Gemalto first semester 2014 results

JCN Newswire / 2014年8月28日 9時51分

Amsterdam, Aug 28, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO), the world leader in digital security today announces its results for the first semester 2014.

-- First semester revenue of EUR 1.13 billion and profit from ongoing operations at EUR 120 million
-- Platforms & Services revenue up +10% and Embedded software & Products up +5%
-- Strong performance in Mobile Financial Services (+24%) and EMV payment cards (+22%) was dampened by lower revenue from eGovernment documents and Netsize
-- Excluding the recently announced acquisition of SafeNet, Gemalto anticipates a double-digit expansion in its profit from operations in 2014 and an acceleration of its year-on-year revenue growth at constant exchange rates in the second semester, and with SafeNet, Gemalto expects its 2017 profit from operations objective of EUR 600 million to increase by around +10%.

Olivier Piou, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "The first semester was particularly busy in preparation for a year with pronounced seasonality. We extended our commercial momentum as revenue growth accelerated in the Mobile segment and new contracts were signed in the Payment & Identity segment that will generate significant revenue going forward. The ramp-up of EMV, the acceleration in the Government sector - fueled by the contracts we recently won, the launch of the previously delayed mobile contactless services and our expansion in the Identity & Access Management business all support our expectation for an accelerated revenue growth in the second part of the year. With strong operating leverage in place, we confirm our objective of double-digit increase in profit from operations for the full year 2014."

Basis of preparation of financial information

In this press release, the information for the first semester of both 2014 and 2013 is presented for "ongoing operations" and under the 2014 format of segment reporting unless otherwise specified

Adjusted income statement and profit from operation (PFO) non-GAAP measure

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

To better assess its past and future performance, the Company also prepares an adjusted income statement where the key metric used to evaluate the business and take operating decisions over the period 2010 to 2017 is the profit from operations.

Profit from operations (PFO) is a non-GAAP measure defined as the IFRS operating result adjusted for the amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions, for share-based compensation charges, and for restructuring and acquisition-related expenses. These items are further explained as follows:

-- Amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions are defined as the amortization and depreciation expenses related to the intangibles recognized as part of the allocation of the excess purchase consideration over the share of net assets acquired.

-- Share-based compensation charges are defined as (i) the discount granted to employees acquiring Gemalto shares under Gemalto Employee Stock Purchase plans; and (ii) the amortization of the fair value of stock options and restricted share units granted by the Board of Directors to employees, and other related costs.

-- Restructuring and acquisitions-related expenses are defined as (i) restructuring expenses which are the costs incurred in connection with a restructuring as defined in accordance with the provisions of IAS 37 (e.g. sale or termination of a business, closure of a plant,.), and consequent costs; (ii) reorganization expenses defined as the costs incurred in connection with headcount reductions, consolidation of manufacturing and offices sites, as well as the rationalization and harmonization of the product and service portfolio, and the integration of IT systems, consequent to a business combination; and (iii) transaction costs (such as fees paid as part of the acquisition process).

These non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable IFRS measures and should be read only in conjunction with our interim condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS.

In the adjusted income statement, Operating Expenses are defined as the sum of Research and Engineering, Sales and Marketing, General and Administrative expenses, and Other income (expense) net.

EBITDA is defined as PFO plus depreciation and amortization expenses, excluding the above amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions.

The Appendix 2 bridges the adjusted income statement to the IFRS income statement.

Ongoing operations

For a better understanding of the current and future year-on-year evolution of the business, the Company provides revenue from "ongoing operations" for both the 2014 and 2013 reporting periods.

The adjusted income statement for ongoing operations excludes, as per the IFRS income statement, the contribution from discontinued operations, and also the contribution from assets classified as held for sale and from other items not related to ongoing operations.

In this publication reported figures for ongoing operations only differ from figures for all operations by the contribution from assets held for sale for the year 2013. There is no difference for the year 2014.

Appendix 1 bridges the adjusted income statement for ongoing operations to the adjusted income statement for all operations.

Segment information

From January 1, 2014, segment information is modified to report on progress towards the objectives set as part of the Company's new development plan covering the years 2014 to 2017, publicly announced on September 5, 2013.

The Mobile segment reports on businesses associated with mobile cellular technologies. The former Mobile Communication and Machine-to-Machine segments are part of Mobile. The security evaluation business for third parties, whose contribution to Mobile Communication was minor, is now managed together with the Patents business and is as of 2014 reported in the Patents & Others segment.

