a completely integrated 'Docdata analytics tool' will be developed and implemented, both for internal use as well as for our clients. The goal is to offer clients a better reporting tool for their realised transactions, so they can optimise their processes and realise a competitive advantage. Docdata analytics should become a catalyst for e-success.
Michiel Alting von Geusau, CEO of DOCDATA N.V.: The coming year we will search for suitable acquisition candidates to accelerate our growth and strengthen our market position. An important trend is that more people order online more frequently. We have the impression that this trend is supported by the current economic recession and as a result we expect a further growth also for the coming year. However, we see that the average amount per order and the conversion rates decrease, the number of transactions keep growing.
The current risks are mainly in terms of the financial position of our customers and the strategic choice of (potential) customers to purchase certain services from external suppliers. One of our customers in Münster (Germany) has not renewed the distribution contract in 2010. We also see that client acquisition takes much longer in the current economic crisis. Customers clearly need more time to take these decisions.
Technology company IAI industrial systems
We offer high quality production systems and reliability
We offer flexible, fast and accurate technological solutions
We offer the most innovative laser and optical solutions
The major strategic goals for the coming years are:
- autonomous growth in the document security market by expanding the sales activities and development of new systems; - gain a position in the solar market by developing unique laser applications; - exploit opportunities in other market segments that are driven by innovative laser applications; - increase of RD and product development in the coming years.
Worldwide, we see that many countries hold on to paper holder pages. For this extensive market segment IAI industrial systems has developed BookMasterOne systems which process personal data by means of inkjet printing, followed by the application of a protective laminate on the holder page. Although such systems do not embed the laser inscription application, these systems can, depending on customer's request, include the ImagePerf(R) and/or NumberPerf(R) laser-functionality. With the development of these BMOne systems IAI industrial systems has entered a large market segment of the known document security market.
Another new development is demonstrated by the SheetMaster and WebMaster systems that can process documents printed in sheets or in web. There is a large variety of documents that can be processed, for example: birth certificates, registration certificates, diplomas, passport pages, documents for levying direct taxes, etc. There is no standardisation of such documents yet. For this reason these systems are equipped with many different options to cover the demands in this market as much as possible. Also here IAI industrial systems entered a new segment in a known market. These systems have been sold and partly delivered to a number of countries, including South Africa, India and Poland.
For the order from Bulgaria, IAI industrial systems developed in 2009 new systems for the decentralised personalisation market. For that purpose the technology of the highly integrated systems, such as the BMOne, has been made available in small(er) standalone solutions. With this IAI industrial systems again enters a new market. The above examples illustrate the significant expansion of the product range of IAI industrial systems for the document security market.
We will also invest in RD to exploit opportunities in other markets where innovative laser applications can offer unique solutions. Here we limit ourselves to a maximum of two applications beyond the two already entered markets for document security and solar energy.
The focus in 2010 will be on growth, both autonomous and trough acquisitions.
The focus for the e-commerce service company Docdata is on the further development of the service model in Germany and the United Kingdom. The goal is to become a top 5 player there as well in the coming years. Furthermore, the development of the new service 'Docdata analytics' is of great importance. For 2010, we expect further growth, despite the economical market situation; with the exception of the media production activities.
In the document security market, technology company IAI industrial systems has realised outstanding results in 2009. The focus for 2010 is on the expansion of the organisation and the accelerated development of new systems for which there is a market demand. In the solar market, we do not yet expect appreciable revenue for 2010.
Management of DOCDATA N.V. will propose to the shareholders at this year's annual General Meeting of Shareholders, in accordance with Article 28 of the Articles of Association of DOCDATA N.V., to decide to distribute to all shareholders of ordinary shares a dividend amount of EUR 0.55 per ordinary share out of the profit for the year 2009. The distribution will be subject to dividend withholding taxes, unless the shareholder can proof that substantial holding exemption can be claimed.
