TELESTE CORPORATION INTERIM REPORT 1 JAN TO 30 JUNE 2015: SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN NET SALES, PROFIT AND ORDERS RECEIVED

Turku, Finland, 2015-08-06 07:30 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
TELESTE CORPORTATION    INTERIM REPORT  6.8.2015  AT 08:30       

 

TELESTE CORPORATION INTERIM REPORT 1 JAN TO 30 JUNE 2015

 

SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN NET SALES, PROFIT AND ORDERS RECEIVED

 

April to June 2015

- Net sales amounted to EUR 59.7 (49.4) million, an increase of 20.9%
- Operating profit amounted to EUR 2.5 (1.4) million, an increase of 81.3%
- Undiluted earnings per share were EUR 0.10 (0.05), an increase of 86.3%
- Orders received totalled EUR 64.1 (50.3) million, an increase of 27.5%
- Operating cash flow was EUR -2.2 (0.3) million 

 

January to June 2015

- Net sales amounted to EUR 113.2 (92.9) million, an increase of 21.8%
- Operating profit amounted to EUR 5.1 (2.7) million, an increase of 91.0%
- Undiluted earnings per share were EUR 0.22 (0.10), an increase of 111.5%
- Orders received totalled EUR 121.0 (97.2) million, an increase of 24.5%
- Operating cash flow was EUR -3.4 (1.8) million 

 

Outlook for 2015

We estimate that net sales and operating profit for 2015 will exceed the 2014 level.

 

Comments on second quarter of 2015 by CEO Jukka Rinnevaara:

”The demand for Teleste's products continued to be strong during the second quarter. Orders received in the quarter reached EUR 64.1 million, the highest level in Teleste's history. As a result of increased product deliveries, operating profit and earnings per share also improved clearly over the comparative period.

Demand for Video and Broadband Solutions was good while orders received increased the order backlog to the record high level of EUR 46.7 million. The demand for products complying with the DOCSIS 3.1 standard was particularly good. Net sales of the business area rose to EUR 36.5 million, which is the highest ever net sales in a single quarter. Net sales grew particularly owing to the Mitron acquisition, but also in the access network products. Growing market areas included particularly Poland, Norway, and Israel. The operating result was especially boosted by the delivery volumes in access network products and the improved profitability of the video headend products. 

For Network Services the second quarter was a disappointment. In Germany, the need for services of our largest customer failed to increase according to forecasts, resulting in an unbalanced resource allocation and a negative result. In the UK, the investment designed to expand the business was continued. Launching of new customerships has progressed, but the new projects have not yet reached the volume required for profitability. In other countries, the result of the services business has evolved better than we predicted.”

 

Teleste Group in April to June 2015

Key figures (M€) 4-6/2015 4-6/2014 Change %
Orders received 64.1 50.3 +27.5%
Net sales 59.7 49.4 +20.9%
EBIT 2.5 1.4 +81.3%
EBIT % 4.2% 2.8%  
Profit for the period 1.7 0.9 +89.9%
       
Earnings per share, EUR 0.10 0.05 +86.3%
Cash flow from operations -2.2 0.3  

In the second quarter, orders received by the Group amounted to EUR 64.1 (50.3) million, up 27.5% over last year's comparative period. Order backlog grew by 169% to EUR 46.7 (17.4) million.

Net sales grew by 20.9% amounting to EUR 59.7 (49.4) million. Compared to the same period in the previous year, operating profit increased by 81.3% standing at EUR 2.5 (1.4) million, which is 4.2% (2.8%) of the net sales. Operating profit of Video and Broadband Solutions increased, whereas that of Network Services was in the red. Personnel expenses amounted to EUR 18.4 (15.4) million. Personnel expenses increased as a result of both organic growth and an acquisition. Undiluted earnings per share stood at EUR 0.10 (EUR 0.05).

Operating cash flow stood at EUR -2.2 (0.3) million. Increased accounts receivable and inventories tied more working capital than in the comparative period, which resulted in negative cash flow.

