SCANFIL GROUP’S INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY – 30 JUNE 2014

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SCANFIL PLC              INTERIM REPORT        5 AUGUST 2014  9.00 A.M.

SCANFIL GROUP’S INTERIM REPORT 1 JANUARY – 30 JUNE 2014

April – June

- Turnover totalled EUR 60.6 million (Q2 2013: 48.7), up to 24.4%
- Operating profit EUR 5.2 million (3.1), 8.6% (6.3%)of turnover
- Profit was EUR 4.3 million (2.1)
- Earnings per share amounted EUR 0.07 (0.04)

January – June
- Turnover totalled to EUR 108.2 million (1-6 2013: 92.8), up to 16.6%
- Operating profit EUR 7.8 million (5.1), 7.2% (5.5%) of turnover
- Profit for the review period was EUR 6.0 million (3.3)
- Earnings per share were EUR 0.10 (0.06)

Scanfil is defining its estimate of the development of operating profit in 2014, estimating that the operating profit will amount to EUR 13.0-15.0 million. Turnover is expected to increase by 11-18%, in line with the previous guidance.

Scanfil previously estimated that in 2014, its turnover would increase by 11–18% and its operating profit would be EUR 11.0–15.0 million.

Petteri Jokitalo, CEO of Scanfil plc:
"I am pleased with our financial performance during the second quarter. Our turnover increased by approximately 25% and our operating profit increased more than 1.5-fold. The timing of seasonal demand and projects for certain customer products during the second quarter contributed to the favourable development. 

We have launched several development programmes to further strengthen our operational performance. We have gotten off to a good start, but it is clear that there is still a lot of potential and things that remain to be done. We aim to be the number one contract manufacturing partner for our customers."    

BUSINESS TRENDS

The integration of Schaltex Systems, a German contract manufacturer acquired at the end of March, into Scanfil Group has proceeded according to plan. The company's name changed to Scanfil GmbH in June. Scanfil GmbH's business operations have been consolidated into Scanfil's consolidated financial statements as of 1 April 2014.

Scanfil's turnover developed favourably during the second quarter, increasing by almost 25% year-on-year. Sales of professional electronics increased by approximately 25% during the second quarter. The acquired company Scanfil GmbH accounted for almost half of the increase in the sales of professional electronics. The demand for telecommunications products also developed positively, with sales increasing by approximately 24%.

The turnover for January-June amounted to EUR 108.2 million, representing growth of nearly 17% year-on-year. This year, the demand for a few customer products will focus on the first half of the year, which was reflected in the growth in turnover during the second quarter in particular. Professional electronics customers accounted for 82% (82%) of total sales in January-June, and telecommunications customers for 18% (18%). The increased sales volume and successful cost control were the main drivers of the favourable development of the operating profit for the review period.

The adoption of Scanfil's new ERP system has proceeded according to plan, and the system is currently in use in Finland, Hungary and at the Suzhou subsidiary in China. Next, the system will be adopted in the Chinese Hangzhou subsidiary and the Estonian subsidiary in Pärnu.     

FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The Group’s turnover for January - June was EUR 108.2 (92.8) million. The breakdown of turnover by regional segment was as follows: Europe 61% (62%) and Asia 39% (38%).

Operating profit for the Group during the review period was EUR 7.8 (5.1) million, representing 7.2% (5.5%) of turnover.  The turnover includes EUR 0.2 (0.3) million of non-recurring expenses.

Earnings for the review period amounted to EUR 6.0 (3.3) million. Earnings per share were EUR 0.10 (0.06) and return on investment was 16.0% 8.6%).

Turnover amounted to EUR 60.6 (48.7) million in April-June and operating profit for the second quarter was EUR 5.2 (3.1) million, or 8.6% (6.3%) of turnover. Profit for the quarter was EUR 4.3 (2.1) million.

FINANCING AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

The Group enjoys a strong financial position.
The consolidated balance sheet totalled EUR 133.4 (131.6) million. Liabilities amounted to EUR 50.4 (54.2) million, EUR 34.5 (30.8) million of which were non-interest-bearing and EUR 15.9 (23.4) million interest-bearing. The equity ratio was 62.2% (58.8%) and gearing -0.0% (-0.8%). The equity per share was EUR 1.44 (1.34).

