SCANFIL PLC FINANCIAL STATEMENTS RELEASE 24 FEBRUARY 2015 10.15 A.M.
SCANFIL GROUP’S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR 1 JANUARY – 31 DECEMBER 2014
October – December
– Turnover totalled EUR 49.6 million (Q4 2013: 45.4), up 9.3%
– Operating profit EUR 3.3 (2.5) million, 6.6% (5.6%) of turnover
– Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.04 (0.03)
January – December
– Turnover totalled EUR 214,5 million (2013: EUR 188,5 million), up 13.8%
– Operating profit EUR 16.2 (11.8) million, 7.6% (6.3%) of turnover
– Profit for the review period was EUR 12.3 (8.2) million
– Earnings per share were EUR 0.21 (0.14)
– The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting a dividend
of EUR 0.07 per share
Scanfil expects its turnover to increase by 2–8% in 2015. More turnover is generated in the second half than in the first half of the year. The company believes that its turnover will decrease slightly in the first half of the year, and particularly in the second quarter, compared to 2014. Its operating profit before non-recurring items for 2015 is expected to be EUR 13–17 million.
Petteri Jokitalo, CEO of Scanfil plc:
“We developed strongly in 2014. Our employee satisfaction, our ability to maintain high quality and our customer satisfaction improved. The acquisition of the Hamburg plant enabled us to expand our customer base and gain a strong foothold in the strategically important German market. We have systematically expanded our customer base to cover new industries. Currently, our customers mainly operate in the following sectors: energy and automation, medical technology, environmental measurement solutions and communication as well as products and systems related to urbanisation. A diverse customer base in interesting sectors offers us a large number of growth opportunities.
I am pleased with the development of our turnover and profitability. We have succeeded in increasing our turnover and profitability year-on-year for six consecutive quarters.
We are continuing to aim for profitable growth in 2015. In customer acquisition, we will be focusing on Central Europe and China in particular. We will continue our efforts to improve our processes and efficiency. Our goal is to make Scanfil an even more attractive partner for customers and an even better workplace for employees.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Scanfil’s employees, customers, suppliers, partners and shareholders for their trust and cooperation in 2014.”
The Scanfil Group comprises the parent company Scanfil plc and the Scanfil EMS subgroup. The Scanfil EMS subgroup, in turn, comprises the parent company Scanfil EMS Oy, subsidiaries and the associated company Greenpoint Oy (Scanfil EMS Oy’s share of ownership 40%). Scanfil EMS Oy’s subsidiaries are the Chinese subsidiaries Scanfil (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. and Scanfil (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., the Hungarian subsidiaries Scanfil Kft. (Budapest) and Rozália Invest Kft. (Budapest),the German subsidiary Scanfil GmbH as well as the Estonia-based Scanfil Oü (Pärnu). The Scanfil EMS group has a 100% holding in all of its subsidiaries.
DEVELOPMENT OF OPERATIONS
Scanfil’s business operations continued to develop favourably in the fourth quarter of 2014. Year-on-year, its turnover increased by more than 9%, and its operating profit grew by nearly 30%.
Its full-year turnover increased by nearly 14% to EUR 214.5 million, and its full-year operating profit was EUR 16.2 million, or 7.6% of turnover. In addition to organic growth, its turnover increased as a result of the acquisition of the German contract manufacturer Schaltex Systems GmbH (now Scanfil GmbH) in early April. The growth of Scanfil’s operating profit was driven by increased turnover and successful productivity improvement and cost control as well as other development measures, such as the deployment of a new ERP system.
Scanfil has actively expanded its customer base to cover various industries, which serves to reduce economic fluctuations.
Up to now, Scanfil has divided its customers into communication and professional electronics customers. However, its customer base has diversified, and a more detailed categorisation of customers is justifiable. Its new customer groups are:
– Energy and Automation: power production and electricity transmission systems, process control systems and systems related to
energy efficiency, such as frequency converters, inverters, switches and automation systems.
– Networks: broadband, communication and mobile network equipment and systems, such as base stations, exchanges and
– Medtech, Life Sciences and Environmental Measurements: equipment related to health-care technology, research and climate
and environmental measurements, such as dental chairs, analysers, mass spectrometers and meteorological instruments.
– Urban Applications: products and solutions related to urbanisation, such as lifts, escalators, game machines and self-service
The new customer segmentation is intended to provide the market with more information about Scanfil’s business environment and market development.