 

Teleste Group in January to June 2015

Key figures (M€) 1-6/2015 1-6/2014 Change % 1-12/2014
Orders received 121.0 97.2 +24.5% 199.3
Net sales 113.2 92.9 +21.8% 197.2
EBIT 5.1 2.7 +91.0% 11.1
EBIT % 4.5% 2.9%   5.6%
Profit for the period 3.9 1.8 +115.0% 8.5
         
Earnings per share, EUR 0.22 0.10 +111.5% 0.48
Cash flow from operations -3.4 1.8   9.2
Net gearing, % 35.3% 18.2%   9.5%
Equity ratio, % 44.3% 52.0%   53.4%
Personnel at period-end 1,517 1,303 +16.4% 1,343

Orders received by the Group improved by 24.5 % standing at EUR 121.0 (97.2) million. Net sales increased 21.8% equalling EUR 113.2 (92.9) million. Operating profit grew by 91.0% standing at EUR 5.1 (2.7) million. Personnel expenses amounted to EUR 35.3 (29.3) million. Financial items totalled EUR 0.2 (-0.2) million. Taxes for the Group amounted to EUR 1.4 (0.6) million while the Group's tax rate equalled 26.0% (25.7%). Undiluted result per share increased by 112 % to EUR 0.22 (0.10). Operating cash flow stood at EUR -3.4 (1.8) million.

 

Video and Broadband Solutions in April to June 2015

Key figures (1,000 €) 4-6/2015 4-6/2014 Change %
Orders received 40,926 27,898 +46.7%
Net sales 36,519 27,007 +35.2%
EBIT 2,999 1,835 +63.4%
EBIT % 8.2% 6.8%  

Orders received totalled EUR 40.9 (27.9) million, an increase of 46.7% from the comparative period. Orders received were record high even without the impact of the Mitron acquisition. Order backlog totalled EUR 46.7 (17.4) million. Net sales grew by 35.2% amounting to EUR 36.5 (27.0) million. Deliveries of access network products and the Mitron acquisition increased net sales significantly higher than that of the comparative period. Operating profit increased by 63.4% to EUR 3.0 (1.8) million, representing 8.2% (6.8%) of the net sales. The operating profit was boosted primarily by the growth in the sales volume of the access network products. Mitron, too, made a positive operating profit.

R&D expenses for the business area amounted to EUR 2.9 (3.0) million making 8.0% (11.0%) of the net sales. Product development projects focused on network products in compliance with the Docsis 3.1 standard and customer-specific projects. Capitalized R&D expenses amounted to EUR 0.2 (0.3) million. Depreciation on capitalized R&D expenses equalled EUR 0.3 (0.3) million.

Video and Broadband Solutions in January to June 2015

Key figures (1,000 €) 1-6/2015  1-6/2014 Change % 1-12/2014
Orders received 74,916 52,794 +41.9% 109,007
Net sales 67,052 48,492 +38.3% 106,901
EBIT 5,002 2,635 +89.8% 9,673
EBIT % 7.5% 5.4%   9.0%

Orders received totalled EUR 74.9 (52.8) million, an increase of 41.9% from the comparative period. Net sales grew by 38.3% amounting to EUR 67.1 (48.5) million. Operating profit increased 89.8% equalling EUR 5.0 (2.6) million. The operating profit was particularly improved by access network products, higher sales volumes and higher profitability of the video headend products. Product development expenses equalled EUR 5.8 (5.6), in other words 8.7% (11.5%) of the net sales.

 

Network Services in April to June 2015

Key figures (1,000 €) 4-6/2015 4-6/2014 Change %
Orders received 23,211 22,405 +3.6%
Net sales 23,211 22,405 +3.6%
EBIT -492 -452  
EBIT % -2.1% -2.0%  

Net sales for the second quarter stood at EUR 23.2 (22.4) million, which is 3.6% higher than in the comparison period. This increase in net sales was achieved mainly in Switzerland. Operating profit was a loss standing at EUR -0.5 (-0.5) million, or -2.1% (-2.0%) of the net sales. This loss stemmed from the UK and Germany. In the UK, the investment designed to expand the business was continued. Launching of new customerships has progressed, but the new projects have not yet reached the volume required for profitability. In Germany, the need for services of our largest customer failed to increase according to the forecasts, resulting in a loss caused by unbalanced resource allocation. Profitability has developed positively in Switzerland. 

Network Services in January to June 2015

Key figures (1,000 €) 1-6/2015 1-6/2014 Change % 1-12/2014
Orders received 46,122 44,453 +3.8% 90,275
Net sales 46,122 44,453 +3.8% 90,275
EBIT 103 38 +170.1% 1,463
EBIT % 0.2% 0.1%   1.6%

The year-on-year net sales grew by 3.8% amounting to EUR 46.1 (44.5) million. Operating profit equalled EUR 0.1 (0.0) million. In the UK, profit for the beginning of the year was still burdened by the investments designed to expand the business. The new services business was loss-making throughout the first half of the year. In Germany, fluctuations in the demand for services in the second quarter pushed the business into the red.

