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QPR Software Interim Report January – September 2019

24.10.2019 klo 09:00 QPR Software Interim Report January – September 2019

QPR SOFTWARE STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE, October 24, 2019 AT 9.00 AM


Strong growth in process mining continued

January – September 2019

Net sales amounted to EUR 7,015 thousand (1-9 2018: 7,376). Process mining software QPR ProcessAnalyzer´s net sales grew by 42%, but group net sales decreased by 5% due to decline in modeling and performance management software net sales. Operating result EUR -90 thousand (391). The decrease in operating result was due to decrease in net sales, as well as outlays in growth business areas.Operating result -1% of net sales (5).Result before taxes EUR -113 thousand (207). Result for the reporting period EUR -42 thousand (131).Earnings per share EUR -0.004 (0.011).

July - September 2019

Net sales amounted to EUR 1,981 thousand (Q3 2018: 2,222). Process mining software QPR ProcessAnalyzer´s net sales growth was strong, but group net sales decreased due to decline in performance management, modeling software and consulting net sales. Operating result EUR -119 thousand (109). The decrease in operating result was due to decline in net sales and outlays in growth business areas.Operating result -6% of net sales (5).Result before taxes EUR -116 thousand (113). Result for the quarter EUR -85 thousand (91).

Outlook and guidance for the year 2019 remains unchanged, in accordance with the stock exchange release published on 15 October, 2019.

Business operations

QPR Software´s mission is to make customers agile and efficient in their operations. We innovate, develop, and sell software aimed at analyzing, monitoring, and modeling operations in organizations. Furthermore, we offer customers a variety of consulting services.


OUTLOOK

Operating environment and market outlook

In recent years, QPR Software has invested heavily in developing the company´s process mining software, as well as renewing all user interfaces of its software products. We estimate that the demand for process mining software and related services will continue to grow rapidly over the course of 2019.

In developed markets, we expect the competition for process and enterprise architecture modeling and performance management software to remain tight.

Outlook for 2019

QPR estimates net sales to decrease in 2019 (2018: EUR 10,047 thousand), and operating result (EBIT) to be slightly negative (0 – 4% of net sales). Process mining business is expected to continue its strong growth in the last quarter of the year.

Mid-term financial targets

The Company´s mid-term target in 2020 – 2022 is to grow net sales by an average of 15 – 20% per annum. The target is mainly based on international net sales growth in process mining, where we target an annual growth of over 50%.


KEY FIGURES

                EUR in thousands,
unless otherwise indicated Jul-Sep,
2019 Jul-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Dec,
2018                 Net sales 1,981 2,222 -11 7,015 7,376 -5 10,047 EBITDA 188 348 -46 838 1,109 -24 1,470 % of net sales 9.5 15.7   11.9 15.0   14.6 Operating result -119 109 -209 -90 391 -123 521 % of net sales -6.0 4.9   -1.3 5.3   5.2 Result before tax -116 113 -203 -113 207 -155 335 Result for the period -85 91 -194 -42 131 -132 320 % of net sales -4.3 4.1   -0.6 1.8   3.2                 Earnings per share, EUR
(basic and diluted) -0.007 0.008 -194 -0.004 0.011 -132 0.027 Equity per share, EUR 0.227 0.216 5 0.227 0.216 5 0.231                 Cash flow from operating
activities -59 -563 90 937 1,176 -20 1,335 Cash and cash equivalents 470 534 -12 470 534 -12 505 Net borrowings -116 -534 -78 -116 -534 -78 -505 Gearing,% -4.1 -19.9 -79 -4.1 -19.9 -79 -17.6 Equity ratio,% 58.4 58.0 1 58.4 58.0 1 48.6 Return on equity,% -11.9 13.8 -186 -2.0 6.4 -131 11.4 Return on investment,% -13.9 16.2 -186 -3.1 19.6 -116 18.9


REPORTING

QPR Software innovates, develops, sells and delivers software and services in international markets aimed at facilitating operational development in organizations. QPR Software reports one operating segment: Operational development of organizations. In addition to this, the Company reports revenue from products and services as follows: Software licenses, Renewable software licenses, Software maintenance services, Cloud services and Consulting.

