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Cambridge, UK  14/08/2014

Global Graphics publishes 2014 half year financial report

Half-year financial report
Cambridge (UK), 14 August 2014 (08.30 CEST): Global Graphics SE (Euronext: GLOG) announces it has published its half year report and condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2014.  The full document is available for download from the investors section of the Company’s website at:  http://www.globalgraphics.com/investors/financial-reports/#2014

Financial highlights of the six months ended 30 June 2014
  • Sales for the period were €5.34 million, compared with €3.64 million for the same period in 2013; an increase of €1.70 million (46.7%).
  • The pre-tax result was a profit of €0.61 million for the period, compared with a loss of €1.67 million for the same period in 2013.
  • The net result after tax was a profit of €0.66 million for the period, compared with a loss of €1.35 million for the same period in 2013.
  • Basic earnings per share increased by €0.20 per share over the same period in 2013.  For the period ended 30 June 2014 there was a basic earning of €0.07 per share, compared with a loss per share of €0.13 for the same period in 2013.
  • Cash and cash equivalents increased by €0.48 million during the period to €1.77 million.
  • The Company's measure of adjusted operating profit showed a profit of €1.00 million for the period, compared to a loss of €0.88 million for the same period in 2013.

Operational highlights of the six months ended 30 June 2014

On 4 March 2014, the Company announced that it had signed a contract to license its Harlequin technology to a global manufacturer of office printing devices to drive their single function, multi-function and production printers. The revenue resulting from this new contract will be in the range of US$7 million to US$9 million during the term of the multi-year contract.  The impact on revenue in the financial year ending 31 December 2014 is expected to be between US$3 million to US$4 million with no significant increase in expenses.

The Group has made three strategic appointments during the period.
  • Mr Justin Bailey was appointed as VP of Sales, reporting to Gary Fry, CEO;
  • Mr James Chiang has joined the sales team from CSR (Zoran) to represent the Group in Taiwan; and
  • Mr Guido Van der Schueren takes over the Chairman's role.

To enable Mr Chiang to prepare and build new revenue opportunities for the Group an office has been established in Taipei, Taiwan.

During the period the Group published an independent guide for designers and users of variable data print (VDP) called Do PDF/VT Right™.  The free guide is edited by Martin Bailey, chief technology officer for Global Graphics and the primary UK expert on the ISO committees that maintain and develop PDF and PDF/VT.  The content is completely vendor-independent which is why the guide is also endorsed by the PODi and Xplor industry associations.  The guide can be downloaded from http://www.globalgraphics.com/doPDFVTright/.

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About Global Graphics

Global Graphics (http://www.globalgraphics.com) is a leading developer of software platforms on which our partners create solutions for digital printing, digital document and PDF applications. Customers include HP, Corel, Quark, Kodak and Agfa. The roots of the company go back to 1986 and to Cambridge University, and, today the majority of the R&D team is still based near this iconic university town. There are also offices near Boston, Massachusetts, in Tokyo and Taipei.

Contact

Jill Taylor Corporate Communications Director Tel: +44 (0)1223 926489 Email: jill.taylor@globalgraphics.com Graeme Huttley Chief Financial Officer Tel: +44 (0)1223 926472 Email: graeme.huttley@globalgraphics.com

About Global Graphics PLC

Through its operating subsidiaries, Global Graphics PLC (Euronext: GLOG) is a leading developer of platforms for digital inkjet printing and type design and development. Customers for digital inkjet technology include press manufacturers such as HP, Canon, Durst, Roland, Hymmen and Mark Andy. Those for font design include numerous international brands, from manufacturers such as Mercedes Benz and Siemens, to digital media and epublishing companies. Global Graphics PLC is headquartered in Cambridge UK.

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