Aspocomp’s Half-Year Financial Report 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic decreased second-quarter net sales and operating result

Aspocomp Group Plc, Half-Year Report, August 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Aspocomp’s Half-Year Financial Report 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic decreased second-quarter net sales and operating result

Key figures 4-6/2020 in brief

 

4-6/2020

4-6/2019

 

Change *

Net sales

7.1

M€

8.7

M€

 

-18

%

EBITDA

0.6

M€

1.7

M€

 

-63

%

Operating result

0.3

M€

1.4

M€

 

-82

%

   % of net sales

3.6

%

16.3

%

 

-13

ppts

Earnings per share

0.03

0.20

 

-85

%

Operative cash flow

1.5

M€

0.5

M€

 

198

%

Equity ratio

62.1

%

60.1

%

 

2

ppts

Key figures 1-6/2020 in brief

 

1-6/2020

1-6/2019

 

Change *

Net sales

13.8

M€

16.3

M€

 

-15

%

EBITDA

0.6

M€

2.9

M€

 

-79

%

Operating result

-0.2

M€

2.3

M€

 

-108

%

   % of net sales

-1.3

%

14.0

%

 

-15

ppts

Earnings per share

-0.04

0.33

 

-112

%

Operative cash flow

1.9

M€

2.7

M€

 

-29

%

Equity ratio

62.1

%

60.1

%

 

2

ppts

Order book at the end of period

4.2

M€

4.0

M€

 

6

%

               

* The total may deviate from the sum totals due to rounding up and down.

OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the supply chains of the electronics industry and on customer orders. Due to the major uncertainties and growth in risks related to customer demand, the outlook for 2020 involves a significantly higher risk than normal. The European car industry is in an especially difficult position.

The company’s full-year guidance, announced on July 16, 2020, remains unchanged. Aspocomp estimates that its net sales and operating result for 2020 will fall significantly short of 2019. In 2019, net sales amounted to EUR 31.2 million and the operating result to EUR 3.4 million

CEO’S REVIEW

“Aspocomp’s second-quarter net sales decreased by 18 percent to EUR 7.1 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting weakening of general demand. Some customers have had to postpone or even cancel their orders due to uncertainty in demand.

Net sales for the first half of the year amounted to EUR 13.8 million, a year-on-year decrease of 15 percent. Sales decreased especially in the Telecommunications, Automotive and Industrial Electronics segments. In the Telecommunications segment, the demand for product development series decreased clearly compared to the strong comparison period. In addition, Asian PCB mass suppliers have had overcapacity due to the weaker market situation, which allowed them to exceptionally respond to changing customer needs.

In the Automotive industry, demand continued to decline as customers reduced their inventory levels to match the low demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some players in the automotive chain have run into financial difficulties, as a result of which we have had to partially suspend deliveries.

The weakening of the Industrial Electronics segment is due to the general market situation, as companies are reducing their investments. Despite the weak market situation, we managed to grow and almost double our sales in the Security, Defense and Aerospace segments, as well as in the Semiconductor Industry segment.

The order book grew moderately by 6 percent to EUR 4.2 million at the end of the review period.

The operating result decreased significantly in the second quarter and amounted to EUR 0.3 million, less than 4 percent of net sales. The operating result was particularly burdened by the decline in net sales and the lower share accounted for by quick-turn deliveries. In addition, increased product development investments in the growing Security, Defense and Aerospace segment weakened the result. The operating result for the first half of the year is still EUR 0.2 million in the red, including a EUR 0.3 million loan loss provision.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it difficult to assess customer needs, and visibility into demand for the rest of the year is limited. Despite the exceptional circumstances, we have succeeded in expanding and growing our customer base and product range. This gives us a good strategic position to continue our growth as the COVID-19 pandemic eases over time.”

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting decline in general demand, as well as for financial reasons, some customers have had to postpone or even cancel their orders. Asian PCB mass suppliers have had overcapacity due to the weaker market situation, which allowed them to exceptionally respond to changing customer needs. In the Automotive segment, demand has continued to decline as customers have reduced their inventory levels in line with the slowdown in demand caused by the pandemic.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Aspocomp has been able to purposefully expand and grow its customer base and product offering. In the Security, Defense and Aerospace segment as well as in the Semiconductor Industry segment, demand has almost doubled despite the weak market situation.

