13.05.2019 QSC AG  DE0005137004

DGAP-News: QSC performs in line with expectations and steps up Cloud growth at start of 2019


 

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QSC performs in line with expectations and steps up Cloud growth at start of 2019

13.05.2019 / 07:30
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QSC performs in line with expectations and steps up Cloud growth at start of 2019

- Cloud revenues surge by 49% to EUR 10.6 million in first quarter of 2019
- Total revenues of EUR 87.4 million as against EUR 94.1 million in previous year
- EBITDA increases to EUR 15.9 million due to first-time application of IFRS 16


Cologne, 13 May 2019. QSC AG has begun the 2019 financial year in line with expectations, with significantly higher Cloud and Consulting revenues offset by lower TC and Outsourcing revenues in the first quarter of 2019. Growth in the Cloud segment, with its core areas of Cloud Services and Internet of Things (IoT), accelerated yet further. Revenues here surged by 49% to EUR 10.6 million in the first quarter of 2019. Overall, QSC generated revenues of EUR 87.4 million, compared with EUR 94.1 million in the previous year's quarter.

QSC's earnings and financial performance was also largely consistent with expectations in the first quarter of 2019. EBITDA amounted to EUR 15.9 million, compared with EUR 9.2 million in the previous year, while the free cash flow stood at EUR -4.7 million, as against EUR -0.8 million in the first quarter of 2018. First-time application of the IFRS 16 lease standard significantly increased the volume of EBITDA reported. The new standard requires lessees to recognise operating leases in their balance sheets and, as with any other capital expenditure, subject these to depreciation. As a result, depreciation and amortisation rose to EUR 14.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, up from EUR 6.8 million in the previous year's period. This figure includes EUR 8.5 million for the depreciation of lease-related right-of-use assets pursuant to IFRS 16. Due to IFRS 16 and the associated recognition of lease-related interest expenses, financial expenses rose in arithmetic terms to EUR -1.9 million, compared with EUR -1.1 million in the first quarter of 2018. Net of taxes on income, this resulted in consolidated net income of EUR -0.3 million, compared with EUR 0.9 million in the previous year's quarter. Excluding IFRS 16 items, QSC would once again have generated positive consolidated net income.

QSC's business performance in the first quarter of 2019 conformed to expectations and is consistent with the 2019 full-year forecast published at the end of February. According to this, the Company expects to generate revenues of more than EUR 350 million, EBITDA of more than EUR 65 million and free cash flow in at least a low single-digit million euro amount. This forecast naturally does not yet account for the agreement reached on 6 May 2019 regarding the sale of all the shares in the TC subsidiary Plusnet. The closing of this transaction is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2019. As already communicated at the end of February 2019 and in the 2018 Annual Report, QSC will update its existing forecast to account for the sale now agreed. The new forecast will be published as soon as the transaction-related effects can be assessed with reasonable certainty.
 

EUR million Q1 2019 Q1 2018
Revenues 87.4 94.1
Cloud revenues 10.6 7.1
Consulting revenues 10.9 9.8
Outsourcing revenues 18.9 23.7
Telecommunications revenues 46.9 53.4
EBITDA 15.9 9.2
Depreciation and amortisation 14.6 6.8
EBIT 1.3 2.4
Consolidated net income -0.3 0.9
Free cash flow -4.7 -0.8
Capital expenditure 4.3 2.9
Employees as of 31 March 1,278 1,342
 

Notes:
The complete quarterly statement can be downloaded at www.qsc.de/en/investor-relations. This Corporate News contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and forecasts on the part of the management of QSC AG with regard to future events. Due to risks or erroneous assumptions, actual results may deviate materially from these forward-looking statements.

Contact for enquiries:
QSC AG
Arne Thull
Head of Investor Relations
T +49 221 669-8724
F +49 221 669-8009
invest@qsc.de
www.qsc.de



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Language: English
Company: QSC AG
Mathias-Brüggen-Straße 55
50829 Cologne
Germany
Phone: +49-221-669-8724
Fax: +49-221-669-8009
E-mail: invest@qsc.de
Internet: www.qsc.de
ISIN: DE0005137004
WKN: 513700
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 810135

 
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Die wichtigsten Finanzdaten auf einen Blick
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020e
Umsatzerlöse1 455,70 431,44 402,44 385,98 357,87 366,84 238,05 145,00
EBITDA1,2 77,80 35,00 42,20 37,10 38,20 35,06 140,30 -4,65
EBITDA-Marge3 17,07 8,11 10,49 9,61 10,67 9,56 58,94 -3,21
EBIT1,4 26,50 -33,95 -11,14 -13,10 7,11 8,48 87,94 -11,85
EBIT-Marge5 5,82 -7,87 -2,77 -3,39 1,99 2,31 36,94 -8,17
Jahresüberschuss1 23,60 -33,92 -13,24 -25,05 5,12 3,28 73,54 -12,90
Netto-Marge6 5,18 -7,86 -3,29 -6,49 1,43 0,89 30,89 -8,90
Cashflow1,7 64,20 1,92 39,64 40,29 39,30 34,13 -17,71 -5,80
Ergebnis je Aktie8 0,19 -0,27 -0,11 -0,20 0,04 0,03 0,59 -0,10
Dividende8 0,10 0,10 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,03 0,03
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1 in Mio. Euro; 2 EBITDA = Ergebnis vor Zinsen, Steuern und Abschreibungen; 3 EBITDA in Relation zum Umsatz; 4 EBIT = Ergebnis vor Zinsen und Steuern; 5 EBIT in Relation zum Umsatz; 6 Jahresüberschuss (-fehlbetrag) in Relation zum Umsatz; 7 Cashflow aus der gewöhnlichen Geschäftstätigkeit; 8 in Euro; Quelle: boersengefluester.de

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INVESTOR-INFORMATIONEN
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WKN Kurs in € Einschätzung Börsenwert in Mio. €
513700 1,206 Kaufen 150,02
KGV 2021e KGV 10Y-Ø BGFL-Ratio Shiller-KGV
30,15 21,64 1,352 23,65
KBV KCV KUV EV/EBITDA
1,05 - 0,63 0,679
Dividende '19 in € Dividende '20e in € Div.-Rendite '19e
in %
Hauptversammlung
0,03 0,03 2,49 20.05.2020
Q1-Zahlen Q2-Zahlen Q3-Zahlen Bilanz-PK
11.05.2020 10.08.2020 09.11.2020 30.03.2020
Abstand 60Tage-Linie Abstand 200Tage-Linie Performance YtD Performance 52 Wochen
-6,22% -3,60% 14,64% -2,43%
    
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