Cambridge, UK 28/02/2018
Cambridge (UK), 28 February 2018 (18.00 CET):
Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) announces that it has published its
annual report and financial statements for the financial year ended 31
The full document is available for download
from the investors section of the Company’s web site at: http://www.globalgraphics.com/investors/financial-reports
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Financial Officer, to 2030 Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge,
CB23 6DW, UK.
Gary Fry, Global Graphics CEO comments, “I
am very pleased with our top line growth and especially that we have attained
another milestone in 2017, that of exceeding revenue of €20 million. Our
acquisitions strategy and our focus on new product development have strengthened
our position in the fast-growing high-speed digital inkjet market. We expect
continued growth in 2018 with even stronger synergies between the operating
|In thousands of euros
|(Loss)/profit before tax
|(Loss)/profit for the year attributable to
|Adjusted operating profit
|Adjusted net profit
|Basic (loss)/earnings per share
|Adjusted earnings per share
The consolidated pre-tax result was a loss
of €0.16 million in 2017 compared with a pre-tax profit of €0.13 million
in 2016. The reduction in profitability of €0.29 million is due
- an increase in revenue of €4.51 million;
- an increase in cost of sales of €3.51 million
- an increase in selling, general and administrative
expenses of €1.02 million;
- a decrease in research and development expenses
of €0.95 million;
- an increase in other operating expenses of
€0.54 million; and
- a decrease in foreign exchange gains of €0.67
Included in selling, general and administrative
expenses is amortisation of €1.52 million (2016: €1.07 million) related
to intangible assets recognised as a result of acquisitions and €0.06
million (2016: €0.95 million) related to share-based payment expenses.
Included in research and development expenses
is the capitalisation and amortisation of internally generated intangible
assets. During the period there was a net expense of €0.18 million
(2016: €1.52 million) related to these assets.
Redundancy costs of €0.28 million are included
in other operating expenses. This expense relates to a minor reorganisation
in Global Graphics Software, which is expected to result in annualised
cost savings of approximately €0.90 million, taking effect from 1 January
Also included in other operating expenses
is a charge of €0.23 million for a fair value adjustment to contingent
consideration payable for the acquisition of Meteor Inkjet Limited (“Meteor”).
The growth in revenue seen during 2017 in Meteor surpassed expectations
used when modelling the acquisition date fair value of contingent consideration.
The model was subsequently revised for current forecasts and expectations,
which concluded that it is expected that the contingent consideration payments
will be made earlier, thereby increasing the present value of those payments.
The exchange rate gains are primarily due
to the revaluation of currency balances held at the balance sheet date
and the change in exchange rates during the year.
The Group presents EBITDA (earnings before
interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation) and adjusted profit when
reporting its financial results to provide investors with an additional
tool to evaluate the Group’s results in a manner that focuses on what
the Group believes to be its underlying business operations. The
Group’s management believes that the inclusion of adjusted financial results
provides consistency and comparability with past reports.
Additional commentary and analysis of the
Group's consolidated results for the year ending 31 December 2017 can be
found in the aforementioned annual report and financial statements.
Annual General Meeting
The Company expects to hold its annual general
meeting on Tuesday 24 April 2018 in Brussels. The official notice
of the meeting will be issued in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory
requirements closer to the time.
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