The company’s production at the Oulu plant has continued normally and delivery capacity has been good. The company has continued to invest in new capacity.

 

The pandemic has not affected the company’s balance sheet. The cash situation has remained good and the credit facilities have not been used.

NET SALES AND EARNINGS

April-June 2020
Second-quarter net sales amounted to EUR 7.1 (8.7) million, a year-on-year decrease of 18 percent.  Net sales decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent weakening of general demand. Some customers have had to postpone or even cancel their orders due to uncertainty in demand and declining results.

The five largest customers accounted for 45 (58) percent of net sales. In geographical terms, 80 (98) percent of net sales were generated in Europe and 20 (2) percent on other continents.

The operating result for the second quarter amounted to EUR 0.3 (1.4) million. Second-quarter operating result was 3.6 (16.3) percent of net sales. The operating result was particularly burdened by the decline in net sales and the lower share accounted quick-turn deliveries. In addition, increased product development investments in the growing Security, Defense and Aerospace segment weakened the result.

Net financial expenses amounted to EUR 0.0 (0.1) million. Earnings per share were EUR 0.03 (0.20).

January-June 2020
First-half net sales amounted to EUR 13.8 million (EUR 16.3 million), a year-on-year decrease of 15 percent. Demand fell the most in the Telecommunications, Automotive and Industrial Electronics segments. In the Telecommunications segment, the demand for product development series decreased clearly compared to the strong comparison period. In addition, Asian PCB mass suppliers have had overcapacity due to the weaker market situation, which allowed them to respond exceptionally to changing customer needs. In the Automotive industry, demand continued to decline as customers reduced their inventory levels to match the slowdown in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some companies in the Automotive segment have run into financial difficulties, as a result of which we have had to partially suspend deliveries. The weakening of the Industrial Electronics segment is due to the general market situation, as companies are reducing their investments. Despite the weak market situation, we managed to grow and almost double our sales in the Security, Defense and Aerospace segments, as well as in the Semiconductor Industry segment.

The five largest customers accounted for 42 percent of net sales (51%). In geographical terms, 84 percent of net sales were generated in Europe (96%) and 16 percent on other continents (2%).

First-half operating result amounted to EUR -0.2 million (EUR 2.3 million). The operating result was particularly burdened by the decline in net sales and the lower share accounted quick-turn deliveries as well as a EUR 0.3 million loan loss provision. In addition, increased product development investments in the growing Security, Defense and Aerospace segment weakened the result.

Net financial expenses amounted to EUR 0.1 million (EUR 0.1 million). Earnings per share were EUR -0.04 (EUR 0.33).

The order book grew by 6 percent compared to the previous year. The order book at the end of the review period was EUR 4.2 (4.0) million, representing a year-on-year increase of EUR 0.2 million.

THE GROUP’S KEY FIGURES

     

 

4-6/20

4-6/19

Change

1-6/20

1-6/19

Change

Net sales, M€

7.1

8.7

-18

%

13.8

16.3

-15

%

EBITDA, M€

0.6

1.7

-63

%

0.6

2.9

-79

%

Operating result, M€

0.3

1.4

-82

%

-0.2

2.3

-108

%

   % of net sales

4%

16%

-13

ppts

-1%

14%

-15

ppts

Pre-tax profit/loss, M€

0.2

1.4

-85

%

-0.2

2.2

-111

%

   % of net sales

3%

16%

-13

ppts

-2%

14%

-15

ppts

Profit/loss for the period, M€

0.2

1.4

-85

%

-0.2

2.2

-111

%

   % of net sales

3%

16%

-13

ppts

-2%

14%

-15

ppts

Earnings per share, €

0.03

0.20

-85

%

-0.04

0.33

-112

%

Investments, M€

0.3

0.7

-51

%

1.3

1.7

-22

%

   % of net sales

5%

8%

-3

ppts

9%

10%

-1

ppts

Cash, end of the period

3.5

2.3

114

%

3.5

2.3

114

%

Equity / share, €

2.63

2.43

20

%

2.63

2.43

20

%

Equity ratio, %

62%

60%

2

ppts

62%

60%

2

ppts

Gearing, %

14%

17%

-2

ppts

14%

17%

-2

ppts

Personnel, end of the period

144

124

20

persons

144

124

20

persons

                 

* The total may deviate from the sum totals due to rounding up and down.