Liquid cash assets totalled EUR 15.9 (24.0) million. Cash and cash equivalents of the comparison period included EUR 10.0 million of time deposits with maturity exceeding three months. 

Net cash flow from operating activities for the review period January-June was EUR 1.6 (2.1) million. The change in net working capital during the period amounted to EUR -6.3 (-4.6) million. More capital has been tied up in working capital due to higher turnover compared to the turn of the year. This year, the investment cash flow of EUR -6.9 million (EUR -2.3 million) consists mainly of the acquisition of the subsidiary. Cash flow from financing was EUR -6.7 (-6.5) million, including dividends, loan instalments and use of the bank’s credit limit.

Gross investments in fixed assets in January-June totalled EUR 7.0 (2.5) million, which is 6.5% (2.7%) of turnover. Investments include EUR 5.8 million acquisition cost of shares of Schaltex Systems GmbH. Other investments are mainly investments in machines and equipment.  Depreciations were EUR 2.1 (2.2) million.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ AUTHORISATION

The Annual General Meeting authorised the Board of Directors on 8 April 2014 to decide on the acquisition of the Company’s own shares with distributable assets and on the disposal of own shares in accordance with the Board of Directors’ proposal.

The Board of Directors' proposals to the Annual General Meeting are available on the company website at www.scanfil.com.

The Board of Directors has no existing share issue authorisations or authorisations to issue convertible bonds with warrants.

SHARE TRADING AND SHARE PERFORMANCE

The highest trading price during the review period was EUR 1.79 and the lowest EUR 1.30, the closing price for the period standing at EUR 1.74. A total of 2,086,820 shares were traded during the period, corresponding to 3.6% of the total number of shares. The market value of the shares on 30 June 2014 was EUR 100.5 million.

PERSONNEL

Scanfil Group’s personnel averaged 1,754 (1,669) employees during the review period. At the end of the period, the Group employed 1,802 (1,647) people, of whom 247 (259) worked in the company's Finnish units and 1,555 (1,388) in the company's units outside Finland. In all, 86% (84%) of the Group’s personnel were employed by subsidiaries outside Finland on 30 June 2014.

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Scanfil is defining its estimate of the development of operating profit in 2014, estimating that the operating profit will amount to EUR 13.0-15.0 million. Turnover is expected to increase by 11-18%, in line with the previous guidance.

Scanfil previously estimated that in 2014, its turnover would increase by 11–18% and its operating profit would be EUR 11.0–15.0 million.

OPERATIONAL RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

Weakening of the global economy, tightening of world power politics and the decrease in international demand for investment commodities might have a negative impact on the development of the business of Scanfil’s customers and impair the demand in the contract manufacturing market. This would have a negative impact on the development of Scanfil's sales and profitability.

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 and in the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES

The interim report has been prepared in accordance with the IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting standard, applying the following accounting policies with the financial statements for 2013.

All figures in the financial report have been rounded and consequently the sum of the individual figures can deviate from the sum figure. The figures are unaudited.

 

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT          
EUR million          
  4 - 6 4 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 12
  2014 2013 2014 2013 2013
           
Turnover 60.6 48.7 108.2 92.8 188.5
Other operating income 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
Changes in inventories of finished goods          
and work in progress 1.1 0.1 1.6 0.7 1.2
Manufacturing for own use       0.0 0.0
Expenses -55.5 -44.7 -100.0 -86.3 -173.8
Depreciation -1.0 -1.1 -2.1 -2.2 -4.4
Operating profit 5.2 3.1 7.8 5.1 11.8
Financial income and expenses 0.0 0.1 -0.3 -0.5 -0.6
Share in the associated company´s profit   -0.4   -0.6 -0.6
Profit before taxes 5.2 2.7 7.5 4.0 10.6
Income taxes -0.9 -0.6 -1.5 -0.8 -2.4
Net profit for the period 4.3 2.1 6.0 3.3 8.2
           