At 31 December 2009, the issued share capital of DOCDATA N.V. consists of 7,000,000 ordinary shares with a nominal value of EUR 0.10 each. DOCDATA N.V. currently holds 351,482 (5.02%) of these issued ordinary shares, which are kept in order to fund the personnel options scheme and to finance future acquisitions. Ordinary shares owned by the Company are not entitled to any distribution of profit. When the General Meeting of Shareholders decides to accept this proposal, an amount of EUR 3.7 million will be distributed in May 2010 as dividend out of the profit for the year 2009 on the ordinary shares, which are held by other shareholders than the Company. The General Meeting of Shareholders shall be held on Wednesday 12 May 2010 in Waalwijk. The dividend distribution will lead to a decrease of the solvency ratio with some percent-points.
The dividend policy of DOCDATA N.V., adopted by the General Meeting of Shareholders, is aimed at realising a high dividend return, for which a payout ratio of at least 50% is the target. The liquidity and solvency required for the execution of the strategy, will also be taken into consideration. Management of DOCDATA N.V. holds the opinion that the very strong liquidity and solvency of the Company enable the proposed dividend distribution of EUR 0.55 per share. As a result, the shareholders will directly benefit from the tax profit realised by the Company in 2009 through the one-time higher dividend distribution as proposed.
The dividend proposed by DOCDATA N.V. of EUR 0.55 per share (in total: EUR 3.7 million), to be distributed out of the profit for the year 2009, increases with 83% compared to the dividend of EUR 0.30 per share (in total: EUR 2.0 million) that was distributed out of the profit for the year 2008. In 2008, a dividend of EUR 0.25 per share (in total: EUR 1.7 million) was distributed out of the profit for the year 2007. In 2007, a dividend of EUR 0.20 per share (in total: EUR 1.4 million) was distributed out of the profit for the year 2006.
The consolidated financial statements of DOCDATA N.V. are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (hereafter IFRS). For an overview of the significant accounting policies under IFRS, please refer to the 2008 Annual Report that is available at the Company and can also be downloaded from the Company's corporate website, http://www.docdatanv.com.
Enclosure with financial information
For a detailed review of the 2009 year-end results, please refer to the attached enclosure 'Financial Information for the year ended 31 December 2009' with Appendix.
Meeting for financial press and analysts
This morning, 18 February 2010, management of DOCDATA N.V. will discuss the 2009 year-end results in a meeting for which both financial press and analysts have been invited, to be held at 10.30AM Amsterdam time in the Mercurius room of the Financieel Nieuwscentrum Beursplein 5 of NYSE Euronext Amsterdam .
Presentation for shareholders
For shareholders that appreciate an explanation by management of DOCDATA N.V. of the 2009 year-end results, a separate (private) meeting will be held this afternoon, 18 February 2010, at 3.00PM Amsterdam time in the Mercurius room of the Financieel Nieuwscentrum Beursplein 5 of NYSE Euronext Amsterdam . Management will provide this explanation based on the same presentation as provided this morning to both financial press and analysts. After the meeting with the shareholders, this presentation will be made available for downloading from the Company's corporate website, http://www.docdatanv.com. Should you wish to attend this informal shareholders' meeting, please notify the Company. Registration for attendance of the meeting will be possible till the starting time of the meeting.