     

INVESTMENTS

Investments during the review period amounted to EUR 1.3 (1.7) million. The investments were mainly focused on improving the capabilities of the Oulu plant. The first phase of the EUR 10 million investment program launched in 2017 was completed in early 2020. The first two years of the investment program focused on enhancing the capabilities of the Oulu plant, particularly in the semiconductor industry segment. The goals of the project were successfully achieved: the customer base was strengthened, and the planned technological improvements were implemented.

The investment program continued with its second phase of investments in the spring. The company was granted a total of EUR 1.35 million in development support by the ELY Center for the implementation of the second phase of its Oulu plant investment, corresponding to about 25 percent of its total cost. The second phase of the investment program aims in particular to increase the capacity of the Oulu plant, improve automation and increase production efficiency. All of the new equipment will be installed in an existing plant building and no additional plant space will be built. The second-phase investments will be carried out in the period between 2020 and 2022. With these investments, the company aims to further strengthen its position as a strategic partner to leading companies in the semiconductor, automotive, defense and aerospace, and telecommunications (5G) industries.

CASH FLOW AND FINANCING

Cash flow from operations amounted to EUR 1.9 (2.7) million in the review period. Cash flow weakened mainly due to the lower operating result.

Cash assets amounted to EUR 3.5 (2.3) million at the end of the period. Interest-bearing liabilities amounted to EUR 6.1 (5.1) million. Gearing was 14 (17) percent. Non-interest-bearing liabilities amounted to EUR 4.9 (5.7) million.

At the end of the period, the Group’s equity ratio amounted to 62.1 (60.1) percent.

The company has a EUR 1.0 (1.0) million credit facility, which was not in use at the end of the review period. In addition, the company has a recourse factoring agreement, of which EUR 0.0 (0.0) million was in use.

PERSONNEL

During the review period, the company had an average of 140 (118) employees. The personnel count on June 30, 2020 was 144 (118). Of them, 90 (73) were blue-collar and 54 (45) white-collar employees.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND AUTHORIZATIONS GIVEN TO THE BOARD

The Annual General Meeting of Aspocomp Group Plc held on June 9, 2020 adopted the annual accounts and the consolidated annual accounts as well as granted the members of the Board of Directors and the CEO discharge from liability regarding the financial period 2019. The Annual General Meeting approved the remuneration policy for the governing bodies.

In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors to decide, at its discretion, on the distribution of up to EUR 0.15 per share from retained earnings and / or return on invested equity in one or more tranches. The authorization is valid until the beginning of the next Annual General Meeting. The company will publish any Board decision on the distribution of funds separately and at the same time confirms the relevant record and payment dates.

The Annual General Meeting decided to set the number of Board members at four (4) and re-elected the current members of the Board Ms. Päivi Marttila, Ms. Kaarina Muurinen, Ms. Julianna Borsos and Mr. Juha Putkiranta, for a term of office ending at the closing of the following Annual General Meeting. The Annual General Meeting re-elected PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy, Authorized Public Accountants, as the company’s auditor for a term of office ending at the closing of the following Annual General Meeting. PricewaterhouseCoopers Oy has notified that Mr. Jouko Malinen, Authorized Public Accountant, will act as its principal auditor.

The Annual General Meeting decided that the chairman of the Board of Directors will be paid EUR 30,000, the vice chairman of the Board of Directors be paid EUR 20,000 and the other members be paid EUR 15,000 each in remuneration for their term of office. The Annual General Meeting further decided that EUR 1,000 will be paid as remuneration per meeting to the chairman and that the other members be paid EUR 500 per meeting of the Board and its committees. The members of the Board of Directors will further be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs. The auditor’s fees will be paid according to the auditor’s invoice.

The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors, in one or more installments, to decide on the issuance of shares and the issuance of options and other special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10, Section 1 of the Companies Act as follows:

The number of shares to be issued based on the authorization may in total amount to a maximum of 683,450 shares.