In 2014, sales were divided between the new customer groups as follows:
|EUR, million||2014||2013||change %||% of turnover|
|Medtech, Life Science,|
|Energy and Automation||61.3||57.7||6.0||28.6|
The Medtech, Life Sciences and Environmental Measurements group grew strongly, particularly as a result of the acquisition of Schaltex Systems GmbH. Sales in the Networks group and Energy and Automation group developed well, with demand being particularly strong in the Networks category. In the Urban Applications group, sales remained at the previous year’s level.
During the review period, Scanfil strengthened its position in Germany by acquiring Schaltex Systems GmbH in Hamburg. The company is an electronics contract manufacturer specialising in high-mix, low-volume production. It serves customers in the life sciences and analyser markets, among other fields. The arrangement enhances Scanfil’s growth strategy and goal of expanding its customer base in Central Europe.
Statutory employee negotiations were launched at the Sievi plant of Scanfil EMS Oy, a subsidiary of Scanfil Oyj, in the fourth quarter of 2014. During the negotiations, decisions were made on temporary lay-offs in January–April 2015.
The Group’s turnover for January–December was EUR 214.5 million (188.5), representing an increase of 13.8% from the previous year. The breakdown of turnover by regional segment was as follows: Europe 60% (58%) and Asia 40% (42%).
Operating profit for the Group during the review period was EUR 16.2 (11.8) million, representing 7.6% (6.3%) of turnover. Earnings for the review period amounted to EUR 12.3 (8.2) million. Earnings per share were EUR 0.21 (0.14) and return on investment was 16.5% (11.4%).
Turnover amounted to EUR 49.6 (45.4) million in October-December and operating profit for the fourth quarter was EUR 3.3 (2.5) million, or 6.6% (5.6%) of turnover. Profit for the quarter was EUR 2.5 (1.9) million.
FINANCING AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE
The Group’s financial position continued to improve during 2014 and remains strong. The consolidated balance sheet totalled EUR 134.0 (125.6) million. Liabilities amounted to EUR 39.4 (45.1) million, EUR 30.1 (26.8) million of which were non-interest-bearing and EUR 9.3 (18.3) million interest-bearing. The equity ratio was 70.6% (64.1%) and gearing -10.5% (-12.2%). The equity per share was EUR 1.64 (1.39).
Liquid cash assets totalled EUR 19.2 (28.2) million.
Its cash flow from operating activities for the review period was EUR 11.0 million (13.2) positive. The change in working capital during the review period was EUR -5.2 million (-0.6). A total of EUR 47.1 million (35.6) was tied up in net working capital at the end of the year. Net working capital increased as a result of business growth and the acquisition of a subsidiary. Cash flow from investing activities was EUR -8.0 million (+5.8), of which EUR 5.8 million is related to the acquisition of a subsidiary in 2014. In 2013, EUR 9.8 million of the investments were related to the maturing of a deposit with a maturity of more than three months, which was classified as an investment. Cash flow from financing activities was EUR -13.0 million (-11.2). This includes the payment of dividends, loan repayments and the use of a bank credit facility.
Gross investments in January – December in fixed assets totalled EUR 8.2 (4.0) million, which is 3.8% (2.1%) of turnover. Investments include an acquisition cost of EUR 5.8 million related to the shares of Schaltex Systems GmbH. Other investments were mainly related to the acquisition of machinery and equipment. Depreciation totalled EUR 4.6 million (4.4).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ AUTHORISATION
The Extraordinary General Meeting on 19 April 2012 authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the transfer of treasury shares in accordance with the Board’s proposals. The authorisation is valid for three years.
The Annual General Meeting on 18 April 2013 authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of option rights to certain key employees of the company and its subsidiaries. The maximum total number of option rights is 750,000, and they entitle the key employees to subscribe for a maximum of 750,000 of the company’s new shares or shares in its possession.
The Annual General Meeting on 8 April 2014 authorised the Board of Directors to decide on the acquisition of treasury shares with distributable funds. The authorisation is valid for 18 months.
The Board of Directors has no existing share issue authorisations or authorisations to issue convertible bonds with warrants.
The company does not own its own shares.
SHARE TRADING AND SHARE PERFORMANCE
The highest trading price during the year was EUR 2.74 and the lowest EUR 1.30, the closing price for the period standing at EUR 2.46. A total of 5,131,328 shares were traded during the period, corresponding to 8.9% of the total number of shares. The market value of the shares on 31 December 2014 was EUR 142.0 million.