23 April 2010 Publication of 2009 Annual Report
5 May 2010 Record date (voting rights)
12 May 2010 (*) Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Waalwijk
13 May 2010 Cum-date
14 May 2010 Ex date
18 May 2010 Record date (dividend rights)
21 May 2010 Dividend payment date
22 July 2010 Publication of 2010 half-year results
(*) Note: new date; the 2008 Annual Report referred to 20 May 2010 as preliminary date
The listed DOCDATA N.V. exists of two lines of business:
Technology company IAI industrial systems ( http://www.iai-industrial-systems.com) is a high tech engineering company specialised in developing and building systems for very accurate and high speed processing of all kinds of products and materials. IAI delivers clients globally in the following sectors:
- securing and personalising of security documents - processing of solar cells and modules - processing of other materials and products
E-commerce service company Docdata (http://www.docdata.com) is a European market leader with a strong basis in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, and exists of four services:
- Docdata commerce - Docdata payments - Docdata fulfilment - Docdata media
Corporate website: http://www.docdatanv.com
The financial information is prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (hereafter IFRS) and its interpretations adopted by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
(in thousands, except percentage figures) 2009 2008 Revenue by line of business EUR % EUR % E-commerce service company Docdata 62,875 78.1 67,269 85.6 Technology company IAI industrial systems 17,594 21.9 11,351 14.4 Total 80,469 100.0 78,620 100.0 - The combined revenue of the Docdata commerce, payments and fulfilment services increased with EUR 8.2 million (21%), including a negative foreign exchange effect of EUR 0.6 million. This revenue increase is the result of autonomous growth (EUR 7.4 million, including the negative FX GBP effect of EUR 0.6 million) and through the acquisition of Pegasus Mail GmbH per 1st of January 2009 (EUR 0.8 million). One client realised slightly more than 10% of the total revenue. The revenue of the Docdata media service decreased with EUR 12.6 million (43%) in total, of which EUR 8.5 million as a combined result of the sale of the UK media business by docdata media Ltd. on 30 January 2009 and the sale of all shares of 4DU upgrade GmbH on 20 November 2008; the other EUR 4.1 million of this revenue decrease was due to declining revenue from replication activities in Tilburg and Berlin. - The increase in IAI industrial systems' revenue is realised through the delivery of systems for (amongst others) Rumania, Bulgaria and Sweden. Deliveries consisted of BMOne's, a CMOne and ImagePerf(R) systems.
(in thousands, except percentage figures) 2009 2008 Gross profit (margin) by line of business EUR % EUR % (margin as % of revenue by line of business) E-commerce service company Docdata 18,184 28.9 18,487 27.5 Technology company IAI industrial systems 7,365 41.9 4,307 37.9 Total 25,549 31.7 22,794 29.0 - The Docdata commerce, payments and fulfilment services contributed EUR 14.9 million to the gross profit in 2009 compared to EUR 13.6 million in 2008, mainly due to growth in the number of transactions. The higher Docdata gross profit margin was mainly the result of lower (relative) transport costs recharged. The Docdata media service contributed EUR 3.3 million to the gross profit in 2009 compared to EUR 4.9 million in 2008. - Both the gross profit and gross profit margin of IAI industrial systems increased due to the delivery of a higher number of security systems in 2009, predominantly during the second half-year 2009.
Operating profit before financing result (EBIT) Selling Administrative expenses Other operating income and expenses (in thousands, except percentage figures) 2009 2008 Operating profit (margin) by line of EUR % EUR % business (margin as % of revenue by line of business) E-commerce service company Docdata 973 1.6 2,726 4.1 Technology company IAI industrial systems 4,913 27.9 2,691 23.7 Total 5,886 7.3 5,417 6.9 Selling Administrative expenses (as % of revenue) Selling expenses 4,530 5.6 5,501 7.0 Administrative expenses 12,073 15.0 11,699 14.9 Total 16,603 20.6 17,200 21.9 Selling Administrative expenses by line of business (as % of revenue by line of business) E-commerce service company Docdata 14,151 22.5 15,585 23.2 Technology company IAI industrial systems 2,452 14.0 1,615 14.2 Total 16,603 20.6 17,200 21.9 Other operating income and expenses (as % of revenue) Other operating income 160 0.2 82 0.1 Other operating expenses 3,220 4.0 259 0.3 Net other operating expenses 3,060 3.8 177 0.2
- The operating profit of the Docdata commerce, payments and fulfilment services in 2009 amounts to EUR 3.6 million (excluding EUR 2.0 million operating expenses in 2009) compared to EUR 2.7 million in 2008 and this 33% increase reflects the higher economies of scale and lower selling and administrative expenses. The Docdata media service realised a loss of EUR 0.6 million in 2009 (2008: close to nil) resulting from the write-off of the German replication activities for around EUR 0.9 million. - The increase in operating profit of IAI industrial systems in 2009 is the result of the sale of a higher number of security systems. The selling and administrative expenses of IAI industrial systems increased with EUR 0.8 million (52%) mainly due to the higher activity level, resulting in higher costs for the organisation including higher personnel costs as a result of the expansion in number of employees. This enabled IAI industrial systems to realise further growth, as well as an entry in the solar market. - In 2009, net other operating expenses were recorded by Docdata for a total amount of EUR 3.1 million. These net other operating expenses mainly consist of non-recurring expenses in 2009 for an amount of EUR 2.9 million, including impairment charges for IT platforms in the UK (EUR 0.7 million), impairment charges for goodwill paid on acquisition of docdata e-business GmbH in Münster, Germany (EUR 0.7 million), the full write-off of the remaining media production activities in Germany (EUR 0.9 million) and creation of provisions (EUR 0.6 million in total).
