Nemetschek AG / Key word(s): Final Results
Nemetschek expects further growth in 2012
Target for margin achieved / dividend of 1.15 euros planned / revenue of around 180 million euros expected for 2012
Munich, March 30, 2012. Nemetschek AG (ISIN 0006452907), Europe's largest vendor of software for architecture and the building industry, published its annual report today. As reported on publication of the provisional figures, the group was able to increase revenues by 10 percent in 2011 to 164 million euros (previous year 149.7 million euros).
The operating result (EBITDA) rose 6 percent to 39.3 million euros, while the EBITDA margin was at 24 percent, as forecast at the start of the year. The margin was thus slightly below the previous year's level (25 percent); this is due to group-wide investments in future revenue growth, as well as one-time effects in the operating costs. The EBIT increased by 6 percent to 29.1 million euros. Due to deferred tax income of 1.4 million euros, the net income (group shares) rose by 10 percent to 20.8 million euros. As a result, the earnings per share (group shares) were 2.16 euros, compared with 1.97 euros in the previous year.
At the end of the year, the number of employees in the group had risen from 1,076 to 1,173.
Free cash flow rose by 11 percent
The strong operating result is also reflected in the cash flow: In a year-on-year comparison, the cash flow from operating activities rose by 15 percent to 37.1 million euros. Adjusted to take account of the one-time effects from the previous year, the cash flow from investment activities was -5.6 million euros, and thus largely unchanged compared with the previous year. Consequently, the free cash flow rose by 11 percent to 31.5 million euros in 2011. The net liquidity was 28.8 million euros, compared with 11.1 million euros in the previous year. The equity ratio of the Nemetschek Group is 64 percent.
As a result of this situation, the managing board and supervisory board decided to propose an increase in the dividend from 1.00 to 1.15 euros at the AGM in May. 'In view of the good results for 2011, we want to enable shareholders to share in this success,' said Tim Alexander Lüdke, CEO of Nemetschek AG.
Renewed increase in revenue again in 2012
Provided the underlying conditions remain largely stable, Nemetschek is again planning a clear increase in revenue of 10 percent to approximately 180 million euros for 2012. The managing board expects the 2012 EBITDA margin to remain at a level similar to that in 2011.
To achieve its growth targets, the group is primarily intending to drive forward its strategy of internationalization. In this respect, the large subsidiaries are planning investments to strengthen their market presence, measures that will be supported by various initiatives by the holding company. This is expected to lead to a further moderate increase in the headcount.
The Nemetschek Group is Europe's leading vendor of software for architecture and construction. The graphical, analytical and commercial solutions cover a large part of the entire value chain in construction - from the planning and visualization of a building and the construction process itself through to building management. The software programs range from CAD solutions for architects and engineers to construction software for cost planning, tenders, awarding of contracts and execution. These are complemented by solutions for facility and real estate management as well as visualization software for architects and the movie industry.
The company was founded in 1963 and employs more than 1,100 people worldwide. Its products are used by more than 300,000 customers in 142 countries worldwide. In 2011, Nemetschek achieved revenues of 164 million euros and an operating result (EBITDA) of 39 million euros.
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