 

Personnel and Organization in January to June 2015     

In the period under review, the Group had an annual average of 1,477 people (1,275/2014, 1,336/2013), of whom 682 (562) were employed by Video and Broadband Solutions, and 795 (713) by Network Services. At the end of the review period, the Group employed 1,517 people (1,303/2014, 1,325/2013) of whom 66% (69%/2014, 74%/2014) were stationed abroad. About 3% of the Group's employees were working outside Europe.

Personnel costs amounted to EUR 35.3 million (29.3/2014, 28.9/2013). This increase in personnel expenses was due to the acquisition of Mitron, as well as the increased number of employees working for Network Services.

Investments and Product Development in January to June 2015

Investments by the Group in the period under review totalled EUR 13.5 (1.5) million accounting for 11.9% (1.7%) of the net sales. EUR 11.5 million of these investments involved the acquisition of Mitron. Product development investments amounted to EUR 0.6 (0.6) million while other investments equalled EUR 0.8 (0.8) million.

Product development projects focused on network products complying with the Docsis 3.1 standard, network management system, distributed access architecture and customer-specific projects.

Financing and Capital Structure in January to June 2015

Operating cash flow stood at EUR -3.4 (1.8) million. This decline in the operating cash flow over the comparative period was caused by increased working capital. Growth in trade receivables and inventories increased working capital proportionally more than the net sales increased.

In January, Teleste Corporation signed new overdraft and revolving credit facilities with a total value of EUR 45.0 million. These new agreements replaced the corresponding previous funding agreements. At the end of the reporting period, the amount of unused binding stand-by credit facilities at the Group's disposal equalled EUR 8.1 (17.0) million. These credit limits are valid until the end of March 2018. On 30 June 2015, the Group's interest bearing debt stood at EUR 40.1 (24.1) million.

The Group's equity ratio equalled 44.3% (52.0%) and net gearing 35.3% (18.2%).

Key Risks Faced by the Business Areas

Founded in 1954, Teleste is a technology and services company consisting of two business areas: Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services. With Europe as the main market area, our clients include European cable operators and specified organizations in the public sector.

As to Video and Broadband Solutions, client-specific and integrated deliveries of solutions create favourable conditions for growth, even if the concerned resource allocation and technical implementation pose a challenge involving, therefore, also reasonable risks. In particular, deliveries of integrated security and information systems for the rail transport segment may be large in size, setting high demands for the project quotation calculation and management and, consequently, there are risks involved. Our customers' network investments vary based on the relevant need for upgrading and their financial structure. Significant part of Teleste's competition comes from the USA so the exchange rate of euro up against the US dollar affects our competitiveness. The exchange rate development of the US dollar and the Chinese renminbi to the euro affects our product costs.

The company hedges against short-term currency exposure by means of forward exchange contracts. The situation in the European financial markets may slow down our customers' investment plans. Furthermore, a weakening in the consumer purchasing power in Europe could slow down the network investments by the cable operators. Competition increased by the new service providers (OTT) may undermine the cable operators' ability to invest. Availability of components is subject to natural phenomena, such as floods and earthquakes. Correct technological choices and their timing are vital for our success. Regardless of careful planning and quality assurance, complex products may fail in the customer's network and lead to expensive repair obligations. 

Net sales of Network Services comes, for the most part, from a small number of large European customers, so a significant change in the demand for our services by any one of them is reflected in the actual deliveries and profitability. Improvements in customer satisfaction and productivity require efficient control of service process management as well as innovative solutions in processes, products and logistics to ensure the quality of services and cost effectiveness. Smooth operation of cable networks necessitates efficient technical management of the networks and functional solutions for devices in accordance with contractual obligations. This, in turn, demands continuous and determined development of skills and competences in Teleste's own personnel as well as those of our subcontractors. In addition, Teleste's ability to deliver and compete may be constrained by the adequacy of our own personnel and our sub-contractor network capacity. Tender calculation and management of larger projects with overall responsibility are complex and risky. Severe weather conditions may affect the supply conditions of our products and services.