The Board of Directors decides on all the terms and conditions of the issuances of shares and of options and other special rights entitling to shares. The authorization concerns both the issuance of new shares as well as any own shares held by the company. The issuance of shares and of options and other special rights entitling to shares referred to in Chapter 10 Section 1 of the Companies Act may be carried out in deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emptive rights (directed issue).

The authorization cancels the authorization given by the General Meeting on April 3, 2019 to decide on the issuance of shares as well as the issuance of special rights entitling to shares. The authorization is valid until June 30, 2021.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ ORGANIZATION MEETING
In its organization meeting held after the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors of Aspocomp Group Plc re-elected Ms. Päivi Marttila as Chairman of the Board and Ms. Kaarina Muurinen as Vice Chairman.

The Board of Directors did not establish an Audit Committee; the Board itself performs the duties of the Audit Committee.

SHARES

The total number of Aspocomp’s shares at June 30, 2020 was 6,841,440 and the share capital stood at EUR 1,000,000. The company did not hold any treasury shares. Each share is of the same share series and entitles its holder to one vote at a General Meeting and to have an identical dividend right.

The Board of Directors of Aspocomp Group Plc decided on June 9, 2020 on a directed share issue without payment based on Aspocomp’s Share Reward Plan 2016-2019 for the performance period 2019. According to the terms and conditions of the Share Reward Plan 2016-2019 and after deduction of the cash payment portions of the remunerations meant for taxes and tax-like contributions, the persons included in the 2019 share-based incentive scheme received altogether 6,935 new shares in the company through a directed share issue without payment. The new shares were registered in the Trade Register on June 23, 2020. After the registration of the new shares, the total number of Aspocomp Group Plc’s shares has increased to 6,841,440.

A total of 1,017,326 Aspocomp Group Plc. shares were traded on Nasdaq Helsinki during the period from January 1 to June 30, 2020. The aggregate value of the shares exchanged was EUR 4,686,403. The shares traded at a low of EUR 3.20 and a high of EUR 6.20. The average share price was EUR 4.61. The closing price at June 30, 2020 was EUR 4.49, which translates into market capitalization of EUR 30.7 million.

The company had 3,605 shareholders at the end of the review period. Nominee-registered shares accounted for 2.8 percent of the total shares.

OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the supply chains of the electronics industry and on customer orders. Due to the major uncertainties and growth in risks related to customer demand, the outlook for 2020 involves a significantly higher risk than normal. The European car industry is in an especially difficult position.

The company’s full-year guidance, announced on July 16, 2020, remains unchanged. Aspocomp estimates that its net sales and operating result for 2020 will fall significantly short of 2019. In 2019, net sales amounted to EUR 31.2 million and the operating result to EUR 3.4 million.

ASSESSMENT OF SHORT-TERM BUSINESS RISKS

A major share of Aspocomp’s net sales is generated by quick-turn deliveries and R&D series, and thus the company’s order book is short. The company’s aim is to systematically expand its services to cover the PCB needs of customers over the entire life cycle and thereby balance out variations in demand and the order book.

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the electronics supply chain
The coronavirus pandemic that began in China has a major impact on the supply chains of the entire electronics industry. The availability of the PCBs subcontracted by the company in China might weaken significantly and their delivery times become considerably longer. At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic may affect the availability of parts and components required by electronic assemblers, which would weaken demand.

Dependence on key customers
Aspocomp’s customer base is concentrated; over half of sales are generated by five key customers. This exposes the company to significant fluctuations in demand.

Market trends
Although Aspocomp is a marginal player in the global electronics market, changes in global PCB demand also have an impact on the company’s business. Competition for quick-turn deliveries and short production series will accelerate as the market for PCBs weakens and continues to have a negative impact on both total demand and market prices.

Aspocomp’s main market area comprises Northern and Central Europe. In case Aspocomp’s clients would transfer their R&D and manufacturing out of Europe, demand for Aspocomp’s offerings might weaken significantly.

PUBLICATION OF FINANCIAL RELEASES FOR 2020

Aspocomp Group Plc.’s financial information publication schedule for 2020 is:

Interim report January-September 2020:  Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The interim report will be published at around 9:00 a.m. (EET) on the given date.