Attributable to:          
Equity holders of the parent 4.3 2.1 6.0 3.3 8.2
           
Earnings per share for profit attributable to          
shareholders of the parent:          
   undiluted and diluted          
  earnings per share ( EUR) 0.07 0.04 0.10 0.06 0.14
 
           
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
EUR million          
  4 - 6 4 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 12
  2014 2013 2014 2013 2013
           
Net profit for the period 4.3 2.1 6.0 3.3 8.2
           
Items that may later be recognized in profit or loss          
Translation differences 0.5 -2.8 -0.6 1.0 -0.7
Derivative Financial Instrument 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3
Other comprehensive income, net of tax 0.5 -2.7 -0.5 1.2 -0.4
Total Comprehensive Income 4.8 -0.5 5.4 4.5 7.8
           
Attributable to: 4.8 -0.5 5.4 4.5 7.8
Equity holders of the parent          

 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION
EUR million      
       
Assets 30.6.2014 30.6.2013 31.12.2013
       
Non-current assets      
Property, plant and equipment 27.3 30.1 28.5
Goodwill 5.9 2.2 2.2
Other intangible assets 4.6 4.1 4.1
Available-for-sale investments 0.0 0.0 0.0
Receivables 0.2 0.2  
Deferred tax assets 0.3 0.7 0.3
Total non-current assets 38.3 37.4 35.1
       
Current assets      
Inventories 33.3 32.2 28.7
Trade and other receivables 45.6 37.8 33.5
Advance payments 0.3 0.2 0.1
Other financial assets   10.0  
Current tax   0.1  
Cash and cash equivalents 15.9 14.1 28.2
Total current assets 95.1 94.2 90.5
       
Total assets 133.4 131.6 125.6
       
       
Shareholder's equity and liabilities 30.6.2014 30.6.2013 31.12.2013
       
Equity      
Share capital 2.0 2.0 2.0
Translation differences 7.6 9.9 8.2
Other reserves 5.8 5.6 5.7
Reserve for invested unrestricted equity fund 10.7 10.7 10.7
Retained earnings 56.9 49.1 53.8
Total equity 83.0 77.4 80.5
       
Non-current liabilities      
Deferred tax liabilities      
Provisions 0.6 1.1 0.4
Interest bearing liabilities 6.4 18.5 9.2
Total non-current liabilities 7.0 19.6 9.5
       
Current liabilities      
Trade and other liabilities 33.1 28.8 26.0
Current tax 0.8 0.9 0.4
Interest bearing liabilities 9.4 4.9 9.2
Total current liabilities 43.3 34.6 35.6
       
Total liabilities 50.4 54.2 45.1
       
Total shareholder's equity and liabilities 133.4 131.6 125.6

 

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT    
EUR million      
  1.1.-30.6.2014 1.1.-30.6.2013 1.1-31.12.2013
Cash flow from operating activities      
Net profit 6.0 3.3 8.2
Adjustments for the net profit 3.5 4.7 8.2
Change in net working capital -6.3 -4.6 -0.6
Paid interests and other financial expenses -0.2 -0.3 -0.6
Interest received 0.0 0.2 0.5
Taxes paid -1.5 -1.1 -2.5
Net cash from operating activities 1.6 2.1 13.2
       
Cash flow from investing activities      
Investments in tangible and intangible assets -1.2 -2.4 -4.2
Sale of tangible and intangible assets 0.1 0.0 0.2
Acquisition of Group company -5.8    
Purchase of investments   -0.1 0.0
Receiving from other investments     9.8
Capital transfer tax refund     0.1
Repayment of loans receivable   0.0 0.0
Net cash from investing activities -6.9 -2.3 5.8
       
Cash flow from financing activities      
Repayment of long-term loans -5.2 -4.4 -8.9
Proceeds from long term borrowings 1.4 0.3  
Dividends paid -2.9 -2.3 -2.3
Net cash from financing activities -6.7 -6.5 -11.2
       
Net increase/decrease in cash and cash equivalents -12.1 -6.7 7.9
       
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 28.2 20.5 20.5
Changes in exchange rates -0.2 0.3 -0.2
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 15.9 14.1 28.2
           