Recurring revenue reported by the Company consists of Software maintenance services and Cloud services. In addition, recurring revenue includes Renewable software licenses.

Software licenses are sold to customers for perpetual use or for an agreed, limited period. Renewable software licenses are sold to customers as a user right with an indefinite duration. These contracts are automatically renewed at the end of the agreed period, usually one year, unless the agreement is terminated within notice period. Renewable license revenue is recognized at one point in time, in the beginning of the invoicing period.

Geographical areas reported are Finland, the rest of Europe (including Russia and Turkey), and the rest of the world. Net sales are reported according to the customer´s headquarter location.

The figures in this interim report have been reported in accordance with the IFRS 16 Lease agreement standard, effective from January 1, 2019. Detailed description is included in Accounting Principles section of this interim  financial report.


REVIEW BY THE CEO

The investments into our process mining software QPR ProcessAnalyzer were paying off also in the reported quarter, and international software net sales in this business area continued to grow. Process mining software net sales recorded 42% growth in January – September.

Process mining software is globally strengthening its position as an operational analytics tool, especially in large organizations segment. Analysis results are used, among others, for improving existing operations, process optimization and automatization as well as digital transformation.

Process mining software product development proceeded well in the reporting period. We added, among others, features that enable fast and accurate process performance measurement and support for process automation initiatives. Thanks to new features added to the product, customers can also perform conformance analyses and compare actual performance to designed processes and operating models. In addition to this, we introduced new features utilizing artificial intelligence, such as clustering and forecasting features.

The competition in process and enterprise architecture modeling software and performance management software markets remained tight, as expected. Our net sales were smaller than in the equivalent period last year, when net sales included several significant performance management software deals in developing markets. Net sales of our modeling software were negatively affected by the tightened competition and pricing change we implemented in the Finnish public sector modeling software cloud services. With this new pricing, we aim at significant increase in users of this software in the long term.

Jari Jaakkola
CEO


NET SALES DEVELOPMENT    

July - September 2019

Net sales in the third quarter were EUR 1,981 thousand (2,222). The share of recurring revenue was 61% of net sales (58).

Software license net sales amounted to EUR 436 thousand (533) and decreased by 18%, due to decline in performance management software license net sales in the Middle East market area. Process mining software QPR ProcessAnalyzer´s net sales increased. Software maintenance net sales were EUR 761 thousand (768).

Cloud services net sales amounted to EUR 269 thousand (338). The decrease was due to a pricing change we implemented in the Finnish public sector modeling software cloud services. With this new pricing, we aim at significant increase in users of this software in the long term. Consulting net sales decreased to EUR 515  thousand (583), which was mainly due to decline in performance management consulting in the Middle East market area. Process mining consulting net sales increased.

Net sales in Finland decreased by 17%, which was mainly due net sales decrease in modeling software. This decrease was to a large extent attributable to the pricing change in the Finnish public sector, described earlier in this report. International net sales decreased by 5%, due to decline in performance management net sales.

Of the Group net sales, 47% (50) derived from Finland, 30% (26) from the rest of Europe (including Russia and Turkey) and 23% (23) from the rest of the world.


NET SALES BY PRODUCT GROUP

                EUR in thousands Jul-Sep,
2019 Jul-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Dec,
2018                 Software licenses 261 355 -26 1,093 1,125 -3 1,559 Renewable software licenses 175 178 -2 908 934 -3 1,126 Software maintenance services 761 768 -1 2,044 2,250 -9 2,989 Cloud services 269 338 -20 788 968 -19 1,316 Consulting 515 583 -12 2,182 2,098 4 3,057 Total 1,981 2,222 -11 7,015 7,376 -5 10,047


NET SALES BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA

                EUR in thousands Jul-Sep,
2019 Jul-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Dec,
2018                 Finland 933 1,119 -17 3,638 4,016 -9 5,444 Europe incl. Russia and Turkey 598 584 2 2,248 1,967 14 2,817 Rest of the world 450 519 -13 1,128 1,392 -19 1,786 Total 1,981 2,222 -11 7,015 7,376 -5 10,047


January - September 2019

Net sales in January – September were EUR 7,015 thousand (7,376) and decreased by 5%. The share of recurring revenue was 53% of net sales (56).