Net financing income / (expenses)
Net financing income in 2009 amounted to EUR 0.1 million compared to net financing expenses of EUR 0.5 million in 2008. This increase of EUR 0.6 million is the combined effect of lower net bank interest expenses resulting from a better liquidity in 2009 (effect: EUR 0.2 million) and higher foreign currency exchange result in 2009 compared to 2008 (effect: EUR 0.4 million) due to the British pound recovering against the euro since January 2009.
Income tax expense
DOCDATA's effective tax rate in 2009 was negative 27.5% (representing a tax credit) with an income tax profit of EUR 1.7 million on a profit before income tax of EUR 6.0 million. In 2008, the profit before income tax amounted to EUR 5.0 million and the income tax expense amounted to EUR 1.3 million (effective tax rate: 26.7%).
The income tax profit of EUR 1.7 million in 2009 is the combined result of the following tax treatments of the results per country:
- In the Netherlands, a tax charge has been recorded at a corporate income tax rate of 25.5% on the taxable income for the Dutch fiscal entity as well as for the Dutch subsidiaries that are not part of this fiscal entity. As the liquidation of docdata media Ltd. in the UK has been completed, the Dutch fiscal entity has recorded an income tax credit of around EUR 4 million on the liquidation loss of over EUR 15 million. Furthermore, a deferred tax provision of EUR 0.2 million was recorded for non-recognised net operating losses, given uncertainty about the timely consummation of these losses before the 2011 year-end by one of the Dutch subsidiaries that are not part of the fiscal entity. - In the United Kingdom, income taxes are recorded against a corporate income tax rate of 28% (2008: 28.0%). As a consequence of the sale on 30 January 2009 of the UK media business and tangible fixed assets to Sound Performance Manufacturing Ltd., no deferred tax assets on the remaining net operating losses and capital allowances of docdata media Ltd. have been recognised in the consolidated balance sheets at 31 December 2009 and at 31 December 2008. No income tax has been recorded in 2009 on non-tax deductible expenses for a total value of EUR 0.4 million, consisting of impairment of intangible assets and the release of the remaining balance of the provision for the sale of the UK media business and tangible fixed assets. - In Germany, a tax charge has been recorded at a corporate income tax rate of in general around 30% on taxable income for the German entities, taking into account lower income tax rates for some regions in Germany when and where applicable. No income tax has been recorded in 2009 on non-tax deductible expenses for a total value of EUR 1.6 million, consisting of impairment of goodwill and the full write-off of the remaining media production activities.
Liquidity and capital resources
The General Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on 13 May 2009 approved the proposal to distribute a dividend of EUR 0.30 per ordinary share outstanding (excluding own shares held by the Company), which had a decreasing impact of EUR 2.0 million on retained earnings within the equity of the Company in 2009.
In 2009 31,420 personnel options were exercised from the 2004 series at a price of EUR 4.48 per share. The underlying shares have been delivered by the Company from the own shares in possession of the Company. The proceeds of EUR 141 thousand have been credited to equity under reserves, as the purchase of own shares has been charged to reserves in the past. Per 31 December 2009, the Company owned 351,482 own shares (5.02%), which number is the same as the number of own shares currently owned by the Company per today, 18 February 2010.