At the end of the financial year, the Group employed 1,782 (1,667) people, of whom 1,545 (1,426) in the company’s units outside Finland. The proportion of employees working in China was 43% (46%) at the end of the year. In all, 87% (86%) of the Group’s personnel were employed by subsidiaries outside Finland on 31 December 2014. Scanfil Group’s personnel averaged 1,773 (1,673) employees during the review period.
Based on the authorisation by the General Meeting, the Board of Directors of Scanfil plc decided on 25 September 2014 to grant the CEO and CFO of Scanfil plc and three key persons at the Company’s subsidiary Scanfil EMS Oy option rights for 225,000 shares.
NOTIFICATIONS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDING
Scanfil has not received any notifications of changes in shareholding during the financial year.
Scanfil expects its turnover to increase by 2–8% in 2015. More turnover is generated in the second half than in the first half of the year. The company is expecting its turnover to decrease slightly in the first half of the year, and particularly in the second quarter, compared to 2014. Its operating profit before non-recurring items for 2015 is expected to be EUR 13–17 million.
Turnover for 2014 was EUR 214,5 million and operating profit EUR 16.2 million.
OPERATIONAL RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES
A weakening of the global economy and a decrease in the international demand for capital goods could have a negative effect on the development of the business operations of Scanfil’s customers and could subsequently reduce demand in the contract manufacturing market. In addition, Scanfil is exposed to risks resulting from exchange rate fluctuations in its business operations.
In other respects, the risks facing Scanfil’s business have remained essentially the same. The company’s risks and risk management are described in greater detail on the company’s website under Corporate Governance.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015 AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ PROPOSALS TO THE ANNUAL
Scanfil plc’s Annual General Meeting will be held on 8 April 2015 at the company’s head office in Sievi, Finland.
Dividend for 2014
The company aims to pay dividends amounting to approximately 1/3 of its annual result on a regular basis.
The parent company’s distributable funds are EUR 14,873,027.32. The Board of Directors proposes to the Annual General Meeting that a dividend of EUR 0.07 be paid from the unrestricted shareholders’ equity per share, for a total of EUR 4,041,130.73. The dividend matching day is 10 April 2015. The dividend will be paid to those shareholders who, on the matching day, are entered in the Company’s Register of Shareholders, kept by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The dividend payment day is 17 April 2015.
No significant changes have taken place in the company’s financial position since the end of the financial year. In the view of the Board of Directors, the proposed dividend pay-out will not put the company’s liquidity at risk.
The proposal of Scanfil plc’s nomination committee to the General Meeting for the composition of Scanfil plc’s Board of Directors will be published in connection with the invitation to the General Meeting.
The company publishes a notice of the Annual General Meeting later separately.
This financial statements release has been prepared in compliance with the IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting standard.
The interim report has been prepared following the same accounting principles as in the 2013 financial statements.
The individual figures and totals shown in the tables have been rounded to millions of Euro from more accurate figures, which is why individual figures do not always add up.
The figures are unaudited.
|CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT|
|10 – 12||10 – 12||1 – 12||1 – 12|
|Other operating income||0.1||0.1||0.3||0.3|
|Changes in inventories of finished goods|
|and work in progress||-1.0||0.3||-0.2||1.2|
|Manufacturing for own use||0.0|
|Financial income and expenses||0.0||0.1||-0.3||-0.6|
|Share in the associated company´s profit||-0.6|
|Profit before taxes||3.2||2.6||15.9||10.6|
|Net profit for the period||2.5||1.9||12.3||8.2|
|Equity holders of the parent||2.5||1.9||12.3||8.2|
|Earnings per share for profit attributable to|
|shareholders of the parent:|
|undiluted and diluted|
|earnings per share ( EUR)||0.04||0.03||0.21||0.14|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME|
|10 – 12||10 – 12||1 – 12||1 – 12|
|Net profit for the period||2.5||1.9||12.3||8.2|