Net sales in Finland decreased by 9%, which was mainly due to decline in modeling software net sales.

International net sales increased slightly (+1%). Process mining software net sales increased, but performance management software and consulting net sales decreased.

Of the Group net sales, 52% (54) derived from Finland, 32% (27) from the rest of Europe (including Russia and Turkey) and 16% (19) from the rest of the world.


FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

July - September 2019

The Group´s operating result was EUR -119 thousand (109). The decrease in operating result was due to decrease in net sales and outlays in growth business areas.

The Group´s fixed costs were EUR 1,858 thousand (1,895) and decreased by 2% compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Personnel expenses represented 74% (70) of the fixed costs.

Result before taxes was EUR -116 thousand (113) and result for the period was EUR -85 thousand (91). Earnings per share (basic and fully diluted) were EUR -0.007 (0.008).

January - September 2019

The Group´s operating result was EUR -90 thousand (391). The decrease in operating result was due to outlays in growth business areas, as well as due to a small decrease in net sales. Depreciation grew by 29% compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, which was mainly due to the adoption of the new IFRS 16 accounting standard.

The Group´s fixed costs were EUR 6,430 thousand (6,114). Personnel expenses represented 74% (73) of the fixed costs. Credit losses, included in fixed costs, were EUR 66 thousand (8).

Result before taxes was EUR -113 thousand (207) and result for the period was EUR -42 thousand (131). Earnings per share (basic and fully diluted) were EUR -0.004 (0.011).


FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS

Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 937 thousand (1,176) in January - September. Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the reporting period were EUR 470 thousand (534).

Net financial expenses in January – September were EUR 23 thousand (184) and included currency exchange losses of EUR 18 thousand (190). Exceptionally large currency exchange losses in the previous year were due to liquidation of the Group´s subsidiary in Russia.

Investments in January - September totaled EUR 763 thousand (601). Investments were mainly related to product development expenditure.

The Group´s financial position is strong. At the end of the quarter, the Company had no interest-bearing bank loans. The gearing ratio was -4% (-20). The change in gearing ratio is due to the adoption of the new IFRS 16 accounting standard in the beginning of this year. At the end of the quarter, the equity ratio was 58% (58).


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

QPR innovates and develops software products that analyze, measure and model operations in organizations. The Company develops the following software products: QPR ProcessAnalyzer, QPR EnterpriseArchitect, QPR ProcessDesigner, and QPR Metrics.

In January - September, product development expenses were EUR 1,653 thousand (1,438), or 24% of net sales (20). Product development expenses worth EUR 544 thousand (565) were capitalized. The amortization of capitalized product development expenses was EUR 613 thousand (571). The amortization period for capitalized product development expenses is four years.


PERSONNEL

At the end of the reporting period, the Group employed a total of 83 persons (82). The average number of personnel during the reporting period January - September was 82 (80).

The average age of employees is 42.0 (40.1) years. Women account for 25% (21) of employees, men for 75% (79). 18% (18) work in sales and marketing, 42% (43) in consulting and customer care, 31% (30) in product development, and 9% (8) in administration.

For incentive purposes, the Company has a bonus program that covers all employees. Short term remuneration of the top management consists of salary, fringe benefits, and a possible annual bonus based mainly on the Group and business unit net sales performance.

The Board of Directors of QPR Software Plc resolved in its meeting on January 29, 2019 to launch a new key employee stock option plan, based on an authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting. The purpose of the stock options is to encourage the key employees to work on a long-term basis to increase the shareholder value and to retain the key employees at the Company.

The maximum total number of stock options issued is 910,000 and they entitle their owners to subscribe for a maximum total of 910,000 new shares in the Company or existing shares held by the Company. The stock options are issued gratuitously. Of the stock options, 437,000 are marked with the symbol 2019A and 473,000 are marked with the symbol 2019B. The share subscription period, for stock options 2019A, will be January 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023, and for stock options 2019B, January 1, 2023 – January 31, 2024.