Aspocomp’s silent period commences 30 days prior to the publication of its financial information.

Espoo, August 12, 2020

ASPOCOMP GROUP PLC
Board of Directors

Some statements in this stock exchange release are forecasts and actual results may differ materially from those stated. Statements in this stock exchange release relating to matters that are not historical facts are forecasts. All forecasts involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performances or achievements of the Aspocomp Group to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such forecasts. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, fluctuations in currency exchange rates, increases and changes in PCB industry capacity and competition, and the ability of the company to implement its investment program.

ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICES

The reported operations include the Group’s parent company, Aspocomp Group Plc. The figures presented for the review period have not been audited. This interim report has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 (Interim Financial Reporting), following the same accounting principles as in the annual financial statements for 2019; however, the company complies with the standards and amendments that came into effect as from January 1, 2020.

R&D
R&D costs comprise general production development costs. These costs do not fulfill the IAS 38 definition of either development or research and are therefore booked into plant overheads.

Amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8 Definition of Material

The IASB has issued the following new or revised standards and interpretations that the Group has not yet applied. The Group adopts them from the effective date of each standard and interpretation, or, if the effective date is other than the first day of the financial year, from the beginning of the financial year following the effective date.

The IASB has amended IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements and IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors to use a uniform definition of materiality throughout IRFSs and the Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting, clarifying when information is material and includes guidance on irrelevant information.

In particular, the amendments clarify:

• that the reference to obscuring information applies to situations where the effect is similar to the omission or misstatement of that information and that the entity assesses materiality in the light of the financial statements as a whole; and

• that “primary users of financial statements for general use” means those to whom the financial statements are addressed and include “many current and potential investors, lenders and other creditors” who are largely required to meet their financial information needs through publicly available financial statements.

Any other IFRS or IFRIC interpretation already issued but not yet effective is not expected to have a material impact on the Group.

PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT

April-June 2020

     

1 000 €

4-6/2020

4-6/2019

Change

Net sales

7,100

100%

8,709

100%

-18%

Other operating income

48

1%

65

1%

-27%

Materials and services

-3,383

-48%

-3,564

-41%

-5%

Personnel expenses

-2,080

-29%

-2,233

-26%

-7%

Other operating costs

-1,044

-15%

-1,241

-14%

-16%

Depreciation and amortization

-387

-5%

-313

-4%

24%

Operating result

254

4%

1,423

16%

-82%

Financial income and expenses

-45

-1%

-53

-1%

 

Profit/loss before tax

209

3%

1,370

16%

-85%

Income taxes

-1

0%

-2

0%

 

Profit/loss for the period

208

3%

1,369

16%

-85%

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurements of defined benefit pension

 

 

 

 

 

plans

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax relating these items

 

 

 

 

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

 

 

 

 

 

Currency translation differences

0

0%

1

0%

 

Total other comprehensive income

0

0%

1

0%

 

Total comprehensive income

207

3%

1,370

16%

-85%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share (EPS)

         

Basic EPS

0.03

0.20

-85%

Diluted EPS

0.03

0.20

-85%

 

PROFIT & LOSS STATEMENT

January-June 2020

         

1 000 €

1-6/2020

1-6/2019

Change

1-12/2019

Net sales

13,836

100%

16,331

100%

-15%

31,189

100%

Other operating income

49

0%

66

0%

-25%

73

0%

Materials and services

-6,847

-49%

-6,988

-43%

-2%

-13,963

-45%

Personnel expenses

-4,101

-30%

-4,094

-25%

0%

-7,763

-25%

Other operating costs

-2,340

-17%

-2,437

-15%

-4%

-4,881

-16%

Depreciation and amortization

-772

-6%

-594

-4%

30%

-1,263

-4%

Operating result

-174

-1%

2,283

14%

-108%

3,393

11%

Financial income and expenses

-64

0%

-69

0%

-7%

-136

0%

Profit/loss before tax

-238

-2%

2,213

14%

-111%

3,257

10%

Income taxes

-2

0%

-2

0%

 