Teleste’s strategy involves risks and uncertainties: new business opportunities may fail to be identified or they cannot be acted upon successfully. The business areas will have to keep an eye on market movements, such as consolidations among the customers and competitors. Intensifying competition may decrease the prices of products and solutions faster than we manage to reduce our products’ manufacturing and delivery costs. Various information systems are critical to the development, manufacturing and supply of products to our customers. Maintenance of information systems and deployment of new systems involve risks that may affect our ability to deliver products and services. Information systems may also be subject to external threats, from which we aim to protect ourselves. Acquisition of skilled personnel and maintenance of their competence require encouragement, development and recruitment, which can fail.

The Board of Directors annually reviews any essential risks related to the company operation and the management thereof. Risk management constitutes an integral part of the strategic and operative practices of our business areas. Risks are reported to the Board on a regular basis.

The company has covered any major risks of loss related to the business areas through insurance policies. Insurance will also cover credit loss risks related to sales receivables. In the period under review, no such legal proceedings or judicial procedures were pending that would have had any essential significance for the Group operation.

Group Structure

Parent company Teleste has branch offices in Australia, the Netherlands, and Denmark with subsidiaries in 14 countries outside Finland. On 7 January 2015, the parent company acquired the entire share capital of Mitron Group Oy Ltd. On 15 May 2015, the parent company bought the entire share capital of Teleste Management II Oy to acquire its holding of Teleste Corporation's shares.

Shares and Changes in Share Capital

On 30 June 2015, EM Group Oy was the largest single shareholder with a holding of 23.2%.

In the period under review, the lowest company share price was EUR 5.32 (4.25) while the highest was EUR 7.79 (4.86). Closing price on 30 June 2015 stood at EUR 7.30 (4.55). According to Euroclear Finland Ltd the number of shareholders at the end of the period under review was 5,028 (5,052). Foreign ownership accounted for 4.81% (4.81 %). From 1 January to 30 June 2015, trading with Teleste share at NASDAQ OMX Helsinki amounted to EUR 13.3 (5.9) million. In the period under review, 2.0 (1.3) million Teleste shares were traded on the stock exchange.

At the end of June 2015, the Group held 863,953 of its own shares, of which the parent company Teleste Corporation had 321,953 shares and the Group companies had 542,000 shares, respectively. At the end of the period, the Group's holding of the total amount of shares amounted to 4.6% (6.3%).

In January, the Company transferred 56,924 shares as part of the purchase price in the context of the acquisition of the entire share capital of Mitron Group Oy Ltd by Teleste Corporation. In February, the Company transferred 73,644 shares in a directed free share issue constituting part of Teleste Corporation's 2012 long-term incentive plan. In May, the Company transferred 195,133 shares when purchasing the entire share capital of Teleste Management II Oy.

On 30 June 2015, the registered share capital of Teleste stood at EUR 6,966,932.80 divided in 18,985,588 shares.

Valid authorizations at the end of the review period:
- Purchases of own shares: maximum 1,200,000 of the Company's own shares, valid until 8 October 2016.
- Issue of new shares: maximum 4,000,000 shares, valid until 31 March 2017.
- Disposal of own shares in possession: maximum 1,800,000 shares, valid until 31 March 2017.
- Based on the special rights granted by the Company, the number of shares to subscribe may not exceed 2,500,000 shares; these special rights are included in the maximum warrants concerning new shares and the Group's own shares mentioned above. This authorization is valid until 31 March 2017.

Decisions by the Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Teleste Corporation on 9 April 2015 confirmed the financial statements for 2014 and discharged the Board of Directors and the CEO from liability for the financial period. The AGM confirmed the dividend of EUR 0.20 per share as proposed by the Board. The dividend was paid out on 20 April 2015.

The AGM decided that the Board of Directors consists of six members. Mr. Pertti Ervi, Ms. Jannica Fagerholm, Mr. Esa Harju, Ms. Marjo Miettinen, Mr. Kai Telanne and Mr. Petteri Walldén were re-elected as members of Teleste Corporation's Board of Directors. Ms. Marjo Miettinen was elected Chair of the Board in the organizational meeting held immediately after the AGM.

Authorized Public Accountants KPMG Oy Ab continue as the auditor until the next AGM. Mr. Esa Kailiala, accountant authorized by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland, was chosen auditor-in-charge.