In 2009, the Group realised net cash from operating activities of EUR 7.4 million (2008: EUR 8.9 million). Of these total available funds, EUR 5.7 million was spent and the remaining EUR 1.7 million resulted in an increase of the net cash position to EUR 6.1 million from EUR 4.4 million at 31 December 2008. The EUR 5.7 million were for a large part spent on the EUR 2.0 million dividend payment. In addition, the Group has invested a total amount of EUR 3.6 million in 2009: EUR 2.7 million in property, plant and equipment (mainly warehousing equipment and investment in IT infrastructure); EUR 0.8 million for the acquisition of the remaining minority interests in Braywood Holding Ltd. (14.40% of shares), docdata commerce Ltd. (29.10% of shares; formerly named Hitura Ltd.), and docdata e-business GmbH (30.0% of shares; formerly named Pegasus Dienstleistungen GmbH), and EUR 0.1 million in intangibles (predominantly IT development costs) and in associates.
Consolidated Financial Statements
1. Consolidated Balance Sheets
Balance sheets before appropriation of profit.
31 December 31 December 2009 2008 (in thousands) EUR EUR Assets Property, plant and equipment 6,221 6,275 Intangible assets 8,633 9,979 Investments in associates 62 174 Other investments 100 100 Trade and other receivables 200 108 Deferred tax assets 1,130 752 Total non-current assets 16,346 17,388 Inventories 6,861 3,593 Income tax receivables 3,038 468 Trade and other receivables 15,566 12,868 Cash and cash equivalents 6,147 6,034 Assets classified as held for 1,054 549 sale Total current assets 32,666 23,512 Total assets 49,012 40,900 Equity Share capital 700 700 Share premium 16,854 16,854 Translation reserves (1,030) (1,313) Reserve for own shares (2,940) (3,218) Retained earnings 13,720 7,882 Total equity attributable to equity holders of 27,304 20,905 the parent Minority interest 107 292 Total equity 27,411 21,197 Liabilities Interest-bearing loans and other 313 628 borrowings Employee benefits - 100 Deferred tax liabilities 288 437 Total non-current liabilities 601 1,165 Bank overdrafts - 1,675 Interest-bearing loans and other - 94 borrowings Income tax payable 340 323 Trade and other payables 18,668 16,054 Provisions 1,039 93 Liabilities classified as 953 299 held for sale Total current liabilities 21,000 18,538 Total liabilities 21,601 19,703 Total equity and liabilities 49,012 40,900
2. Consolidated Income Statements
2009 2008 (in thousands, except earnings per share EUR % EUR % and average shares outstanding) Revenue 80,469 100.0 78,620 100.0 Cost of sales (54,920) (68.3) (55,826) (71.0) Gross profit 25,549 31.7 22,794 29.0 Other operating income 160 0.2 82 0.1 Selling expenses (4,530) (5.6) (5,501) (7.0) Administrative expenses (12,073) (15.0) (11,699) (14.9) Other operating expenses (3,220) (4.0) (259) (0.3) Operating profit before financing result 5,886 7.3 5,417 6.9 Financial income 301 0.4 550 0.7 Financial expenses (195) (0.2) (1,012) (1.3) Net financing income / (expenses) 106 0.2 (462) (0.6) Share of profits of associates 37 - 58 0.1 Profit before income tax 6,029 7.5 5,013 6.4 Income tax profit / (expense) 1,660 2.1 (1,337) (1.7) Profit for the period 7,689 9.6 3,676 4.7 Attributable to: Equity holders of the parent 7,831 9.7 3,606 4.6 Minority interest (142) 0.1 70 0.1 Profit for the period 7,689 9.6 3,676 4.7 Weighted average number of shares 6,649,000 6,668,000 outstanding Weighted average number of shares 6,946,000 6,921,000 (diluted) Earnings per share Basic earnings per share 1.16 0.55 Diluted earnings per share 1.11 0.53
3. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