The Payment & Identity segment reports on businesses associated with secure personal interactions. The former Secure Transactions and Security segments are part of Payment & Identity.

In addition to this segment information, the Company also reports as of 2014 revenue of Mobile and Payment & Identity by type of activity: Embedded software & Products (E&P) and Platforms & Services (P&S).

Appendix 6 presents revenue information in 2014 and 2013 formats.

Historical exchange rates and constant currency figures

Revenue variations are at constant exchange rates, except where otherwise noted.

All other figures in this press release are at historical exchange rates, except where otherwise noted.

The Company sells its products and services in a very large number of countries and is commonly remunerated in other currencies than the Euro. Fluctuations in these other currencies exchange rates against the Euro have in particular a translation impact on the reported Euro value of the Company revenues. Comparisons at constant exchange rates aim at eliminating the effect of currencies translation movements on the analysis of the Group revenue by translating prior-year revenues at the same average exchange rate as applied in the current year.

IFRS results

The interim condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union. To better assess its past and future performance, the Company also prepares an adjusted income statement. Appendix 2 provides the reconciliation between IFRS and adjusted income statements.

Restructuring and acquisition-related expenses grew to EUR 21 million (EUR 1 million in the first semester of 2013) due mainly to the re-balancing of certain industrial and engineering capabilities across worldwide sites to optimize future productivity. The equity-based compensation charge accounted for EUR 27 million (EUR 13 million in the first semester of 2013) as the Company introduced a new long-term incentive plan aligned with its 2014-2017 multi-year development plan objectives and is conditional on overall cumulative progress over the plan period. Amortization and depreciation of intangibles resulting from acquisitions amounted to EUR 11 million (EUR 13 million in the same period of 2013).

As a result of these additional expenses, Gemalto recorded an IFRS operating profit (EBIT) of EUR 61 million for the first semester of 2014 (EUR 104 million in the first semester of 2013).The IFRS net profit decreased to EUR 46 million for the first semester 2014 from EUR 81 million in 2013.

IFRS basic earnings per share and diluted earnings per share reduced to EUR 0.53 and EUR 0.52 respectively for the reported period compared EUR 0.96 and EUR 0.94 in the first semester of 2013.

Adjusted financial information for all operations

In this section, the financial information is presented for all operations. In comparison to the adjusted income statement for ongoing operations, the adjusted income statement for all operations also includes the contribution from assets held for sale.

For 2013, assets held for sale were minor non-strategic assets that were disposed during 2013 and there are no assets classified as held for sale for 2014.

Revenue for all operations for the first semester was EUR 1,133 million, up by +5% at constant exchange rates and stable at historical rates, with growth coming from both main segments. Most of the unfavorable foreign currency translation impact of 5 percentage points came from the lower US Dollar and Chinese Renminbi versus the Euro compared to the same period in 2013. There were notable areas of strong performance in each of the segments and activities. The payment cards business within Payment & Identity continued to develop well over the semester with revenue growth of +22% and double-digit growth in every region as EMV deployments continue worldwide. The Mobile segment grew by +4% year-on-year in the second quarter, accelerating on the stable performance of the first quarter. In the Government business, lower documents sales due to challenging regional circumstances, in the Middle East in particular, reduced the overall expansion of the Payment & Identity segment, which however grew by +10% in the first semester. Commercial activity was high, with significant new contracts won, and Gemalto's market share was unchanged. Platforms & Services revenue expanded across the Company by +10%, generating 40% of total Company revenue growth, to reach EUR 219 million for the semester with a particularly good performance in the mobile payment and government sectors, partially offset by reduced revenue in Netsize.

Gross profit was lower by EUR 9 million to EUR 418 million, representing a gross margin of 37%. The increase in gross margin in Payment & Identity did not fully offset the lower contribution from the Mobile and the Patents & Others segments. The delays reported in the first quarter in the Mobile segment's high-end projects and additional amortization expense in the Machine-to-Machine business weighed on the gross margin, resulting in a seasonally lower contribution.

Operating expenses for all operations, at EUR 298 million, were essentially unchanged year-on-year, with carefully evaluated operational investments balancing the positive impact of the currency translation effect.

As a result, first semester 2014 profit from operations for all operations was EUR 120 million, i.e. 10.6% of revenue. This represents a reduction of (0.9) percentage points compared to the same period of 2013. This result was driven by the aforementioned decrease in the contribution from ongoing operations in the Mobile and the Patents & Others segments as well as by the negative impact from net exposure to various unhedged currency variations.