The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors to decide on repurchasing the Company's own shares as proposed by the Board. Based on this authorization, the Board of Directors may repurchase a maximum of 1,200,000 own shares of the Company otherwise than in proportion to the holdings of the shareholders by using the non-restricted equity through regulated market on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd at the market price prevailing at the time of acquisition. This authorization of purchasing is valid for 18 months from the date of the decision.

 

Outlook for 2015

The business objective of Video and Broadband Solutions is to maintain its strong market position in Europe and to strengthen this market position in selected new markets outside Europe. Network capacity will continue to increase driven by the new broadband and video services provided by the operators. Our new products in line with the Docsis 3.1 communication standard allow the cable operators to increase their network capacity competitively. Price erosion in the market continues. Changes in the value of the euro, particularly against the US dollar and the Chinese renminbi, affect Teleste’s competitiveness, on the one hand, and product manufacturing costs, on the other. The positive trend in the video security and passenger information markets will continue, but the public sector decisions concerning initiation of projects may be delayed by the current economic situation. In addition to organic growth, we estimate the Mitron acquisition to increase our net sales by more than EUR 22 million and its impact on our operating profit to be positive.

As to Network Services, our business objective is to further develop the operational efficiency and increase the share of those services that provide our customers with higher value. In line with this objective, we will continue to expand the new services business in the UK. We estimate the demand for all-inclusive network services in our key target markets to continue at least at the previous year level.

We estimate that net sales and operating profit for 2015 will exceed the 2014 level.

 

5 August 2015

 

Teleste Corporation           Jukka Rinnevaara
Board of Directors            President and CEO 

 

This interim report has been compiled in compliance with IAS 34, as it is accepted within EU, using the recognition and valuation principles with those used in the Annual Report. Teleste has prepared this interim report applying the same accounting principles as those described in detail in its the consolidated financial statements. The data stated in this report is unaudited.

 

STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (tEUR) 4-6/
2015
4-6/
2014
Change % 1-12/
2014
           
Net Sales 59,730 49,412 20.9 % 197,176
  Other operating income 1,269 317 300.4 % 2,536
  Materials and services -30,904 -25,261 22.3 % -97,561
  Personnel expenses -18,371 -15,363 19.6 % -59,497
  Other operating expenses -8,021 -6,721 19.3 % -27,309
  Depreciation -1,196 -1,001 19.5 % -4,211
Operating profit 2,507 1,383 81.3 % 11,135
           
  Financial income and expenses -114 -125 -8.6 % -301
Profit after financial items 2,393 1,258 90.2 % 10,835
           
           
Profit before taxes 2,393 1,258 90.2 % 10,835
           
  Taxes -678 -355 91.0 % -2,353
           
Net profit 1,715 903 89.9 % 8,482
           
Attributable to:        
  Equity holders of the parent 1,715 903 89.9 % 8,482
           
Earnings per share for result of the year attributable to the equity holders of the parent    
(expressed in € per share)        
  Basic 0.10 0.05 86.3 % 0.48
  Diluted 0.10 0.05 87.6 % 0.48
           
Total comprehensive income for the period (tEUR)
Net profit 1,715 903 89.9 % 8,482
Possible items with future net profit effect
Translation differences -69 -141 -51.1 % -465
Fair value reserve 8 8 0.0 % -25
Total comprehensive income for the period 1,654 770 114.8 % 7,992
           
Attributable to:        
  Equity holders of the parent 1,654 770 114.8 % 7,992
           
STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (tEUR) 1-6/
2015
1-6/
2014
Change % 1-12/
2014
           
Net Sales 113,173 92,945 21.8 % 197,176
  Other operating income 1,716 503 241.1 % 2,536
  Materials and services -56,441 -46,263 22.0 % -97,561
  Personnel expenses -35,347 -29,348 20.4 % -59,497
  Other operating expenses -15,590 -13,139 18.7 % -27,309
  Depreciation -2,405 -2,025 18.8 % -4,211
Operating profit 5,105 2,673 91.0 % 11,135
           
  Financial income and expenses 192 -217 n/a -301
Profit after financial items 5,297 2,456 115.7 % 10,835
           
           
Profit before taxes 5,297 2,456 115.7 % 10,835
           
  Taxes -1,376 -632 117.7 % -2,353
           
Net profit 3,921 1,824 115.0 % 8,482
           
Attributable to:        
  Equity holders of the parent 3,921 1,824 115.0 % 8,482
           
Earnings per share for result of the year attributable to the equity holders of the parent
(expressed in € per share)        
  Basic 0.22 0.10 111.5 % 0.48
  Diluted 0.22 0.10 113.7 % 0.48
           