2009 2008 (in thousands) EUR EUR Cash flows from operating activities Profit for the period 7,689 3,676 Adjustments for: Depreciation and amortisation 5,223 3,749 Costs share options and delivered shares 137 244 Financial expenses 195 1,012 Financial income (301) (550) Share of profits of associates (37) (58) Income tax expense (1,660) 1,337 Cash flows from operating activities before changes in working capital and provisions 11,246 9,410 (Increase) / Decrease in trade and other receivables and assets held for sale 642 (3,003) (Increase) / Decrease in inventories (3,268) 158 Increase / (Decrease) in trade and other payables and liabilities held for sale (3) 3,048 Increase / (Decrease) in provisions and 846 (272) employee benefits Cash generated from the operations 8,869 9,935 Interest paid (266) (714) Interest received 209 541 Income taxes paid (1,452) (846) Net cash from operating activities 7,360 8,916 Cash flows from investing activities Acquisition of property, plant and equipment (2,703) (2,156) Acquisition of subsidiaries (806) (1,353) Acquisition of associates and other (62) (985) investments Acquisition of intangible assets (67) (49) Proceeds from sale of property, plant and 118 28 equipment Net cash from investing activities (3,520) (4,515) Cash flows from financing activities Dividends paid (2,031) (1,890) (Repayment of) / Proceeds from bank (325) 25 overdrafts Repayment of interest-bearing loans and other (60) (117) borrowings Loans provided to associates (200) - Proceeds from exercise of share options 141 48 Proceeds from interest-bearing loans and - 110 other borrowings Own shares bought - (1,916) Net cash from financing activities (2,475) (3,740) Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash 1,365 661 equivalents Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of 6,034 5,586 the period Bank overdrafts balanced with cash and cash (1,350) - equivalents Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash 98 (213) held Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the 6,147 6,034 period
4. Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity
Total equity attributable to equity holders of Share Share Retained the parent Minority Total capital premium earnings interest equity Reserves (in EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR EUR thousands) Equity Statement 2008 Balance at 1 731 16,854 (1,674) 5,932 21,843 344 22,187 January 2008 Dividend - - - (1,656) (1,656) (234) (1,890) distribution Cancellation (31) - 31 - - - - of own shares Shares bought - - (1,916) - (1,916) - (1,916) Exercised - - 48 - 48 - 48 share options Delivered - - 135 - 135 - 135 shares for remuneration Costs share - - 109 - 109 - 109 options Consolidation - - - - - 112 112 of former associate Total recognised - - (1,264) 3,606 2,342 70 2,412 income and expense for the period Balance at 31 700 16,854 (4,531) 7,882 20,905 292 21,197 December 2008 Equity Statement 2009 Balance at 1 700 16,854 (4,531) 7,882 20,905 292 21,197 January 2009 Dividend - - - (1,993) (1,993) (38) (2,031) distribution Exercised - - 141 - 141 - 141 share options Delivered - - 37 - 37 - 37 shares for remuneration Costs share - - 100 - 100 - 100 options Consolidation - - - - - (5) (5) of former associate Total recognised - - 283 7,831 8,114 (142) 7,972 income and expense for the period Balance at 31 700 16,854 (3,970) 13,720 27,304 107 27,411 December 2009
5. Consolidated Statements of recognised Income and Expense
2009 2008 (in thousands) EUR EUR Foreign exchange translation differences, net 283 (1,264) of tax Income / (Expense) recognised directly in 283 (1,264) equity Profit for the period 7,689 3,676 Total recognised income and expense for the 7,972 2,412 period Attributable to: Equity holders of the parent 8,114 2,342 Minority interest (142) 70 Total recognised income and expense for the 7,972 2,412 period
6. Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
6.1 Reporting entity
DOCDATA N.V. (referred to as DOCDATA or the Company) is a company domiciled in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. The consolidated financial statements of DOCDATA N.V. as at and for the year ended 31 December 2009 comprise DOCDATA N.V. and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the Group) and the Group's interest in associates and jointly controlled entities.
The consolidated financials statements of the Group as at and for the year ended 31 December 2008 are available upon request from the Company's registered office at Energieweg 2, 5145 NW in Waalwijk, the Netherlands, or at the Company's corporate website, http://www.docdatanv.com .
6.2 Statement of compliance
These consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements, and should therefore be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Group as at and for the year ended 31 December 2008.