Gemalto's financial income for all operations was (EUR 3.9) million compared to (EUR 3.1) million for the first semester of 2013 with a negligible net interest income and foreign exchange transactions and other financial items of (EUR 3.8) million.

Including a share of profit in associate of EUR 0.6 million, adjusted profit before income tax for all operations came in at EUR 117 million compared to EUR 125 million the previous year.

Adjusted income tax expense was (EUR 22) million, with an estimated IFRS annual income tax rate of 21% for the year.

Consequently, the adjusted net profit for all the operations of the Company was EUR 95 million, a 9% reduction when compared to last year's figure of EUR 105 million.

Adjusted basic earnings per share for all operations came in at EUR 1.11, and adjusted diluted earnings per share for all operations at EUR 1.08, compared to the first semester 2013 adjusted basic earnings per share for all operations of EUR 1.24 and adjusted diluted earnings per share for all operations of EUR 1.21.

Statement of financial position and cash position variation schedule

In the first semester of 2014, operating activities generated a cash flow of EUR 128 million before changes in working capital, essentially stable year-on-year compared to the EUR 127 million generated in the same period last year. Changes in working capital reduced cash flow by EUR 75 million compared to EUR 83 million in the first semester of 2013. Trade and other receivables increased year-on-year while unbilled customers and trade and other payables reduced.

Capital expenditure and acquisition of intangibles amounted to EUR 50 million, or 4.4% of revenue. Property, Plant, and Equipment assets accounted for EUR 30 million of investment, slightly lower than the EUR 35 million recorded in first semester of 2013. Capitalization of development expenses represented 1.5% as a percentage of revenue and total expenditure incurred for intangible assets came in at 1.8% of revenue, both at similar levels compared to 2013.

Acquisitions, net of cash acquired, used EUR 43 million in cash. This includes the acquisitions made in preparation for the migration to EMV payment cards in the United States that is expected to ramp up in the second part of 2014.

Gemalto's share buy-back program used EUR 14 million in cash in the first semester of 2014, for the purchase of 136,780 shares, net of the liquidity program. As at June 30, 2014, the Company held 1,522,549 shares, or 1.73% of its own shares in treasury. The total number of Gemalto shares issued was unchanged, at 88,015,844 shares. Net of the 1,522,549 shares held in treasury, 86,493,295 shares were outstanding as at June 30, 2014. The average acquisition price of the shares repurchased on the market by the Company as part of its buy-back program and held in treasury as at June 30, 2014 was EUR 52.01.

On May 24, 2014, Gemalto paid a cash dividend of EUR 0.38 per share in respect of the fiscal year 2013, up 12% on the dividend paid in 2013 (EUR 0.34 per share). This distribution used EUR 33 million in cash. Other financing activities generated EUR 6 million in cash, including EUR 7 million of proceeds received by the Company from the exercise of stock options by employees and (EUR 1) million used for repayment of borrowings.

As a result of these elements, cash and bank overdrafts represented EUR 372 million, as at June 30, 2014

Considering the EUR 9 million of borrowings, Gemalto's net cash position was EUR 363 million as at June 30, 2014, up +32% compared to June 30, 2013.

Additional information

- Gemalto to acquire SafeNet, the worldwide leader in data and software protection

Gemalto announced on August 8, 2014 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the share capital of SafeNet, a worldwide leader in data and software protection, from Vector Capital for US$890 million on a debt free/cash free basis.

Headquartered in Belcamp, Maryland, USA, and presently located in 27 countries, SafeNet is one of the largest dedicated digital information security companies in the world, trusted to protect, control the access to, and manage the world's most sensitive data and high value software applications. As an example, SafeNet's technology protects over 80% of the world's intra-bank fund transfers and its approximately 1,500 employees serve more than 25,000 customers, both corporations and government agencies, in over 100 countries. Customers utilizing SafeNet solutions include Banamex, Bank of America, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Kaiser Permanente, Netflix, Starbucks and many more of the world's best known companies. In 2013, SafeNet recorded revenues of US$337 million and profit from operations of US$35 million and expects revenues of US$370 million and profit from operations of US$51 million for 2014.