|Items that may later be recognized in profit or loss|
|Derivative Financial Instrument||0.0||0.0||0.1||0.3|
|Other comprehensive income, net of tax||1.2||-0.4||4.7||-0.4|
|Total Comprehensive Income||3.8||1.5||17.0||7.8|
|Equity holders of the parent||3.8||1.5||17.0||7.8|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION|
|Property, plant and equipment||27.1||28.5|
|Other intangible assets||5.0||4.1|
|Deferred tax assets||0.3||0.3|
|Total non-current assets||38.4||35.1|
|Trade and other receivables||40.9||33.5|
|Cash and cash equivalents||19.2||28.2|
|Total current assets||95.7||90.5|
|Shareholder’s equity and liabilities||31.12.2014||31.12.2013|
|Reserve for invested unrestricted equity fund||10.7||10.7|
|Interest bearing liabilities||0.5||9.2|
|Total non-current liabilities||1.0||9.5|
|Trade and other liabilities||28.8||26.0|
|Interest bearing liabilities||8.8||9.2|
|Total current liabilities||38.4||35.6|
|Total shareholder’s equity and liabilities||134.0||125.6|
|CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT|
|Cash flow from operating activities|
|Adjustments for the net profit||7.5||8.2|
|Change in net working capital||-5.2||-0.6|
|Paid interests and other financial expenses||-0.4||-0.6|
|Net cash from operating activities||11.0||13.2|
|Cash flow from investing activities|
|The acquisition of a subsidiary less cash|
|and cash equivalents at the time of acquisition||-5.8|
|Investments in tangible and intangible assets||-2.3||-4.2|
|Sale of tangible and intangible assets||0.1||0.2|
|Purchase of investments||0.0|
|Receiving from other investments||9.8|
|Capital transfer tax refund||0.1|
|Repayment of loans receivable||0.0|
|Net cash from investing activities||-8.0||5.8|
|Cash flow from financing activities|
|Repayment of long-term loans||-9.7||-8.9|
|Proceeds from long term borrowings||-0.4|
|Net cash from financing activities||-13.0||-11.2|
|Net increase/decrease in cash and cash equivalents||-10.1||7.9|
|Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period||28.2||20.5|
|Changes in exchange rates||1.1||-0.2|
|Cash and cash equivalents at end of period||19.2||28.2|
|STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN CONSOLIDATED EQUITY|
|Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent company|
|Transfer to funds||0.2||-0.2||0|
|Total comprehensive income||4.6||0.1||12.3||17.0|
|Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent company|
|Transfer to funds||0.1||-0.1||0|
|Total comprehensive income||-0.7||0.3||8.2||7.8|
|1 – 12||1 – 12|
|Return on equity, %||14.0||10.6|
|Return on investment, %||16.5||11.4|
|Interest-bearing liabilities, EUR million||9.3||18.3|
|Equity ratio, %||70.6||64.1|
|Gross investments in fixed assets, EUR million||8.2||4.0|
|% of net turnover||3.8||2.1|
|Personnel, average||1 773||1 673|
|Earnings per share, EUR||0.21||0.14|
|Shareholders´ equity per share, EUR||1.64||1.39|
|Dividend per share, EUR||0.07||0.05|
|Dividend per earnings, %||32.9||35.1|
|Effective dividend yield, %||2.85||3.70|
|Price-to-earnings ratio (P/E)||11.5||9.5|
|Year´s lowest share price, EUR||1.30||0.82|
|Year´s highest share price, EUR||2.74||1.47|
|Average share price for year, EUR||1.95||1.11|
|Share price at year´s end, EUR||2.46||1.35|
|Market capitalisation at end of year, EUR million||142.0||77.9|
|Number of shares at|
|the end of period, 000´s|
|– not counting own shares||57 730||57 730|
|– weighted average||57 730||57 730|
|The company has a EUR 8.9 million loan in connection with which the company has entered|
|into interest and currency swap agreements to convert the SEK-denominated principal|
|and cash flows of instalments and interest payments into euros. The interest and|
|currency swap agreement fully hedges the instalments and interest payments against|
|fluctuations in exchange and interest rates.|
|Owing to the nature of the sector, the company´s order book covers only a short period of time and|
|does not give an accurate picture of future development.|
|1 – 12||1 – 12|
|Turnover between segments||-4.2||-3.3|
|CHANGES IN TANGIBLE NON-CURRENT ASSETS|
|1 – 12||1 – 12|
|Book value at the beginning of the period||28.5||30.5|
|Consolidation of business operations||0.3|
|Exchange rate differences||0.9||-0.2|
|Book value at the end of the period||27.1||28.5|
|FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, CARRYING AMOUNT AND FAIR VALUE|
|Book values of||Fair values of|
|balance sheet values||balance sheet values|
|Available for sale investments||0.0||0.0|
|Non-current assets total||0.0||0.0|
|Trade and other receivables||39.4||39.4|
|Cash and cash equivalents||19.2||19.2|