Total comprehensive income for the period (tEUR)        
Net profit 3,921 1,824 115.0 % 8,482
Possible items with future net profit effect
Translation differences 329 -49 n/a -465
Fair value reserve 12 1 n/a -25
Total comprehensive income for the period 4,262 1,776 140.0 % 7,992
           
Attributable to:        
  Equity holders of the parent 4,262 1,776 140.0 % 7,992

 

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION  (tEUR) 30/06/
2015
30/06/
2014
Change % 31/12/
2014
Non-current assets        
  Property,plant,equipment 10,332 10,333 0.0 % 9,627
  Goodwill 38,572 33,250 16.0 % 33,121
  Other intangible assets 6,601 4,191 57.5 % 3,891
  Deferred tax assets 1,681 1,900 -11.5 % 1,698
  Available-for-sale investments 694 422 64.3 % 701
    57,879 50,096 15.5 % 49,037
Current assets        
  Inventories 30,639 20,115 52.3 % 20,483
  Trade and other receivables 58,552 41,381 41.5 % 45,276
  Cash and cash equivalents 15,236 12,242 24.5 % 17,672
    104,427 73,738 41.6 % 83,430
           
Total assets 162,306 123,833 31.1 % 132,467
           
Shareholder's equity and liabilities        
  Share capital 6,967 6,967 0.0 % 6,967
  Other equity 63,467 56,906 11.5 % 63,227
  Non-controlling interest 0 488 n/a 487
    70,434 64,361 9.4 % 70,682
           
Non-current liabilities        
  Provisions 1,294 596 117.0 % 1,238
  Deferred tax liabilities 1,794 1,171 53.2 % 1,327
  Non interest bearing liabilities 3,519 2,509 40.2 % 31
  Interest bearing liabilities 39,399 360 n/a 595
    46,006 4,636 892.4 % 3,192
Current liabilities        
  Trade payables and other liabilities 43,452 29,800 45.8 % 33,536
  Current tax payable 993 423 134.6 % 793
  Provisions 671 837 -19.8 % 480
  Interest bearing liabilities 750 23,776 -96.8 % 23,784
    45,866 54,836 -16.4 % 58,593
           
Total shareholder's equity and liabilities 162,306 123,833 31.1 % 132,467

 

 

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT (tEUR) 1-6/
2015
1-6/
2014
Change %  1-12/
2014
Cash flows from operating activities        
  Profit for the period 3,921 1,824 115.0 % 8,482
  Adjustments 3,589 2,874 24.9 % 4,211
  Interest and other financial expenses and incomes 192 -217 n/a -301
  Paid Taxes -1,176 -1,415 -16.9 % -2,717
  Change in working capital -9,894 -1,296 663.4 %  -448
Cash flow from operating activities -3,369 1,770 n/a 9,227
Cash flow from investing activities        
  Purchases of property, plant and equipment (PPE) -689 -816 -15.6 % -1,782
  Proceeds from sales of PPE 0 0 n/a 64
  Purchases of intangible assets -569 -614 -7.3 % -1,077
  Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired -6,826 0 n/a 0
  Acquisition of assest available for sale 0 -136 n/a -407
Net cash used in investing activities -8,084 -1,566 416.2 % -3,202
Cash flow from financing activities        
  Proceeds from borrowings 27,300 0 n/a 1,000
  Payments of borrowings -13,536 -177 n/a -1,255
  Dividends paid -3,694 -3,462 6.7 % -3,360
  Purchases of own shares -1,382 0 n/a 0
Net cash used in financing activities 8,688 -3,142 n/a -3,118
           
Change in cash        
  Cash in the beginning 17,672 15,229 16.0 % 15,229
  Change in cash during period -2,765 -2,938 -5.9 % 2,907
  Effect of currency changes 329 -49 n/a -465
  Cash at the end 15,236 12,242 24.5 % 17,672

  

KEY FIGURES 1-6/
2015
1-6/
2014
Change %  1-12/
2014
  Earnings per share, EUR 0.22 0.10 111.5 % 0.48
  Earnings per share fully diluted, EUR 0.22 0.10 113.7 % 0.48
  Shareholders' equity per share, EUR 3.89 3.59 8.4 % 3.94
           