The number of shares subscribed by exercising stock options issued corresponds to a maximum total of 6.81% of all shares and votes of the shares in the Company after the potential share subscriptions, if new shares are issued in the share subscription. After the share subscriptions with stock options, the number of the Company’s shares may be increased by a maximum total of 910,000 shares, if new shares are issued in the share subscription. The share subscription price for stock options 2019A is EUR 1.70 per share, which corresponded to the market price of the Company’s share at the time of launching the option plan. The share subscription price for stock options 2019B is EUR 2.55 per share, which corresponds to the market price of the Company’s share with an addition of 50%.


STRATEGY

Our target is to grow our net sales by an average of 15 – 20% per annum over the next three years. The target is mainly based on international net sales growth in process mining, where we target annual growth of over 50%.

We innovate, develop and sell software and related services aimed at analyzing, measuring and modeling operations in organizations. Furthermore, we offer customers consulting services in operational development and digital business optimization.

We will further accelerate product development by increasing our resources in a controlled manner. In software development, we place special focus on excellent user experience.

We focus our product development to meet the challenges our client organizations face, especially in leading and developing their operations in a digitalizing world. A special focus area for development is process mining.

We also actively seek strategic partnerships to strengthen our international software sales and product development.


SHARES AND SHAREHOLDERS

          Trading of shares Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Dec,
2018           Shares traded, pcs 902,160 841,756 7 1,026,097 Volume, EUR 1,797,056 1,391,470 29 1,694,088 % of shares 7.5 7.0   8.6 Average trading price, EUR 1.99 1.65 21 1.65           Shares and market capitalization Sep 30,
2019 Sep 30,
2018 Change,
% Dec 31,
2018           Total number of shares, pcs 12,444,863 12,444,863 - 12,444,863 Treasury shares, pcs 457,009 457,009 - 457,009 Book counter value, EUR 0.11 0.11 - 0.11 Outstanding shares, pcs 11,987,854 11,987,854 - 11,987,854 Number of shareholders 1,147 1,169 -2 1,151 Closing price, EUR 2.40 1.75 37 1.63 Market capitalization, EUR 28,770,850 20,978,745 37 19,540,202 Book counter value of all treasury
shares, EUR 50,271 50,271 - 50,271 Total purchase value of all treasury
shares, EUR 439,307 439,307 - 439,307 Treasury shares,% of all shares 3.7 3.7 - 3.7


GOVERNANCE

The Annual General Meeting held on April 4, 2019 approved the Board's proposal that no dividend be paid for the financial year 2018.

The Annual General Meeting resolved that the number of Board Members is four (4) and re-elected Vesa-Pekka Leskinen and Topi Piela. as members of the Company´s Board of Directors. As new members of the Board of Directors, Jarmo Rajala and Salla Vainio were elected. The term of office of the members of the Board of Directors expires at the end of the next Annual General Meeting. At its organizing meeting, the Board of Directors elected Vesa-Pekka Leskinen as its Chairman.

The Annual General Meeting re-elected Authorized Public Accountants KPMG Oy Ab as QPR Software´s auditor with Kirsi Jantunen, Authorized Public Accountant, acting as principal auditor. The term of office of the auditor expires at the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting decided to authorize the Board of Directors to decide on an issue of new shares and conveyance of the own shares held by the Company (share issue) either in one or in several occasions. The share issue can be carried out as a share issue against payment or without consideration on terms to be determined by the Board of Directors.

All authorizations of the Board and other decisions made by the Annual General Meeting are available in their entirety on the stock exchange release published by the Company on April 4, 2019, and available in the Investors section of the Company's website, https://www.qpr.com/investors/stock-exchange-and-press-releases.


EVENTS AFTER THE REVIEW PERIOD

After the review period, on October 15, QPR published a stock exchange release where the Company revised its estimate for full year results 2019, based on weaker outlook in modeling and performance management software and consulting businesses. The Company also published preliminary information about its January - September 2019 financial results.


SHORT-TERM RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES

Internal control and risk management at QPR Software aims to ensure that the Company operates efficiently and effectively, distributes reliable information, complies with regulations and operational principles, reaches its strategic goals, reacts to changes in the market and operational environment, and ensures the continuity of its business.