|Forward exchange contracts||0.0||0.0|
|Current assets total||58.7||58.7|
|Total financial assets||58.7||58.7|
|Non-current financial liabilities|
|Interest bearing liabilities from financial institutions||0.4||0.4|
|Non-current financial liabilities total||0.5||0.5|
|Current financial liabilities|
|Interest bearing liabilities from financial institutions||8.6||8.6|
|Trade and other payables||22.6||22.6|
|Current financial liabilities total||31.7||31.7|
|Total financial liabilities||32.2||32.2|
|The valuation of derivatives is based on market data (level 2).|
|The valuation of available for sale investments is based on the acquisition cost (level 3) as the fair value of the shares cannot be determined reliably.|
|1 – 12||1 – 12|
|Given business mortgages||26.0||40.0|
|Leasing liabilities and other lease liabilities||2.6||0.0|
In addition, Scanfil EMS Oy has provided a guarantee of any obligations arising from the subsidiary’s
delivery contracts with its customers. The guarantee is limited to a maximum of EUR 7.5 million and seven
|years after the expiry of the last product agreement.|
|Scanfil plc has granted Nordea Bank Finland Plc an absolute guarantee for the payment of Scanfil EMS Oy’s loan of originally EUR 40 million and resulting obligations to pay. The principal of the loan on Scanfil EMS Oy’s balance sheet (FAS) on 31 December 2014 is EUR 8.9 million.|
|Scanfil plc has a credit limit associated with the Group account for EUR 5.0 million, for which Scanfil plc has|
granted an absolute guarantee. Scanfil EMS Oy may use this credit limit, for which it has also provided security.
Scanfil plc has provided Nordea Bank Finland plc with an absolute guarantee for the EUR 1.0 million credit
limit of Scanfil Kft and EUR 2.0 million credit limit of Scanfil GmbH, and Siemens Finance and
|Leasing GmbH for Scanfil GmbH’s lease liabilities of EUR 0.4 million. A total of EUR 1.5 million of the credit limits were in use on 31 December 2014.|
|TRANSACTIONS WITH RELATED PARTIES|
|1 – 12||1 – 12|
|Related party transactions:|
|Scanfil EMS Oy has rented an office space from Kiinteistö Oy Pilot 1, which is owned by a company whose head owners are Jorma Takanen, Harri Takanen, Jarkko Takanen and Reijo Pöllä. Rental costs were EUR 19 thousand by 31 December 2014 (EUR 13 thousand in 2014).|
|Administrative service income from Sievi Capital plc were EUR 44 thousand by 31 December 2014 (EUR 41 thousand in 2013)|
|KEY INDICATORS QUARTERLY|
|Operating profit, MEUR||3.3||5.2||5.2||2.5||2.5||4.2||3.1||2.0|
|Operating profit, %||6.6||9.2||8.6||5.3||5.6||8.4||6.3||4.6|
|Net income, MEUR||2.5||3.8||4.3||1.7||1.9||3.0||2.1||1.1|
|Calculation of key indicators|
Return on equity, %
|Net profit for the period x 100|
|Shareholders’ equity (average)|
|Return on investment, %||(Profit before taxes + interest and other financial expenses) x 100|
|Balance sheet total – non-interest-bearing liabilities (average)|
|Gearing (%)||(Interest-bearing liabilities – cash and other liquid financial assets) x 100|
|Equity ratio (%)||Shareholders’ equity x 100|
|Balance sheet total – advance payments received|
|Earnings per share||Net profit for the period|
|Average adjusted number of shares during the year|
|Shareholders’ equity per share||Shareholders’ equity|
|Adjusted number of shares at the end of the financial period|
|Dividend per share||Dividend to be distributed for the period (Board’s proposal)|
|Number of shares at the end of year|
|Dividend per earnings (%)||Dividend per share x 100|
|Earnings per share|
|Effective dividend yield (%)||Dividend per share x 100|
|Share price at the end of year|
|Price-to-earnings ratio (P/E)||Share price at the end of year|
|Earnings per share|
|Average share price||Total share turnover|
|Number of shares traded|
|Market capitalisation||Number of shares x last trading price of the financial period|
CEO Petteri Jokitalo
Tel +358 8 4882 111
Distribution NASDAQ OMX, Helsinki
Scanfil Group is an international contract manufacturer and system supplier. The company has nearly 40 years of experience in demanding contract manufacturing. The key elements of Scanfil’s operations include a vertically integrated production system and the provision of services and supply chain management to customers over the entire life cycle of the product. Its customers include international operators in the automation, energy, data transmission and health technology sectors, among other industries, and companies operating in fields related to urbanization. Scanfil has production operations in Finland, China, Germany, Hungary and Estonia.
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