  Return on equity 11.1 % 5.6 % 97.9 % 12.5 %
  Return on capital employed 11.0 % 6.0 % 83.1 % 12.2 %
  Equity ratio 44.3 % 52.0 % -14.7 % 53.4 %
  Gearing 35.3 % 18.2 % 94.1 % 9.5 %
           
  Investments, tEUR 13,468 1,549 769.5 % 3,676
  Investments % of net sales 11.9 % 1.7 %   1.9 %
  Order backlog, tEUR 46,749 17,402 169.4 % 15,206
  Personnel, average 1,477 1,275 15.8 % 1,302
           
  Number of shares (thousands) 18,986 18,897 0.5 % 18,918
    including own shares        
  Highest share price, EUR 7.79 4.86 60.3 % 5.29
  Lowest share price, EUR 5.32 4.25 25.2 % 4.25
  Average share price, EUR 6.75 4.52 49.3 % 4.67
           
  Turnover, in million shares 2.0 1.3 50.5 % 2.3
  Turnover, in MEUR 13.3 5.9 125.9 % 10.9
           
Treasury shares        
    Number
of shares
  % of
shares
% of
votes
  Possession of company's own shares 30.6.2015 863,953   4.55 % 4.55 %
           
Contingent liabilities and pledged assets (tEUR)
           
Leasing and rent liabilities 5,587 5,711 -2.2 % 5,559
           
Derivative instruments (tEUR)        
  Value of underlying forward contracts 28,032 6,748 315.4 % 13,141
  Market value of forward contracts -288 -159 81.1 % 65
  Interest rate swap 11,000 11,000 0.0 % 11,000
  Market value of interest swap -19 -5 280.0 % -31
           
Taxes are computed on the basis of the tax on the profit for the period.

 

 

OPERATING SEGMENTS (tEUR)  1-6/
2015
 1-6/
2014
Change %  1-12/
2014
Video and Broadband Solutions        
  Orders received 74,916 52,794 41.9 % 109,007
  Net sales 67,052 48,492 38.3 % 106,901
  EBIT 5,002 2,635 89.8 % 9,673
  EBIT% 7.5 % 5.4 %   9.0 %
 
Network Services
  Orders received 46,122 44,453 3.8 % 90,275
  Net sales 46,122 44,453 3.8 % 90,275
  EBIT 103 38 170.1 % 1,463
  EBIT% 0.2 % 0.1 %   1.6 %
 
Total
  Orders received 121,038 97,247 24.5 % 199,282
  Net sales 113,173 92,945 21.8 % 197,176
  EBIT 5,105 2,673 91.0 % 11,135
  EBIT% 4.5 % 2.9 %   5.6 %
  Financial items 192 -217 n/a -301
  Operating segments net profit before taxes 5,297 2,456 115.7 % 10,835

 

 

Information per quarter (tEUR)  4-6/15  1-3/15  10-12/14  7-9/14  4-6/14 7/2014-
 6/2015
 
Video and Broadband Solutions
  Orders received 40,926 33,990 28,642 27,571 27,898 131,129
  Net sales 36,519 30,532 29,500 28,909 27,007 125,461
  EBIT 2,999 2,003 2,616 4,421 1,835 12,039
  EBIT % 8.2 % 6.6 % 8.9 % 15.3 % 6.8 % 9.6 %
 
Network Services
  Orders received 23,211 22,911 24,367 21,455 22,405 91,944
  Net sales 23,211 22,911 24,367 21,455 22,405 91,944
  EBIT -492 595 909 516 -452 1,527
  EBIT % -2.1 % 2.6 % 3.7 % 2.4 % -2.0 % 1.7 %
               
 
Total
  Orders received 64,137 56,901 53,009 49,026 50,303 223,073
  Net sales 59,730 53,443 53,867 50,365 49,412 217,404
  EBIT 2,507 2,598 3,525 4,937 1,383 13,566
  EBIT % 4.2 % 4.9 % 6.5 % 9.8 % 2.8 % 6.2 %

  

Attributable to equity holders of the parent (tEUR)
A Share capital
B Share premium
C Translation differences
D Retained earnings
E Invested free capital
F Other funds
G Total
H Share of non-controlling interest
I Total equity
  A B C D E F G H I
Shareholder's equity 1.1.2015 6,967 1,504 -339 58,139 3,954 -31 70,194 487 70,681
Total comprehensive income for the period     329 3,921 0 12 4,262 0 4,262
Purchase of own shares         -814   -814 0 -814
Paid dividend       -3,802 0 0 -3,802 108 -3,694
Interest, non controll party       10 0 0 10 -10 0
Equity-settled share-based payments       585 0 0 585 -585 0
Shareholder's equity 30.6.2015 6,967 1,504 -10 58,853 3,140 -19 70,435 0 70,434
                     