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN CONSOLIDATED EQUITY
EUR million            
             
Equity attributable to equity holders of the parent company  
             
        Reserve for    
        invested    
  Share Translation Other unrestricted Retained Equity
Equity capital differences reserves equity fund earnings total
1.1.2014 2.0 8.2 5.7 10.7 53.8 80.5
             
Dividends paid         -2.9 -2.9
             
Total comprehensive income -0.6 0.1   6.0 5.4
             
             
Equity            
30.6.2014 2.0 7.6 5.8 10.7 56.9 83.0
             
             
   
             
        Reserve for    
        invested    
  Share Translation Other unrestricted Retained Equity
Equity capital differences reserves equity fund earnings total
1.1.2013 2.0 8.9 5.3 10.7 48.0 75.0
             
Transfer to funds     0.1   -0.1 0
             
Dividends paid         -2.0 -2.0
             
Total comprehensive income 1.0 0.2   3.3 4.4
             
             
Equity            
30.6.2013 2.0 9.9 5.6 10.7 49.2 77.4

 

 

KEY INDICATORS      
  1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 12
  2014 2013 2013
       
Return on equity, % 14.6 8.6 10.6
Return on investment, % 16.0 8.6 11.4
Interest-bearing liabilities, EUR million 15.9 23.4 18.3
Gearing, % -0.0 -0.8 -12.2
Equity ratio, % 62.2 58.8 64.1
Gross investments in fixed assets, EUR million 7.0 2.5 4.0
% of net turnover 6.5 2.7 2.1
Personnel, average 1 754 1 669 1 672
       
Earnings per share, EUR 0.10 0.06 0.14
Shareholders´ equity per share, EUR 1.44 1.34 1.39
       
Number of shares at      
the end of period, 000´s      
 - not counting own shares 57 730 57 730 57 730
 - weighted average 57 730 57 730 57 730
       
       
The company has a EUR 13.3 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.
   
SEGMENT INFORMATION        
EUR million        
    1 - 6 1 - 12  
    2013 2013  
Turnover        
Europe   59.4 112.2  
Asia   35.4 79.6  
Turnover between segments   -1.9 -3.3  
Total   92.8 188.5  
         
Operating profit        
Europe   2.9 5.2  
Asia   2.2 6.6  
Total   5.1 11.8  
         
Assets        
Europe   61.9 67.8  
Asia   67.5 55.5  
Goodwill   2.2 2.2  
Shares in associated companies        
Total   131.6 125.6  
         
         
ACQUIRED BUSINESS OPERATIONS        
         
Scanfil EMS Oy, a subsidiary of Scanfil Plc, purchased the entire share capital of the German contract
manufacturer Schaltex Systems GmbH on 31 March 2014. The purchase will strengthen Scanfil's position in
the German market and widen the Group's customer base. Schaltex Systems, established in 1976, is an
electronics contract manufacturer specialised in high mix, low volume production. Schaltex Systems has
approximately 80 employees. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Schenefeld, near Hamburg. Schaltex
focuses on the assembly and testing of complex equipment. It mainly serves customers in the life science
and analyser markets. The company's turnover for the accounting period that ended in 2013 was EUR 20.8
million.        
         
Schaltex Systems GmbH was consolidated as a subsidiary as of 1 April 2014. The subsidiary's turnover for
April–June 2014 was EUR 4.3 million and its profit amounted to EUR 0.2 million. The Group's turnover for
January–June 2014 would have been EUR 113.4 million and profit EUR 6.3 million had the subsidiary been
consolidated at the beginning of the financial period.        
         