6.3 Significant accounting policies
The consolidated financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union (IFRS). The accounting policies applied by the Group in these consolidated financial statements are the same as those applied by the Group in its consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended 31 December 2008. For a summary of the significant accounting policies under IFRS, please refer to the Group's Annual Report for the financial year ended 31 December 2008.
6.4 Management representations
In the opinion of the management, these consolidated financial statements include all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, operating results and cash flows of all reporting periods herein. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature, except for recorded non-recurring adjustments for the following topics:
- impairments of goodwill and other intangibles; - impairment of assets and liabilities reported as assets and liabilities classified as held for sale; - valuation of corporate income tax assets and profits, resulting from the liquidation of former subsidiaries.
6.5 Organisation structure and segmentation
From 1 January 2008 onwards, DOCDATA has changed the organisation structure from a country organisation to a divisional structure. Starting the financial year 2008, DOCDATA identifies for the purpose of preparing financial statements the following two lines of business: Internet service company Docdata (consisting of the following four services: Docdata commerce, Docdata payments, Docdata fulfilment and Docdata media) and Technology company IAI industrial systems. Starting 1 January 2010, the names of the two lines of business are:
- E-commerce company Docdata; - Technology company IAI industrial systems.
In the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2009, the following treatment has been applied for the following incorporation and acquisition:
- IAI industrial systems GmbH: per 12 January 2009, IAI industrial systems B.V. has incorporated a new legal entity for its Germany subsidiary, IAI industrial systems GmbH in Berlin. The balance sheet and income statement of IAI industrial systems GmbH have been included in the DOCDATA consolidation starting per the date of incorporation; - Pegasus Mail GmbH: on 9 January 2009, docdata e-business GmbH has acquired all issued shares of Pegasus Mail GmbH in Münster (Germany). This company operates fulfilment services related to print and mail. The balance sheet and income statement of Pegasus Mail GmbH have been included in the DOCDATA consolidation starting per the acquisition date.
In the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2008, the following treatment has been applied for the acquisitions and divestments mentioned:
- docdata media Ltd.: on 30 January 2009 docdata media Ltd. has sold its complete business activities for CD and DVD replication and Audio Cassette manufacturing to Sound Performance Manufacturing Ltd., a subsidiary of the UK based Sound Performance Ltd. This transaction includes the sale by docdata media Ltd. as per the transaction date of 30th of January 2009 of its business activities, tangible fixed assets, stocks, customer contracts, trade creditors, personnel and staff. The assets and liabilities part of this transaction have been accounted for at the lower of book value or net realisable value and have been recorded under assets classified as held for sale and liabilities classified as held for sale in the consolidated balance sheet at 31 December 2008. - docdata e-business GmbH (formerly named 'Pegasus e-Business GmbH'): DOCDATA has increased its share interest in Pegasus eâ€‘Business GmbH in Münster (Germany; formerly named 'Pegasus Dienstleistungen GmbH') from 30% to 70%, through the exercise of the call option on 40% of the issued share capital which was part of the original sale and purchase agreement from September 2006. The balance sheet and income statement of Pegasus e-Business GmbH has been included in the DOCDATA consolidation starting 1 January 2008; - docdata commerce Limited (formerly named 'Hitura Limited'): DOCDATA has acquired an interest of 61.2% in the issued share capital of Hitura Ltd. in London (England), with an agreement on the purchase of the remaining minority shares between 2008 and 2013. The balance sheet and income statement of Hitura Ltd. have been included in the DOCDATA consolidation starting 1 February 2008. On 2 July 2008, DOCDATA has acquired an additional 9.7% interest in the issued share capital of docdata commerce Ltd., bringing the total DOCDATA share to 70.9% as of that date. - 4D upgrade GmbH: on 20 November 2008, DOCDATA has sold its share interest of 85.0% in the issued share capital of 4D upgrade GmbH in Grossbeeren (Germany) to the (third-party) minority shareholders, with 30 November 2008 as effective transaction date for the transfer of the share ownership. Therefore, the balance sheet at 31 December 2008 of 4D upgrade GmbH has not been included in the consolidated balance sheet at 31 December 2008, and the revenues and results of 4D upgrade GmbH are included in the 2008 consolidated income statement of DOCDATA for the 11-months' period from 1 January 2008 till 30 November 2008.