QPR has identified the following three groups of risks related to its operations: risks related to business operations (country, customer, personnel, legal), risks related to information and products (QPR products, IPR, data security) and risks related to financing (foreign currency, short-term cash flow). The Company has an insurance policy covering property, operational and liability risks.

Financial risks include reasonable credit risk concerning individual business partners, which is characteristic to any international business. QPR seeks to limit this credit risk by continuous monitoring of standard payment terms, receivables and credit limits.

Approximately 48% of Group’s trade receivables were in euro at the end of the reporting period (54). At the end of the reporting period, the Company had not hedged its non-euro trade receivables.

Risks and risk management related to the Company’s business are further described in the Annual Report 2018, pages 21-22 (https://www.qpr.com/investors/financial-information/annual-reports).


QPR SOFTWARE PLC
BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Further information:

Jari Jaakkola, CEO
Tel. +358 (0) 40 5026 397  

Distribution:
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INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


CONSOLIDATED COMPREHENSIVE INCOME STATEMENT

                EUR in thousands, unless
otherwise indicated Jul-Sep,
2019 Jul-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Dec,
2018                 Net sales 1,981 2,222 -11 7,015 7,376 -5 10,047 Other operating income  - 0   0 -10 102 -10                 Materials and services 243 218 11 765 861 -11 1,196 Employee benefit expenses 1,375 1,321 4 4,712 4,475 5 6,142 Other operating expenses 175 336 -48 700 921 -24 1,229 EBITDA 188 348 -46 838 1,109 -24 1,470                 Depreciation and amortization 307 239 29 928 717 29 949 Operating result -119 109 -209 -90 391 -123 521                 Financial income and expenses 3 4 -22 -23 -184 87 -187 Result before tax -116 113 -203 -113 207 -155 335                 Income taxes 31 -22 240 71 -76 193 -15 Result for the period -85 91 -194 -42 131 -132 320                                 Earnings per share, EUR
(basic and diluted) -0.007 0.008 -194 -0.004 0.011 -132 0.027                 Consolidated statement of
comprehensive income:                Result for the period -85 91 -194 -42 131 -132 320 Other items in comprehensive
income that may be reclassified
subsequently to profit or loss:                Exchange differences on
 translating foreign operations -4 0   -4 179 -102 179 Total comprehensive income -89 91 -198 -46 310 -115 499

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

          EUR in thousands Sep 30,
2019 Sep 30,
2018 Change,
% Dec 31,
2018           Assets                   Non-current assets:          Intangible assets 1,904 1,870 2 1,831  Goodwill 513 513 0 513  Tangible assets 440 120 266 116  Other non-current assets 87 62 41 62 Total non-current assets 2,944 2,564 15 2,521           Current assets:          Trade and other receivables 2,272 2,352 -3 3,409  Cash and cash equivalents 470 534 -12 505 Total current assets 2,743 2,886 -5 3,915           Total assets 5,687 5,450 4 6,436           Equity and liabilities                   Equity:          Share capital 1,359 1,359 0 1,359  Other funds 21 21 0 21  Treasury shares -439 -439 0 -439  Translation differences -64 -61 6 -61  Invested non-restricted equity fund 5 5 0 5  Retained earnings 1,945 1,798 8 1,987 Equity attributable to shareholders of
the parent company 2,827 2,683 5 2,873           Non-current liabilities:          Interest-bearing liabilities 71 -   - Total non-current liabilities 71 -   -           Current liabilities:          Interest-bearing liabilities 282 -   -  Advances received 844 824 2 523  Accrued expenses and prepaid income 1,237 1,612 -23 2,489  Trade and other payables 426 331 29 551 Total current liabilities 2,788 2,767 1 3,563           Total liabilities 2,860 2,767 3 3,563           Total equity and liabilities 5,687 5,450 4 6,436


CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW STATEMENT

                EUR in thousands Jul-Sep,
2019 Jul-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Change,
% Jan-Dec,
2018                 Cash flow from operating activities:                Result for the period -85 91 -194 -42 131 -132 320  Adjustments to the result 268 251 7 877 1,156 -24 1,327  Working capital changes -231 -889 74 172 -76 327 -267  Interest and other financial
 expenses paid -8 -8 0 -42 -22 -95 -28  Interest and other financial
 income received 11 -1 1,462 19 7 153 9  Income taxes paid -14 -7 -88 -47 -21 -126 -27 Net cash from operating activities -59 -563 90 937 1,176 -20 1,335                 Cash flow from investing activities:                Purchases of tangible and
 intangible assets -274 -148 86 -763 -601 27 -790 Net cash used in investing activities -274 -148 86 -763 -601 27 -790                 Cash flow from financing activities:                Repayments of short term
 borrowings -70 -   -208 -   -  Dividends paid - 0   0 -360   -360 Net cash used in financing activities -70 0   -208 -360   -360                 Net change in cash and cash
equivalents -403 -710 43 -35 215 -116 185 Cash and cash equivalents
at the beginning of the period 871 1,238 -30 505 318 59 318 Effects of exchange rate changes
on cash and cash equivalents 2 6 -72 0 1 -140 2 Cash and cash equivalents
at the end of the period 470 534 -12 470 534 -12 505


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

                EUR in thousands Share
capital Other
funds Translation
differences Treasury
shares Invested non-
restricted
equity fund Retained
earnings Total Equity Jan 1, 2018 1,359 21 -240 -439 5 2,027 2,733 Dividends paid           -360 -360 Comprehensive income     179     131 310 Equity Sep 30, 2018 1,359 21 -61 -439 5 1,798 2,683 Comprehensive income     0     189 189 Equity Dec 31, 2018 1,359 21 -61 -439 5 1,987 2,873 Comprehensive income     -4     -42 -46 Equity Sep 30, 2019 1,359 21 -64 -439 5 1,945 2,827

 

NOTES TO INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES

This report complies with requirements of IAS 34 ”Interim Financial Reporting”. Starting from the beginning of 2019, the Group has applied certain new or revised IFRS standards and IFRIC interpretations, as described in the Consolidated Financial Statements 2018.

As of beginning of 2019, in accordance with the new IFRS 16 Leases -standard, leases are recognized in the balance sheet as a right-of-use asset and a corresponding financial liability at the date at which the lease asset is available for the use by the Group. Lease payments are allocated in liabilities and financial expenses. The financial expense  is recognized in the income statement over the lease period. The right-of-use asset is depreciated on a straight-line basis over the asset’s useful life or the shorter lease term. The lease liabilities are discounted at the borrowing average rate of 2% as of January 1, 2019. The Group has adopted the new IFRS 16 standard using modified retrospective approach and the comparative information has not been restated.

The Group leases mainly offices to be used as working premises. Rental contracts are typically made for fixed periods with possible extension options, or for an indefinite period with a notice period of typically less than a year. The Group continues to treat leases of 12 months or less and leases of low-value assets as other leases. Until end of the year 2018 leases of property, plant and equipment were classified as operating leases. Payments made under operating leases were recognized in the income statement on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease.

The change in the accounting policy affected the balance sheet items of January 1, 2019, as follows:
- material assets increased with the right-of-use asset by approximately EUR 560 thousand
- non-current liabilities increased by approximately EUR 280 thousand
- current liabilities increased by approximately EUR 280 thousand

The implementation of other new and revised requirements has not impacted the reported figures. For all other parts, the accounting principles and methods are the same as they were in the 2018 financial statements.

When preparing the consolidated financial statements, the management is required to make estimates and assumptions regarding the future and to consider the appropriate application of accounting principles, which means that actual results may differ from those estimated.

All amounts presented in this report are consolidated figures, unless otherwise noted. The amounts presented in the report are rounded, so the sum of individual figures may differ from the sum reported. This report is unaudited.

During the reporting period, the Group did not have any financial instruments measured at fair value.  