         
         
EUR million Fair values recorded
   upon consolidation
Cquired assets and liabilities      
Assets        
Intangible and 0.4    
tangible assets 0.3    
Inventories 3.9    
Receivables   0.9    
Cash and cash equivalents 0.1    
Other receivables 0.0    
Assets total 5.6    
         
Liabilities        
Interest bearing liabilities 2.0    
Non-interestm bearing liabilities 1.5    
Liabilities total 3.4    
         
Net assets 2.2    
         
Acquisition cost 5.8    
         
Goodwill   -3.6    
         
Purchase price paid in cash 5.8    
Cash and cash equivalents of the acquired company 0.1    
         
Cash flow 5.8    
         
         
CHANGES IN TANGIBLE NON-CURRENT ASSETS      
EUR million        
  1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 12  
  2014 2013 2013  
         
Book value at the beginning of the period 28.5 29.9 30.5  
Additions 1.0 2.0 2.9  
Consolidation of business operations 0.2      
Deductions 0.0 -0.0 -0.5  
Depreciations -2.0 -2.1 -4.2  
Exchange rate differences -0.4 0.3 -0.2  
Book value at the end of the period 27.3 30.1 28.5  
         
         
         
FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES, CARRYING AMOUNT AND FAIR VALUE
EUR million        
  30.6.2014   30.6.2014  
  Book values of   Fair values of  
  balance sheet values   balance sheet values  
Non-current assets        
  Available for sale investments 0.0   0.0  
Non-current assets total 0.0   0.0  
         
Current assets        
  Trade and other receivables 44.2   44.2  
  Cash and cash equivalents 16.4   16.4  
Current assets total 60.6   60.6  
         
Total financial assets 60.6   60.6  
         
Non-current financial liabilities        
  Interest bearing liabilities from financial institutions 6.3   6.3  
  Derivative 0.1   0.1  
  Financial leasing 0.1   0.1  
Non-current financial liabilities total 6.5   6.5  
         
Current financial liabilities        
  Interest bearing liabilities from financial institutions 9.3   9.3  
  Derivative 0.1   0.1  
  Financial leasing 0.2   0.2  
  Trade and other payables 27.5   27.5  
Current financial liabilities total 37.0   37.0  
         
Total financial liabilities 43.5   43.5  
         
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.  
         
         
CONTINGENT LIABILITIES        
EUR million        
  1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 12  
  2014 2013 2013  
         
Given business mortgages 26.0 40.0 40.0  
Pledged guarantees 0.8 1.0 1.2  
Leasing liabilities and other lease liabilities 3.1 0.0 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 30 June 2014 is EUR 13.3 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 1.9 million of the credit limits were in use on 30 June 2014.    
         
         
TRANSACTIONS WITH RELATED PARTIES  
EUR million        
  1 - 6 1 - 6 1 - 12  
  2014 2013 2013  
         
Related party transactions:        
Associated companies        
Sales income 0.0 0.0 0.1  
Trade receivables   0.3    
Interest income   0.0 0.0  
Loan receivables   0.3    
Interest receivables   0.0    
         
         
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 10 thousand  by 30 June 2014 (EUR 6 thousand in 2013).  
             
Administrative service income from Sievi Capital plc were EUR 23 thousand by 30 June 2014
(EUR 25 thousand in 2013).

 

KEY INDICATORS QUATERLY
                 
                 
  Q2/14 Q1/14 Q4/13 Q3/13 Q2/13 Q1/13 Q4/12 Q3/12
Turnover, MEUR 60.6 47.6 45.4 50.4 48.7 44.0 40.8 48.2
Operating profit, MEUR 5.2 2.5 2.5 4.2 3.1 2.0 0.7 2.8
Operating profit, % 8.6 5.3 5.6 8.4 6.3 4.6 1.8 5.7
Net income, MEUR 4.3 1.7 1.9 3.0 2.1 1.1 0.3 1.7

 

 

SCANFIL PLC

Petteri Jokitalo
CEO

 

Additional information:         
CEO Petteri Jokitalo
Tel +358 8 4882 111

 

 

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Scanfil Group is engaged in contract manufacturing for international telecommunications technology and professional electronics manufacturers. Scanfil has almost 40 years of experience in demanding contract manufacturing. Scanfil is a systems supplier that offers its products and services to international telecommunications systems manufacturers and professional electronics customers. Typical products are equipment systems for mobile and public switched telephone networks, automation systems, frequency converters, lift control systems, equipment and systems for electricity production and transmission, analysers, slot machines and different meteorological instruments. The company has production facilities in China, Estonia, Hungary and Finland.

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