As Gemalto enters into its 2014-2017 multi-year development plan, the digital world enters a period in which proper control over sensitive information is paramount. Nearly 400 million digital data records have been lost or stolen already in 2014, prompting a significant rise in global awareness regarding the effective protection of data. With this acquisition, Gemalto and SafeNet combine the best technologies, expertise and services available for securing a complete infrastructure: its network, its users, its data, its software, both at the core and at the edge.

SafeNet provides an extensive portfolio of data protection solutions including advanced cryptographic key management systems, encryption technologies for civilian applications, authentication servers and authentication as a service, as well as sophisticated software license management and monetization solutions. As an example, HSMs are the essential cloud-based secure elements generating and protecting the fundamental cryptographic keys and processing units used by digital authentication, encryption and signature mechanisms within computer networks and the Internet. All of these will perfectly complement Gemalto's offering of embedded software and portable secure elements, which are used globally at the other end of the network security chain, i.e. in the users' pockets and inside the network-connected terminals.

Once the acquisition is completed, SafeNet will significantly reinforce Gemalto's Identity and Access Management business. It will become part of Gemalto's Payment & Identity segment, and its Platforms & Services activity, that account respectively for EUR 1,329 million and EUR 715 million of the 2013 pro forma revenue.

The purchase price of US$890 million is self-funded with US$440 million from available cash, and US$450 million drawn from existing long-term credit facilities. Depending on market conditions, Gemalto may refinance the credit facilities through a bond issuance or other means. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur in Q4 2014, after approval from the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities. After the acquisition is completed, Gemalto will retain a strong financial structure with a net debt/EBITDA ratio < 1. The transaction will be accretive to adjusted EPS (Earnings Per Share) before purchase price allocation upon completion.

Outlook

For 2014, Gemalto anticipates double-digit expansion in profit from operations for the full year as well as an acceleration of year-on-year revenue growth at constant exchange rates for the second semester. This does not take into account the SafeNet acquisition that is expected to start contributing at some point in the fourth quarter of 2014. As a result of the acquired business's anticipated profitability, growth and synergies, Gemalto expects its 2017 profit from operations objective of EUR 600 million to increase by around +10%.

Live Audio Webcast and Conference call

Gemalto first semester 2014 results presentation will be webcast in English today at 3pm Amsterdam and Paris time (2pm London time and 9am New York time).

This listen-only live audio webcast of the presentation and the Q&A session will be accessible from our Investor Relations web site:
www.gemalto.com/investors

Questions will be taken by way of conference call. Investors and financial analysts wishing to ask questions should join the presentation by dialing:

(UK) +44 203 367 9453 or (US) +1 866 907 5928 or (FR) +33 1 7077 0944

The accompanying presentation slide set is also available for download on our Investor Relations web site.

Replays of the presentation and Q&A session will be available in webcast format on our Investor Relations web site approximately 3 hours after the conclusion of the presentation. Replays will be available for one year.

The semi-annual report, including the interim condensed consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2014, is available on our investor web site ( www.gemalto.com/investors ).

Investor Relations

Gabriel Rangoni
M.: +33 6 1426 6956
gabriel.rangoni@gemalto.com

John Lineberger
M.:+33 6 1243 6304
john.lineberger@gemalto.com

Corporate Communication

Isabelle Marand
M.: +33 6 1489 1817
isabelle.marand@gemalto.com

Media Relations Agency

Suzanne Bakker
M. : +31 6 1136 8659
suzanne.bakker@citigateff.nl

Edi Cohen
M. : +31 6 2151 7820
edi.cohen@citigateff.nl

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2013 annual revenues of EUR 2.4 billion and more than 12,000 employees operating out of 85 offices and 25 research and software development centers, located in 44 countries.

We are at the heart of the rapidly evolving digital society. Billions of people worldwide increasingly want the freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain and work - anytime, everywhere - in ways that are enjoyable and safe. Gemalto delivers on their expanding needs for personal mobile services, payment security, authenticated cloud access, identity and privacy protection, eHealthcare and eGovernment efficiency, convenient ticketing and dependable machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. We develop secure embedded software and secure products which we design and personalize. Our platforms and services manage these products, the confidential data they contain and the trusted end-user services made possible.

Our innovations enable our clients to offer trusted and convenient digital services to billions of individuals. Gemalto thrives with the growing number of people using its solutions to interact with the digital and wireless world.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, www.justaskgemalto.com, blog.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

This communication does not constitute an offer to purchase or exchange or the solicitation of an offer to sell or exchange any securities of Gemalto.


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