Definitions for key indicators can be found in the end of the latest annual report, on page 55: https://www.qpr.com/investors/financial-information/annual-reports


INTANGIBLE AND TANGIBLE ASSETS

        EUR in thousands Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Jan-Dec,
2018         Increase in intangible assets:        Acquisition cost Jan 1 10,057 9,318 9,318  Increase 732 566 739         Increase in tangible assets:        Acquisition cost Jan 1 2,433 1,821 1,821  Increase 31 35 50


PLEDGES AND COMMITMENTS

          EUR in thousands Sep 30,
2019 Sep 30,
2018 Dec 31,
2018 Change,
%           Business mortgages (held by the Company) 1,384 1,386 1,386 0           Minimum lease payments based on lease agreements:          Maturing in less than one year 19 166 267 -93  Maturing in 1-5 years 2 0 254 -99 Total 21 166 521 -96           Total pledges and commitments 1,406 1,552 1,907 -26


CHANGE IN INTEREST-BEARING LIABILITIES

        EUR in thousands Jan-Sep,
2019 Jan-Sep,
2018 Jan-Dec,
2018         Interest-bearing liabilities Jan 1 562 - - Repayments 208 - - Interest-bearing liabilities Sep 30 354 - -


RECONCILIATION OF LEASE LIABILITY

    EUR in thousands   Minimum lease payments based on lease agreements as of Dec 31, 2018 521 Relief option for short- term leases -6 Other incl. treatment of extension options 59 Effect of discounting* -12 Lease liability as of Jan 1, 2019 562


LEASES

Due to the adoption of the new IFRS 16 Leases -standard, the balance sheet as at September 30, 2019 and the income statement of the reporting period January-September include the following items in right-of-use assets of material assets, lease liabilities, depreciation and interest expense:


LEASES IN THE BALANCE SHEET

    EUR in thousands Sep 30, 2019 Asset   Non-current assets   Tangible assets 351 Total 351     Equity and liabilities   Lease liabilities, non-current 71 Lease liabilities, current 282 Total 354


LEASES IN THE INCOME STATEMENT

    EUR in thousands Jan-Sep, 2019 Other lease expenses 0 Depreciation of right-of-use assets -211 Interest expenses -7 Total -218


CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT BY QUARTER

                EUR in thousands Q3
2019 Q2
2019 Q1
2019 Q4
2018 Q3
2018 Q2
2018 Q1
2018                 Net sales 1,981 2,285 2,748 2,671 2,222 2,272 2,882 Other operating income - 0 - 0 0 -5 -5                 Materials and services 243 260 263 335 218 255 388 Employee benefit expenses 1,375 1,644 1,693 1,667 1,321 1,603 1,551 Other operating expenses 175 228 296 308 336 288 297 EBITDA 188 153 497 362 348 120 640                 Depreciation and amortization 307 310 310 231 239 238 240 Operating result -119 -158 187 130 109 -118 400                 Financial income and expenses 3 -6 -20 -2 4 1 -189 Result before tax -116 -164 167 128 113 -117 211                 Income taxes 31 66 -26 62 -22 32 -86 Result for the period -85 -98 141 189 91 -85 124


GROUP KEY FIGURES

        EUR in thousands, unless
otherwise indicated Jan-Sep or
Sep 30, 2019 Jan-Sep or
Sep 30, 2018 Jan-Dec or
Dec 31, 2018         Net sales 7,015 7,376 10,047 Net sales growth,% -4.9 5.7 12.4 EBITDA 838 1,109 1,470 % of net sales 11.9 15.0 14.6 Operating result -90 391 521 % of net sales -1.3 5.3 5.2 Result before tax -113 207 335 % of net sales -1.6 2.8 3.3 Result for the period -42 131 320 % of net sales -0.6 1.8 3.2         Return on equity (per annum),% -2.0 6.4 11.4 Return on investment (per annum),% -3.1 19.6 18.9 Cash and cash equivalents 470 534 505 Net borrowings -116 -534 -505 Equity 2,827 2,683 2,873 Gearing,% -4.1 -19.9 -17.6 Equity ratio,% 58.4 58.0 48.6 Total balance sheet 5,687 5,450 6,436         Investments in non-current assets 763 601 790 % of net sales 10.9 8.2 7.9 Product development expenses 1,653 1,438 1,989 % of net sales 23.6 19.5 19.8         Average number of personnel 82 80 81 Personnel at the beginning of period 84 76 76 Personnel at the end of period 83 82 84         Earnings per share, EUR
(basic and diluted) -0.004 0.011 0.027 Equity per share, EUR 0.227 0.216 0.231



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