Shareholder's equity 1.1.2014 6,967 1,504 126 53,079 3,457 -6 65,127 425 65,552
Total comprehensive income for the period 0 0 -49 1,824 0 1 1,776 0 1,776
Used options 0 0 0 0 497 0 497 0 497
Paid dividend 0 0 0 -3,564 0 0 -3,564 102 -3,462
Interest, non controll party 0 0 0 39 0 0 39 -39 0
Shareholder's equity 30.6.2014 6,967 1,504 77 51,378 3,954 -5 63,875 488 64,361

 
CALCULATION OF KEY FIGURES            

 

Return on equity: Profit/loss for the financial period
------------------------------   * 100
Shareholders’ equity (average)
Return on capital employed: Profit/loss for the period after financial items + financing charges
------------------------------   * 100
Total assets - non-interest-bearing
liabilities (average)
Equity ratio: Shareholders' equity
-----------------------------   * 100
Total assets - advances received
Gearing: Interest bearing liabilities - cash in hand and in bank - interest bearing assets
-----------------------------   * 100
Shareholders' equity
Earnings per share: Profit for the period attributable to equity holder of the parent
----------------------------------------------
Weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period
Earnings per share, diluted: Profit for the period attributable to equity holder of the parent (diluted)
----------------------------------------------- Average number of shares - own shares + number of options at the period-end

 

 

Major shareholders Number of shares % of share capital
     
EM Group Oy 4,409,712 23.23
Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited 1,679,200 8.84
Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company 963,860 5.08
Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company 824,641 4.34
Teleste Management II Oy 542,000 2.85
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company 521,150 2.74
The State Pension Fund 500,000 2.63
OP-Finland Small Firms Fund 430,784 2.27
FIM Fenno Equity fund 324,279 1.71
Teleste Oyj 321,953 1.70

 

 

Shareholders by sector Number of shareholders % of Owners Number of shares Number of shares %
         
Households 4,706 93.60 4,758,225 25.10
Public sector institutions 3 0.06 1,985,010 10.50
Financial and insurance institutions 17 0.34 3,673,060 19.30
Corporations 239 4.75 6,996,941 36.90
Non-profit institutions 29 0.58 424,329 2.20
Foreign and nominee registered owners 34 0.68 1,148,023 6.00
Total 5,028 100.00 18,985,588 100.00

  

Number of shares Number of shareholders % of shareholders Number of shares % of shares
         
1 - 100 1,131 22.5 75,240 0.4
101 - 500 2,199 43.7 599,717 3.2
501 – 1 000 767 15.3 632,167 3.3
1 001 – 5 000 747 14.9 1,648,308 8.7
5 001 – 10 000 81 1.6 573,275 3.0
10 001 – 50 000 73 1.5 1,532,321 8.1
50 001 – 100 000 5 0.1 391,206 2.1
100 001 – 500 000 18 0.4 4,055,113 21.4
500 001 - 7 0.1 9,478,241 49.9
Total 5,028 100.0 18,985,588 100.0
of which nominee registered     927,266  
4.9

  

 
 
The following assets are liabilities were preliminary recognised in the acquisition of Mitron:
1 000 € Recognised fair values on acquisition
Fair values used in consolidation  
Trade marks (inc. in intangible assets) 746
Customer relationship  (inc. in intangible assets) 585
Technology  (inc. in intangible assets) 1,362
Inventories 4,983
Trade receivables 8,514
Book values used in consolidation  
Tangible assets 944
Intangible assets 537
Shares and immaterial rights 29
Accrued income 1,315
Other receivables 425
Cash and cash equivalents 874
Total assets 20,314
   
Book values used in consolidation  
Interest-bearing liabilities 1,174
Trade payables 5,672
Deferred tax liabilities 539
Advances received 2,984
Other liabilities 3,300
Total liabilities 13,669
   
Net identifiable assets and liabilities 6,645
Total consideration 11,500
Goodwill on acquisition 4,855
   
Consideration paid in cash -7,700
Cash and cash equivalents in acquired subsidiary 874
Total net cash outflow on the acquisition -6,826

 

 

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