683

2%

Profit/loss for the period

-240

-2%

2,211

14%

-111%

3,940

13%

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

   

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

 

   

Remeasurements of defined benefit pension

 

 

 

 

 

   

plans

 

 

 

 

 

50

0%

Income tax relating these items

         

-8

0%

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

 

 

 

 

 

   

Currency translation differences

-1

0%

-1

0%

-2

0%

Other comprehensive income, net of tax

-1

0%

-1

0%

40

0%

Total comprehensive income

-240

-2%

2,210

14%

-111%

3,979

29%

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Earnings per share (EPS)

             

Basic EPS

-0.04

0.33

-112%

0.59

Diluted EPS

-0.04

0.33

-112%

0.59

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

       

1 000 €

 6/2020

 6/2019

Change

 12/2019

Assets

   

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Intangible assets

3,250

3,266

0%

3,260

Tangible assets

5,848

4,676

25%

5,607

Right-of-use assets

1,113

1,138

-2%

1,333

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

15

15

0%

15

Deferred income tax assets

4,673

3,985

17%

4,673

Total non-current assets

14,900

13,081

14%

14,888

Current assets

   

 

 

Inventories

2,993

2,652

13%

3,321

Short-term receivables

7,661

9,079

-16%

8,937

Cash and bank deposits

3,466

2,327

49%

2,382

Total current assets

14,119

14,058

0%

14,639

Total assets

29,019

27,139

7%

29,527

     

 

 

Equity and liabilities

   

 

 

Share capital

1,000

1,000

0%

1,000

Reserve for invested non-restricted equity

4,689

4,517

4%

4,534

Remeasurements of defined benefit pension plans

-12

-53

-78%

-12

Retained earnings

12,334

10,847

14%

12,574

Total equity

18,011

16,310

10%

18,096

Long-term financing loans

4,854

3,852

26%

4,326

Other non-current liabilities

355

424

-16%

355

Deferred income tax liabilities

25

21

18%

25

Short-term financing loans

1,222

1,213

1%

1,486

Trade and other payables

4,553

5,318

-14%

5,239

Total liabilities

11,008

10,829

2%

11,431

Total equity and liabilities

29,019

27,139

7%

29,527

         

CONSOLIDATED CHANGES IN EQUITY

January-June 2020

 

         

1000 €

Share capital

Other reserve

Remeasurements of employee benefits

Translation differences

Retained earnings

Total equity

Balance at Jan. 1, 2020

1,000

4,534

-12

2

12,572

18,096

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income for the period

       

-240

-240

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

         

 

Translation differences

     

-1

 

-1

Total comprehensive income for the period

0

0

0

-1

-240

-240

Business transactions with owners

         

 

Dividends paid

         

0

Share-based payment

 

155

     

155

Business transactions with owners, total

0

155

0

0

0

155

Balance at June 30, 2020

1,000

4,689

-12

2

12,332

18,011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January-June 2019

 

         

Balance at Jan. 1, 2019

1,000

4,504

-53

4

9,432

14,888

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income for the period

       

2,211

2,211

Other comprehensive income for the period, net of tax

         

 

Translation differences

     

-1

 

-1

Total comprehensive income for the period

0

0

0

-1

2,211

2,210

Business transactions with owners

         

 

Dividends paid

       

-800

-800

Share-based payment

 

12

   

0

12

Business transactions with owners, total

0

12

0

0

-800

-788

Balance at June 30, 2019

1,000

4,517

-53

4

10,843

16,310

             

 

CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

January-June

1 000 €

 1-6/2020

 1-6/2019

 1-12/2019

Profit for the period

-240

2,211

3,940

Adjustments

823

607

658

Change in working capital

1,418

-44

-159

Received interest income

0

0

0

Paid interest expenses

-63

-58

-151

Paid taxes

-2

-2

-1

Cash flow from operating activities

1,936

2,713

4,287

Investments

-1,298

-1,662

-3,548

Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment

0

63

66

Cash flow from investing activities

-1,298

-1,599

-3,482

Increase in financing

3,000

0

1,000

Decrease in financing

-2,512

-373

-828

Decrease in lease liabilities

-204

-179

-356

Stock options exercised

139

0

0

Dividends paid

0

-800

-800

Cash flow from financing activities

423

-1,352

-983

Change in cash and cash equivalents

1,061

-238

-179

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period

2,382

2,565

2,565

Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

23

0

-5

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period

3,466

2,327

2,382

       