6.7 Property, plant and equipment
31 December 31 December 2009 2008 (in thousands) EUR EUR Land and buildings 1,349 1,449 Machinery and equipment 2,937 2,929 Other 1,879 1,855 6,165 6,233 Under construction 56 42 Total 6,221 6,275
The book value of property, plant and equipment has remained at EUR 6.2 million over 2009 as a combined result from depreciation charges for EUR 2.8 million (including an additional depreciation of EUR 0.4 million for the write-off of the remaining book value at 31 December 2008 of the machinery and equipment of the German media production activities), currency exchange profits for EUR 0.1 million on the UK property, plant and equipment accounted for in British pounds, and capital expenditure for EUR 2.7 million.
6.8 Intangible assets
31 December 31 December 2009 2008 (in thousands) EUR EUR Goodwill 6,626 6,562 Customer contracts 468 627 IT platforms 1,539 2,790 Total 8,633 9,979
The book value for intangible assets has decreased with EUR 1.3 million in 2009, due to the following:
- goodwill paid (EUR 0.6 million) for the acquisition of the remaining minority interests in Braywood Holding Ltd. (14.40% of shares), docdata commerce B.V. (20.0% of shares), docdata commerce Ltd. (29.10% of shares; formerly named Hitura Ltd.) and docdata e-business GmbH (30.0% of shares; formerly named Pegasus Dienstleistungen GmbH). At 31 December 2009, the Group owns the economical rights to all the shares in these subsidiaries going back to 1st of January 2009; - capital expenditure for IT platforms (EUR 0.1 million in total); - amortisation charges for customer contracts and IT platforms (EUR 0.8 million in total); - impairments for IT platforms and goodwill paid on acquisition (EUR 1.5 million in total); - currency exchange profits (EUR 0.3 million) on the valuation of the intangible assets with an original value in British pounds (i.e. related to the Braywood and Hitura acquisitions).
31 December 31 December 2008 2009 (in thousands) EUR EUR Raw and auxiliary materials 720 1,050 Work in progress 6,066 2,375 Finished goods 75 168 Total 6,861 3,593
The book value of inventories increased EUR 3.3 million in 2009, which is only caused by increased work in progress at IAI industrial systems. The largest part of the systems being build, which are included in this work in progress, are scheduled for delivery in the first half-year 2010. IAI industrial systems' order book increased during 2009 from EUR 10.8 million at 31 December 2008 to EUR 13.7 million at 31 December 2009.
6.10 Segmented Consolidated Income Statement 2009
E-commerce Technology company IAI service company industrial Docdata systems (in thousands, except earnings per EUR % EUR % share and average shares outstanding) Revenue 62,875 100.0 17,594 100.0 Cost of sales (44,691) (71.1) (10,229) (58.1) Gross profit 18,184 28.9 7,365 41.9 Other operating income 160 0.3 - - Selling expenses (3,797) (6.0) (733) (4.2) Administrative expenses (10,354) (16.5) (1,719) (9.8) Other operating expenses (3,220) (5.1) - - Operating profit before financing 973 1.6 4,913 27.9 result Financial income 220 0.3 81 0.5 Financial expenses (140) (0.2) (55) (0.3) Net financing income / (expenses) 80 0.1 26 0.2 Share of profits of associates 37 - - - Profit before income tax 1,090 1.7 4,939 28.1 Income tax profit / (expense) 2,996 4.8 (1,336) (7.6) Profit for the period 4,086 6.5 3,603 20.5 Attributable to: Equity holders of the parent 4,228 6.7 3,603 20.5 Minority interest (142) (0.2) - - Profit for the period 4,086 6.5 3,603 20.5
Corporate website: http://www.docdatanv.com
SOURCE: docdata N.V.
CONTACT: Further information: DOCDATA N.V., M.F.P.M. Alting von Geusau,CEO, Tel. +31-416-631-100