 

KEY INDICATORS

 

     

 

 

 

 

Q2/2020

Q1/2020

Q4/2019

Q3/2019

2019

Net sales, M€

 

7.1

6.7

8.2

6.7

31.2

Operating result before depreciation (EBITDA), M€

 

0.6

0.0

1.0

0.8

4.7

Operating result (EBIT), M€

 

0.3

-0.4

0.7

0.5

3.4

   of net sales, %

 

4%

-6%

8%

7%

11%

Profit/loss before taxes, M€

 

0.2

-0.4

0.6

0.5

3.3

   of net sales, %

 

3%

-7%

7%

7%

10%

Net profit/loss for the period, M€

 

0.2

-0.4

1.3

0.5

3.9

   of net sales, %

 

3%

-7%

16%

7%

13%

Equity ratio, %

 

62%

64%

61%

63%

61%

Gearing, %

 

14%

21%

19%

6%

19%

Gross investments in fixed assets, M€

 

0.3

1.0

1.8

0.5

3.5

   of net sales, %

 

5%

14%

21%

8%

11%

Personnel, end of the quarter

 

144

139

132

130

132

Earnings/share (EPS), €

 

0.03

-0.07

0.19

0.07

0.59

Equity/share, €

 

2.63

2.60

2.70

2.50

2.70

The Alternative Performance Measures (APM) used by the Group

Aspocomp presents in its financial reporting alternative performance measures, which describe the businesses’ financial performance and its development as well as investments and return on equity. In addition to accounting measures which are defined or specified in IFRS, alternative performance measures complement and explain presented information. Aspocomp presents in its financial reporting the following alternative performance measures:

EBITDA

=

Earnings before interests, taxes, depreciations and amortizations

   

EBITDA indicates the result of operations before depreciations, financial items and income taxes. It is an important key figure, as it shows the profit margin on net sales after operating expenses are deducted.

Operating result

=

Earnings before income taxes and financial income and expenses presented in the IFRS consolidated income statement.

   

The operating result indicates the financial profitability of operations and their development.

Profit/loss before taxes

=

The result before income taxes presented in the IFRS consolidated statements.

Equity ratio, %

=

Equity  

x 100

 

Total assets – advances received

 

Gearing, %

=

Net interest-bearing liabilities

x 100

 

Total equity

 
   

Gearing indicates the ratio of capital invested in the company by shareholders and interest-bearing debt to financiers. A high gearing ratio is a risk factor that may limit a company’s growth opportunities and financial latitude.

Gross investments

=

Acquisitions of long-term intangible and tangible assets (gross amount).

Order book

=

Undelivered customer orders at the end of the financial period.  

Cash flow from operating activities

=

Profit for the period + non-cash transactions +- other adjustments +- change in working capital + received interest income – paid interest expenses – paid taxes

CONTINGENT LIABILITIES

     

1 000 €

 6/2020

 6/2019

 12/2019

Business mortgage

6,000

4,000

6,000

Collateral note

1,200

1,200

1,200

Guaranteed contingent liability towards the Finnish Customs

35

35

35

Total

7,235

5,235

7,235

       

All figures are unaudited.

Further information
For further information, please contact Mikko Montonen, President and CEO,
tel. +358 40 5011 262, mikko.montonen(at)aspocomp.com.

Aspocomp – heart of technology

A printed circuit board (PCB) is used for electrical interconnection and as a component assembly platform in electronic devices. Aspocomp provides PCB technology design, testing and logistics services over the entire lifecycle of a product. The company’s own production and extensive international partner network guarantee cost-effectiveness and reliable deliveries.

Aspocomp’s customers are companies that design and manufacture telecommunication systems and equipment, automotive and industrial electronics, and systems for testing semiconductor components for security technology. The company has customers around the world and most of its net sales are generated by exports.

Aspocomp is headquartered in Espoo and its plant is in Oulu, one of Finland’s major technology hubs.

www.aspocomp.com

 

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